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Jeffrey Michael Padilla

San Diego Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Coverage for bodily injury?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. John Noah Kitta
    4. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    5. Joseph S Chun
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    You should set up a consultation with an attorney so they may get all the details and review any documents that you have. There are going to be many nuances to this claim and it should be handled by an experienced professional. The consultation will be free and any respectable injury attorney will not require any money from you upfront. It will be a portion of any proceeds recovered. From what you have mentioned above, it sounds like you have a viable case and I suggest to try and hire an...

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  2. 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
    5. Jacob Adam Regar
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    As the others have already said, you likely will have to reimburse your med pay provider a portion of what was paid. This will depend on the policy language. However, there may be opportunities for you to significantly reduce your reimbursement obligation or even eliminate it all together. There are doctrines of law called the Common Fund and Make Whole which can help you in certain situations. If you are discussing settlement with an insurer, I would encourage you to contact a...

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  3. My husband and I were in Beverly Hills on the sidewalk when we were run down by a speeding cab.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Roger Stone Reynolds
    3. Wendy Marie Schenk
    4. James Michael Bergener
    5. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
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    You would need to file the claim here and if it went to formal litigation, the jurisdiction would remain California. There are many factors that need to be considered when estimating time and I suggest that you consult with an attorney here in California to get a more clear picture. That being said, I can tell you that a claim can settle fairly quickly or, if it requires a jury trial, could take two or more years to be decided. I am very sorry for the horrible injuries that you suffered...

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  4. I am trying to settle a motorcycle accident.I got a broken ankle ,6 weeks of cast 3 weeks of soft cast boot

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Cory Russell Weck
    3. Sean Michael Patrick
    4. Bradford Charles Brereton
    5. Jannik Patrick Catalano
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    It is difficult to speculate on the value of the claim without knowing more. However, it seems like this is not a fair value. In general, you will not get the most from your claim until the insurance company is under the threat of possible litigation. That threat doesn't become real to them until you hire an experienced trial attorney to represent you. I would urge you to contact an attorney for a free consultation before agreeing to any settlement. Of course, we would welcome your call as...

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  5. How much for my personal injury claim? I am ready to send in demand today.

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Steven Mark Sweat
    4. Kenneth Alan Wilhelm
    5. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
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    More would need to known about your injuries and prognosis before putting a value on the case. However, assuming it is worth more than the $15k limits available, then you can demand those limits and pursue any remaining value from your auto insurer. You would have your underinsured limits minus the $15,000 recovered from the third party. Kaiser is controlled by Civil Code section 3040 which limits the amount they can recover from a third party settlement. If you are not represented, they...

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  6. Do I have a case?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Sagar P. Parikh
    3. Richard Marc Katz
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Yes, you have a case. Much more needs to be determined before any estimate of the success of that case can be evaluated. I suggest you consult with a personal injury attorney for a more thorough review of the facts and circumstances. Regarding the lien issue, yes, that is also true. However, there are limits to how much they can take. For example, they should not be able to take all of your recovery if you file a claim against the other driver and receive a judgement or settlement. There...

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

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    3. Pius Joseph
    4. David Vincent Hiden
    5. Albert Lee Crosner
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    These are issues that you should discuss with your attorney. The billing issue will depend on several variables. For example, is your health insurance paying for the care, is it on a lien or are you paying cash out of pocket? In general, switching treating doctors is not going to impact your case.

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  8. Question about Medical Bills/Bodily Injury Case for Auto Wreck

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Hadi Edward Ramsey
    3. John O'Mara Mersereau
    4. Evan Andrew Gould
    5. Daniel Petrov
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    The settlement most likely is global. This means that they are paying you a certain sum and that sum is to cover ALL damages that are claimed to have come from the accident. If there are liens, then they may have notified the third party and might have been paid our of the recovery with a separate check, but you should have been aware of that. Any other reimbursement rights, held by health care providers via contracts with you (i.e., your insurance policy) would be your responsibility....

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  9. I had a slip & fall in Ruby's restaurant 4/5/11. I have been gathering bills from treatments. I think I need an attorney.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mona Deldar
    2. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    3. Scott David Hughes
    4. Steven Mark Sweat
    5. Mahyar Ghassemian
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    It sounds like you could probably use the help of an attorney. In short, it is always recommended that you not agree to any settlement until you are done treating. This is to protect your interests and make sure that the settlement covers your full damages. If you settled today, whatever they paid would be all you would ever get. If you end up needing further injections or more invasive treatment in a month or more, you would not be able to request more from Ruby's. As for the time frame,...

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  10. How long after an accident do i have to retain a personal injury lawyer in California?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Mariam Mary Margaryan
    3. Briny Adam Woods
    4. Michael David Myers
    5. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
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    You have 2 years to file a claim. If you don't file within that time you will be forever barred from any recovery. That being said, it is always best to get an attorney involved as soon as possible. The attorney will protect you from any missteps with the insurance companies and help you manage the claim and potential litigation. A consultation is free and will be very informative. I would encourage you to contact someone as soon as possible to review the accident and all potential claims...

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