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  • I received a phone call from a Personal Injury Attorney. Should I return the call, or should I seek professional help first?

    I believe that the phone call is related to an auto accident that occurred a couple years ago. I believe that one of the involved parties seeks to cover costs that were not covered by the insurance.

    Gregory’s Answer

    Contact your insurance company and let them contact the attorney in question.

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  • What are my options?

    A woman has hit the back right passenger side of my car. For the longest time no one, including her insurance, could get a hold of her. Now she is saying it is my fault. I hired a lawyer and three weeks later both her and her insurance are saying ...

    Gregory’s Answer

    The person to answer this question is the attorney you hired. Call him or her for your answer.

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  • Car accident..can I be forced to total my car and loose it??

    Insurance adjuster wants to total my corvette, pay it off, and take the corvette leaving me with nothing...now..I got three estiments below 17,000 to repair car...blue book value is 25,000...way below book to repair..can I be forced to go along wi...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Usually, you can elect to keep the salvage (the wrecked vehicle) and not transfer the title to the insurer. In that case, the insurer pays the loss less the salvage part of the claim. If you are dealing with another persons insurer and not getting the respect and consideration you want, consider going through your own insurance company and letting them get their money back from the other carrier.

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  • Will new insurance cover my previous car accident

    I was in a minor car accident and did not have insurance if I go to court and show proof of insurance will the insurance I recently got still cover the expenses from that car accident

    Gregory’s Answer

    Sorry it does not work that way. If it did, no one would buy insurance until the day after they had a wreck.

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  • Can a pet owner sue for mental pain and anguish regarding the loss of a pet dog due to landlord negligence?

    fell from 3rd floor window after rotted screen gave way

    Gregory’s Answer

    Not in Texas. Unfortunately the courts have spoken and the loss of a pet will not support mental anguish. As a dog lover, I hate the status of the law in Texas regarding pets.

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  • Car accident hit from behind, do I need a lawyer?

    Damage to trunk and bumper, also need to see chiropractor

    Gregory’s Answer

    If your injuries are serious you definitely need to consult with an attorney. If they are minor you may or may not need help. Generally, insurance companies do not treat victims without an attorney the same as those with one.
    If you hire an attorney do your home work before you sign the papers.

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  • I stepped in a hole on our HOA property twisted my ankle and jarring my back pretty bad. I'm in a lot of pain.

    My wife is taking me to the ER right after I send this question. Is the HOA responsible for my injury?

    Gregory’s Answer

    Possibly and as others have said you should take photos of the place and seek out an attorney. However, these types of cases are difficult and many leading law firms will not handle them. Be prepared to make several calls to find an attorney.

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  • Do I need a lawyer?

    I was working for an Ems company and i got hit by a car while there was a patient on board. The company had insurance and i was covered under it, now a processor is trying to serve me with paperwork and says he is severing my partner at the time, ...

    Gregory’s Answer

    The insurance company for your employer will most likely handle the case for you are get you an attorney at no expense. Contact that insurance company ASAP and let them know the situation.

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  • Help needed.What are my rights if the dealership who sold me something were negligent and that affected my warranty claim?

    Bought a new 2013 BMW Jan-2013. 17000mls after that (Dec-2014) I've bought a brand new set of tires (same dealership). In Mar-2015 I've done a maintenance review (same dealership) and they gave me an OK. In Jun-2015 (less than 5000mls after) I pai...

    Gregory’s Answer

    This is not a personal injury matter. You may want to go talk with the manager at the dealership and explain the situation. Also it would be wise to read the warranty on the tires to see what is covered and what is not. That is the only way you will know if a nail in a tire is part of the warranty or not for the tire with a nail in it. Good luck.

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  • Can I sue an insurance company for credit damages on unpaid medical bills?

    I was hit head on in 2012 and my vehicle was totaled. The other party was at fault and their insurance was suppose to take care of medical bills that were forwarded to them from the hospital and myself. I recently got a notice from a collection co...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Hopefully you documented your settlement with the insurance company. If it were me, I would be on the phone with the adjuster getting answers.

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