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David Vincent Hiden

San Diego Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Is it too late to make a report for a fall in the store?? it was 2 days ago.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    no it is not too late. Call up the store and make a verbal report and get the person's email address if you can to send a confirming email address. If you fill something out, make sure to keep a copy..You need to call them immediately though..Don't wait and good luck.

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  2. Can farmer's insurance adjustor decease my settlement because he thinks my physical therapy costs are to high ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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    Yes, they can and will do this regularly. Farmers is notorious for this kind of stuff but most insurance companies do it as well. Your choice is to either accept their determination or file a lawsuit and go forward. At some point they will probably put more money on the table if you sue their insured. If not, it will be up to the jury to decide what is reasonable. You can always call me for free advice - Dave Hiden 619 296 5884. Remember, you have 2 years from the date of injury to file a...

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  3. Can I change Chiropractors in the middle of a personal injury case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Adrienne Patricia Allen
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    Yes, you can change no problem. Your health should come first, the case second. Talk to your attorney about making the switch but it should not affect your case at all. However, if you are using your medical insurance to pay the bills, ensure that the new chiropractor is covered, if that is important to you.

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  4. I receive a 15,000 dollar settlement from the insurance company for an auto accident. my lost wages are 14,000, med.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. David Vincent Hiden
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    No, they cannot. There are many laws that prohibit this but under most circumstances, you have to be made whole b/f the carrier can even start to request reimbursement. There are also deductions that can be made and other laws applicable, depending on whether it is an ERISA set of facts and other issues. Talk to an attorney who handles this area of law as it is specialized knowledge. Under these facts, you probably have a 90+% chance of making almost the entire lien or all of it, go away.

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  5. My friend got into an accident after hang out with me... am i at fault too?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Vincent Hiden
    2. David Laurence Altman
    3. Pajman Jassim
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    no, you have absolutely nothing to worry about and cannot be held to any fault under the facts you presented so don't worry.

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  6. Are insurance companies in California required to release policy limits of their insured after an accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Bohn
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
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    No, they are not required to at all. If they are going to release that information, they have to have their insured's consent first. If not, the only way you can find it out is through discovery, after filing a lawsuit.

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  7. Personal Injury case in California. Collection company for ambulance sends a lien letter. We never signed or returned. VALID?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Vincent Hiden
    2. Ryan Daniel Bright
    3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    If you nor your attorney has signed a lien, you can take your time paying it. The best thing to do is have your attorney negotiate it now and pay a reduced amount up front. I'm not sure why he doesn't understand the law unless he doesn't practice much personal injury. Either way, if it's in collections, your credit rating will be harmed.

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  8. How can I have full coverage auto insurance with no medical coverage?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Vincent Hiden
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    You are probably referring to Med-Pay coverage through your car insurance. That is an extra policy requiring a rider and extra premium. Not sure why you don't have it other than you obviously did not sign up for it and request it. Med-Pay comes in two forms, primary and excess. Primary will pay bills up to your limits and may or may not require reimbursement if you recover from a third party. Keep in mind your car insurance carrier will still only pay bills they deem "reasonable and necessary"...

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  9. I slip at a store have a lawyer i did get money but my lawyer has it untill medical sends him a paper of how much they payed

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Vincent Hiden
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    If you mean Medi-Cal, it can take many months until they supply you with a payoff amount for their lien..It will not be weeks. If you mean medical, I am presuming you have medical insurance who have paid bills and there might be repayment required. It all depends on the facts. Legally, if there is Medi-Cal payments made, your attorney cannot release the money to you otherwise your attorney can get in trouble. Talk to your attorney immediately and see if he/she has sent Medi-Cal a notice of lien,...

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  10. Minor skateboarder hits car. Does he have grounds to sue driver?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Andrew Harting
    2. David Vincent Hiden
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
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    Yes, you should talk to independent counsel immediately as they have grounds to sue you - winning is another matter. You will be supplied with a defense attorney paid for by your car insurance carrier but the most they will pay on this claim is your $15k policy...anything over that comes from your wallet. Wait to see if they take the $15k first - if they do and sign a release, it's all over...good luck.

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