I had a car accident almost a year ago. Thank God, my children were already dropped off to school. The person who hit me head-on was high on marijuana (according to the police report) and was speeding, racing with another car and I was hit head-on, resulting in the total loss of both my car and the... View More
Yes you can sue someone beyond their insurance, however, if you settle your claim against the at-fault drivers insurance company, they will require you to "release" their insured from any further liability. So you either settle with the insurance company or you file a lawsuit. You...View More
Airbag claims are very expensive because they are very litigious and highly dependent on the use of experts. You might be better off searching defective air bag attorney. Don't hire a lawyer just because they advertise as an air bag attorney... this is an area of law where you want someone who...View More
There was a resident in the same apartment complex who obstructed our pathway as we were just walking through a hallway. He was very crazy, hysterical and violent to us. He was charging toward us and waving his arms while yelling, cursing, and screaming at us. The incident was recorded on video... View More
I think the more pertinent question is... does this crazy, hysterical person who lives in an apt. have sufficient financial means to satisfy a judgment? If you were not physically injured you might consider writing it off as a bad experience with a crazy person. If this person was violent... call...View More
Adjuster said they can’t give the entire settlement to me instead they need to issue payment separately such as compensation $2000 to me and reasonable medical bills related to auto accident up to $10,000 to doctors. I told them I am the responsible person to pay back and want to entire... View More
The insurance company wants to deal with the medical providers bc the insurer will negotiate a lower bill and save some money. So if your bills are $10,000, the insurance company will offer substantially less to settle the debt and pocket the rest. You want to control the money so you can do the...View More
Of Infinity policy holder declaration, max award is 15K. Infinity trying to keep 2700 USD of the 15K stating they are going to pay the lien at the hospital ER. I refused the settlement offer of less than 15K and wish to continue onto trial I told them. Infinity motion for protective order recently... View More
Insurance companies have a legal duty to protect hospitals for liens related to emergency services. The reason is because pro pers rarely pay off the liens so the law places the burden on attorneys and insurance companies. You might be able to get around this issue if your Release contains a clause...View More
Today my attorney emailed me saying he chooses not to represent me in a personal injury type of situation. He hasn’t given me any reason of why he chose not to continue with my claim. He dragged my case on for eight months since the start of my claim and just left me. I don’t know what to do... View More
It is not illegal for an attorney to remove themselves from a case without stating a reason. Why? Well... because one day an attorney did just that... they removed themselves from representation for a specific reason. Later another attorney found out that the reason given was wrong. So guess...View More
personal injury case. I have an extensive work already done - depositions taken, witnesses asked), an expert hired, medical seen, but haven't done it with the defense lawyer's side on their end. Can I still represent myself with these court procedings instead of going out and hiring an... View More
I don't think you'll find a new lawyer to take over because your new lawyer would have to share fees with your current attorney. Sometimes filing is necessary to leverage a settlement. So there may be a valid reason for the lawsuit. However, there are some attorneys who will file a...View More
Plantiff finished deposition, requested defendant provide deposition, PL atty stated it wasn't necessary because defendant would just lie. My witness is scheduled for his deposition. Without reason or warning stated he is withdrawing from a case he stated was asking $300,000- 1 million.... View More
Something is wrong with your case. It may be liability... it may be damages... it may be that the defendant is judgment proof or it may be your attorney grossly overestimated the value of your case. Attorneys are not in the habit of walking away from a potential $1mil. settlement. Right? I suspect...View More
If you have a new attorney they will handle everything. If not... send a letter to your current attorney saying you are terminating their representation and request your entire case file. The attorney is required to provide your file in a timely manner. That's all there is to it. Pretty...View More
Incident happened August 24th (nied)… treated for 3 months… last session was dec.7th…. Called attorney says claim is in discovery mode….. how long left til claim is done? When should I expect a settlement offer?
The best person to ask would be your attorney. Is there a pending lawsuit or a pending claim? If it's a claim against the adverse insurance company, then settlement can takes from weeks to months. If there is a lawsuit the settlement will probably come after discovery... which generally takes...View More
Before thinking about a lawyer consider the value of your claim. Lawyers are expensive and their fees may exceed the value of a potential recovery. Consider small claims court if the value of your claim is less than $10,000.
MRI for my headache's and neck pain have bulging disk no surgeries no more medical visits I've been told were waiting on medical lien that it would be 30-60 days but it's been over 6 months it's been a struggle since day 1 and still is should I call my insurance co IDK what to... View More
It's not fair. There are a lot of uninsured motorists driving in California. The only way to protect yourself and your family is if you have UM (Uninsured Motorist) Coverage. You can find this on your Declarations page of your policy. The Decl page is a summary of your coverage. If you have...View More
It depends. Your question raises a lot of questions that we don't have answers to. We don't know the status of your claim. I'm not sure what you mean when you say you are "waiting on settlement." Does that mean you are waiting for the claim to be settled... or do you mean...View More
Being gangstalked all hours of the day neighbors affiliated with the around the clock noise campaign has been disturbing my peace repeatedly in a targeted coordinated situation I find myself in evidence is up to videos I have recorded. From reapeted speech and behaviors aimed at harassing... View More
Because of the "emotional damage" gang-stalking has caused you, consider reaching out to your local city/county for counseling services. Lawyers often refer their injured clients to psychologists in order to treat their "emotional damage" caused by a serious accident. The police...View More
After falling asleep at the wheel the road turned left and I continued straight going off the road and crashed into a 2ft tall stump. Broke my back in 3 location and fractured my leg. The stump I hit was located 18ft from the roadway in the r.o.w. (design standards state min 30ft) it did not have... View More
Assuming the facts stated in your question are correct you may have a claim against CalTrans. It is foreseeable that a driver may fall asleep or lose control of their car and crash into a stump that is in violation of their own standards. So that may create some liability on the part of CalTrans....View More
If you don't change it and you are caught it looks like an intentional misrepresentation. If you serve an errata sheet then you'll be asked why you said you graduated from college when you didn't. It's better to be called out after correcting an error than after a misrepresentation.
Half a million is a big number and must be supported by significant injuries. You didn't provide any factual, medical or financial information to support your number. For a large damage claim of this size you should consult with an attorney on this forum. Consultations are always free and your...View More
I think 4-years is a long time for a lawsuit. Its been my experience that "non-complex" cases resolve at 30-36 months. You can go to the courts website and search your case by case number or names of the parties. It's always a bad sign when your attorney avoids you. It could be...View More
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