Timur Akpinar's answer It depends on the case. Pain and suffering is often a major component of personal injury awards. But there are cases where the damages only involve “economic losses,” comprised of things such as lost wages, medical bills, property damage, etc.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Delaware juries are relatively conservative so obviously the evidence and testimony motivated them to provide full and fair compensation. If the verdict is excessive the defendant can file an appeal.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Does he want to stir up a counterclaim? If he has collision, run it through that and let them be the bad guys. Note--if it's 4 lanes, and he was doing speed limit, should have picked up moving something or other out there, slowed down, may have had chance to avoid. I'd advise to let it go. So far he's ahead. "you dented my big old truck with your puny little body" just doesn't sound too good.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Get at least a consultation. Your case is tough because you lived there--didn't like it could've moved. Contact a member of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Find out why it's a conflict. If they had been representing the other party they should have told you so. If it's that they represent a potential witness, that is a little different--a conflict but they only have to tell you when they figure it out. However you need to find another attorney so contact a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.
Peter N. Munsing's answer The offenders insurance should give you a "prior authorization" though depending on your state they may not have to (depends on what state it happened in). If your car got totaled chances are you have an injury so I suggest you contact a member of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations. If you need names let me know.
Do understand that your car rental ends when they are ready to put the money in your hands.
David Alan Wolf's answer I would not characterize your case or potential case as a slam dunk case even if you have surgery. Trip and fall cases and slip and fall cases can be quite challenging. These are among the most heavily contested types of cases that are handled by personal injury attorneys. It is good to hear that you have an attorney in place. I trust that your attorney has advised you of the strengths and weaknesses in the case. Good luck.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Unless you get a release from her when you pay, yes she can. You are better off turning this over to your homeowner's or renter's insurance company to handle so they can pay the bills and make sure you are released from further responsibility after they pay her.
Charles Snyderman's answer You are not required to have a lawyer in order to settle or sue over a personal injury. However, lawyers charge on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases, which means they only get paid if they recover money for you. Your chances of success are greatly improved if you have an experienced lawyer represent you.
Jonathan Craig Reed's answer The sooner the better. You probably have two possible claims. One is a no-fault workman's comp claim and the other may be a fault based claim against someone other than your employer. If there is a question of preserving evidence on the fault based claim a lawyer can jump right on that issue. I assume you reported the injury to your employer, but even at this early stage a lawyer can help. Most personal injury lawyers in your state and city will give you a free consultation so you can see if...
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