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Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
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  • Can the seller legally require that he be paid with a conventional loan and not any other loan?

    We recently signed a contract agreeing to purchase a house from a private seller. In the contract is specified that the seller is to be paid with a conventional loan. We were not approved for a conventional loan but were approved for an FHA loan. ...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Isn't the buyer getting the loan? Why would the seller care what kind of loan the buyer gets? All the seller should care about is getting paid the right amount at the closing. Something does not make sense here to me.

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  • Worker's comp rate so high is it common

    I was wondering if anyone can help me. I used to run a retail flooring store that only sells flooring to the customer. We use farmers insurance and we never had any claims ever. Our rate is about 8.7% of our total wages for the year. We do not eve...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Have you shopped around for quotes from other carriers? Farmers may be overpriced. But a lot of factors go into setting the price for a particular customer.

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  • How does the process get started.

    I'm looking for a lawsuit lawyer. I was injured on the job. I'm a baseball coach.

    Bobby’s Answer

    And a "personal injury lawyer" is not necessarily the same kind of lawyer as a "workers' compensation lawyer" although some lawyers handle both kinds of cases.

    Because you were hurt on the job, you specifically need a lawyer who is experienced with workers' compensation claims, rather than simply "personal injury" cases.

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  • What Do Injured Workers Do When Lawyers Leave Without Telling Them Anything? Workers Comp is such a mess!

    My attorney has decided to shut down his practice at the end of this month or early March 2016 and the only person to ask about this change was told "here's your paperwork, go find another lawyer!". If he's leaving for Retirement, how would yo...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Don't get too discouraged. Get yourself a new lawyer.

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  • My question is can I negotiate for some of my money up front if I decide to settle?

    I'm scheduled for a workers compensation full and final mediation hearing next week and I don't have legal representation and I'm not sure of the things I should be negotiating.

    Bobby’s Answer

    If you want to optimize the opportunity, you will need the help of an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. How are you going to evaluate your case for settlement? If you don't know the law and how to use the facts, you will get taken advantage of by the carrier.

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  • Can litigants appeal judge's ruling on a motion to compel if he doesn't think the ruling is correct?

    I am studying the law on my own after work and wondering if a litigant can appeal judge's ruling on a hearing for a motion to compel if he thinks the ruling is not correct. I'd like to study rules about this situation and would appreciate any adv...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Generally speaking, an appeal on an Order to Compel will be dismissed as interlocutory. There are some exceptions that you may want to investigate.

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  • I've been told that I can be compensated I need to know if I have a case or do I call Bostich directly

    about two and a half years ago I was only job and I was using a Bostitch HP 118 K 23 gauge Pinner this gun has a double safety feature but as it may seem if you have used any air tools before when grabbing this particular Bostitch tool they have p...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Your best avenue would have been a workers' comp claim. Talk to a workers' comp lawyer immediately, because if you are not already out of time to file, you will be soon. Your injury is painful but it is probably not serious enough to justify the expense of a products liability civil suit. So check into work comp on Monday. Good luck.

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  • Can attorneys be sued for malpractice or incompetence?

    Inept workers compensation attorney.

    Bobby’s Answer

    Florida has a pretty crappy work comp law, thanks to your pro-business legislature, so you may want to talk to another work comp lawyer in the state before you get too entrenched in the idea that your lawyer is inept.

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  • Is MSA correct? What can I do to get medical bill paid & to get my checks until my settlement is approved?

    I live in North Carolina and I signed a worker's comp settlement agreement. The lawyer said if I didn't sign the insurance company would give me a hard time and probably would deny future claims. The lawyer charged me 25% for the total settlemen...

    Bobby’s Answer

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    Your problems illustrate a point that I frequently make to injured workers-- all attorneys are not "created equal." Some attorneys are much better and more diligent than others with both handling the case and communicating with the client. When a person is looking for a lawyer to handle their case, they should do a lot of research before choosing their attorney. Making a good, well-researched choice on the front end can prevent a lot of problems on the back end.

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  • I just want to know what I can do? I've talked to two local attorneys and they've not been any help.

    I was hurt at work. I've lost my index finger. Pins in my middle finger and ring finger. My employer doesn't have workers comp or insurance.

    Bobby’s Answer

    Keep contacting workers' comp lawyers. If one turns you down, ask if they know of a lawyer who might be willing to take a "non-insured case." That would be the lawyer you want to talk to. I handle some non-insured cases here in NC, and they are tough, and it is hard to get paid, so many lawyers will not accept them. Good luck.

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