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John P Ager

John Ager’s Answers

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  • I live in Arizona and received an extra check in the mail from an auto insurance company, what do I do?

    I was recently paid out of pocket fees for an accident I was in about a year ago. The insurance company said that paying me these out of pocket fees was the last step in closing out this claim. After signing a disclosure stating that by signing it...

    John’s Answer

    Call the insurance company and ask what the second check is for. If it was a mistake, you have done the right thing. If it is an unexpected windfall, congratulations.

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  • Diabetic sepsis malpractice?

    So my boyfriend went to the er because the bottom of his right toe was cut and they told him to clean it every now and then we did that and noticed it looked worse went back same thing we begged them to do tests on his foot and they denied us they...

    John’s Answer

    In order to know whether there has been negligence it will be necessary for an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to review the records. I suggest you contact somebody who has experience in this area for what should be a free consultation.

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  • Without knowing whether or not the owner of the car is covered by State Farm how can I proceed with hiring an attorney?

    It's been six months since I was seriously injured from a car accident. My medical bills exceeded the at-fault driver's policy limit, therefore I was offered the policy limit from his insurer. I am still treating and through the at-fault driver's ...

    John’s Answer

    Mr. Allen is correct. Additionally, the carrier has an obligation to fairly adjust the claim. It can't simply ignore you. It may be that there is no additional coverage or that it is failing to meet its legal obligations to you. There are many tactics a lawyer can use that will generate a meaningful response.

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  • Do I have a chance of receiving the 100,000.00 life insurance policy now that my Mom has died? Johns Manville says "NO".

    I need top of the line attorney for this issue

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Troncellito. It depends on what the policy says and who the beneficiary is. Most lawyers practicing personal injury law can advise you about these issues.

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  • Do liens benefit my attorney more than it benefits me?

    My own medical insurance covers chiropractor treatment and I only have to pay a $10 co pay, however my paralegal wanted me to go on a lien with her own preferable chiropractor which I believe will cost me way more at the end. I feel I made a mista...

    John’s Answer

    If your paralegal knew you had health insurance, there is no good reason I can think of to send you to a provider on a lien. I would be extremely skeptical of the motivation behind that advice.

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  • What type of lawyer do I need

    my mom went in for hip surgery and the doctors flip the nerve now she is going to be in a wheelchair the rest of her life what can we do

    John’s Answer

    You should consult with a medical malpractice lawyer in your area. AVVO can guide to someone like me who does this type of work.

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  • Can I get a new lawyer even though my case is nearing mediation?

    I am a client of a personal injury lawyer. The law firm that I have been working with, that provided my lawyer has not been taking my case too seriously even though their evaluation and the insurance company's evaluation of my case are in the hig...

    John’s Answer

    Mr. Friedman gives good advice. There are plenty of good lawyers in your area who would be willing to help you out.

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  • Do I have a case?

    Daughter was admitted to hospital on 1/29/15 for emergency appendectomy. Released on 1/31/15...she woke me in the middle of the night on 2/4/15 complaining of sharp abdominal pains and was vomiting. I called the surgeons office and informed them o...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Schoen. Contact an experienced medical negligence lawyer, who will be better able to assess the claim after looking at the medical records.

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  • How much will I be paid for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident?

    i live in saskatchewan Canada not Pheonix Arizona I just had to say that to post this.I'm just looking for a ball park estimate. I have 5 scars on my right knee the size of a toonie and one the size of a dime and I tore a ligament in my right wris...

    John’s Answer

    That is a difficult question to answer in writing. You should contact an experienced lawyer to discuss your claims.

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  • Do I need a medical malpractice lawyer?

    My wife had a full hysterectomy 15 years ago. Since then she has had chronic abdominal pain and several surgerys for this issue with the same doctor. Last year she had an emergency surgery for this same issue, with a different doctor. What he foun...

    John’s Answer

    As a lawyer who practices in Arizona, I agree with those who recommend consulting a medical malpractice lawyer to investigate this claim. While I believe the discovery rule will likely apply to have preserved the claim, you certainly have no more than two years from the date of the surgery last year. to file a lawsuit. There are many other issues which might affect the viability of this claim which should

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