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Q: My son was hit while being on a dirt bike yes he was on a dirt bike with no helmet the guy who hit him was turning at a

Intersection where my son had the right away the guy said he didn't see my son cause he didn't have any lights on it had just started getting dark not very dark at all where he could have seen him but turned anyways he had a insurance policy of a non owners insurance policy and was driving a car owned by him so insurance said his policy wasn't covered then said my son is 50%responsible after that but offering 10,000for it to be over with I need help should I settle or not

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Michael J. Morse
Michael J. Morse
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Detroit, MI

A: You clearly need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer to make this decision. It depends on the size of the policy and how bad your sons injuries are. There are other things to consider as well.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I hope your son is okay. You need to know more information before accepting or rejecting an offer of settlement. Together with liability, a fundamental issue here is the extent of your son's injuries and the medical reports that are available to document them. The decision to involve an attorney is yours to make, but most attorneys who handle these types of cases would at least offer a free initial consultation. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You need to contact an attorney who is a member of the Assn for Justice for the state you are in, and is in the county where it happened--they give free consults.. Depending on the light, who could see whom, the fact that your son was on a dirt bike isn't the issue as much as the fact he had a bike that didn't have lights.

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