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William K. Berenson

Fort Worth Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. If my car accident case was denied based on conflicting stories and no independent witnesses, should I suffer the loss of the cs

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. James Michael Snyder
    2. Jon Friedman
    3. Tara Candela RN
    4. John M. DeProspo
    5. William K. Berenson
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    I agree with the other attorneys on this forum that an insurance company denial is not unusual and is not the end of the road. Consult with a personal injury lawyer who can present your side of the story and protect your rights. Sounds like the police report supports your claim, so you may have a strong case. Also, I hope you are getting the medical care you need for your fractured hand. I wish you a speedy recovery and best of luck with your case.

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  2. Claims adjuster stalling property damage portion of accident claim...I only have liability coverage and am a minor!

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. William K. Berenson
    2. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    3. Gregory S. Baumgartner
    4. Bruce Ward Bain
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The insurance company has a duty to conduct a timely investigation and make a timely decision regarding your claim. Failure to do so is considered bad faith under Texas laws. A qualified personal injury lawyer can assist you in establishing a bad faith claim. In addition, your lawyer can investigate who was liable for your accident. Sounds like the motorist acted negligently and you may have a valid claim to recover under her or his insurance policy. You may be entitled to compensation based...

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  3. Am i n trouble

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Dwaine Morris Massey
    2. William K. Berenson
    3. Bruce Ward Bain
    4. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    There are two separate issues here — one personal injury and the other criminal justice. Regarding your personal injury claim, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault parties’ insurance companies. Not having insurance complicates your claim, so I suggest you contact a personal injury lawyer right away. You also say there were 10 witnesses to the accident. Hopefully, you obtained their statements or at least their contact information. And hopefully, you also have a police...

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  4. Are you at fault if you are rear-ended with a suspended license?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Irving Shiner
    2. William K. Berenson
    3. Scott J. Corwin
    4. Michael Brevda
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    No, you are not at fault. I just represented a client several hours ago in a similar situation where this young man (age 17) never had had a driver's license and another car ran a light and caused a collision. The adjuster tried to argue that point and I told him I would keep that out of evidence in court. He then made a settlement offer on the case. But yes, you should seek medical treatment if you are injured and consult with an attorney.

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  5. Being sued for being t-boned?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. William K. Berenson
    2. Dwaine Morris Massey
    3. Robert C. Slim
    4. Coby L. Wooten
    5. Robin Hanasab
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    From the facts you give here, it sounds like the other driver may have been at fault for your accident. Do not respond to the insurance company until you have spoken to a lawyer. I wish you luck with your injury case and a speedy recovery.

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  6. My friend's car was rear-ended while stalled in the right lane on a highway. Both drivers expired insurance. Should she sue?

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    2. Andrew Pappas
    3. William K. Berenson
    4. Thomas John Baker
    5. Daragh John Carter
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    I suggest discussing your claim with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Typically, the first consultation is free and most PI lawyers take cases on contingency, meaning they only get paid for their time if they recover compensation for the victim, and this is often based on a percentage of what they recover. Good luck!

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  7. A week and a half go I was hit by a tractor trailer truck. Accident report states my fault. He is from another country.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    2. James Kyle Califf
    3. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    4. Ian Zimmerman
    5. Glen Edward Ashman
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    I suggest you speak to a personal injury lawyer about your case. Most PI lawyers offer a free case evaluation so there is no risk to you in letting a trained eye assess your claim. From what you wrote, sounds like you do not have a good case, but there may be something in the reports a lawyer notices that you do not. I wish you a full recovery and much luck with your legal case.

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  8. Would someone car insurance be liable for the driver hitting a pedestrian crossing the street?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Matthew R. Newborn
    3. William K. Berenson
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. John M. DeProspo
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    From what you wrote here, it appears to be a traffic accident that would be covered by auto insurance. Are you sure you understood what your attorney told you was the reason the driver's insurance would not cover you? I suggest asking your attorney for clarification of her or his explanation. Good luck with your case!

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  9. In an accident, other person at fault, can and should I sue? My back is stiff and car has now lost value due to accident?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. William K. Berenson
    4. Jeffrey B Henry
    5. Daniel Joseph Miller
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    Yes, you can sue if the other person is at fault and the insurance company is low-balling your settlement offer. You are also correct to be concerned about the decreased value in your vehicle caused by accident damage and airbag deployment. The decreased resale value should be one consideration in how much your claim is worth. I hope you have already sought medical care for your back. If not, you should visit a doctor as soon as practicable. You can thus receive the medical treatment you...

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  10. What to do about a hit and run driver? After I find him..

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Robert Werner von Dohlen
    2. Dwaine Morris Massey
    3. Robert Jay Binstock
    4. William K. Berenson
    5. John M. DeProspo
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    I agree with my colleagues that you should file a claim with the other driver's insurance company. Keep detailed records of mechanics repairs, expenses and medical bills, as well as any evidence you collected from the scene of the accident, in case you have to file a lawsuit. His insurance should cover you. If the company denies your claim, you should definitely consult with a lawyer. I know you don't care much about the criminal matter, but if he is charged with leaving the scene of an...

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