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Craig A. Post

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  • Do I need a lawyer to go after progressive?

    Basically my car was stolen and found stripped, the state police recovered the car and didn't notify me Til 8 weeks later when they found it 6 days later. The cops got involved with the insurance company so they made my grandma and I do an examina...

    Craig’s Answer

    You don't indicate when you received the call but insurance companies don't deny claims over the phone. When you get the denial in writing, which you should insist upon, take it to an attorney familiar with property damage claims. It sounds as though the carrier may be claiming fraud. Irrespective of the reason, you are entitled to a written denial and you can move forward with your day in court.

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  • Am I able to sue?

    In October 2014 i fell on a Long Island bus with my 1 month old in my hand when the driver speed off shortly half I got on the bus. I landed on my knee and twisted the other one. It was badly injured I could barely walk. I had x Ray and the docto...

    Craig’s Answer

    You should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. There is a good chance this was a NICE bus which would require a notice of claim as a condition to bringing an action. Get medical treatment if you need it and speak with an attorney familiar with these types of municipal claims.

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  • Firing my personal injury attorney

    I hired my attorney when I was involved in a motorcycle accident 8 months ago. My attorney has been representing me in this case. I signed a one third agreement. I want to fire her and hire another attorney. Can she lock up my money in litigat...

    Craig’s Answer

    This is an issue that really shouldn't stress you if you need to hire another attorney. You owe the attorney no fees until the matter is resolved. The new attorney and outgoing attorney will either come to some agreement regarding the fees or they will let a court decide. Either way, it will not impact your share or the timing of when you receive the settlement funds..

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  • How do I go about suing my University and the local hospital?

    The snow and ice has obviously been a problem for many on Long Island lately, and one would think my University would have taken extra precautions to make sure the campus parking lots were salted and plowed effectively to prevent any falls or inju...

    Craig’s Answer

    You should consult with an attorney in your area as soon as possible. You can sue for both however you must weigh that against the time, expense and chances of recovery. Unless the misdiagnosis made your injury or needed treatment worse then otherwise expected, there is no viable medmal claim. As to the negligence claim against the school, there are factors that need to be considered before stating that the case is a slam dunk. That being said, it is probably the easier of the 2 potential claims. You don't state whether the school is public or private and there may be short claim filing times if it is public. For these reasons, a sit down with an attorney as soon as possible is in order.

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  • I'm an appellant pro se with a case before the Appellte Div of the NYS Suprme Crt. Many mos ago, I asked for an extnsn of time

    to file my Reply Brief. I checked the court's website often. Nothing. Then one day, the case popped up on the calendr. I went to the clrk's office and complained. Nothing about the extension was found in the system. The clerk checked the case's ha...

    Craig’s Answer

    You don't explain why you waited "many months" before following up on the extension request. Unfortunately, there is likely nothing you can do at this point. After the decision is issued, you may have the basis for a further appeal to the Court of Appeals in which case you may want to consider engaging appellate counsel.

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  • Father was killed at work. i've been told because he worked for the town in ny state there can be no law suit . is that a fact?

    his boss ran over him while working on the road

    Craig’s Answer

    Sorry for your loss. The fact that he was a town employee is not the reason why, it is because your father was killed at work by a co-employee that likely renders worker's compensation his sole remedy. That being said, there may be third parties involved that would allow for a law suit in addition to the worker's comp claim. You should discuss this with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

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  • How long does a personal injury take when dealing with Medicare?

    It's almost going to be 3 years for my case, and Medicare already sent out the paperwork of how much money we owe them, and I did sign the paperwork for settlement with my lawyer. Yesterday when I checked on Medicare.gov it said status open today ...

    Craig’s Answer

    You don't indicate when the case actually settled. Has Medicare provided your attorney with a final demand letter? Has your attorney asked for a reduction of the lien amount? Has a hardship waiver been requested? There is not enough information here to even venture a guess. You should discuss this with your attorney. He/she should be able to give you some sort of a time frame.

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  • Broken jaw 3 plates 28 pins happened in bar restaurant.

    Owner admitted fault has insurance just got rid of lawyer. Looking for a new one

    Craig’s Answer

    Was this the result of a bar fight and there is no coverage?

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  • What should i do after my accident?

    A young girl decided to not only run a stop sign, but to drive on the wrong side of the street to pass the people at the stop sign and speed across a busy intersection . Had i not slown down to be sure the people at the stop signs were stopped (i ...

    Craig’s Answer

    As has been suggested, your medical treatments should be covered by PIP. As to both your PIP coverage and your chances of successfully bringing a bodily injury claim against the other driver, you should consult with a qualified attorney in your area as soon as possible. While it sounds like the other driver was at fault, that is not the only consideration in determining whether a viable claim exists.

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