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  • Do I have a lawsuit?

    Was involved in hit and run accident... school bus hit me and kept going. Was parked in emergency lane with flashers on. Bus was speeding to the point where officer didn't realize busses could go that fast. We were on toll road so we were able to ...

    Robert’s Answer

    It sure sounds like you have a case. I can't believe a school bus driver would do that. You better get a Dallas area car accident attorney to help you with this case. Making a claim against a school district is totally different than making one against a private individual.

    Were there any injuries?

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  • What type of attorney do I need for my accident

    I was a passenger in a 2011 avero we were driving down a onelane street going north when we noticed a car parked on the right side, as we approach the car started moving as we got closer the other partt just jumped right in front of us trying to ...

    Robert’s Answer

    You will need to contact a Dallas area car accident attorney. As for the other insurance company, they have the right to refuse coverage if their driver fails to cooperate in their investigation of the claim. But, sometimes insurance companies take advantage of this exception at your expense. Things will probably work out better for you if you retain a lawyer.

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  • Can I be forced to total my car cause I have a lien holder?

    Insurance adjuster want to total my corvette even though I got three bids 9 grand below book value..in this case I will loose my car..I don't want to loose my car at all ..blue book is 23,000 my highest bid is 17,000..can lien holder force me to t...

    Robert’s Answer

    You can elect to keep the car, but the insurance company will deduct the salvage value and pay you the difference. if you fix the car, then it will have a salvage title. So, you have to factor this into the final value of the car after it is repaired. Although, Corvettes are very desirable cars. You might get away with keeping the car.

    You might not want to share the salvage bids you are getting, especially if they are much higher than the insurance company's savage bids. Otherwise, that will effect your net recovery from the insurance company.

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  • How is this my fault

    Friday, 7/17/15, my light turned green and I went. Another driver ran the red light and hit me. His insurance company denied the claim and mine is saying I am 40% at fault because he cleared the 2 lanes next to me. And I should have looked for him...

    Robert’s Answer

    That's the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. But that's the nature of intersection collisions. Do you have witnesses? Were you injured? Was there a police report and does it favor you? It is quite possible that if you hire an attorney, the insurance companies may change their tune....

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  • Should I talk to a Lawyer?

    Hi my name is Pam, I was in SAMs Club yesterday. I was walking slowly pushing a basket. Slowdown to look at a fan that we were thinking about buying. When an employee pushing a flat bed basket came down the isle on the other side. She was going so...

    Robert’s Answer

    I certainly hope you don't have any permanent injury. But you should contact a personal injury attorney in your area ASAP. Sam's Club/Walmart are pretty aggressive when it comes to people making claims against them. So, I would not recommend that you speak with them or give any sort of statement until you talk to a lawyer.

    Call Mr. Welmaker. He is a San Antonio lawyer who responded to your question.Good Luck.

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  • Geico client totalled out my H2 Hummer on the freeway by driving reckless causing me and my wife injuries,how much is it worth?

    Both visit the doctor 4 times, 6 physical therapy visits. Wife had blood in urine, in addition, she seen a urologist ...and an ultra sound test. They offering me $2500 and my wife $5400. We had over $5000 in medical. ..Our insurance paid more of ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Without an attorney, then your case is worth whatever the insurance company says it's worth. That's because you don't have the ability to fight back. It's like "bringing a knife to a gun fight...."

    You probably need to contact a local car accident lawyer and go over all the particulars of your case. Then, you can at least decide what to do from there.

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  • Do I have a case?

    Got into a car accibent in2009 attained a lawyer he won't settle instead all I get is the run around. DONT know what to do. Do I have a case.

    Robert’s Answer

    It sounds like your lawyer may have screwed up and is hiding behind the ball until the statute of limitations runs on a possible legal malpractice suit. Fax a letter to your lawyer requesting an in-person meeting within 10 days. If you get no response, then find another lawyer to investigate the matter.

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  • What does it mean?

    I was in an accident caused by the other driver; he accepted his fault and gave me a recorded statement taht he will pay for the damages to my car. He also contacted his insurance company and accepted the liability BUT I received a letter from his...

    Robert’s Answer

    It sounds like the insurance adjuster sent that letter to the wrong person. That letter looks like it is asking for the other driver to contact his own insurance company in order for the adjuster to complete an investigation of the claim. Just remember, if GEICO calls you asking to get a recorded statement, you are not required to do that. You may discuss the accident with them in order to help with their investigation, but you do not (and should not) give a "recorded" statement.

    If you have an injury from this accident, you need to hire an attorney.

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  • Do i need a accident and injury lawyer

    I was hit from behind at a stop light. By a company van that transports handicap people with wheel chairs. I had to go to the ER for neck pain and back pain.

    Robert’s Answer

    If this van was part of the city transit system, then there are some particular rules that need to be followed at the beginning of your case in order to preserve your rights. If it was a private van, then your claim will probably be against a commercial liability policy. Those adjusters tend to be very defensive since they have a lot to protect.

    Either way, you will need a lawyer.

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  • Can I sue for property damage to my truck after another driver ran a red and t-boned my truck causing severe damage?

    Drove 2/3 thru a solid green and was struck on the passenger side. The other driver claims she had the green. The damage on her front end and the damage to the side of my truck obviously shows she struck me and not the other way around. The police...

    Robert’s Answer

    This is an intersection collision. Invariably, intersection collisions usually have two different versions of the events. You have a couple choices. First, you can go through your insurance if you had collision coverage and let them deal with it. You will have to pay your deductible, but you should get your deductible refunded if your insurance is successful in getting recovery from the other carrier.

    Second, you can go through the other driver's insurance and hope they make a decision in your favor. That is not likely unless there is an eye-witness that supports your story or of the other driver fesses up.

    I suggest the first option....

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