Questions Answered by Jan F Hoen

Q: So my son was riding his bike and did not signal and a car hit him will the insurance company make me pay or the driver

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

Your question contains insufficient facts to provide an answer.

Feel free to call my office to discuss further.
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Q: 2nd Degree burns with permanent Scar on forearm working fastfood is this a legit case to sue and what is reasonable

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 10, 2017

You cannot sue the employer but you would be entitled to an award for medical expenses and for the scar through worker's comp. Get your medical records together and consult with an attorney.
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Q: A 6000 pound forklift ran over my foot while at work and I've been out of work a little shy of 3 months.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 2, 2017
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Q: I was recently injured on the job and I was denied workers compensation because my work will not take care of it. Help?

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 31, 2017

Schedule a consultation with a worker's compensation attorney for a free evaluation of your claim.
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Q: I was in a car accident and don't have insurance - but it wasn't my fault. Will I still get money to help pay my bills?

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Your question is unclear.

Are you referring to not having health insurance or auto insurance?

If the other driver was negligent in causing the accident, there should be liability coverage under their policy to pay your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and inconvenience.

Meet with an attorney for a consultation and case evaluation, which should be at no cost.
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Q: My boyfriend injuried his head January 201 on the job. And the insurance company want even pay for medications

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Your date is incomplete. Hopefully it is 2017.

If a Claim for Benefits has not already been filed with the VWCC, it should be. It must be filed within two years of the work accident or the claim will be barred forever.

Once filed, an order will be issued by the Commission and the employer's insurance carrier will be required to either accept or deny the claim.

If the claim is being contested, seek the advice of an experienced attorney who practices worker's compensation....
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Q: I was injured at work. No treatment. Have compensational injuries. Company wants me to resign in order to recieve money

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 11, 2017

It is not unusual for an employer to require resignation when they offer to settle and close out an open claim. You do not have to settle if you wish to keep an award for medical benefits. However, you have indicated that you have not had medical treatment yet.

It would be advisable to consult a worker's compensation attorney in your area before making your decision.
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Q: Is it illegal to take photographs or video of an automobile Accident in the state of Virginia?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 10, 2017
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Q: If the client tells the lawyer for example to settle for a certain amount can the lawyer settle for more

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 28, 2017

I cannot imagine a situation where this could happen. I always discuss any offer with a client and recommend that they allow me authority to accept any amount above a certain figure when we are in a position to make a final counter demand.

If a client authorized settlement for, say $50,000 and the lawyer is able to negotiate $75,000, why would the client ever have any problem with that? They could donate the additional money to a church or charity if they didn't want it.
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Q: Is $9,900 a fair settlement for an accident case?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 28, 2017

You have not provided any information whatsoever about the case.

An injury attorney can review your case in person and give an estimated value range based on the facts of the accident, nature and extent of your injuries, past and future medical expenses, loss of income, pain, suffering, inconvenience, etc..

Most of us provide free consultations.
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Q: Now that I fired the lawyer where can I find a lawyer that will take my case

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017

The Virginia State Bar has a lawyer referral service that you can call: (800) 728-5768

Also, if you know an attorney (other than the one you fired) ask that attorney whom they recommend.

You may also look on AVVO, which has a "find a lawyer" tool on their website.

I hope this information is helpful.

God Bless,

Mr. Hoen
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Q: What can I do at now that I have fired the attorney and he had told the insurance company that he would saddle

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017

If the attorney was fired for cause, the lien may not be valid. Otherwise, it must be reasonably based on the amount of work done by the attorney. If you are retaining another attorney, they can assist you in the process of validating the lien.
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Q: I was in a car accident a year ago and the attorney that I had settled the case without speaking to me what can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017

The case cannot settle without you signing a release.

Schedule an appointment to discuss the settlement process with your attorney.
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Q: My husband fell about 12 feet off a ladder in December. He fell on his head and shoulder. He went to the dr

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

If this happened in D.C., consult with a D.C. attorney.

If in VA, he should be under an award and will need to file a Claim for Benefits if he is not.

An attorney can assist him with that process.
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Q: I was rear-ended but was driving below the speed limit at the time. Will that limit my chances at recovering costs from

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 16, 2017

The information you provided is insufficient to answer your question. More details about the circumstances are needed. If you suffered injury, would benefit from a consultation with an experienced injury attorney. Most of us offer free consultations.
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Q: My siblings and I have been made aware of our legal right to make a claim for part of the settlement in wrongful death

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for West Virginia on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

Wrongful death beneficiaries and the distribution of damages for wrongful death are determined by statute in Virginia. It is separate from the decedent's estate (not an inheritance) and does not fall under the will. While your stepfather can qualify to be the personal representative for the wrongful death claim, he must distribute the proceeds to the statutory beneficiaries.

If the death occurred in Virginia, the statutory beneficiaries are the surviving spouse and any children of the...
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Q: I was involved in a head on collision. Other person was at fault with police evidence. He appealed guilty verdict. Why?

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

He had an automatic right to appeal and have a new trial in circuit court.

Most likely, he or his attorney (if he was represented) hopes for a better outcome on appeal.
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Q: Can the Ins Co tell the employer to stop the weekly paychecks without notifying you or your Workman's Comp atty?

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

Schedule an appointment with your attorney to discuss this. The employer can be penalized for late payments.
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Q: I am planning on working for a new company at the end of my claim. Will giving my 2 weeks while I'm still involved?

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

It is unclear what you mean by "end of my claim."

If you are under medical restrictions and receiving wage benefits, you lose the wage benefits when you resign.

Be sure you are under an Award Order to preserve your lifetime medical award.
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Q: Filed a workers comp from coworker negligence

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 7, 2017

You are entitled to medical treatment; not pain and suffering. The scar could possibly qualify for a minor award if it is permanent and significant. It is also possible that the employer's insurance carrier may offer a settlement to close out the claim and terminate any future benefits.
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