Richard Watts Morefield’s Answers

Richard Watts Morefield

Overland Park Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. I was in an auto accident over a year ago. I hired, in my opinion, a weak, wishy washy lawyer.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    The quick, short answer is that you can fire your lawyer, although he or she will have a lien against your recovery for the fair value of the work he or she performed. The longer answer is that you should have a discussion with your lawyer and find out what he or she has done or is doing on your case. Ask for specifics. The reason I recommend this is that in injury cases, lawyers spend a significant amount of time spent gathering medical records and other information. It is possible...

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  2. This pass spring my daughter was hit by a truck while crossing a highway after school.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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    You should contact a local personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Most will provide an initial consultation at no charge. Make sure to bring any medical records and bills and a copy of the police report.

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  3. My cousin was killed while bicycling in a charity event when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a distracted driver.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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    Your cousin's mother has a claim in Missouri. His wife and children also have a claim. She is not limited to suing for the amount of the insurance policy, but there is a statute that sets forth what is allowed as damages for wrongful death. R.S.Mo. 537.090. Your aunt should contact a lawyer licensed in Missouri for more information about her rights. Time is of the essence in legal matters. Generally speaking, a lawsuit for wrongful death must be filed within three years of the death.

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  4. Physically harmed my physician at my work, HR complaint filed, should I do more?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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    You should contact a Missouri licensed personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There may be more to your story, but this is not the place to post additional details. After sharing the details with a lawyer privately, you should also ask the lawyer whether it would be appropriate to file criminal charges. You also may have other claims that are not immediately apparent from the information you provided here. Good luck and please contact a lawyer sooner rather than later.

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  5. IF SOMEONE OD'S SUICIDE IN YOUR HOUSE WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING IN ANOTHER ROOM ARE YOU LIABLE CRIMINALLY OR CIVILY

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Watts Morefield
    2. Malosack Berjis
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    Please contact a St. Louis area attorney as soon as possible. You may want to talk with both a criminal defense lawyer and a personal injury lawyer. You may also want to talk with your homeowner's or renter's insurance carrier. This is a very serious matter. Talk to a lawyer immediately and do not post any more details online.

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  6. Yesterday, (out of desperation), I told my atty I would accept the low offer for my 7 yr old injury. Can I now change my mind ?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

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    It is not necessarily too late if your lawyer has not communicated your acceptance to the other party. Even if your lawyer has already accepted the offer, there may be actions you can take, but that is really beyond the scope of your question. If your lawyer has not told the other party about your acceptance, ask your lawyer for more time and then get a second opinion about the offer amount and whether it is a good offer given the specific facts of your case. It sounds like you don't...

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  7. I fell in a light pole hole,they put in new poles across st from me where I mow ,and hurt my shoulder will need surgery.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    I am not completely clear about what your question is. If you are asking whether the company who was installing the poles or the property owner could be responsible for your injuries, the answer is "yes". There are many factors that go into whether or not you have a good case and there is not enough information to answer that question. I recommend you contact a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Missouri rather than posting all of the details of your situation here. Some of the...

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  8. How do I protect my minor child from a wrongful death suit?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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    There are a number of issues raised by your question. I suggest you talk with a criminal/traffic lawyer immediately and also a personal injury attorney. Based on the wording of your question I am assuming you are the parents of the driver. If that is the case, you should immediately contact your auto insurance carrier. They will probably provide a lawyer to assist your daughter with the lawsuit. I am assuming that you have an insurance policy that covers you and your daughter. Depending on...

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  9. Should I hire an attorney for a non-major injury hit and run accident resulting in a totaled car?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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    You should talk with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. It sounds like you have a valid claim. Although you have two years to file a lawsuit for an auto accident in Kansas, you should not delay talking with an attorney. It is very important to begin the process of gathering information and evidence so that you can either obtain a fair settlement or be prepared to go to trial.

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  10. I tried to make an appointment today with an attorney to do a consultation regarding my being a pedestrian and hit by an SUV.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Spencer Edward Farris
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    Don't assume the lawyer is not interested in your case. My guess is the law firm is performing a conflict of interest check. For example, if you called my office the first question my staff is instructed to ask is your name and the name of the person with whom you have the legal problem. The conflict of interest check is to protect your interests as well as the interests of the firm's other clients. Imagine how upset you would be if you told the lawyer your entire story only to find out...

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