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  • My husband was in a car accident. It was the other person's fault. The insurance stopped paying the medical bills.

    My husband was in a car accident where the lady admitted she was looking at her GPS and it was her fault. Our car was totaled and he had to have foot surgery twice and was on crutches for 2 months. He also could not drive or put any weight on his...

    Joshua’s Answer

    You should talk with an attorney. If the other driver is "underinsured", there should be no reason why their insurance company is not paying you the policy limits. Even if they do not pay their policy, you can still pursue a claim with your insurance company for underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits. In Pennsylvania, you are permitted to pursue a UIM claim during and even before pursuing a liability claim against the at-fault driver. There is no way to know whether you are getting the true value of your husband's claim unless you speak with an experienced attorney. Most attorneys will not charge a fee for an initial consultation.

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  • My spouse and I were in a car accident my spouse was at fault he fell asleep and hit trees. am I able to collect for my injuries

    I was taken by ambulance to a Pittsburgh hospital 5 fractured vertebrae I wore neck and back braces for 4 weeks. my spouse did get fines also.

    Joshua’s Answer

    Yes. You are able to file a claim against your spouse for the crash. Given the severity of your injuries, I would recommend contacting an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Should I settle? I was involved in two car accidents this past year. Both of the other drivers were 100% at fault.

    For the first accident, the driver failed to yield while making a left turn and t-boned the driver's side of my car. Both my daughter and I suffered concussions hitting our heads off of the windows(wearing seatbelts). The other driver admitted ful...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I would not settle York case for that amount. I would recommend getting a report from your treating physician about your prognosis. Most concussion experts agree that a brain injury that lasts more than 1 year is probably permanent. You should consult an attorney.

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  • How much would I get for a hit and run from my insurance company, where I was not seriously hurt?

    I was on my way to work on a Sunday morning, when I tried to pass a semi on the left. There was nothing in front of him to bring him into my lane. He came over into my lane and ran me into the median, my car rolled over several times, when it l...

    Joshua’s Answer

    It sounds like you have reported this to your insurance company, but if you have not, you should do so right away. You have an uninsured motorist claim (UM) if you have selected this coverage on your auto policy. It is optional in Pennsylvania. Also, I would not treat the concussion lightly. It has been my experience that you do not know whether your recovered from a concussion for up to 1 11a year after an injury. I would recommend seeing a physician who specializes in treating concussions, such as a neuropscyhologist.

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  • Should I wait until I get the first offer to decide to get a lawyer.

    I was a passenger in the car, the driver hits a pole. The claim is with Allstate. My fitbia was smashed at the plateau the fibula was also broken. Surgically repaired with a plate and 7 screws. It's been 8 weeks and the doctors still won't let me ...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I have family in New Holland. I would get a lawyer to at least find out the policy limits of the other driver and available Underinsured coverage. You suffered a very bad and likely permanent injury.

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  • Bad feeling about the lawyer I hired....

    I was recently involved in a accident that I was injured in so I had called a lawyer he had setup an appointment to meet me with so I go to the appointment and I end up talking to a paralegal who I will say was not too friendly she made me feel l...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Trust your gut! If you feel this way now, imagine how the relationship will be over the next year. You can fire an attorney at any time. However, there are consequences. You should review the fee agreement you signed. The sooner you change lawyers the better. You need to feel comfortable and confident in your attorney and his or her staff.

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  • 11 months ago. I fell down steps of my 2nd floor rental apt. BROKE MY SHOULDER SEVRELY. Can I SUE ladlords homeoners ins.?

    I had two shoulder replacements on the same shoulder since. Out of work and struggling.

    Joshua’s Answer

    That depends on what caused you to fall. The landlord may be responsible for a dangerous condition of the steps of the apartment. In order for a landlord to be held responsible for an injury on their property, it must be from a dangerous condition that the landlord knew or should have known about. In light of the severe injuries that you suffered, I would suggest that you contact an experienced lawyer in premises liability or dangerous property.

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  • How long should it take to settle with Underinsured after settling with at fault drivers ins.co.?

    After 3yrs. we settled with the at fault drivers ins co. We are now waiting on underinsured on my policy. What is that process, are we going to have to do depositions / mediation as before? I know our medical records were sent 6 wks ago. Just wo...

    Joshua’s Answer

    It sounds like you may have an attorney. If so, you should ask your attorney. If not, I would be happy to discuss this in more detail.

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  • Can I file a malpractice claim against a cataract surgeon?

    On Jan 18, 2013, I had a detached retina re-attached and a gas bubble inserted to hold the retina in place during healing. Just eleven days later, I had a cataract removed in that eye that I was told formed from the gas bubble. During the surger...

    Joshua’s Answer

    You should consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. A thorough review of your medical records and consultation with appropriate experts may reveal that the doctors did not follow the appropriate standard of care in your case which may have resulted in your injuries and damages. In Pennsylvania, you have 2 years from the date of the malpractice to file a lawsuit. Therefore, you should seek advice from an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • My wife had $2,000 in dental work done less than a year ago that needs to be replaced, can try to get money back/file complaint?

    The situation is this: she went to a dentist and they told her she needed 2 crowns for adjacent teeth. approximately a year ago, maybe less. Her Gums grew up between her teeth because of how the dentist did the crowns. She went to a new dentist wh...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I would suggest that you contact the dentist and advise him of the situation. It is unlikely that you will be able to afford hiring an attorney and pursuing formal legal action against the dentist because the cost of pursuing the claim are likely more than the damages you could recover. However, you still may be able to resolve the claim with the dentist or his insurance company directly.

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