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Robert Smead Hogan

Lubbock Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. I'm a pro se plaintiff in a wrongful death suit, the case is open and shut, because the hospital was extremely negligent.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Wendy Marie Schenk
    2. Miguel Amador
    3. Maryam Parman
    4. Joseph John Bernardo
    5. Paul J Molinaro
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    In answer to your question, yes, most attorneys do prefer to take cases all or nothing. That is because there are many potential pitfalls, land mines, and obstacles to recovery in any case. It is very difficult to handle a case "piecemeal," and there are really no benefits to the attorney or client from doing it this way. Even if you were to find a counsel to agree to such a limited representation, what happens when that attorney discovers a very big legal mistake that you have made (or are...

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  2. "At-Fault" driver's insurance pays a 1 time settlement & is requesting the Dr's notes to review. Is it okay to provide them?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. John Raleigh Hunt
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Jennifer H. Seate
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Daragh John Carter
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    Other people have given you some very good advice, but they really did not answer the question you *asked*. If you are going to hire an attorney before you settle, there is no reason to send them the records now, particularly if you are still treating. One problem with sending them partials now is that the information may change during the course of your treatment, or, at best, you will have to go all over getting the records again when you complete treatment, incurring additional time and...

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  3. My personal injury case has been settled. I need an attorney to witness me signing the settlement memorandum and release.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Smead Hogan
    2. Marc Christopher Lenahan
    3. Hee Joong Kim
    4. Forrest Nolan Welmaker Jr.
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    While it may be true that you only *need* a notary, as the previous poster said, your signing of the settlement memorandum and release represents the last opportunity for you to get legal advice to make sure that you understand your rights and are being treated fairly, and that you understand the consequences of entering into a settlement. You should contact a personal injury attorney to review the terms of the settlement and the settlement documents with you. Even in the terms of a release,...

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  4. How do I respond to a low offer? And also can I ask the adjuster the limit of the insurance of the person who hit me?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Robert Smead Hogan
    4. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    5. Neil P. Flynn
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    Most people don't realize that the insurance company of the person who hit you has NO obligation or loyalty to treat you fairly, honestly, or ethically. If they can get your signature on a release by deceit and trickery, they can, and will, do so. The current social attitudes toward tort reform and "insurance fraud" promote and encourage this, and result in honest people with real injuries being made to feel like criminals. Please hire an attorney before you are cheated by the insurance company.

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  5. I bought underwear from Kmart and I want to know if I can get a ciivl case agents them

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Smead Hogan
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Charles B. Upton II
    5. Andrew M. Leone
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    While you *might* have a claim against Kmart (or against the company that made or sold the product), it would be really tough to establish much in the way of damages, beyond the price of the product. I do not think that this is a claim for the courts. Instead, this is a circumstance where your very best recourse is to go back to the store, talk to the store management, and exchange the product for a non-defective package or get a refund. I certainly understand the "gross factor," but cases...

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  6. I got into an accident driving someone else's car.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Smead Hogan
    2. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    3. Adam Kielich
    4. Gregory S. Baumgartner
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    If you have liability insurance on your vehicle, that insurance should cover you, since the vehicle you were driving was a "temporary replacement vehicle," which is supposed to be covered in Texas. You should make sure that your insurance company understands that your vehicle is disabled, and you were provided this one to drive as a substitute. Take a copy of your insurance card to the court that is handling your citation, and request that they dismiss the citation, since you DID carry...

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  7. Can a wrongful death lawsiut be filed for my wife's suicide?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Smead Hogan
    2. Randall Richard Sevenish
    3. Charles B. Upton II
    4. James Otto Heiting
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your family's tragic loss. Suicide is a desperate act committed out of pain and anger that leaves much hurting in its wake. It sounds as if your daughter is already aware of what happened. Most likely, everyone involved will suffer far more punishment than the legal system could hand out. Although I am not experienced in DC law, generally speaking, wrongful death cases balance the fault of the person who died against the fault of others. In the...

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  8. How do I know which one of 2 highly recommended lawyers to choose?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Lewis Wood
    2. Robert Smead Hogan
    3. Shahed Sean Chalaki
    4. Henry L. Moore
    5. John Gus Zgourides
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    I would also suggest that you consider the length of time each has been practicing personal injury law, and whether they are board certified in personal injury trial law. These are good indicators of the experience level of the attorney. Also check on Avvo, and on the state bar website (www.texasbar.com) to see whether the attorney has any disciplinary history reported. Certain things such as flashy advertising and past verdicts that are advertised are not really good indicators to look at,...

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  9. Statute of Limitations approaching - what are my options?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vuk Vujasinovic
    2. Parker Price Polan
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Robert Smead Hogan
    5. Scott Douglas Camassar
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    Aside from the good answers that others have given, many attorneys (particularly larger firms) have policies against accepting cases that are within a few weeks of the statute, because those cases must be immediately placed at the front of the line before other cases. It is comparable to an Emergency Room case in the field of medicine. You need help IMMEDIATELY!. Lawyers offices, like other professionals, have certain internal time tracks for their cases, and the upcoming statute of...

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  10. Car accident situation, do I need a lawyer?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    2. Robert Smead Hogan
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Yes. You should definitely consult a local lawyer.

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