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Sheldon S Saints

Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. My father had a automobile accident and a personal injury claim open. He died last week? What happens to the claim?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is not clear from this post whether your dad died from accident related injuries or from unrelated causes. If he passed from accident related injuries, this claim might be substantial. Either way, you should contact a local attorney to discuss the your rights and the rights of your father's estate to pursue claims. The estate can pursue the claims you mention as well as pain and suffering, and perhaps there is a wrongful death claim for his heirs to pursue....

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  2. PERSONAL INJURY - DOES AN ATTORNEY TYPICALLY MAKE A CASE PRESENTATION TO THE INSURANCE CO BEFORE FILING A LAWSUIT IN COURT ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jame P Mascaro
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    The answer is "it depends." Most often, an attorney will gather documentation, and present a demand (claim) to the carrier before filing suit, in an effort to settle without incurring discovery and litigation costs. On the other hand, if the statute of limitations is rapidly approaching, the lawyer might have to file suit before attempting to negotiate the claim. Additionally, there are times when an attorney has enough experience with a particular carrier or adjuster to know that a fair...

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  3. What firm would you recommend.?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sheldon S Saints
    2. Guy Irvin Wade III
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Scott J. Corwin
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    I am sorry to hear that you suffered such serious injuries. As to the value of your claim, this will depend on a number of factors such as the liability of the parties, whether alcohol was involved, the amount of treatment, how invasive the treatment, whether the bills were paid and by whom, and likely in your case, the amount of insurance coverage. You should contact a local personal injury attorney to discuss your claim as soon as possible. Good luck.

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  4. What kind of settlement is fair for a car accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David J. McCormick
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    The value of a case depends on a number of factors such as the liability of the parties, whether alcohol was involved, the length and type of treatment, whether scarring exists, whether a doctor has opined permanent injury and the amount of coverage, among other things. It is best to obtain local legal counsel from a personal injury attorney who can maximize your fair recovery. If you try to negotiate this yourself, the insurance company will never compensate you as you should be, even when...

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  5. I am being sued for personal injuries that resulted from a woman's fall over my dog leash while I was walking my dog.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Matthew Allen Glassman
    3. Andrew Joseph Edelberg
    4. Guy Irvin Wade III
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    I'm sorry, but I am confused. You say the woman was "awarded a settlement" by your homeowners insurance,but now she filed suit. Usually, upon reaching a settlement, the injured party is required to sign a release and would not be able to file suit. Did the carrier provide you with an attorney for the suit? have you notified the homeowner insurance carrier that suit was filed? is she suing you for an amount greater than your policy covers?

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  6. Personal injury fee and costs

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Generally, attorneys may charge a reasonable fee. I assume you signed a retainer agreement documenting the agreed upon fee. While some charge less, most attorneys who handle contingency fee claims charge 33 1/3 % (one third), but it is not unusual for 40% to be charged by some if the matter proceeds to trial. There is no rule restricting the agreement you made when you retained the attorney to force the attorney who worked for you to accept less simply because the jury did not compensate...

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  7. Kaiser is demanding arbitration for an auto accident that I was not the driver of

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
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    If you utilize health insurance to pay auto accident related medical care, your health insurance provider will place a lien on your personal injury recovery. In other words, the health insurane carrer expects to be paid back from your recovery. The idea is that you will recover money in your personal injury claim to cover not only pain and suffering, but also related medical bills. Since you recovered for bills, you need to pay your health insurance that portion of your recovery. Now, that...

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  8. ABOUT A MONTH AGO I GOT AN OFFER FOR A PERSONAL INJURY ........

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence Joseph Marraffino
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    3. John Kevin Griffin
    4. John Gus Zgourides
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    There is no set time that the opposing attorney has to respond with a new offer. It is not possible to narrow this answer with the informatoin provided here. Perhaps the defendant's attorney wants to pursue more discovery (depositions or interrogatories). Perhaps the building owner is delaying responding to his attorney. You need to ask your lawyer this question. He know your case and is in the best position to estimate how long a new response may take.

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  9. What are my rights? Auto collision, car is totaled, other driver at fault, possible personal injuries.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Louis Joseph Meyer
    2. Robert Don Fink
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
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    Please call a local personal injury lawyer immediately. Initial consultations are free. A local attorney can best advise you as to local laws and cases dealing with payment of medical bills by your auto insurance company, and eventually recovery for pain and suffering and out of pocket losses from the liability carrier of the other driver. It is too soon to value this claim as value will be based on your diagnosis, prognosis, length, consistency and invasiveness of treatment, as well as...

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  10. Do i contact the insurance company i had at the time of my vehicle accident or my new insurance company that i have now?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sheldon S Saints
    2. Harold Semanoff
    3. Andrew Ross Benn
    4. Paul Y. Lee
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Contact the carrier you had at the time of the accident. If for some reason they deny coverage they wiill notify you. If you have been served suit papers, you need to contact them immediately and provide them with a copy of the suit papers. They will provide you with an attorney..

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