The drunk driver was at fault. My 5 yr. old and I were both injured. I was told the policy was for only 30 thou and we were only going to be compensated "a few grand".
answered on Dec 7, 2018
The situation as you outlined may be the outcome. From a practical standpoint, the recovery on a case is typically limited to the insurance proceeds. You should sit down with your attorney to discuss your legal rights as well as the best practical approach to proceed forward with the case. You... Read more »
Sister fell off the swing set at city park due to faulty chains. This caused her femur to break and protrude through the skin requiring emergency surgery to repair. What type of lawyer is needed?
answered on Jun 23, 2018
You should contact a personal injury attorney. The case or claim would be against the city. There are special laws and restrictions that apply to claims against government entities. You should be able to get a free consultation from a local personal injury attorney on a matter of this nature.
answered on Jun 15, 2018
If the driver / owner of the vehicle can be identified, there can be a case against the driver / owner. If the driver / owner cannot be identified, there may be an Uninsured Motorist insurance claim if this coverage was purchased by the injury victim or a resident family member. There may also be... Read more »
My daughter was injured at the town park and rec during a basketball game trying to avoid another player. We never signed a release or waiver. An injury report was given that night. We found out that she tore her ACL and required numerous months of physical therapy. I contacted the town's... Read more »
answered on Jun 1, 2018
There is only a "case" to pursue if there was some kind of negligence on the fault of the park or an individual assuming that government entities can be sued in the State of Connecticut for simple negligence. Typically, a property owner is not liable per se just because an injury or... Read more »
My 8 year old son broke his wrist while playing at a friend house he had to undergo surgery because his hand was completely broken away from the wrist. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance from the friends property. He ended up having to spend 2 days in the hospital. I am wanting to know... Read more »
answered on May 1, 2018
Homeowner's insurance may or may not cover the damages / injuries. If the homeowner carried "Medical Payment" insurance, there may be a recovery of out of pocket medical expenses even if you cannot prove that the homeowners / residents were not at fault. If the injury resulted from... Read more »
My 9 year old son and I were in a car accident Monday. The other driver was at fault; he crossed the center line and hit us head-on. I got a bloody nose from the airbag and bruise on my shoulder from the seatbelt. My son got a burn/scrape on his neck from the seatbelt. We went to the doctor the... Read more »
answered on Apr 23, 2018
The value of a case depends on a number of factors. Most attorneys will advise you to consult with an attorney as to your legal rights AND to hire an attorney to represent you. It may be too early to value the case if there is sufficient insurance in place to cover the property damage and... Read more »
their insurance company sent me a check to get truck repaired, by cashing the check does this effect my injury settlement case?
answered on Apr 1, 2018
Typically, a check issued for property damage does not serve as a release for the personal injury claim. It is best to get the advice and review by a local personal injury injury before taking further action. Insurance companies are well represented by attorneys. You should be represented as well.
i had right of way, he had a stop sign, i was turning and he hit me. what do i do now?
answered on Mar 28, 2018
Most attorneys will provide a free consultation. Contact a local attorney to find out your legal rights as to compensation and coverage for property damage and / or personal injuries. While AVVO is a wonderful forum, it is not a substitute for having the legal advice from an attorney as to the... Read more »
I was told I have to pay 20% of the medical bills, and I wasn't at fault.
answered on Mar 27, 2018
If you were the one rear ended, you are not liable for your girlfriend's medical bills. The 20 % that is not covered by PIP can be collected from the at-fault driver's insurance company assuming that the at-fault driver carried Bodily Injury Insurance. Also, many medical providers will... Read more »
Was in a accident on 2-2-18 involving a City Bus I hurt my entire back and right hip I'm on workers comp the insurance company contacted me on 2-13-18 the adjuster I talk 2 said once I'm done with treatment the will pay whatever workers comp don't pay along with pain and suffering in... Read more »
answered on Feb 14, 2018
You should at least meet with a personal injury attoreny to discuss your legal rights. Most personal injury attorneys will provide for a free consultation. Insurance companies have adjusters, investigators, and attorneys in their corner. You may want to hire an attorney to protect your rights. It... Read more »
My attorney contacted me on the 26th of January stating we settled and they would be sending out a couple of release forms for me to sign and yet almost 3 weeks later, still nothing. Is this normal?
answered on Feb 14, 2018
Once a case is settled, it may take several weeks to even a few months to get all of the paperwork signed and the bills / liens resolved. If there are no medical bills and there are no medical or other liens, the process can go a bit quicker. Also, the insurance company typically sends over the... Read more »
When I file a claim I later found out I apparently didn't have insurance but I was suppose to have insurance, what happens. My truck is really damage and I have being have a lot of neck and back pain. At first the driver was saying she was going to pay for the damage now she is saying she is... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2018
Hopefully, you carried uninsured motorist coverage and other benefits under your automobile insurance policy. Contact a local attorney to discuss your legal rights and recommended course of action. Most attorneys will focus on the insurance situation and coverage before committing to take on the... Read more »
answered on Feb 11, 2018
A letter can be sent to the at-fault driver or owner. If there is a police report or driver's exchange, a letter can be written to the insurance company requesting insurance coverage documentation information. I recommend that you contact a local personal injury attorney to get some guidance... Read more »
I dislocated my knee carrying a child downstairs performing job duties and reported incident to supervisior. Do not know if I am covered by workmans compensation for this or what course to pursue
answered on Feb 7, 2018
An injury is covered under worker's compensation if the worker is injured during the course and scope of employment. It would appear that your injury would be covered by worker's compensation. You should contact a local worker's compensation attorney to discuss your legal rights and... Read more »
pay my medical bills, am I allowed to sue the driver directly for the remainder?
answered on Feb 7, 2018
Yes, you have the right to sue the at-fault driver if there is insufficient coverage; however, the insurance carrier will not pay out a settlement without a Release. As such, you would not be able to collect the insurance proceeds from the at-fault driver's insurance company and then go after... Read more »
answered on Feb 3, 2018
Your primary attorney should be in New Jersey. Your primary attorney may want to reach out to an attorney in one of the other states to get recommendations for medical providers.
It was from negligence of the staff,well she's had surgeries,she's been in the hospital several times,now she's back in again with the infection that should have never happened,she's in bad shape this time
answered on Jan 27, 2018
It appears that Georgia has a 2 year statute of limitations from the date of the injury. There may be some exceptions or extensions of this general rule / law. Contact a malpractice or nursing home attorney in your geographic region as soon as possible.
I was rear ended by no fault of my own and my lawyer refuses to request what I am asking, but I am ignorant about my rights
answered on Jan 24, 2018
From a practical standpoint, demands are usually directed up to the policy limits. At times, a demand can be made for more but it may be impractical to do so. Sit down with your attorney and another attorney in your area to discuss the best and most sensible way to pursue your case.
My son was walking on the sidewalk on the way home. A pit bull ran out of the front yard where it was standing with its owners and began biting him. The owner, an adult female, yelled at the dog to stop But did not intervene. A child attempted to step Between my son and the dog but itnpushed past... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2018
The successful pursuit of this case may end up depending on coverage (if any) on behalf of the dog owner. Some homeowner's insurance policies cover dog bites and some do not. Fortunately, your son did not suffer any serious physical injuries thanks to his clothing. Consult with a local... Read more »
And I walked into the rest room and I slipped on water and there was no sign that said it was wet and I hurt my back and they lied to me they called an ambulance and saith for me not to worry that they would cover all expenses for the hospital as well and now I'm getting charged and they... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2018
Slip and fall cases can be quite challenging. Property owners and insurance companies make promises and (at times) do not follow up or honor those promises. For most personal injury cases, a free consultation is provided by the local personal injury attorneys. The pursuit of the case by the... Read more »
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