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  • About how much can we reasonably sue the driver at fault for?

    My mom Go into a head on collision, in which she is not at fault. the other driver ran a red light in a turning lane pulling in front of her within 15 feet. She has a history of fibromyalgia and panic disorder. The injuries t as a result of the ac...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Those are pretty horrendous injuries. The real issue is how much insurance will they have and how much underinsured motorist insurance does she have access to. If the limits are 50,000 or less, it is worth all of the insurance. If there is more coverage, it will depend on how well she heals and what her medical bills come to. I'm sorry she is going through this. That's is not a do it yourself kind of case, so hire a lawyer.

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  • Will I need a lawyer, due to prior injuries that has worsened (due to my car accident)

    I was involved in a hit and run accident on Fri Dec 18, 2015. I was stopped in traffic and a car hit me from behind. My car was bumped up. I pulled over, thinking the car would also pull over. Yet, the driver of the car kept going.(hit and run). I...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You will need a lawyer for that one and it is going to be a pain for you. The medical care must be managed carefully so as to distinguish it from the prior condition and you must establish that you were completely healed up as reflected in the medical notes from the May surgery

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  • Do I have any right to sue for medical & pain and suffering?

    My husband and I waited on this restaurant to open around 11am on yesterday, when we entered the restaurant one of the waitress point to a spill of water on the floor near the wet floor sign. My husband went in to go stand in line however I went ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    It's all a matter of distance. If the area where you fell is a substantial distance away from the area with a wet floor sign was say more than 15 feet, then you may have a viable case. If it was closer than that then you probably do not have a case.

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  • Will i recieve my settlement by christmas

    i signed my release december 14,2015 my attorney call the same day and requested the check

    Christopher’s Answer

    Obviously no one here knows. The lawyer can often make arrangements to advance funds once a settlement is reached, so ask.

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  • Can I sue regarding my driver side airbags not going off?

    I was at fault for a car accident on the highway. I hit a parked car while going the speed limit; however, only the passenger side of the airbag went off. I suffered a broken nose due to smashing my head on the steering wheel.

    Christopher’s Answer

    You can, but it's not a case anyone will take. It costs thousands of dollars to hire the necessary engineers and a broken nose is not a serious enough injury to merit spending that kind of money.

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  • I really would like some advice and opinion on how a case like this would work out for me (basically a broke student.)

    A year ago, I had a collision with a pedestrian. I did not see the pedestrian walking, and as soon as I saw her, I slammed on breaks, and turned car away from her. Thankfully, I had basically no speed as she hit the side of my car (she pretty much...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Did you receive a letter or an actual lawsuit? If it is a lawsuit, call your insurance company immediately and they will defend the case. It is probably just a demand letter though. Is it addressed to you or ccd to you?

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  • Can I still sue even though I signed a waiver?

    I was at lifetime fitness and working out on the basketball court 2 hours before the custodian came in the gym and started mopping around the court that I was on, I didn't know she was mopping, that the floor was wet, or she didn't tell me. I ch...

    Christopher’s Answer

    The membership application and liability waiver is normally enforceable and bars most claims against the issuing gym. The question is whether the janitor service is in house or a third party that is unprotected by the liability waiver.

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  • Car accident attorney

    I was in a car accident and the other motorist was cited, and now I'm going through a miscarriage three days later, along with several other body pain. This pregnancy was a blessing since my husband have been trying for 7 years and I am a emotiona...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I am so sorry for your loss. Definitely stay away from the recorded statement. We have handled quite a few of these cases and the biggest question is whether the damage is visible and whether the medical records support the miscarriage being traumatically induced. Bundled up in the analysis is the age of your fetus and your medical history.

    Take a few in person meetings with lawyers and go over the options.

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  • Hit & Run in Ga with herniated disc and over 25k in medical - can I bring up punitive damages during mediation?

    If the insurance company refuses to settle a claim under the policy limits with the defendant taking 100% responsibility for the hit and run accident on deposition, am I able to bring up punitive damages? bad faith?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Why isn't your lawyer answering this for you. In most circumstances, punitive are available for hit and runs, but if it's a swearing contest, "they said I could leave" then jury won't respond. If it's Geico or a low end insurer, they exclude punitive damages, so they don't care. Bad faith is really only an issue if the case value exceeds the policy limits. If you lack confidence in your lawyer, it's time to figure out why. Trust your lawyer or change horses soon.

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  • Can my husband be compensated for injury, since he did not seek medical attention?

    Husband was involved in an auto accident 03/2015 and was told by the individual he would compensate him, but this never happen, so we finally contact his insurance company on 09/03/2015 and advised them of the accident. The individual denied the c...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If he has not seen a doctor and six months have elapsed, he has no viable injury claim. The law does not bar it, but no jury would award money damages for an untreated injury because it would appear dubious.

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