You can claim anything, the question is can you recover,
The inability to work is an item of damage which can be claimed; however, it needs to be legitimate and there needs to be enough money available to cover your claim via either insurance or other collectable assets.
And, logistically, unless a quick settlement occurs it could be a few years before you see any money from your claim.
Find an experienced personal injury attorney. If your injuries are as bad as you make them sound...
Assuming you were a licensed permissive driver and not a resident of the household of the person who was insured you should be covered. Contact the insurance company that insured the vehicle and ask them to defend you. Make sure to cooperate in your defense and, assuming coverage is valid you will be covered up to the policy limits.
If they deny you coverage you will want to retain your own attorney to defend you and review the insurance companies position.
Consult with a lawyer who has experience defending subrogation cases. There are many of us to choose from and most of us give free initial consultations. Depending on the facts and their proofs of damages Farmers has, you may be able fight their claim, or at least reduce it substantially.
I would not enter into a payment plan before speaking with an attorney.
Also, do not ignore this as it will result in a default judgment against you and your driver's license can be suspended if it...
First of all you may have a problem with the statute of limitations if all is this happened over two years ago.
Second, you really need to see a personal injury attorney about this immediately. You have significant injuries and you need assistance from an attorney who regularly handles such cases.
Third, the value if your case depends on many factors including the nature of your injuries, the medical treatment you have had and which you will still need, lost wages and lost ability to engage...
The short answer is hire an attorney. A highly rated AVVO attorney can help you seek compensation from a variety of potential sources including the driver, owner of the vehicle, any employer of a responsible party and your own under-insured/uninsured motorist coverage.
Your attorney can help you with not only the injury claim but also a property damage claim. Make sure he/she knows you have both claims.
Most personal injury attorneys provide free consultations - so call one of us today.
Generally no, unless the owner negligently entrusted the car to the driver (for instance the driver was drunk and the owner knew it at the time) or unless the driver was working or running an errand for the owner when the collision occurred.
This said, it does not stop the owner from being initially sued - it only protects them from potential liability.
If you are sued make sure you immediately notify your insurance carrier.
Yes, potentially - though it is not automatic. The bottom line here is that you really need to consult with an attorney sooner rather than later. There may be something that can be done with regard to the insurance coverage issue if the policy was wrongly canceled. If not, the question may become whether or not the collision was truly your fault. If it was your fault ultimately your license could be suspended, if there is an unpaid judgment obtained by the other party or determined by the...
I presume from your inquiry you are a lawyer, if so this is probably not where you should ask this question.
This being said, if the client is a Medicare beneficiary their lien must be protected. The have a set process for how you have to handle funds and I would caution you not to pay yourself or your client out of the settlement funds until you have resolved the lien with Medicare.
There are a number of legal articles you can find from the ISBA and other bar associations that will walk you...
All too often people are penny conscious about retaining an attorney and while it can be argued that such an attitude makes sense in a minor case, that is not what you have described. A knowledgeable attorney will help you do substantially better in the long run and will be worth the expense. Personally consult an attorney, there are many to choose from.
Yes, via bankruptcy they could be released of any money judgment owed to you - though some damages, such as punitive damages, can hold up even in bankruptcy. If they had an insurance policy the insurance policy would still be available to pay your judgment. If the company has assets the assets should be sold in the bankruptcy by the trustee and you could recover something for what's owed to you - but this doesn't happen with most small businesses.