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  • Is trucking ins. Responsible for all injuries and surgery.

    Semi accident interstate I 285 Atlanta. Truck driver at fault. Injuries L3 herniated disc ankle torn ligament s. Injuries caused ankle instability. During treatment for ankle injury had fall from ankle give way sustained more injury to L3 (compres...

    Fareesh’s Answer

    The short answer is Yes, but it requires a lot of in-depth investigation to properly frame your injuries. Insurance companies are professionals, and their one job in these cases is to argue alternate causes for your injuries (the key one being that you had some other degenerative condition, for example, that caused the problems in your back). A good attorney will know how to attack your case and get you maximum compensation for the injuries you describe. This is definitely not a DIY claim - that is a guarantee for failure! Do not sign any healthcare authorizations for the company, and do not agree to any recorded statements. Consult an attorney and let that person handle this.

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  • About how much can we reasonably sue the driver at fault for?

    My mom Go into a head on collision, in which she is not at fault. the other driver ran a red light in a turning lane pulling in front of her within 15 feet. She has a history of fibromyalgia and panic disorder. The injuries t as a result of the ac...

    Fareesh’s Answer

    This is a very difficult question to answer. I'm sorry for your mom's injuries, but there's no formula for approaching the fair value. If there was something you could plug in to spit out a number, none of us would have gone to law school or have a job after. At the end of the day, the value of this case is what a jury of 12 say it is. The adjuster probably has, or thinks she has, a very good idea of what that number is, and her ONLY job is to save her insurance company as much off that number as possible. You should make sure you consult with an experienced trial attorney who knows that number and can advise you as to how to maximize your recovery with respect to that number. It's equal parts art and science and the only certainty is if you approach this without a good attorney you will regret it. Post settlement you will still have to deal with healthcare or health insurance liens and other issues which are equally, if not more, complicated. Good luck, help your mom heal, and help find her a good attorney to get her what she deserves. There are many of us who have and will respond here, and you can use the search function above if you need more

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  • Will I need a lawyer, due to prior injuries that has worsened (due to my car accident)

    I was involved in a hit and run accident on Fri Dec 18, 2015. I was stopped in traffic and a car hit me from behind. My car was bumped up. I pulled over, thinking the car would also pull over. Yet, the driver of the car kept going.(hit and run). I...

    Fareesh’s Answer

    First off, I'm sorry for what you're going through. The short answer is - yes, you should consult an attorney. Even the most straightforward car wrecks are full of potential potholes for folks who don't do this everyday, and you have identified a few of them in your post. It is very common for physicians to refuse to treat patients who have been in car wrecks, and the ones who do usually do not bill your health insurance (because for many reasons unimportant to get into here, a few months down the line when your health insurance realizes this is related to a car wreck, they'll deny the claim, and the doctor will be holding the bag). So getting quality medical care is often impossible without a good attorney. Secondly, the issue of "pre-existing injuries" are the insurance company's favorite defense when it doesn't have any other. They will claim they are not responsible for your injuries, but in fact - they are, and the law is very clear in allowing you to recover for them, but you (or your attorney) has to understand how to present and frame your specific injuries to get you full and fair compensation. Lastly, a hit and run opens up additional complications because there is no obvious primary layer of insurance, so it take some work to identify all the issues related to insurance coverage and maximize the amount to get you covered and compensated. There are many of us qualified to talk to you about your case (it's a free conversation) and you will have attorneys to choose from among the folks who answer here and from a search above. Good luck and wish you a speedy recovery in 2016

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  • Do I have a good case even though their was no witnesses? I said she hit me way to hard.

    I was hit by a car. There was no witnesses. The woman who hit me said her light was red then turned green. My light was red then it turned green. I was waiting for light to turn green so I could turn to head west on a street she was on the street ...

    Fareesh’s Answer

    Your question with respect to how hard she hit you is not necessarily going to be a factor in resolving your claim. If you were hurt, you should definitely consult an attorney. They will provide some guidance and assistance as to how to preserve and protect the evidence that will be important to your claim. If you were not hurt, then report it to your insurance company and let them handle it. Whether she hit you at 5 mph or 500 mph, they are going to cover the damage the collision caused.

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  • Lawsuit

    I was walking down a street and was hit by a truck backing out of his driveway....i had my deposition with defendant counsel...the defendant refuse to give a deposition...now my lawyer says that defendants lawyer is not responding...the accident h...

    Fareesh’s Answer

    It's very difficult to give you any useful advice on your question because there are a LOT of missing facts and issues that will be specific to your case. You have an attorney that will receive a fee when this case is resolved - you should call that attorney's office and have a conversation with him. It sounds like you need to know a few things at a minimum: 1) where are we in the litigation process/timeline? 2) how much insurance coverage is available 3) what's your strategy?. There are probably many more things she or he will share with you when you speak, but you should not have to come to a message board and get half-baked answers that may not apply at all to your situation. If you are having trouble contacting your lawyer, or he or she is not responding appropriately, it may be because they do not know you are unsure of the process and they may believe they have already explained it to you. Insist on a longer conversation where you can get all your questions answered. If you cannot get that conversation, or even afterwards, you have not received satisfactory answers, it may be time to call another attorney. These issues are almost always miscommunication issues and I would encourage you to contact your attorney and my guess is you will get the information you need. Good luck

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  • Hit & Run in Ga with herniated disc and over 25k in medical - can I bring up punitive damages during mediation?

    If the insurance company refuses to settle a claim under the policy limits with the defendant taking 100% responsibility for the hit and run accident on deposition, am I able to bring up punitive damages? bad faith?

    Fareesh’s Answer

    It sounds like you may already have an attorney on this case, if you are discussing mediation, but if not you need to speak to one before attempting to resolve this on your own. Insurance policies are complicated, and insurance adjusters are trained to use their knowledge against you. They do this every day. There are many instances in which they will tell you the insurance policy does not cover punitive damages, in some of those cases they may be right in others they may be wrong. Whether they are right or wrong about the punitive damages, the bigger issue is how the law treat certain damages and the minimum policy limits in many instances if there is an excess verdict. Regardless of how simple these look, these are not simple cases.

    The easiest way to ensure you do not get a fair recovery is to take a DIY approach. Good luck and I wish you the best

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  • My father died in an accident on the job what shold we file

    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

    Fareesh’s Answer

    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.

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  • Does the insurer have obligation to help the inured to demand the at-fault car insurance pay loss above the deductible amounts?

    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...

    Fareesh’s Answer

    Almost always the answer is - No. Your insurance company looks out for themselves. Hopefully you have a good lawyer doing the same for you!

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  • I am expereiencing negligence and lack of care for my mother who is in the hospital can you please advise?

    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...

    Fareesh’s Answer

    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 luck

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  • I'm being sued for Personal Injury after my Insurance took care of their expenses. I need help!

    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...

    Fareesh’s Answer

    Agreed. Get it to your insurance company immediately, as it may be time sensitive. They'll handle it from there. Good luck

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