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Eileen R Becker

Eileen Becker’s Answers

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  • How much money should i expect for pain and suffering from progressive for my daughter being in a car accident in my mothers car

    my mother was in a car accident about a week and a half ago and my daughter was in the car with her while i was at work. i was very worried and scared when i found out but i was stuck at work. A few days later i had her checked out by her pediatri...

    Eileen’s Answer

    As one of the other responding attorneys stated, you should not expect the offer to be very much. It would be in your interest to speak to a local personal injury attorney prior to agreeing to accept whatever the offer is to be sure your daughter is adequately compensated for her injuries. I would be happy to discuss this matter with you further. My office number is (203) 265-2035 or you can visit my firm's website at www.lflaw.com. Best of luck to you and your daughter.

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  • For a crack-fall-side walk suing the Town of Greenwich CT, do you have to send a letter and in how many days or months?

    facial broken bone and displaced facial bone. because of a crack-fall-side walk suing the Town of Greenwich CT, do you have to send a letter and in how many days or months to send the Notice of Claims?

    Eileen’s Answer

    The above responding attorneys are correct and I would also advise you to contact a CT personal injury attorney because the notice must contain certain detailed information in order to be valid. Depending upon what caused the crack, you might also have a claim against the abutting property owner. Good luck to you.

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  • Hi, i was in an accident this past summer. A car driving way past the speed limit, not wearing a seat belt,counting money hit me

    He totaled my car,and i had no choice but to get rid of it. He injured my left side since that morning. I have pain on a daily bases. I want to sue him not only for the damage he did to my car but the ambulence and medical bills as well as the phy...

    Eileen’s Answer

    I agree with the prior answers - you should definitely speak with a personal injury attorney regarding your case. The law provides a limited amount of time within which to bring a claim, two years with respect to an accident case. You should not delay any further so that an attorney can properly obtain and preserve the necessary evidence to best present your case. Good luck to you.

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  • What do I do?

    My car was parked and was hit and totaled.im missing work & i have no car? How do I go about getting compensated with my car being totaled and missing work? Does the persons insurance pay for a rental? Please help i am clueless.

    Eileen’s Answer

    The other party's insurance company should be paying for a rental until they issue you a check for the fair market value of the car (usually the Kelley Blue Book or NADA value). Many insurance companies have arrangements set up with the rental car companies so they will be billed directly. Speak to the claims adjuster for the other driver's insurance company to request a rental car.

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  • I HAVE BEEN SUBPOENA IN MY FRIEND'S DIVORCE, THIS IS THE SECOND TIME, DURING THE DEPOSITION CAN I STOP AND REQUEST

    THAT I CAN HAVE TIME TO HIRE A LAWYER BEFORE CONTINUING THE DEPOSITION?

    Eileen’s Answer

    A subpoena requires that you appear at the date and time stated in the subpoena and must give you reasonable notice of that date in order for you to appear. Most attorneys are willing to work with a non-party's availability in scheduling the deposition; however, you must contact the attorney who issued the subpoena to make those arrangements. Once a deposition begins, it generally is concluded and is not stopped unless you are being subjected to abusive or embarrasing questions. As the previous poster wrote, it is difficult to advise you without knowing all of the facts and I am not clear on why this is the second time that you are being deposed. It would be better to contact a lawyer before the deposition to discuss the issues involved and obtain advice as to whether you need an attorney and if so, then have that attorney with you at the deposition in advance to avoid having to try and stop during the deposition only to have to return for another day.

    PLEASE NOTE: This post is intended as general information only, and is not provided as legal advice in connection with any specific case, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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  • How to know how much I am sued for in a summons from Superior Court that says Exceeds $15,000'?

    How to know how much I am sued for in a summons from Superior Court that says Exceeds $15,000'in an auto related suit? My insurance Company and their Attorney are representing me and I want to know if the suit is within the coverage limit or not...

    Eileen’s Answer

    The figure on the summons is a MINIMUM, not a maximum, amount that the person is suing for, although it is not a guarantee of what may ultimately be awarded. When someone files a lawsuit in CT, he or she does not have to indicate a specific amount, just whether it exceeds a certain amount so that it falls within the jurisdiction of the particular court. The amount actually being claimed depends on the particular circumstances of your case, and sometimes it cannot be known whether the amount is within the coverage, depending on the nature of the injuries involved and what your coverage limits are (For example, a $20,000 policy would likely be adequate for a stubbed toe but not adequate for a broken leg). The attorney hired by your insurance company should be able to give you some indication as to whether he or she believes you are adequately covered and may advise you to hire personal counsel if he or she believes that you either are not or may not be adequately covered. The attorney should also be able to tell you if there have been any actual demands to settle the claim, either before the lawsuit was brought or at any subsequent court proceeding, as that would be some indication as to what the plaintiff is looking for. If you have any excess insurance, such as an umbrella policy, you should put that insurance company on notice of the claim to give you an extra layer of coverage.

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  • In Ct, what is time limit between appellate and supreme court?

    We lost on the appellate level over a land/road issue. If we want to go before the supreme court, how much time do we have to file?

    Eileen’s Answer

    If you are appealing a decision of the Connecticut Appellate Court, you have to file a petition for certification to have the CT Supreme Court review the case. The deadline to file such a petition is generally 20 days from the date of Appellate Court's opinion is officially released or from when the Appellate Court issued any notice or order ending the case in the appellate court. There are motions that could extend the time to file. If you want to appeal, you should consult with the attorney who has handled the case to date or if you were not satisfied with that representation, consult with an experienced appellate lawyer as soon as possible.

    PLEASE NOTE: This post is intended as general information only, and is not provided as legal advice in connection with any specific case, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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  • Accident with a Police Officers mom.

    I was in an accident two years ago and the person was a police officers mother. As soon as we asked her if she was okay she said her son was a cop and she was going to sue us. When the police and others arrived they never took statements from me...

    Eileen’s Answer

    You should turn over the lawsuit papers to your automobile insurance company, either through your agent, or if you do not have an insurance agent, to your insurance company's claims department directly. Your insurance company will hire a lawyer to defend the lawsuit on your behalf. You will need to cooperate with that lawyer in your defense. Good luck to you.

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  • I was in car accident , cop found other driver at fault and issued verbal warning. what are my rights when he lied to his insura

    police report states the other driver is at fault and did not grant me right of way . i was on main road. he was on private road. i had signal light to turn into next plaza , he was in plaza before . he assumed i would turn into his and sped up a...

    Eileen’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear of your accident and hopefully you were not injured. Generally, the insurance company will use the police report to determine fault, but will also conduct its own investigation into what happened. In terms of your rights, I am not sure based on your question where you stand with the insurance company. You have the right to seek compensation for damages that you have sustained. This may include property damage to your car and any personal injuries you may have suffered. The insurance company will try to keep its payment to you to a minimum and will only pay if its insured driver was at fault. If the insurance company is not offering you what you believe to be fair compensation, then you have the right to reject what they are offering and file a lawsuit against the other driver. However, that does not guarantee that you will get additional money but it will likely increase your chances. You should speak with an attorney who handles personal injury cases to discuss the particulars of your case and the pros and cons of filing a lawsuit.

    PLEASE NOTE: This post is intended as general information only, and is not provided as legal advice in connection with any specific case, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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  • Do i need a medical malpractice lawyer?

    I went to the dentist on 4/30 and was notified on 5/1 that the instruments that were used on me durring the visit were not fully sterilized; and that there was a good chance that i was exposed to hiv, aids, hepitatis c,b. they prescribed medicatio...

    Eileen’s Answer

    What a scary phone call for you to have received and hopefully for your sake, you did not contract any of the diseases that they listed. But even if you do not, you do need to speak with an attorney to discuss your options. You should also contact your primary care physician who may put you in touch with an infectious disease specialist who can monitor you for any of these conditions.

    If you wish to discuss your situation further, please contact me at (203) 265-2035. Best of luck to you.

    PLEASE NOTE: This post is intended as general information only, and is not provided as legal advice in connection with any specific case, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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