Sean P DuBois’s Answers

Sean P DuBois

Portland Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Do I need to get a lawyer after my MVA to handle the pain & suffering. negotiations? It has been 5 months since accident.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joanne Reisman
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Sean P DuBois
    4. Wm Keith Dozier Jr
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
    6. ···
    11 lawyer answers

    Your symptoms sound similar to a traumatic brain injury - a serious type of injury that makes getting a lawyer very important. Please read more about traumatic brain injury symptoms: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/traumatic-brain-injury/DS00552/DSECTION=symptoms. Do not settle this claim until you've spoken with an attorney who specializes in head injuries - you may be entitled to more than you think. And most Oregon personal injury lawyers do offer free consultations.

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Can I be sued for a hit and run months after my insurance paid for the damadges and then some..?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Coluccio
    2. Joanne Reisman
    3. Sean P DuBois
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    It is possible that the injuries to the plaintiff were not fully known at the time of the criminal hearing. So yes, your insurance may have to pay for the personal injury claim. But your insurance company should provide an attorney to handle the case for you, so talk to your insurance.

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. Is it possible to get MVA man that hits 2 pedestrians under a lot of punishment.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. Joanne Reisman
    3. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Make sure there has been a police report filed. If you were one of the victims, you should receive a copy of this report, and it will tell you if the driver was charged. If he was, you can call the prosecutor's office for the county in which the accident occurred, and find out the status of the case against him. That is for criminal charges, but if someone was injured, it is also possible to "punish" the defendant by bringing a civil case against him, which will make his insurance company pay...

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. If i am a pedestrian who got hit by an immigrant and has no insurance who pays my settlement the state? or how does this process

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. Todd A Taylor
    4. Joanne Reisman
    5. Jay Bodzin
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Teairra, My partner wrote about your accident on our blog, and that might help give you some answers to questions about hit and runs: http://portlandattorney.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/st-johns-hit-and-run-victim-suffers-traumatic-head-injuries/ And yes, you can get help. Try http://www.doj.state.or.us/victims/pages/compensation.aspx as hit and run is a crime, and you may be eligible for compensation. If you have any other questions, you can call my office at 503-222-4411. Your question...

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  5. Could I file it for blackmail/extortion charge if the person use a corpse as tool to extort money and property from us?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Don Fink
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. Steven Mark Sweat
    3 lawyer answers

    Blackmail is a criminal activity - and therefore you should notify the police. While you may be able to file a civil suit later for emotional damages (in truly egregious cases, like funeral home abuse), this is hard to prove.

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  6. Do I really need an attorney

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Troy Austin Pickard
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. David J Don
    4. Solomon Neuhardt
    5. Michael Owen Smith
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Because motorcycle insurance requirements are different from car insurance requirements (i.e. the limits are usually lower), you should probably speak to an attorney to make sure that you and your husband have access to the at-fault driver's insurance policy limits to pay for your injuries and medical treatments. Many firms, including ours, do offer free consultations so I recommend speaking to several attorneys about your case before deciding to hire (or not hire) a lawyer.

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. Is $500.00 a fair amount to be offered by GM for airbags not deploying.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, no ethical attorney can answer a question like this. To answer the question of the value of a case takes months of research, understanding the causes and the effects. Most personal injury attorneys do offer free consultations, however, and may be able to give you a better idea of your options after speaking with you and your daughter personally. You may want to speak with an attorney before signing anything to ensure that your rights are protected.

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. Are personal injury attorney fees negotiable? How do I know if its a good %?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Ian Schoen
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Stacy E Pepper
    5. Allison L Williams
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    In Oregon, most attorneys charge 33% of the settlement for their services. This is the standard for contingency fee agreements, and in return most firms will front all the case costs so that you don't have to pay anything out of pocket. While some lawyers are willing to negotiate their fee, you should be aware that most will not. It is more important to hire an attorney that you trust and that has experience with MVAs than someone with a low contingency fee.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  9. I was in a MVA and hit by a drunk driver what happens if his coverage doesn't cover all my medical bills and lawyer fees

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. Matthew C Simon
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Heather A Lottmann
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Do not sign anything until you have consulted an Oregon personal injury lawyer - you do not want to "sign away your rights" before getting a professional opinion about your case. If you have health insurance, you should use it - health insurance can help pay medical expenses until you reach a settlement with the drunk driver's insurance or your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  10. We are facing forclosure because I lost my job after auto accident. We have other debit as well. What is the best option for us?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Aaron Shurtleff
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. Jay Bodzin
    3 lawyer answers

    Well, you should consult a bankruptcy attorney for your options, and if the auto accident was not your fault you might also consider hiring an Oregon personal injury lawyer to help you reach a settlement that could assist you in paying your bills.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

503-222-4411