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  • Rear ended over7 months ago. My lawyer say he's still waiting on medical bills. Should I be worried. I only seen 3 doctors.

    Rear ended in december 2014 I was not at fault. Lawyer says he still waiting on medical bills

    John’s Answer

    Call your lawyer and ask what is going on. These things do take time but getting records once treatment has been completed and getting those to the insurance company is often the easy part. Waiting on insurance carriers is the frustrating part.

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  • Can I sue if a surgeon makes a mistake during surgery?

    On June 25 i went to a local hospital due to lower abdominal pain which turned out to be (appendicitis). During my emergency surgery he makes an error. The surgeon cut 4inches of my small intestine. The hospital hasn't really released a whole lot ...

    John’s Answer

    Mr. Star is correct. It really depends on what happened here. Some of this is essentially a known risk of surgery. However some of this seems to possibly be beneath the standard of care. It would require another doctor to look at the records and say so.

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  • I was hit from behind by someone driving a company truck I have a herniated disk in my back and 2 in my neck whats the $lookin

    I was hit by a company truck what's the range of my settlement

    John’s Answer

    These vary. They can be 5-figures or 7-figures. It depends on how it changes your life, the medical procedures it warrants and more. Consult with a personal injury lawyer.

    While all lawyers are allowed to advertise and anyone can basically handle a personal injury case, only Board Certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as an "expert" or as "specialist." Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the area by the Supreme Court of Florida.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to the Board of Directors. So, they will attempt to hide behind claims of theft, but we don't buy it here. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their gameplan when a lawyer is involved.

    For that reason - and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should consult lawyers who take the time like on sites like this. 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.

    We also offer free consultations and our lawyers will personally visit you- all musts when hiring a lawyer. Avvo is a great resource to search and find one

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  • Is there anything I can do?

    On 6/23/2013 my dad was crossing over two lanes to make a left hand turn. He was t boned in the drivers side door. He died from internal bleeding 5 hours after he got to hospital. The cop that investigated the black box had the other vehicle g...

    John’s Answer

    See other answer to your other question.

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  • Vehicular manslaughter?

    On 6/23/2013 my dad was crossing over two lanes to make a left hand turn. He was t boned in the drivers side door. He died from internal bleeding 5 hours after he got to hospital. The cop that investigated the black box had the other vehicle g...

    John’s Answer

    What is your question? The state can certainly look at new evidence to determine criminal charges. The statute of limitations for a civil case is 2 years, but there is a small chance this new evidence would help open a window for extra time depending on how and when you got it. Our deepest condolences.

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  • Medical malpractice

    5 yrs ago my dentits messed up my gums.some times they get infected and I found I have to have reconstructed surgery. It's to late for a dental malpractice suit can I file a medical malpractice

    John’s Answer

    The statute of limitations is two years but there is an extension of that that may apply if you literally are just learning about the defect. The law created that extension for cases like where a sponge was left in someone and they didn't know it. The larger problem is that very few lawyers take dental malpractice cases for claims like this.

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  • Can you file with the fl bar against state attorneys

    If I can prove the state attorneys allowed perjured testimony by their witnesses on the stand what are my options? Their witnesses testimonies were different than official records in the states own discovery/evidence in regards to check amounts r...

    John’s Answer

    The top State Attorney, the one elected, has some immunity from Bar discipline, but the rest of the hired lawyers are not. You can contact the Bar.

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  • If i build a drift trike at home and then sell it to someone, am i liable for them injuring themselves on it?

    Hey there, I'm 16 and thinking about building a professional quality drift trike (http://sfdindustries.com/products/Big-Wheels) similar to the one there. I was wondering that if after a few months of me having some fun on it i would be abl...

    John’s Answer

    Yes- it's called products liability. You could be sued. You might want to talk to a business lawyer about incorporating your business -making a company- first to limit your liability.

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  • What are Airline companies allowed to do?

    I booked a flight from Dublin to Copenhagen and than further on to Orlando with the same Airline Company and wanted to have the suitcase directly checked in from Dublin to Orlando, but it got denied in Dublin. I had to claim them in Copenhagen and...

    John’s Answer

    This is a common practice. It's a customs requirement you should have looked into especially if you did not use a live person to help you book.

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