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  • What type of lawyer should I talk to

    I live in Philadelphia an was on septa bus an was injured. Incident happen in February. Please recommend someone too please this is hard for me. Searching for a lawyer.

    Harold’s Answer

    You should retain an attorney specializing in automobile accident cases. You are entitled to be compensated for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. AVVO is a good resource to locate a qualified attorney to assist you. Be sure to read the client reviews. Best of luck with your case.

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  • Had accident in 02/2011.I was a pedestrian crossing a stop sign hit by car.Any approximate compensation?

    I was walking crossing street on stop sign was hit by suv.Was in hospital emergency for 1 night .No fracture,6 month physio and MRI and CT scans.Still have pain in back.Had side effects of medication liver enzymes high for 6 months now normal.Unab...

    Harold’s Answer

    You obviously have suffered a serious injury. It is not possible to give you a estimate on the valuation of your case without a complete review of your medical records and expert medical input on whether or not you have suffered a permanent injury. Those are important factors in evaluating your claim. If you have not already done so, you should retain the services of an attorney specializing in personal injury cases for assistance. You are entitled to compensation for past an future pain and suffering, loss of income and unpaid medical expenses. These cases are handled on a contingent fee basis and it is generally a mistake to try to negotiate a settlement with an insurance carrier on your own. AVVO is an excellent tool to assist you with locating a great attorney in your area. Best of luck with your medical recover and case.

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  • Can I sue for an infection?

    I contracted an infection after spinal surgery at the surgery site. It left me paralyzed for a while and permanently disabled. Among other factors my WBC was very high.

    Harold’s Answer

    You have suffered a very serious complication which may be the result of negligence if your Doctors failed to review lab studies which would have indicated the start of an infection. When I handling such cases it is important to get copies of all of your medical records and have them reviewed by an infectious disease expert. If there was negligence, you are entitled to be compensated for your pain and suffering, loss of income and medical expenses. Avvo is a great resource for locating experienced medical malpractice attorneys. Best of luck with your medical recovery and potential law suit.

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  • I fell in Walmart parking lot on ice and broke my tail-bone. Can I do anything I can't work and can't profide for my family?

    I'm in constant pain , can't stand or sit for long periods of time.

    Harold’s Answer

    Yes, if Walmart was negligent in failing to clear and treat the ice and snow. This depends, in part, on how much time passed from the last snow event and whether the Ice was due to thawing and refreezing. If Walmart is found to be negligent, you are entitled to recover you medical expenses, loss of income, and for your Pain and Suffering. You should immediately contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases. AVVO is a great resource for locating attorneys in your vicinity. Best of luck with you medical recovery and case.

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  • If I had oral surgery at a dental school and injuries occurred, do I have a case?

    Had oral surgery on February 24, 2014. The surgery was to shave down bones to prepare my mouth for partial dentures. My tongue was cut during the procedure with a drill and the student dentist stitched my tongue up crooked. I do not have full exte...

    Harold’s Answer

    The fact that you signed a Consent Form does not relieve the dentist from Negligence. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries if the dentist was negligent. Just because the dentist was a student, he is not protected if he was negligent in performing the procedure or repairing your tongue. You should immediately contact an attorney that handles Medical Malpractice cases to assist you. The attorney will get copies of all of your medical records and have them reviewed by an appropriate dental expert to determine if there was negligence in your treatment. AVVO is a great tool for locating experienced attorneys in your area. Best of luck.

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  • I don't want to be frivolous or waste anyone's time. Do I have a case?

    Slipped on restaurant sidewalk 2/21/14 from refrozen snow runoff. Ended up having surgery on left knee and physical therapy while missing 3 1/2 months of work. I will literally never walk the same again and still have stability issues. Any uneven ...

    Harold’s Answer

    You have a claim against the restaurant/property owner for failing to properly treat the side walk for the melting and re-freezing snow. You are entitled to be compensated for you medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering from the injury, and future pain and suffering for the permanent limitations that you described. You should immediately consult with a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania to assist you with this matter. Best of luck with your medical recovery and claim.

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  • I needed an injury attorney. Who can I trust?

    My 4 year old was bitten in the face by a neighbor dog. The dog was on my property while the adults were outside. I asked the owner to take the dog home when we all went inside to eat, he did so. My 4 year old asked to go to the front desk to ride...

    Harold’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your child's injury. Your neighbor is legally responsible for the injuries and medical expenses if the dog has ever bitten anyone else or if your community has a "Leash Law" prohibiting dogs from running lose. Also, even if the dog has never bitten anyone before, you may still be entitled to recover compensation depending upon the severity of the injury. If you have not done so, you should consider filing a Police Report and a Report under the Dangerous Dog Statutes to have the animal declared to be a "Dangerous Dog". Also, if you have not already done so, you should have your son examined and followed by a plastic surgeon. Your neighbor may also have Homeowner's Insurance that may pay for some of your medical expenses. I would suggest that you retain an attorney experienced in Dog Attacks. AVVO is a good resource for locating experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in your area. Best of luck with you son's medical recovery and your case.

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  • Wrongful death /admitted accidental death by hospital staff

    If my mother in law died due to an accident where the hospital admitted they dropped her and I have the letter of their admittance of the drop plus a Death certificate that says cause of death was accidental, can I begin legal process without my h...

    Harold’s Answer

    Unfortunately, No. I am sorry to hear about this tragic loss. In order to bring a claim against the Hospital, it is necessary to have an Administrator appointed by the Register of Wills. This is a relatively simple process and only the duly appointed Administrator is authorized to file a claim against the Hospital. If there is a Will, it will specify who is to serve as the Administrator/Executor of the Estate. If there is no Will, your Husband and any other children of the your Mother-in-Law would have the right to be appointed as Administrator. You and your Husband should promptly consult with an attorney Specializing in Medical Malpractice cases. The attorney will help you with the process of having an Administrator appointed and with pursing your claims against the hospital. AVVO is a great resource for helping you select an attorney. Best of luck with your case.

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  • Did my Mother suffer a stroke during Carotid Endarterectomy?

    My Mother had surgery to remove plaque build up in neck..a year later she slobbers when she talks and her speech is bad...the doctor never did a follow up he had a nurse do it....when my mother asked why she talked like that the nurse said she di...

    Harold’s Answer

    It sounds as if she may have. You should consult with an attorney specializing in medical malpractice case. The attorney will get all of your mother's records and have them reviewed by an expert to determine if her doctor was negligent. If the answer is yes, your mother is entitled to sue for pain and suffering, embarrassment, medical expenses and any other monetary losses.
    Best of luck to her on her medical recovery and case.

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  • I was working for USPS, not even moving, and I was hit by a drunk driver, do I need a lawyer?

    I was knocked out and have a concussion that has kept me from work for 2 months

    Harold’s Answer

    Yes, if you want to be compensated for your pain and suffering and economic losses that are not covered by your Workers Compensation Claim thru UPS. You are entitled to bring those claims against the operator of the vehicle that struck you. AVVO is a great resource for locating experienced personal injury lawyers in your area. Best of luck with your medical recovery and case.

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