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Donald Arthur Woodbine
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  • Husband fell from a ladder while doing yard work for his brother resulting in his death,will homeowners policy pay

    fell from ladder no witness to accident

    Donald’s Answer

    First of all, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. To answer your question, it would depend on several variables, which you would certainly want to discuss with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Best of luck to you.

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  • Do i need an attorney?

    I hit a vehicle in front of me while I was traveling less than 5 miles per hour. The vehicle I hit was uninsured and unregistered. It did have minor damage. The participants in the vehicle denied injury and agreed to take a payment at the scene of...

    Donald’s Answer

    Unfortunately, the fact they were uninsured has no bearing on the issue. If the other driver has filed suit, it means that they were unable to settle with your insurance company, likely because your insurer didn't agree with the amount of damages they were claiming (considering you were traveling less than 5 mph). Give the complaint over to your insurance company, and they will have to provide you with a defense.

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  • On my way out of work, I got injured. I fell on ice and broke my wrist. I'm due for surgery next week. Can I star case?

    I was living work and fell and broke my wrist on my employers property and ground, can I start a work compensation case and a personal injury case or just one, either work compensation or personal injury? thanks

    Donald’s Answer

    It is very possible that you may have a WC case; I agree that you should speak with one of the Avvo attorneys and provide more information to discern who would be the responsible party. I hope you are able to find some relief after your surgery, and wish you the best of luck.

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  • Insurer of vehicle (driven by someone else with suspended license) that hit lowballed DOV claim and refused to cover rental.

    Was hit head on by impaired driver (one year ago) with no valid driver's license who was driving vehicle insured (state minimum) by someone else at a business address. Vehicle was 3months old (50k msrp) with almost 20k in repairs and 2 months in ...

    Donald’s Answer

    I absolutely agree; you should not attempt to deal with the insurance company on your own. It sounds like you may have a bad faith claim, but we would need more information. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the many attorneys on this site. We have plenty of experience handling this type of situation.

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  • My daughter hurt her back in an accident in which her friend flipped the car over. Do we need a lawyer ?

    The insurance company wants to speak to her. Should we speak to a lawyer first?

    Donald’s Answer

    Absolutely; I would recommend having her speak to a lawyer prior to speaking with the insurance company. He / she will prepare her for the interview with the adjuster, and can be present for the interview. Best of luck to both of you.

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  • Is it a good idea to give opposing insurance company my social security number in a personal injury case?

    they say it is to find out if personally injured will be responsible for paying back medicare or medicaid if any recovery is acquired from them.

    Donald’s Answer

    Typically, the insurance company needs to run a Medicare / Medicaid search for any liens before they will pay for any damages or bodily injury claims (i.e. Medicare / Medicaid is entitled to be reimbursed if any of your medical bills were the result of someone else's negligence, and you obtain recovery from the incident). In my experience, they will normally reduce their lien by at least 25% if the insurance company won't make a satisfactory offer to settle. So to answer your question, it is a normal request.

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  • Tent with massive mold in apartment daughter was very sick

    She been hospital liked and biosynthesis done bad promblem

    Donald’s Answer

    As long as you can prove that the mold in the apartment was the direct result of your daughter's illness, you may have a case, and you can seek reimbursement of her medical bills and any property damage that was incurred as a result of the mold in the apartment. Good luck.

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  • How long after the accident do I have until I can't get scar money

    A ladder broke and I fell 8feet to my head and have a nice scar it happen about two years ago

    Donald’s Answer

    I'm very sorry to hear that you were injured. The Statute of Limitations in RI is three years. Best of luck to you.

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  • My wife is pregnant(39 weeks) she fell in stop&shop, she slipped on pile of water left from employee putting away food.

    The employee saw her fall didn't offer any help, then where she works with special needs, the girls asked if he was going to put up a sign and if he knew it was wet over there and he said he knows. Never put up a sign. Can we sue stop & shop for s...

    Donald’s Answer

    If he knew it was wet and didn't put up a "wet floor" sign to warn patrons, then you can certainly sue the store for injuries, pain and suffering, time from work, etc. The store owed its customers a duty to maintain the premises in a safe manner, and their employee failed to do so. Best of luck to you.

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