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  • Daughter was in an accident the car was not damaged that bad. Had to go to the doctors she have whip lash

    The insurance company would not pay all her medical bills they offer her $6000 her bills are over 8000 they would not offer her anymore don't know what to do need some legal advice

    Christopher’s Answer

    Use a free phone consult to get an actual lawyer on the phone and run the facts by them. Be sure to know the medical numbers so the advice can be solid. Then ask whether it would make sense to use the lawyer in light of the attorneys fees that would have to come out of the result.

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  • How can I be assured that I am receiving a fair settlement?

    I have decided to let the other party offer their dollar amount first because I am not sure how high they will go. I didn't want to under bid. I am not sure what my case is worth but I have a ballpark figure in mind

    Christopher’s Answer

    Just call a lawyer from AVVO and ask them to price the case for you. Most lawyers are honest and will tell you if you are at close to what you would net with counsel. You also need to analyze reimbursement to health insurance and/or medical providers and could use free advice in that regard. Consults are free so why not ask?

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  • Who is liable? I was in an accident with a tractor trailer transporting cars for a large car manufacturer. I've lost a finger

    and use of my left arm. And am no longer able to work. Can I sue the driver, the trucking company and auto manufacturer?

    Christopher’s Answer

    As Jeff indicated, there are multiple culpable parties. The key is making sure your liability case is strong. If the crash happened recently, you want to interview counsel immediately and determine whether a collision deconstructionist needs to be brought in as well as lock down critical documentatuon to keep the trucking company from allowing it to be deleted in the ordinary course of business. Get moving n this today.

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  • If an auto accident occurred and the insurance company could not determine whom was at fault is there still a case ?

    Both cars suffered little to no damages. Tiny dent to the other persons vehicle but I dont know if that was there before the accident occurred.

    Christopher’s Answer

    Could you please clarify your question. A case for what? Minor property damage alone is a strong deterrent to a personal injury case going either way if that is what you are asking. The insurers decision on liability is a practical problem as well.

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  • Hello, my daughter's attorney has settled on a personal injury claim on her behalf. Now the attorney is coming back and saying

    her fathers insurance has a lien against any money awarded. This was never discussed during the negotiations for the settlement. It was after the award the attorney told my daughter this. The lien is for more than the award. Should the attorne...

    Christopher’s Answer

    The liens can be defeated in some cases and not in others. A lawyer needs to analyze the policy rights in light of Georgia's Made Whole law. Your options depend on whether the settlement is completed and money is already dispersed. It is malpractice not to examine the reimbursement obligations so if everything is said and done, then it's time for a serious conversation with the lawyer.

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  • Can i take action against progressive and the intoxicated person who hit me at fault

    A Highly intoxicated driver hit me and the police report said it has valid coverage but when I called the insurance progressive they told me it has no insurance., is progressive liable since they didn't cancel the policy and report it to the state.

    Christopher’s Answer

    It all depends on the reasoning behind progresses denial of coverage. Are they saying it was for failure to pay premium? If it was it comes down to whether or not a cancellation letter has been sent 10 days prior to the date of the crash. This is something that your insurance company will get into as it tries to recover its property damage numbers. If the cancellation was valid, there is no liability for progressive failing to report to the state of Georgia. The problem could be in the state of Georgia's computer database.

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  • Car accident w/ minor car damages 4 both parties & no injuries. Other party filed claim w/insurance. Shall I file2 against her?

    I had a minor car accident with minor car damages for both parties and no injuries. It happened in a private property of McDonald parking lot/drive thru in GA. Other driver said she was 10 wks pregnant so I insisted on having her checked. Police c...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Advise your insurance company of the claim. If it's fraudulent, they will sniff it out. Parking lot cases are notoriously weak and it will likely go away in the end. Don't bother claiming against her insurance as neither company will accept blame.

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  • Husband involved in not fault rear end accident. wife not in car. no lawyer involved. settlement release form mentions wife.

    the settlement specifys for wife to be paid $500.00, which is part of the husband's final settlement. No discussion of affect of accident on wife's life prior to the release claim asked to be signed by wife....in georgia, does the wife though not ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    It is very normal for the insurer to ask for a release from the wife. The $500 figure is being designated as a nominal amount so that there is consideration for the release. Most loss of consortium claims are worthless and less there is a significant injury to the spouse. If you send a demand on behalf of yourself and agreed on the settlement number, you can refuse to have to spell sign the agreement, but you're not really missing any value and less you have a substantial injury.

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  • Can I file a lawsuit against a hospital for negligence in this case?

    I went to a hospital emergency room with chest pain, shortness of breath, and swelling of the hands. Received x-ray and ECG. The doctor told me I could leave, but when I asked about the ring on my swelling finger, he said they needed to remove it ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    That is not a malpractice case. Malpractice cases do not settle without a lawsuit and that requires an expert affidavit. The harm you suffered does not justify the expense it would take to even get started.

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  • Is this an example of wrongful death

    My father was working for a man and his roofing company, details of the job are unknown other then a 3 stories building he fell off from and it killed him, the owner if the company never contacted Osha so the can do an investigation it's like he c...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If your father was an independent contractor, there's a chance that there is a liability claim against the man and his company. Many roofing companies treat their staff as independent contractors so there is a good chance. You should retain a lawyer and start an investigation immediately.

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