New Jersey whistleblower attorneys understand the complexity of your case. There’s a fear of retaliation and a need for legal protection. On top of all that, the laws are difficult to understand, so you need an experienced trial lawyer who can explain the ins and outs of your case and help you choose the proper course of action. With that said, we’ve put together a list of some of the common questions people have about these types of cases.
What does the term whistleblower mean?
New Jersey whistleblowers fall into one of two categories: external and internal. Most are internal and report a problem to a co-worker or supervisor within their own company. An external New Jersey whistleblower reports misconduct to someone outside of his or her own company, like a police officer or a lawyer. The problem or misconduct can range from a small violation to fraud and corruption.
Am I protected under the law?
New Jersey whistleblower attorneys who know the law well have used the free speech protections of the First Amendment to protect their clients against retaliation. There’s also the Whistleblower Protection Act. In 1989, it was put into place to protect government employees against retaliation. However, with the Garcetti v. Ceballos case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, the court ruled that the plaintiff’s statements were that of a public employee and therefore not protected by the First Amendment.
What should I do if I think I have a case?
Contact a New Jersey whistleblower attorney. You’ll want to consult with an experienced civil trial lawyer that knows about these cases and the related laws. These cases can be very difficult and complicated. The law is complex and not all lawyers have the skills and experience to handle this type of claim. When you need help, you need the best to help you. You should demand a lawyer that is experienced with this kind of claim. That lawyer will have the knowledge and the experience to explore and analyze the issues surrounding the events. It is extremely important to talk to an attorney about your situation as soon as possible.
What will a New Jersey whistleblower attorney do for me?
Step One: Determine if there’s a case
At the Mininno Law Office in Collingswood, NJ, and Philadelphia, your New Jersey whistleblower case will be reviewed by a professional that will assess your situation and every detail of your case. These professionals will go over records, reports and other relevant documents to see if you have a strong case.
Step Two: Determine if you need an attorney
If you have a New Jersey whistleblower case, the firm will invite you and your family to meet at their offices and have an open and honest discussion about the merits of your case. All of your questions and concerns will be answered and then you and your family can decide if the case should be filed. If you decide to proceed, the Mininno Law Office will then notify the appropriate parties about your claim. You will not have to tell anyone yourself. We will get your records and make sure that you are protected from day one.
The New Jersey whistleblower attorney will work with whoever is needed to find out what your rights and legal options are. While the victim deals with the hardships of the situation, the attorney will fight for your legal rights. When you come to the Mininno Law Office, you will receive a free case evaluation or consultation with our team. They will be able to break down the details of your case and determine if you need a specialized attorney.
How much will an attorney for a New Jersey whistleblower case cost?
Generally, attorney fees are not cheap, and lawyers know that defendants may not have the money to hire them. However, the Mininno Law Offices will work on “contingency fee basis,” which allows you to get the best legal representation available without having to pay up front. In other words, contingency is service now, pay later.
For a New Jersey whistleblower case, another benefit of working on a contingency basis is that you do not pay legal fees unless and until you win. As a fee, the lawyer receives a percentage of your recovery as compensation. Most lawyers receive for 33 to 40 percent of your compensation. In the event that you do not win the case, if you’re working with a medical malpractice lawyer on contingency, you do not have to pay any fee. In other words, we work for free unless or until we are successful.
How long will my case take and what else can I expect?
A New Jersey whistleblower lawsuit is a battle. You can expect a long, tiring process. You must be prepared to answer written questions, some of them personal in nature, and be prepared to answer questions about your case at an attorney’s office. But don’t worry. We will be with you the entire time to protect your rights. You may find yourself spending a large amount of time each day helping your attorney with the case. It’s a team effort.
New Jersey whistleblower cases are usually not quick and simple. Sometimes they are resolved quickly, but it may take months or even years for a case to be resolved.
Do you still have questions about a New Jersey whistleblower case? We can help
At the Mininno Law Office, we have experienced lawyers who have dealt with these cases often. We’d be more than happy to answer your questions and provide any help you need. You can contact the Mininno Law Office by filling out a free case evaluation on the left side of this page or feel free to call us.
Call (856) 833-0600 in NJ or (215) 567-2380 in PA.
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