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Gilbert Timbrell Adams III

Gilbert Adams’s Answers

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  • My accident claim is $30000 as by my lawyer for an accident . no fault of my own.is this the best deal considering body injury

    was involved in a car wreck as a passenger ,my friend was driving,have had no income as am on a b2 visa. its been 4 months now and I got an orthodontist surgery coming up and ongoing therapy ,the medical bills are straining me ..ive extended my ...

    Gilbert’s Answer

    You should ask your attorney WHY he says your "accident claim is $30,000.00." Given that Texas requires as a minimum, insurance policy limits of $30,000 per person (or $60,000 per accident), this is all the insurance that is available. Your attorney should also inquire whether or not the defendant has ability to respond in damages over and above the insurance policy limits.

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  • A car backed up into the front of my car. Contacted their insurance company, but they denied the claim. What should I do?

    After the investigation: First, the adjuster told me the insurance policy owner did not admit involving the accident. - I sent him photos of both cars that I took at the scene of the accident for evidence. Second, the adjuster...

    Gilbert’s Answer

    I believe you should without further delay report the collision to the police. Without a police report, you are unlikely to find any insurance company very responsive to the claim. For this reason, you should consult an attorney.

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  • My wife had what I consider to be a fender bender accident in texas, now the other party is suing her for between 200k and 1mil.

    My wife was at a stop light with about 5 cars in front of her. The light turned green and everyone accelerated, then one of the cars hit their brakes causing everyone else to brake. My wife was traveling between 5 and 10 mph when she hit the car i...

    Gilbert’s Answer

    From your question, it sounds as if you were properly insured on the date of the collision. The insurance company owes your wife a duty to provide a legal defense and upon receipt of a proper Stowers demand, a duty to settle within the policy limits if presented the opportunity. If the injuries/damages are higher than the policy limits purchased by you, I strongly suggest you engage counsel to ensure the insurance carrier is properly protecting your interests.

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  • I am being seen for a trip and fall accident at a dept. store. My ins. is paying claims. The dept. store will pay at end of

    treatment. Do i notify my ins. now or at the end of treatment? It will have to be paid back. What should I do? They are also paying at a discount rate with this Dr.

    Gilbert’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers insofar as the likliohoo of the Dept Store paying "at the end of treatment." Further, the more severity of your injury, the less likely the Dept. Store will pay your medical bills. You do not want the Dept Store dictating the quality or quantity of your medical care.

    I agree you should consult with an attorney to determine whether or not a premises liability claim can be successfully made. This will depend largely on available evidence for whether you can prove the dangerous condition causing the fall was known to exist by the Dept Store or alternatively, whether the Dept. Store should have known. Obviously, the Dept. Store will not admit this.

    Best advice is to hire a lawyer who can litigate this claim in Montgomery County, Texas. I can provide you names of persons you might wish to speak with. Good luck.

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  • Can judgement be passed in truck accident case without court apperearnce

    i got summoned and was asked to answer with in 20 day which i did but after 20 days i got another packet with judgement letter in it but its not signed by judge yet

    Gilbert’s Answer

    The document or as you refer "judgment letter" which you say is not yet signed by the judge is most likely a form that the opposing party wants the judge to sign. in any event, you should retain counsel who is licensed to practice law in KY. Good luck.

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  • Rear ended in Texas, my Honda Odyssey totaled, wife and all 4 of my children were in the mini van. Should we hire a lawyer?

    We were rear ended while waiting at a stop light by a fully insured guy with USAA insurance (same insurance that we have) who was driving a large Range Rover. We were sitting at a stop light when he hit us while speeding. Police report is very cle...

    Gilbert’s Answer

    Most lawyers specialized in the field of personal injury will be glad to provide you with initial consultation free of charge. One of the major problems with "chancing it" by not hiring a lawyer is that one or more of you are injured more than initially thought. I have field dozens and dozens of calls from potential clients who found themselves in this position, yet they had done already done damage to their case by not initially consulting a lawyer. Without a doubt, you should consult a lawyer, and one who's practice primarily involves personal injuries.

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  • What are the consequences for retracting a witness statement?

    Regarding a domestic abuse situation, a family member broke my brother's shoulder, spit on me and threatened the rest of my family. I walked by him and soon after felt very sharp pains in my stomach. I thought he had hit me and I just didn't notic...

    Gilbert’s Answer

    I think it is imperative that you not delay until the time of the underlying trial. I think I would go back to the DA and them them for their assurances; however, you wish to do more just to make sure everyone knows your position clearly. Ask the DA if you could write a letter to the DA for their file and ask them exactly what to say. That way your letter would have to go to the defendant. Remember though that you might have to answer some tough questions if you are subpoenaed to testify as to why your statement changed. Those are my thoughts. If are extremely concerned, you might hire a criminal attorney in your jurisdiction to confirm the DA's statement "not to worry about it."

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  • I have 6 unpaid tickets, which totals up to 1650...My question is how much jail time would that be ?

    speeding tickets

    Gilbert’s Answer

    Short answer - it varies by jurisdiction. You will need to speak with jail officials in Nueces County. Good luck.

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  • I just turn 17 an I stay in pasadena tx can I move out?

    I just don't want to live under my parents roof.Mother always has sum to tell me when I don't do what she tells me.she also always thinking bad about me she don't trust me with nothing not even that I do really whant finish highschool.Because of ...

    Gilbert’s Answer

    I agree with the comments regarding law provided by Ms. Foley. Additionally, because you are not yet 18, you will not be able to enter into legally binding contracts which will impede your ability to manage your affairs. Complete high school. Understand that no mom - including yours - is perfect. Finally, you should seek some professional help about your stated low self-esteem. Good luck.

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  • I have received a large area with 2nd degree burns. Am I entitled to receive compensation for pain? Scarring?

    Basically the lid was not supposed to open if pressure remained in the unit. The pressure indicator was down and the lid easily opened but food exploded over the top and burned a large area on my abdomen and hand and forearm. I have contacted Cuis...

    Gilbert’s Answer

    I agree with the comments of Mr. Cook - liability for such injuries and damages will be very complicated - much too complicated for a non-attorney to handle. A couple of other pointers....do not give a statement to the manufacturer until such time as you have engaged counsel to represent you. Also, you must preserve the defectively designed, marketed and/or manufactured product. I can vouch for Bexar County attorneys Frank Herrera and his son Jorge. Good luck.

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