I was in a car accident where the other party admitted fault ( I was rear ended at a high speed ).
I hired a lawyer but he is not trustworthy, doesn't respond to my questions in a nice way, and hides all my medical bills from me. He acts like I am stupid for asking questions about my... Read more »
answered on Mar 22, 2023
You’re entitled to terminate your lawyer at any time. However, the lawyer will likely be entitled to a lien for his attorney’s fee.
You can negotiate your own settlement. However, your healthcare providers and/or health insurer have a right to be paid back out of your settlement funds.... Read more »
I hired a lawyer last year due to a automobile accident. A negligent driver rear ended me at a high speed. I have no health insurance, so the lawyer has partnered with an insurance company to get me treatment. The case manager for this insurance co. Has sent me to the sketchiest doctor, who does... Read more »
answered on Mar 17, 2023
I'm sorry you are dealing with this situation. This is a common problem in personal injury cases where you don't have health insurance. The first priority should always be to get the medical care you need for recovery. That priority should also be accomplished with your interest first and... Read more »
We are on a busy highway and the cows get out all the time especially lately. I hit one the other night 2 were out. He knows they are always out how does he not have to pay for the damages. They are his they are not wild animals.
answered on Mar 22, 2023
Generally, farmers aren’t liable for personal injuries caused when their cows get out if they have proper fencing. However, there are occasionally exceptions. You should contact a lawyer, especially if you have serious personal injuries.
Here’s the statutes on this issue:
Ala... Read more »
Hired a lawyer two months ago because I was rear ended at a high speed. My passenger was injured as was I. We both had whiplash, I have c4 c5 injury, and torn rotator cuff. She had a concussion. She hired the same lawyer. Anyway, the lawyer will not tell us WHAT OUR CASE IS EVEN WORTH. They keep... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2023
It sounds like you have serious injuries. The value of your case may depend on the amount of insurance that is available. Over half of drivers in Alabama have no insurance or the bare minimum of $25,000.
Your lawyer is correct that it’s impossible to know the value of a personal injury... Read more »
Just looking for settlement amounts that are reasonable . I have a lawyer but we have not discussed amounts.
answered on Jan 23, 2023
There is no "average" settlement. There are many factors that have to be evaluated in order to determine what a reasonable settlement might be in your case. These would include extent of negligence on the part of the other party, issue of any potential contributory negligence on your... Read more »
The police report said she was changing lanes and hit my car, ran my off the road. I’m in pain due to rheumatoid arthritis and plates and screws previously in both wrists. I live in Florence Al, the wreck occurred in Starkville Ms. Do I contact her insurance or what?
answered on Nov 21, 2022
You should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Do not speak with an adjuster or insurance company until you have spoken with an attorney and received legal counsel. Based on the few facts that you report, it appears that the other driver is at fault. Any time there are significant... Read more »
I contacted an appellate attorney for consideration of a civil appeal/post-trial actions, but they said they couldn't discuss anything with me according to AL law, because I was already represented. Is there an official way to sever relations with my current attorney? I am concerned about the... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2022
Normally, you are simply going to terminate the lawyer. This ends the relationship. It might, however, be wise to seek the lawyer's advice regarding an attorney for the appeal. It may be difficult to find another attorney within the time limits for appeal if you have terminated one attorney.
Talk to to work out some kind of payment arrangement so I can start making payments to get this took care of?
answered on Dec 3, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. One option is to try to arrange a consult with a local attorney to review the paperwork you received. There are several possible sources for a motor vehicle accident judgments. It could be from the other... Read more »
Friend took us to his mom's . What can we do about the ticket
answered on Nov 9, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you likely consulted with a traffic ticket defense attorney or submitted a response. The circumstances of the accident are not fully clear from the brief description, but if you were proceeding on... Read more »
a transfer truck ran my brother off the interstate into the emergency lane and he hit a broken-down car that was left unattended the transfer truck did not stop who would be at fault
answered on Aug 2, 2022
This would either be a negligence claim against the truck driver and trucking company (if it can be identified), or a phantom driver case. It will be a hard case to pursue unless your brother happened to have a dash camera to have some method of identifying the driver of the other vehicle. If you... Read more »
on private property. Now she is wanting 2 days of car rental ..am I responsible for rental.
No police report was made and she did not take pics
answered on Jul 31, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the scope of painting - and how long the person would be without a car due to the work. Whatever the two of you agree upon, it would be advisable to use a release. A release is a form the... Read more »
It was a traffic accident and have a criminal attorney but he’s in court and the employer is asking for my accident report. Do I have to submit the report and can they terminate me over it?
answered on Jun 7, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that an employment law attorney would have more insight into than a car accident attorney. There's no guarantee every post on this forum is ultimately picked up, but you could try reposting... Read more »
answered on Mar 9, 2022
In this instance, the at fault driver is responsible for the non-at fault driver's damages. The 19 year old (as opposed to a minor) is deemed to have capacity to be responsible for his actions.
Also, what happens if the vehicle does not belong to that driver?
answered on Feb 26, 2022
You have several possible claims against three possible defendants. Realistically, your recovery is likely limited by the amount of insurance that is available. I'll break down each of your possible claims, but you probably only care about the practical advice so I'll start there.... Read more »
Can you dismiss the attorney after contract have been signed
answered on Nov 18, 2021
You should discuss with your attorney the reasons he wants you to accept and the pros and cons of not accepting at this time. If, after speaking with your attorney, you are dissatisfied with his representation, then give look for another attorney.
The city has a $100,000 cap but my bills are well over that amount. Can I pursue punative damages and ask for pain and suffering?
answered on Nov 14, 2021
An attorney who practices in the applicable jurisdiction could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear if this in Georgia or Alabama, as both appear in your question. Try to arrange a consult with an attorney in the jurisdiction where this took place.... Read more »
answered on Aug 25, 2021
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to speak with an Alabama attorney for meaningful guidance, an accidental dent does not usually amount to being a crime in most places. Unless an accident involved intoxication, recklessness,... Read more »
answered on Jul 26, 2021
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. As a general matter nationwide, statutes do not generally include any particular figure for cars overtaken. Most statutes pertaining to left lane violations tend to be phrased "a" vehicle or... Read more »
She pulled out in front of someone. Neither had injuries. Both cars totaled. What consequences do I face myself?
answered on Jun 17, 2021
1) you will owe the other person for at least their car; if their insurance pays for it you owe their insurance
2) Both of you could be ticketed, possible license suspension in some states.
You need to contact an attorney who handles traffic violations in the county where it happened.
And no police report was made. Im not sure if the other person has insurance or not. The only damge was a broken tailight cover on his car. He said he got an estimate on the damage and asked me who he needed to contact. I told him my insurance company. I also texted him and asked him who he has... Read more »
answered on Mar 20, 2021
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you are able to discuss meaningfully with a local attorney, the next thing that happens would probably be your insurance carrier contacting you to verify the other driver's claim. If the other driver was... Read more »
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