Personal Injury Questions & Answers

Q: Am I getting a fair process/compensation for my Injury?

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Why don't you sit down and take a look at what the medical bills - chiropractic bill are you in your case. Then you will know for yourself if offering him a third of the settlement is fair or not. Settlement depends on many factors but medical bills, and the amount of duration of treatment, type of injury, loss of work, and other factors would be considered in compensation.

If you still feel it is unfair talk to both your attorney and the chiropractor, or do not accept to settle the...
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Q: I fell off a ladder at a friends house when it broke and ended up with a compound fracture. Can I sue him?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Yes you can sue him. Whether or not you'd be successful is another question. Your best bet would be to consult with a personal injury attorney in your area for legal advice and representation. Many personal injury attorneys give free consultations.
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Q: is it true in a civil suit if everything is owned jointly you cannot get anything?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Only if the suit is against both persons, though there are a few exceptions. But collectability if you get a judgment is certainly an issue.
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Q: my sister-in-law illegally evicted me out of her house a week ago can I sue her

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

If you had a lease and were paying rent, then contact an attorney who handles tenant's rights issues.
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Q: Can I sue my cousine she sent me insulting message on Facebook where she accuse me of thievery without proof?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

You can sue her but you will have to hire someone to pay her and it will cost money. I suggest you resolve this if possible through your and her family because the problem is most likely someone forgetting that facebook is public and trying to be spiteful without getting the public fallout.

You can ask an attorney to send a "cease and desist" letter to her and facebook. You will have to pay for that.
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Q: How I can resolve an improper petition to interplead funds?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Get a consult from a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles malpractice--they give free consults.
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Q: Is it legal to use my photo without permission? What shall I do? Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

If they had your permission to take it it generally isn't with restrictions. Did you send a (polite) note to them asking not to use it? Have you been harmed by it's use?
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Q: So if self defense is for everyone, when women hit men can men hit back for self defense or is that wrong?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

We don't answer hypothetical questions but you are entitled to reasonable self defense.

That means if the woman is smaller/weaker you may cover up but punching her is likely to get a citation (though she may and should get one).

Perhaps the best answer is to avoid people likely to assault you.
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Q: Can i start a lawsuit against a medicaid transportation company because a driver pulled and pointed a gun at me

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Association. You should have reported it to the police.
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Q: My job is saying I have enough money to pay my hospital bills?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Nevada on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

You should consult with a Nevada based worker's compensation attorney. There are time limits that apply to the case and the processing of the medical bills. In some jurisdiction, the clock starts ticking after the last treatment related to the worker related injury. In some states, there must be formal action taken within 1 year after the last treatment. This time requirement may or may not apply in Nevada. Do not delay action on this matter. Contact a Nevada based worker's compensation...
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Q: My car was damage as a result of falling off lift in a shop we were inside bay i am shaken up help

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

The shop should take car of the damage to your car. I doubt you really have a psychological injury claim, but speak with a top notch PI counsel. Also report the accident to your carrier
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Q: I bought my daughter a car, insured by her and crashed by her. I own the loan, am I liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

If her name is on the registration, breathe a sigh of relief. If your name is on it then you would normally have the insurance obligation,so things get hairy. Short answer--if your name was on the car but for some reason insurance in her name, then you have problems and should contact a lawyer.
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Q: Can I sue someone for hitting my vehicle, causing my insurance rates to increase?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

No. It isn't something you can recover from. Also, you would have a statute of limitations and likely a release of claims issue if it was something you could get. However,you should contact the insurance commissioner to see if you can do anything about the rating you received.
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Q: Is owner liable for injuries when no capacity limit in play room but another child caused fall in overcrowded playroom?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

The owner could be liable for over crowding, if that caused an injury. Here, the over crowding does not appear to be a cause. Rather, it was rough play of another child. Depending on give age of the at fault child, he could be negligent. If the child was young enough, he would be negligent free because he would be to young too understand the consequences of his actions. In other circumstances, the parents could be liable for the actions of the at fault child. Ultimately, whether...
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Q: Should i contact at fault insurance company about my injuries or wait for them to contact me about pain & suffering?

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

What you really should do is retain a personal injury attorney. It is not a good idea to represent yourself, and you are likely to get more money in the end if you have an attorney. Your workers comp carrier will be asserting a lien against any 3rd party recovery, which makes it even more of a good idea to get an experience PI attorney.
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Q: my dog bit my downstairs neighbor in our shared backyard. he went to emergency room but refuses to show

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

If you have homeowners insurance or renters insurance, advise them of the claim immediately. You shouldn't pay $5,000 without some kind of evidence. You can probably pay a lawyer for a few hours of time if you want to settle to review everything for you and draw up a settlement agreement and release of claims so you can make sure your neighbor doesn't continue to pursue you for more money in the future.
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Q: If a driver was insured but was driving another vehicle that wasnt on his insurance do i go after his insurance or him

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Was the vehicle he was driving insured? If so, I'd start with bringing a claim against that policy. If not, you could try asserting a claim against the driver's policy. Ultimately, the smartest thing you can do is protect yourself from other drivers who might not have adequate insurance coverage (or any at all) by making sure you carry sufficient underinsured and underinsured coverage. For most folks, I'd recommend at least $250K in underinsured and uninsured coverage.
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Q: I wasnt warned that the building at my showing was a construction zone. I fell and injured myself inside the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Unfortunately, it's hard to give you meaningful advice without more information. Are you a realtor? What exactly caused your fall? How serious are your injuries? Feel free to contact me at the office if you'd like to discuss your specific situation in detail. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Q: I cannot provide an incident date for a work related injury. Can I file a claim still?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Hi, you laid out your question in a clear concise manner so I hope I can provide the same type of answer for you. The type of injury you apparently have is called a repetitive trauma or occupational disease type injury. These type of injuries are notorious for having a date of injury that can be very difficult to pin point. However I will give you some tips that will hopefully give you an advantage. ( I was a judge with the DWC appeals panel and I wrote more than one decision reversing hearing...
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Q: Got a ticket, failure to control, after an accident. Have video that shows car turned into me. Will case be dismissed?

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

You will need to plead not guilty and dispute your case to avoid both a criminal conviction and to preserve your civil claims for property damage to your motorcycle, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Hire an attorney who can help fight the charge in court.
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