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Ronald Marc Papell

Los Angeles Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Car Accident with a 3 month old baby. How much is my claim worth? Should I wait to settle? What if baby has unseen injuries?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

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    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
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    It seems as though your child is uninjured but you should monitor his/her condition for at least 6 months before even considering settlement of the child's case. The motorcyclist's insurance company will make an insignificant offer to settle the child's claim and you should be cautious about settling under these circumstances even though the facts as you describe them probably indicate that your child is o.k. Insurance companies will not offer you any settlement that includes compensation...

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  2. Should i talk to the insurance company. Or should i hire a personal injury attorney and let them speak to insurance company?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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    In cases of significant personal injuries you should never speak to an insurance company without contacting an experienced personal injury attorney. Where, as here, the injuries may result in some ongoing disability or leave the victim with residual limitations or pain, you should only speak with an attorney who actually handles serious injury claims and one who has tried personal injury cases in court. As most personal injury attorneys have little or no trial experience they rely on settling...

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  3. By law,who should be made to pay for personal injuries,and future medical bills,unlicensed driver or negligence boyfriend ins.?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Ronald Marc Papell
    2. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    3. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    4. Max Jeffrey Meyers
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Any accident involving serious injuries demands that you hire an experienced attorney who specializes in accident cases such as yours. The driver may have been driving her boyfriends car but she may also be performing a service for others, i.e. an employer or other entity that might have substantial assets or insurance coverage sufficient to compensate severely injured parties for medical and related costs as well as loss of earnings and future losses of any kind. Where, as here, the victim...

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  4. California - UM coverage for hit and runs

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Ronald Marc Papell
    2. Gordon Ralph Levinson
    3. John Morelli
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    Yes, you can claim um coverage under these facts. As long as there was contact and a police report filed you should have no problem meeting the requirements of a valid claim. Of course, the claim value will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries. Be sure to see a doctor and describe in detail all injuries that you sustained. A valid um claim, by definition, assumes the uninsured motorist was at fault and as a result you should not be charged any points against your record and...

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  5. Do accidents involving motorcycles usually end up costing the other driver more than regular accidents?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Ronald Marc Papell
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    5. Slavik Steve Leydiker
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    Motorcycle accidents frequently involve more serious injuries to the rider and or passenger as they frequently get thrown from the motorcycle and come in contact with the roadway or other vehicles. It is common for motorcycle riders to suffer severe and often catastrophic injuries when involved in accidents with other vehicles. As a result, insurance companies who insure the at fault driver will often have to pay out significantly more in the average motorcycle accident. Because of the...

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  6. How can we obtain a incident report of a traffic collision?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

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    It is important that you hire a competent attorney immediately as the preservation of evidence is often critical to obtaining a recovery from the responsible parties. While the most immediate concern is assuring your brother receives proper medical treatment, an experienced lawyer can help in that regard as well, the determination of the location of the accident and the hiring of expert witnesses to examine the scene of the accident are often the most important steps that can be taken to...

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  7. Fell 26 feet off unfinished deck,burst l1 vertabrae, very badly, I'm renting, can I sue? He has no insurance or money. Thanks

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

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    It is important that you have a qualified attorney explore all possibilities and sources of recovery. Simply suing the landlord will provide little benefit if, as you say, he has no insurance or money. While it is hard to imagine a landlord owning an apartment building without insurance coverage it is, of course, possible. Be aware, however, that it is not uncommon for potential defendants to deny that they have insurance company to dissuade you from pursuing your legal remedies. An...

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  8. I was rear ended in a company fleet vehicle during work hours. I felt ok, but now feel neck and back pain. What do I do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Ronald Marc Papell
    3. Norman Gregory Fernandez
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    While you obviously have a significant claim, you should avoid the temptation to have an attorney or anybody else tell you the value of your claim when you have yet to undergo surgery and the outcome is uncertain. Rather, you should retain an attorney whose background and experience qualify them to handle serious injury claims such as yours. A qualified attorney will be able to assist you in all matters related to your claim including decisions regarding medical treatment and advice...

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  9. Who can I sue after being injured in a truck accident?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

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    2. Gordon Ralph Levinson
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    You can bring a claim, and, if necessary against the driver and the company he works for. You may also have a claim against other parties should the driver have been performing a service for a third party. Generally, commercial vehicles carry insurance policies with coverage of at least $250,000.00 per person. Unless serious injuries have resulted the coverage of most commercial vehicles is adequate to compensate injured parties for all of their damages including, medical bills, loss of...

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  10. How do i know if the amount being offered in an insurance settlement is enough or fair?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Edward Myers
    2. Ronald Marc Papell
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    You did not indicate whether you have underinsured motorist coverage and, if so, the amount of such coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage protects you if the other driver has no insurance. If the other driver has insurance, as here, $15K, then your uninsured motorist coverage becomes underinsured motorist coverage. The amount of you uninsured motorist coverage will determine how much additional coverage you may have. Assuming your uninsured motorist coverage exceeds the amount of the other...

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