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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on

Q: Has statue of limitation on medical bill from 2010 ran out. should have been paid from car accident setlement

The representing lawyer kept money from settlement and should have issued the payment to medical place. We are reviving a bill now. They're claiming no payment was made. Lawyer is deceased and we can't locate his files to find proof. His practice is closed. Are we reliable to pay since we didn't... Read more »

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 25, 2015

You need to locate the file. Perhaps your local bar association can help.

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Arizona on

Q: Do I need to sign a medical release form provided by the ins??

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 25, 2015

It depends. You have not supplied enough information to properly advise you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on

Q: I have full coverage insurance through prudential. My husband was excluded because he is disabled and not suppose to

drive. he took my vehicle and totaled it. he is in critical condition. insurance is denying the claim can they do that

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 25, 2015

Best to consult with a personal injury lawyer in your area who can review your policy.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: The defendants in my case file a motion. Can i obtain a copy of this motion?

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 25, 2015

If you are being represented, ask your lawyer for a copy.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on

Q: My dog bit a woman who trespassed on my property. She took money and signed a letter for compensation. Can she still sue

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 25, 2015

I'm not sure what a "letter of compensation" is. If she signed a general release, then perhaps not.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on

Q: Insuer is trying to say my car is a total loss after they sent me a check to get it fix.can i jeep check and fit car

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 19, 2015

Your question is hard to understand. How could the insurance company send you a check to fix your car when it's a total loss?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on

Q: I have a question for you. I had accident on july.10. It wasn't my fault and he didn't have any insuranc

Driver license too police said he couldn't do enything so ho is going to pay my car

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 19, 2015

Even if the driver is uninsured he still is responsible for your damage. You can sue him in small claims court, most likely. If you have the right insurance on your car, you will be able to make a claim with your insurance company. You should contact them.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on

Q: My dogs got out and dropped a lady. Can i be sued for her injuries

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 19, 2015

Yes. If you have homeowner's insurance you should be covered.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: Good day, i was injured in the job when the brakes in my squad car didnt work. Can my wife sue with a different lawyer

I currently have a worker's comp case. Spine and back surgery to come

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 19, 2015

It appears you were injured on the job. If yours is only a workers compensation claim (no third-party claim) the answer would be no derivative action of spouse.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: How long do cases normally take to settle

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 19, 2015

There is no general time period. Too many factors involved to give you a meaningful answer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New York on

Q: Pharmacy filled my infant sons prescription wrong and I gave it to him for 2 weeks, do I.have a case?

My son is 4 weeks old. I just found out that the pharmacy filled his prescription wrong and I have been giving him the wrong medicine for 2 weeks. He was supposed to.have medicine for low blood sugar the medicine he has been taking is for high blood pressure or heart failure. The only reason it... Read more »

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 12, 2015

Unless your son suffered serious, permanent damage from taking the wrong medication, there would not be a claim worth pursuing. You can certainly make a complaint with the pharmacy. They may offer you some type of compensation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on

Q: What should I do if the one at fault changes his story after the accident?

A truck driver hit me while I was parked and then left after exchanging information. The cops only heard my side of the story but now his insurance company is saying the driver has another story and is sending an inspector to verify the damages.

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 12, 2015

What is the problem? They are coming to verify your damages. Of course the truck driver is going to tell his insurance company a different story.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: Daughter

My wife and my daughter were at sleepys mattress store. My daughter is 18 months and she fell and hit a corner bedding and cut her forehead and required 5 stitches. Do I have a case here just curious

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 12, 2015

There would only be a case if it could be shown that Sleepys was negligent in any way. More information would be needed for this claim to be properly evaluated. Personal injury lawyers provide free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on

Q: Can a hospital be held liable for misdiagnoses?

I am a 39 year old female who has found out that I have scolosis and lordsis within the last few years. I have been going to the same hospital since I was born. I have taken several physicals for jobs that required lifting. I was told that I had to have developed this when I was about 13 or 14... Read more »

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 8, 2015

I would suspect your time to look into any possible claim has long passed( statute of limitations) You should contact a medical malpractice lawyer in your area who can go into this in greater detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on

Q: the lawyer that said he woult take the case

while incarserated the handicap chair broke on me while showering i had talked to a attorney and he said he would take the case i ha paid him 650.00 i tried to call him while i was in but to no advail i am home now buy he wont return my calls i dont think he filed anything for me can i go after him... Read more »

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 8, 2015

Did you sign a retainer with the lawyer? It is hard to answer whether or not you have a good legal malpractice case from the information you've posted. You should contact another personal injury lawyer in your area who can go into this in greater detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on

Q: Am I obligated to give images and videos to the other insurance company?

A truck hit my parked car and I have a video of the driver leaving the scene before the police arrive but after we exchanged information. The truck driver's insurance company is now asking for the video. Should I give it to them? Will it be used against me in any way?

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 8, 2015

I do not see how such a video could be used against you if it shows the driver leaving the scene. If it helps settling your case, I don't see why not.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on

Q: Are settlements for annoyance and discomfort taxable?

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 8, 2015

Annoyance and discomfort? Do you mean pain and suffering? If yes, they would not be taxable. You should discuss this with your lawyer, assuming you were represented.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: My son was on a 8th grade field trip out of state to Washington D.C. in the hotel room were 4 boys and 1 adult.

The second day they were there the adult chaperone left the room to attent an adult social time away from the kids. The adult was gone aprox. 30 mins to 45 mins. In the time he was gone my son was assulted in a sexual manner.1 boy held him down climbed on top of him and simulated a sexual act... Read more »

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 8, 2015

Your son spent one year in therapy? When did this happen? Generally, the time period within which to bring a lawsuit against a school (I'm assuming this was public) is very short. In any event, you should get a free consultation from a personal injury lawyer in your area.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on

Q: does this sound like a personal injury CASE to you?

An automatic-opening handicap door opened with force and velocity, when I pushed the button for it to open. As a result, I ended up falling backwards onto the cement sidewalk, where my head hit the sidewalk, resulting in a large, painful bump to my head. Police were called and wrote a report,... Read more »

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 8, 2015

Yes, this could be a case a lawyer would consider pursuing. You should contact a personal injury lawyer in your area for a free consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on

Q: I live in chicago. Due to some personal reasons I let my insurance laps. I was rear ended and the offender is insured.

What should I do?

John M DeProspo answered on Jul 4, 2015

You should make a claim against the other driver's insurance company. Some states bar an uninsured driver from making a claim against the other driver even if the other driver is at fault. I do not know if Illinois is one of those states. You'll find out once you make the claim.

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