Hospital-asked for a new nurse then the dr intimidated me before explaining why i wanted a new nurse then kicked me out of the hospital to later find i have diverticulitis. GI-Paid past due payment then took it a week later, told me it wasnt their...
Diverticulitis can be an extremely serious life threatening condition. You need to present to a physician or an emergency room to obtain treatment. Forget about asking for another nurse or asking what the hospital can or can not do and get the treatment you need. Be reasonable.See question
Why do State and Government injury lawsuits cap an attorney fee at 25% NET? Could it be that this is the fair way of collecting an appropriate fee. I think its pretty common that the Attorney Nets more than the Client in most cases under $75k, but...
In a typical small or midrange personal injury case the law firm invests a great deal of time and resources dealing with the medical lien, in obtaining an accurate itemized lien, which, ironically can be a challenge. The itemized lien then needs to be "parsed", that is each line is reviewed and anything NOT related to the case is tagged. Those items unrelated to the injury then need to be challenged and additional time and effort is devoted to convincing the heath carrier that the unrelated items be stripped. After that step, the attorney then works to negotiate the lowest possible lien. This has become an increasing challenge in recent years in that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued decisions more and more protective of the health insurance companies. I've actually taught seminars on the topic of personal injury liens and I find that personal injury attorneys have devoted a great deal of effort to learning and pursuing this step on behalf of their clients. So, I contend that where a great deal of effort is devoted to dealing with the liens, it is fair to say that the diligent personal injury attorney earns every cent of the gross. Here's more on liens and that Supreme Court case: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2013/12/health-plan-liens/ I hope this information helps and I wish you the best. If we disagree, you are free to pursue the alternative of going to the legislature, as another AVVO attorney suggested.See question
Lost of memory do to head drama Crossing the street hit by automobile
I am sorry to hear that you have sustained a serious injury of this nature. Most personal injury attorneys handle personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis; this means that the injured person who retains the attorney pays nothing until the end of the case. The contingent fee arrangement is "free" in the sense that you do not pay anything to hire the attorney. The personal injury attorney works on the case until there is a payment, whether by judgment, settlement or otherwise, and in the end that is when the attorney receives a percentage of the settlement. Here is more on the contingent fee agreement: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2012/03/personal-injury-contingent-fee-agreements/ I hope that this information helps, and wish you the best with this.See question
Last month I was involved in a car accident, were I received a nutcracker fracture to my cuboid (a very uncommon fracture). It is really painful and I have to be on crutches for a minimum of 6 week. The surgeon told me that he couldn't preform sur...
Evaluating personal injury claims requires analysis of many factors far beyond those even that you have posted. I am sorry to hear that you have sustained such a severe injury. The best recommendation anyone can give you is to retain experienced personal injury counsel to review all of the facts and circumstances surrounding your injury and to prepare a thorough analysis and demand to the insurance company. I know that is not necessarily the advice that you are looking for by posting your inquiry on this site but you're just not being fair to yourself by trying to go it alone. If there were such a thing as a personal injury evaluation calculator, here it is: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2011/06/what-is-my-personal-injury-case-worth/ I hope that this helps you and I wish you the best.See question
What to do when insurance offer low ball settlement for auto accident injury and tells you do what ever you want
Insurance companies deny that they low ball personal injury claims but in reality the fact is that low balls are a common occurrence. A low ball is an offer that is far below that offer which a reasonable person would consider fair based on all of the facts and circumstances of the case including the liability and the damages. Why do insurance companies offer low ball settlements? The reason that insurance companies offer low ball settlements is that they know sometimes they are able to grind people down to the point that they wave the white flag of surrender and take it. None of this is my opinion, insurance industry insiders have documented this phenomenon. Here's the link: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2014/07/insurance-low-ball/ The answer to your question as to what to do when the insurance company offers you a low ball is to retain an experienced personal injury attorney in your jurisdiction to slam the ball out of the park. I wish you the best with this.See question
I was hit on the back side in my back door he says I came out of nowhere
Submit the claim to your insurance company and let them take care of it. If it was the other person's fault they will 'subrogate' to the other person's insurance company, requiring them to reimburse your insurance company's expenditure. This is why we all pay the big bucks for car insurance.See question
my wife and i went a department store near us and while she was shopping in a aisle she stepped on a sharp broken piece of glass which was on the floor. it pierced thru her sandals and in to her leg. she had a cut and there was blood coming from h...
I agree fully with attorney Grife. Getting correct medical care is your wife's first priority. However I also underscore that you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in your jurisdiction. If you are waiting for the store's people to call you and/or to do the right thing you will grow old doing so.See question
For example, can an art center, with on and off site artists offer the artists work for sale on our website and collect a fee or commission associated with that sale which would go back to funding the art centers work?
Non profit entities engage in money making activities all the time and it can be entirely legal and valid as long as the financial activities are within the stated purpose of the non profit entity when it applied for and received the non profit status. I highly advise that you retain an attorney familiar with non profit law and regulations its highly likely that this will save you more money and headaches than it costs. My answer is yes, as long as you are doing everything properly, running it through your non profit's dedicated account and not skimming. I wish you the best.See question
I have a debt where I went to school, didn't finish the semester and now they are charging me for the fees. It has went to a collection agency and the only options for payment arrangements that they will accept are payments that I can't afford. ($...
Yes, a collection company can refuse a proposal for a payment arrangement. There is no requirement that a creditor or debt collection company accept a proposal. Such arrangements are usually negotiated and one frequent requirement is that there be some sort of a significant good faith initial payment. Otherwise, the proposal does not show significant intent to repay. I wish you the best.See question