Stephen Boyd’s Answers

Stephen Boyd

Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Should seek a ma;practice against a doctor

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Boyd
    2. James Edward Morris
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contact an Erie County medical malpractice attorney to discuss exactly what happened and what harm it has caused.

  2. Can I sue a driver for my vacation that was cancelled due to my injuries suffered from their negligence?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Matthew Bryant
    2. Stephen Boyd
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree that you need counsel. Many Buffalo firms have relationships with Canadian attorneys. I would contact someone in Erie County to see if they can refer you to a Canadian attorney who handles car accident cases.

  3. Personal Injury: Is it the defense attorney job to ask the plaintiff the right questions at deposition?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carlos Gonzalez
    2. Stephen Boyd
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

  4. I was discharge for having a low production rate due to a work related injury which the doctor inform me it was a back spasm.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carlos Gonzalez
    2. Locksley O'Sullivan Wade
    3. Stephen Boyd
    3 lawyer answers

    If you were discharged due to a work related injury, you should seek the advice of a local worker's compensation attorney.

  5. What is the standard for dividing a settlement check for a car accident?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Boyd
    2. David Alexander Browde
    3. William Coats
    4 lawyer answers

    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...

  6. Who is responsible if I get into a car accident?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Boyd
    2. Carlos Gonzalez
    3. William Coats
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

  7. Hit from behind caused previous injury to become worse

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Richard S. Jaffe
    2. Stephen Boyd
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

  8. Can su the dr. if he made mistake?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Boyd
    1 lawyer answer

    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.

  9. Should I be notified by Insurance Co.that a settlement was reached?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Boyd
    1 lawyer answer

    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.

  10. My car was part of a hit and run accident. When I call my insurance company will I have to pay my $500 deductible?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Boyd
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Lance David Sharp
    3 lawyer answers

    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...