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Timothy Martin Knowles

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  • I had limited tort on my car insurance and was in a car accident that was not my fault in Pennsylvania.

    I was hit by a tow truck when I was in my thirty-seventh week of pregnancy. It was not my fault and the other driver was cited. My son stopped moving and the ultrasound showed a minor abruption of the placenta. I was forced to have an emergency...

    Timothy’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this situation. There are many exceptions to limited tort, including when you suffer "serious injury;" the defendant vehicle is registered in another state; the defendant driver accepts ARD or is convicted of driving under the influence; when the person who is at fault intends to injure himself or another person; when the person who is at fault “has not maintained financial responsibility” as required by law; and when the victim is injured while occupying a vehicle other than a “private passenger motor vehicle,” including a motorcycle, taxi, or sometimes an employer’s vehicle.
    This is a matter that should be addressed by a face to face consultation with an attorney. I added a link about limited tort insurance to the end of this answer. Good luck.

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  • Okay, now i'm on my way to work about 3 weeks ago, & i'm unlicensed & was driving/operating a unregistered and uninsured car.

    now this guy was flying down an extension i take to work basically in the middle of the street so i veered off a little bit then coming back in lost control whipped around into a mans fence and tree, now i took out about 5 feet of a 2 ft. tall fen...

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    I am sorry to hear about this situation. It is best if you stop posting publicly about this issue. What you post online can be used against you, even if you think it is anonymous. I recommend seeing an attorney in person for a consultation. Good luck.

    Tim Knowles

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  • I was hit by a drunk driver who was arrested. What rights do I have and how do i go about getting a lawyer?

    I am under doctors care for injury sustained from a motor vehicle accident on 09/10/13 and the doctor put me out of work for a few weeks. I was hit by a drunk driver who was arrested. What rights do I have and how do i go about getting a lawyer wh...

    Timothy’s Answer

    You should go to a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law. You should speak to the lawyer and make sure that you are comfortable with him/her handling the case. Most attorneys handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, so you would not pay out of pocket. It is good that the driver was drunk, because it might help if your auto policy is limited tort. Good luck.

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  • How and what can be accomplished with a personal injury case against an individual??

    If cosmetic injectables were purchased from an individual online, and the products resulted in a surgery since the product purchased WAS NOT as described in product details...what can you get as a financial settlement if the company is run by an i...

    Timothy’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this situation. You should see an attorney for a consultation. There are too many issues for an adequate response to be given online. For example, an attorney would need to investigate the potential parties, whether there is insurance coverage, whether there is sufficient proof tying your injuries to the product, and the extent of your damages. It is possible that the individual would be a party, but there might be business entities that could be responsible as well. Good luck.

    Timothy M. Knowles
    Attorney at Law
    tknowles@wmpalaw.com
    Warren & McGraw, LLC
    920 Lenmar Drive
    610-584-9400 xt. 103
    Blue Bell, PA 19422-2000

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  • If a nurse quits before her employer confronts her about stealing wasted drugs, can she still be prosecuted for it later?

    employer suspects nurse of abusing/stealing drugs on the job. employee learns of this and resigns before employer can meet with her about it. can she still get in trouble?

    Timothy’s Answer

    For your own sake, do not post any more information online about this situation. See an attorney in person for a consultation. Good luck.

    Timothy M. Knowles
    Attorney at Law
    tknowles@wmpalaw.com
    610-584-9400 xt. 103
    Warren & McGraw, LLC
    920 Lenmar Drive
    Blue Bell, PA 19422-2000

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  • Medical Malpractice- Bone infection after open fracture.

    I broke my leg severely back in Nov 2012. It was an open fracture which means the bone came out through the skin. The surgeon did not put me on IV antibiotics or long term oral antibiotics, which is medical procedure with open fractures. I then ha...

    Timothy’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this situation. No attorney can tell you with certainty whether this is a case, but it sounds like it is worth investigating. You will need to consult with a medical malpractice attorney. He/she will collect your medical records and have them reviewed by an expert. Important issues will be whether the physician breached the standard of care, what your medical prognosis is, and whether you have financial losses.

    Act quickly. The statute of limitations creates a two year deadline for bringing a lawsuit. You must bring a lawsuit within two years from the time you knew or should have known of your injuries and their cause. Good luck.

    Timothy M. Knowles
    Attorney at Law
    tknowles@wmpalaw.com
    610-584-9400 xt. 103
    Warren & McGraw, LLC
    920 Lenmar Drive
    Blue Bell, PA 19422-2000

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  • Can i sue my insurance if i have full tort plus stacked limits and at fault driver only has limited tort

    I was working at the time and was at at stop light. I was rear ended by another car.I was in my work vehicle . I have concussion issues and still can't drive.

    Timothy’s Answer

    I agree with the answers above. In order to clarify for you the meaning of "limited tort," I have posted a link to a blog post on the subject. Good luck.

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  • Got into a bike vs pedestrian accident 1 year ago, collided with pedestrian who was running on run side of path, both injured

    Went to ED in same ambulance, had stitches and scarring. I get a letter from lawyer saying they are suing me for accident and claimed I tried to flee the accident scene. Please advise!

    Timothy’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this situation. If you have applicable insurance coverage, report this to your insurance company immediately. It is possible that homeowners insurance will apply. If you do not have insurance, contact a lawyer for a consultation. Good luck.

    Timothy M. Knowles
    Attorney at Law
    tknowles@wmpalaw.com
    610-584-9400 xt. 103
    Warren & McGraw, LLC
    920 Lenmar Drive
    Blue Bell, PA 19422-2000

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  • Liability & poor police report

    I was involved in an accident. I had just pulled out of my spot, was in the lane beginning to accelerate and was parallel to the car that was parked in front of me. The conditions were wet and dark. A car came up from behind me, swerved into oncom...

    Timothy’s Answer

    It is always a safe bet to contact an attorney who will deal with the insurance companies. If you were injured, you can contact a personal injury attorney. If it is only a property damage issue, you might have difficulty finding an attorney. You want to make sure that your insurance company knows that you dispute the content of the police report. The police report itself is inadmissible at trial. Good luck.

    Timothy M. Knowles
    Attorney at Law
    tknowles@wmpalaw.com
    610-584-9400 xt. 103
    Warren & McGraw, LLC
    920 Lenmar Drive
    Blue Bell, PA 19422-2000

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  • Staple left in partially amputated foot from surgery 9 years ago caused open sore/infection resulting in hospitalization. (PA)

    I am a diabetic and had a partial foot amputation in 2004. Since the operation, my foot has become infected several times, resulting in hospital stay, severe illness and pain. The front of the wound is skin grafted and recently my wife noticed tha...

    Timothy’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this situation. No attorney can tell you at this point whether you have a case. You will need to contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. The attorney will have to review your medical records in cooperation with medical experts.

    Two issues come to mind. First, medical malpractice cases are expensive, so there usually must be extensive damages before an attorney will take the case. Second, you should see an attorney as soon as possible because there might be a statute of limitations issue. Good luck.

    Timothy M. Knowles
    Attorney at Law
    tknowles@wmpalaw.com
    610-584-9400 xt. 103
    Warren & McGraw, LLC
    920 Lenmar Drive
    Blue Bell, PA 19422-2000

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