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  • How much is my case worth /truck accident lost wages 7,000 medical bills 10,000 my attorney says there offering 25,000

    I need to know what's a good offer just looking for a second opinion what is my case worth what should I settle for I don't know

    Lakota’s Answer

    There are a LOT of factors taken into consideration for settling a personal injury claim. The most important factor is the seriousness of your injury. Talk to your attorney and ask him or her what factors were taken into consideration but he insurance company. I have a attached a blog I've written on calculating pain and suffering from auto accidents. You may find it helpful.

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  • Need help in a auto accident scenario cum Traffic citation

    I was in a shopping mall parking lot,slowly reversing my car ,when I managed to "touch" a stationary(parked) SUV which was parked.I informed mall security and a Deputy Sheriff on duty.Both looked at my car and the other and concluded there was n...

    Lakota’s Answer

    It sound alike you correctly reported the "accident". It may also be prudent to take photographs of your vehicle just to document that there is no damage. But you should be fine and will probably never hear anything about it again.

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  • What options do I have for negligence of ATT, which caused me personal injury. I have contact ATT, and referred to their

    Risk management department, who reported my claim and then forwarded it to their third party arbitrator (Segdwick). I am still waiting for my claim. I have received bodily injuries , and after 3 weeks I am still in pain from my in...

    Lakota’s Answer

    If you have been physically injured you need to get treatment for your injuries. The risk management department is not working for you to help you handle this claim - they are working to reduce their liability for you r injuries. It sound alike you need a lawyer, particularly if your injuries are serious.

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  • My Personal Injury attorney won't return my calls.We had a Dec trial date, but he hasn't talked to me since Oct. What can I do?

    I was rear-ended and suffered a disability in my shoulder. The pretrial arbitration was postponed in Oct. He said he'd call me in a few days with more info, but I still haven't heard from my lawyer, and its now Feb. I've sent emails and left vo...

    Lakota’s Answer

    New Lawyer. Even if your attorney answers your calls this time, it looks like he or she may have a habit of ignoring you. Write a letter and send it certified mail requesting your file and explaining that you are going to hire a new attorney.

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  • I signed my settlement papers, how long until I get the check?

    There were a few liens against the car insurance for my medical bills. I sent in the paperwork on Jan 31st. I ask because everyday it seems more things are issued against my credit due to this.

    Lakota’s Answer

    It depends on how many liens are out there and who has liens. Unfortunately, medicare and medicaid liens are notoriously slow resolving. If you have an attorney, they should be able to give you a time frame based on who has liens, and how much they are for. Contact your attorney; if you don't have an attorney, find one to look over your liens.

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  • I WRECKED IN SNOWSTORM I HIT A BANK ,WILL MY INS COMPANY PAY FOR MED BILLS?

    No other car involved

    Lakota’s Answer

    Typically your car insurance will not pay for your medical bills as a result of an accident that is your fault. However, your policy may have something called "medical payments". Look for it on your declarations page of your policy. Medical payments, or "medpay" will is a part of your policy that will pay for a limited amount of your medical bills as a result of an automobile accident, even if the accident was your fault. Most medpay policies are written for $1,000 or $5,000. It is usually a simple process to submit copies of your medical bills to your insurance company and they should pay your bills. Make sure that any medical treatment you receive is related to the accident, and is necessary. I have attached a link to my blog post, what is medpay and how to collect it.

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