I'm a 62 year old woman who fell off an 8 foot ladder at work. I was not being spotted or assisted. I suffered a concussion, 2 dislodged teeth, herniated disc in my neck, fractured knuckle and had a 4 inch gash on my forehead that required stitche...
As others have suggested, you should seek the advice of an injury attorney who handles worker's compensation claims as soon as possible. You are entitled to seek payment of all related medical bills, temporary total or partial disability for lost wages, disfigurement for scars, and permanency for any permanent impairment you may have suffered, as well as mileage reimbursement for travel to and from medical and therapy providers. There are some specific rules regarding whether you physician is certified and/or following the applicable treatment Guidelines (You must pursue a claim within two years of the date of injury unless your employer or their workers compensation carrier has paid you workers compensation benefits under the belief you are owed them, in which case you have five years form the last payment within which to bring any other related claims). Again, I encourage you to call a workers compensation lawyer to discuss your rights as soon as possible. Usually, there is no charge for initial consultations and no obligation.See question
Some one ran into the back of my car while we was driving on the highway . I have went to treatment for 8 months and is ready to settle
In a nut shell, you should make an appointment to talk to a personal injury lawyer before you think about settling. Not only will an attorney better be able to estimate and negotiate the value of your claim, there may be issues in the case that you haven't considered such as loss of consortium claims, PIP issues, unpaid bills, healthcare liens or cost of future care. Initial consultations are usually free and there is no obligation to retain the attorney. Protect yourself and your family--make an appointment to see an injury lawyer.See question
November 29th I was going to lowes to buy some paint pan for my husband . I was turning in the parking lot to go park my car when a guy with a pick up truck cut thru the parking lot at high speed and hit me right on driver side door . He never tri...
I am sorry to hear that you suffered such a devastating collision. In a nutshell, you have the right to pursue the other driver for his negligence and seek pain and suffering compensation. You can also seek property damage benefits to cover the total value of your vehicle. Your medical bills and lost wages should be paid by your own automobile PIP policy (your company will later be reimbursed by the other driver's company). Medical bills and wages above your PIP coverage can be part of the recovery you make from the other driver's insurance, in addition to pain and suffering. You should quickly make an appointment to talk to a personal injury lawyer of your choosing in your area and get all the details of your rights as an innocent victim of someone else's negligence. Initial consultations are free and there is no obligation to retain. (Please remember that you have two years form the date of injury within to make a claim or file suit).See question
My dog bit someone. We agreed to pay his medical bills. He finally after several months stopped by and handed us his bill. The paper was not a bill but a claims history. Doesn't indicate what the medical service was for. In addition, he hand wrote...
In a nutshell, Delaware has a "dog injury" statute. The injury can be because a dog bites someone, but it can also be if a dog knocks someone over, for instance. If your dog injures someone, a suit can be filed for pain and suffering, permanent impairment, medical bills and the like. While noted to be a strict liability statute, there are defenses such as teasing the dog, or in the case of a professional, such as a groomer or vet, assumption of risk. Assuming you have homeowner's insurance, this type of claim may be covered and you should contact your carrier. A word of caution: many policies now contain exclusions of coverage for certain breeds (and mixed breeds) of dogs such as Dobermans, pit bulls and the like. Though it makes sense to request copies of actual medical bills, turn this over to your carrier. Be careful, without a valid release, you could pay the bills and the injured person could still sue you within two years of the injury for pain and suffering, for instance.See question
I was a back seat passenger in a single car accident. The owner of the truck who let his girlfriend drive now is looking to sue her. I hit the windshield as well. Legally, can the owner of the truck or a lawyer force me to testify in court against...
You can be subpoenaed as a witness. You are not being forced to testify against the driver. The better way to look at it is you are encouraged to tell what you remember and tell the truth. Whether or not that helps or hurts the driver is simply based on the facts...and the truth.
You said you hit the windshield. You didn't describe an injury, but you may have a pain and suffering claim as well. Please remember that you have a two year statute of limitations on such claims. I advise you to consult with a local personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights.See question
I was involved in a hit and run . The driver of the other vehicle left the scene of the accident .. My insurance company geico is not working with me and I need a lawyer to assist me ..
I am sorry to hear of your collision with a hit and run driver. Contact a Delaware personal injury lawyer to help you deal with your carrier, GEICO. You are entitled to seek PIP to help cover lost wages and medical bills, and your uninsured motorist coverage with GECIO can provide compensation for pain and suffering if you were injured. Initial consultations are usually free with no obligation. These types of cases are normally handled without any retainer fee and no fee until and unless the attorney recovers payment for you.See question
I was in a vehicle accident 7JAN 16 it was not my fault other driver was ticketed. I have been waiting to get a final quote on my truck since it was totaled. Insurance company of guy at fault says I must sign a waiver stating I will not come back ...
I am sorry to hear that you were in a collision. These matters can be quite frustrating. Liability insurance carriers do not normally require you to sign a complete release of all claims before paying the totaled value of your vehicle. As pointed out by my colleagues, you should bring the "waiver" to a local personal injury lawyer licensed in Delaware to review and explain all of your rights when injured by the negligence of another. First consultations are usually free.See question
I was in a car accident and someone hit me from behind with my daughter in her car seat
I am sorry to hear that you were involved in an accident and I hope your daughter is not injured. As pointed out by others, you can search for a Dover injury attorney here on AVVO. You can also Google search for one, check you local phone book, or contact the Delaware Bar Association for a referral. Good luck!See question
The other driver was cited for reckless driving. My nephew was my sisters sole caretaker. He and his son lived with my sister his whole life. The insurance claim will go to his two children. But now my sister has no one to take care of her. S...
I am very sorry to hear of your family's loss. Your sister should seek counsel of an attorney who handles accident claims. The initial consultation is free and your sister would be able to obtain needed information without obligation.See question
if I am involved in an accident with a uninsured individual can I refuse to use my coverage and force the uninsured to pay for damages with cash. the individual without insurance is at fault.
I am sorry to hear that you suffered an accident with an uninsured driver. This scenario can be very aggravating. While you could decline to utilize your own uninsured motorist coverage, it really makes no sense to do so. First of all, you have been paying premiums for years so that you could have such coverage. You should use the coverage you've paid for. Secondly, the only way to force the uninsured to pay is to file a law suit against them. This will require filing costs, discovery costs, perhaps expert witness costs and possibly years of delay. Even if you do obtain a judge or jury award against the uninsured driver, you may have no way to collect it. Wage attachments are very small payments over long periods of time, and you may have to chase the defendant around if they change jobs. You may be able to put a lien on real estate they own, but if they own it jointly with a spouse, you may not be reimbursed until someday when they sell the house, assuming there is any equity. Also, there the possibility that the defendant could file for bankruptcy and effectively wipe out any award you obtained. For all these reasons, it makes much more sense to use your UM coverage, and let your insurance carrier decide whether or not they want to pursue the uninsured defendant.See question