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Jeffery L. Robinette
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  • How much information should I give the other parties insurance company?

    I recently received paperwork from the insurance company of the other party at fault in an auto accident requesting permission to access my medical records for up to three months prior to the accident. I was involved in a workplace injury 3 months...

    Jeffery’s Answer

    One of the top five mistakes injury victims make is signing a medical release form before consulting with a lawyer. The insurance adjuster wants to know all about you, especially your personal medical history. Giving the insurance adjuster free access to all your medical history will likely result in your medical conditions being shared with other insurance companies, and your claim minimized or even denied. So, take advantage of the free consultation with a local car accident lawyer before you consider signing a medical release. You are correct -- any information you provide can and will be used against you to minimize your claim.

    Filing a personal injury claim involves complex legal issues -- and any mistakes you make handling your own claim may result in the loss of your legal rights. The insurance company has a team of defense lawyers on their side, so you should speak with a lawyer before going any further with your claim.

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    Nothing in this communication should be construed as creating an attorney client relationship. This is for informational purposes only. Attorney will take no action on your behalf unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed. There are strict time deadlines on filing claims and, as such, you are advised to consult with and retain an attorney immediately to file such claims timely or you will lose any right to recovery. Any testimonials or endorsements should not be construed as a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of your case.

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  • Both have same insurance co who do i sue?

    i was a passinger in my boyfriends truck we was hit by another truck while going theu a traffic light both say it was not their fault i got hurt had staples in my haed and bruises everywhere also hurt left arm i cant remember the wreck at all so ...

    Jeffery’s Answer

    In a truck collision injury case, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for past and future pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life. If your boyfriend was at fault, he will not have to pay for your damages, but rather his insurance company will be responsible for your medical bills, etc. If the other driver was found to be at fault, that driver's insurance will have to pay. Part of a lawyer's responsibility is to investigate and question witnesses to bring to light the truth so the appropriate parties are held responsible.

    If either of these policies are not sufficient to pay for your damages, an experienced personal injury lawyer can negotiate with your own insurance company and may find additional compensation for you. It would be worth your while to call a car accident lawyer licensed in West Virginia for a free consultation for advice in how you can best proceed and get those bills paid.

    Also, if the at-fault driver was intoxicated or was guilty of grossly negligent behavior, punitive damages may also be awarded in a court of law. With each category of damages, however, there are complex laws and trial court procedures that must be strictly followed in order to prove your injuries in a court of law.
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    Nothing in this communication should be construed as creating an attorney client relationship. This is for informational purposes only. Attorney will take no action on your behalf unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed. There are strict time deadlines on filing claims and, as such, you are advised to consult with and retain an attorney immediately to file such claims timely or you will lose any right to recovery. Any testimonials or endorsements should not be construed as a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of your case.

    If you are unrepresented, there will be no one to advise you on the law and to ensure that you have met all your legal obligations -- any failure on your part to follow these strict rules will have an adverse impact on your injury claim.

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  • How do I no the right amount to ask for in a pain and suffering settlement?

    I was hit by a person who went through a stop sign causing me to hit a telephone pole head on. I had shoulder and neck damage causing me to seek medical attention, physical therapy etc. The person insurance company called me same day offering pai...

    Jeffery’s Answer

    Accident victims can be compensated for economic damages: actual dollar losses such as medical bills, lost wages, and lost future income earning ability. Pain, suffering, humiliation, loss of enjoyment of life, and grief over the loss of a loved one are some of the non-economic losses for which a person may receive compensation. The amount of compensation depends on a great number of variables such as medical expenses incurred and losses suffered, as well as the skill of your lawyer.

    If you settled your claim within twenty days of the collision, you may still be able to engage and benefit from the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. Most good attorneys offer a free consultation -- look for a Nationally Board Certified trial attorney whose focus is car accident claims. Check out their reviews on Avvo and look on their website for credentials and track record of success.

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