As long as you cooperate the insurance company should be obligated to defend you in a negligence suit filed because of a automobile accident. I suggest you talk to the attorney that they have retained to represent you. And if they do decide not to defend you then you should contact an attorney regarding the actual coverage provided by the insurance company.
If you filed on your own insurance and it paid for the property damage then your insurance company may or may not go to the at fault insurance company for payment. The insurance companies have agreements with each to work out these disputes. Since the property has been satisfied by your company the at fault company will have no responsibility to you for the property damage. This does not however, eliminate your option to seek other damages such as for injuries. And it should not interfere...
I wouldn't worry just yet. Just keep an open line of communication with your attorney. It the settlement agreement requires payment within 15 days then talk to your attorney after that date has expired. If not then sometimes it takes a little time to get the documents and the checks together.
Yes, absolutely. There are several factors that need to be considered immediately. You need to preserve evidence and possible get an accident reconstruction. Insurance companies do not like cases with drinking involved. An attorneys help will maximize any value that you may have.
Slip n Fall cases in Texas are extremely difficult cases to handle. Add in the fact that your situation involves Walmart, basically an 800 pound gorilla, and its even more difficult. You need to contact an attorney immediately that has experience going after Walmart. There may be video of the accident and it might disappear if you don't act quickly. My partner has had a lot of success suing Walmart for damages such as yours. We would be happy to have a free consultation with you at your...
The answer is most likely. You have to review all safety equipment on site. State, city and local statutes and ordinances for violations. And many other variables. They are complex cases but can be successful. I have recently tried and settled a similar case in Houston for a apartment complex drowning. The city inspections and code violations help with that case. You should contact a personal injury attorney who have experience with these types of cases.
Obviously every case is unique. Damages in every case are also unique. They depend on medical billings, lost wages, other out of pocket expenses and also non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, etc. You should have a personal injury attorney evaluate your case. Do not visit with the insurance company without having done so first and certainly prior to signing anything from the insurance company.
You should call the police if you have not done so already and report him. Hopefully you got the USDOT number or can get them and the license plate numbers. Truck drivers are trained to not give too much information but the fact that he will not even provide insurance information should be a major red flag. Contact a personal injury attorney who might can help you with the investigation.
You can hire an attorney at any point prior to signing a release in exchange for a settlement. Be advised that insurance companies are not your friends and are out for their best interest not yours. Your decision to not hire an attorney may have already damaged the value of your case and also may have rendered your case undesirable to most attorneys. I suggest you seek a free consultation immediately with a personal injury attorney.
If you were injured then you should seek medical care. Its up to you whether to use your health insurance, those medical bills and records will be the basis for the evidence in a claim for damages related to the injuries. You should contact an attorney in order to maximize your recover in any event. Remember insurance companies are not your friends. They are out to maximize profits and that happens by not paying value on claims such as yours. I recommend that you seek the advice of an...