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  • How long can i wait to seek medical treatment after an accident and still claim it on my insurance

    i was in a motorcycle accident where the other driver was sited, i refused medical attention at the scene of the accident but am now feeling the affects

    Ronald’s Answer

    If you are feeling any problems from the accident then you should seek treatment right away. Claims such as your are evaluated by insurance companies based on the quality of documentation. Gaps in treatment can be an issue. There is no rule of thumb but the longer you wait the more difficult it can become. I recommend speaking in detail with a local personal injury attorney.

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  • Is this anything I could take to court?

    Today I was having a family cook out and purchased some already prepared beef patties and as we were sitting down to eat I had one of the patties about 2 to 3 bites in I bite down and noticed something different in my food it was hard not like gri...

    Ronald’s Answer

    If you received medical treatment you may have a claim. If no treatment, then I doubt you have sufficient damages to warrant pursuit by an attorney.

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  • I received a concussion and a lower back strain what should the minimum settlement be

    Was in a motorcycle accident, the other driver was sited

    Ronald’s Answer

    There is no set value for a claim such as yours. It will depend on many factors including, but not limited to, the amount of bills, the length and type of treatment, any permanency of injury, what if anything was paid by insurance, and the damage to the vehicles involved (assuming this is an automobile accident).
    You should talk to a firm in your area such as mine and discuss the case in more detail. No lawyer can or should just spit out a number at you.

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  • In a car accident. Other persons fault. Doctor referred me for PT. Bills need paid....what do I do???

    Turned down by KNR because I didn't have a referral at the time I called them.

    Ronald’s Answer

    I am not sure why the referral issue alone would determine representation. There are many more firms out there. You need to find an experienced firm through Avvo. There are many things you should do now. You should contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to discuss this in more detail immediately.

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  • Was in an accident last week, not my fault, and i contacted my Ins. Co. And they took over everything, was this the right thing?

    Unavoidable crash, not cited, truck is totaled, still owe on it. Having pain in neck and head (ccrash was last wed today is mon) havent been able to work since

    Ronald’s Answer

    We need more information. Who was at fault for the accident? If someone else is, do not let the insurance company handle everything. I cannot tell you how often I deal with people coming to me a year later complaining that the insurance company told them they would take care of everything and then they didn't when it came time to negotiate.

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  • Are these excessive interrogatories and isn't there a code that requires software be sent with them?

    I am a Plaintiff in an Auto accident. Rear ended from behind while stopped. I received 31 interrogatories and then 7 days later received another 14. Neither one had software given for the answers. Isn't this excessive and harassment and isn't ...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Under the civil rules there a limit to how many interrogatories can be asked. It can get tricky when you deal with subparts which can be considered interrogatories toward the limit. They also do have to provide you an electronic version (usually in Word format). They do not need to provide you software, just the electronic documents so you can answer right in them.
    If you are trying to do this on your own, I suggest you may want to consider hiring an attorney. If you have any attorney, you should discuss this with him or her.

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  • Should I pay medical bills after an auto accident, or wait until the other driver’s insurance company pays my claim?

    I've received only about half of the bills after an accident (I was not at fault). The bills will start accruing late fees if I don’t pay them soon. The insurance company is still doing their investigation. Should I pay the bills now, or just wait...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Waiting for the liability insurance to pay is always a last resort. First you should take a look at what health insurance you have and then what medical payments coverage you may have under your policy. Getting a final settlement may take a while and medical providers do not want to wait - they want paid now. You should contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to discuss this in more detail.

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  • Mother died step dad in prision need to know what to do to get life insurance, and if we need a probate lawyer.? please help

    need to know how to get started please help

    Ronald’s Answer

    If there is life insurance, that would be outside of probate so you would not need a probate lawyer for that. Whoever was the named beneficiary can contact the insurance company. You will need to provide proof of death and answer some questions, but Probate shouldn't be necessary for the life insurance. You should contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to discuss this in more detail if you are still unsure how to proceed.

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  • Can I as a daughter sue our insurance company for not taking care of my mother's bills and bodily injury claims?

    She was the passenger in a vehicle that was sited for the accident, both the driver and we had the same insurance at the time. They told me she was out of funds to complete her therapy and that she could pay for it herself and they would reimburse...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Your mother will have to file suit. Based on what you have said, it seems suit should be filed sooner rather than later. You should also check to see if she had any medical payments coverage available either through the vehicle she was in or her own auto insurance if she had any. You should contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to discuss this in more detail.

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  • As a pro-se civil litigant how do I file a lawsuit against an auto insurance company and the driver who rear-ended me?

    November 09,2012, I was the driver, my minor child, our dog and a friend of mine was sitting at an intersection when a 16 year old hit us from behind. Yes there are injuries, yes the insurance company is aware. THE TWO YEAR Statute of Limitations ...

    Ronald’s Answer

    You have to file within two years of the date of the accident. That means you would have to filed by November 9. However, November 9 is a Sunday. Therefore, you will be other file on that Monday and still be within the statute.

    I can't emphasize enough that you should speak with an attorney immediately. You will need to follow complaint, but the contents of that complaint will be specific to your case. As a general rule, you would file against the person who caused the accident and perhaps the owner the vehicle, but not the liability insurance company.

    If you have a copy of the accident report, it would not be hard for an experienced attorney to be able to draft a complaint and get it filed quickly.

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