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  • What if you cannot work and your the father because of a spinal injury and with no insurance not having no income

    my son's mother grandmother wanting to take me for child support but I have a spinal injury that cause me to have really bad muscle spasms and I can't move I can barely lift over 10 pounds I need to have surgery but not having insurance they refus...

    Don’s Answer

    If your disability arises from an injury on the job, from your description of events, you really need to call a workers' compensation attorney today. If your disability is not related and/or personal injury related, then you should look into a family law attorney about possible modification of a child support order. Either way, Find a Lawyer above is a great place to start.

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  • My daughter and her fiancé were passengers in their friend's car. We're not sure how to proceed. Neither of them has insurance.

    My daughter was hurt. She has pain in her back, shoulder and neck. Her fiancé has pain in his hip. Neither of them have medical insurance, and neither has a car, so they don't have car insurance. The accident happened on Saturday night. They didn...

    Don’s Answer

    There is a lot of things going on here, probably too much to try and handle on your own. Ownership and possible insurance coverages are the big keys at the moment in the investigation of the claim. You should find a lawyer to assist you. Time is of the essence if there is a PIP policy available, so taking her into a clinic familiar with the statutory PIP requirements should be top priority. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab above to assist you in finding a qualified personal injury attorney.

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  • Without a will or power of attorney , what is the order of beneficiaries ?

    My father recently passed away without a will or power of attorney .. He was divorced & I'm his only child but does have a sister .. He has an open bank accounts , IRAs , etc but no real estate properties .. What is the process to handle everythin...

    Don’s Answer

    As others have pointed out, you will need to open a probate here in Orange County, assuming this is where he passed. You will likely be the sole heir and much works to be done regarding the accounts to see if proper beneficiary designation forms were on file at the time of his death. Use the Find a Lawyer tab above to assist you in locating a probate attorney.

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  • What is covered in a court ordered mediation, if the judge made a prior order on motion to dismiss would it still cover all?

    If the federal judge orders a case into mediation after a prior order on motion to dismiss was already made would the mediation cover all claims and counts or only those not dismissed with order on the motion to dismiss?

    Don’s Answer

    If you are represented, I would suggest directing your questions directly with your attorney. They are in a much better position to answer your inquiry. Most likely it would be just for the "pending issues" but do not know if there are any types of pending appeal on the counts dismissed that may come up. An attorney would have to review the file and orders entered to give you the best advice.

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  • Needing help with family issue

    mother passed away in 2010 she left a house a restaurant there is three siblings one grandchild and he has been collecting the rent on the restaurant and has not been dispersing any money out to anyone what is it that I can do to get my part there...

    Don’s Answer

    As others have already pointed out, make some calls today to a probate attorney. The business and title to the house will have to be further investigated. You will likely have to open a probate in Court and seek the Court's help with this one. Use the Find a Lawyer tool above to assist.

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  • Can I file charges against my job?

    I had a workers comp injury in December of 2014. I had to get an xray of my Thoracic spine, and was thankfully able to return to work shortly there after. However, my insurance was billed and I started to receive tons of bills in the mail for xray...

    Don’s Answer

    Retain counsel. You will need assistance on this one to help get the bills paid. Most of us posting on this forum handle Florida WC claims and practice throughout the state. Use the Find a Lawyer tool above to further assist you.

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  • I gave my two weeks notice because I am moving to another state. During the two weeks I injured my back at work.

    Can I still apply for workers compensation?

    Don’s Answer

    Most definitely and I would not wait any longer. You probably should retain counsel to assist you in this end. The Find a Lawyer tab above is a great place to start. If you haven't already reported it, you need to do it today and request medical treatment. They will likely send you to a walk in clinic, but you need to get things moving forward.

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  • Am I able to go get a second opinion?

    I was involved in a car accident on 3/2 didn't start feeling pain until 3/9. I went to er on 3/11. They stated there was nothing wrong. But I am in A LOT of pain. Am I able or entitled to go get a second opinion with the PIP insurance?

    Don’s Answer

    With PIP, you can control who you see for follow up care. If you haven't already, I would employ the services of one of us - personal injury attorneys - to assist you. Some doctors do not regularly handle PIP cases/billing. You are doing to want a physician who knows what needs to be done to get you well, and what needs to be done to document your injuries and treatment for potential litigation. The Find a Lawyer tool above is a great place to start.

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  • Do I have any legal recourse for a hip that was replaced twice in 2011 and still didn't work?

    My hip was replaced 1/7/2011 after which I couldn't stand up straight. The same hip was revised 9/14/2011 by the same doctor. The result of that revision was my pelvic girdle was rotated about 10 degrees to the left and my right foot pointed ab...

    Don’s Answer

    Consult with a medical malpractice attorney and products liability attorney. Need more info on the actual hip used. There are known issues with some of them.

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  • How to OBJECT an additional plaintiff (my husband) as the opponent filed their Motion to Strike the additional plaintiff?

    I have no lawyer right now but I have a pending medical malpractice case. But I do need to know KINDLY, how to object the defense side their Motion to Strike, and their Motion to Dismiss Loss of Consortium. I am the wife who suffered hemiplegia pa...

    Don’s Answer

    Pro Se Med Mal, you say? Good luck with that. Most personal injury attorneys I know don't do it. You really should retain counsel.

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