Garrett David May’s Answers

Garrett David May

Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Can I look forward to a settlement of at $14,000 for my personal injury accident?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Nathan Kased
    3. Garrett David May
    4. Dave Bahr
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. It is impossible to know the settlement value of your claim without much more information. However, without a skilled personal injury lawyer you will almost certainly not recover the full value of your claim. You should contact a personal injury lawyer without delay. Good luck.

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  2. Car accident injury

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Steven Sjaarda
    2. Jame P Mascaro
    3. Gordon Ralph Levinson
    4. John Gus Zgourides
    5. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    6. ···
    14 lawyer answers

    The information in the police report is not likely admissible evidence as both you and the police officer are not medical doctors and cannot diagnose injuries. It is very common for people in motor vehicle collisions to tell the investigating office that s/he is not injured, only to later discover that s/he is, in fact, injured are requires medical treatment. Nevertheless, you would be well served to contact a CA personal injury attorney without delay.

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  3. A few months ago my daughter was out for a walk and trip and fell on the sidewalk that was raised and uneven.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Garrett David May
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear of your daughter's injury. If the city is negligent for failing to maintain the sidewalk, which it seems to be, then your daughter is entitled to more than merely her medical bills. Because your claim/suit is most likely against the city or county the window for bringing your claim is very short. You should contact a personal injury lawyer that practices in Ventura Co. without delay. Best of Luck.

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  4. A hit & run drunk driver 2x over the limit totaled my car on father's day. What are my medical claim/legal options?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Garrett David May
    2. Joshua Alan Burt
    3. Stefano Vincenzo D'Agostino
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorneys, small claims is probably not the proper venue for this claim. Small claims recovery is limited to $7500. In terms of a medical claim, an injured person is entitled to past and future medical treatment, pain and suffering (called general damages), lost wages, and in the case of a drunk driver, punitive damages (punishment to reckless party). One is also be intitled to a property damage claim (the value of the car) and loss of use (rental value of the car x...

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  5. Is it logical to be afraid to drive after having an auto accident?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Garrett David May
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Eric Maxwell Overholt
    4. Brian C. Pascale
    5. Robert Daniel Kelly
    5 lawyer answers

    What you describe is very common. I advise my clients that have symptoms of post traumatic stress syndrome to see counseling if it persists and they feel comfortable doing so. Don't feel embarrassed or ashamed, you've been through something traumatic, this is entirely normal for you to feel scared about getting back on the road after an accident. Your emotional distress claim can be incidental to a physical injury or a stand alone claim. Documenting the emotional injuries via counseling...

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  6. Slip and fall: sprained wrist question

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Steven Alan Fink
    2. Garrett David May
    3. Christopher Donald Elster
    4. Julie M. Kamps
    4 lawyer answers

    An orthopedic evaluation and cortisone shot will almost certainly increase the value of your case. How much it will increase the value will depend on a variety of factors. If you would like a free, no-risk consultation please feel free to call my office. We handle these types of cases throughout California. Good luck.

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  7. I GOT INJURED IN A DEPARTMENT STORE. HOW DO I FILE FOR DAMAGES.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Steven Ronald Kuhn
    3. Garrett David May
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree, thus far you have done everything right. Additionally, you (or preferably your attorney) need to send an evidence preservation letter to the department store, requesting that they preserve any surveillance video that might exist as well as the piece of glass that injured you. This needs to be done right away. My law firm handles these types of personal injury cases; feel free to call me for a free, no-risk consultation at (805)594-1101. Good luck.

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  8. Personal injury

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Garrett David May
    2. Randy William Ferguson
    3. Martin Wade Hodges
    3 lawyer answers

    This sounds like a complex case with disputed liability. You will need the assistance of an attorney If you'd like a free, no-risk consultation please feel free to call my office. Good luck.

  9. Hit by a car door flung open by a parked car. I was on my road bike on a main road and there is no bike lane. Who is at fault

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Lowell Hale Steiger
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. John Winston Phillips
    4. Gordon Ralph Levinson
    5. Garrett David May
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    First thing is to get treatment on your knee and shoulder; you will probably need a referral to an Orthopedic to look at that knee and shoulder. Secondly, retain a lawyer licensed in CA. Otherwise the insurance company will never fully compesate you. Lastly, do NOT disclose any information to the other person’s insurance company before you have a proper diagnosis. If you have any questions feel free to contact my law firm. Good luck,

  10. Is it normal for my chiropractor to refer me to an accident lawyer?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Lowell Hale Steiger
    2. Garrett David May
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joseph Brent Stephens
    4 lawyer answers

    In California a lawyer cannot give a medical provider a referral fee or visa versa. If money has changed hands between the lawyer and the chiropractor for the referral then this is unethical and impermissible. But for a Chiropractor to suggest a lawyer with whom he or she has worked with in the past is not 'shady', is very common and is entirely permissible under California's rules of ethics. A lien can be a good option if you do not have the means to pay for the treatment. Under a lien...