Peter Leehey’s Answers

Peter Leehey

Cedar Rapids Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 6
  1. If i have full coverage on my vehicle, even with a loan on it shouldn't i be entitled to something more than medical comp?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Leehey
    2. Michael R Varble, Esq.
    3. Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Thomas O. Moens
    5 lawyer answers

    If I understand your question correctly, you should be entitled to payment for the value of your vehicle. If you truly have "full coverage," then you should be covered for damage to your car, even if you accidentally cause that damage yourself. I can see your insurance company denying you benefits for an uninsured motorist claim arising out of this situation, but you haven't specifically said you were seeking payment for personal injuries. Generally, to make a successful uninsured motorist...

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  2. When can a person falsely accused pursue a law suit?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Leehey
    2. Josh P Tolin
    3. Brendan Michael Kelly
    4. Samuel Cohen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    In theory you can file a lawsuit any time. The better practice is to wait until the criminal matter is concluded. Even if the other person clearly made false allegations against you, you will need to be able to demonstrate how those allegations damaged you, and as a practical matter, there will need to be some way for you to collect on an anticipated judgment. This is a serious matter, and you will want to move very deliberately (if at all) with the input and guidance of an experienced personal...

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  3. Someone test drove my motorcycle that I was selling and crashed it. Am I liable for his medical bills plus pain and suffering?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Leehey
    2. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    3. Theodore Charles Levy
    4. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    Under these circumstances, the first thing you should do is notify your liability insurance company. The second thing you should do is contact a lawyer to make a claim against the guy who crashed your bike for property damage.

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  4. Can i sue the owner of a playcentre for an unsafe environment? (safety issues that will prevent more injuries in the future

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Leehey
    2. Thomas O. Moens
    3. David Ian Schoen
    3 lawyer answers

    The first thing you should do is take numerous pictures of the condition you describe. What you do beyond that depends on the severity of your son's injury and your objectives. If you are considering legal action, you should contact a personal injury lawyer before going any further.

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  5. Can work comp judge lower my lawyer fee of 35% i signed for it was desperate for help saw most lawyers get 10 to 15%

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Leehey
    2. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    3. V. Jonas Urba
    4. Michael R. Hoffmann
    5. George Ellis Corson IV
    5 lawyer answers

    It is unlikely a workers' compensation judge is going to interfere with the attorney fee contract you signed. 35% might be slightly higher than the industry norm, but there may have been special circumstances about your case that justified a slightly higher fee. You yourself state that you were "desperate" when you signed the contract, which tells me that you were having a hard time finding a lawyer. I can tell you you are wrong when you say that most lawyers charge a contingency fee in the...

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  6. Am I at fault for damages in this car accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tatiana Kadetskaya
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Gerald R Stahl
    4. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    5. Gladys E. Wiles
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    7 lawyer answers

    In the state where I practice, the owner of a car is liable if they loan their car to somebody who negligently causes a crash. You should go talk to a lawyer in your area as soon as possible.

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  7. My mother was in the process of settling a workman's comp claim, but died before she could sign the final paperwork.

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Peter Leehey
    2. Donna Renae Miller
    3. John M Connell
    3 lawyer answers

    If your mom's death was due to causes unrelated to the work injury, the claim for compensation died with her. If death was due to the injury itself, the claim survives.

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  8. I was hit by a car and require ongoing medical care, the insurance company wants me to settle, is this a good idea?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Richard M. Sands Jr.
    2. George B. Jones
    3. Nicholas G. Pothitakis
    4. Gaurav Malhotra
    5. Maryam Parman
    6. ···
    12 lawyer answers

    Nearly every Iowa lawyer that regularly handles injury cases will give you a free consultation. You have many issues that need to be addressed. The best way to do that is to sit down with an experienced Iowa injury lawyer to fully discuss your case.

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  9. My mother was getting up for work and went out to warm up her car and slipped on ice, what should i do? View detais

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Leehey
    2. James H Cook
    3. Robert Louis Gardana
    4. John Owen Moeller
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    These are tough cases, but depending on your photos, this one may have a chance. You need to pick a reputable personal injury lawyer and review all the facts, including the photos, with him/her.

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  10. Can I get sued if I do an on line reviews and it contains negative, but true statements?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Kevin H. Pate
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Zaheer A Shah
    5. Peter Leehey
    5 lawyer answers

    You are correct to be cautious. If you do make a posting, make sure that anything you say is completely factual. Even if everything you say is true, there is still the possibility that you may be sued for defamation.

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