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Charles Henry Mcaleer
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  • My dad was in a car crash, what do we need to do since it wasn't his fault and there was a death in the other driver's vehicle?

    The other driver came onto my dad's lane on a two lane road and my dad could not avoid it. It was a head on head collision and both parties ended up in the hospital. The hospital called to tell us so we never saw the accident site. We just learned...

    Charles’s Answer

    I agree that consulting with a personal injury attorney is an important first step. Most accident attorneys will give you a free consultation. In collisions involving fatalities, there is typically a pretty thorough accident investigation conducted by the local authorities. The information gathered during this investigation can be very helpful in proving which driver was at fault. I hope your dad has a complete recovery.

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  • Attorney is trying to frame us because we did our research and presented the results to him.

    Personal injury lawyer pressured me into seeing his chosen doctors because the "higher the bills the more recovery." He also mentioned that the doctors of his choice would have given me "favorable results."As a result of the doctors that I saw,my ...

    Charles’s Answer

    Do you have a question? If your question is "can I change lawyers?" the answer is yes.

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  • IME says no surgery

    Just had an IME last week. The IME doctor says I'm not a candidate for surgery. Can i get a lawyer to fight for me to GET surgery done?

    Charles’s Answer

    Does your workers comp doctor say you need surgery? If so, a good workers comp lawyer can get you on track for surgery.

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  • Can I ask for copies of my own medical records throughout the course of my open worker's compensation claim?

    I would like to request copies of my own records from the doctor's office. Is this possible?

    Charles’s Answer

    Absolutely, just write to the doctor's office requesting a copy of your entire chart.

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  • If you own a vehicle, the loan & insurance is in your name, is it against the law to give someone permission to drive it?

    My daughter has been living with her boyfriend for over two years now, they reside together at his parents home here in the states. His parents live & work in Belgium, he stays at the house in the USA to watch it & take care of it while they are ...

    Charles’s Answer

    If the car is in the boyfriend's name and he continues to giver her permission to drive the car, she can drive it. Once permission is revoked, it could be considered stolen / converted property.

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  • My car accident lawyer in a 5 car accident is representing me and the person who hit me from behind (I'm car 4). Is this legal?

    My husband & I were in a car accident 7 months ago. It involved 5 cars & we were the 4th.We stopped short of car 3 but were pushed into the car when we were hit from behind by car 5.Only car 2 received a ticket & the way the police report was writ...

    Charles’s Answer

    There are serious problems with this scenario. Hire another lawyer immediately.

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  • Friend involved in a serious car/train accident is seriously injured what type characteristics should they look for in an atty.?

    Person is still on life support, was caught in a ditch between poles when train hit car, family is looking for representative, may be paralyzed, will most likely need extensive medical care for rest of life, where do we start?

    Charles’s Answer

    In a catastrophic injury case such as this, one of the first things the lawyer considers is whether liability or fault can be convincingly proven. The first step is an investigation into the facts which are available short of filling a law suit. If these preliminary facts show that fault can possibly be proven, then the lawyer will typically advise the client of what it will take to prove all aspects of the case and what that will cost. In a case like this, the attorney should be up front with the client about costs, which could easily exceed $100,000.
    Look for an attorney who has been successful handling cases of this magnitude who is also willing to dedicate his time and resources to the case and hire that attorney as soon as possible.

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  • I fell outside of Bank of America, I broke my finger. Do they have the responsibility of compensation?

    I fell on Friday I didn't go to the ER until Sunday I didn't think my finger was broken. also didn't tell the bank I fell I just left.

    Charles’s Answer

    It is a common misconception that because you are injured while on the property of another that that property owner is automatically responsible. This is not the case. Only if the land owner is shown to have been negligent (which can be done in many different ways) will liability for damages follow. I would need more information about the circumstances of your fall to weight on on BOA's fault.

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  • Hit by a car need surgery, do not have insurance and person does not have enough ins. What should I do

    I was hit by a car, and i now need surgery, I am 21 years old and don't have health ins. Since the person who hit me does not have enough coverage for the surgery what should I do

    Charles’s Answer

    You need to talk to a local personal injury lawyer. Don't try to figure this out on your own. My firm and other firms on AVVO routinely provide free initial consultations in cases like yours. Even if there are only small insurance limits there are ways to maximize these limited resources.

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  • Should I be held liable for this accident (and my insurance charged)? Other driver ticketed for no license.

    At 7:00am (still dark), I approached a 3 lane highway (middle is turn lane) out of a school parking lot. I needed to turn left & saw a vehicle's headlights approaching from the right & thought I would pull out behind them as they passed my locatio...

    Charles’s Answer

    Based on these facts, you will have a tough time escaping a conviction and it may not be worth what you'd have to pay a lawyer to roll the dice. Consult with a criminal lawyer that handles traffic cases.

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