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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: my car was hit by a hit & run driver. she is summoned to court. I'm without a car & stressed. Can I sue?
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jul 4, 2015

If she has insurance make a claim against her insurance company. If she is uninsured and you have collision coverage on your policy, make a claim with your insurance company. If you were injured in the accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: What do I do?

I was driving my friends moped and hit his car. His car was about 5 feet away from where I started. The front plastic on the moped is broken and his car has a lot of scratches on the bumper, but I believe there were a lot of pre-existing scratches because it's from 2009. He wants to get the... Read more »

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John M DeProspo answered on Jul 4, 2015

What you can do is try to work things out with your friend. Or there is a the real possibility he will take you to small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: I'm disabled, ergo no funds and can't walk. Is there a lawyer willing to walk me through step by step on how to sue?

Medical records show I have been injured by what occurred at Cape Cod Hospital, spinal, elbow, ear/face, leg and other associated pains.

John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jul 4, 2015

You should seek a free consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer in your area. You can try the "find a lawyer" tool on this site to search for lawyers. A word of advice... if you are thinking of bringing a medical malpractice case on your own, think twice.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Can you sue for a parent slandering children and a youth organization

Posting bad comments about the HOT youth football association and saying nasty things about kids who play

John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 29, 2015

More information would be needed to answer your question. Bad comments and nasty things do not normally constitute actionable libel or slander.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: Can you hold a parking lot site liable for damages due to theft when the site acted neglectly?

I parked during the day in an outdoor 24/7 lot with an onsite attendant. When I returned in the night, my car was broken into and some belongings were stolen. I was never informed that the attendant might leave (and just leave a note on the booth window with a phone number for issues instead of... Read more »

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John M DeProspo answered on Jun 29, 2015

From what you state the parking lot may be held responsible, If you have full coverage on your vehicle, the best thing would be to go through your insurance company and let then go after the parking lot owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I WAS INJURED IN NC AND I LKIVE IN NC. HOW DO I FIND A LAWYER IN NC TO REPRESENT ME IN NJ?
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 29, 2015

Your question is confusing. If you live in NC and were injured in NC why do you need an NC lawyer to represent you in NJ?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: If surgery to my injury causes a medical issue, who is responsible?

Had 4 surgeries in the past year, months after second injury I wound up in hospital with pancreatitis from being prescribed Mobic which I later found out could cause many health issues... after 4th surgery anesthesiologist informed me heart function slowed & basically stopped during surgery,... Read more »

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John M DeProspo answered on Jun 27, 2015

You need to contact a medical malpractice lawyer in your area who can go into this in more detail. The consultation will be free.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Q: Is it too late to sue for medical malpractice for a procedure that was done 8 years ago and resulted in death?

I'm seeking advice for my daughter's day care teacher. Her husband went to Loudoun Hospital for a simple procedure and died before the surgery even started. He was fine beforehand, laughing, no signs of illness, etc. The hospital still charged the insurance $8,500 for the procedure... Read more »

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John M DeProspo answered on Jun 27, 2015

There is a two year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Virginia. The time has longed passed to look into a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: Can a jury verdict in an Medical Malpractice case be appealed?
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 27, 2015

Yes. Best to ask your lawyer if an appeal makes sense.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: I threw a can out my window a lady got my license plthenumber and said it hit her car now I have trial.. what do I do???

they have no evidence I did it but I pled guilty to throwing it out of my car there is no evidence it hit her car and I didn't see it hit her

John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 27, 2015

Hopefully you have insurance and they are covering you for this.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Car accident caused by rear-ended

What should be done if you were rear-ended and both parties supposedly had the same insurance company? Now the defendant was not covered at the time of the accident and the insurance company wants you to pay the deductible to get the vehicle fixed. I was not at fault, why should I have to pay out... Read more »

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John M DeProspo answered on Jun 27, 2015

If the other vehicle was not covered at the time of the accident, you can sue him personally for your damage or make a claim through your insurance company. Yes, you will have to pay the deductible. But once your insurance company fixes your car, they will go after the other driver for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: When a case settles how long should it be before I receive my settlement
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 22, 2015

That is hard to say as it depends on a number of factors. Best to ask your lawyer that question.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: can a lawsuit for injury in an accident be reopened after it is settled?

there was a trial

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John M DeProspo answered on Jun 22, 2015

No. Once a case has settled and you, the plaintiff, has been paid, that is the end of the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Where can I get a lawyer to sue someone for lieing on me
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 20, 2015

You have not provided enough information to understand what "lieing on you" means. The type of lawyer that handles defamation cases would be a personal injury lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: Why is it so hard for a man to seek justice for being wrongfully touched by a Doctor??

During a DOT physical the appointed DR touched me in a very inappropriate way... I feel very shamed by the way I was touched and humiliated at work by reporting the issue... now no attorney wants to discuss my claim with me... what is going on??

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John M DeProspo answered on Jun 20, 2015

If not lawyer wants to take on your claim it is because they do not see any money in it. In other words, the potential value of the case is too low for their involvement. That's what's going on.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: What is the first step in suing (or receiving any form of compensation for patient abandonment by my physician?
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 20, 2015

A doctor can stop seeing someone as a patient. That is not malpractice. If a doctor abandons a patient in the middle of open heart surgery, that would be a different story.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: accident with no car insurance washington state

hello,

I was in a small car accident with no injuries a month ago, there were no injuries, only small damages to the my car and the other person's car. the day of the accident, I didn't have car insurance. The police showed up and I was given a $550 ticket for not having... Read more »

John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 20, 2015

His insurance company paid for his damage and now they want to collect it from you. I would try to work something out with them. I would not ignore this. Was there a police report. Was your vehicle damaged? You can file a claim with his insurance company for your damage. Get insured going forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: How much money am I entitled to from insurance after car totaled and not my fault
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 20, 2015

No one can answer your question. Are you referring to property damage? personal injury? both? Contact a lawyer in your area for a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I have a UIM claim with State Farm. A tractor trailer rig struck my vehicle on a ice..snow day and continued.State Farm.

State Farm totaled my car within 3 weeks under "UIM property damage.

Then three months later denied the $ 45K in medical

for head injurt..eye and ear injury..air bags.

Then said no conact...

Can they do this ?

John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jun 20, 2015

You need to contact a personal injury lawyer in your area for a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I let my friend drive my car on a road trip back from up north and he ends up flipping it and totaling it on the freewa

I only had liability insurance on my vehicle I'm not sure of any other cars were involved I woke up to him flipping the card I broke my wrist and I only had liability insurance on my vehicle I'm not sure of any other cars were involved I woke up to him flipping the card I broke my wrist.... Read more »

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John M DeProspo answered on Jun 20, 2015

If your friend has no insurance of his own, and you do not have uninsured motorist coverage, I don't see much you can do. Except add such coverage to your policy, going forward.

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