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Ryan Hugh Sargent

Oceanside Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Being scammed by personal injury lawyer (working on contingency basis). Please give me some suggestions.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Ryan Hugh Sargent
    2. Allister Rex Liao
    3. Robert Max Klein
    4. Zaheer A Shah
    5. Richard Andrew Harting
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    It sounds like you may want to jump ship and get a new attorney. Communication is the key to getti g good results in thesetypes of cases. You can switch attorneys at anytime. The prior lawyer can only assert a lien against your accident case not your ssn. When you hire a new lawyer they will be able to take care of this.

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  2. I 86 year old man side swiped me on 10/22/12. Can I file a claim? He refuses to return my calls.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Frank Marvin Nunes
    3. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
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    Many of the previous answers have given great advice. Your situation is not very uncommon. You need to prioritize your situation. First, I would seek medical attention immediately. Second, I would contact a reputable personal injury attorney who focuses on car accident cases. If you don't have health insurance you may need an accident attorney to help you find the correct medical physicians. The worst issue for any personal injury case is gaps in treatment. It has been one month since...

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  3. Insurance lapsed 5 days prior to car accident. What can we expect the outcome to be and are we totally liable? In California.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Maryam Parman
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Richard Andrew Harting
    4. James Michael Johnson
    5. Ryan Hugh Sargent
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    I would contact a Riverside attorney through avvo. This is a complex case with a lot of different moving parts. The good thing about hiring an attorney is that you dont have to worry about it and you can focus on the kids and everyone's recovery.

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  4. Car accident and loss of wages

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Ryan Hugh Sargent
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. Zaheer A Shah
    4. Heather A Lottmann
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Within this context lost wages occur when you miss work because of your injuries. If you were not injured as a result of the accident them you would not have a lost wages claim and the insurance company would be right. What you could do is get a loss of use claim because you did not have your car or a rental for two weeks. While this probably wont come close to making up for your wages it is better than nothing.

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  5. Parked car hit from behind, and my insurance company does not believe me. What do I tell the insurance company?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    2. Ryan Hugh Sargent
    3. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Richard Andrew Harting
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    I think taking the driver is a good option as Christian said in the previous answer. If you choise this route, make sure you communicate with your insurance company. A lot of times in situations like this they place 50% liability on each side. Good luck!

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  6. I was rear ended at a red light. Is there any way I could be at fault?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Alan Ray Barnes
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. David Lee Fiol
    4. John Ksajikian
    5. John F Medler Jr
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    I would advise that you at least speak with an attorney regarding the accident. Typically when you are rear ended it is not your fault. There are some very rare situations where someone can attempt to place liability on you even when they rear ended you. Most personal injury and auto accident attorneys offer a free consultation. Also, if the person who hit you is claiming damages your insurance company will defend you. I would still advise that you contact a car accident lawyer to get some...

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  7. Do I have to reimburse my insurance company for the medpay if I receive settlement from at fault insurance?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Hadi Edward Ramsey
    3. Asmik Jasmine Gevorkyan
    4. Charles Jervis Mellor
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    It depends on the language in your insurance policy. Also, depending on the circumstances of your damages and settlement, you may be able to get the med pay reimbursement waived. I would highly recommend discussing your case with a car accident attorney. Many people think that they are saving money by handling the claim themselves. Insurance studies have shown that injured victims with an attorney recover 2-3x more money than those who do not have an attorney.

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  8. Please! Need a lawyer for that's NOT solely about personal injury but will help with a car accident.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan Hugh Sargent
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Edward R. Yaghoubi
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    Many times the insurance companies make arbitrary decisions as to liability on an accident. If you are not going to pursue any claims for personal injury, you still may have a claim for the property damage. It appears from your inquiry that the other sides insurance company did not fully compensate you for the damage to your vehicle. If you think that you are not at fault for the accident and you have not signed a settlement release agreement with the other side, you may have a claim against...

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  9. I have soft tissue injury due to an auto accident. Does the fact that he totaled my SUV have any effect on the sttlemnt amount

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Asmik Jasmine Gevorkyan
    2. A Melissa Johnson
    3. Max Draitser
    4. Mher Asatryan
    5. Ryan Hugh Sargent
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    There are two things that you have to prove in a personal injury case: 1) Liability- In your case it sounds like the accident was clearly the other persons fault and if that is the case, liability is not an issue. 2) Damages - Your damages include past/future medical expenses, past/future lost earnings, past/future pain and suffering. There are many factors that go in to determine the value of your damages. The fact that your car was totaled will help your case a little but it does not...

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  10. My son got car accident at a "T" intersection without marked crosswalk, should I hire a lawyer to sue the driver?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Max Jeffrey Meyers
    2. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Jonathan James Lee
    5. Norman Gregory Fernandez
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    According to the California vehicle code section 21950. (a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. So what does this mean for your son's case? If your son was walking within a crosswalk or where a marked crosswalk would be (essentially where the curb line ends) then he bears no fault for the accident. However, many times the police reports in these types of...

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