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Mitchel S Drantch

Mitchel Drantch’s Answers

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  • Do I need an attorney?

    Two months ago, I was at a complete stop in traffic and another car rear-ended me, driver had and expired DL My car was totaled, $3,500 in damage. I was wearing my seatbelt. Because my neck and back pain I went to the hospital and x ray wer...

    Mitchel’s Answer

    I encourage you to secure counsel. Insurance companies are not in business to take good care of you. Their in business to maximum profit which means paying you as little as possible. In addition to doing whatever possible to pursue your rights legally, an attorney may be able to arrange for you to receive needed medical care on a lien basis which means you would not have to pay out of pocket for care; it would be deducted from the proceeds of your settlement.

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  • How much evidence needed for small claims?

    I was hit by a driver who ran a red light and our brand new car was totaled. He gave us insurance which turned out to have been cancelled months ago. Then he called our insurance and claimed we were at fault, which is blatantly false. We would ...

    Mitchel’s Answer

    The judge serves as the finder of fact in small claims court and the burden of proof in civil matters is "by a preponderance of the evidence" which means it is more likely than not that you have proved your case. Therefore, while other evidence may be helpful, as long as the judge finds you more credible than the other party, they can rule in your favor. You should also be aware of the fact that you may be entitled to uninsured motorist benefits including property damage coverage under your own policy and as such you should open a claim with your own insurance coverage. This might be all you need to do in order to recoup your damages as your insurance company should assist. It would also be wise to contact an attorney especially if your or your wife suffered physical injuries.

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