Donald Arthur Woodbine’s Answers

Donald Arthur Woodbine

Providence Personal Injury Lawyer.

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    I strongly agree with the above answers. I know of a similar situation involving a wrongful death suit in which the plaintiff used the "family lawyer" who was actually a bankruptcy lawyer, and I feel it could have gone a lot better than it did. I wish you the best of luck with this, and my thoughts are with you and your family.

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  2. There was an accident that happened to my son and was reported to the police whom did no investigation. To me it is suspicious

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Hughes Harris
    2. John Skyler Riordan
    3. Donald Arthur Woodbine
    4. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    If you feel that your son's girlfriend may have done something which contributed to your son's death, you must report it to the police. From there it will go to a prosecutor (state's attorney); there is nothing anyone here can do to help you with this. File a police report right away. My condolences to you; I can't imagine what you must be going through.

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  3. Should I get another lawyers opinion?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Donald Arthur Woodbine
    2. George Costas Andriotis
    3. William Emil Cassara
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    Did he work for the defendant himself or was he an attorney who worked with the defendant's lawyer at some point? A lot of attorneys who work for plaintiffs started out working for defendants, so they may know a lot of attorneys on the other side. That doesn't necessarily mean he's helping the other side, but if you suspect this or you feel he isn't as attentive to your case as you need him to be, of course, you should feel free to get a second opinion. Best of luck to you.

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  4. Who do I sue when a stolen truck crashes into an apartment I was in and I was injured?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl P DeLuca
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Scott J. Corwin
    4. Donald Arthur Woodbine
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    I agree with all of the above; if you have it, go through your uninsured motorist policy.

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  5. Hit from behind while sitting at the stop light. what happens if i have no insurance and license but the other driver does

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Donald Arthur Woodbine
    2. Jason Todd Studinski
    3. Nathanael Prada
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    I am sorry to hear about what happened to you. Your problem with the driver's license is not the main issue here; you definitely have a case. Your damages and medical bills would be paid under the other driver's insurance, but I do not recommend that you deal with the insurance company yourself. Feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss this further: (401) 521-1800, ext. 121.

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  6. Can I sue without a lawyer after I was struck by a truck ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    I agree with all of the above. You would likely get far less money out of your case if you tried to take on the insurance company yourself than if you paid an attorney to deal with them for you. The insurance company is trained in dealing with people who have no experience in handling these issues.

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  7. Do I need a lawyer ? Car accident.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Donald Arthur Woodbine
    2. Matthew Charles Hardin
    3. Stephen Alan Sauer
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    Statistically, you could receive approximately 4 times more money than you would if you tried to deal with the insurance company yourself. Insurance companies are aware that you are not experienced in this matter, and they will try to convince you to accept the minimum amount for recovery. Most attorneys charge contingency fees (typically about 30 - 40%) and they will keep the bill collectors off your back for the duration of your case. It is the policy of most personal injury attorneys not to...

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  8. I live in ri my son got in a accident with a car registered to me why does insurance company need my license number for claim.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Donald Arthur Woodbine
    2. Carl P DeLuca
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    They need the owner's information for the claim, along with that of the driver. Your insurance should cover the accident, even though your son was driving. Best, Don.

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  9. A woman hit me on my bike. Her insurer rejected the claim. What are my options now?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carl P DeLuca
    2. Donald Arthur Woodbine
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    I would recommend that you speak with an attorney in your area immediately. There are some insurance companies (I won't say which ones) that are very aware their insured was to blame, but won't pay simply because you don't have someone representing you who will fight for you, so they think they can just sweep the whole incident under the rug. Do not feel bad about suing her; you are really asserting your rights against the insurance company, and she will just have to understand that. As an...

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  10. How to know if your lawer have sold ou out?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    You must remember that if a lawyer is quite certain that he is going to win your case, he may put quite a bit of money out-of-pocket into it in addition to a lot of hard work. Sure, he can add the money he paid out-of-pocket to his fee, but it is my policy not to leave my clients with less than the amount I am going to receive, as I'm sure is the policy of many other lawyers. Naturally, this can result in both of you receiving much less than you might have if you pressed on. Remember that the...

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