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Timothy J. O'Hare

Dallas Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. I was involved in an auto accident with another motorist 2-16-10. We both had Mercury Insurance Company.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lowell Hale Steiger
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Timothy J. O'Hare
    4 lawyer answers

    Your question is a first for me. If you had insurance at the time of the collision, your insurance at the time should cover any liability claims against you. If you were not insured at the time of the collision, any damages you owe are your reponsibility. However, until a lawsuit is filed and a judgment rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is just a claim. Depending on the amount that is being sought (assuming you were not insured on the date of the wreck), it may be wise to...

  2. Do I need a dental malpratice lawyer?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Timothy J. O'Hare
    3 lawyer answers

    Hi. Unfortunately, there are very few lawyers who take dental malpractice cases. The simple reason is that they usually are not profitable for the lawyer. In addition, state legislatures have made malpractice cases more costly to pursue and more difficult to win. I am not suggesting it is impossible to find someone to take your case, but it won't be easy. I'd start with the local trial lawyers association in your area. If that doesn't get you anywhere, try the state trial lawyers...

  3. Will the State ask to be paid back their Short-term Disability Benefits if you get a settlement for a car accident?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Robert Gary Stephens
    3. Timothy J. O'Hare
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    I wish I could give you a definitive answer, but your state's laws, as well as the policy language itself will determine the answer. If you have a lawyer, the lawyer should be able to answer this question. If not, I would start by asking for a copy of the policy from your employer. If there is no language requiring repayment, you still need to know if there is a state law requiring the state to be paid back. That is best answered by an expereinced personal injury or insurance lawyer in...

  4. Can I be hold accountable for defamation if my statement is true?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Kevin Francis Guyette
    2. Jeffrey Twersky
    3. Timothy J. O'Hare
    4. Robert Daniel Kelly
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer is anyone can sue anyone else for slander. Winning is another story. Truth is a defense to libel and slander. I cannot imagine this guy finding a lawyer to sue you under these conditions. I would advise a client in this situation to forget the threat of a suit was ever mentioned.

  5. My auto insurance sent me a check with my name on it that I cashed in July 2009. I had gotten into an isolated car accident

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Earlynn Mae Stillwell
    2. Timothy J. O'Hare
    3. Jeffrey Twersky
    4. Ryan Hugh Sargent
    4 lawyer answers

    I would contact your local Bar Association and ask them, to refer you to an attorney who handle insurance law. That is your best bet at this point. However, I don't see the need to hire an attorney until you are sued. I personally would not advise a client to pay an attorney on this until they had to.

  6. The liable party's insurance will not pay for medical treatment until settling the claim.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. John Clint Wallace
    3. Derek C Holland
    4. Timothy J. O'Hare
    4 lawyer answers

    I would contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Whether it is my firm (yes, we take caes in Louisiana), or another, that is your best bet. You will likely get the treatment you need and get more money in the process if you hire a lawyer. Feel free to give us a call. 1888-960-0020. Good luck if we don't hear from you.

  7. Can a fellow employee sue our employer for a comment that the owner made to me about them?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Christopher Houston Schulz
    4. Timothy J. O'Hare
    4 lawyer answers

    I do not believe this is libel. Personally, while I believe the comment to be unprofessional and mean-spirited, I do not think pursuing any kind of legal case would prove fruitful or worthy of your time.

  8. At fault according to florida law

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    3. Timothy J. O'Hare
    3 lawyer answers

    You get a judgment against you, which would probably add to the amount you already owe. I would recommend consulting a lawyer that handles wrongful denail of insurance benefits to see if you have a claim against your insurance company for bad faith. Good luck.