Questions Answered by Drew Barnett

2 Answers | Asked in Injury Law for California on Oct 5, 2012

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The appropriate route to resolving your issue likely depends on the nature of the injury. Was your husband injured by a foreign object in his meal? Did he slip in the restaurant? The answer to these questions will determine the appropriate measures you ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Antitrust for Alabama on Oct 27, 2012

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Looks like there was an error during the posting process. Repost with the information you were seeking and I'm sure you'll get some feedback. To get a precise answer, be sure to include as much detail as possible in your new post.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Injury Law for Illinois on Nov 2, 2012

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A civil law suit is an action seeking monetary damages or equitable relief (like an injunction ordering an individual or entity to do/refrain from doing a particular act). Typically, monetary damages is the primary relief sought in a civil law suit. If you ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on Feb 2, 2011

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Yes. Pursuant to Ala. Code 11-93-2, the recovery of damages against a governmental entity is limited to $100,000.00 for bodily injury or death of an individual in any single occurrence. You should speak with a local personal injury attorney immediately as ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on Oct 25, 2012

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Since your daughter rear ender someone else, sounds like your daughter is probably at fault for the accident. You should speak with your insurance company first. If a claim is filed against her, your insurer will likely provide counsel to defend the claim ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on Oct 25, 2012

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I assume you sought medical treatment for your injuries after the accident. (If you haven't, see a physician immediately). Follow your doctor's advice. In the meantime, schedule an appointment with a local personal injury attorney. He or she can ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Injury Law for Maryland on Oct 21, 2012

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Looks like an error occurred while posting. Go ahead and repost your legal question. When doing so, be sure to provide as many details as possible so you can get a precise answer.
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Injury Law for Alabama on Nov 12, 2010

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I agree with the other answer. Absent some unusual circumstance, you likely have a claim for workers' comp benefits. Consult a local WC lawyer to learn more about your rights. Good luck.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on Oct 18, 2012

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Sorry to hear about your injury. Under Alabama law, roadway debris is presumed to have been left by an uninsured motorist. Therefore, you may be able to make a claim for UM benefits from your own auto insurance carrier. Alabama requires taht every auto ...
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Injury Law for Alabama on May 5, 2011

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Contributory negligence is a defense to negligence actions that essentially states that the plaintiff's own conduct caused, or at least contributed, to his or her injury. Jurisdictions across the U.S. follow one of three different schemes regarding ...
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on Apr 5, 2012

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Without more details, no attorney can give you a precise answer to your question. The following factors may affect the amount of your damages: your past and future medical expenses, any permanent disfigurement you may have sustained in the crash, any lost ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on Oct 16, 2012

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"MMI" stands for "maximum medical improvement." Essentially, an injured person reaches MMI once additional medical treatment will no longer improve his or her injuries. In the context of an accident, we always hope that MMI means you ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Alabama on Feb 29, 2012

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I believe you are referring to "summary judgment." In civil cases, summary judgment is governed by Rule 56 of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure. Essentially, when a party seeks summary judgment, he or she is asking the court to rule that there ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Alabama on Sep 21, 2012

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Under Alabama's official online court filing system (AlaFile/AlaCourt), "DV" is a designation meaning that a particular case is a civil case in district court, as opposed to circuit court.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Injury Law for Alabama on May 12, 2011

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Under Alabama law, individuals have 2 years to bring a personal injury claim or a workers' compensation claim. Generally speaking, the 2 year period starts to run from the date of the accident causing injury. Based on the limited details you provided, ...
 
 

3 Answers | Asked in Injury Law for Alabama on Jan 27, 2012

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Unfortunately, there is no exact answer to your question. No two cases are alike. Many factors affect the time it takes to settle a personal injury case including the attorneys representing the involved parties, the respective insurance company and its ...