is it already a foregone conclusion that I will be sued, and that my Insurance policy will pay-out, and the family’s lawyer will be able to go-after whatever assets I own, even if the Sheriff’s dept. has concluded that I am not guilty of any wrong-doing?
Most of the time, depending on your assets and insurance, they will not go after you personally. Your insurance will likely offer up your policy limits and if the attorney for the decedent's estate does not accept that offer of limits, then they will take you to court and will need to prove...Read more »
Your attorney will first sue the other driver, but in most cases, the recovery will be limited by the amount of the other driver's liability limits. If the other driver has a 15/30K policy for example, and if your injury is worth more than 15K, you can collect 15K from that third party and the...Read more »
I rented my property to a tenant. Her mother had Alzheimer, which I did not acknowledge before she signed the lease. Last year her mother was found drowned in the pool. Now the tenant filed a lawsuit for wrongful death. The insurance doesn't cover human injure. Short of money due to... Read more »
This is a personal injury slip and fall case. Defendant is not interested in mediation and has filed a 998 with the offer for me to dismiss the lawsuit and waive all cost. My court date is 3 months away. Now my attorney says they might be interested in offering me a small nuisance settlement. I... Read more »
Something doesn't sound right here. Is this a disputed liability case? How did you fracture your knee. Do you have a trial date yet? It may not be too late to substitute another attorney, but it depends on how close to trial you are or whether you will be able to get a continuance.
Reach out to your attorney who represented you for your original settlement to discuss this matter. I do not know the particulars of your case. Since I did not represent you for the initial case, I cannot state if you have money set aside from your settlement for future treatment....Read more »
My insurance company has advised me that the other driver is asking for more money than my policy covers. I am 70, on Social Security. I also have self-directed IRA from which I am taking monthly Required Minimum Distributions. Question: How can I protect (or minimize exposure) my IRA from lawsuit?
My mother was recently in a car accident that left her with extensive neurological and spine damage, I want to know what her rights are and who I/we should be pursuing legal action against. The other driver hit her vehicle from the rear, the damages to the vehicle and treatment for her injuries... Read more »
Your mom should hire an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately. The most important question if responsibility is clear and if your mom has permanent injuries is the amount of insurance of the other driver as well as the owner (And the employer if the other driver was working at the time)....Read more »
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