Jeffrey Wayne Rickard’s Answers

Jeffrey Wayne Rickard

San Jose Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Is it advisable to have at least $25,000 per person of bodily injury coverage, and $50,000 per accident for liability insurance

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Wayne Rickard
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    As another attorney stated, buy as much coverage as you can reasonably afford including the most UM/UIM coverage available. I personally think that the UM/UIM coverage is the most important part of your insurance package because is gives you something to pursue if you are hit and injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver. Here in CA the percentage of uninsured or underinsured drivers out there is huge.

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  2. Who would be available to discuss our personal injury case involving a hotel accident?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
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    You need to reach out to a personal injury attorney in the SF Bay Area.

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  3. Can I file a police report still after someone hit me?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Wayne Rickard
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    Yes, you can go to the police and report the incident. Yes, you can go after her regarding the deductible though the cost to do so may exceed the amount of the deductible. Your insurance company should be able to provide you with some assistance unless you've waited too long.

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  4. When should I bring a lawsuit for a car accident? I heard I have 2 years, but other people tell me insurance claims take time...

    Answered about 1 month ago.

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    As other attorneys have correctly stated, in CA you have two years from the date of the accident to settle it or file suit. If you don't do one or the other whatever claim you have will be time-barred. If you do end up filing suit it won't be against the insurance company. It will be against whoever caused the accident. Were you injured? Your post doesn't mention anything about injuries. Here's the deal about timing: If you file a lawsuit soon after an accident the insurance folks are...

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  5. Should I accept 5,000 for my pain and suffering from the insurance company? Or lawyer up?

    Answered 9 months ago.

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    Yes, get an attorney. Someone who spells things out clearly so that you can make an informed decision about what to do. And hire someone in the Bay Area.

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  6. As a Apartment Owner are you not liable for any injuries your tenants may inure on the property? Falling out 2nd story window?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Richard Marc Katz
    2. Alan Ray Barnes
    3. Aimee E Kirby
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    You're asking all the right questions. Liability on the part of the property owner (or potentially management company) will depend on lots of factors. You're not going to be able to figure it out without the help of a law firm and attorney. And I'd expect that firm would engage the right consultant to look at potential issues involving codes, tempered glass, fall-protection, etc. Find someone in your area and set up a consultation. I hope your nephew is doing ok.

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  7. Is it OK to tell the other party's insurance company (the person who caused the damage to me) that I have UM/UIM?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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    I would not tell the other carrier what your UM/UIM limits are. Has that carrier told you what its insured's policy limits are? I doubt it. Regardless of who the carrier is here you are not "in good hands." I am in San Jose if you want to talk. There are a lot of us PI attorneys. Find one you feel comfortable with and let that attorney help you.

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  8. Do wet floor signs have to be placed in a door way?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Wayne Rickard
    2. Marc Lazarus
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
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    I am not aware of a requirement but it is certainly the best practice to put up some kind of warning signs if the floor people are using is going to be wet. I am working on a similar case in San Jose right now. A gym floor at a 24 Hour Fitness Club locaton was mopped and a guest fell a fractured an ankle. There were "cones" up but so far from where the floor was wet that they were not at all effective in warning of a slippery condition. Feel free to call is you'd like a no-charge consultation....

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  9. Was my doctor negligent in conducting a transvaginal ultrasound that resulted in a torn placenta and loss of two 8-week fetuses?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rebekah Ryan Main
    2. Jeffrey Wayne Rickard
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    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Whether it is the result of negligence or not is not something any attorney on Avvo can tell you. You need to contact an attorney here in the Bay Area who does medical malpractice cases and get some guidance. I suggest Brad Corsiglia or Jeff Janoff. Both are in San Jose and will know my name. Call and set up a time to speak to either or both of them.

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  10. How much should I accept for my pain and suffering? Do I need to get a lawyer?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Wendy Marie Schenk
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    You're right, nobody has suggested a number. I will. If you have a TBI with confirmed cognitive deficits and tinnitus it's a 500k claim or more. Doubt that will be offered. Do you even know how coverage the at-fault driver had at the time of the crash? Probably not. Contact me if you want plain talk.

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