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Richard P. Console

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  • Do I have a case?

    I had an ectopic pregnancy. I went to the emergency room 5 times. Each time they told me it was cysts, gave me pain killers, and sent me home. I kept telling them I knew that it was something more serious but they wrote me off. By the time they ca...

    Richard’s Answer

    I'm so sorry to hear about this. You may have a case, but medical malpractice claims are so fact-specific that no attorney can say for sure without having more information about the unique details of your situation. I would suggest that you reach out to a New Jersey medical malpractice attorney for a free consultation where you can privately go over the details of what happened to you and the problems that resulted. An attorney will be looking specifically for two things: 1) evidence in your medical records that the providers you saw deviated in some way from the acceptable standard of care in treating or failing to treat you, and 2) damages that are significant enough to make it worthwhile to pursue a complex and expensive claim. The only way you will find this out is by talking to an attorney privately. You didn't mention how long ago this happened, but please know that there are strict deadlines to take action in a case like this -- and if you miss those deadlines, you won't be able to pursue any kind of claim as a result of this situation. The sooner you start talking to an attorney, the better. You can start by using the Find a Lawyer tool here on Avvo. Best of luck with your recovery and the case!

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  • Hit by dwi driver

    what do i do now or you can do now for me

    Richard’s Answer

    I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. What you can do now is reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney in the South Jersey area to represent you and pursue the money you deserve. What your attorney can do is: gather the unique facts of your situation and answer your questions during a free consultation; investigate the accident and collect evidence to prove your damages and the other driver's liability; handle the hassle of paperwork and fielding phone calls from the insurance company; manage and organize your medical bills; help you find the right medical specialists in your area, if you haven't been able to locate them yourself; negotiate the maximum settlement for you or, if necessary, fight for compensation in court; negotiate down the cost of any outstanding medical expenses so that you get to keep more money in your pocket. You don't say when this accident happened, but the sooner you start looking for the right attorney, the better. You can start by using the Find a Lawyer tool here on Avvo to locate an attorney with a high rating and plenty of experience handling car accident cases, especially those that involve drunk drivers. (I'm including a link to more information about drunk driving claims in New Jersey, in case you want to know more.) Good luck with your recovery and the case!

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  • I need a personal injury attorney

    Hello, Just today my year daughter was injured in our hotel room in NJ. She tripped in the room's carpeting and hit the edge of the tv stand with her forehead causing a deep laceration. We brought her immediately to an urgent care where she re...

    Richard’s Answer

    I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's injury. You may have a case, but it depends on very specific facts that you haven't mentioned in your post -- especially whether there was some defect in the carpet or flooring that caused your daughter to fall. If you believe that the hotel premises was in some way unsafe and that hazard caused or contributed to your daughter's fall, then it would be in your family's best interests to contact a New Jersey personal injury with experience handling cases like this. The consultation should be free, and most lawyers take cases like these on a contingency basis, which means you owe nothing now and only a percentage of what the attorney gets for you once the case is resolved. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better -- if you wait too long, the hotel might fix the defect before you have the chance to gather proof that it ever existed. You can get started using the Find a Lawyer tool here on Avvo. Once you locate a highly rated New Jersey attorney, check his or her website to see if the firm has past success handling similar cases. Best of luck to your family with this!

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  • Can I sue?

    If I was the passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an accident in Pennsylvania and the accident was not my drivers fault but he doesn't have tort on his insurance what legal rights do I have to sue if any?

    Richard’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your accident. As a passenger, you certainly have the legal right to sue any at-fault parties for damages you suffered. Situations like this can get complicated, and they often depend on what kind of insurance you personally have, if any. My suggestion is to reach out to an attorney with experience handling personal injury claims in Pennsylvania for a free consultation. Once a lawyer understands the specific facts of your unique situation, he or she can better explain what happens next. (Often, passengers will have to sue both drivers, unless it's clear that one driver was 100 percent at fault. If this happens, you should know that you're seeking compensation from your driver's insurance company, not him or her personally.) The Find a Lawyer tool here on Avvo is an excellent resource to begin your search. Good luck!

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  • Am I allowed to sue if I was in a car accident for medical and pain?

    I was in an accident on 8/8/15,the other driver was 100% at fault and their insurance is covering repairs to my car......but I have injuries from the accident and I am going to a chiropractor that MY insurance is paying for....can I sue the other ...

    Richard’s Answer

    I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. Yes, you have the right to sue the at-fault driver for damages like medical expenses and pain and suffering (depending on your own insurance selections), but you will need a personal injury attorney to get the most money for your claim. The sooner you reach out to one, the better. You can start looking for an experienced car accident attorney with a license to practice law in Pennsylvania by using the Find a Lawyer tool here on Avvo. The consultation should be free and confidential. Best of luck!

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  • I went to my doctor for eye problems. They gave me meds that I am allergic to. I had complications. What are my legal option?

    My initial contact was with a doctor in my family practice office. I thought I had pink eye and a sty. He gave me a prescription for eye drops. I am allergic to all sulfa drugs which includes Bactrim. This is noted in my chart as well as my at ...

    Richard’s Answer

    I'm so sorry to hear about your eye problems. You may have the grounds to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the doctor, but since these cases are so fact-specific, your next step should be to talk privately with an attorney who handles this kind of case in Pennsylvania. An experienced lawyer can gather the details of what happened to you and answer other questions you may have during a free consultation. The attorney will likely need to review your medical records and have a medical expert look them over as well to find out if there's evidence that your doctor deviated from the accepted standard of care. It's not clear from your post how long ago this happened, but I would suggest that you begin looking for an experienced medical malpractice attorney with a Pennsylvania license right away, and call for a free consultation to get started. The Find a Lawyer tool here on Avvo is an excellent resource. Make sure you choose a lawyer with a high rating, so you know he or she has a good reputation and plenty of experience. Good luck!

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  • Do I still have a case??

    I'm my mother caretaker.. She been in a wheel chair for 4 yrs.. We went to A.C. at Harrahs Casino.. As we got to the Valet parking, I put my Mother in the wheel chair.. As I was pushing her, there was a huge crack on the uneven pavement in the val...

    Richard’s Answer

    I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's injury. As others have stated, she might have the grounds for a case against the casino (or whoever owns or maintains the property where she got hurt). Claims like this are very fact-specific, so the next step would be to reach out to a personal injury attorney who handles premises liability claims in Pennsylvania. The consultation should be free, and the sooner you do this, the better. If you thought to take pictures of the dangerous pavement defect at the time of the accident, let the attorney know during the consultation. (If not, the lawyer will need to do this as part of investigating the claim and gathering evidence -- and waiting too long could allow the property owner to fix the problem before you gather the evidence to prove fault.) Also, please make sure your mother is continuing to get whatever follow-up medical care she needs. (If there are any financial or other issues preventing her from getting treatment, let the lawyer know -- he or she may be able to help. Best of luck to your family!

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  • Can I sue if I fell in a pothole on the street and tore ligament in my ankle?

    I was on my way to hotel on the first day of a five day vacation and I fell in pothole.

    Richard’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your injury. Yes, you may have the grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the property where the pothole caused you to fall, depending on the exact facts of your situation. It's not clear from your post who owns and maintains this property -- the hotel? The local government? You might not even know yet, but an attorney can investigate to find out and hold the property owner responsible. If it turns out that the city, rather than the hotel, owns and maintains the property where you were injured, then you will need to act quickly. The deadlines for pursuing a claim can range from just a few months to two years, and without having an attorney to guide you, there's no way to know for sure which deadline will apply to your case. (I'm including a link to additional information about pursuing a personal injury lawsuit in Pennsauken, in case you're interested in learning more.) I suggest that you use the Find a Lawyer tool here on Avvo to locate a New Jersey attorney with a high rating and experience handling personal injury claims -- specifically a type known as premises liability. Call for a free consultation and privately discuss the details of what happened to you with an experienced legal professional. This will help you find out what rights and options you have, how much time you have, and what the next steps should be. Good luck!

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  • Dog Bite law suit

    I am USPS employee (I am not permanent yet) working 40 hours or more a week. I work as city carrier. I was attacked by Dog during mail delivery. I was severely injured. My both hands, leg, and back was bitten by German Shepherd. Home owner was ins...

    Richard’s Answer

    I'm so sorry to hear that this happened to you. It would be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury attorney who has experience handling claims that involve serious dog bite injuries in New Jersey. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, any lost wages, permanent scarring (if there is any), pain and suffering, etc. (I'm including a link to additional information about pursuing dog bite cases in New Jersey, in case you want to learn more.) The only way to know for sure if you have a case, and what that case will be worth, is to consult an attorney privately so that you can go over the details of the attack and your injuries. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis, which means you owe nothing now and only a percentage of what the attorney is able to get for you later. The Find a Lawyer tool here on Avvo is a great place to start looking for the right attorney. You want to choose someone with a high rating and past success handling dog bite claims, so in addition to viewing their Avvo information, you might want to check the website of an attorney you're considering contacting to see what kind of results they've gotten in the past. Best of luck!

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  • I was driving my daughter's car someone rear ended me she only has $1 a day insurance can I sue.

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    Richard’s Answer

    I'm sorry to learn about your accident. Since you were injured, you should speak with a Newark personal injury attorney (at no cost, of course). The $1 a day insurance policy doesn't necessarily mean that you won't be able to sue. Whether you have a case or not depends on a lot of factors, including how severe your injuries are. (I'm including a link to additional information about pursuing a car accident claim in Newark.) Only an attorney who has all of the facts can tell you for sure if you have the grounds for a viable case and how much that case might be worth. You can start looking for the right attorney by using the Find a Lawyer tool here on Avvo. You want to choose a Newark attorney with a high rating and plenty of experience handling car accident claims. The consultation should be free, so you have nothing to lose. Good luck!

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