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1 Answer | Asked in Antitrust for Alabama on
Q: What is lawyer?
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Nov 5, 2012

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 Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: What is a civil suit and how do i find out who is filing the suit?
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Nov 5, 2012

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 are sued, you will be served with a copy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: IS THERE A TORT CAP ON AWARDS TO A SUCCESSFUL PLAINTIFF IN A REAR END COLLISION BY A ALABAMA POLICE CRUISER
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Nov 5, 2012

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 special time restrictions generally apply... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: 16 year-old daughter rear ended someone due to sun blinding her & defroster not working. Do I need to go to court?
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 29, 2012

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 (at least up to amount of your policy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was hurt in a head on collision that wasn't our fault. I'm 17 & I don't know what to do to sue the other driver. Help?

I can't use my left arm, my left knee is messed up really bad and I hit my head. My shoulders hurt, and inbetween my shoulder blades and my neck. I also inhaled the dust from the airbag and can't stop coughing and all I taste is the airbag.

Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 28, 2012

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 provide an in-depth analysis of your case and advise... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: Have a tort question
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Drew Barnett answered on Oct 28, 2012

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: I was injured in a car wreck after I hit a ladder in my lane on the interstate. No other cars. Do I have any rights?
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 19, 2012

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 insurance policy provide... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: What is "MMI"? I was recently in a car accident and the other driver's insurance company kept referring to MMI.
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 16, 2012

"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 have returned to your pre-accident state. When you sustain... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Alabama on
Q: What is a judgement summary
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 15, 2012

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 is no genuine issue of material fact regarding a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Alabama on
Q: What do the letters DV stand for in front of a case number
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 11, 2012

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 Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: I worked at renosol in 2010 as a finisher repairer is it too late to file i have a knot on my left wrist
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 11, 2012

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, I cannot provide a more precise answer. If you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: My husband was injured while eating lunch at a Subway restaurant. How can we resolve this matter?
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 11, 2012

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 need to take. You should consult a local... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: How much can i get paid from a car accident

It was a head on accident

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Drew Barnett answered on Oct 17, 2012

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 earnings from work, any potential... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: How long does it take to settle a personal injury case?
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 11, 2012

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 adjuster, and the pace at which medical... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: What is comparative negligence?
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 17, 2012

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 contributory negligence: pure comparative... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: My thumb got jammed in a vice at work, and had to be amputated. My boss dont want to pay my dr's bills. Can I make him?
Drew Barnett
Drew Barnett answered on Oct 28, 2012

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.

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