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Nathan William Carter

Nathan Carter’s Answers

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  • Is it too late to 'fire' my attorney when he has the auto insurance checks in hand for me to sign?

    My husband was killed last July riding his bicycle to work. My old boss' best friend is an atty & he said he thought I had a case. I hired him to sue the person who killed my husband. My atty later said it wasn't worth going after the guy as he ...

    Nathan’s Answer

    I am so sorry for your loss. No amount of money will ever compensate you adequately as you surely know. But to answer your question, yes, one third is the standard fee in these cases. I suspect, and you should check with your attorney, that 150k was the max coverage available in this case. If that is true, then from a monetary perspective, you can't do any better than this. Trying to fire your lawyer when the case is ready to settle would not be wise, as you would have to relive the process with someone else and get no additional compensation. I suggest you talk to your attorney and verify that you are getting all that is available to recover, and then put this matter behind you as best you can. Best wishes to you.

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  • Ambulance/Trauma center ER charges of $33k. My PIP coverage exhausted at $10K. BC/BS ins billed excess now. What's ahead?

    I was hit by a driver who ran a stop sign in PA on Jan 6. My State Farm PIP of $10k exhausted. My medical ins of Blue Cross Blue Shield being billed excess hospital, ambulance and doctor fees. I know Blues won't cover everything, and I read that t...

    Nathan’s Answer

    You would have to file a claim against the other driver (their insurance carrier essentially). Do you know if they have insurance? Your situation really should be reviewed by a personal injury attorney. Your health insurance may or may not have a right to reimbursement depending on what kind of plan you have. They will often say they want reimbursed, but you need to do some investigating to see if that is really the case. I would contact a personal injury lawyer for a free consult right away. Best of luck!

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  • Can police officer issue a ticket based on one withness who left before the police officer arrived?

    I was involved in an traffic accident last week. I was driving across an interception while the traffic light was turning yellow. I was hit by another vehicle coming from the opposite direction attempted to make a left turn. My vehicle was hit on ...

    Nathan’s Answer

    This is prime example of a ticket worth fighting. A good attorney has a good chance of making this disappear at traffic court. You could also represent yourself in a matter like this if you feel comfortable doing so and want to save some money. I would suggest that you at least talk to an attorney before the hearing though. You can find a local attorney who handles these cases using the AVVO tool. Otherwise, feel free to call me and I'll be happy to talk to you on the phone about this for a few minutes no charge. Best of luck!

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  • Mechanic broke spark plug while removing it

    Was getting a tune up done to my truck and while removing a spark plug the mechanic broke it inside the engine. Now is saying it will cost $2,500 to fix on top of the $375 estimate for the tune up

    Nathan’s Answer

    He broke it and now wants to charge you to remove it? Really?

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  • Can i sue a hospital for negligence if they leave part of an object in me during exploratory surgery?

    I was in a car when a tree fell on it, a tree branch went through the left side of my chest and i was rushed to the hospital. When i arrived they did a emergency "exploratory surgery", i then went to another hospital for a "check up" and said i wa...

    Nathan’s Answer

    Yes, you likely can. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area right away.

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  • My insurance company offered on an additional 10,000 for pain and suffering. My limit is 25,000 what can I do?

    I was hit almost head in and suffered a forehead skull laceration. Causing permanent numbness, scar and burning pain in the head with migraine headaches. The other driver made a right hand turn coming into our lane while texting and driving blowin...

    Nathan’s Answer

    You need an attorney. Use the Avvo took to find a local PI lawyer.

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  • I bought a van as is and was told nothing was wrong with it. 100 miles later transmission blew. is there anything i can do?

    bought it on 2-25-14 in an as is sale. the salesman told me everything on it worked fine. i drove the van about 100 miles and the transmission blew. i read that even though i signed an as is contact he failed to tell me about the transmission whic...

    Nathan’s Answer

    If you bought the van for $3,400, I am safely assuming it is used and lemon laws will no longer apply. If you bought it "as is," there is likely little you can do. Without seeing the contract you signed, I can't specifically advise you. However the general rule is that the buyer is left holding the bag in these situations, or the van, in this case. Sorry. Always best to have a vehicle inspected by a certified mechanic before buying.

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  • Do I have a case for malpractice for delay to diagnose?

    I had knee arthoscopy and experienced transient calf pain and ongoing leg pain at 9 day post-op.sbout three weeks later I experienced swelling.. Called office and was told to elevate. The next day it swelled more.. Called dr again and they asked i...

    Nathan’s Answer

    That is terrible. PEs are often fatal and you are very fortunate. Thankfully you made it! Unfortunately, it is likely a very difficult claim, as you are okay. Without significant and permanent damages, and absent clear negligence, medical practice claims are rarely worth pursuing given how expensive they are to litigate - contrary to what many doctors will tell you.

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  • I graduated College, clearing my bill and receiving my diploma. Three years later, I receive a bill stating that they messed up

    I graduated College, clearing my bill and receiving my diploma. Three years later, I receive a bill stating that they messed up and I now owe them money. My question is, What is my obligation in this scenario? My bill was cleared and three year...

    Nathan’s Answer

    I would start by asking them for a complete accounting of your payments and bills.

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