I was in a car accident (rear ended) and my wife and kids were involved I went to the chiropractic for

Asked over 1 year ago - Santa Ana, CA

six months and the bill was sent but they are refusing to pay anything to the kids because to them they were not injured one of them is 2years and the other 5 what can I do?

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  1. Steven Mark Sweat

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    Answered . You could hire a personal injury attorney to try to present the claim on behalf of you and the children.

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  2. Gabriel Phillip Moorman

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    Answered . you should contact a personal injury attorney in your area.

  3. Kevin Coluccio

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    Answered . You should consult with a personal injury attorney. The attorney can review the issues and share the best approach.

  4. Paul J Molinaro

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    Answered . When arguing to get compensation from an insurance company for physical injuries as result of a motor vehicle accident, medical examination notes and documentation a of injuries are what one would generally use to evidence the body parts involved and the extent of injuries. When an attorney makes a demand for such compensation, the demand letter will reference the medical records. The demand will also factor in future medical costs, among other things. If one just demand money for himself, herself, or his or her kids, by saying he or she or the kids were hurt, he or she should expect resistance from the insurance company. Nothing sends the message of "here's the claim to save money on" better than a person making unsubstantiated demands and doing so without having an attorney.

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  5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. Hire an attorney to fight this case for you. Best of luck.

    This answer is provided by Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., El Abogado de Accidentes de Autos de California: 510-206-4492.... more
  6. Richard Andrew Harting

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    Answered . Absolutely get an attorney. There can be many issues that affect how the insurance carrier is looking at your claim. For example if there is very minimal property damage to your vehicle they will take the position of no injury. children usually do not get very good settlements in routine type car accidents - generally $250 - $1,500. Please feel free to contact our office for a no cost consultation and I will be happy to discuss your situation in more detail. 1-800-809-8848

  7. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.

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