Well, the courageous members of the State Bar Board of Governors voted to NOT require lawyers to purchase legal malpractice insurance NOR to be required to disclose whether or not they have purchases legal malpractice insurance.
A recent Fulton County Daily Report article reported that a personal injury lawyer stole over one million dollars of money of many of his clients. How can someone do such a thing for so long before getting caught? Know this: when your personal injury case finally settles, you should be quickly asking for the money your lawyer got for you.
If you settled your automobile accident case or your workers’ compensation claim and have some permanent residual medical condition that limits your ability to perform all aspect of a physical job, you must tell your new employer about these limitations when you begin to work.
As a lawyer representing the injured worker, I see the changes that have been made to the Law and in particular in the workers’ compensation laws. The trend over the last 20 years has clearly been weighted in favor of the employer and their insurance company friends.