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  • Can I get some sort of financial compensation and medical assistance?

    On Jan 12/2016 I was involved in a car accident. A dump truck hit my car from behind. The truck was determined at fault by both the police and the insurance company (we both have Progressive). My car had medium damages, the total bill was around $...

    John’s Answer

    You have a case. Get to a doctor and document your injuries, as they will be crucial to document the cause. Not only does being proactive help your health, but insurance carriers and their lawyers always look to use evidence against you- how long you took to get to a doctor, what you complained about or didn’t complain about and they will comb through your records in painful detail. Go to the doctor, be honest and detailed.

    Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like you.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are haring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest in these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    Get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important.

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  • Car accident I really feel like I'm being jerked around.

    Hello, I live in the Orlando Florida area. One year ago, almost to the day, I was involved in a car accident; I was hit from behind and received injuries. I went to the hospital and obtained an attorney. I did a lot of research on the Internet, r...

    John’s Answer

    You have a case. Get to a doctor and document your injuries, as they will be crucial to document the cause. Not only does being proactive help your health, but insurance carriers and their lawyers always look to use evidence against you- how long you took to get to a doctor, what you complained about or didn’t complain about and they will comb through your records in painful detail. Go to the doctor, be honest and detailed.

    Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like you.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are haring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest in these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    Get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important.

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  • Statement: I Need a new attorney based upon the situation I have outlined above.

    I am looking for an experienced and credible attorney within driving distance (20-50mi) for an personal injury case emanating from a car accident. I was hit from behind and the opposing commercial carrier a has accepted liability (pre-suit). 1...

    John’s Answer

    You have a case. Get to a doctor and document your injuries, as they will be crucial to document the cause. Not only does being proactive help your health, but insurance carriers and their lawyers always look to use evidence against you- how long you took to get to a doctor, what you complained about or didn’t complain about and they will comb through your records in painful detail. Go to the doctor, be honest and detailed.

    Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like you.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are haring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest in these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    Get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important.

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  • I fell in public restrooms. I am paying all my medicals cost , may have to have surgery on my knee. What can I do.

    Falls

    John’s Answer

    You have a case. Get to a doctor and document your injuries, as they will be crucial to document the cause. Not only does being proactive help your health, but insurance carriers and their lawyers always look to use evidence against you- how long you took to get to a doctor, what you complained about or didn’t complain about and they will comb through your records in painful detail. Go to the doctor, be honest and detailed.

    Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like you.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are haring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest in these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    Get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important.

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  • Should i get a lawyer i have a witness

    Hit and run by recycling truck

    John’s Answer

    You have a case. Get to a doctor and document your injuries, as they will be crucial to document the cause. Not only does being proactive help your health, but insurance carriers and their lawyers always look to use evidence against you- how long you took to get to a doctor, what you complained about or didn’t complain about and they will comb through your records in painful detail. Go to the doctor, be honest and detailed.

    Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like you.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are haring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest in these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    Get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important.

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  • What can I do about my recent car accident?

    I was in an auto accident towards the end of 2015, and the other driver was found to be at fault. My passenger and I both sustained injuries, and my vehicle was totaled. I had lost consciousness due to a concussion, and both my passenger and I wer...

    John’s Answer

    You have a case. Get to a doctor and document your injuries, as they will be crucial to document the cause. Not only does being proactive help your health, but insurance carriers and their lawyers always look to use evidence against you- how long you took to get to a doctor, what you complained about or didn’t complain about and they will comb through your records in painful detail. Go to the doctor, be honest and detailed.

    Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like you.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are haring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest in these charges.

    Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    Get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important.

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  • A pedestrian hit by a car

    I walked up to pick a friend up at some house i get out of the car this girl to greet my friend then this othor girl starts hitting me punching me and scratching me. Then my boyfriend pulled her off of me then she yells he grabbed me.. So then her...

    John’s Answer

    I agree that it'd be best to speak with a criminal defense lawyer. AVVOs find a lawyer tool should make that easier.

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  • A friend crashed my motorcycle. Can I sue for damages?

    A friend was about to purchase my motorcycle. We verbally agreed to terms. They lived over an hour away so the motorcycle was left at the friend's parent's house after the test drive. Friend was given specific verbal instructions to not drive bik...

    John’s Answer

    You can not come out ahead from an incident. You are to be made whole, not better. What damages would you personally have?

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  • What kind of attorney would I need to pursue legal action against a firm that mishandled my case?

    Almost a year ago a firm in New York decided to represent me for a defective product/personal injury lawsuit against a manufacture called Johnson and jonhnson aka Jensen pharmaceuticals and this firm that represented me gave me the run around fr...

    John’s Answer

    You need to look to the area where the bad conduct happened. Hopefully, you had some fort of contract. Avvos find a lawyer tool can make it easy to get a free consult with a lawyer anywhere.

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