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Eric Jeffrey Parker

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  • Wife fractured ankle going down a slide with my daughter, may need surgery

    Playground was in good shape however the lAnding are of the slide was pitted from the kids landing in it, she landed on the rim of the pit planting her ankle beneath her

    Eric’s Answer

    We have extensive experience in playground-related injury cases. There are a number of factors to be explored, which will depend on where and under what circumstances your wife was at the playground when she was injured. Feel free to call me to discuss the case in greater detail. 866-414-0400.

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  • Is a homeowner in Mass. Legally obligated to contact insurance company when a serious dog bite to a visitors face occurs?

    The visitor was a 21 yr old who.did nothing to provoke the dog.

    Eric’s Answer

    I am not aware of any law that would require contact with one's insurer, but I cannot conceive of the reason someone facing serious liability would avoid doing so - particularly where an insurer could attempt to avoid coverage due to lack of timely notice. If the victim does not hear from the insurer within several weeks, and knows the identity of the insurer, I see no reason not to notify the insurer. That said, I would STRONGLY urge the victim to retain a highly experienced lawyer before contacting the insurer, as statements by the victim may jeoparize the claim. Our firm has more than 30 years of experience with such claims. For more information about us visit us at http://www.parkerscheer.com

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  • I am looking for a lawyer to go up against Walmart. Someone with a proven track record. Took a horrible fall in december.

    Can i be compensated for loss of business due to my inability to work? Should i start physical therapy as prescribed, I don't want to be stuck with these medical bills. Walmart claims management has mailed me letters and I dont know if i should re...

    Eric’s Answer

    To answer your question(s): Yes, depending on the cause of your fall, your lost earning capacity that is related to the negligence of Walmart may be compensable. You should follow your doctor's instructions without regard to your potential case; as your health and recovery are paramount. That said, it is advisable to speak as soon as possible with a lawyer that has significant experience in fall-related injury claims against retailers. We have handled many such cases over the years. I would also recommend you consult with a highly qualified lawyer before speaking with anyone connected with Walmart.

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  • Bodily and Uninsured

    If I accept less than 100% of the bodily insurance coverage from the other driver's insurance company, does that mean I can't get underinsured benefits from my insurance company? The other guy's company is offering ALMOST the limit and I don't wa...

    Eric’s Answer

    In most cases (unless specifically permitted by your own under/un-insured motorist carrier), you must exhaust the defendant(s) bodily injury limited before you can proceed with a claim under your own under-insured coverage. This is because the defendant is not technically "under-insured" unless the value of your claim exceeds all of the insurance coverage available from the tortfeasor (the party responsible for your injuries). The responsible driver's insurer is often aware that un-represented plaintiffs don't want to bring a formal claim, and use that fact to save themselves money. It's wrong, but it happens all the time. Be VERY careful when dealing with underinsurance, as you MUST get written permission from your own carrier before accepting any offer from the tortfeasor's carrier and especially before signing any release of the tortfeasor. Releasing the tortfeasor without prior written consent by your own carrier can result in the loss of your right to recover underinsured motorist coverage under your own policy.

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