A couple of weeks ago I fell inside of a store. I filled out the incident report and I went to the doctor. I was sent some information from the store's Insurance Company. Should I fill it out or should I get a lawyer's opinion first. At this point...
I wholeheartedly agree with my colleagues who have answered this question in that you should definitely consult with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases. I recommend that you do NOT answer any questions or fill out any forms from the store and/or the store's insurance company. As mentioned, the store and its insurance company are not looking to help you, they are looking to gather information that can be used against you should you ever attempt to make a claim against them for any injury you may have sustained. A consultation with a lawyer should be free.See question
Does the person opening the Estate have to be living in Ohio?
This question is somewhat dependent on the laws in the State that you reside. Generally, yes, and Estate must be opened to pursue a malpractice/wrongful death lawsuit, and generally, the "personal representative," must reside in the State in which the Estate is opened, which again is generally where the decedent resided. There are some exceptions. You should consult with an estate lawyer on these issues.See question
16 years old at time of accident driving parents auto with permission and was told by parent I was insured.
Possibly. If the State in which you live requires you to have insurance, and you did not, it is possible that your license could be suspended, and you would likely have to pay a fine. However, if you hire a "ticket" attorney, they may be able to prevent your license from being suspended. If your parents owned the car both you, and your parents, are responsible for the damage that you caused to the other vehicle.See question
The driver of the second car claims that they were hit from behind by a hit and run driver. There was a wittness that affirms their claim (documented in a CHP report) but i believe the driver that hit me was driving to fast for the stop and go con...
You should consult an attorney. Frequently, the investigating officer may discover evidence that confirms your version of how the incident occurred, including discovering witnesses. It is not unusual for an insurance company to deny a claim, in fact, it has been alleged that some insurance companies automatically deny more than 90% of claims made, even without proper investigation. It would be worthwhile for you to consult with an attorney who can assist you with discovering the truth. Frequently, the only way to do so is to file a lawsuit against the other driver.See question
I've had to come out of pocket for getting my car fixed my deductible and also the doctors visits and therapy for my back. I know it's a law that you have to have insurance and this gentlemans insurance lapse. What can I do and Where do I go. ...
You should consult with a personal injury attorney in the Dallas, Texas area. In some instances, insurance may exist but have coverage wrongfully denied. An attorney can assist you with discovering if in fact insurance exists. In the event there is no insurance, you can still make a claim against the other driver. If that driver is found responsible, and has assets, you may be able to make a monetary recovery against that person. Again, you should consult with an attorney in the Dallas area. Generally, the lawsuit will be filed in the county where the incident occurred.See question
sent me for an xray which was negative...the other party's ins only want to give me $250.00 for my pain and suffering...they say they go by the extend of damage on the car...should i get an attorney or what should i settle for...what if in the fut...
From the information you provided, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. The consultation is free of charge. Speaking with an attorney does not mean that you have to proceed with litigation, nor does it mean that you will recover anything. However, it should ensure that your rights are protected and that you get competent advice on how to proceed. If the accident was recent, it is very possible that you could have injuries which you do not fully understand or have not been properly evaluated and diagnosed. If you "settle" with the other person's insurance company now, you will likely be barred from bringing any other claim in the future for injuries that you may have. You do not have to make that decision immediately. Consult with a local attorney.See question
Fell 3 1/2 weeks ago still no pending payments from bwc. Getting different stories from employer and bwc. I dont really want to sue but I want to get paid.
I can answer your question based on Florida law. Frequently, the laws in other states differ. In Florida, you are entitled to worker's compensation if you were injured while on the job. If you do not feel you are getting the benefits you are entitled to, you can sue. You will need to find a lawyer who handles workers compensation cases.See question
I just want to know if there is a deadline for the case. I have been to busy with school to gather the bill and taking them over to his office
There are deadlines with all cases involving personal injury. You should consult with your attorney. In Florida, the deadline is 4 years from the date of the incident to file your lawsuit. The limitation period may be less in Virginia. As it relates to your bills, your auto insurance company and/or health insurance company may have specific deadlines that are much shorter. Again, you should consult with your lawyer as soon as possible.See question
I didn't want to sue anyone, and just wanted a doctor check to make sure that everything is OK. I do not have insurance, and was waiting for a answer from the store. We did write rapport on the accident, and had a witness that wrote one too. I als...
No it is not too late to ask for medical payment benefits. However, it sounds like you have a fairly serious injury that could require ongoing medical care. In order to ensure that you are adequately compensated it would be wise to hire an attorney. The store does not have your best interests in mind.See question
Slipped and fell on an unmarked spill on the main isle, close to the Customer service desk 7/25/07. Store help knew of the spill but didn't post a warning. They were in the process of cleaning it up. Grease residue was on the floor but no safety b...
The answer to your question depends on whether you sustained an injury and the nature of your injury. If you sustained a serious injury that has resulted in a permanent impairment, the answer is yes. If you just sustained a bruise that didn't require medical treatment, and which resolved, it is unlikely that you will recover for pain and suffering. If you have a serious injury, it is best to consult with an attorney. Typically, large food store chains seldom pay compensation to an individual who is unrepresented.See question