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John P Ager

John Ager’s Answers

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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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  • Gun shot accident injured friend inside home. Does home insurance cover all liabilities?

    A friend got shot in the arm and underwent 2 surgeries for the wound and bone injury. Not sure how much is the medical expense because this friend does not have medical insurance but ACCHS registered him, and it's my gun (registered in my name). I...

    John’s Answer

    I believe this is the second time you have posted this question. It is likely that your liability insurance coverage of 500,000 dollars will cover any negligent act that occurred. There should be a thousand dollars of med pay available toyou are injured friend. I do suggest you contact your insurance company right away.

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  • Is hiring lawyer other than home insurance coverage attorney better when a major accident happens at home?

    The poor guy, a family friend, had to undergo 2 surgeries when the accident happened during a small get-together. Our home insurance policy has Personal Liability coverage. But I'm confused if I have to hire a separate attorney to handle this clai...

    John’s Answer

    The attorney the insurance company hires to advise it whether there is coverage owes no duty to you. If the insurance company denies coverage and you are sued by an injured person, you would need to hire a coverage attorney to obtain a judicial resolution of the coverage dispute, and perhaps to defend against the personal injury claim Insurance companies often provide a lawyer to defend an allegedly negligent party against a lawsuit until the coverage issues are judicially resolved. An insurance company will often initiate a lawsuit to determine coverage when it does so.

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  • Can i sue the guy that ran red light and hit me when i was making a left hand turn. The ticket i got was dropped by prosecutor.

    Going S on Idaho, I was waiting to make a left hand turn onto Southern Ave when the light turned yellow, then red and I saw the oncoming traffic coming to a halt so I turned. The suv that hit me,according to witness statements, began to stop than ...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with the other respondents. You can sue, however, there are "conflicting witness statements." The strength of your case will depend on which witnesses are most credible.

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  • Where do I look for a malpractice lawyer in phoenix az

    Medical malpractice

    John’s Answer

    A Google search will also yield reasonable results.

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