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  • I have a claim open with allstate insurance .Thier first offer was 3500 .after several months thier offer has gone down now what

    I was rear ended well over ayear ago they first offeredfer me 3000 . my medical bills are well over 3500 .they want to now offefe me 2500 and pay 2500 towards meaical bills , I had much pain and suffering and am not satisfied with the offer .do t...

    W’s Answer

    The insurance company has no deadline to offer a settlement that is satisfactory to you. By contrast, the law imposes on you, the claimant, a deadline by which you must file a lawsuit against those legally responsible for your injuries--typically, this is the 2-year statute of limitations applicable to negligence claims. If you fail to institute a timely legal action, your right to obtain fair compensation for your injuries will be lost. I recommend that you consult immediately with an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you with the claims process, and if necessary, to bring a legal action on your behalf. If you wish, you may contact me at (203) 265-2035 to discuss this matter further. My initial consultation is free.

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  • Can I sue over broken toe after being hit by a car?

    I was crossing the road when I was suddenly hit by a car. The car was sitting in a drop-off zone on the other side of the road. I was about half way across the road when the car decided to do a U-turn over double lines and hit me. I was flown into...

    W’s Answer

    The answer to your question is "yes". You can sue any person whose negligent actions have caused you to sustain a personal injury, as in the situation you describe. You should contact and consult with a reputable Connecticut personal injury lawyer. If you wish, you may contact me to discuss this matter further at (203) 265-2035.

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  • If I am being told that a lawyer is going to dispose me, what does that mean?

    I am a third party that may have information pertinent to a case between two other people.

    W’s Answer

    Parties to a case have the right to "depose" third-party witnesses who may have information and knowledge relating to the case being litigated. A "deposition" is a question-and-answer session in which the attorneys representing the parties have an opportunity to question a witness, who provides sworn answers to those questions under oath. The questions and answers are recorded by a Court Reporter, who transcribes the deposition and a typewritten transcript of the questions and answers is eventually produced. Typically, a deposition is held in a law office and not in a courtroom. Under certain circumstances, the deposition transcript may be used during the trial of a case.

    In Connecticut, a witness who is deposed has the right to review and make corrections, if necessary, to a deposition transcript after it is produced by the Court Reporter. In addition, a witness has the right to be represented by an attorney in a deposition proceeding, although there is no requirement that a witness be represented by counsel. Without knowing more about the case or your relationship to the claims in the case, I cannot say whether it would be prudent for you to be represented by a lawyer in this deposition. You should consult with an attorney to determine whether having your own counsel with you at the deposition is advisable.

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  • I was hit by a drunk driver and so far have no serious injuries, should I get a lawyer?

    I was recently hit head-on by a driver who was drunk. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital and x-rayed, but didn't suffer any broken bones or serious immediate injuries. I was out of work for 3 days, plaus time I have spent out of work for fol...

    W’s Answer

    You should consult with a reputable Connecticut personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. I would be happy to speak with you about your case. My contact information is available on my firm's website, www.lflaw.com.

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  • I was in a car accident it was not my fault but the other driver did not have insurance what do i do?

    the other driver was arrested for not having license, driving under suspension, fialure to obey traffice signal, driving under suspension

    W’s Answer

    You should assert a claim under the uninsured motorist benefits provisions of your own insurance policy. Your own auto insurance policy provides you with coverage in the event you are involved in an accident with an uninsured driver and you suffer injuries or damages. Contact a personal injury attorney familiar with making uninsured motorist claims as soon as possible.

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  • What insurance will help

    My grandson who lives in my house was hit by a car while riding his bicyle, The car took off. As it stands right now his parents do not have life insurance nor a car or carinsurance I have never driven or car insurance but I do have homowners insu...

    W’s Answer

    Your grandson's parents or legal guardian(s) should consult with a Connecticut personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Lundeen is correct that uninsured motorist coverage may exist in the event another resident of your household owns an insured vehicle, and that homeowner's insurance will not provide coverage for the subject incident. Attempting to identify the hit-and-run driver quickly is also crucial. Prompt consultation with a Connecticut personal injury attorney is very important to protecting your grandson's interests.

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  • I was in a car accident with a tractor trailer. Minor injures were sustained - can I sue him?

    The tractor tailer moved into my lane and we charged with improper lane change. My son and I were brusied and cut up a little but my car is totaled. We are getting back enough to pay off the loan. We are barely getting anything for personal eff...

    W’s Answer

    Your right to assert a claim and bring a lawsuit against the operator of the tractor trailer does not depend on the extent of the injuries sustained. In other words, if you and your son were injured, you have the right to bring a legal claim, regardless of the seriousness of the injuries. You should consult with a Connecticut personal injury attorney.

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  • What is the average lawsuit settement for a pregnant woman involved in a car accident? Will the unborn child recieve money also?

    She has been in therapy for a little over 5 months

    W’s Answer

    There is no such thing as an "average" settlement in a civil case. What a case is worth for settlement purposes depends on a number of factors, including the relative fault of the parties involved in the accident, the nature and extent of the injuries and damages suffered by individuals injured in the accident, and other factors. As for the unborn child, the legal question of whether an unborn child can recover money damages in connection with injuries sustained in an automobile accident has not been definitively decided in Connecticut. All injured parties should consult with a reputable Connecticut personal injury lawyer.

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  • Can I sue for injury and emotional distress?

    I was involved in an elevator incidence three and a half weeks ago. The elevator malfunctioned and took me straight to the basement only to find water seeping through it. After the door opened, (thank God), water started gushing in knee deep befor...

    W’s Answer

    You may have a legal claim against the owner of the building and any parties responsible for maintaining the elevator. An investigation will have to be conducted to determine the cause or causes of the elevator malfunction in the circumstances presented. If it can be determined that one or more parties were at fault for the incident and your resulting injuries--both physical and emotional--you may be entitled to monetary compensation. You should consult with an attorney.

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  • Is a store liable for personal injuries sustained in accident due to store's negligence

    My mother was injured in a store recently when she walked into a glass wall at the entrance to the store. The wall was adjacent to the actual doorway, and at first glance, it really does look like you can walk through the glass area to exit the st...

    W’s Answer

    The store could be liable for your mother's injuries. I recently handled a claim involving an elderly woman who walked into a glass wall adjacent to the front doors of a sporting facility. The claim was settled for money damages prior to trial. In Connecticut, every person or entity in control of property owes a business invitee, such as your mother a legal duty to use reasonable care to inspect and maintain the property and to make it reasonably safe, a duty to warn or guard visitors from being injured by reason of any defects that the visitor could not reasonably be expected to discovery and the duty to conduct activites on the property in such a way as so as to not injure the visitor. The fact that another person was apparently injured in the same way prior to your mother's accident increases the likelihood that the store would be found negligent in your mother's case. Your mother should consult an attorney about the incident and her possible claims against the store.

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