my lawyer failed to tell me the net amount i would recieved i have not been compensated properly for my injury i had heriated disk and got 42000 settlement they trying to give me 3800 i refuse to sign release for this amount can i go to trial or h...
It all depends on whether your attorney had authority to settle. If he did not have your express permission to settle the case, you may have options to either disavow the settlement or have a claim against your lawyer. It will depend on the specific facts of your situation.See question
I was rear ended by a commercial vehicle and my attorney referred me to an orthopedic for the pinched nerve from my neck which my MRI showed. The orthopedic recommend injection but the front desk assistance say I have to wait at least 3week before...
An insurance pre-approval requirement. You have the option to have your treatments paid through your settlement proceeds but that may reduce your ultimate net settlement. Having health insurance pay is better for you but (as you can see) will cause delay. Some doctors will treat on a lien or there are funding companies who will pay for your bills (like insurance) and get paid back out of the settlement.See question
Our son checked himself in a rehab for taking pills and other illegal drugs, he was there for 1 full day before we get a phone call saying he passed. After waiting a little over 4 month autopsy comes back accidental overdose. Shouldn't the rehab b...
I am very sorry for your loss. People should not OD in rehab. There is big money in rehab these days and corporations are great at marketing and convincing parents to place their children in rehab facilities but fall woefully short on treatment and supervision. You should consult an attorney.See question
What is the statute of limitations for negligence in Georgia?
Generally speaking, the statute limitations expires two years from the date of the negligence act. However, there are many exceptions. Four instance, if the adult person was prosecuted the statute maybe told against the person and possibly others. There are exception however, there are many exceptions. Four instance, if the at fault person was prosecuted the statute maybe tolled against the person and possibly others. The statute can be tolled if interstate is not set up quickly. Many different scenarios and if there is any doubt you should contact an attorney. Jeff Shiver www.shiverhamilton.comSee question
My wife stopped at a gas station to get a drink , parked next to a handicap spot that had a Kerosene pump in front. She walked up to the side walk stepped, her ankle rolled breaking her fibial bone in two places.She didnt notice it before but ther...
Quite possibly, depending on several factors. If there have been prior falls due to similar hazards, you'll be able to establish that the business owner had actual knowledge of an unsafe condition. Even if there's not actual knowledge, you may be able to establish constructive knowledge (that they should have known) if they did not have a reasonable inspection procedure. It will be wise to seek consultation from an attorney who specializes not just personal injury law but premises liability to investigate and collect video, photographs, have someone inspect the same if possible to gather evidence.See question
I was in an car accident and suffering from a back injury now. My girlfriend was in the car with me. We spoke to our insurance company and we are in need of a personal injury attorney. We haven't gotten one yet because we don't know how to tell la...
Most likely no damage has been done, particularly if she was truthful. Although, I always instruct my clients not to give recorded statements and less necessary. This is one of the reasons why you should consult a lawyer promptly. The insurance adjuster's can contact you immediately and many have decades of experience coaxing Injury victims into saying things that may hurt their case or ultimately save the insurance company money.See question
I have a scar on my right arm about 5 inches long that I have to wear for life and headache something. I have a lawyer from a different state that practice in NC and I don't think he fighting for me to get a reasonable amount.
Doesn't sound reasonable based on the limited information you provided. You should certainly expect your lawyer to fight for top value. Jeff Shiver
Is a limousine carrier's insurer subject to a direct action in Georgia?
Georgia law allows a direct action against the insurance company of a "motor carrier." Limousines are motor carriers under Georgia law. An exemption might apply to the limo or it might not, depending on the use of the limo. This is a heavily litigated topic and depends on the facts. Jeff ShiverSee question
I have decided to let the other party offer their dollar amount first because I am not sure how high they will go. I didn't want to under bid. I am not sure what my case is worth but I have a ballpark figure in mind
Case values are highly dependent on facts, injuries, etc. The smaller the case, the less likely a lawyer needs to be involved. If Damages are significant, broken bones or surgical, you can bet that hiring a lawyer will net you more money, even after lawyer fees.See question
and use of my left arm. And am no longer able to work. Can I sue the driver, the trucking company and auto manufacturer?
Absolutely. You can sue the driver, the company he was driving for, and in most cases, the insurance company directly. We often find evidence that the driver had a history of dangerous driving and the company either knew, or should have known, which often allows us to seek punitive damages. You will likely need a competent commercial vehicle lawyer. Make sure your lawyer has vast experience, and large verdicts and settlements specifically involving tractor-trailer crash cases.See question