James Michael Bergener’s Answers

James Michael Bergener

Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Is a dog bite by a dog belonging to a guest in a house covered by homeowner's insurance?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Antonios Kalogerakos
    4. James Michael Bergener
    5. Michael R Crosner
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    The Homeowner's insurance will likely cover your damages. Contact your neighbor and get their carrier information so you can make a claim right away. If you have suffered significant injuries I would suggest retaining legal counsel, given that insurance companies are very tactical and can undervalue your claim, leaving you with a minimal settlement.

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  2. Rottwiller attacked my dog in front of owner of dog attacks home. Can their Homeowners Insurance pay for the Vets bill.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. Robert Max Klein
    4. Josh P Tolin
    5. Matthew C Simon
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    Their Homeowner's insurance would likely cover the costs. Get in touch with the neighbor/community that was responsible and request their insurance information so you can file a claim. If you feel uncomfortable creating that kind of tension or the neighbor is evading your attempts to communicate, consider hiring an attorney. If all else fails you can sue that at-fault part in small claims court. Good luck.

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  3. Can i sue this big insurance company and how much i can ask for its fraud?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Lee Fiol
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. Albert Lee Crosner
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Matthew Charles Price
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    Although the police report concluded that you were not at fault in the incident, your insurance provider would have followed up with an investigation after you reported the accident. It's possible that other evidence emerged, such as witness testimony, photographs, or video, that may have found you liable. The insurance adjustor assigned to your case would have this information, and you should contact them if you have any questions about the money that was paid out to the injured party. Best of...

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  4. Do I have recourse from Shady-side hospital UPMC? Contacted infection in operating room.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. Patrick X Amoresano
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. Josh P Tolin
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    I'm so sorry to hear that you've had to endure such an awful series of events. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be. First of all, more details of your case need to be known to correctly advise you. How old are you? When did you have surgery? 'In most cases, the state of Pennsylvania requires plaintiffs to file within two years of the act or failure to minister proper care that resulted in injury or death. If the individual is a minor, he/she has two years from the eighteenth birthday...

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  5. Is whiplash considered an injury? I am going to a chiropractor already.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Ksajikian
    2. Paul J Molinaro
    3. David Laurence Altman
    4. James Michael Bergener
    5. George Costas Andriotis
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    Whiplash is considered an injury, it can result in serious mobility issues in the upper shoulders and neck, and sometimes cause irreversible damage. You deserve to be compensated and you should consider consulting with a personal injury attorney to find out what steps to take. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance. For more personal injury information visit us at http://www.bergenerlaw.com

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  6. 12 year daughter was bitten while attending a training class at a pet store. Bite required three stitches to her lip.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Allen Roach
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. Christopher John Gansen
    4. Paul J Molinaro
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    I'm sorry to hear about this incident. Dog bites can be scary, especially when sustained to the face. I hope your daughter's injury is healing well. I strongly recommend you consult with a personal injury attorney experienced in handling dog bites. Most lawyers, like myself, offer free consultations so you have nothing to lose by calling. Take photos of your daughter's injury throughout the healing process. Your daughter's health is what is most important. You do not want to accept a fast...

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  7. Who is the responsible party if a car hits a motorcycle.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Michael Bergener
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
    3. Scott J. Corwin
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Stephen Patrick Rapp
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    I'm sorry to hear about your accident. From what you say, it does not sound like you are at fault. Drivers often use the excuse that a motorcyclist "came out of nowhere" and unfortunately insurance companies will make decisions based on their own client's statement. Have you reported the accident to your own insurance company? Although you say you were not injured, I would still urge you to discuss the details of your accident with a personal injury attorney. You are getting jerked around,...

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  8. Do I need a bad faith insurance attorney

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. David Vincent Hiden
    3. James Michael Bergener
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. C. Donald Briggs III
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    Based on the facts that you describe it does not appear that you have a bad faith on your hands. A bad faith claim would arise if your insurance company was not protecting your interests based on your contractual agreement. In fact, by paying out a minimal amount, they are actually protecting you from being personally liable for any damages caused to the young woman. Based on California law regarding dog bites, you could be held responsible for her medical bills and pain and suffering. Once she...

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  9. I was rear ended and the police report say its the other person fault..now the person that hit me insurance is saying that it is

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael R Crosner
    2. Marc Lazarus
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. David C. Lane
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    To answer your question, you are looking for a California personal injury attorney, ideally one that has extensive experience dealing with car accidents. A rear-ender is almost always the fault of the other driver, and in this instance you seem to be getting the run-around from the insurance companies. This is a tactic they use to try and limit or altogether deny you money that you deserve. They aren't in the business of paying out maximum settlements for every claim, otherwise they would never...

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  10. How likely will I win my case for auto accident settlement at small claims court?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jame P Mascaro
    2. Mariam Mary Margaryan
    3. Hadi Edward Ramsey
    4. Eric Burton Strongin
    5. James Michael Bergener
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    Mercury is completely under-compensating you. You shouldn't let them give you so little value for the obvious damages you've suffered. You need to consult with myself or another personal injury attorney here on Avvo to negotiate for you and get you a fair and just settlement. I am highly confident that you could earn significantly more by letting a professional represent you. Consultations and evaluations are free, and we work on a contingency basis, so you won't be charged a cent unless we win...

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