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David Weissman

Nashville Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. A truck hauling road equiptment hit me from behind totaling out my car and injurying my back. Should I accept their offer.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Charles Hardin
    2. Stephen Alan Sauer
    3. Herman Gene Burkett Jr.
    4. David Weissman
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    It is impossible to give you a good answer to this question in light of the information included. However, you should never resolve a claim until you know the extent of your injuries. Further, in light of the serious nature of this incident, you certainly should consult with an attorney. Almost all personal injury attorneys will meet with you without charge or obligation. In doing so, you will be able to get a good understanding as to what is involved with this type of claim. In the meantime,...

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  2. Any suggestions to find an attorney willing to take a "small" PI case in Nashville/Smyrna/Murfreesboro, Tennessee?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Weissman
    2. Jonathan Ryan Johnson
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Robert V Cornish Jr.
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    It would be almost impossible for an attorney to determine whether to take a case based on this little information. However, most attorneys, myself included, will offer free consults to discuss your claim in detail. I would note, as an aside, that you need not characterize your case as small. I am quite certain it is not small to you. If an attorney agrees to represent you, he should treat your claim with the same level of diligence as he would any other claim.

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  3. I was hit by another person while unknowingly driving on a suspended license. Will the insurance company pay for damages?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nathan Zale Dowlen
    2. David Weissman
    3. Christopher Gilreath
    4. Robert Don Fink
    5. Sidney Weinstein
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    Fortunatley, at least at this point, Tennessee law does not punish you for your license status if you are not at fault. As a result, you have the ability to bring a lawsuit for the other driver's negligence.

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  4. Personal Injury Case Can i hire a lawyer now?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Russell Warren Lewis IV
    2. Matthew Charles Hardin
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Kevin William Attkisson
    5. Josh P Tolin
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    You not only can but should. For a variety of reasons, it is never a good idea to try to handle a case on your own, just like it would not be a good idea for me to try to fix my own plumbing. I have attached a couple of links to blog entries that will explain in detail why you need a lawyer and how to pick one. With the right lawyer, I trust things will work out fine. I hope you feel better. http://www.hollinslegal.com/2013/10/07/how-to-pick-car-accident-lawyer/ http://www.hollinslegal.com/...

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  5. I was in an accident in december 2011 and a car hit us and it damaged my eye i now cn not see out my right eye and eye surgery

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Weissman
    2. Nathan Zale Dowlen
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Raymond Scott Costantino
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    Based on the information you have provided, it is impossible to answer your question specifically. However, generically, the primary elements to consider in determining the value of this type of case are the cost for both past and future medical care required, past lost wages suffered and any future wage loss, and pain and suffering. Additionally, if you are married, your spouse likely has a loss of consortium claim. This is all fact specific and definitely requires a consultation with an...

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  6. Slipped in water in bathroom at Target. Do I need Attorney and how much can I sue for?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Weissman
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Stephen Alan Sauer
    4. David W. Terry
    5. David J. McCormick
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    Incidents such as the one you describe are extremely fact specific. I agree other responses that indicate they are very challenging. As such, it is almost impossible to give you a reasonable evaluation based on the information included. You need to meet with an attorney and describe the incident fully. In the meantime, do not give any statements to people from Target.

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  7. I was rearended by a woman who had no driver license at the time she said she left them home.she went to jail .

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David Weissman
    2. Francis M Smith
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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    There are a number of interesting issues you raise. The scenario involves questions of uninsured motorists, phantom vehicles, permissive users and liability. In short, it is not the routine rear end collision. Unfortunately, a thorough response requires more space than I have here. Find a qualified personal injury attorney in your area and get a consultation.

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  8. My car was hit by a fire truck while I was driving down the road do I have a lawsuit?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patti Jon Burton Garner
    2. Nathan Zale Dowlen
    3. David Weissman
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Christopher Lynn Patterson
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    I would add only one thing to the other responses. When retaining an attorney, time is of the essence. The sooner you do it, the better. Make sure you thoroughly vet the potential attorney in terms of expertise and experience. You may likely want to interview a couple to make sure you find a good fit.

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  9. Find out defendants policy limits.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Weissman
    2. Christopher Gilreath
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    The short technical answer is never. In Tennessee, the plaintiff can never formally discover the policy limits- a scenario unique to Tennessee alone. However, there are methods by which a plaintiff's attorney can determine what the limits are, or at least have a very good idea. Unfortunately, an unrepresented plaintiff will almost certainly not be able to figure this out. You should contact a lawyer for further information on this.

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  10. Whiplash demand ballpark figure

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Weissman
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Edwin Arnold Anderson
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    Unfortunately, it is impossible to answer your question based on the information you have provided. There is really no such thing as a ballpark figure. That being said, the elements of damage in your claim are past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages or loss of earning capacity, past and future pain and suffering, and, if married, past and future loss of consortium. As you can see, given the number of factors involved, it is just not possible to responsibly give a ballpark....

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