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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: In a personal injury case who should the injured party be in communications with about the case?

insurance company

property attorney

please explain

Melina Shahbazian
Melina Shahbazian
answered on Apr 15, 2023

You should only speak to your attorney. Do not communicate with the at-fault party and/or try to determine fault at the scene of the incident. Do not speak to the insurance company, even your own, until you speak to an attorney. Anything you say will be used against you and you want to make sure... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Geico is denying my medical claim. They are the insurance company of the person who hit me and won't pay.

Geico paid to repair my car and paid for the car rental but won't pay for my medical bills which are $385. Is it worth it to go to small claims court? $385 represents the actual amount that I'm requesting- it doesn't cover mileage or lost wages.

Melina Shahbazian
Melina Shahbazian
answered on Apr 15, 2023

You should consult a personal injury attorney to pursue your claim. In a personal injury case, you are entitled to general and special damages. General damages consist of the pain and suffering your endured due to the injuries you suffered. Special damages include your medical bills, future... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Should you agree to release liability limits?

Second request, was denied the first time. The injury cost to what they are requesting is ridiculous difference.

Melina Shahbazian
Melina Shahbazian
answered on Apr 17, 2023

Yes. Your liability limits will be discovered one way or another. Disclosing it early will allow for possible resolution of the case short of litigation. You can avoid a lawsuit and being sued for the accident.

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