Personal Injury Questions & Answers

Q: What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for New York on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Burn a copy of the footage. Send it to the insurance company. If they don’t pay, sue them. Then forward a complaint to IAD that the cops falsified the report
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Q: How can I go about on making a report on people that are trying to kill or poisoning someone in LA country..

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

NORMALLY ONE WOULD CALL THE POLICE AND MAKE A REPORT.

YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE CAREFUL ACCUSING SOMEONE AS YOU CAN BE SUED IF NOT CORRECT.

YOU REALLY NEED PROOF RATHER THAN GUT FEELING.
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Q: How is the phrase "throwing incendiaries" used most in criminal law? Any object or just flammable/explosive ones?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Florida Statute 790.161 provides that "....—A person who willfully and unlawfully makes, possesses, throws, projects, places, discharges, or attempts to make, possess, throw, project, place, or discharge any destructive device:

(1) Commits a felony of the third degree ..."

Florida Statute 790.001 Definitions; provides that

"—As used in this chapter, except where the context otherwise requires:

...

(4) “Destructive device” means any bomb,...
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Q: Question: Can you get in trouble for threatening to have relationships with a person's mother?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Collections and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Only if it was a credible threat of sexual battery (i.e.: rape). I don't see what you suggested he say was anything like that.
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Q: My brother assaultted me during this assault he killed my dog what can I do what can I take him to court for

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

that sounds like an accidental death.

did the police come? they arrest him?

you can always make a late report but it does not have the same value as a call right after the incident
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Q: If my Neighbors accusation that I Kicked their children or their dogs but in fact I haven't do anything to them.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Just tell the police it's not true. They can't arrest you without a warrant, and no prosecutor is likely to file this. So, don't worry.

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Q: A personal injury lawyer for his client states that I am intentionally disparaging the client's business online. How?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

ANYONE CAN SUE ANYONE FOR ANYTHING AT ANY TIME.........THE QUESTION IS WHETHER ONE CAN COLLECT AND THEN WHETHER THE SUIT IS IMPROPER THUS ALLOWING THE OTHER PARTY TO SUE FOR DAMAGES.

IF YOU WERE TO SUE YOU WOULD GO TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT I WOULD SUSPECT
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Q: Ok i have a major lung infection from the mold and damage thats been there years landlord"aint spending $ to fix.cont.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

You may have a Personal Injury claim. There are a lot of PI attorneys in the Valley and consultations are free. Start making some calls and find out if someone thinks you have a case.
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Q: If I decide to represent myself pro se in a personal injury case (I'm the victim), do I have the right to request police

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

You always have the right ot represent yourself. You can obtain whatever information and documents that a lawyer can obtain.
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Q: I was hit by an uninsured motorist and hospitalized. Do I need a PI atty for a UIM claim, or should I do it myself?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

You should talk to an attorney. There are several issues that make your case more complicated. 1. It is a uninsured motorist claim. 2. It sounds like there may be some contest as to liability by the defendant and the uninsured motorist carrier. 3. You mention you had significant injuries. There are likely medical providers including a health insurer who will claim rights in a recovery. 4. Issues pertaining to even a straight forward claim have been made more complicated by present and...
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Q: Ever since my accident, I've been having recurring nightmares and have been unable to sleep fully through the night.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

Yes, a court will consider this. Emotional turmoil is an element of non-economic damage in your claim. The claim is best presented as one corroborated with independent medical evidence of your suffering, and its effects on your health. This is a nuanced and sophisticated claim that you should discuss with a seasoned lawyer.
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Q: The lawyer I contacted about my personal injury matter said he worked on a contingent fee basis. What does this mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Contingency fees are very common in personal injury cases, and can range anywhere from 25%-40% of total funds collected depending on a variety of factors. A higher percentage may be justified for a more complex case or a case where fault is questionable.

A contingency fee means that the lawyer's fee is contingent, or depends, upon a successful outcome in the case. In a contingency fee arrangement, the lawyer is taking on risk by advancing case expenses and working with no money or...
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Q: My lawyer filed a voluntarily dismissal of my complaint w/o explanation and is avoiding my calls. What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Probate and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Call the attorney's secretary,explain that you want a meeting, and if you don't receive that you will have no option other than to file a complaint with the bar.
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Q: CA., Contra Costa County DV grounds for Appeal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

this is a factually challenging question to ask without knowing ALL the facts...pro and con

you need to contact a lawyer that practices in that court not lawyers from all over the state that may not

know the way your judges and DA's handle specific cases.

Dale Gribow ....Palm Springs
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Q: The place I got my treatment for my car accident asked me to fill out a doctor's Lien does that meant the old ones no go

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

You want to look at the wording carefully--show it to a lawyer. He should insert a "reasonable" into the charges, and watch out if your state limits what can be charged in car crash cases. Finally, check the dr. out--if you think they overcharge maybe it's time to go elsewhere.
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Q: A friend of mine slipped on the stairs in my house and fractured his ankle. Unfortunately my limit for medical is only

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

Your personal liability only exists if there was a condition that was dangerous you caused through carelessness.

However if you mean will you be sued etc, how it works is for some bizarre reason it's difficult to get high medical payment policies for property liability. So the next part of the claim is to liability.

They may not pay if the slip and fall was not your fault. (the medpay is different).

Why not speak with your insurance?
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Q: Can I go to hospital after injury or do I have travel to employees dr

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

You go to hospital if its' an emergency. If not you see the employers doctor, assuming your employer has a list, then comp want pay. (you can go anywhere you want, but for the first 90 days--3 months-- comp will only cover emergency visits or visits to doctors on the employers' list if they have one)

If the employer doesn't have a list of 6 doctors (you get to choose) you can go to a doctor of your choice....
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Q: What should I expect out of settling my dog bite case?

3 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Without seeing the scars it's difficult to tell. It could be a large case or small case. Were your photos taken to show all scars? Were the photos of good definition? In the best light?

Generally they will ask you what you think a good figure is or they will start out low.That's their job. If you have excess medical bills or will need scar revision that has to be factored in. Keep your eye on the statute of limitations.
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Q: Have money in a trust at a lawyer's office, can't get any one to return calls or emails. What is the next step?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

First, get a note from the insurance company that no money is owed.

Then contact the attorney complaints office of your county bar association.
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Q: Do we have claim to our cat, even though her adoption papers are in the name of our roommate?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Small Claims for Alabama on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

The cat is property. Cats are not actually "adopted" under Alabama law. The documents which transferred ownership of the cat probably show that she owns the cat. UNless you can show that you own the cat, you are probably out of luck.
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