Mark Steven Humphreys' answer If you submitted a request to them to pay and they have not, then you will need an attorney to get involved. It may be necessary to file a lawsuit. Allstate is one of the more difficult companies to deal with when making a personal injury claim.
Mark Steven Humphreys' answer You must file suit within the applicable statute of limitations or your case may be over with. In addition to filing suit, you must use "due diligence" in getting the legal papers served on the defendant. In other words you can not just sit around and be proud that you timely filed the lawsuit.
Mark Steven Humphreys' answer It depends - As an attorney I would want to know how obvious the spill was to a passerby, plus were there any warning signs, how long the spill had been on the floor, has Safeway had an opportunity to clean the spill before you slipped, how did the spill get on the ground.
Depending on the answers to those questions, an attorney should be able to give advice on the merits of the case.
Mark Steven Humphreys' answer In Texas, it would be improper for an attorney to front you money for personal needs as the may, depending on the circumstances, violate ethical rules that attorneys have to abide by.
Did you get proper service on the defendant and get proof of service filed with the court?
Do you have the proof required to take a default judgment?
There are a few other things that may be required, depending on the requirements of the court your case was filed in. You can check with the court coordinator to find out the particular requirements of the...
Mark Steven Humphreys' answer That's easy and don't mean to sound crass, but get a lawyer. If you have a good case, you will be able to get an attorney to help you. If you do not have a good case, most lawyers will take the time to explain to you why they do not believe it is a good case.
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