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Michael Alen Bryant

Michael Bryant’s Answers

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  • Does the lawyer have to advertise for 60 days for heirs to a settlement from a wrongful death case?

    My mother, and my sister and i settled on a wrongful medical malpratice case for my father who died in Tennessee. The lawyer is now wanting to hold the money from us for 60 to 90 days cause he is not sure if the Tennessee law states he must advert...

    Michael’s Answer

    Seems like that should have been taken care of before the settlement. You may want to call a lawyer in the area that does that type of work. It also is good advice to set a meeting and sit down and get a full explanation of what is going on.

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  • Auto accident. no insurance.

    I took my girlfriends car without her permission. I had an accident and the car was not insured. It was a multi-car accident. I paid for the repair for the first car and I worked out an arrangement with the other insurance companies for payment. I...

    Michael’s Answer

    There could be an issue with if she gave permission. But with no coverage either of you would have to hire a lawyer to successful use that defense. The uninsured paying insurance companies can be ruthless in their pursuit. You should talk to a lawyer that defends these type of cases and review all your options.

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  • I was involved in an accident involving an 18 wheeler

    I was involved in an accident involving an 18 wheeler sideswipeing my vehicle on the driver's door when turning right into a two lane one way. I chose not to report to my insurance agency thinking the deductile would be more than the cost of repa...

    Michael’s Answer

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    You should notify your insurance company, unless you want to pay all the damages. They will hire a lawyer to deal with the issues concerning what happened, if they need too.

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  • Can a police report override a witness statement in an auto insurance claim?

    Accident details:I was in the far left lane of an expressway(I made a lane change about 10 seconds prior from the center lane) when a car that was speeding came around the left side of my truck on the shoulder and clipped the front left end of my ...

    Michael’s Answer

    It's a good example of why you need a lawyer that does this kind of work on your side to investigate. Each of the witnesses need to be talked to. We have had cases where after that is done a officer will change their report. Early investigation is very important.

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  • Wrecked friends bike

    i wrecked my friends bike going pretty fast. i do not have my motorcycle endorsement but i did have his permission to ride it. i was going to pay but they asked too much. do they have a lawsuit against me?

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, sounds like it's your fault. Good reason to make sure you have insurance coverage and to make sure you drive safely.

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  • Scratched a car, left info, paid owner, he signed release of liability. Now threatening to call cops. What do I do?

    Last Sunday I scratched a car in the grocery store parking lot. I waited about 30 minutes to see if the owner showed up, left my phone number when the owner did not, and left. When the owner called me, I asked him to get estimates for the damage...

    Michael’s Answer

    You got a release. Wish him good luck. It is a good example of the importance of releases, why people shouldn't settle early if they really do have more damages, and how messy it can get without proper representation.

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  • I am being sued for a car accident in which I rear ended another vehicle that the driver of braked abruptly.

    There was a third vehicle involved that left the scene. I was charged with following too closely and the fine was paid. I am going to trial in a few weeks. My discovery states clearly that the injuries sustained by the passenger of vehicle I hit a...

    Michael’s Answer

    A good reason to have enough liability coverage. They should take care of you. Some times it's worth running it by your own lawyer to make sure they are doing their job.

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  • Lightly bumped a car while parking and left without leaving a note

    Sometime within the last couple of years (definitely not recently, probably at least a year ago) I hit a car while parking in front of a private buisness. The car had considerable damage on the back right end (THIS WAS BEFORE I HIT IT) and I did ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Sounds like you feel bad about what you did, probably not the place to ask what you should do. Everyone above has accurately explained your rights.

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  • Just got into an accident - no tickets issued. How do insurance comp find who was at fault?

    We both said we had a green light. There were no witnesses - only a possible intersection camera.

    Michael’s Answer

    Early investigation plays a very big role in finding out what happened. The first person that talks to a witness can have a great affect on what they remember. You need to protect your interests and talk to a lawyer that does this type of work where you live.

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  • Insurance Companies and Settlement negoations!

    I was involved in a trucking accident earlier this year. Trying to find out when do they usually come with settlement negoations? Mainly Canal Insurance does anyone know about this company?

    Michael’s Answer

    It's unclear where this happened, how it happened, and what your involvement is. If you are the person injured you should talk to an attorney that does this type of work and get an idea of what your options are. If you are at fault, the insurance company should be handling the issues for you.

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