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Michael A. Schafer

Louisville Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Filing a law suit.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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    2. Tad Thomas
    3. Bradley D. Harville
    4. Kevin Coluccio
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    This is a difficult question to answer at this time and I believe it is too early to be able to place a value on your boyfriend's injury and pain and suffering. First we do not know whether he will loose his ear and the extent of the scarring. Both of these will be key factors in making a determination on value. You do not want to settle until your boyfriend has recovered to the greatest extent possible. This is because once a settlement is reached the case is over. There are no future...

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  2. Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Michael A. Schafer
    2. Lloyd A. Pont
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    You have a cause of action but, as I see it, there are no damages that you have at this point. In other words, unless your wife is injured in some way, there is not a monetary amount that can be collected. I would report the incident so that it is documented, photo the sandwich or even freeze it, until such time you are sure your wife has not been infected by her bite from the sandwich.

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  3. My 18 year old son was surfing on a friends car he was thrown from the car and was killed should his insurance cover the funera

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael A. Schafer
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Scott J. Corwin
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Frank McGinnis Jenkins III
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    A person killed in an incident involving an automobile accident must look to the insurance policy on the car they were occupying at the time of the accident, or in this case on, to collect $10,000 in out-of-pocket losses. Out-of-pocket costs include medical bills, prescriptions, a limited benefit for lost wages, funeral bills up to $1000, and survivor’s loss of services. For any other compensation you will need to determine whether the driver of the car had any blame or fault for the accident....

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  4. If my son was involved in an automobile accident and he was at fault , can we sue if there are injuries. we had full coverage,

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Michael A. Schafer
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Frank McGinnis Jenkins III
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    You should contact a Kentucky personal injury attorney that concentrates in auto accidnet cases to look at this case. It sounds like the police found your son at fault. This does not control liability. It is only a starting point. Aslo, regardless of fault your son is entitled to $10,000.00 of PIP benefits to pay for medical bills for treatment for injuries suffered in the accident. Get an attorney to review thgis case.

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  5. After being rear-ended I was taken to ER with neck and back injury along with spouse. Will I get a new car after being totaled?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael A. Schafer
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Scott J. Corwin
    4. Frank McGinnis Jenkins III
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    You are entitled to the Fair Market Value of the vehicle under Kentucky law. This can be determined by sitessuch as Kelly Blue Book as well as the price similar vehicle are selling for in the area. Under your PIP insurance you are entitled to your medical bills and loss wages at 80% up to $200 per week. You are also entitled to pain and suffering for your injuries. I would suggest you contact a Kentucky personal injuy attorney that concentrates in auto accident cases.

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  6. I had a car accident yesterday I was at a stop light and a lady ran into the back of me I went to the hospital

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Brian Robert Dettman
    2. Michael A. Schafer
    3. Michael Glen Strickland
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. John M. DeProspo
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    I would contact an attorney as soon as possible that concentrates in car accident cases. You have a claim against the at-fault driver. There are steps you should take immediately to preserve evidence. The insurance company for the at fault driver is working on this case. You should get someone in your corner to advise you on the best course of action.

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  7. How much compensation is possible?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael A. Schafer
    2. Justin Lee Lawrence
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Anna M. Aleksander
    5. Frank McGinnis Jenkins III
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    Initially your medical bills will be paid by the insurance company for the car that you were in. The at fault insurance company will compensate for the pain and suffering. Without seeing the medical records it is impossible to put a number on the pain and suffering. The amount will depend on the treatment and the amount of insurance available. I would call a Kentucky attorney that concentrates in car accidents and wrongful death before speaking with the insurance company to make sure you...

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  8. My boyfriend and i were in a car accident on oct.15 2010 we were making a left hand turn when we were rear ended.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael A. Schafer
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    In Kentucky the statute of limitations for a car accident is two (2) years from the date of the accident or two (2) years from the date of the last no fault payment, not to exceed a total of four (4) years. The last no fault payment is the last payment your insurance company (if you had insurance) made for either your medical bills or your loss wages. It is also referred to as Personal Injury Protection or Basic Reparations Benefits. Iw ould contact your attorney immediately to determine the...

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  9. The other driver died during an accident and wasnt wearing a seat belt and had no fault in ky. can i be sued for damages .

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael A. Schafer
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Scott J. Corwin
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    If the car accident was your fault you can be sued for damges that include pain and suffering, loss of income, medical bills and possibly loss of consotium. The amount depends on a variety of factors that you have not disclosed. I would contact your car insurance company. They will handle this for you and hire an attorney for you if needed.

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  10. I was rear ended in a company vehicle while off work driving home. I was injured. Could I sue there insurance company?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Bradley D. Harville
    2. Michael A. Schafer
    3. Anna M. Aleksander
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You should notify your personal health insurance company, which is referred to as your PIP carrier. They are responsible for the first $10,000.00 of medical bills right now and will be reimbursed by the at-fault insurance company at the end of the case. . Then you should notify the insurance company of the car that caused the wreck. They are responsible for pain and suffering. Before doing this I would suggest you contact an experienced Kentucky car accident attorney to discuss the specifics of...

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