Robert C. Slim’s Answers

Robert C. Slim

Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. What kind of settlement should I expect?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel Knight Dinneen
    2. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Brian Heath Crockett
    5. Samuel Cohen
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    What can you expect to receive? Since you do not have (nor want) an attorney, the answer is simple: You can expect to receive whatever the claims adjuster decides to pay you (if anything). If you don't agree with the offer, there's nothing you can do about it. So, it really doesn't matter what your injuries are worth. Did you know that insurance companies usually have one staff of adjusters for claimants who are represented by attorneys and a different staff for those who are not. Why...

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  2. How do you make a Stowers demand when the other driver has the same insurer as your UIM policy? Request both limits at once?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John Raleigh Hunt
    2. Robert C. Slim
    3. Samuel Cohen
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Christopher Keith Fletcher
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    One thing I've noticed over the past five years or so is the growing number of people who try to represent themselves thinking they can get all the necessary information from the internet. Another thing I have noticed is the growing number of people who come crawling into my office after trying to represent themselves and I have to turn them away because they screwed up their case so much that I cannot fix it. It would be dangerous and irresponsible for any attorney to give you legal advice...

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  3. Hit and run car case ( Need Help )

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert C. Slim
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Michael R Varble, Esq.
    5. Sean Cleary
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    The first thing you should do is seek medical attention if you were injured. The next thing you should do is contact a personal injury attorney in your area who specializes in car accident cases. The police probably made a report. You will need this in order to pursue the proper insurance claims. If the police were able to track down the other driver or the owner of the car, then an insurance claim will be reported on their insurance. Also, the accident should be reported to your insurance...

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  4. My friend and I were in a accident, my car was totaled. We both have broken collar bones, I have a concussion and multi buries.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Robert C. Slim
    2. Brian Heath Crockett
    3. Byron Craig Alfred
    4. Daragh John Carter
    5. Daniel Knight Dinneen
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    Was one of you the driver? If you were both passengers, then it should be alright to have the same lawyer. But a driver and passenger need to be careful. That is because if there is any chance that the other driver will make some claim of fault against your driver, then there develops a conflict of interest. At that point, your lawyer will have to drop both of your cases and you would have to hire new lawyers.

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  5. Is it possible to hire a lawyer to sue an insurance that is neglecting to pay for a rear ended car crash?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert C. Slim
    2. Daniel David Horowitz III
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Jonathan Read Peirce
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    Something doesn't sound right. The other driver should be covered if he was operating the vehicle with the owner's permission (unless he was expressly excluded from the policy). Regardless, I agree with my colleague to go through your insurance company. The other insurance company has no legal duty to treat you fairly in your claim. They don't even have a duty to call you back. My recommendation is that you stop talking to the other insurance company all together. Your insurance...

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  6. Was in a wreck in november drunk driver hit us my lawyer still hasnt set up appt. for us to talk with him or her .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Merry Melinda Fountain
    2. Robert C. Slim
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Paul Hilmon Cannon
    5. John Gus Zgourides
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    You can still make the claim, but it will (at the very least) be delayed until the bankruptcy court decides what to do. There is also a good chance that your claim could be extinguished by the bankruptcy court. Your best bet would be to proceed under your uninsured motorist coverage. At the same time, I would monitor the claim in the bankruptcy court and try to collect again depending on the outcome. But you might have to negotiate with your uninsured motorist carrier in case they want to...

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  7. If I was named in a personal injury suit 4 months ago, yet have not been served, how long do they have to serve me in Texas?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Slim
    2. John Gus Zgourides
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Gregory S. Baumgartner
    5. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
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    The statute of limitations does apply. Even though the suit has to be filed within the applicable time period, service of process may occur afterwards. However, the plaintiff must show continued "due diligence" in securing service or else the statute of limitations may operate as a defense to the suit. Nevertheless, you should consult with an attorney just to make sure you have the proper legal advice. You do present a very interesting set of facts and I would be glad to discuss this matter...

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  8. Im being sued for an auto accident. Should I start protecting my assets?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Shane Michael Boasberg
    2. Robert C. Slim
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Gregory Joseph Kish
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    The injured party is likely just looking for a settlement with your insurance company. Just refer this to your insurance company and they will take it from there. I wrote an article about people in your position. Take a look at it for more information. All I would ask is that you leave me a positive review on my Avvo profile. Thanks. As for your parents, they will have the same protections from the insurance company. Additionally, their liability would require a very high burden of...

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  9. Drunk Driver In Rental Car Crashed Into My Vehicle.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Parker Price Polan
    2. Brian W. Erikson
    3. Seth Clark Harmonson
    4. John Gus Zgourides
    5. Robert C. Slim
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    The common misconception is that the other driver's insurance company has a legal duty to act in your best interest. However, the reality is that the insurance company's legal duty is to defend the other driver against your claim. They have no duty whatsoever to make you an offer of settlement unless they believe it is in their driver's best interest to settle the claim with you. But when you are unrepresented by an attorney, you do not pose any legal threat to them. That is why your claim...

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  10. If a settlement offer was made to the at-fault driver's insurance co and they "do not" settle, Can I take them to court?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    2. Jonathan Read Peirce
    3. Robert C. Slim
    4. Seth Clark Harmonson
    5. Gabriel Dante Mazzitelli
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    It sounds like you are handling the case yourself. However, if you are making a settlement demand of $40K, why would you take them to small claims court? The limit in small claims is $10K. You really need to have and attorney consult with you on your best course of action. I doubt the insurance company is going to take your settlement very seriously since you do not bring any "muscle" to the bargaining table. Take advantage of a free consultation from a local personal injury attorney...

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