I’m wondering who gets sued in these incidents. I was in an auto accident and I have a very well known firm working on the case. The only question I have is every documents says the case is against the owner of the vehicle, instead of the person driving the vehicle who hit me, the owner wasn’t... Read more »
The owner of the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle can be named in the lawsuit. In most cases, both the owner and the driver are named as Defendants. However, at times, just driver or owner is named as a Defendant. You should have a meeting with your attorney to discuss the lawsuit and the...Read more »
The driver at fault also died and was in a company owned vehicle. Should I wait till their insurance offers a settlement before hiring an attorney. I'm my aunt's beneficiary. She had no children and was widowed
Wrongful death cases can be quite complicated. An estate will need to be set up. You should at least schedule a free consultation with a local personal injury attorney to discuss the law and the applicable legal rights. Insurance companies are well represented by attorneys, investigators, and...Read more »
The accident caused a traumatic brain injury, i was hospitalized for a month then for 2 weeks again a couple of months later. I was crossing the street when the driver stoped the car, there was a problem with his break so even though he stoped, it still hit me. I also still take physical therapy... Read more »
You should at least consult with an attorney to make sure that you are making the right decision on your case. Do not agree to a settlement until you consult with an attorney. Most attorneys will provide you with a Free Consultation.
A child care provider including babysitters and other parents can be held liable when a child suffers an injury under the watch or supervision of the child care provider. When a person agrees to watch a child at his or her home, it is important that the child is cared for in a reasonably safe...Read more »
insurance co. called her today and offered to settle but she still has problems with neck and shoulder. they want her to accept 1500.00 but have said nothing about paying the bills already incurred. there is also the issued of diminished value to her lease vehicle. any help or directon would be... Read more »
The decision to settle a case depends on a number of factors. Before your girlfriend agrees on anything or has any further discussions with the insurance companies, she should consult with a personal injury attorney. Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation. It may be in your...Read more »
You may be able to pursue your accident / injury claim. Consult with a local personal injury attorney. In most states, the disposition - one way or the other - of the traffic citation does not control the insurance claim. Good luck.
My daughter was the passenger in a car collision. The driver of the car that hit them took full responsibility. I got a lawyer. Signed a contract. The other girl settled already and my lawyer didn't call me back in a year. I finally left a voicemail and he gave me his cell phone number. He put... Read more »
Contact the attorney by e-mail or letter requesting a status of the case and a copy of the demand letter. You can also request a meeting with the attorney. Each case (even when there are other injury victims) should be evaluated on its own merits including the injuries sustained, medical bills,...Read more »
I work at an animal sanctuary in the state of Pennsylvania and was recently bitten by a dog there. I never signed any waivers or any type of paper saying I omit any possibility of suing them. There were no signs or any indication that the dog was vicious. Is suing the sanctuary still possible?
Since you were employed by the animal sanctuary, it would appear that you would have a worker's compensation case to pursue. In most states, the element of fault is not required to pursue a claim or case through worker's compensation. You need to establish that you were injured during...Read more »
I was rear ended a few days ago and the guy offered cash and we wrote a document. Fast forward to today my neck hurts. No insurance was involved, but I want to involve insurance now. On the document I used a nickname and there is only a date. It says after the payment is received, this incident... Read more »
You should contact a local personal injury attorney. You may have executed what is ultimately deemed as a Release. The wording of the Release may be vague to the point that it is not enforceable. I would not recommending having contact with the insurance company at this time. If you hire an...Read more »
Long story short the maximum payout from her insurance for bodily injuries only cover a fraction of the medical bills and yet I still need another surgery. She has no assets to sue for. My lawyer is asking her to contribute personal money of her own since she was under insured. We get a letter from... Read more »
The at-fault driver carried insurance. The at-fault driver has an attorney assigned to the matter to represent him. This is what insurance companies do. If a case was being brought against you, the insurance company would assign an attorney to you. While it may seem confusing to you and there...Read more »
These recent developments most likely will not impact your case. Judges, from time to time, change on cases. This goes the same with defense attorneys. The best course of action is to ask your attorney for the status of your case and anticipated direction and potential resolution of the case.
I have all evidence to support my civil claim and to prove entitlement to damages demanded in Civil claim, but I need to know if there's anyway I can file any type of motion in demand of a immediate decision without having to go through all the trouble of waiting on a civil hearing?... Read more »
There is typically a process to go through to get a judgment in a civil case. At times, the process can be shortened if the other side defaults and / or does not show up for the final hearing. If you are represented, discuss this matter with your attorney. If not, it may be worth sitting down...Read more »
There are a number of issues that could be involved. The parent of the injured child may claim that there was no parental permission or knowledge of the activity. The parent may also claim lack of supervision. Even if there was permission and no apparent lack of supervision issue, the...Read more »
There would need to be some kind of fault or dangerous condition in place to pursue a case or claim for the personal injuries. A property owner is not liable just because there is an injury. However, if the property owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition but failed to post...Read more »
I injured my arm at work and I had to get surgery to fix it. My work covered the surgery, medication and physical therapy. But that was 3 years ago. I got a bill from the hospital about a week ago and they're asking for 10,000 for the surgery. On the bill they sent it said something along the... Read more »
You should consult with a Nevada based worker's compensation attorney. There are time limits that apply to the case and the processing of the medical bills. In some jurisdiction, the clock starts ticking after the last treatment related to the worker related injury. In some states, there...Read more »
You should be able to get the property damage covered by the shop and / or its insurance company. If you are seeking damages for emotional pain and suffering, that would be a bit of a challenge as the law in the State of New Jersey may now allow for recovery of these damages under these...Read more »
Many courts do not favor release waivers especially those that attempt to waive away all bad acts and negligence on behalf of the company. These waivers are often challenged. You should see the advice of a business attorney in your state to review the particular release you are using to determine...Read more »
I was assaulted while on the clock and was hospitalized due to my injuries. I have a work comp attorney who is helping me get the healing I need but do I have a personal injury or any other case since they yelled out for me to stop the person who assaulted me?
It would appear that your worker's compensation attorney should be able to handle your case and the various issues related to the case. On its own, the fact that your company yelled at your may or may not be a case on its own. Certainly, the assault and resulting injuries should be the focus...Read more »
Also I have connective tissue disorder, $1800 car damage, other passengers not injured. Other ins. Co accepted 100% liability (pre treatment). Husband missed work, kids traumatized, I underwent a great deal of pain and suffering after trigger point injection punctured my lung, lost wages, lost job... Read more »
Personal injury cases can be quite challenging. You did a good job in summarizing the scenario. A personal injury attorney can help you reduce the medical bills and lien and get a better recovery in most situations. If health insurance paid medical bills, there will most likely be a lien on the...Read more »
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