I was in a car accident. I hit a driver from behind. We both got out of our cars. I asked if driver if they were ok. They said they were fine. I called the police and an officer came. He took my information. Although a ticket wasn't given the poli...
The situation sounds fairly standard; however, since you do not handle or deal with cases on a daily basis, you would not know this. If you know or can afford to hire a private attorney on a limited basis, this may help protect you. A letter should be sent to the insurance company, by you or your attorney, requesting that the insurance company settle the case as soon as possible. The insurance company has a duty to act in your best interest and shield you (when possible) from liability and personal financial exposure. In most instances, the case is settled with no exposure on your part; however, you do not want to fall into one of those rare situations in which you got sued because your insurance company played hard ball with the other side and wanted to prove a point to the other side. Good luck.See question
I was hit by a car while walking in a parking lot. I received a head laceration requiring stitches and a deep trauma injury to my left leg. I have accumulated medical bills of about $14,000.
Most experienced personal injury attorneys will gladly provide you with a free consultation regarding your personal injury case. The value of a personal injury is dependent on a number of legal and practical factors including the type and amount of insurance coverage, the medical care provided, the diagnostic testing performed, medical conditions, wage loss, permanency of the injuries, and need for future care. Some medical providers are quite good in documenting the injuries and helping present the case in the form of medical records while others are not. You have a fairly significant amount of medical bills due to the accident. As an injured pedestrian, you should receive fair compensation for your injuries but the amount depends on the factors mentioned herein and other factors. Make an informed decision before you agree to anything. Good luck.See question
I was walking across the street and I was hit my lawyer filed a suit against SEPTA now they're trying to tell me that you're going to take restitution for a telephone pole and I hit like seven eight years ago is this able to happen
It seems odd that the government entity is now seeking to collect on something that happened 7 - 8 years ago. As recommended by the other Avvo members, contact your attorney to find out the basis for the request or demand for restitution. Get a copy of any documents that pertain to or support the claim for restitution.See question
3 months ago I had to go to er for nausea and vomating they gave me iv drugs in right arm after leaving my arm got a infection had to go to another better hospital to have surgery the cut a 4 inch cut on my arm & did tunnel surgery to cut & scrap ...
It is unfortunate that you suffered complications following the placement of an IV. A medical malpractice case can be pursued if the care was below the standards; however, there are risks with any procedure. Contact a medical malpractice attorney in your geographic area. Since the cases are quite challenging, time consuming and expensive for an attorney to pursue, most attorneys are quite particular in selecting which cases will be accepted for representation. Good luck in your search for an attorney.See question
I have surgery done OCT 24 2016 An IV was given to me in my wrist against my wishes. I had always had IVs in my hand or arm. It was painful and nurse insisted I leave it there. Now after MONTHS OF PAIN...SWELLING..AND BURN LIKE FEELING I had x-ra...
I agree with the answer provided by Eliot Wolf. He noted that there were two ways to analyze the case: 1. Legal Analysis and 2. Practical Analysis. The legal analysis involves the ability to prove that the medical provider departed from the standard of care and caused injuries to you. The practical analysis involves the costs, risks, and time involved in the pursuit of the case. The practical analysis must carefully consider the damages and potential outcomes in light of the costs, risks, and time. You should see if you can get a medical malpractice attorney in or close to your geographic area to review the case. Good luck.See question
I have a car accident and I have Ukrainian driver licence, I am more that 1 year in USA and police officer gave me a bond to go in the circuit court. What options do I have to resolve this problem?
Seeing that you have a required court appearance, you should contact a local traffic ticket attorney or criminal defense attorney to find out how the process works in your county / city. In many cases, traffic citations can be worked out without a hearing; however, this case seems to involve a criminal matter. As such, it may be more complicated than a standard traffic citation. Get advice and legal representation if you can prior to your hearing date. Good luck.See question
If two people backed into each other while backing out of a parking spot and you found out they did not have a license and you later that night found out your insurance just canceled who is at fault in The state of Minnesota ?
Typically, the issue of fault involves the accident or incident rather than other factors like insurance, status of driver's license, etc. . . You should contact a local attorney to discuss the situation but the accident as you described it seems to be an accident in which each driver was equally at fault OR an accident in which nobody was at fault. Good luck.See question
My husband and daughter were hit by a drunk driver who has been deemed 100% at fault; he has insurance. My family sustained no injuries (thank God). Our insurance company is going to total the vehicle for $7,400. This vehicle was paid off so my fa...
In cases of this nature, the damages are typically limited to the market value of the car. It is unfortunate that you are now facing the challenge of purchasing another vehicle. Most attorneys will likely shy away from the case seeing that there are no injuries and the vehicle is a total loss. You may want to speak to the State Attorney to see if there may be restitution awarded in the criminal case to cover a down payment. It is at least worth a try.See question
My son was attacked in the apartment complex were I live...Can I sue the owner for property owner liability if there was an injury?
A property owner can be held liable under a negligent security case if the facts support such a case. A property owner is not automatically liable or responsible for every single bad act or injury that takes place on premises. A property owner can be held liable if negligence can be established by proving that the bad acts were both foreseeable and preventable. The cases can be quite challenging. An attorney in your geographic area - Jacksonville, Florida - may be able to help your son with the case. However, it will depend on the details, facts, and circumstances. It is unfortunate that you son was attacked. I hope that you can get some justice and compensation for your son. Good luck.See question
85 yr disabled woman fell off a lift for the handicap bus, broke hip. Lawyer is saying she has to pay for the hospital & rehab out of her settlement. Doesn't Medicare pay for the hospital? I think the lawyer has not ask for enough to cover thes...
When Medicare pays for medical bills associated with a personal injury case or claim, Medicare does have a right of reimbursement. Trip and fall cases can be challenging. Certainly, you asked some excellent questions that are most likely best addressed by the attorney handling the case. The client can seek out a second opinion from other attorneys.See question