Sean Michael Patrick’s Answers

Sean Michael Patrick

Sacramento Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. Can I accept the policy limit from the at fault insurance carrier and continue to sue the at fault driver in CA?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mher Asatryan
    2. Malosack Berjis
    3. Sean Michael Patrick
    4. Barry P. Goldberg
    5. Richard Andrew Harting
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    If you accept the policy limits you will likely be required to sign a release of claims. Once signed, you may not continue to pursue the negligent driver. However, if your sister had underinsured motorist coverage, you may be able to file a UIM claim with her carrier. I would consult with an attorney before proceeding. Best of luck.

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  2. Do you think it really matters what type of attorney a person retains in a personal injury situation?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ilya Demetrios Frangos
    2. Frederick Joseph Sette
    3. Malosack Berjis
    4. David B Pittman
    5. Randall Richard Sevenish
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    Yes. You should hire someone that is well versed in brain injuries / head trauma. These cases can be complex, and an experienced attorney will be well worth the contingency retainer fee. I hope your child recovers quickly. Having grown up in Redding, the courts are often very conservative and you will face an uphill battle if you don't have the right attorney on your side. Best of luck

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  3. Personal Injury/Bad Faith

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Bradford Charles Brereton
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Sean Michael Patrick
    4. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    5. David B Pittman
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    Your insurance company will likely be on the hook for the excess judgment. If they refuse to pay a judgment in excess of the policy limits, you have a vaild claim for bad faith. Consult with an attorney that deals with bad faith claims if you get a judgment that the insurance company refuses to pay. Best of luck.

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  4. Where do I file an auto claim against the LA County? I accidentally filed claim against CA State instead.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. Sean Michael Patrick
    4. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I would get on this ASAP. I believe you can find the appropriate forms online.

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  5. My rights

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Paul J Molinaro
    5. Scott J. Corwin
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    You should have filed an incident report with management. Then seek medical attention to treat whatever injuries that you sustained. Then consult with a personal injury attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and you claim is handled properly. You can use Avvo to find personal injury attorneys in your area that will likely offer a free consultation. Best of luck.

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  6. What should I expect from litigation for a car accident case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sean Michael Patrick
    2. Angela Zervos
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. George Costas Andriotis
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    It sounds like you have an attorney. If so, you should have this conversation with him/her. If you don't have an attorney you should hire one.

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  7. A dentist knowingly used a large piece of file to fill canal during root canal and did not tell me, is there a claim?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Constantine D. Buzunis
    3. Sean Michael Patrick
    4. David B Pittman
    5. Scott Richard Kaufman
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    I am sorry to hear about the ordeal you went through. In order to properly evaluate your claim, an attorney would really need to review your records and consult with an expert in dental malpractice. My office handles these types of cases, and would be happy to offer you a free consultation. Be aware that you have one year from the date of the injury to file your claim.

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  8. Do I have a Legal Wrongful Death Case, if my sister was put on a ventilator, given paralytics and the dr. performed 3 procedures

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sean Michael Patrick
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    4. Lisa Douglas
    5. Mohamed E Seifeldein
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    I am really sorry to hear about this tragic loss. To answer your question, it really depends. You will have a claim if the actions of the medical staff did not meet the standard of care -- that is, whatever they did, must be what a reasonable person with similar training would have done under the circumstances. I would recommend having the medical records reviewed by a medical malpractice attorney, and a medical expert. They will be able to advise whether the care your sister received fell...

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  9. Is there a way I can reduce the Damages Claimed in a Car accident. The bills do not look right to me

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sean Michael Patrick
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Barry A. Stein
    4. Michael Martin Noone
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You should hire an attorney. It sounds like you might have a causation defense, and possibly an indemity claim agaisnt the city for a danagerous public condition (the poorly designed intersection). Best of luck.

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  10. I am trying to settle a motorcycle accident.I got a broken ankle ,6 weeks of cast 3 weeks of soft cast boot

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Cory Russell Weck
    3. Sean Michael Patrick
    4. Bradford Charles Brereton
    5. Jannik Patrick Catalano
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    While there is no magic formula to determine a good settlement, I agree with my other colleagues here. You should consult with a personal injury attorney. Without an attorney insurance companies have the advantage and will often low-ball your offer.

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