I was in an auto accident back in March 2017. My back was hurt very badly. I'm still getting treatment and nothing has been helping. It is possible that I will have this pain for the rest of my life. The lady was at fault and was only insured for $20,000. I do have underinsured insurance. My... Read more »
You'd have to make a claim through your underinsured motorist coverage. That's what the underinsured coverage is there for. The other driver's insurer isn't obligated to pay more than its coverage limits, so it appears that her insurance has been exhausted. You'll have...Read more »
No. It is not a reasonable time to wait. Changes were made to the workers' compensation laws effective on July 1st, 2017 and it will get harder and harder for injured workers to hire lawyers. Your claim is essentially been denied so you should not have a problem finding a lawyer. You need to...Read more »
It appears you likely have a claim subject to Iowa and an Iowa lawyer would probably handle it. From the question number one seems to be true. From the little information provided I am uncertain if number two is also true. I know you live in Iowa. Do you regularly work in Iowa? Do you drive across...Read more »
My brother, a minor, was injured at work and had to receive stitches. No problem there, but the employers didn't inform any of his family and released him into the care of another minor (unrelated) rather than attempting to call us or EMS. Were they allowed to release a minor into the care of... Read more »
Hmmmm.... Interesting question. I would love to know in which industry he was working. Probably a restaurant. No matter. The kid has a workers' compensation claim; I think you know this. But your question goes to notice to the family and if there is a duty to the family, which was breached,...Read more »
I live on 2nd story of 6plex. To get to the parking lot there's a cement ramp to use but in obvious visual poor maintenance for years. Ive mentioned this while living here. Many of their other properties have bad concrete walkways/stairs. I work with special population individuals that have... Read more »
A picture is worth a thousand words. I say that quite often but mostly in the area of premise liability cases where a defect has said to cause an injury and the injured person calls us asking if we will take their case. We need to see the condition that you believe is the defect. And then we need...Read more »
The child's other parent is aware of the claim. They have 50-50 custody and 50-50 physical placement. The accident happened while he was with the family that is filing. The filing step-parent holds the insurance for the minor child and they have paid 100% of the bills. Only the filing family... Read more »
Your question is really two-fold. 1. Does a divorced parent have standing to sue on behalf of an injured child? And, 2. what damages are they entitled to be compensated? The answer to the first is yes, we call it a Rule 8 Claim. The answer to number two is not easily answered without knowing more...Read more »
You owed no duty to warn a trespasser but you do owe them reasonable warnings when you are aware people use a path across your land. The answer to your question lies in the details. As the saying goes, the devil lies in the details. Your question doesn't really provide much detail and so...Read more »
There is no set time, although it is normally done within a week. Of course the time depends on the terms of the settlement, the signing of paperwork, modification of the terms stated in the paperwork and the type of settlement. Is it for property damage, car rental, medical expenses, an annuity or...Read more »
I noticed what appeared to be a rash on Monday June 26, by Friday I was itching all over. I was sitting on the floor in the bed room and this bug crawled across my dark pants, I killed it, looked it up on the internet, it looked just like a picture of a bed bug. I called the apartment manager and... Read more »
You absolutely need an attorney for injuries that significant. Otherwise the insurance company will just bat you around and try to walk you into an unfair settlement. I wrote about the risks of handling your own injury claim here:...Read more »
I have a dr order for the air conditioner to be turned on today and to keep it cooler in here I am oxygen dependent and have copd I have 2 other roommates at the house it is staffed by a company 24/7 the company that I am under here said that the air conditioner will not be turned on today and to... Read more »
The drain cover moved and my horses hind legs both fell into the drain injuring his left hind leg and putting him into stall rest with hand walking for in excess of 6 weeks. The fair grounds and the state have denied my claim stating that since there was no prior injury that "had been... Read more »
That all depends. Were you injured? Did you receive medical care? Is your injury significant enough to actually make it worth the time and expense involved? Did it require surgery? Did you have a broken bone or just hit your funny bone? Answer those questions and I can answer yours.
I ask if a Dr. would see me and why and the receptionist said Drs were booked and I would have to go to urgent Care so I drove myself there about 10 minutes away and they took me from there by ambulance to the emergency room should I see lawyer?
While they did not follow protocols, unless what they did resulted in a serious problem, I don't see that there is a case--fortunately you got to the hospital before anything bad happened. However if you have a concern that heart tissue may have died in that time, contact a member of the Iowa...Read more »
They can, but should they, probably not. Of course children seldom tell the entire story or accurately. I would not charge head-strong into the school planning on attacking the teacher. Instead I would suggest asking for a meeting to discuss the situation. I would listen with an open mind,...Read more »
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