I am in a suit against my car ins. company involving my neck injury in a car accident . I am ill, recovering from a recent operation and ongoing medical problems, pregnant (high risk) and unemployed. I cannot afford costs associated with ongoing...
I agree with the other posters, you need to talk to your attorney. Im sorry to hear about your physical problems.Are you paying your discovery costs yourself?Also, this is a first party case right? (you are suing your own insurance company). When you talk to your attorney, and I really encourage that you do so, ask if him if you can postpone your deposition until you are more physically able to participate (although you really should try to finish this as soon as you are able). If the insurance company will not agree to postpone, you could talk about a protective order--where the judge hears both sides and decides if you can have extra time. My experience with defense counsel, however, is that they are generally so busy that they do not mind a continuance or two. good luck!See question
It wasn't a fight. It was an attack with a cooking pot that was dented during the blows to my head of which I needed staples in my head.
Depending on where this accident happened, you should consider a personal injury claim.See question
I always send my mom to fly with a friend as she is illiterate. As she was walking to baggage claim she had to get on electrical stairs going downwards, a TSA agent to her left, & the friend i asked to escort her infront of her. As she stepped...
I agree with Pittman and the others. If your mom was injured, and, you want to pursue a bodily injury claim, the documents which you seek are discoverable--meaning that you will be able to obtain it in the litigation and discovery process. On a side note, I really think someone needs to seriously evaluate the TSA. I see so many instances of unprofessionalism, arrogance, etc. That coupled with the security breaches should make someone "up there" really look at this. Good luck.See question
The explanation of the agreement was not done by my lawyer nor the mediator. I signed to the alimony that I would get a certain amount monthly only to find out that she earns 3 times what I thought she was earning.
I agree with the other poster. Once you sign, its done. That being said, if you think you can prove fraud on the part of the other party, you may be able to petition the court to set aside the mediation agreement. But, you will likely need the assistance of counsel. This could be complicated. Good luckSee question
I was in an at fault accident that was at minimal speed and my full coverage insurance company wouldn't pay. I was sued in small claims court and my insurance company represented me and satisfied the judgements, but it is affecting my credit which...
I agree with the other posters. If the insurance company failed to negotiate in good faith with the plaintiff, and/or, if they could have and should have paid prior to suit, then you may have a "bad faith" claim against it. These cases can sometimes be complicated, so you should definitely consult an attorney. About the satisfaction of judgment, write to the insurance company and demand that they file this document for you--its only a paragraph or so. If that doesnt work, ask the plaintiff's attorney. Good luck.See question
I was told that if I loose my case, I will not be liable for the fees of the defendant's attorneys. But my attorney had included other issues of breach of contract in the personal injury case. 1. Would this still be considered a personal injury...
I agree with the other posters: you should ask these questions of your attorney. Also, about fees-- jurisdictions and contractual situations are different, you really havent given us enough information to give an answer, but, in general there must be a law, rule or contractual provision to force the loser to pay attorneys fees. And, its pretty rare.See question
There was more then one person sliced that night I was last my medical records show I was infected around that date what can I do about this I'm back and forth for treatments and the hospital never checked for that
I agree with the other posters, you need to see an attorney right away to evaluate the rest of the circumstances of your case--ie whether there may be other causes of action against other parties. However, I think that the defendant you released in the settlement is out. This is why I tell impatient clients that a rush to settle may result in your leaving certain claims "on the table." good luck anywaySee question
My statutes are almost up and I do not know what to do on this?
If you are talking about a Personal Injury Protection Claim (medical bills for injuries from the accident), or, if you are talking about a Bodily Injury Claim ("pain and suffering"), keep in mind that your "Statute of Limitations" is 2 years from the date of the last payment made by your PIP carrier. Call your adjuster and ask for your "PIP Status" and date of last payment. Add two years to the date of last payment, and there is your "SOL" date. That being said, if it were my client and the insurance company was denying a rear end accident, I would probably go ahead and file the lawsuit already--independent of what the SOL date is. (assuming there are no other complicating factors, such as your coming to a sudden and unnecessary stop, your DUI, etc.) A personal injury attorney can help you sort out all of these issues. Finally, if you are making a property damage claim, the 2 year statute strictly applies (ie 2 years from the date of accident). There are many quality personal injury attorneys in your area who could help you. I hope this helps, best of luck.See question
I live in NJ was recently involved in an accident in Illinois when out there on business . The woman hit me from behind traveling at a high rate of speed and never braked . I was taken to the hospital by Em Ts checked , and released . My compa...
You should retain an attorney.. You have a workers compensation claim and a third party liability claim. This claims can be tricky, especially on the third party side because your workers compensation carrier may be entitled to a percentage repayment.See question
I am in a civil litigation . the defendants ESQ has " MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT . . . How do i respond to it if I believe that I have the evidence to back up my case .
I agree with the other attorneys. Motion for Summary Judgment can often be complicated. I have even seen some attorneys make mistakes with regard to the formalities which are required of you to defend yourself against it. Even though a judge may give a pro se litigant more leeway, I would urge you to consult an attorney. Remember that your response is time sensitive, in Circuit Court, 8 days before the hearing. If that time frame is coming up soon, you may want to seek a continuance (postpone the hearing) so that your attorney can have some time to evaluate your defensive position.See question