You control who you see, not your lawyer. You should make decisions with informed consent from your lawyer and doctors. That said, this is an answer that requires us to know more about the individual situation and since you are represented, you should have that conversation with the lawyer you are paying.
You have a potential case here against both Lowes and possibly against the parents of the boy who was swinging it around. We need to discuss more of the facts with you to determine value. I'd highly recommend you contact an attorney. It is fairly easy to do, as Avvo makes it easy to email us.
This is not a guessing game or a plug-and-play situation. I've settled similar cases for a few thousand dollars and got a $1.1 million verdict in Gainesville last year against Coca-Cola for what started as "soft tissue." There are a lot of factors, recoveries and the story to be told that determines value. Also, insurance companies will determine whether it is a person "making their own case," a mill's form letter or a detailed demand package that is the determining factor of an offer. And...
Yes. You certainly should get a lawyer- an aggressive one who will personally help you through this. Essentially, insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to the Board of Directors. Many "mill" firms also nickel and dime costs because of extensive ad budgets.
Even in soft tissue injuries, those tissues stretch and scar, or cause corresponding pressure on nerves in the spinal cord, leaving behind permanent problems for some. I...
You have criminal and civil rights and need to contact a lawyer promptly. You should also get checked out by a doctor. The drunk driver is not only liable for any damages you have, but also possible punitive damages.
Lawyers, like us, would be happy to walk you through all of this. Much if it is a matter of documentation and advocating for you.
There are several issues here- your property damage claim, your lost item claim, your injury claim and a claim for each of your daughters. The value of every claim is chiefly based on what injuries/losses you have and how we prove them. Value of injury claims is based on medical bills, nature of permanent injury, and/or surgery, whereas property damage is based on replacement or market value of the item. These days the amount you can recover is also governed by the amount of insurance someone...
I agree with my colleagues. I will add that it's also a matter of associating the condition with negligence of the owner or showing the knew or should have known about it essentially. For instance, it a car had just leaked oil in their parking lot, there may be no responsibility on the land owner or tenant. It just depends. More information is located at www.knowthelawyer.com.
The law of the contract is the most important. Secondly, liability is somewhat limited where a vehicle is stolen. You'd need to do a police report. It would be a good safe bet to contact a local lawyer. The rental car company will likely try and pin much of this on you.
Hire a lawyer. Essentially, insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to the Board of Directors.
Even in soft tissue injuries, those tissues stretch and scar, or cause corresponding pressure on nerves in the spinal cord, leaving behind permanent problems for some. I have had clients need surgeries years later because of a bulging disk and have their entire world collapse for what seemed inconsequential at the time. Insurance...