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  • Should I represent myself because this is a win/win if I hire What should I look for in the bad lawyers out to get over?

    I was recently involved in a t bone car accident totally the other drivers fault... My cars totaled I took an ambulance to then take a helicopter to a trauma center. I have a few mild injuries that could be lifelong ... A concussion and neck injur...

    George’s Answer

    You will need a lawyer to investigate potential sources of insurance coverage. Also traumatic brain injuries are usually not well documented in medical records so it is important that you consult with a lawyer about medical testing that can be done to document any long term effects of a head injury. This type of testing is rarely performed by shock trauma centers. Searching on AVVO for a lawyer is a good place to start. Good luck.

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  • Should I seek legal counsel for my insurance company settlement?

    I was a passenger involved in a car accident where both parties claimed fault. However one of the insurance companies is taking a while to reply to my counter offer. This insurance has a bad reputation in my state for their lack of communication.

    George’s Answer

    Most insurance companies have bad reputations in terms of dealing with valid claims in a fair way. You should seek assistance from a lawyer. Many insurance companies utilize units of adjusters that deal only with unrepresented claimants. They often attempt to settle cases quickly for low amounts of money before the person fully appreciates the full extent of their injuries. This approach is not used with people that are represented by lawyers because a lawyer that settles a case for less than policy limits while a person is still treating for their injuries would be violating their responsibility to obtain the best result for their client.

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  • I had an accident in 2/2015 need help

    The accident was not my fault was rear ended n the the person that hit me insurance doesn't want to pay for my damages.

    George’s Answer

    Your situation is not uncommon. Insurance companies will always look for reasons to deny a claim. Those reasons could be everything from a preexisting medical condition to low property damage. Perhaps the other driver is alleging that you made an unsafe lane change. Whatever the reason that the insurance company is relying on, your only option is to retain an attorney to pursue the case. Good luck.

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  • Car got totaled by drunk driver, but was told by my insurance company they wont cover the car. Who will cover the accident?

    I purchased a car a month ago, four days ago a drunk driver ran a red light and totaled my vehicle. When I purchased the vehicle the dealership gave me the "Agreement to furnish insurance policy " with GEICO on it and my policy number. At the t...

    George’s Answer

    Pursuing a claim against the drunk driver should resolve most of your losses. A review of your insurance policy and the timeline by a lawyer should be done to assess whether you are entitled to pip benefits, collision coverage and underinsured motorist coverage.

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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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