Nathan William Carter’s Answers

Nathan William Carter

Lancaster Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Is it too late to 'fire' my attorney when he has the auto insurance checks in hand for me to sign?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Nathan William Carter
    2. Harold Semanoff
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Kristy L. Bruce
    5. Dennis M. Abrams
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    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...

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  2. Can lawyer punish me by not paying me settlement, because I was dissatisfied with amount and complained about expenses?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Nathan William Carter
    2. Jerome A. Konkel
    3. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    4. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Settlement check are often delayed for any number of reasons which may have nothing to do with your attorney. Set up a meeting with your attorney.

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  3. Is the $500 settlement that I was offered by the insurance company fair?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Nathan William Carter
    2. Robin Jean Gray
    3. Gregory S. Shields
    4. Jonathan Micah Stewart
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The first offer is almost never fair. You didn't have much treatment and now have a 7 month gap if you do treat again. So, it is likely a small case; notwithstanding, a decent personal injury attorney should be able to get more than that for you. It is certainly worth a free consult. Good luck!

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  4. Do I need a personal claims lawyer?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    2. Nathan William Carter
    3. Sandra B. Worthington
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Lidia L. Alperovich
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    If you are at fault, then no. If the other party is at fault, then potentially yes. If you aren't sure who is at fault, you may want to discuss the case with counsel. Might not be a bad idea anyway.

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

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Alexander Silkman
    2. Sandra B. Worthington
    3. Clifford Blair Cohn
    4. Nathan William Carter
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    You need an attorney. Use the Avvo took to find a local PI lawyer.

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  6. Can i sue my employer auto insurance company if the truck that i was driving slide on ice and hit the guard rails on the highway

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Robert L. Cullen
    2. Gregory S. Shields
    3. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    4. Ronald Lee Calhoon
    5. Robert Alan Huber
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    I agree with the above. Pursue the work comp claim. Based solely on the facts you provided, a third party claim would be difficult.

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  7. I am a victim of hit and run. Can I sue the driver who fled the scene?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Harold Semanoff
    2. Jonathan Micah Stewart
    3. Jerome A. Konkel
    4. Nathan William Carter
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Yes. Contact a local attorney right away. Make sure he or she specializes in personal injury.

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  8. Should I sign my settlement check personally so I can see it, as opposed to giving him permission to endorse my name

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Micah Stewart
    2. Nathan William Carter
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Ryan Michael Davidson
    5. Kristy L. Bruce
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    I would want to sign the check myself. You likely have nothing to worry about, but as an attorney who settles personal injury claims frequently, I would not be comfortable signing a client's signature on a check. In fact, I typically overnight checks to clients out of state so they can sign. It is a hassle, but cleaner.

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  9. 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?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Nathan William Carter
    2. Stephen F. Gehringer
    3. Ryan Michael Davidson
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    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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  10. My ins company held me liable at fault because my vehicle was parked and i opened the door causing a motorist to crash my door

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Steven Fisher Fairlie
    3. Nathan William Carter
    4. James W. Zerillo
    5. Jonathan Micah Stewart
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    Absolutely contact a personal injury attorney right away. The others above are right. Insurance companies often rush to judgment about a case and make that judgment, conveniently, in their own favor. Your situation needs to be investigated by an attorney firsthand. You may or may not have a claim. But you won't know until you talk to someone who specializes in auto accidents. Find a local attorney if you can. He or she will be better able to navigate your own local court system and the local...

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