James Michael Bergener’s Answers

James Michael Bergener

Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. 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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  2. 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
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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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  3. 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
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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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  4. 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
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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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Is whiplash considered an injury? I am going to a chiropractor already.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    3. David Laurence Altman
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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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  8. Bitten and injured by dogs - Spinal cord injuries

    Answered 22 days ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Jeffrey Shawn Hughes
    3. James Michael Bergener
    4. Christopher John Gansen
    5. Renee Joy Nordstrand
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    With injuries as severe as yours, it's definitely a good decision to hire an experienced personal injury attorney in your area. Most attorneys on this site, including myself, offer free consultations. The Avvo rating, client reviews, and peer endorsements can help you find the best person to handle your claim.

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  9. 12 year daughter was bitten while attending a training class at a pet store. Bite required three stitches to her lip.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Allen Roach
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. Christopher John Gansen
    4. Paul J Molinaro
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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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  10. Who is the responsible party if a car hits a motorcycle.

    Answered over 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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