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Haynesworth Maier Studstill

Valdosta Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Can I file an injury claim against my auto insurance company.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    2 lawyer answers

    You may be able to file a claim against your insurance company, but without seeing the policy it is difficult to know for sure. Additionally, there may be third party liability for this type of accident, depending on what road you were on, whether there was build up of water on the roadway that should not have been there, and how far the tree was from the roadway. You need to talk with a Georgia accident lawyer who can help you look at all of the factors surrounding the accident and help...

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  2. When a water leak occurs at a rental propery, is the landlord or tentant responsible for the excess water bill?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    1 lawyer answer

    First, you may want to check with the water supplier. Sometimes in the case of a leak, the city will give you a credit for an unusually high bill amount (outside the normal range). As between the landlord and the tenant, it depends on what the lease says. If the lease says the utilities (i.e. water) is to be paid by tenant, then it is the tenant's responsibility. However, there may be a provision in your lease that covers plumbing issues and says who is responsible for plumbing. Typically...

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  3. Are these considered serious injury? whiplash, herniated disc requiring fusion surgery, 2 surgeries of right shoulder,

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Steven I. Goldman
    3. Frederick Doren Burkey
    4. Christopher Matthew Simon
    5. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Your injury is considered very serious. If you add up your total medical bills, lost wages from time missed at work, future medical bills for future surgeries, therapies, etc., pain and suffering, and potentially other amounts depending on your facts and circumstances, and compare it to what they are offering, you may have an idea whether their number is right or not. But an experienced trucking lawyer can advise you with perhaps more specific detail. It is very difficult to do so without...

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  4. Is my insurance company acting in my behalf?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher Matthew Simon
    2. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    It is difficult to fully answer this question without looking at your policy and your coverages. But it sounds like you are on the right track with your UM coverage. Best of luck to you. Disclaimer: No attorney-client relationship is created by this communication. The information provided by the Studstill Firm, LLP is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. Legal rights usually have time limits; therefore, it is strongly...

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  5. Why would homeowners insurance not be liable?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Robert S. Windholz
    2. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    3. Yasha Heidari
    3 lawyer answers

    This is classic insurance company behavior. They are saying they are not liable and they are denying coverage in hopes that it will go away. We see this in our practice all the time - Insurance companies do not do the right thing on behalf of injured victims. It is highly unlikely that a standard homeowners insurance policy would not provide some sort of coverage for this situation. The injured persons need to hire a personal injury attorney to represent them. There may also be liability...

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  6. I'm thinking of getting involved in a mass tort over the drug asacol. What is a reasonable percentage of fees?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. David J. McCormick
    3 lawyer answers

    This type of case is known as a product liability case, which are among the most expensive cases to bring. What is reasonable in these types of cases is a range from 33% - 45%, although the trend seems to be moving in the direction of 40-45% on a regular basis. One thing to look at is to determine whether the law firm takes expenses out first or legal fees our first. If they take expenses out first, then effectively the law firm is sharing in the expenses with the client as the legal fees are...

  7. Insurance policy

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    2. Sam Louis Levine
    3. Steven Ronald Kuhn
    3 lawyer answers

    You don't actually sue the insurance company directly in this instance. You will need to make a claim against the other driver through his insurance company for your property damage (don't forget to include a claim for the dimunition in value of your vehicle) and for your injuries if you were hurt in the wreck. This is a process that you can handle yourself but due to the nature of insurance companies and how they will be working to minimize how much they have to pay you, you may want to...

  8. Do i need a personal injury lawyer

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    2. Matthew D Kaplan
    3. Steven Ronald Kuhn
    3 lawyer answers

    You will need to make a claim against the other driver through his insurance company for your property damage (don't forget to include a claim for the dimunition in value of your vehicle) and for your injuries if you were hurt in the wreck. This is a process that you can handle yourself but due to the nature of insurance companies and how they will be working to minimize how much they have to pay you, you may want to consult a lawyer who can work to maximize how much you are compensated for...

  9. Can i sue the insurance company?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Houston Dillard Smith III
    3. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    4. Mark Alan Steinberg
    4 lawyer answers

    You will need to make a claim against the other driver through his insurance company for your property damage (don't forget to include a claim for the dimunition in value of your vehicle) and for your injuries if you were hurt in the wreck. This is a process that you can handle yourself but due to the nature of insurance companies and how they will be working to minimize how much they have to pay you, you may want to consult a lawyer who can work to maximize how much you are compensated for...

  10. Can I sue gardasil vaccine for giving me genital warts?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    1 lawyer answer

    It may be possible to bring a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Gardasil (Merck) but your lawyers would need to be able to prove that the vaccine caused the genital warts and that the warts were not caused by any other source. Gardasil was recently approved by the FDA for the indication of prevention of genital warts. If you are confident that the only possible source of your condition was that you took Gardasil, then you may wish to speak with an attorney to look into the possiblity of...