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  • Should I retain an attorney if I if my car was hit by an uninsured and unlicensed driver?

    My car was hit earlier this month. The other driver ran a stop sign. She is uninsured and unlicensed. My insurance says that there is nothing I can do about the deductible. They stated that the deductible would be waved if the other driver admit...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I would check the UM/UIM portion of the declaration pages of YOUR insurance and consult an attorney. Good luck.

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  • Car accident , I got a lawyer and was told it was the other party's fault. Now they have a lawyer and there saying its not.why

    person made a u-turn from the parking lane..A soon as they pulled out the parking lane i smashed into them a t-bone effect

    Christopher’s Answer

    Agree with the above. Your attorney should be able to determine the reason for you, and the basis thereof.

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  • Who pays for medical in a hit and run in Los Angeles?

    If I get injured by a hit and run drver and need hospitalization and have no insurance, does the city pay for this?

    Christopher’s Answer

    I would consult, free of charge, an attorney that should explain your legal rights and the insurance coverage that may, or may not, be involved.

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  • How were my fees figured by my attorney in my personal injury case because of a car accident that wasn't my fault last year?

    After all the health insurance bills were paid there was an available $50,000 to be paid out. However just before my attorney requested the checks my health insurance said they wanted to be paid back. They paid $23,700 and my attorney negotiated t...

    Christopher’s Answer

    This should be specifically spelled out in your attorney client agreement, and explained by your attorney. It is not atypical for a medical lien holder to ask for reimbursement. However, there are good laws to reduce any claim they may have (i.e. made whole rule etc.) The attorney should explain all this to you but the overall answer is that it is typically addressed by the attorney client contract.

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  • Have met with Attorney, advised to handle alone

    I met with an Attorney regarding a car accident. The other party is at fault. Her insurance company has offered to pay my medical specials totaling $2,000.00 and offered $750.00 for pain and suffering. There was no loss of work. My injuries were ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    There is not a set range. Insurance companies may look at it that way but there is no formula for pain and suffering, and that is within the province of the jury. I agree that it is a cost benefit analysis in every matter, including the decision to hire an attorney. This should be addressed in any attorney client interview. You should be focused on what is the "net" recovery to your situation.

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  • What happens during mediation of a wrongful death case?

    how is the mediator chosen for a case of wrongful death?

    Christopher’s Answer

    By agreement by both sides.

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