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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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  • 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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