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John Grant McCreary

John McCreary’s Answers

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  • What kind of lawyer do I need to sue my personal injury lawyer for negligence?

    John’s Answer

    It doesnt sound like you have a reason to sue your attorney right now. You still have until May of 2022 to file a lawsuit based on your info. If you dont like how your attorney works, you can always switch attorneys. Also, something seems to be missing as you dont have to "wait for workers comp to kick in" as you can file a work comp claim immediately if you are covered under the work comp policy. Even if there was work comp, they may have subrogation rights against the car insurance. Commercial policies are typically higher than standard car insurance minimum policies. There is a lot of confusing information here - you need to talk more in depth with your attorney or find another one to do a consult and take over your case. It's possible that your case is not worth much based on your injuries, but that depends on the medicals and billing.

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  • Received a Compromise and Release offer from insurance company. Possible to handle this without an attorney?

    John’s Answer

    My colleague above is correct. Best to review with a attorney. You can always negotiate rates with the attorney and we all give free initial consults. Insurance companies take advantage of unrepresented injured workers all the time to save money.

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  • Why is it so difficultfortheinsuranceto settlea case ina hit and run accident?

    John’s Answer

    Insurance only has to pay their policy. If you want more money, you need to sue the young man. If you have un/underinsured policy on your insurance, file against them and get more. If you dont have that kind of coverage, you just learned an expensive lesson that you should get it in case this ever happens again.

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  • Situation with my son and online friends?

    John’s Answer

    Your son is a adult. Sexual jokes and references are not illegal, and are extremely common for gamers and young men in general even under 18. It does not appear they are predators, or anything wrong is going on.

    It's time to let your adult child be an adult. Stop snooping in his business.

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  • How do I defend myself against a possible lawsuit for property damages in excess of auto insurance policy limits?

    John’s Answer

    Your insurance will provide a attorney to fight, but if you are concerned they will really get above policy limits you can hire your own attorney. Typical defense attorney rates are $150-$200+/hour. Just call up any insurance defense firm in your area

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  • My 17 year old daughter was hit by a car in the crosswalk, but on a skateboard. Do i need an attorney?

    John’s Answer

    My colleagues have given good advice. I'll simply add that when finding a attorney, ask about experience with children's cases. Also know that often cases with children need to have lower fees, so if you have someone telling you 30%+ you need to shop around. All of us give free consultations via telephone/zoom and handle cases in every part of California. Wishing you and family all the best

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  • My dog bit the dog sitter while at the sitter's home during a stay set up via a dog sitting app. Am I liable for medical bills?

    John’s Answer

    Yes you are responsible for all medical bills and damages. Best course of action is to pay them and hope she doesn’t get a attorney

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  • Hello. I fell off a roof 1 year ago. The temp disability/workers comp has been paying ive been getting unemployment

    John’s Answer

    You can't get benefits from EDD and work comp. That is not allowed. You can get into a lot of trouble if you are getting both. You need to talk to one of work comp attorneys ASAP not only for this issue, but to help you navigate the workers compensation system so you can get the highest settlement possible for your injuries. Use Find a Lawyer up top and call one of us here on AVVO. Wishing you all the best

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  • Am I entitled to any of my ex boyfriends settlement money? In California.

    John’s Answer

    No.

    If he owes you money for any other contract/rent/bills/etc, you can sue him in smalls claims court. But in general, you are not entitled to any of his settlement money.

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  • Can a person sue her boss for bringing a dog to work (unannounced) and the dog unprovoked bites her on her leg causing injury?

    John’s Answer

    Yes. The boss is strictly liable for the dog bite and all damages, including medical bills. They met be trying to go through work comp. Contact one of us here on AVVO that does work comp and dog bites to figure out the options. More details are needed. Wishing you and family all the best.

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