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Philip Bradley Altman

Wichita Falls Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Do I have any other options?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Philip Bradley Altman
    2. Gregory S. Baumgartner
    3. Jon Friedman
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You are in a tough position. Normally, insurance carriers will total vehicles if the repair damages are in the 75-80% of the acv of the vehicle. (note: acv=actual cash value at time of collision). If your damages do not get to that point, then the insurers will elect to repair the vehicle. You also have a diminished value claim as well that if argued may make the carriers re-evaluate the claim and possibly just total the vehicle. The best thing is go meet with a personal injury attorney and the...

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  2. What is the highes % can a lawyer take out of a wrongful death suit 600.000 6 individual get 25.000 baby girl get 75.000 fair

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Dominic Michael Vincent Braus
    2. Philip Bradley Altman
    3. Sean Joseph Green
    4. Dwaine Morris Massey
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    There is no way to answer this question with the limited facts you are giving us. While attorney fees may be a percentage, there may be numerous other fees that are incurred in a case depending on the complexity of the case. At settlement time, your attorney should provide you a breakdown showing where the money from the resolution went. You should feel free to discuss the issue with your attorney.

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  3. Should I continue with my personal injury case after my current attorney drops case?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Philip Bradley Altman
    2. Dwaine Morris Massey
    3. Jennifer Falk Kashar
    4. Bruce Ward Bain
    5. Robert Jay Binstock
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    I would immediately contact another attorney. Your odds of finding someone who will take your case this close to the statute may be slim to none. If you don't try, you may never forgive yourself. Once it times out (statute runs) your claim is forever gone. Also, just food for thought, I personally think it is horrible that the attorney let you go that close to the statute.

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  4. I need help on what i should do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Philip Bradley Altman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I see that you are in Texas. If the wreck happened in Texas, then the minimum limits the other driver carries would be $30,000/60,000 policy. I am unclear from your post whether it was the driver of the vehicle you were in fault, or another vehicle. However, the most ONE individual (other than the driver of whichever car is at fault.. who cannot recover) can receive is $30,000. The most that ALL non fault claimants can get ALTOGETHER is $60,000. If the car you were riding in was not at fault...

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  5. Being sued after car accident

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Daragh John Carter
    2. Sean Joseph Green
    3. Philip Bradley Altman
    4. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Let your insurance company handle it. Honestly, your insurance company may have lowballed a settlement offer to them and they were left with no choice but to file suit. They have to name you (not your insurance company). Sadly, nowadays, insurance companies do not care about their insured's and whether or not they get sued. They just make lowball offers and hope the claimants go away. I would tell the truth (admit it was your fault ..if that was the case) and encourage your insurance company to...

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  6. I was in a hit and run, now police are calling...

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Robert Flanagan White
    2. Philip Bradley Altman
    3. Dwaine Morris Massey
    4. Andrew Y. Kim
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    Yes you should at least speak to one. Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime. You have a story to tell, but you best tell it through a criminal attorney or at least get the advice of one before speaking with the police.

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  7. Car accident, attorney + medical fees leaving me with 7 percent of total settlement amount. Is this fair?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    2. Daniel David Horowitz III
    3. Josh P Tolin
    4. Philip Bradley Altman
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    Before you sign the settlement statement with the attorney, demand that atty sit down with you and explain why he/she refuses to negotiate with the medical providers on their bill. If he/she refuses then you may have to take it upon yourself to negotiate with your providers for a reduction. Instruct your attorney not release any funds from the settlement until you have done this. Then.....make a mental note, to never use or recommend that attorney again.

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  8. Settlement for a Minor in Texas

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Philip Bradley Altman
    2. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    3. Marc Edward Stewart
    4. Reshard Juquin Alexander
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    I disagree to an extent with Mr. Stewart. There should be a Guardian or Attorney ad litem appointed to represent the interest of your son (since the law, in this situation, assumes your interests may be adverse to your minor sons). If the ad litem feels that some money needs to be released, upon court approval, for your son's best interest then some amount of money can be given to the parents for the benefit of the child at time of settlement. This reasoning must be accepted by, not only the ad...

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  9. If my lawyer has not received my settlement check and I want change my mind and file a continuance, may I do that?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    2. Kenneth Bruce Fenelon
    3. Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt
    4. Philip Bradley Altman
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    By mentioning continuance, it appears that your case was already in litigation. If so, your attorney and the insurance attorney may have already signed a settlement agreement which may have also already been filed with the Court. If that is the case, you will not be able to set it aside unless you can show Fraud (which is improbable absent smoking gun type evidence). Of course, sit down with your attorney and talk to him about it. That is why you hired him/her.

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  10. Which state can I file a civil case against my sister's husband for her death. I live in Tx, the husband in Fla. Sister died oh.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Philip Bradley Altman
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Thomas John Baker
    4. James Otto Heiting
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    Find and speak with an attorney in Ohio. This is something that you (or the attorney) will need to convince the police department in her town to investigate. You and the attorney could also hire a private investigator, but that will be costly. I would develop all the facts you can (timeline, sisters medical history, husbands after death actions, etc...) and ask to sit down with an investigator in the Ohio town where she passed away to discuss the circumstances.

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