Rafael Omar Gomez’s Answers

Rafael Omar Gomez

Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Do i need a workers comp lawyer,When i have a third party lawyer

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig A. Post
    2. James Joseph Cupero
    3. Gregory Scott Gennarelli
    4. Rafael Omar Gomez
    5. Brian Wesley Craig
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    If your accident occured in the course of your employment then you should have a pending Workers Compensation claim. It appears that you have sought a third party lawyer to bring a claim againt the negligent party(ies). In my office we have an attorney dedicated to handling your Compensation case and another attorney who handles your third party claim. These attorneys work in conjunction with each other to ensure you are maximizing your recoveries in both matters. Although you do not need 2...

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  2. Can your lawyer give you money that does not pertain to your case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory Scott Gennarelli
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. James Joseph Cupero
    4. Rafael Omar Gomez
    5. Eric Edward Rothstein
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    It is a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct for your lawyer to pay those bills. If you are in a tough financial situation there are many companies which can assist you with a loan of money against the proceeds of your case to help you cover bills. However, I caution you to be careful in researching and agreeing to anything with those companies, as some are known to charge an exorbitant amount of interest on the loan. I have had client's utilize the services of companies which will...

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  3. For a personal injury case, what is the the average time frame to settle and what kind of settlement could I expect to get?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony A. Ferrante
    2. James D. Kiley
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    5. Rafael Omar Gomez
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    I advise my clients there case may take anywhere from two to five years to reach resolution. Every case is different and there is no way to predict the cases lifeline except to ensure your attorney diligently prosecutes the case. I have had cases resolve the same day I was hired and I have had cases go through trial and an appeal taking 6 or 7 years to reach a resolution. Your health will also dictate where any potential settlement discussions go because you want to have the best picture of...

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  4. I have a old comp case from 2004 , i want to cg lawyers is it wise to do this late in the case

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Kenneth Lee LaBore
    2. Michael J Palumbo
    3. Albert Lee Crosner
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. William Ward Crossett
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    Attorneys provide a service to clients, and just like any other business, you have the right to choose who work with and who you want to represent you. There is no additional expense in your situation to switch attorneys. So, if you are not happy, find someone who will appreciate your business and provide the type of service you expect.

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  5. How do i get help with hospital issues

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Marco Caviglia
    2. Rafael Omar Gomez
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jayson Lutzky
    5. Kenneth Lee LaBore
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    There are a number of details missing which will determine if you have a valid case. The first concern is whether or not the statute of limitations has passed. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible about your ability to bring a claim.

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  6. Just wondering if I can sue the landlord and property management company too for my injuries from my fall down my front steps?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Miller
    2. Brian Curtis Pascale
    3. Michael Wayne Goldstein
    4. Jeff D. DeFrancisco
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Yes you can bring a claim. Under NY law the property must be maintained free and clear of dangerous or hazardous conditions. If the property owner or management committee knew, or should have know of the problem there was a duty to fix it. Our office handles personal injury cased in western and central NY and can help you fight for the damages to which you are entitled. Please contact me for a free consultation to talk about how we can help you.

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  7. My Child is 20, got into a fight and broke someone's jaw and they also required stitches.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory Scott Gennarelli
    2. Rafael Omar Gomez
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Michael J Palumbo
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    Not typically. If the fight occurred on your property or at event you were hosting there may be some potential liability dependent on the facts of the case. If your son's permanent residence if your home then he should be considered a resident insured and covered by your homeowner's insurance policy. So if he happen to get sued for personal injuries, depending on the nature of the claim, he may be covered. If he is used for an intentional act there will be no insurance coverage and he will have...

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  8. Husband was involved in an auto accident 2 years ago. Geico wont settle.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. Gregory Scott Gennarelli
    3. Craig A. Post
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David J. McCormick
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    Under your insurance policy Geico has an obligation to provide you a defense and indemnification up to your limits above $300,000. Any award or judgment in excess of that amount would be the responsibility of your husband. The primary issue for you to be concerned about is the severity of the infant plaintiff's injuries and whether or not there is a chance the case is worth more than the insurance coverage. Geico must attempt to resolve the case within the policy limit if there is sufficient...

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  9. I was involved in a head oncollision and the driver in the other vehicle was found 100% at fault can my passenger sue me

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Yefim Rubinov
    2. Kevin Coluccio
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Rafael Omar Gomez
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Yes you can be sued but if the evidence is as strong as you say it is then the case against you should not go very far. Your attorney, hired by the insurance company, will have to go through the discovery process and then move for dismissal of the case agyer everyone testifies about the accident.

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  10. Is my doctor, or any doctor I've seen, liable for medical negligence?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ryan M. Finn
    2. Brian Curtis Pascale
    3. James Mitchell Hoffmann
    4. Joseph Gerard Dell
    5. Rafael Omar Gomez
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    I am sorry for all the troubles you have endured. In order to determine if you have a case you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Our office provides free consultations on these types of cases and the process is explained on how it is determined if you have a case. Your medical records will need to be evaluated by a physician who will identify whether there was a deviation from the acceptable standard of care. If you are interested in pursuing this matter I recommend you seek...

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