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Alan Francis Sylvester

Alan Sylvester’s Answers

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  • Is there any help out there for someone who has suffered soft tissue injuries but did not require hospitalization?

    The injury occured in a parking lot that was covered by a tarp that hid drepressions that casued my wife to fall. No accident report was filed or any waiver signed releasing liability. My wife was a volunter at a charity event. She sought medic...

    Alan’s Answer

    The fact your wife was not hospitalized most certainly does not mean she can make a claim for injuries. She should document her injuries. Since the procedures and law vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction she should consult an attorney who should agree to handle case on a contingency fee basis. Good luck.

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  • PERSONAL INJURY - IS IT CUSTOMARY TO HAVE A RETAINER AGREEMENT WHICH PRECLUDES A CLIENT FROM GOING TO TRIAL? IS IT A GOOD IDEA ?

    A PERSONAL INJURY CASE INVOLING AN 80+ YEAR MAN....TRIAL OBVIOUSLY IS NOT DESIRED.....BUT SHOULD THAT AVENUE BE BLOCKED OFF IN A RETAINER AGREEMENT ? IS NORMAL? WHAT IF AFTER A YEAR THE INSURANCE CO. REFUSES TO SETTLE AND TRIAL IS THE ONLY OPTI...

    Alan’s Answer

    It is not customary. And, it is not a good idea at all!! In almost 50 years of doing personal injury work I have never done it, and do not know any attorney that has

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