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Scott B Cooper

Scott Cooper’s Answers

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  • Can I have a lawyer to handle my case for me.

    Had an accident called the police, collected information later on called the insurance company said the Insurance is not in their system. I have the picture copy of all info from the driver. Driver's license, registration,insurance paper n even pi...

    Scott’s Answer

    This depends upon the facts of your case because if you were injured there may be uninsured motorist issues and you may need to make sure a police report is made. You should contact an Pennsylvania lawyer who handles auto cases ASAP.

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  • What is the average settlement for someone involved in a drunk driving accident involving facial lacerations w/ possible scaring

    Drunk driver was arrested.

    Scott’s Answer

    This is really a question that only a Pennsylvania injury lawyer who specializes in these types of car accident cases can help answer AFTER speaking to the person injured and finding out information about the accident, treatment, and especially the scarring and looking at photos. You should retain an attorney who can look into thr matter and give you an informed opinion about the settlement suggesitons and also look into other areas of recovery such as restitution and underinsured (UIM) motorist coverage.

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  • I was hit by a drunk driver who was arrested. What rights do I have and how do i go about getting a lawyer?

    I am under doctors care for injury sustained from a motor vehicle accident on 09/10/13 and the doctor put me out of work for a few weeks. I was hit by a drunk driver who was arrested. What rights do I have and how do i go about getting a lawyer wh...

    Scott’s Answer

    You should immediately contact a lawyer who specializes in pennsylvania carr accident injury cases for people who are injured in them. You have certain rights regarding medical bills and may be able to make a claim for non-economic damages. hwoever, the lawyer will need to speak to you in order to provide you with more definitive answers.

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  • My attorney says they are looking for a quick settlement from both insurance companies...my share approx 30K more than theirs...

    My husband was killed last month riding his bicycle. He was struck & killed instantly when a car went over onto the shoulder. When I met w/an atty he said I could sue for loss of companionship, future earnings (9 yrs left to work), etc. Now it se...

    Scott’s Answer

    The problem may be that the other driver only has a limited insurance policy and any possible underinsured motorist coverage is also limited. You probably want to start by asking your attorney just to let you know what the limits are on the various coverages.

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  • Why would the social security office have a locked file on me

    A LADY TOLD ME I HAVE A LOCKED FILE THE LADY WAS A EMPLOYEE FROM SOC. SEC.

    Scott’s Answer

    I would contact a social security disability lawyer immediately.

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  • Is it legal for your attorney to hang onto a signed settlement agreement before sending it to defendant for receipt?

    I settled in June. I signed July 2, my attorney said they denied the amended agreement, I was told I had to sign as is. I signed on the 12, it was received on the 15th. Court ordered for me to be paid within 30 days of receipt. I found out yest...

    Scott’s Answer

    The Pennsylvania bar has a fee disoute committee and also a board that can look into this. You should contact them to see if they can help and provide guidance, or even review the matter.

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  • Adjuster sent letter saying im reviewing your 'iso' report and see numerous claims.How can she see that when i never had a comp?

    I never had a comp injury and have not recieved my work loss payments either. I have been off for 45 days or so. I was getting treated up until aug.2 but now she is reviewing my case. I have not recieved a dime in work loss yet. I have a neurologi...

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    You should contact a workers comp attorney immediately to pursue this issue. It appears that you may have had other claims that were reported to an insurance company for injury, such as a car accident or a premises liability case. The ISO search generally is wider than only comp claims.

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  • Approx over a yr ago i was hit by a car having pain,is it to late to take action?how do i do anything?

    i was hit by a car and went to the hospital for my foot and leg,i did not get the plate so i thought there wa nothing i could do,i am still having alot of pain.

    Scott’s Answer

    You should contact a lawyer. In Pa. you generally have two years to file a suit but if you did not get the ID of the car then there are a whole host of other issues to explore.

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  • How soon should I begin to ask for a pain/suffering payment after an accident; until I'm fully recovered? Also, for how much?

    The other person's insurance claimed full responsibility. Small fender-bender, very little damage to my car. My neck started hurting immediately; I drove to a chiropractor from the accident. This was over a week ago, and have been in excruciating ...

    Scott’s Answer

    You should probably call an auto accident injury lawyer. However, under any circumstance it it usually best to wait until you have recovered or reached maximum medical improvement. Also, if you have limited tort or full tort is extremely important.

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  • If a police report states the opposite party's liability in an incident, what is the usual time frame for a settlement?

    The opposite party ran a light and I was forced into a 40mph collision with the other vehicle. It has been 9 days since the police report was issued, and there has been no response from the other insurance company. I have left numerous voicemails ...

    Scott’s Answer

    If you were injured then call a personal injury auto lawyer who may be able to help with that. If the only issue is the property damage and rental then first go through your company if you have that coverage. If not, then try to ask for a supervisor at the company to tell them that the adjuster is not calling you.

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