Yes, it matters!! For a major injury case, I recommend that you hire an experienced personal injury trial attorney. An experienced personal injury trial attorney will consider factors such as:
- What insurance coverage there is to cover the significant injuries
- Whether the defendant individually has assets to cover the jury verdict
- Whether there is a potential for governmental responsibility for road design, signage or liking
- Any other potential theories of liability
Hotels should be liable if their negligence played a role in the damages. If it is a hotel that does business in the US, it may be possible to file a suit the United States. There are many complexities to this case. You should request a consultation with a personal injury attorney.
Before making a recommendation of whether you should provide medical records to an insurance adjuster. If it is a serious injury, you should not provide any information to an insurance company without consulting an experienced personal injury attorney first.
Do not sign any releases and contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Dealing with insurance companies can be tedious and difficult and an attorney who is experienced in personal injury will know how to manage your case to ensure you are protected. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may be entitled to:
lost wages from time taken off of work
pain and suffering
Every attorney here has recommended that you contact a personal injury attorney. You may not choose to hire an attorney but knowledge is power. At a minimum you will learn a little more about the tactics insurance companies will do to diminish your claim. A good personal injury attorney will initiate investigation immediately. I have written blogs and produced a podcast on this very topic. The name of my podcast is "Comments from the Bar" if you would like more information on this subject.
If your prior DUI was an adult offense within the last ten years, you will be charged with a second offense DUI. You definitely need the assistance of an attorney. He or she will want to know what the reason was for the delay in filing of charges and will need to evaluate all of the facts and circumstances of your case. Penalties for a second offense DUI are severe. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
I will keep my answer short. You need a lawyer. A good lawyer would be able to present evidence of your innocence to the prosecutor and hopefully have your case dismissed. Hire a lawyer, show your evidence and see what the lawyer recommends.
I am a Santa Barbara lawyer with a lot of experience working within the Santa Maria court system. I have over 25 years trial experience. I agree with many of the answers of the other lawyers. You should seek the assistance of an attorney to help you with your case right away. An attorney will help plead down your medical expenses. This is something we do every day. You really should not be talking to the insurance company without representation. We would be happy to help you. Whether you...
It is likely that charges will be filed against your boyfriend. Marrying your boyfriend is not a defense to the potential charges. Your boyfriend should hire an attorney immediately and, under no circumstances, should he submit to a police interview. If evidence (your statement to police, your mother's statement to police, DNA evidence after your child is born) establishes that your boyfriend is the father of the child, police probably will make a felony arrest for at least statutory rape....
After a thirty days of suspension, you may request a restricted driver's license based upon a "critical need", for example no other means of transportation to and from work or for necessary medical care. DMV officials are reluctant to find a "critical need" these days so you must make a compelling case in the multi-page DMV application.
With a .02% reading, you should hire an attorney and contest the suspension at the DMV hearing. The breath test devices have a tolerance of .01% which...