James Michael Bergener’s Answers

James Michael Bergener

Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. 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 about 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Michael R Crosner
    3. James Michael Bergener
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael Shemtoub
    5 lawyer answers

    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. There are doctors out there who will work on a lien, knowing that you have a personal injury...

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  2. I got side swipped by two teenagers who decided not to turn left as i was going through an intersection and then they drove off.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barry P. Goldberg
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. Mariam Mary Margaryan
    4. Patrick John Phillips
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I am sorry to hear about this accident. I hope you and your husband contacted the police to write up a report of the incident. Since the driver left the scene of the accident, it's likely that they will face legal ramifications. You also have a personal injury claim against the driver and/or the owner of the vehicle. I advise you to contact a California personal injury attorney who will examine all the details of your accident and answer any of your questions. A lawyer will defend your...

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  3. I slid in a store and strained my hip i seen a docter got exrays prooving i was hurt but i didnt go to theropy

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Ronald Kuhn
    2. Kristin E. Hobbs
    3. Jonathan David Marx
    4. James Michael Bergener
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    It sounds like this accident may have happened a while ago. Did you file an incident report with the store when you fell? It's a good idea to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who will be able to evaluate your case more closely. Like myself, most lawyers offer free phone consultations and work on a contingency fee. Even if an attorney cannot make a difference in your case, they will advise you about other options. Good luck!

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  4. I was injured and hospitalized for three days when I hit a uncovered city sewer drain at full stride.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Herman Hirsch
    2. Mariam Mary Margaryan
    3. Mark Jeremiah Peacock
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. Barry J. Simon
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    Like other attorneys here have mentioned, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim against a public entity like a city. From the information you have provided, it is certainly possible that the city is liable for your serious injuries. A city-employed worker may have left the drain uncovered, directly leading to your accident. In order to protect your rights and make sure you receive the compensation and justice you deserve, contact a California personal injury attorney immediately. My...

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  5. Was a passenger in a car accident and was injuryed what should I do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Fernando Davin Vargas
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. David Michael Boertje
    5. Mariam Mary Margaryan
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    Immediately seek medical attention to make sure that you and the child are getting any treatment you need. As a passenger in the accident, you still have a claim against the negligent driver, even if you don't have insurance. Your best chance of getting the money you deserve after an incident like this is to speak with myself or another personal injury attorney right away. We will evaluate your case and tell you the options you have over the phone for no cost at all.

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  6. What can I do to defend myself on a car crash which I got hit on?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. Scott J. Corwin
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Paul J Molinaro
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    If you've suffered any injuries from the accident, I wouldn't recommend opening a claim with your insurance company until after you've spoken with a knowledgable attorney. Statements you make to insurance providers can be used later to limit your compensation or deny your claim outright. Personal injuries lawyers like myself don't charge anything unless we win you money, so you have nothing to lose by contacting me or another qualified attorney on Avvo. However, if you only have property damage...

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  7. I was involved in an accident while riding my motorcycle.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Lee Fiol
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. Ryan Daniel Bright
    4. Richard Andrew Harting
    5. Paul J Molinaro
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    That is accurate, you won't be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering (non-economic damages). However, that doesn't mean you'll be unable to collect a large settlement, including but not limited to medical bills, past and future wages lost, and damage to personal property. It would be in your best interest to retain the expertise of qualified council. Many of the attorneys at my firm are riders themselves, and are very aware which facts to investigate when building a motorcycle...

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  8. DO I NEED ATTORNEY FOR HIT AND RUN

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Michael Bergener
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. Vijay Dinakar
    4. Tregg Robert Lunn
    4 lawyer answers

    On the contrary, it's not necessarily just a misdemeanor. I'm going to be blunt with you, you might need a lawyer, but more importantly you need to immediately contact the police department in that area and report what happened. Under California Law, if you leave the scene of an accident before properly identifying yourself to the other parties involved it will, at the very least, be a misdemeanor offense, and if you injure or kill another person involved in the accident, it will be a felony...

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  9. Hi i got in a car accedent

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Michael Bergener
    2. David Lee Fiol
    3. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. Jannik Patrick Catalano
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    We would need to know all the facts, but these guidelines should help. Being rear-ended means you are likely not at fault for the accident. If you were injured, yes you should probably seek legal council to make sure you are given full and fair financial compensation. If you were not injured, probably not, as you can file a claim for property damage with the insurance carrier and take up any issues in small claims if it still can't be resolved. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions.

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  10. What happens when in an injury the medical bills exceed the limit in the coverage in the policy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Shemtoub
    2. Josh P Tolin
    3. James Michael Bergener
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
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    It appears that the insurance adjustor is trying to avoid paying out more money to keep costs down. It's highly unlikely that the policy limit is $5,000 for a business. You are probably entitled to more compensation, but just don't have the resources to fight the insurance companies on your own. I would cease all communication with the carrier, and contact myself or another qualified California personal injury attorney on Avvo. We have the ability to reduce medical bills, gather the important...

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