Vivian Francisca Yochelson's answer You should consult with a personal injury attorney before giving any statements to the homeowners insurance company. Although it sounds like there is coverage a lot of homeowner policies have exclusions for certain breeds of dogs.
Your attorney will also need more information about your status as a tenant. One question might be: Do you live on the landlord’s property?
Vivian Francisca Yochelson's answer You and your brother should immediately consult with an attorney before speaking to any insurance company representative, whether your own or the other party’s insurance. There are a lot of unanswered questions, such as who is at fault for the accident, which insurance would be primary (your car insurance or your brother’s insurance if he has any). If your brother did not have permission to drive your car the insurance company could deny coverage for the accident.
Vivian Francisca Yochelson's answer If your girlfriend is injured then she should seek medical attention and not accept any amount of money that the insurance carrier is trying to get her to take immediately after the accident.
Often times what we believe to be simple whiplash type of injuries can turn out to be more significant but your girlfriend won’t know that until she sees a doctor.
Vivian Francisca Yochelson's answer My recommendation is that your wife contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the details of the incident itself and the notifications that were given to the leasing company regarding the leaking water prior to the incident.
Vivian Francisca Yochelson's answer Whether or not someone else is legally liable for your injuries depends on the whether the condition of the ground where you fell was a “dangerous condition” and whether someone else is responsible for having created that condition, or alternatively had notice of the dangerous condition. Also, it’s important to know if you immediately reported the fall to the owner of the premises. Do you have photographs of where you fell? If you fell on public property, you must file a claim form...
Vivian Francisca Yochelson's answer You should contact a lawyer with a copy of the document you signed to see if it is a valid and binding release. Also, it’s important to know how much property damage you had to your vehicle and how much damage to the other vehicle as well. Most importantly, if you are hurt, you should seek medical attention immediately and not wait any longer.
Vivian Francisca Yochelson's answer Due to the fact that you were working at the time of the incident and have opened a worker’s compensation claim, you now have a workers comp-personal injury cross over claim. You may want to seek the advice of both a workers compensation attorney and a personal injury attorney to have a full understanding of how one case affects the other.
Although there is no requirement that you speak with the AAA adjuster, you do want to put them on notice that you have injuries and are seeking...
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