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Michael W. Clancy

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  • I was in a accident with a truck his fault but I found out my license is revoked but I am on an insurance policy can I still sue

    I was sitting behind a eighteen wheeler frieghtliner at a stop sign left turning lane in a T intersection. The truck reversed and I blew my horn,he continued to reverse as I got my car in reverse he made contact with my car pushing me back faster ...

    Michael’s Answer

    The short answer to your question is yes. Your license status and who is responsible for the accident are seperate questions. If the driver of the tractor-trailer is at fault, you should be able to recover. The advice not to give a recorded statement before speaking with a lawyer which you received from my colleague above is good advice. I urge you to contact a personal injury lawyer right away if you are interested in pursuing a claim for your injuries.

    Michael Clancy
    www.clancylaw.com

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  • My mother passed away from heart disease and she went to regular doctor visits.

    The doctor kept checking her lungs because she would have trouble breathing at times. I didnt learn until she was at the hospital dying that if your lungs are ok its your heart. I also learned that those spells she had at times was problay heart a...

    Michael’s Answer

    I'm sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. The question in cases like this is whether her primary care physician should have suspected coronary artery disease because of your mother's symptoms and complaints. The only way to know the answer to that question is to gather your Mom's records (from her doctor and the hospital where she went before she died and any other doctors or hospitals she saw in between) and have a lawyer who concentrates his/her practice in medical malpractice cases review the records, usually with an expert. I urge you to go see someone right away- you only have two years from the date of your mother's death to file suit if there is a meritorius case.

    Good luck.

    Michael Clancy
    www.clancylaw.com

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  • Was rear end from the back person hit me gave his information and left the sence. His wife work for the same insurance company

    as I have and they want to settle for 700.00. I feel I shouldn't have to pay for the hospital bill and doctor bill out of the claim that they are offtering me, If they would give me atleast 5,000.00 I would settle. They want to give me 2170.00 les...

    Michael’s Answer

    The advice the previous lawyer gave you is good advice: speak to a lawyer right away. Most lawyers do not charge for this intial consultation and you should leave with a better understanding of your case, its value, and the process. Additionally, don't give a recorded statement to the other driver's insurance company until after you have spoken with a lawyer.

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  • What should i do if im being sured by my former car company?

    i was in a car accident i wasnt at fault my car was totaled i wen threw the peson at faults insurace company they offered my car company mone they didnt take it now im being sued

    Michael’s Answer

    It's hard to understand exactly what is going on from your summary. I recommend that you take all of the paperwork that you have to an attorney, explain the circumstances, and see what he or she has to say. Someone who has all of the facts in front of them is likely to be able to give you the best advice. Be sure to go see someone right away-- if suit has been filed, time is ticking and bad things can happen if you wait too long to respond. Good luck.

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  • Is it common to repay car insurance medical expenise out of my settlement when i was the victum?

    I half to repay car insurance co the medical bills they paid out of my settelment is this common or did my attorney not fight for me?

    Michael’s Answer

    Repaying the companies who paid for medical care which was caused by someone else's negligence is typical. In some cases it is possible to negotiate a repayment which is smaller than the amount that the company actually paid, but this depends entirely on the circumstances of the individual case.

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  • Can I sue my dentist in small claims court?

    I just had my teeth bleached. My teeth are straight and are in good condition. However, on one of my teeth, I had some bonding material to make the tooth look longer, It was a little yellow and I wanted to get it replaced so that it would match th...

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, you can sue your dentist in small claims court. And yes, the failure to inform a patient about the risks and consequences of treatment can form the basis of a claim. I recommend that you at least speak with an attorney before filing the suit, even if you have to pay him or her for their time. They should be able to give you some pointers which will make it more likely that you'll win and keep you from having to hire expensive experts.

    I wish you the best of luck.

    Michael Clancy
    Clancy Law Offices
    www.clancylaw.com

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  • Do I have a case at all?

    In late 05 I had a bone correcting surgery that involved breaking the bones in my arm. As a result of the trauma from surgery, a desmoid tumor formed in my arm. I was never made aware of the risk, and they tried to surgically remove it without it ...

    Michael’s Answer

    It sounds like you have had a difficult time and I am sorry for that. The previous answer is right-- you need to speak with a lawyer right away. It is impossible to answer your question based on the information you have provided-- someone needs to conduct a detailed interview with you and take a look at the relevant medical records in order to decide if you have a case and, if so, if that case can be filed within the statute of limitations. Please don't delay-- waiting could result in you being too late. I wish you the best of luck

    Michael Clancy
    Clancy Law Offices
    www.clancylaw.com

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  • If i hit a car while in heavy traffic and didnt get a ticket for reckless driving do i still have to pay the othe driver damages

    didnt recieve a ticket. officer said he knew it was not my fault. had insurance on the car. was not intoxicated or under the influence of a drug.

    Michael’s Answer

    The short answer is that in most states you can only be required to pay civil damages if the accident is your fault. An accident can be your fault even if you don't get a ticket, so that fact alone won't end the debate. If the other driver makes a claim for damages, turn it in to your insurer and they should defend you. If you get a claim, turn it over to your insurer right away-- waiting too long can cause troubles and your insurer will start looking for ways not to live up to its obligation to defend you.

    Michael Clancy
    Clancy Law Offices
    www.clancylaw.com

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  • I'm being sued for property damage even though the other party was at fault for an auto accident. What are my options?

    The other party involed hit me in an attempt to pass me on a double yellow marked road. As we went though the process of reporting the accident to the authorities, I discovered that my husband failed to keep our auto insurance policy current. Alt...

    Michael’s Answer

    Your situation is a difficult one. If the other driver has actually filed a lawsuit against you, you need to at least consult with an attorney. The cost for this consultation should either be very small or nothing at all. Once a lawyer has examined your paperwork and talked with you about the fact, he/she should be able to lay out your options and risks. Do this soon: there are time limits which will run without you knowing and it could put you in a bad place.

    Michael Clancy
    Clancy Law Offices
    www.clancylaw.com

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  • I was in an accident 2 years ago my attorney called me with an offer we accepted it.( have not got paid yet) Now my attorney is

    ac ting very different with me he keeps lying to me and now i wont be getting to amount of money he just promised 2 days ago what should i do he wont meet with me to go over everything he just said he wrote me a check and put it in the mail what...

    Michael’s Answer

    It's difficult to know what is going on here. I think it would be a good idea to call the office and make an appointment to go in, sit down, and have the lawyer explain to you what happened. If you would like, you can take a friend or spouse as a witness. If you get a check in the mail and it's not for the amount which you think you are owed, don't cash or deposit it until you are satisfied with your lawyer's explanation or have spoken to another lawyer. You can always fire your lawyer, but in most cases the lawyer will still be entitled to be paid for the work he/she has done on your case up the point of the firing. It sounds like the best first move would be for you to confront the lawyer and find out what's going on.

    Michael Clancy
    Clancy Law Offices
    www.clancylaw.com

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