I agree with the other attorneys; you should report this to your insurance immediately and begin treatment for you and your wife without delay. Settlement should not even be considered until you know the full extent of your injuries. When reporting your claim the insurance company will want to know the extent of your injuries, you should not disclose this information at this time.
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The answer to this question will largely depend on the nature of the facts you wish to disclose and whether the person is a public person. Even if there is not a valid civil claim against you, you may incur unnecessary legal fees defending your self. To me, it doesn't seem to me to be worth the risk.
These cases can be very tough; you certainly need an attorney to assist you in navigating through your claim. My law firm has handled several cases against WalMart and from experience I can tell you that they will fight you. Also, you, or preferably your attorney, need to send out a evidence preservation letter immediately requesting that they not destroy the video surveillance.
Fell free to contact my law firm if you would like a free, no-risk consultation. Good luck.
I agree with the other attorneys; it is hard to tell from the limited amount of facts given. It seems like the majority of the fault falls on the driver of the car, but certainly some amount can be attributed to the bus driver if the response was unreasonable or was necessitated by the bus driver's negligence.
Given the complexity of this case your friend should search out a local, qualified personal injury lawyer.
I too do not understand the question. But, ff your lawyer can't or won't explain things to you it might be time to get another attorney. The best personal injury lawyer in San Diego is Ryan Harris. His office is on Mission Ave. in Oceanside.
The Statute of Limitation has probably passed. I cannot say for MA, but in CA the statute begins to run from the date of the injury OR when the injury was discovered. If you became aware of the injury recently or it only recently made it self manifest, then there is a small chance that the SOL has not passed.
Still, you should contract a medical malpractice lawyer in your jurisdiction.
Three weeks does not seem like an unreasonable amount of time. If your car was rendered unusable, then it is in the insurance company's best interest to settle the property damages in a little time as possible, as each day that passes means you are entitled to further 'loss of use' damages.
In my experience, insurance companies are very unpredictable with regards to how long it takes them to determine liability.
Best of luck.
You certainly can sue. You will have a very hard time finding an attorney that will take this case on a contingency fee, so you will have out of pocket legal costs and fees. Something to consider as well is that he probably committed perjury; contracting the local DA might be worth it.
I am sorry for this ordeal and wish you the best of luck.
I agree with the other Lawyers for the most part; it does not appear that your husband would be liable for the negligence of your son.
However, I would still be somewhat concerned. In the event of an accident in which your son is negligent, and the insurance policy holders are you and your husband, one might argue that the auto insurance is evidence that your husband was the constructive owner of the car. Because after all, who insures cars in which they have no interest?