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  • In a car accident. Other persons fault. Doctor referred me for PT. Bills need paid....what do I do???

    Turned down by KNR because I didn't have a referral at the time I called them.

    Ronald’s Answer

    I am not sure why the referral issue alone would determine representation. There are many more firms out there. You need to find an experienced firm through Avvo. There are many things you should do now. You should contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to discuss this in more detail immediately.

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  • Was in an accident last week, not my fault, and i contacted my Ins. Co. And they took over everything, was this the right thing?

    Unavoidable crash, not cited, truck is totaled, still owe on it. Having pain in neck and head (ccrash was last wed today is mon) havent been able to work since

    Ronald’s Answer

    We need more information. Who was at fault for the accident? If someone else is, do not let the insurance company handle everything. I cannot tell you how often I deal with people coming to me a year later complaining that the insurance company told them they would take care of everything and then they didn't when it came time to negotiate.

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  • Are these excessive interrogatories and isn't there a code that requires software be sent with them?

    I am a Plaintiff in an Auto accident. Rear ended from behind while stopped. I received 31 interrogatories and then 7 days later received another 14. Neither one had software given for the answers. Isn't this excessive and harassment and isn't ...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Under the civil rules there a limit to how many interrogatories can be asked. It can get tricky when you deal with subparts which can be considered interrogatories toward the limit. They also do have to provide you an electronic version (usually in Word format). They do not need to provide you software, just the electronic documents so you can answer right in them.
    If you are trying to do this on your own, I suggest you may want to consider hiring an attorney. If you have any attorney, you should discuss this with him or her.

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  • Should I pay medical bills after an auto accident, or wait until the other driver’s insurance company pays my claim?

    I've received only about half of the bills after an accident (I was not at fault). The bills will start accruing late fees if I don’t pay them soon. The insurance company is still doing their investigation. Should I pay the bills now, or just wait...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Waiting for the liability insurance to pay is always a last resort. First you should take a look at what health insurance you have and then what medical payments coverage you may have under your policy. Getting a final settlement may take a while and medical providers do not want to wait - they want paid now. You should contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to discuss this in more detail.

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  • Mother died step dad in prision need to know what to do to get life insurance, and if we need a probate lawyer.? please help

    need to know how to get started please help

    Ronald’s Answer

    If there is life insurance, that would be outside of probate so you would not need a probate lawyer for that. Whoever was the named beneficiary can contact the insurance company. You will need to provide proof of death and answer some questions, but Probate shouldn't be necessary for the life insurance. You should contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to discuss this in more detail if you are still unsure how to proceed.

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  • Can I as a daughter sue our insurance company for not taking care of my mother's bills and bodily injury claims?

    She was the passenger in a vehicle that was sited for the accident, both the driver and we had the same insurance at the time. They told me she was out of funds to complete her therapy and that she could pay for it herself and they would reimburse...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Your mother will have to file suit. Based on what you have said, it seems suit should be filed sooner rather than later. You should also check to see if she had any medical payments coverage available either through the vehicle she was in or her own auto insurance if she had any. You should contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to discuss this in more detail.

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  • As a pro-se civil litigant how do I file a lawsuit against an auto insurance company and the driver who rear-ended me?

    November 09,2012, I was the driver, my minor child, our dog and a friend of mine was sitting at an intersection when a 16 year old hit us from behind. Yes there are injuries, yes the insurance company is aware. THE TWO YEAR Statute of Limitations ...

    Ronald’s Answer

    You have to file within two years of the date of the accident. That means you would have to filed by November 9. However, November 9 is a Sunday. Therefore, you will be other file on that Monday and still be within the statute.

    I can't emphasize enough that you should speak with an attorney immediately. You will need to follow complaint, but the contents of that complaint will be specific to your case. As a general rule, you would file against the person who caused the accident and perhaps the owner the vehicle, but not the liability insurance company.

    If you have a copy of the accident report, it would not be hard for an experienced attorney to be able to draft a complaint and get it filed quickly.

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  • Do I need an attorney after the car accident I was involved in?

    I was rear-ended at a traffic light by a large work pick-up truck and the driver of that truck was cited by the police and proven to be at fault by them. Based on the estimate I received my car is likely totaled and I have have had persistent back...

    Ronald’s Answer

    The simple answer to your question is, yes, you do need an attorney. It is abundantly clear from your experience with the insurance company so far that they do not have your best interests at heart and they are not concerned about living up to their obligations. You should seek an experienced personal injury attorney immediately.

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  • Can i sue when no party was found at fault on police report.

    if there is a red light and i am riding my bike through it on a crosswalk and then car goes over the crosswalk line and hits me throwing me from the bike, i was rushed to trauma hosp, and have a witness that the guy went over the crosswalk during ...

    Ronald’s Answer

    The simple answer is yes, you can sue. The officer's report and finding is not binding. Since you have a witness, you may have a good case. You definitely should talk to any attorney.

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  • Can I be denied compensation?

    I was car number 2 in a rear end collision involving 4 cars. Car 1 stopped to make a left turn and I was car 2 at a total stop, car 3 was stopped as well but car 4 did not see us until it was too late and she hit car 3 into me and I hit car 1 due ...

    Ronald’s Answer

    There is no such thing as a cut and dry case. What amount of compensation you may receive will be largely due to a number of factors including the treatment, the amount of bills, your provable pain and suffering, and lost wages if any. It also gets more complicated one more vehicles are involved. There is always a chance that the claims for all that were injured could exceed the amount of insurance available for the at fault party. In a situation like this you definitely should seek counsel.

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