Law Firm in Pontiac, MI
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Cantarella & Associates, P.C.
Free Call Free Advice; Established 1983
Representation Throughout Michigan
1004 Joslyn   
PontiacMI 48340
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Practice Information
Personal Injury

Automobile accidents are a subset of a class of cases we handle, which in law school are called negligence cases. However, in everyday speak we call these accident cases. They involve a person being injured and someone else having negligently caused those injuries. Money is collected on these cases based upon the degree of physical injuries caused initially and residually (long term), the pain and suffering, and economic losses like the inability to be able to go to work or the need to hire others to do things for you as directly related to the accident. As your attorney, we hire experts to prove all of these points.

Social Security Disability

Social security cases fall into two classes: social security disability (SSD); and social security income (SSI). Broadly speaking SSD is applied for when you have a work history and you can no longer do any form of meaningful work because of an injury or illness. SSI is applied for when you have an injury or illness and can not work and satisfy the requirement of essentially being impoverished which translates at the time this writing to having total assets less than $3,500.00. A good example, though horrible in fact, is a child born without any eyesight will qualify for SSI.
 Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Michigan State Law School
Firm's Background

Cantarella & Associates, P.C. was founded by John J. Cantarella on November 16, 1983. We offer professional legal services that cater to the various needs of our clients. We recognize the individual needs of our clients and work to guarantee satisfaction with our services.

Our commitment to excellence has allowed us to increase our client base and offer the kind of service that is of the highest quality. Our many years in business have given us the skills to rapidly respond to our client's needs. Cantarella & Associates has over 20 years experience in the legal profession. Our goal is to show excellence and expertise in dealing with a wide range of diverse legal matters. We continually keep abreast of changes in the laws that affect our daily life.

Bankruptcy Chapter 7

Chapter 7 is know as a liquidation bankruptcy. Think of it this way: it literally flushes away all debts which are legally dis-chargeable, which means that you no longer owe those debts and no one can pursue collection of those debts from you. It usually is over 4-6 months from the date you file. You can only file bankruptcy once every 8 years. Dis-chargeable debts are usually all unsecured ones like credit cards, medical bills, back rent, repossessed cars and items and mortgage and home equity loans when you are giving the house back to the lenders.

Our primary practice areas include: Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability claims. The firm only represents individuals, who often have claims against other individuals, companies, or the government.

Importantly, unlike over the half the attorneys in the State of Michigan, WE ARE INSURED! This is not a mandatory requirement to practice law in Michigan. We pay for it to protect you which is one more reason, amongst so many, you can be comfortable with your choice of Cantarella & Associates, P.C. as your law firm. For decades we have been there bringing justice to one person, or family, at a time.

Our number one goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients by providing top notch legal representation. We promote an atmosphere that encourages our associate members to take on a leadership role in the community. While our accomplishments over the past few decades have been great, we continue to strive to improve our services to our clients and to become an intricate part of the community.
Practice Areas
 Legal Services
 Auto (Accidents, Insurance)
 Contract Disputes
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help
 Injuries & Accidents
 Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Personal Injury
 Social Security
 Workers' Compensation
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