John M. McCabe’s Answers

John M. McCabe

Cary Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Is the hospital liable for my mothers fall when she was disoriented from pneumonia and resulted in a huge brain trauma?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. Nedim Ramic
    3. John M O'Brien
    4. Joseph Leonard Ciaccio
    5. Samuel Cohen
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    Very possibly. If you mother was a fall risk, which it sounds like she was, the hospital needed to implement fall prevention measures to protect your mother. I think you definitely have a case that deserves further investigation.

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  2. Does a spouse/mate have rights or benefits on worker's comp claim if claimant can no longer perform sexual duties?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. C. Donald Briggs III
    3. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Mr. Briggs response is exactly right. There's no such claim under workers' comp. If you are married to the claimant, then you can pursue that claim -- it's called a loss of consortium claim -- in the personal injury case against the at-fault driver and his insurance company.

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  3. Hello, What are my options when in a vehicle accident with a drunk driver?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt
    5. John L. Schroeder
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    Here are a few suggestions. First, continue getting medical treatment for your injuries. This will accomplish a couple of things -- it will help you heal quicker and it will document the extent and nature of your injuries. Second, because the collision was caused by a drunk driver, your case has a higher settlement value than a regular case. Because of this, you should speak with an attorney right away -- most attorneys offer free consultations. Third, insurance companies will negotiate a...

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  4. My daughters were involved in a car accident will they need legal representation with adrunken driver

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. Michael Scott Rothrock
    3. William David Owens
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    No. Don't go to small claims court. The case has more value than that. When the at fault driver is drunk, most cases should yield a higher settlement. Contact a skilled and experienced lawyer to help and do not settle the case until you have done so.

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  5. My shoulder was injured at workI If I return to work and the shoulder is hurt again what happens,

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. Joseph Stewart Bowman
    3. Kevin B. Bunn
    4. John F. Ayers III
    5. Richard L. Huffman Jr.
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    If you have a new injury, a re-injury, or an aggravation of the injury you already have, it should be covered by workers' comp. The key for you is to remain within your work restrictions. Exceeding the work restrictions could cause further injury to your shoulder. If your employer can't provide light-duty work within your restrictions, you will be entitled to workers' comp benefits while you are out of work.

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  6. How many years do you have to sue for wrongfull Death.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. Timothy Shawn Howard
    3. C. Adam Barrington III
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. David J Don
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    In NC, the statute of limitations in most cases for a wrongful death is 2 years.

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  7. Can I get a settlement for an car accident that resulted in me getting whiplash and head contusions?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Timothy Shawn Howard
    2. John M. McCabe
    3. F. "Bill" William Powers
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. David Herman Hirsch
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    You do have a case and kudos to your insurance company for doing the right thing and telling you to get a lawyer.

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  8. The driver that hit us fled the scene and was drunk as a passenger what am i entitled to.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. Timothy Shawn Howard
    3. Joseph John Bernardo
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    If you were injured, you have a personal injury claim that can entitle you to several types of damages, including money for lost wages, medical bills, pain, suffering, and permanent injury. Since the at-fault driver was drunk, this likely increases the value of a potential personal injury claim. I'm guessing that the at-fault driver's identity is known since you know he/she was drunk. Assuming he/she has insurance, the claim should be pursued against his/her insurance company. If the at-...

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  9. What is the process for settlements from insurance companies where their client is at fault?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. Bradley A. Coxe
    3. William David Owens
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Jason F. Abraham
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    You should contact an experienced personal injury attorney and get a free consultation. Case involving drunk drivers are valued higher than other cases, so you might want to protect yourself and discuss your case with a lawyer before settling.

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  10. I was a passenger in an hit and run accident. The other driver was at fault. He was also drunk. I was treated at the e.r.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. Joseph John Bernardo
    3. Michael David Myers
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    It's impossible to address the amount of compensation that you might be entitled to based on this limited information. You really should consult with a personal injury lawyer who can help guide you through this. Most lawyers offer free consultations, so it won't cost you a thing to call.

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