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Mark David Crossley

Mark Crossley’s Answers

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  • Should my son get a lawyer before going to police station after vehicle accident.

    My son was in a car/motorcyle accident in October this year that resulted in the motorcyclists death. He has just been contacted by the police and asked to come to the police station today to discuss his blood test that was taken the evening of t...

    Mark’s Answer

    You should contact a criminal defense lawyer in your area and have legal representation if/ when your son speaks to the police.

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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...

    Mark’s Answer

    Even though the tractor trailer left the scene, you still may be entitled to recover from your own automobile insurance. A concussion with these symptoms are serious and you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Car accident both insurance companys delined payment on both parties

    was in car accident , my insurance closed it on there end,cause i was rearended not paying the other party . and on there end the other person insurance declined for me . both partys got lawyers will this have to go to court? to make a decide w...

    Mark’s Answer

    I agree with the previous answers, you really need to consult a lawyer concerning your case and find out why no one is accepting responsibility.

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  • What should I expect to receive for pain and suffering claim through full torte insurance if I don't sue?

    I suffered a sprained ankle and strained cervical spine with headaches, also triggering neurological benign tremor in my right hand and exascerbating my fibromyalgia. I have been retricted from work and driving since July 11 through the end of N...

    Mark’s Answer

    You really need to consult an attorney regarding the value of your case. Are there any out of pocket medical bills and/or wage loss? What is your diagnosis and prognosis? How did the collision occur? Was the collision caused by a drunk driver? All these questions and more need to be answered before an evaluation of your case can be made. As noted in the earlier answer, each case has its' own specific set of facts and value.

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  • Should I get a lawyer to help recover lost wages and medical bills.

    Slip and fell on wet carpet in convenient store. Injured back and leg. Am currently under doctor's care and need therapy?

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes. You should definitely get a lawyer to represent you. The convenience store will have an insurance company and eventually a lawyer to represent them in your claim. You also need representation.

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  • Accident settlement reached. How long to get settlement check?

    Accident settlement reached. Release signed 6 weeks later. Two months after release is signed, we received a letter copy from defense attorney for Insurance company that draft had been issued. Six weeks later I contact my attorney who says he's...

    Mark’s Answer

    Under Pennsylvania Law, a defendant shall deliver the settlement funds to plaintiff's attorney within twenty calendar days from receipt of a signed release. It sounds as if the defendant has delivered the settlement funds to your attorney. However, there is an outstanding subrogation lien issue holding up payment of the settlement monies to you. You need to contact your attorney to see why the subrogation issue was not resolved sooner and what is taking so long now to resolve the subrogation issue.

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  • I was driving my mother home in her car when we were hit by a school bus. Do I need to contact my insurance company?

    I was driving my mother home in her car. We were in the drive of her apartment complex (private property) when a school van pulled out and hit us. The driver admitted it was his fault. The police did an exchange of information form, but said no...

    Mark’s Answer

    You do not need to contact your insurance company since the bus driver admitted fault. However, if you have any injuries, you will need to open a claim with your own insurance company to make sure your medical bills are paid. Under Pennsylvania Law, your own insurance will provide first party medical benefits to you. Contacting your mother's insurance company will provide coverage for the damage to your mother's car. However, you may also be able to go through the bus company's insurance to avoid paying the collision deductible on your mother's car.

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  • What do I request from the insurance company?

    I was riding a motorcycle slightly under the speed limit. A man at a stop sign coming out of a shopping center pulled out right in front of me. I had to brake fast, throwing me off the bike. I suffered a broken ankle, bruised ribs and back, and a ...

    Mark’s Answer

    There are so many variables in order to fully evaluate your case. Did the fractured ankle require surgery? Did you miss time from work? Who is your health insurer? These are all types of questions that need to be answered prior to placing a value on your case. You should really contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case. I see you are located in Allentown. We have offices in Allentown and would be available to discuss your case.

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  • Should I do ARD?

    I was stopped after running a red light with my 17 year old sister in the car. The cop smelled weed in the car asked if I had any I gave him a bag and a pipe. I was taken to the station processed and released about a hour later. I was charge with ...

    Mark’s Answer

    ARD or Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition is a good option for first time offenders - it avoids getting a criminal record and, if this is the only crime you have committed, you can honestly answer that you have never been convicted of a crime (if you successfully complete the ARD Program). However, the program is usually only available one time. It may not be available to you in the future.

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  • My car was hit while parked at work, info was left. What steps can I take to have the damage paid for?

    My car was hit by a person while I was about 50 feet away inside my work building. The person thankfully left their information, including their contact phone. I've called and gotten further info as to how they damaged my car. I did not notice the...

    Mark’s Answer

    You have already contacted your insurance company, so I assume you have collision coverage on your car. You can also contact the other insurance company for the person who hit your car. There should be property damage liability coverage on that policy (a minimum of $5,000.00 in property damage liability in Pennsylvania). You need to find out the property damage coverage on the policy of the car that hit your vehicle. If your damages exceed that property damage liability coverage, you are better going through your own insurance company under the collision coverage for your vehicle. You will need to pay your deductible, which your own insurance company will recover, or at least a portion if there is insufficient coverage on the person who hit your car. However, you will only be out-of-pocket that portion of your deductible. If there is sufficient property damage liability coverage on the vehicle that hit your car, you can go through that insurance company and would not be required to pay your deductible. If there is sufficient coverage, your damages would be fully covered.

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