Thomas J. Turner’s Answers

Thomas J. Turner

Lubbock Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. I have minor children, how does my children benefit from my personal injury case now that I am disabled.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas J. Turner
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    YOur children have a claim for loss of income and support, since you cannot provide for them anymore. They also have a claim for loss of consortium--that is the legal term for their loss for all the ordinary things parents do, such as playi9ng with children and oterhwise interacting with them. Yo should consult with a personal injury attorney in your area immediately.

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  2. I was hit by a truck who lost control due to it getting rear ended. The car who caused it fled the scene. What can I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
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    Hopefully you have uninsured motorist coverage for your own vehicle. That kind of coverage will step in and protect you from hit and run driers as in this case.

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  3. Do I have a med malpractice case? Failed shoulder surgery & improper diagnoses leads to irreparable damage and surgical repair

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas J. Turner
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Don Karotkin
    4. George Costas Andriotis
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    This is a very painful injury and a very painful surgery even under the best of conditions. The failure rate is high. The follow up care, or lack of it, may be where your claim would be. Contact a llawyer in your area who does medical malpractice work

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  4. Can I get down- time compensation from another driver that wrecked my vehicle?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Kevin Coluccio
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    Yes, you can make a claim for your loss of income incurred while you were waiting for your truck to be repaired. You can use historical data such as tax returns, dispatch records, and records of the companies you contract for hauling. A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you with the best way to present your data, and will probably do the work on a contingent fee.

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  5. Can anyone PLEASE recommend a legal malpractice attorney in Michigan who would at least listen to my claim?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Josh P Tolin
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Thomas J. Turner
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    The MIchigan Bar Association may have an attorney referral service. I suggest you check there, or search AVVO for a family law attorney in your area to speak with about your issues

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  6. Can I sue my Doc for clearing me to return to physical activity before my injury was fully healed resulting in 2 more surgeries?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas J. Turner
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Kevin Coluccio
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    This is a judgment call, and a hard case. The only way to get a clear answer to whether you have a viable claim is to obtain all your records, including all imaging studies. A personal injury attorney can do this for you, and can have the records reveiwed for you.

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  7. What legal recourse is available for a botched surgery resulting in the death of a family member?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Yes, you do have recourse. Although injury to the intestine is a known risk of this surgery, the numbr of times you mention is questionable. Furthermore, even if the number of times the surgeon nicked the intestine is acceptable (which I doubt), often in these cases the fault lies in the failure of the surgeon to properly manage these injuries after surgery. YOu should consult a lawyer in Wisconsin immediately to avoid letting the time in which to file a lawsuit pass. If you do not know a...

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  8. Am receiving social security disability for my back. Can I sue for another back injury?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Yes, you can, but the case is going to be very difficult. The insurance company will claim that the pre-existing condition is the culprit, and you should tell your doctor that the symptoms you have are completely diffenent from the injury which disabled you. Even with good documenttation ftom your doctor, this will be a tough sell, and you will need an experienced attorney to help you.

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  9. A truck ran me off the road made me hit a other car and i have 4 withness 2 were rideing in my car and 2 that i hit . what to do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas J. Turner
    2. Lannie Todd Kelly
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    Your question does not indicate whether you obtained a copy of the police report. If you didn't, the reports are public records, and you can get one from the police department for a nominal fee. The report should have the truck driver's name and address, and the name and address of the owner of the truck. I hope you got the name and contact information of all of the witnesses, because sometimes the investigating officer will not write them down. Your qestion did not indicate whether you...

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  10. Can i sue a school district if a teacher purposely injured my son?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Thomas J. Turner
    3. Christopher William Bennett
    4. Jason Todd Studinski
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    You have not provided enough information for me to fully answer, but if the teacher intentionally injured the child, the teacher could be personally liable. If the teacher had previously intentionally injured other students, perhaps the school district could be liable for keeping the teacher employed after a demonstrated propensity to intentionally injure students. As a general rule, though, school disgtricts in most states are immune from injury lawsuits in most cases. That may not be fair,...

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