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  • I got into a car accident...and i dont have insurance.

    The car i was in. Was about to be sold so it was taken off the insurance. I drove it to walmart for an emergancy..parked alittle to far ahead and this ladies car hit me...my opinion nobodys fault.... we exchanged info i gave her 400$ and went on o...

    Joel’s Answer

    Unfortunately, because you have no insurance, you are basically on your own. If you had insurance, your company would have provided a defense for you and hired attorneys as necessary. In this instance, you will have to defend on your own, or hire your own attorney.

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  • How long does it take for ah car crash settlement to settle

    my mother and i was in a car crash which totaled the car in sept.7 2010 a year has pasted already

    Joel’s Answer

    It is really impossible to answer your question because it does not provide enough information. Are there issues with the case? Is the insurance company denying? Are you treating for the accident? My best suggestion, if you haven't done so already, is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney in your area. He or she will ask the pertinent questions to get you the answer you are looking for. Best of luck.

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  • I was in a head on accident and they totaled out my car. The adjuster is trying to settle with me.

    My lawyer say that i can settle because it has nothing to do with my case against the person that hit me. Is this true.

    Joel’s Answer

    I am not sure which insurance company is giving you money for your car - yours or the other person's? In any event, you can settle the property damage aspect of your claim without losing your right to pursue a claim for injuries. You just want to make sure that any agreement or release you sign only releases them for the property damage and not everything else.

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  • I had a car Accident in NJ - we agreed to allow the arbitrators to decide on the amount but they have postponed my case 4 times.

    I wanted to know if there is a limit as to the #/times a case can be postponed by arbitrators? I was told the amount would be between 12,500 - 50,000. Since then the case has been postponed 4 times & 1 time I drove all the way to the place where ...

    Joel’s Answer

    Unfortunately, there are legitimate reasons why arbitrations and other proceedings must be cancelled or postponed. Four times is certainly on the high end for an arbitration. If you have concerns about this happening again, you should probably speak with your attorney (if you have one) about going to a different arbitrator. If you don't have an attorney, I strongly recommend that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney in your area to help you with the arbitration. You should not do it alone. Best of luck.

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  • Do I still need to pay for hitting neighbors car?

    I hit their parked car back in June I offered to pay cash instead of going thru insurance they said okay, two months later they gave me a quote for damage on their whole car so I had to go back to where they got it and explain to them what damage ...

    Joel’s Answer

    Your obligation to pay would continue because you were the cause of the damage. It is obvioiusly not your fault that they have not responded to you. I would suggest you contact them in writing so you have proof that you are not trying to avoid your obligations. If they don't respond, then you may never have to pay, but you should understand that you are responsible (at least until the statute of limitations ends in your state).

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  • Fell in a grocery store 5 months ago is it too late to file a law suit

    I have not seen a doctor because i dont have the money and i thought the pain would eventually go away but my arm is still weak and painful, seems to slowly get worse

    Joel’s Answer

    Assuming you have a case of negligence or wrongdoing (and that is no given), my experience tells me that trying to start a case 5 months later with no treatment up to that point is an uphill battle that you probably will lose. You will hear the insurance company question the causal connection between your current symptoms with something that happened 5 months ago with no supporting evidence to connect them. In any event, I still suggest you contact an experienced personal injury firm in your area for a free consultation. Best of luck.

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  • How will i win a case if noone is helping me and im paying people for no reason?..

    over the summer i was in a bad accendent and at frist things were going fine but i had problem with my back and i went to a doctor for that and they helped but my insurance wasnt doing ther job right n people are screwing with me all the time ho...

    Joel’s Answer

    The simple answer is to call an experienced personal injury attorney in your area for a free consultation. He or she can determine whether there is any legal basis for a claim and what can possibly be done on your behalf. Avvo.com lists plenty of well-qualified attorneys in your area. Good luck.

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  • WHAT KIND OF LAWYER DO I NEED FOR NECK INJURY CAUSED BY CHIROPRATIC ADJUSTMENT?

    WENT TO CHIROPRACTOR FOR MIDDLE BACK PAIN...NO NECK INJURY OR PAIN CHIROPRATOR ADJUSTED MY NECK EVEN THOUGH I ASKED HIM NOT TOO RIGHT AFTER EXTREME DIZZINESS AND PAIN,,MRI WAS DONE,HAVE 2 HERNIATED DISC IN NECK AND HAVING VERTIGO..GOING TO SPECI...

    Joel’s Answer

    You need an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your state. You can certainly search Avvo.com for some of the best attorneys. Good luck.

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  • I was rear ended and I have no insurance

    I was stoped at a red light and a car rear ended me. I have no insurance. The at fault driver had full coverage. I have serious pain but everywhere I call says they do not do Third party insurance billing. Do I need a laywer for the injury side? I...

    Joel’s Answer

    You should definitely seek counsel from an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area. It is usually a free consultation, and you pay nothing unless the attorney is successful obtaining a settlement for you. My guess is the attorney could probably help you find medical providers willing to wait until settlement for payment.

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