I have handled many claim very similar to the one you are describing. It's unfortunate that the insurance company is taking this position, especially since you were not at fault. This can be a difficult claim, at first, because you where the driver that rear ended another driver. I would highly recommend that you contact an experienced accident attorney, especially if you received personal injuries in the accident, in order to get the insurance company to accept liability.
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I'm sorry to hear about your injuries. I currently have a client that suffered a broken jaw as a result of a fall, and I understand how painful and frustrating your injuries likely are. I would highly suggest that you hire an attorney to file a claim on your behalf. The property owner will try to argue that the condition was open and obvious to you, or in your case, that the cause of the fall was a result of drinking alcohol. However, since the fall occurred in parking lot for a bar, the...
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The owner and driver of the truck that caused the accident would be at fault. In order to fully answer the question, I would need additional information.
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I'm sorry to hear about your injury. I know that burn injuries can be very painful. I'm sure the scar is a constant reminder of this injury. You have a very good question. The answer will often require a consultation with a workers compensation attorney and a review of the medical records to determine the amount of compensation. Generally, you may be allowed compensation for the scar and any disfigurement. The amount of compensation would depend on your compensation rate, the type of scar,...
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If you were subpoenaed, then you must attend the court proceedings. Without knowing more, more than likely, you were subpoenaed to attend the traffic court proceeding on behalf of the police officer to testify as to how the accident happened. Unless the police officer witnessed the accident, the officer cannot testify that the other driver caused the accident. He will need testimony from witnesses to the incident to prove that the other driver caused the collision. If you experienced any...
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If the South Carolina Workers Compensation or the South Carolina Appellate Courts finally determine that the claim is compensable under the South Carolina Workers Compensation Act, then the Worker's Compensation carrier should be responsible for reimbursement of any prior bills that you paid. I would definately consult with a experienced workers compensation attorney on this issue.
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Without a doubt I believe that you need to consult with an attorney. Back injuries can be very complex, and without the aid of an experienced workers compensation attorney, you may not be able to get the correct medical treatment that you need. I would suggest that you hire an attorney that you help you get the medical treatment that you need in order to correct and fix the back injury, not to mask the symptoms. My suggestion would be to send you for an Independent Medical Examination with a...
I would call the South Carolina Bar's lawyer referral service and explain your issue. The lawyer referral service may be able to locate an attorney for you that specializes in this area of law.