my father died on the job and the autopsy showed broken ribs in the back and back of head and red lead in lungs and multiple contusions on the back of head. what should we file
As others have said, there are some things amiss here and you should consult an attorney to investigate the details. In addition to a "workers compensation" claim (which is the exclusive remedy for workplace injuries/deaths) there may be a separate product liability claim if a defective machine or dangerous chemical/substance contributed. A good attorney will investigate all the angles to ensure the best result. Good luck, and I'm sorry for what you're dealing with. Retain the right attorney, and let that person handle the entire process and take it off your shoulders.See question
My auto insurance has $250 deductible and 1,000 medical payments coverage. If my property and injury loss are $10,000, does my insurance have obligation to help me claim $10,000 with the at-fault car insurance or my insurance only has obligation t...
Almost always the answer is - No. Your insurance company looks out for themselves. Hopefully you have a good lawyer doing the same for you!See question
My mother is a diabetic I got to the hospital at 6 pm yesterday and she was non responsive when I asked the nurse what's wrong he said "she's fine, she's sleeping). I told him no that something is wrong. When he checked her sugar it was 23. All t...
Your best option right now is to speak with the hospital's Risk Manager and explain your concerns calmly, but in detail. The Risk Manager should help to ensure the issues get resolved immediately and he/she will also communicate with you moving forward so you have one point of contact who will be responsive. Good luckSee question
I was in an accident this January of 2014. I was cited and did all my tasks. My insurance took care of the other party expenses which I had to show prove at court. Now after the end of 2014, I get a packet from the other party's attorney saying th...
Agreed. Get it to your insurance company immediately, as it may be time sensitive. They'll handle it from there. Good luckSee question
Is it good to hire a lawyer to handle the car accident injuries, who ever had experience in insurance defense and why? Thank you for your answer.
I am quite sure the answer depends on the experience of the lawyer answering! Having done insurance defense, I find it a big advantage for several reasons. First, I have defended claims exactly like yours for the insurance companies, so I know what makes them sweat, how they evaluate claims, and what sort of medical or other evidence can impact your case value. I have also worked alongside several of the same attorneys who will be defending the insurance company against you, so I believe I know how they operate. Having defended these claims, I also had unlimited access to what their settlement values were on different types of claims, so I can help you fairly value your claim, as well as help you understand what factors may increase or decrease the value of your claim.
I am sure someone who has never worked for an insurance company is probably very qualified to handle your claim as well, and may have a different opinion. At the end of the day, hear everyone's reasoning, then decide what is best for you. Good luckSee question
Pickup truck hit my husband while riding his motorcycle. Driver admitted responsibility. The insured's Bodily Injury policy limits are 100/300. We asked for demand of $37K. The adjuster says "I'm unable to present a counter offer at this time as y...
As others have astutely noted - this is exactly how insurance company treat honest folks who don't have lawyers. They give you the runaround. Ultimately, after yanking your chain for a while, they will offer you something that may seem meaningful, but will likely be far short of what your claim is worth. You will then have to deal with resolving medical payment liens (whether through your health insurance, or dealing directly with the treaters). It's impossible to fairly assess your claim in this forum, but most of us offer free consultations, so you stand to gain a lot by calling, and lose nothing. Many factors go into determining the value of your claim including specific medical bills and treatment, type of injury, the opposing insurance company, etc. Good luck, hope your husband is ok, and hope you get good advice/representation so you are treated fairly.See question
I was wondering do I have a case
I'm sorry you were so seriously injured. Slip and fall cases are the most difficult to assess on forums like this because every single, specific fact impacts the outcome. Your best option is to call one of us or a few of us on this forum to talk about the specifics. We all offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose and we'll ask the right questions to help you figure out whether you have a case or not. Good luckSee question
She was high risk they were Informed of this & delayed transfer for three hours by that time several things went wrong, she all most died as well. Her dr said there was some things done he didn't agree with.
I'm sorry about the loss of your grandchild. This is a very difficult question to tackle in this forum. Birth injury and death during childbirth involve some of the most complicated medical questions we deal with as medical malpractice attorneys. A lot is going to center around whether your daughter had any risk factors, how she presented (meaning what were her symptoms, etc.). Unfortunately the only way to really investigate whether there is a potential claim here is to request medical records from your daughter's doctor as well as the hospital and then piece together what happened and why. All of us offer free consultations so your daughter should place a call when she's feeling up to it and get some advice. Good luck.See question
accident was in december 2012. other person at fault. They say in order to consider future medical or surgery costs I have to be evaluated again by surgery center.
It's hard to figure out the specific details of what you're going through, but what I will tell you is you should be consulting with an attorney ASAP. You have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit, or you lose that right forever - does not matter who's at fault. Insurance companies know this, and what they often do is drag dates out, make excuses, and all of a sudden, they run you around until either you miss your filing date altogether, or they'll offer you a very small sum and will not provide all the damages you're entitled to, and tell you if you don't take it you'll get nothing because your time has expired.
A good attorney will do the following for you: 1) coordinate your care with good doctors, whether you have insurance or not. This is HUGE and much more important then many clients understand. 2) review any other sources of money for you (additional parties, uninsured motorist, etc. to make sure you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. 3) keep those medical expenses in check and help negotiate any healthcare liens if you have insurance so that you keep more of what you recover. 4) make sure the insurance company compensates you for the multiple damage elements that may be available in your individual case.
I used to defend insurance companies before switching over to only representing injured people, and it is very common to see insurance companies take advantage of folks without attorneys, and those folks often settled their cases for significantly less then what attorneys got for similarly injured folks. All of us offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by having one of us review your specific facts. You have to do it ASAP though, as your date appears to run in 6 weeks or so, which is tight. Good luckSee question
One day without bloodpressure meds can bring a stroke to anyone I believe he went 7 days without it.
These are very fact-specific questions that are difficult to answer in this forum without additional facts or information. If you truly believe the inmate died because he wasn't give his appropriate medication you can call any of us who practice in this area. We all offer free consultations, and you will likely get a more accurate answer in a shorter amount of time. As others have noted though, Georgia has specific laws about who may bring a lawsuit but attorneys can help with that too. Good luck and sorry for your loss.See question