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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Do I have a mal practice case or should I just give up? They changed things to My medical history.was in auto accident.

I was injured on 4/18/2021 I was on light duty untill 06/22/2021. My doctor wanted me to go back to work and see if there was any pain. I had severe pain. On 07/03/2021 they gave me a X-ray to confirm nothing was broken. Then told me to try and work through it and if it still resumed we would go... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 28, 2022

NOT SURE IF IT IS MED MALPRACTICE.......BUT SOUNDS LIKE THEY WERE NEGLIGENT IN THE WAY THEY KEPT RECORDS.

CONTACT A MED MAL LAWYER IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND RELAY ALL THIS INFO TO HIM/HER.

MOST LAWYERS I KNOW WILL NOT TAKE A MED MAL CASE WORTH LESS THAN $1M AND I SUSPECT THAT INCLUDES...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was in an accident and they only had $25,000 in coverage.I didn't have any additional coverage.Can I get lost wages
Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Assuming the other driver was at fault, you can still pursue lost wages against the at fault driver and recover any lost wages from the personal assets of the at fault driver. This is true regardless of the $25,000.00 in liability limits being exhausted to cover medical expenses, general damages,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Imaking a left-hand turn . Cars parked on the street causing a blind spot eased out so I could see. 4 sec. later I get

hit front end driver was 17 yrs old. Not accompanied by a a licensed legal driver over 20. 10:40 PM

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 27, 2022

L turn cases are challenging.

the person making the L turn is PRESUMED to be at fault.

that does not mean you are at fault, but you may be determined to be 50% or 70% or 30% at fault.

are their wits?

that person turning Left has to wait until it is safe to turn....
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: I had a unsat judgement driver's license suspension expire in 2014 in Indiana. Will i now be able to get a license?

When I was 17 I got into a car accident in Indiana. It was a friend's car. I was found at fault for the accident. I had an unsat judgement against me in 2007 and it expired 2014. Due to severe anxiety I just never tried to get my license again and over time forgot about the judgement. Now that... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jun 25, 2022

If the suspension ended in 2014 then there should be no reason it would prevent you getting a license. However, there may be a reinstatement fee. Also, there could be other reasons preventing you from getting a valid license. If you do not have a myBMV account, set one up and look at your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: Veh ins co is asking me to sign a doc authorizing them to retrieve/retain veh data with no specifics do I sign?

The document states the date of the accident in which I was struck at a red light, but it does not specify a time and place. I do not want them retrieving anything else that does not pertain to the accident as this document states they can look at information prior to, during, and after the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 23, 2022

It could be difficult for an attorney to advise either way without seeing the form. Your concerns about an open-ended authorization with no specifics, or a limitless scope of information retrieval are valid. One option is to review the form with an attorney. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Hi. I got into a accident I was making a left turn over a traffic median into a parking lot and a car

That was behind me didn't realize I was turning and drove into the median and hit me on my turn is he responsible or we both are because maybe I shouldn't have turned there?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Unfortunately, it appears, the law would consider you at fault for the accident as from your description it appears you were making a left turn into on coming traffic and therefore you must yield to oncoming traffic. But an attorney would need to see the accident report before making this decision.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I hit someone in the rear because he slammed on his brakes. The driver of the car I hit was wasted drunk. Still my fault
Courtney Cotter
Courtney Cotter
answered on Jun 21, 2022

Yes, it could potentially still be your fault because you are required when operating a motor vehicle to maintain control of your vehicle. In the situation you described you should have left enough room in between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to allow yourself ample time to stop.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: Hit and Run car accident triggers heart attack and leads to surgical procedure, what should I do?

My friend was in a hit and run car accident while in a parked car. He got hurt in the chest. Called 911, the cops came but told to file report online. Experienced severe pain in jaw, arms and chest, went to hospital next day in an ambulance. Doctors notified he experienced a heart attack which was... Read more »

Jeena R. Belil
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Jeena R. Belil
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Your friend should contact a qualified injury attorney to discuss their case. He would need to file a police report within 24 hours of the accident or as soon as he’s out of the hospital. He also needs to contact the insurance company for the car in which he was a passenger.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for West Virginia on
Q: Who’s at fault for hitting stopped vehicle in travel lane?

Hit a vehicle that was stopped in right travel lane that had been in an accident minutes before I crashed into it but there were no hazard lights, no flares, no triangle. Vehicle was dark and it was at night. I was going the speed limit on the interstate.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Based on your post, it is likely there may be fault on multiple parties----but the ultimate determination of fault is by a Judge in a trial after hearing the evidence presented. That said, if you were injured, then you should contact an accident/injury lawyer to discuss your options and how to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Utah on
Q: I believed my neighbors where telling the truth regarding me hitting a mail box but I’m realizing they lied?

I was unloading a uhaul, I didn’t consider my blood sugar. I went to move the Uhaul in front off townhomes and out of the alley, my neighbors chased me, I freaked out, I saw one of them wave me down. Came to my senses and stoped to talk to him. They told me, didn’t I notice I hit a mail box, I... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You have described an incident but you have not asked a question. It appears you have three paths moving forward: 1) pay the fine and take the conviction as is - simplest and quickest resolution which likely has the most significant impact on your insurance (you may want to contact your insurance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Q: I was told by my auto insurance agent that uninsured motorist coverage in NM is portable, is that true?

I have multiple cars and he told me that I only need to have it on one of my two cars and it would cover both cars in the event of a claim. I still had to sign a form saying I was declining it for one of the cars. Was his statement true?

Mark Caruso
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Mark Caruso
answered on Jun 20, 2022

My name is Mark Caruso and I am with Caruso Law Offices.

Yes, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is portable. For instance, if you own a Ford and a Chevy it would work like this. You could buy uninsured motorist coverage on the Ford and not on the Chevy. If you are in an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for New Mexico on
Q: My son was in a rollover accident he was the passenger and both people in vehicle where ejected and died

It was a single car accident can I sue for wrongful death I'm his mom he was 29

Mark Caruso
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Mark Caruso
answered on Jun 20, 2022

My name is Mark Caruso with Caruso Law Offices, and I would like to answer your questions.

Yes you can bring a claim on behalf of your son. Because your son was a passenger and not at fault for the crash, you can sue on behalf of his estate. First, you would need to get appointed as the...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I was a passenger in a car accident was injured what do I do I’ve never been involved in a wreck

My friend was driving when a car struck my side all airbags deployed in her 2022 Denali and it was totalled I’m confused of what to do I was hurt still am happened two days ago

Sergiy M Sivochek
Sergiy M Sivochek
answered on Jun 17, 2022

You should probably call a lawyer specializing in car injuries. Ask your friends for a referral. I am sure at least some of them have been in car accidents and can recommend a good lawyer or two. Many injury lawyers will be happy to discuss your options and will give you an initial consultation for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Car accident

I was invoiced in a car accident July 16,2020. Insurance didn’t settle with plaintiff because I said he hit my car. I have pictures of my car and videos of intersections. Fast forward 2022 this same guy if trying to sue my friend for 250000. Because my car was on his policy. My friend was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 16, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Your friend should turn the summons and complaint over to his insurance carrier. If he is their policyholder, they will investigate the accident and make a determination on liability and their obligation to defend. In... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: I am dealing with a previous accident, and its reached the point where my truck has to sit outside my house (covered).

Can i be in trouble for not having it registered or insured? I explained to the officer the situation of why its parked and covered.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Every local jurisdiction has ordinances addressing unregistered, inoperable and abandoned vehicles. Montgomery County is no exception. It is illegal to park an unregistered or inoperable vehicle on a public street or on private property in a residential area. Upon citation, you will have 30 days... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for South Dakota on
Q: How would I go about a lawsuit ? and How would we use a lawyer

My wife was parked in Colorado at a gas station and a driver backed hard into her then drove off. There were cameras and cops were called, but she lives in South Dakota since we are military and We are confused on how this process works.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 14, 2022

A Colorado attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your wife's accident; I hope she is okay. If she was injured, she could reach out to Colorado attorneys to discuss. Free initial consults are the norm in the industry. You could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Employment Law and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: A county roads employee being sued for injury damages from an MVA while at work. Is he entitled to indemnification?

The county (employer) disciplined the employee. It’s not his first accident. The county denied intent to legally represent and/or indemnify.

Stuart Nachbar
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Stuart Nachbar
answered on Jun 14, 2022

I believe the employee, if accident occurred while in his employment, would be entitled to coverage from the county. I recommend filing a title 59 notice if you are the Plaintiff. The time for this to be done is short, so speak with counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Car Accidents for California on
Q: According to car rent agreement (CA), I am responsible for damage, but not collision?

I am responsible for damage that occured after I returned a rental car outside of business hours, according to the California car rental agreement. There was no damage to the car when I returned it, so it must have occurred between the time I returned it and the time it was inspected. But according... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 14, 2022

as is the case with most legal questions, there is a need to learn more.

the contract should control........did you get permission to drop off after hours?

the challenge is that retaining a lawyer may be as costly as the PD.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Hampshire on
Q: Someone opened their door on a busy road and their door hooked on my rear passenger side and damaged my vehicle.

They damaged my back and I don't want to have to pay my deductible to get it fixed because it's not my fault. Is there anyway to avoid the deductible? She does not have insurance

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 13, 2022

A New Hampshire attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Many jurisdictions have traffic laws placing the responsibility on the occupants of the parked car in opening a door into traffic. Only a local attorney could advise there. However, as a general matter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Valet service crashed my car and denied my claim because I don’t have proof that they did it. What can I do?

I pay a monthly valet service to park my car in my apartment building. One day, I received my car from them and drove off. When I parked at my next destination and got off my car the whole side door was as crashed. I submitted a claim to the valet service and they denied my claim because I don’t... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 13, 2022

When you say "they denied my claim", do you mean the valet company or the insurance company for the valet company? The first steps in this situation is to get your written repair estimate and request the contact information for the valet company's insurer for liability claims, then... Read more »

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