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  • What exactly do you think will happen?

    I got into a car accident 6 days ago. It was my fault and I explained to the cop what happened and then was put in an ambulance. The cop came to the ambulance asking if I had anything illegal in my car. I answered yes, marijuana. He then told me...

    Philip’s Answer

    There is no one that can answer this question, except the police. Do not contact them. If they want to pursue charges you will find out soon enough. If they do call or show up personally, do not tell them anything until you speak to a criminal defense attorney.

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  • Could this be considered leaving the scene of an accident? Should I expect a fine or summons in the mail?

    A few days ago, at around 9:00 PM, my car went off-road and got stuck in a ditch. My car was not on anyone's personal property and I did not cause damage to any structures (just some minor tire tracks in the grass). This happened about 100ft away ...

    Philip’s Answer

    I would not worry about it. If the cops want to discuss it with you, then they will find you. I would not expect that you will get a ticket in the mail as the police have no way to confirm you were the one driving.

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  • What is the statute of limitations for rear-end collisions in Austin, Texas?

    I was rear-ended by a man driving a rental car without a valid license/insurance in August 2015. He has since ignored every appeal I've made to collect damages and Budget, the company in question, has refused to accept liability. I plan to take th...

    Philip’s Answer

    Negligence actions in general have a 2 year statute of limitations. There are exceptions though...claims against gov't (city, county, state, federal) and for minors. You may be best served contacting a personal injury attorney in Austin and sitting down with him/her to discuss the claim.

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  • Colorado Springs CO. is it worth it to try and file a malpractice suit againt a wound care clinic and a home health company?

    5 years ago my wife who is a paralyzed got a small pressure wound. the local wound clinic after a surgery got her on home health where nurses came out and they used a wound vacuum. they put strips of black foam in the wound and it is supposed to ...

    Philip’s Answer

    You need to use the "find a lawyer" tab on avvo and search for a medical malpractice attorney in Colorado to review your case. Every state has its own malpractice laws and time limits to settle or file suit.

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  • Can I still do any me thing about this.. . Happened Dec 2013 assault by principle...

    call me for details 832-412-5031 Jerry. Thank you

    Philip’s Answer

    Contact an injury attorney in your area immediately. Your claim may only have a 2 year limitation to settle or file a lawsuit. You have not given enough information here for any attorney to give advice. Good luck.

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  • My wife is signing a full and final release for her personal injury. The defendant wants to put my husband name in the check.

    My husband disagree to put his name in the check. The defendant told him if his name will not be in the check, he need to sign the waiver. Which is better his name on the check or he will sign the release. I have no lawyer.

    Philip’s Answer

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    The reason the insurance company is wanting to place your husbands name on it, is that you are married and the medical bills incurred by your wife may be community debts. Therefore, they want to get a full release from both so that your husband could not come back and sue the defendant for his portion of the community debt (so to speak). As long as your husband was not in the wreck (or at least no injuries or damages) and he is sure he does not want to pursue a loss of consortium claim, then there is no harm in having your husbands name on the check. If there is ANY chance your husband has damages (including injury, wage claim, consortium claim) then I would make sure and get a WRITTEN agreement with the insurance company that his name on the wife settlement check is NOT a release for any claims for his personal injuries or other damages and that by endorsing the check there is no waiver of any claims of the husband except for the community debt of the medical bills incurred by (wife). Good luck

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  • I have been having a tooth problem because of dental practices, I had to go somewhere else to finish it, but still having issues

    there is an ongoing long term issue with my tooth, I am trying to find out what I can do since its really not fixed.

    Philip’s Answer

    Nothing legally you can do about. I would suggest you find a specialist in the type of problem you are having and get it checked out.

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  • Do i need lawyer?

    Husband was in a car accident back in Sept its unsure who was the driver both people in our truck got sent to the hospital from the scene spent a week in hospital after being discharged husband came home to recover. This week we recieve acitation ...

    Philip’s Answer

    The facts are a little unclear....but as I understand them, your husband would be best served by talking to a criminal attorney. If he was not the driver, then you also need to talk to a personal injury attorney in Lubbock who can investigate the wreck. Have you seen the accident report? If not, get a copy from the local police department (if in town) or the sherriff or DPS office (if it was outside city limits).

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  • Injury claim or attorney couple of months after accident?

    I was in an accident about 2 months ago and at the time mentioned to the adjusted I had some pain. The other driver was at fault so the insurance company paid the property claim. Later on the injury adjuster asked me if I was going to file an inju...

    Philip’s Answer

    I would get an attorney at this point. You still have your injury claim even though at the time you told the insurance company you were not pursuing an injury claim.

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  • Can a hospital be sued for dangerous care given and for false documentation. pt discharged early in fear he would die in icu

    admitted with dx of resp failure, chf. nurses failing to respond to alarms showing pt oxygen saturation levels dangerously low, staff not being able to be found in icu....NO ONE THERE never administering tube feeding to pt, pt not being given ...

    Philip’s Answer

    There seems to be lots of pieces to what went on. I would suggest you contact a med mal attorney in San Antonio and speak with them about the events. May also want to request the medical records from the hospital and let the attorney review those.

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