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David Thomas Dorer

Macon Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Do you think it really matters what type of attorney a person retains in a personal injury situation?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Personal injury attorneys are really more "insurance attorneys for the people." Insurance is a very complicated process and an experienced personal injury attorney knows how to seek out, find, and collect from all applicable insurance policies. Brain trauma and child cases are very complicated in terms of proving causation, damages, and getting all the proper parties notified of their duties to pay claims to protect the people they insure by giving you the policy limits. Get an attorney...

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  2. Hello I recently submitted a settlement request letter to the insurance claim adjuster for a bodily injury claim,

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    I agree that you need a lawyer. Not just to make sure the settlement is fair but to make sure any release you sign doesn't prevent you from pursuing other insurance policies with exposure for liability, including your own uninsured motorist coverage.

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  3. Do you think it really matters what type of attorney a person retains in a personal injury situation?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Personal injury attorneys are really more "insurance attorneys for the people." Insurance is a very complicated process and an experienced personal injury attorney knows how to seek out, find, and collect from all applicable insurance policies. Brain trauma and child cases are very complicated in terms of proving causation, damages, and getting all the proper parties notified of their duties to pay claims to protect the people they insure by giving you the policy limits. Get an attorney...

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  4. The Plaintiff waited 2 years 8 months after the accident to sue me? Am I protected by the statute of limitations in CA?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    The insurance company's claims for subbrogation or indemnification are separate and apart from the Plaintiff's claim against you for personal injury. The statute of limitations for those claims usually starts running from the time that the uninsured motorist carrier first paid out on the claim. You need to talk to a skilled lawyer about your defenses.

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  5. Should I file bankruptcy as soon as I receive notice that I'm being sued in a personal injury claim resulting from an accident?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    You have a right to demand that your insurance company tender the policy limits in exchange for a limited release of liability for you. What that means is you can tell your insurance company to pay what the injured person wants and then the only reason they would sue you would be to get an excess judgment (a judgment from a jury more than your bodily injury coverage) so that the injured person can collect from his or her own uninsured motorist coverage. Do not file for bankruptcy over this....

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  6. Is it considered suing my friend or suing his insurance company?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    An action for loss, even where insurance indemnifies for the loss, is brought against the person, in this case the homeowner, and not directly against the insurance company.

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  7. Situation - Driver turns in front of motorcycle, killing motorist. There are two passengers in the front passenger seat.

    Answered 5 months ago.

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    It depends. If the passengers were reasonable and prudent passengers, then they can't be contributorily negligent. If they were negligent passengers (meaning they didn't act reasonably and prudently under the circumstances) they may be subject to liability. In that event, an umbrella policy may cover the conduct of the passengers, but you would need to check the language of your umbrella policy first. Take your policy to a personal injury attorney or to your insurance broker and see if they can...

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  8. My wife&I were hurt no permanent injuries. Other person was clearly at fault. Should I hire a lawyer on clear not at fault case?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    A lawyer is not only for issues of fault, but is really mostly for issues of insurance coverage. Insurance is an incredibly complicated practice and personal injury attorneys specialize in being able to make the legal arguments to stretch coverage to be available so that you can get all the compensation for your medical bills (not just co-pays), lost wages, pain, and suffering.

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  9. As a domestic violence victim, what type of lawyer should I consult for advice on a civil suit?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    You need a personal injury attorney that knows how to plead your case so that the judgment on the claim isn't discharged in bankruptcy.

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  10. Personal Injury/Bad Faith

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    You may have a claim for bad faith insurance litigation. You can assign the right to sue your insurance company, if the right arises, to the injured plaintiff in exchange for a release of liability for the excess judgment. You should get your own personal injury attorney with experience in bad faith litigation.

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