Memphis, TN asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arkansas

Q: My daughter was in a car accident with a friend while at her ex step dad's they got a lawyer without my consent

My ex and his wife have gotten a lawyer and have taken her to doctors without my consent or knowing, there lawyer hasn't asked nor called me nor has the insurance company they ha e no legal rights to her as I'm her mother and he isn't her bio dad nor step dad I don't know what to do or where to start, I would have been with her but she also caught covid along with him and his wife so I'm not able to be and they know that and are using it to there advantage

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

A: An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your daughter's accident. I hope she is okay. There are a number of issues here, some relating to family law. I can only speak for the issues involving personal injury law.

It's nobody's business how your family and daughter wish to handle the accident. But as a general note, in the aftermath of an accident, things can move quickly. Depending on the jurisdiction, certain forms and other paperwork could require immediate attention to avert future collection actions from hospitals and other medical providers. Statements under oath could be required by insurance examiners. An experienced attorney could prevent costly errors in these early stages.

I hope your daughter was not seriously injured. But if she did require medical attention, it's possible the involvement of an experienced attorney could be a positive thing. Doing things incorrectly without an attorney could sometimes be more costly. Good luck

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