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 »
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 »
Please contact me if you can help or know someone that can.
answered on Feb 26, 2023
An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your options could depend on the severity of the burns. I hope your husband is okay. If the burns are not severe and they heal in a short period of time, many law firms would be reluctant to consider handling such... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
First, file a police report. That is an assault. Then, you can consider a civil action. What are your damages? Did you require medical attention?
My husband was seen in the ER over New Years Eve. He was having severe chest and stomach pain. He is a type 2 diabetic. His sugars were in the high 700 range, he was given medicine for his chest and stomach pain and given insulin and an iv solution for his sugars. They never did an xray or... Read more »
answered on Feb 18, 2023
Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.
Further, Due to the nature of medical malpractice cases, the extent of your injuries may effect the viability of your... 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 »
I was in a medically induced coma because of Covid 19 and I came out of the coma. I fell from the bed on the floor and my heart stopped and they brought me back several times & I sustained a hypoxic brain injury. & was reintubated. I have my official medical records and I signed a contract... Read more »
answered on Jan 14, 2023
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Don't lose further time awaiting a reply here. This isn't an attorney referral service, so there's no point awaiting a reply regarding possible representation. With a looming statute of limitations,... Read more »
I came back from emergency surgery from nasal cauterization and the top bed rail was left down. I had just been placed in the step down unit from coming out of a medically induced coma due to Covid 19. I was recovering very well but could not not walk or sit up in the bed without help and I was... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2022
Hi, there are specific statutes of limitations that apply to negligence claims. Most claims must be filed within two years of the injury. If your injury is more than two years old, you may not be able to file a lawsuit. Whether you can pursue damages for the negligence will depend upon the date of... Read more »
answered on Dec 21, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If this is about a personal injury case (the originally posted category) that involves an estate, you may want to add "Estate Planning" and "Probate" to your categories. Good luck
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.
I am in the process of hiring a lawyer on a contigency fee basis, to sue for tortious conduct for interference of a body. emtional distress, etc. What is the normal/good percentage for a lawyer for such a case?
answered on Oct 24, 2022
It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Typically, in Alabama, the minimum fee for a personal injury case is 1/3 of the settlement.
It is not uncommon for the fee to increase to 40% or even 45% if the case is litigated or taken all the way to trial. Complex or difficult cases, such as... Read more »
See question about UIM what is the law for state of Georgia
answered on Aug 4, 2022
Yes, as part of the UIM claim process you are required to advise your carrier of the amount and receive consent from your carrier to accept the settlement from the at fault party's carrier. If you do not, your are taking a substantial risk of being barred from making a UIM claim.
I was being treated at shoals hospital and was there for 3 nights, while i was there i hot bug bites.
answered on Jul 7, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter nationwide, some law firms are reluctant to consider such cases. They often present defense counsel with many viable defenses. You could reach out to attorneys to discuss - that could give you a... Read more »
while they perform they investigation the statute will run out and if one of them doesnt pursue the case for any reason, id like to give the other the chance to look at the facts and maybe take the case- But i dont want to create any issues or trouble..
answered on Jun 15, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your concern about the looming statute of limitations issue is valid. We are in mid-June and there is the matter of retrieving records and reviewing them without delay, depending on the schedules of medical... Read more »
answered on Jun 12, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Policies generally run with the vessel. However, this is something that should be discussed with the insurance carrier. Carriers could differ in their practices and standard procedures for underwriting their... Read more »
He calls, texts, and has sent things to my job. After being told not too. Im starting fear for my safety. He has incriminating text and pictures that support the affair but I also have text and emails asking him to stop contacting me.
answered on Jun 1, 2022
You may want to take a look at the crime of Stalking Second Degree, which states, in the relevant part, that if a person intentionally acts with an improper purpose, repeatedly harassed, telephoned, or initiated communication with another person and caused that person to reasonably fear for that... Read more »
and bone exposure. She had L4 Laminectomy at this time. Surgeon's Post-op notes states she had purposeful movement in ALL 4 extremities but came home as paraplegic w/ incontinence bowel/bladder, and sacral wound as described above. Mom lived alone previously. I work full-time as a nurse and... Read more »
answered on May 1, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry you are in this very difficult position. This is not a question that can be answered in the brief format of this Q & A Forum. It is a complex matter, and your post raises multiple issues. In... Read more »
This has been going on almost 6 months now. Have been consulting with Legal Services Alabama. But it seems we've reached an impasse. My biggest concern is whether apartment management will replace any items that must be discarded. But they're refusing to do that. And my renters insurance... Read more »
answered on Apr 29, 2022
This is something that an Alabama attorney is best suited to advise about, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the mold and the mold-induced asthma. At this point, you could reach out to injury attorneys who handle mold cases. Each state can have... Read more »
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