it is the opposing attorney's job to ask questions of the other party at deposition. It sounds like you are suggesting that the defense attorney in this case "mailed it in". However, it is difficult to assess that in this type of forum. For example, if this was a rear end collision, it doesn't really matter whether the plaintiff were headed to Walmart for diapers or fried chicken.
Moat lawyers advise their clients to limit their answers to the questions. Therefore, the plaintiff in your...
The NY Rules for Professional Conduct govern the issue. Specifically, it can be done with expenses off the top, or after the third. The key is that your attorney is supposed to tell you how the fee is calculated in the beginning of the case:
Rule 1.5: Promptly after a lawyer has been employed in a contingent fee matter, the
lawyer shall provide the client with a writing stating the method by which the fee is to be determined, including the percentage or percentages that shall accrue to...
New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 388 makes the operator and owner the vehicle responsible for any car accident that they cause. If you are the registered owner your parents are not responsible unless one of them is operating the car at the time of a crash.
In additon to agreeing with the answers above, you should alse be sure to file a no fault application within 30 days of the accident. No fault provides medical coverage and lost wage reimbursement for injuries sustained in a car accident.
It is likely that your health insurance will deny treatment due to a car accident injury. Those medical bills should be paid by the no fault portion of your car insurance. Do not miss the no fault deadline.
In your case, I would echo the words of...
The answer lies within the standards for medical care in your community. If the doctor violated the local standards then he could be held liable. If the doctor can argue that there was some reason that he made the decision he made, he might be able to lauch a defense to your claim.
Your best bet is to seek the advice of a qualified medical malpractice attorney. Most will review your case for free.
You should seek the advice of a legal malpractice attorney in your area. Additionally, many New York Courts are searchable online. You might try to search for your case, call the judge and find out what the disposition is/was.
With all due respect to the comments above, I believe New York UM coverage is for injuries only. The unfortunate news is that the deductible is part of the coverage which you purchased. The Erie County District Attorney's office might be able to put you in touch with a Crime Victim's organization that reimburses crime victim's for their losses.
If anyone was injured in the crash, your car insurance UM or SUM coverage does provide protection for you and your passengers to recover in a claim...
You can go down to the Surrogate's Court and check to see if a will is on file. Otherwise, you will need to find out who their attorney was who drafted the will. Some attorneys keep wills on file in their offices.
I agree with Mr. Lundeen's response. In most jurisdictions, your own car insurance protects you when you are driving a rental vehicle. In the case you described it does not appear that you were at fault.
If you were injured you have a right to make a claim against the driver and owner of the car that hit you.