James Michael Bergener’s Answers

James Michael Bergener

Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. How much should I settle for in a situation where I was hit from behind while parked. Oct 2012

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Laurence Altman
    2. Michael Shemtoub
    3. John Noah Kitta
    4. David Phillip Beeson
    5. James Michael Bergener
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    Don't hesitate any longer, get yourself representation from a personal injury attorney like myself or the several others that have commented here on this thread. You mention that the collision was the "catalyst" for the injury, but nevertheless, injuries develop over time and if your only pre-existing condition was a strained neck before, this looks like it was much more than just a kickstart to something prior. Don't let them convince you that you don't deserve to be compensated. Have you...

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  2. Do i need a personal injury lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. David Vincent Hiden
    3. James Michael Bergener
    4. Ryan Daniel Bright
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    This sounds awful, I'm sorry that your son had to endure these injuries. There could be some negligence on the part of the treatment center in caring for your son, especially considering the contradictory opinions of the psychologist and the supervisors at the center. However, I can't say for sure without taking a long detailed look at the facts. I wouldn't recommend talking to their lawyer on your own. Contact me to discuss your case further, my firm offers free consultations and case evaluations.

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  3. Medical bills totaled to $7000 including ambulance and hospital. The insurance offered me pain and suffering of 1200. Too low?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ryan Daniel Bright
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. David Lee Fiol
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. Jannik Patrick Catalano
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    Is $1200 to low? Most definitely. No insurance company is going to settle a case for FULL VALUE if they the know it's not primed for the courtroom. It's obvious that your damages are high considering what you've outlined about your miscarriage, the accident, your injuries, and the emotional trauma you've endured. You should get in contact with me or another qualified personal injury attorney on Avvo to consult with you about the case and handle everything in a professional manner. You've...

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  4. If I am involved in a car accident, and 1 year later I move to a foreign country for an international career opportunity...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Lee Fiol
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Whatever you do, don't try to evade the lawsuit. The ramifications will be severe, and will only cause you more problems. Did you have insurance at the time? If so, you should immediately contact your carrier and report the incident. It's their job to shield you from liability, that's what you are paying them for. If you don't have insurance, they other party may try and sue you. Service of process can be completed out of state and even out of country. Good Luck.

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  5. My uninsured car was stolen and crashed into someones porch. Am I responsible for damages?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Michael Bergener
    2. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    3. Christopher Steven Hoffmann
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    If your car was stolen and there is no evidence suggesting that you were negligent (such as leaving the keys in the ignition), then it is unlikely that you will be liable for any damages. However, if you left your car unsecured and open to theft in a manner considered negligent or irresponsible, then you would be liable for the damages. Since you are an uninsured driver, in the latter instance you would have to pay out of pocket for the property damage to your vehicle as well as susceptible to...

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  6. Hello, I got hit by a car last night while I was walking my bike through a cross walk. The car hit my bike which hit my knee.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John Noah Kitta
    2. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
    3. Paul J Molinaro
    4. James Michael Bergener
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    I see your question accidentally posted twice, here is my response from your other listing: I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Call a California attorney today! You are clearly not at fault for this accident, and you shouldn't have to suffer physically or financially because the driver was negligent. Most lawyers, like myself, offer free consultations and charge no money out of pocket. We can also help you get the medical treatment you need, especially the MRI, without you paying upfront....

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  7. Would it be best to talk to a lawyer about the accident I was in ?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Michael R Crosner
    2. Barry J. Simon
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Marc Lazarus
    5. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
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    I'm sorry to hear about your accident. As my other colleagues have said, please visit a doctor today to have your and your baby's injuries evaluated. It sounds like you definitely have a personal injury case, and you don't want to let the insurance company take advantage of you. Consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Most lawyers, myself included, offer free consultations, and charge no money out of pocket. An attorney can also help you and your baby obtain the medical...

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  8. Rear ended by farmers insured-damage to my vehicle about 700 bucks. Farmers offered 1750 for my medical and pain and suffering

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Fernando Davin Vargas
    2. William Peter Daley
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. James Michael Bergener
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    Your injuries are unknown to us, so we can't fully evaluate the case. The insurance company should be reimbursing you for lost wages, without a doubt. Your pain and suffering is going to be difficult to negotiate on your own. The insurance company will attempt to lowball you, and get you to quickly agree to their compensation so they can avoid paying out higher values. Get a a personal injury attorney to look at all the facts. We deal with cases on contingency, and you're going to have a chance...

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  9. Rear-end accident

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Burton Strongin
    2. Jame P Mascaro
    3. David B Pittman
    4. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    5. Matthew Charles Price
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    I'm sorry to hear that you are hurt, and I can understand how frustrating it must be to try and deal with an insurance company delaying or denying your claim, especially since 2011. From the facts you've given, it's very likely that you are entitled to compensation. My firm has dealt with rear-end accidents that are coming close to filing deadlines, and we would be glad to help you. Insurance carriers won't be able to give us the run-a-round. Call us right away and we will consult with you...

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  10. How do I protect myself if I don't have insurance and I got into an auto accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Albert Lee Crosner
    2. Malosack Berjis
    3. James Michael Bergener
    4. John Adam Marder
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I agree. Hiring an attorney to represent you is your best chance at defending against any miscalculated or unrelated injury and property damage claims. If you have questions, contact an attorney and consult with him/her about your options. Consultations are usually free of charge.

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