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Emery Brett Ledger

Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Husband was hit by a semi truck and suffered TBI and fractured skull. Should we get an attorney?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Scott Shawver
    2. Emery Brett Ledger
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Joseph John Bernardo
    5. Erik Francis Ladenburg
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    Absolutely. Please, at the very least consult with an attorney that handles TBI matters. These cases are complex & require skilled lawyering to maximize the case value so that your husband is properly compensated. One of the most important things to be advised on early in an accident case in "preservation of evidence" & thus this process must be started immediately. Best regards, Emery Ledger Attorney At Law

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  2. My father had a automobile accident and a personal injury claim open. He died last week? What happens to the claim?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Bret A. Schnitzer
    2. Mona Deldar
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Sheldon S Saints
    5. Emery Brett Ledger
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    I am so sorry for your loss.

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  3. What is a good amount to settle with an insurance company for lost wages?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Russell Sorensen
    2. Emery Brett Ledger
    3. Steven Mark Sweat
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Reginald Perez Mason
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    What you have described is a very serious accident with a serious injury. The difference in recovery with a lawyer will likely be much higher than without as the insurance company knows that a good law firm will litigate your case if you are not properly compensated. With that said, I could tell by your request for information that you are unaware how most accident attorneys are paid. Your worry about not being able to afford an attorney resulting in you "going at this alone" is unfounded....

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  4. My 3yrs old son and I was rear ended on the freeway. The other driver admitted fault because she took her eyes off of the road.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Emery Brett Ledger
    2. Tiffany Rose Ritchie
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4. Deborah Barron
    5. Amber H Lunsford
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    You should consult with an attorney today. Do not accept the settlement without at least speaking to an attorney first to gather your available options.

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  5. The car accident wasn't my fault: Should I disclose the bodily injury limits of my insurance policy?

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Alan Ray Barnes
    2. Emery Brett Ledger
    3. Zaheer A Shah
    4. Allister Rex Liao
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    To add on to what my other colleagues have mentioned, you are under no obligation to provide your policy limits to the other insurance company. However, disclosing policy limits can be very helpful in resolving a claim. It helps your insurance company proceed with the claim and it allows the other party to take a more realistic approach in assessing liability. More often than not, individuals who actually get sued are those who are unwilling to disclose their policy limits. However, again, you...

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  6. Hi, My Mom was just in a car accident. someone hit her car from behind. It was a younger man who was texting and didn't see her.

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. John Bisnar
    3. David Lee Fiol
    4. Tigran Grigoryan
    5. Emery Brett Ledger
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    Police reports can be very helpful when it comes to determining liability. The police report has a description of the scene of the accident, how the incident occurred, witness statements, and the officer's conclusion as to which driver caused the accident. Even if the other driver admitted he was texting and the incident was his fault at the time, there is the possibility that he will deny being at fault later on. The police report is very helpful in these types of situations to contest a...

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  7. Car accident lawsuit against the insurance company

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa Michelle Esser
    2. Timothy J. Klisz
    3. Scott Robert Reizen
    4. James Lawrence Magazine
    5. Emery Brett Ledger
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    Horrible loss. They are under-valuing your friends life & his families' loss. Call a local attorney & seek a Free Case Evaluation as soon as possible.

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  8. How often are you supposed to hear from your laywer in a case??

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Barry Regar
    3. Emery Brett Ledger
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Louis Jasper Cutrone
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    Our firm policy is to contact the client either by telephone or in writing ever two weeks. Please keep in mind, our constant contact may be beyond the call of duty. Your attorney likely is keeping you informed of critical portions of your case. My suggestion would be to reach out to him/her and explain that you would prefer more communication and they shouldn't have a problem with that. I wish you the very best!

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  9. Car accident lawsuit. I Live in Eastvale, CA. Auto accident in Irvine, CA. Where is the proper court to file my lawsuit?

    Answered 8 days ago.

    1. Briny Adam Woods
    2. Michael John Jeandron
    3. Richard Andrew Harting
    4. Steven Mark Sweat
    5. Emery Brett Ledger
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    To add onto what my other colleagues have mentioned, although you can represent yourself with regard to your case, I would advise against it. When it comes to filing a lawsuit and litigating your case in court, the law can be very complex and the rules of procedure can be very difficult to follow. Because this is an auto accident case, it is likely that the other party will be represented by an attorney from their insurance company. This may put you at a serious disadvantage and you may...

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  10. My friend hit someone with a shovel after the person came on his property and threatened him. Isn't that self defense?

    Answered 12 days ago.

    1. Emery Brett Ledger
    2. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    3. Zaheer A Shah
    4. Allister Rex Liao
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Your friend's conduct must be considered as reasonable under the circumstances in order for the doctrine of self-defense to apply. This means that your friend must have reasonably believed he was in imminent danger of being killed or injured, reasonably believed he needed to use a shovel and hit the other person to prevent himself from being killed or injured, and your friend used no more force than necessary to prevent the other person from killing or injuring him. Be sure that your friend...

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