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  • Do I need a personal injury attorney?

    Hi, My name is Christopher Rodriguez. I am the father of a 4 year old who was involved in a car accident, on Monday June 15, 2015. My daughter, Chrislyne Rodriguez, was in a 2003 Honda Accord that was hit by a Don Pepino tractor trailer driven by...

    George’s Answer

    A claim should be pursued for your daughter. As the father you have the legal authority to pursue such a claim. The claim for your daughter could potentially be filed in Maryland. An investigation would need to be conducted to determine whether the claims should be filed in New York or Maryland. A claim for your daughter's mother could also be filed by you if you were married at the time of the accident. You should consult with a Maryland personal injury lawyer. I am sorry for your loss.

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  • Someone hit me in the rear yesterday and I am wondering: 1. What I need to do next? 2. Is it best to report to my insurance too?

    The driver said she just didnt stop in time when I asked what happened, but then followed her statement by asking me if I "stopped short." When she hit me, I was jolted, though I, and everyone in my car was seat-belted. I have a few concerns. I di...

    George’s Answer

    The prior herniated discs could complicate your case but if handled correctly the prior condition will make it difficult for the insurance company to question your need for treatment. This is definitely an area where an experienced personal injury lawyer can help. Also a loss of value to a car is a smaller but at times an important and compensable loss. These are two difficult issues where a skilled lawyer will make a big difference. Good luck.

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  • Do I need a personal injury attorney?

    I was stuck by a car while crossing the street on my way to work. I had the walk sign and the driver turned left and hit me. Looking at the tape, I was not directly in the crosswalk. I have back & neck pain, scrapes, and am in a neck brace. My hea...

    George’s Answer

    You will need a lawyer for this incident. The fact that you were outside of the crosswalk will make the case more difficult but you may still have a valid claim. It is important for you to consult with a lawyer that has handled multiple pedestrian accident cases that can look at the photographs of the location to assess the liability of yourself and the driver. Good luck.

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  • Hi, my dad had got bit by two dog while he deliver food to the owner. I would want to know what is the owner's responsibility?

    My dad had got bit by two dog when he deliver food to the owner. First, apron arriving the house, my dad make a phone call to the owner telling her that her food is here. Then, my dad wait on the door for the owner. when the owner open the door, t...

    George’s Answer

    The owner is liable if he knew or should have known of the dog's propensity to commit this dangerous act.

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  • Interrogatories

    Am I allowed to serve interrogatories to my co defendant in a civil case?

    George’s Answer

    Yes. You have to mail the interrogatories and file a notice with the court indicating the date you mailed the interrogatories to the co-defendant.

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  • Fell in the parking lot of my job trip over their curbing design. On workers compensation neck and back still hurting.

    Is workers compensation all I can do?

    George’s Answer

    The potential for the claim against the property owner will depend on the height and markings on the curb. The applicable code will usually be BOCA and/or the Life Safety Code. These codes depending on the year prohibit single steps of less than 4 inches and more than 7 inches. Curbs that are too short are often not observed by pedestrians. Curbs that are too tall often cause pedestrians to fall because the pedestrian fails to lift their foot high enough. You can take a look at http://pginjurylawyers.com/SingleStepFalls.php for more information.

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  • Unsure Lawyer provided full amount of settlement to me

    I was involved in a frontal collision (other drivers fault) and had medical bills which totaled about $6k to $7k. I had time off work and vehicle was totaled. My lawyer said the other parties insurance (Hertz casualty Mgt) agreed to settle for $10...

    George’s Answer

    I would ask for a face to face meeting with the lawyer to review the file. You should request a conference call with your lawyer and the insurance adjuster as to the status of the settlement check. The attorney grievance commission should be contacted if the money was misappropriated.

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  • I have a valid and active policy, but my insurance company has the wrong car listed and wont pay a claim from a car accident.

    I was in a car accident that was incorrectly deemed as my fault. My insurance won't pay any claims because it has no record of my new car on the policy. I bought the car 2 months ago after my other car was totaled in the snow. My insurance c...

    George’s Answer

    You should gather all of the paperwork that you have from the first accident, the paperwork for the purchase of the second car, and all paperwork from the insurance company and then meet with a lawyer. If you have an insurance agent I would also seek his or her help.

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  • How do I challenge an inaccurate police report?

    I was found at fault for an accident while i was confused/ hysterical at an accident scene that was not my fault. The cop was impatient, rude, and badgering me as I was trying to explain while paramedics, firefighters were also attending to me an...

    George’s Answer

    The report is not admissible in large claim court cases. Unfortunately, inaccurate police reports will often require the services of a lawyer. Insurance companies give a great deal of weight to police reports. Inaccurate police reports are often inspired by statements from the opposing insurance companies insured.

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