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  • I would like to know how to go about getting compensation for an injury sustained from a Lynx Bus.

    I was waiting for the bus at the station. One pulled up and I walked over to ask him a question. I was standing on the edge of the sidewalk. The driver lowered the bus (not the wheelchair ramp) the entire bus onto my right foot and did not lift it...

    Don’s Answer

    You will need to retain counsel for a Lynx case. it is the only way they will take the claim seriously. Use the Find A Lawyer tab above to help you contact one of us. Time is of the essence in requesting preservation of evidence and the like, so call someone today.

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  • I have been named as a friends executor for her will as well as receiving her house.

    The friends sister has the will and has contacted her sisters attorney. Should I be receiving a copy of the will? Would not all parties listed in the will be sent a copy of this will? The sister wants me to declare disinterest in the house so s...

    Don’s Answer

    A bit more info is needed. If your friend who passed away lived in another state, and the house at issue was located in that state, then you will need to find a probate attorney to assist you in that state. If there is property here in Florida, then you may also need a probate attorney here in Florida. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab above to help locate an attorney. Whatever you do, do not agree to anything until you have consulted with an attorney.

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  • Can I sue a car dealership for an accident caused by employee?

    I was in a car accident and the car that slammed into my sister and I was from the dealership driving back by an employee who took a customers car to get an alignment. We went to the ER and our heads and necks are killing us. Is there a possible w...

    Don’s Answer

    As pointed out already, you both need to call a personal injury lawyer. As mentioned, you have to initiate the contact. Don't delay or speak to the insurance company before you speak to one of us.

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  • My employer submitted an inaccurate Claim to Workman's Comp and now I am being billed, what can I do?

    On 4/5/15 a patient kicked me with her foot on my right side, upper shoulder and breast. Claim was submitted, I went to see the Workmans comp Dr, and he gave me a note that stated that I could return to work and no lifting over 10lbs, I gave the e...

    Don’s Answer

    You will need to retain a workers' compensation attorney to assist, as a Petition for Benefits will need to be filed on your behalf. Make some calls today. Use the Find a Lawyer tab above to assist you.

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  • I am not the executor for a will. Do I need to hire an attorney?

    A relative is giving me all of his assets upon his death. For some reason, his attorney advised him to have a blood relative as the executor. He put his brother as the executor. He lives up north, so I do not know how he is going to handle things....

    Don’s Answer

    You will need legal assistance with this one. Use the Find a Lawyer tab above to assist you in making a few calls.

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  • I was injured on the job and did not seek medical help at the time now i realize i need stitch,s it,s been 4 day,s since who pay

    i was working and a brick wall fell and pinned my leg i recieved a bad laceration and now feel i need stitch,s at the time i didn,t feel i did has been 4 day,s and i signed a paper saying i might not need medical attention will they still pay if i...

    Don’s Answer

    Step 1 - Ask your employer today for medical attention.
    Step 2 - Call a workers' compensation attorney.

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  • I fell in a dept. store on a water leak from A.C. and am now being ignored.

    Was refused a copy of injury report. It is now 4 days later with no contact

    Don’s Answer

    Slip and falls are very difficult in Florida. You are going to need legal assistance with this one. Use the Find a Lawyer tab above to contact one of us to assist you. Time is of the essence to put them on notice regarding evidence preservation, etc.

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  • Workmans compensation

    had an injury on the job Manager on Duty did not create and injury reportmade several attempts to try to get a report made including trying to get area manager to make a injury report. still have not been able to seek medical attention. nowhere di...

    Don’s Answer

    Retain a workers' compensation attorney right away. Use the Find a Lawyer tab above to assist you in contacting one of us. A Petition for Benefits needs to be filed which will hopefully get it to the insurance carrier sooner than later. As mentioned by others, as long as it was reported within the first 30 days, you should be fine. Makes some calls today and get the help you need.

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  • I bit into an industrial stapler @ a restaurant in ATL airport.

    Returned the item, received an incident report, adjuster called & tried to settle for $1000, AFTER being extremely rude and bullying. I lost work, pain & suffering, tooth fixed (by personal insurance) and fear of eating out again. What can I do.

    Don’s Answer

    Use the Find a Lawyer tab to contact one us personal injury attorney types. If group health paid benefits, they will have a subrogation right for monies received, so you first need to find out what was paid out. That being said, it happened in Atlanta, so you will need to search for an attorney in Georgia.

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  • I was hurt badly when a man on drugs, and alcohol, slammed into me while at a complete stop at a red light. I could not move.

    I am being told the twenty five thousand insurance has run out. My life is constant pain. I am even hurt that my attorney seems to care less. This was one thousand percent not my fault. Why should I be punished with everyday pain, and a raise in i...

    Don’s Answer

    Your lawyer is in the best position to explain everything. I am guessing you may have had a $15K MP on top of PIP if "$25,000" has run out. Your case is limited by your lawyer's ability to collect on the value of the case. You don't even have to carry liability insurance here in Florida to operate a motor vehicle. I'd suggest setting a 5 minute telephone conference with your lawyer to figure out the what and why you are seeking. He can better explain the coverages available. Then I'd call your representatives in Tallahassee and complain.

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