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  • Suing a insurance company

    I have a accident lawsuit in place,my attorney has decided we need to take the insurance company to court, take an insurance company to court for not settling ,can u be entitled to interest on the money owe d to your party

    Minh’s Answer

    It's important that you direct all your questions to your lawyer. You and your lawyer have entered into a professional relationship and you need to trust your lawyer and your lawyer needs to trust you.

    By asking questions to other lawyers, it may compromise the relationship. Each lawyer has his/her way of representing a client.

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  • Can I sue? About two months ago we got rear ended by a car. My mom and I got taken to the ER and our car was a total loss.

    We got rear ended about two months ago. Our car was a total loss and my mom and I got taken to the ERdue to so much pain we had. I still have back pain as well as neck pain. The guy that was driving seemed to be driving a company car, he also took...

    Minh’s Answer

    Yes, you and your mom have claims against the inattentive driver. Further, if he was working at the time or in a company vehicle, then you have claims against the company as well. The key question before filing a lawsuit or seeking compensation is whether you were hurt by the crash. If so, then the at-fault driver/company should compensate you to make you whole again, i.e. restore you to the position before the crash to the extent possible. Fix what can be fixed and compensate for what cannot be fixed.

    However, I would not advise pursuing your claim alone. I strongly recommend that you speak to an experienced lawyer about your case. Most auto accident lawyer will provide you with a free consultation. The insurance company has a team of claims adjusters, investigators, and doctors working on their side. It is tantamount to a David v. Goliath battle. Your lawyer is David's slingshot. You don't want to go to battle without your slingshot.

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  • Will Medi-Cal reduce the amount I have to pay back? I was injured in a car accident. Medi-Cal paid some of my bills.

    The other driver's insurance accepted liability and offered the policy limit ($100K). I have other medical bills besides Medi-Cal. My case is worth more than the policy limit. The defense doctor said the cervical fusion I needed (and had 4 weeks...

    Minh’s Answer

    Hopefully, your attorney will help you negotiate the Medi-Cal lien and reduce your medical bills so that you'll receive some measure of recovery for your injuries. Most personal injury lawyers will do this for you in addition to representing you to recover the initial compensation.

    If, however, you are left alone to contact Medi-Cal and to negotiate down the liens, then go here to start the Medi-Cal process, http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/TPLRD_PI_OnlineForms.aspx. You will also need to contact any medical provider who has an outstanding balance. This area of the law is tricky because there are different rules as to what medical providers can claim and for how much--too complicated to explain here.

    Lastly, hopefully, before you accepted the policy limits you ruled out that the other driver was acting in the scope of his/her employment. Even when other drivers are not running an errand for the employer, their employer (and subsequently the employer's insurance) may be liable for your injuries.

    Good luck.

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  • Do I need a lawyer in Atlanta for a fall occurring at the airport there or can I use a local attorney here in CA?

    I fell at the Atlanta airport in may & severely injured my knee. I just found out that I may need surgery & will need physical therapy. I need a lawyer to handle my case, buy I am not sure where to start. Please help!!

    Minh’s Answer

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    Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Georgia.

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  • I was badly injured on my left forearm by accident from a knife in couch. can i hold home owners insurance (moms) responsible

    the tendon to my pinky & ring fingers was completely severed and the nerve was also severed. a combat knife was left open set on top of cushions and slid down between the couch cushions. i sat down and was stabbed on accident when i sat down on th...

    Minh’s Answer

    There are two significant legal issues with your case. One, is your mother legally liable for what happened to you. The answer will depend on what your mother knew or should have known about the knife being left open in the couch. The second issue is if your mother were liable for your injuries, will her homeowner's insurance policy cover your damages. Most homeowner's policy will exclude coverage to any residential family member. Thus, if you live with your mom at the time of the incident, then most likely the insurance company will not cover your claim. If you live at a separate residence and can prove it, then your mom's homeowner's policy will likely pay for your damages assuming that you can prove that your mom is liable for your injuries.

    I strongly recommend that you contact an experience personal injury lawyer who handles premises liability cases and is knowledgeable about homeowner's insurance.

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  • I slipped & fell in a Ralphs grocery store on 7.11.15. Can you help me?

    I was going to isle #12 to pick up coffee. As I was walking down the front main isle, behind the cash registers, I slipped in something & went down on my right foot & knee. It took everything in my power not to scream as it was so painful. The sto...

    Minh’s Answer

    Sorry for your injuries. However, just because you slipped and injured yourself, it does not mean the store is responsible. In California, in order for a store to be liable for a slip-and-fall incident, the store must have known or should have known about the dangerous condition before the incident occurred. Most stores now have surveillance video. It is imperative that you contact a reputable slip-and-fall attorney with a proven track record immediately. The lawyer will put the store on notice to preserve all the video evidence to determine how long the grapes were on the ground. The longer the grapes were on the floor, the stronger your claim/case will be against the store. However, please be aware that most stores will erase the video footage within 2 to 4 weeks. So do not delay in contacting a slip-and-fall attorney.

    Moreover, make sure you document your injuries with photographs and videos.

    Good luck with your case and best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

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    Minh T. Nguyen, Esq.
    THE LAW OFFICE OF MINH T. NGUYEN
    111 West Ocean Boulevard, 19th Floor
    Long Beach, California 90802-4622
    (562) 283-5415 ❖ (562) 283-5416 fax ❖ (855) NGUYEN-L[AW]

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  • I got hit by a drunk driver, but there was a lapse in my insurance.

    I got hit by a drunk driver. I have very bad back, neck, shoulder, arm, and hand pain. My passenger also is suffering from similar injuries. His company has already admitted to being at fault. However, there was a lapse in my insurance. I was not ...

    Minh’s Answer

    If the drunk driver were to be convicted of DUI, then the fact that you did not have insurance will not limit your recovery for your damages. In other words, normally, if you did not carry auto insurance at the time of the accident, the law would bar you from receiving money for pain and suffering. However, the law craved out an exception when you get hit by a drunk driver. A drunk driver has to pay his/her victims for pain and suffering even if the victim did not have insurance at the time of the accident. However, this is a tricky area of the law. I agree with everyone else that you need to consult a reputable attorney who is experienced in handling auto accidents and have a track record of success.
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    Minh T. Nguyen, Esq.
    THE LAW OFFICE OF MINH T. NGUYEN
    111 West Ocean Boulevard, 19th Floor
    Long Beach, California 90802-4622
    (562) 283-5415 ❖ (562) 283-5416 fax ❖ (855) NGUYEN-L[AW]

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  • When you are doing a wrongful death lawsuit why would they only offer 50.000 is that the going rate for a life these days.

    was told the driver's insurance only covers up to 50,000. But i read stories of other people getting more and they survived my son died

    Minh’s Answer

    I am sorry for the loss of your son. The value of your son's life is certainly greater than $50,000, especially if you were close and loving. However, collecting money from the defendant is a separate question. Whenever you suffer the loss of a loved one and the defendant does not have sufficient insurance, then you have to look beyond the defendant to see there are other factors that contributed to your son's death. For example, if your son died in a car collision, then you may want to look for any vehicular defect such as crash worthiness, airbags, or seat belts. Or you my want to see if the design of the road contributed to the collision or not. Additionally, you will want to see if the owner of the car is different from the driver. If so, did the owner negligently entrusted the car to the driver. Was the driver a minor and intoxicated? If so, then if any adult supplied the minor with alcohol, then that adult may be responsible for your son's death too. Skilled plaintiff lawyers will look beyond the obvious to help clients. Make sure you have one on your side. You do not want to compound the tragic situation by selecting an inexperienced or gun-shy attorney who won't look beyond the obvious and fight the tough fights. Look for lawyers who have a strong winning record and are not avoid to try difficult cases. There are man fine lawyers on this site.

    God bless you and may you find peace.

    Minh T. Nguyen, Esq.

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  • My husband fell in a Walgreen's parking lot in a puddle of oil.

    He reported the fall and spill immediately to the manager, then went back several hours later to do a formal claim and found that they never cleaned up the spill!!! So irresponsible, but anyhow, he had to have back surgery and has two tears in bot...

    Minh’s Answer

    With slip and fall cases and with that extent of damages, you and your husband will have to file a lawsuit to receive any meaningful recovery. There are complicated facts that you need to establish to prove liability before you even discuss damages. Why haven't you contact a lawyer by now to help you? The consultation is free and most lawyers will work on a contingency fee. Just contact someone with a track record of handling slip and fall cases.

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  • This past Sat. 11-16-13 close to 2:00pm I was being given a ride home to Beverly Jills from pacific Palasades, via sunset bl.

    The person driving me was doing approx 25mph. There was no other car on either of the 2 lanes each way! Then a what looked liked a new.Subaru we were just approaching. Will Rogers rd when the other. Driver speed up and cut us off almost instantane...

    Minh’s Answer

    If you were hurt, contact a personal injury lawyer. Don't provide so much detail on a public forum such that the comments may be used against you later.

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