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  • Reimbursement for hospital & on-going medical? send demand letter first? civil suit? wait for trial & judgement? am prosecuting

    Kid & I attacked by roommate in Jan. Police reports filed. No arrest made - she was in mental hospital when I filed. Charges listed are: Aggravated assault w/ deadly = 784.021(1)(A)-13 <bond amt 2500> Battery = 784.03-7 <bond amt 100> Cri...

    Richard’s Answer

    Why in the world would you try to handle this case without the help of an outstanding lawyer who handles these types of case for a living? Please, today, call a local lawyer to make an appointment. It will be very easy to find an excellent lawyer who will not charge you a nickel for that initial consultation, and who will probably give you free advise if he done not take the case.

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  • Why do I need an attorney?

    Why do I need an attorney to negotiate a reasonable settlement for injuries resulting from a car accident? Can’t I just do it myself?

    Richard’s Answer

    You can do it yourself, but I will bet you the results you get will be nowhere near as favorable as the results from a lawyer who handles nothing but car crash cases. First of all, you have no leverage with the carrier. If you don't take the offer, your option is to file suit. You will need a lawyer for that and the carrier knows that. Allstate used to brag that they could settle a car crash case with an unrepresented person for 1/11 of what they paid people with the same injuries that had a lawyer. On top of that added leverage, the lawyer will know the value of your case, will know what coverages apply to your case, and the amounts of all coverages. He will also provide numerous services to you free of charge-- handling the property damage, getting you a rental car, getting you to the best possible doctor who, if necessary, will appear in court to explain to a jury in English the severity of your injuries, nailing down witnesses with statements, getting the police report, taking photos of car damage and personal injuries. In short, hiring a lawyer that knows how to handle your accident case will be the best investment you make.

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  • Friend committed hit and run in a car i sold he had not changed over to him i thought he had what do i do

    sold car person did not change title committed a hit and run

    Richard’s Answer

    Contact your insurance company. They will protect you and not charge you. Even if they have to assign a lawyer to defend you, that lawyer is free. You can't be held legally responsible for the actions of that driver, unless he was your agent. Under the facts you gave, he wasn't your agent-- he was not doing anything that would have benefitted you. So, don't worry, and just turn this over to your insurance carrier.

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  • My attorney has failed to settle a no fault accident that my daughter was in 2 years ago. what can i do?

    My daughter was involved in a car accident approximately 2 years ago inwhich she was a passenger. She was critically injured and our attorney has yet to settle with the responsible insurance company. I am now having my wages garnished and other...

    Richard’s Answer

    Go talk to your lawyer. You hired him because you trusted him to help you more than anyone else in the world could help you. So, trust him now as long as he is still deserving your trust. You won't know unless you go talk to him face to face. Call today and schedule an appointment. Block off 1 hour of his time. He will give you and your case his undivided attention. Ask him what is taking this long. Talk to him frankly about your concerns. After that meeting, decide if he is the lawyer you want working for you. If he is, your talk will make him pay more attention to your case and push it higher on his list of priorities.

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  • Do i need an attorney for car accident

    I was in a car accident last thursday. The other party was at fault and received citation for "fail to yield" . As with most people my neck is a bit sore and tender and i have had a headache. I did not hit my head on anything nor did my airbag dep...

    Richard’s Answer

    Yes. You need a lawyer who hanles nothing other than car accidents. The lawyer will get you to a quality doctor, handle your property damage, get you in a rental car and get that paid. He can nail down witnesses, take property damage photos and make sure the defendant can't weasel out of being found at fault if the case has to go to trial. Better yet, he won't charge you a nickel for doing any of that. That is all included in his services. He will then organize your personal injury case, get needed medical bills and reports to the insurance company, know the value of your case, negotiate a fair settlement or be ready to try the case if he can't settle for a fair figure. His fee comes from that verdict or settlement, and only if you win. Allstate used to brag that they would settle car accident cases where the injured was not represeented for 1/11 of what they settled that same case for with a lawyer. The money you pay the lawyer will be well worth it compared to the benefit he will provide. He will also help you get any PIP or med-pay coverage, know about underinsured coverage, and be able to negotiate any healthcare liens--also free of charge. Hiring a lawyer to handle that case will be the best move you ever make.

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  • Determining jurisdiction of lawsuit for an accident that happened in VA, at fault driver is from TN we are from TX

    MY WIFE AND I ARE TRUCK DRIVERS. WE WHERE TRAVELING THRU VIRGINIA WHEN WE CAME UPON AN ACCIDENT. THE ROADWAY WAS COVERED WITH DEBRIS, SO WE HAD TO STOP. UPON STOPPING WE WERE IMMEDIATELY HIT FROM BEHIND BY ANOTHER 18 WHEELER, WHO SAYS HE DID NOT...

    Richard’s Answer

    You can file suit in the state where the crash occurred(VA); where the other driver either lives, works or owns any property; where the owner of the tractor does business or owns property; or where the owner of the trailer owns property or conducts business. The 1 state where you will have jurisdiction over all possible defendants is the site of the crash, which is Virginia. Filing suit in Virginia, if you can't get fair treatment from the defendant's insurance company, will also make it easy for you to present evidence on how the crash occurred since the investigating police officer will be from Virginia. Go get a quality lawyer as soon as you can. If you want, you can call me collect @ 301-627-8700 during working hours or 443-336-8465 after hours, and I will answer any questions you have, free of charge. Rick Jaklitsch

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