This week I was rear ended at a stop light by a driver going full speed (30-35mph). My car was declared a total loss, and I believe his was too (his insurance company just told me that it was "substantial damage", but his vehicle looked even worse...
It is always best to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney, by phone or in person, to find out all of your rights and to explore what the attorney can do for you to insure a full monetary recovery for your injuries and damages. Having practice personal injury law for more than 30 years, I have seen too many individuals accept a settlement such as this, only to have longer term problems and not get fully compensated. Do not agree to any settlement for your injury claim at this point.See question
She got so scared she filed as stole car, but cops not buying it. What to do?
It would be important to have your sister consult with an experienced and local
Criminal defense attorney before having further contact or conversations with the police. The attorney can give her advice and get involved, potentially before things result in potential criminal charges against her.
I was given Zofran in my first trimester of pregnancy son came early I was 6 months no complications at first had heart defect passed away after 25 days
I am also very sorry for your loss. We are working with firms which are pursuing Zofran claims and help them with the screening process and other local matters, if you need assistance. It is important to discuss your claim with a personal injury firm involved in investigating and pursuing pharmaceutical liability claims.See question
I already was awarded the max liability from the defendant's car insurance. But it still doesn't cover my cost of injury. Can I also go after their house, car and 401K?
You need to be very careful about how you proceed and what release or papers you sign with the insurance company offering the policy limit of liability coverage. Signing the wrong release or documents may release other potential parties or insurance companies from further payments. An experienced personal injury/accident attorney can determine what other sources of recovery might be available for you to pursue, including underinsured motorist coverage, potential umbrella policies of coverage, other liability insurance policies. That attorney will also insure that anything you sign does not release other claims. Often the insurance company which is offering you money will protect its insured by including them as a released party, in return for them paying you money. Please consult with an experienced attorney before you accept any settlement or sign any papers. Best of luck to you.See question
My 20-year-old daughter was hit by a car at 2 AM. Fortunately , She only sustained a minor head injury however her medical bills will be large due to a CAT scan, MRI, ambulance ride, along with 9 prominent stitches in her forehead. She will carry ...
I am sorry to hear about your daughter's accident and injuries. The accident report, along with statements from witnesses will be crucial to determining fault for this accident. It is unclear from your post whether your daughter stepped into the street against the traffic light or if she technically had the right of way. It would be best to discuss the facts with an experienced personal injury attorney in the area. Wisconsin utilizes the concept of comparative negligence, therefore, fault may be attributable to both your daughter and the vehicle driver.See question
I was in a car accident with a driver that ran a red light. She was found at fault and does not have insurance. I have uninsured motorists coverage that will cover body harm and medical. I have whiplash but my son was also in the car and is shaken...
I would certainly not agree to any settlement yet, until you and your son finish any necessary treatment and have a better understanding about the amount of your bills, any lost wages, and most importantly your pain and suffering. You should not settle until your injuries are completely resolved. Insurance companies will often offer some money early on in an attempt to convince people to settle, before they should really be in a position to do so. Experienced personal injury attorneys will be able to tell you stories where this tactic has hurt clients and affected their getting full compensation for their injuries. I would suggest that you speak with one or more experienced personal injury attorneys in Milwaukee to discuss the issues, your injuries and care, and give you advice as to how to proceed and whether they could get involved to help you maximize your recovery for your injuries and damages. Experienced personal injury attorneys are usually able to help clients obtain larger settlements than individuals may be able to obtain on their own, and most will work on a contingency fee basis, so that it costs you nothing to retain the attorney until the case is concluded, and then the attorney fees are paid from the eventual settlement proceeds. Contact local experienced personal injury attorneys with a 10 ratings by AVVO and speak with one of the partners in the practice, if possible. Best of luck and my best for a complete recovery for you and your son.See question
Incident happened in Racine, WI but do not want to deal with that police department.
I am very sorry for your loss. These types of cases are very complicated and you need to consult wtih an experienced civil rights attorney. . If a claim is going to be pursued against the City of Racine, for actions by its police officers, your son'a heirs and the Special Administrator of your son's estate will need to file a Notice of Injury or Circumstances form, pursuant to Section 893.80(1d)(a), Wis. Stats., with the City of Racine City Clerk's Office, within 120 days of the incident, in order to put them on notice of any potential state law claims which might be brougth against them in the future. Please be aware that there is a three-year statute of limitations in Wisconsin, should you pursue any state law claims against the City and police officers, and there is a six-year statute of limitations, should you pursue any federal law claims against the City and police officers for any federal civil rights claims. The statute of limitations time periods require that any settlements be accomplished or lawsuits be filed within those time periods. Under the laws passed last year, the State of Wisconsin, Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation is responsible for investigating this incident and then providing thier report and findings to the District Attorney for his review and a decision on any criminal charges to be issued. if no criminal charges are issued against the police officers, the report is to be released to the family, along with information as to what other actions may be brought. Also, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, will consider reviewing the case for any potential Federal Criminal Ciivil Rights charges against the police officers. You should be able to obtain the Medical Examiner's Autopsy report and you can make an Open Records rewuest to obtain the investigation materials from DCI and the Racine Police Department. Given the complications of these cases, an experienced civil rights attorney can give you further explanations about this process.See question
I was injured in car accident last year resulting in neck fusion. Also suffered a torn rotator cuff and awaiting surgery on that. Only 7.5 months Post op from neck fusion and was offered the policy limit from insurance company #1. Policy limit (10...
For your best protection, this really requires the involvement of an experienced personal injury attorney. If you decide to accept the money and do not do it the correct way, you can be jeopardizing other insurance coverages or other potential monetary recoveries. There are a number of issues which relate to this, including potential claims by health insurance or auto medical expense coverages, releasing parties inadvertently, and losing potential recoveries from other insurance companies. Discussing the many issues with an experienced personal injury attorney will help you to handle this issue in the best way for you.See question
Threatening to kill me. I called police. They didn't do anything. Was given the case number where I went to see district attorney. He said he wouldn't file charges as of now. He heard the recording and seen bruises. If the shoes was on the othe...
A restraining order will provide you with some protection from her. If she violates the restraining order and has any contact with you, then she will potentially face arrest.See question
I am on the sidewalk and suddenly I am pinned in between a tree and a bumper of an automobile easter sunday, the day before april fools day
If you retained an attorney to represent you in an accident, you are permitted to change attorneys. Your new attorney will often be able to work out a feebdivision with the original attorney so that you will often not owe any additional fees. If your original attorney withdrew from his representation of you, you can retain a new attorney, often without owing any fees to your original attorney. Consult with an experienced personal attorney to discuss your rights and the alternatives.See question