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Scott Ivan Fegley

Morrisville Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. I understand my auto policy PIP will pay bulk of my medical bills for treatment from my auto accident-who pays the balance?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Ivan Fegley
    2. Raymond Andrew Grimes
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Yolanda Navarrete
    5. Matthew C Simon
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    Any medical expenses that are not paid by the PIP insurer and are not covered by your health insurance can be submitted as damages in your case against the other driver. You should also be aware that your health insurance company can assert a lien against your lawsuit recovery for the amount of the medical expenses it pays. Your attorney must be aware of that and take that into consideration in the settlement of your case.

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  2. My husband was rear ended last week and has been in pain since (back mostly). He went to the hospital for whiplash last week.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Louis Solomon
    2. Brett Roger Greiner
    3. Raymond Andrew Grimes
    4. Scott Ivan Fegley
    5. Craig A. Post
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    While it is still early, I'd say it is unlikely you will be able to sue unless his condition worsens and becomes disabling. Even if you can obtain a certificate of permanent injury from you doctor, insurance companies will often take a "no pay" position and try these cases because juries just aren't awarding any money in verbal threshold cases. If your husband's injury turns out to be serious enough to overcome the verbal tort, which for his sake I certainly hope it does not, then his case...

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  3. Is it reasonable to file a negligence lawsuit against a hospice company if the patient was 89 years old & terminal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Ivan Fegley
    2. James Otto Heiting
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Lidia L. Alperovich
    5. Richard Marc Katz
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    It certainly sounds worth pursuing to me. Failing to send anyone to care for your mother for a week may rise to the level of gross negligence. No one should have to experience that kind of pain in their last moments of life.

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  4. Road accident that killed opponent driver - how to safeguard from potential claim?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Ivan Fegley
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Thomas J. Wagner
    5. Stephen Ross Cohen
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    I am sorry to hear of your friend's death in the accident. It sounds as though you are concerned your friend may have been responsible for the accident in which the other driver also died. If your friend's spouse was the beneficiary of insurance policies that paid her directly as a result of your friend's death, the insurance proceeds should not be subject to attachment because the money was never his. It only became the property of the wife upon his death. Nevertheless, you should consult...

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  5. Will a lawyer take on an auto injury case if there is no broken bones or proof of permanent damage?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Ivan Fegley
    2. Andrew D. Swain
    3. Michael A Ferrara Jr
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Joseph John Bernardo
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    Your injuries may well have a value over $5,000.00. However, if you chose the "verbal threshold" or "limitation on lawsuit" option for your auto insurance policy, you will have a much more difficult task obtaining a recovery. Unless your medical records demonstrate a substantial, permanent injury, juries just aren't awarding money to plaintiffs who chose the limitation on lawsuit option. If you have the "full tort" or "zero threshold" option, it sounds as though you have a good case....

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  6. Plaintiff wants more money than my car insurance can cover up.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Scott Ivan Fegley
    2. Herbert Ira Ellis
    3. John Ksajikian
    4. Michael T Warshaw
    5. Mark T McMenamy
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    I agree with most of the comments of the other attorney, except it sounds as though your car insurance company did offer the full $50,000 making any bad faith scenario unlikely. However, any property held jointly by you and your wife would not be subject to attachment for any judgment against your wife since you are considered owner as well. Only property in your wife's name only would be subject to a judgment. Theoretically, they can attach your wife's wages in NJ, but like the attorney...

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  7. I was at a stop light when I was rear-ended by a driver. Can I go after the at fault driver??

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Ian Schoen
    2. Scott Ivan Fegley
    3. Michael David Myers
    4. Timothy Patrick Brennan
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You do not have to take the insurance company's estimate of FMV. You can research and present a valuation to support a higher estimate. Then negotiate. Don't sign anything without also considering whether you may have injuries from the accident.

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  8. Passenger in Accident, need advice on settlement. I was a passenger in my girlfriends car when she was t-boned. She was at fault

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Louis Solomon
    2. Ross Marvin Miller
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Sean Michael Patrick
    5. Scott Ivan Fegley
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    It is impossible to suggest a dollar value based on the limited information above. A key first question is whether you or someone in your household owns an automobile and whether you have selected the limited tort option or full tort option. In other words, can you recover for your pain and suffering? I'll assume from the fact the insurance company is attempting a quick settlement that you must be entitled to recover for pain and suffering. The insurance company will never pay you now what...

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  9. Amending a New Jersey LLC

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Ivan Fegley
    2. Robert V Cornish Jr.
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
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    I wouldn't. You're inviting litigation. Start a new LLC for the new venture and let the old one sit. Or dissolve it.

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  10. Who's at fault?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Ivan Fegley
    2. Robert W Rubinstein
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. James P Brady
    5 lawyer answers

    I'd certainly argue on your behalf that the other driver is at fault for reckless driving. However, if there are no other witnesses, your difficulty will be proof since it may be your word against his word. If the police report did not record your version of the incident, you may want to ask to include your version to the report in a separate writing.

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