John Thomas Stralen’s Answers

John Thomas Stralen

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Rear-ended by a DUI driver (suspended and revoked license) with no insurance...do I hire an attorney to handle my case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    2. Barry P. Goldberg
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Malosack Berjis
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    There is not enough information to answer your question. You may have a type of coverage called uninsured motorist coverage on your own auto policy which would cover you, or the facts of the collision could allow for a claim against another party with insurance or assets. I recommend you call an attorney for a consultation. Most injury attorneys offer a free consulation. Doing this will allow the attorney to obtain more information and better guide you in the right direction.

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  2. If I get sued and have no assets can they take take my car?its new and I'm making payments on it.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Coluccio
    2. Malosack Berjis
    3. Steven Mark Sweat
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. David B Pittman
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    9 lawyer answers

    More information is needed in order to provide the best answer. I agree with the others who have answered that if you have auto insurance turn this over to the insurance company and let them handle it for you. If you have insurance, your concern could be that you do not have high enough limits to cover all of the claimed damages. In that case, it can help if you write a letter to your insurance company and request that it settle the case within your insurance limits so that you are protected....

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  3. I am the plaintiff and I need to find a doctor that will be an expert witness in my personal injury lawsuit? How do I find a doc

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Costas Andriotis
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. Timothy Leo Bowden
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You should hire an attorney who handles personal injury cases to help you. Often, the doctor who treated you will be an expert in your case. However, there are situations where it might help if you hire a doctor specifically to evaluation your injuries to testify in the case. There are several factors involved such as time, costs, the type of injury, whether the treating doctor will testify, to name a few. In some cases it can be helpful to have a doctor perform an evaluation and impairment...

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  4. Will SSI take the 25,000 PI money that I will get as a result of a car accident settlement? Can I buy a new car with the money?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5. Pius Joseph
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    You should talk to your attorney. There are legal ways to maximize your net proceeds from the settlement and reduce any loss of SSI benefits. These are determined based on many factors specific to your situation, including your assets, and the settlement amount. There are trusts that can be created, but those might be expensive. There may be other alternatives such as to spend the money on an asset that does affect your SSI, but you may temporarily loose benefits. Each method needs to be...

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  5. Why is enterprise insurance making this claim so difficult and what can i do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. John Thomas Stralen
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    This question is difficult to answer based on the information provided. Your attorney is in the best position to answer this question because he or she knows the particular details of your case and any factors that may prolong settlement. However, there are numerous reasons that insurance companies have for not paying on claims, some make sense and others are hard to justify, especially to people who have been injured. Keep in mind, that proving that the other party is at fault is only...

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