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  • Do I need to reply to a letter from an outside company regarding my automobile accident? Please help!

    On Sept. 31st my boyfriend was involved in an auto accident with my truck. . At the scene of the accident, the other driver involved was examined by a paramedic and found to have no injuries, she immediately left the scene(even before recovering h...

    Paul’s Answer

    The other posters are correct. This needs to be turned over to your insurance company. Failure to turn it over to them could negatively impact your coverage.

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  • My dad was killed in a motorcycle accident,he was retired operating engineer,i am the benificiary

    he was still married but had no contact with the surving spouse in over twelve years and lived in another state also,my question is ,isnt that desertion or abandonment?and is there a statue of limitations to how long i have to file a law suite?

    Paul’s Answer

    There are many issues here that need to be addressed and every state as their own laws so without additional details it is impossible to give you an accurate response. If you believe your father was not at fault for the accident, I highly recommend that you obtain an attorney to investigate that matter right away. That attorney should be working on a contingent fee basis so it will not cost you anything to have someone investigate it.

    With respect to the probate issues, you should contact a local counsel to discuss your specific case in more details. I do not recommend waiting to do so either, in some states, the person to file as the personal representative of the estate has a leg up on controlling the proceedings.

    I am sorry about your loss and wish you the best in this trying time.

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  • Can i win?

    My son is 11. He was diagnosed three years ago with what the dr told us was an extra pouch off his bladder. We found out later this was a third ureter. Last summer my son was taken to the er for swollen testicles and he was in severe pain. Aft...

    Paul’s Answer

    It isn't clear given the information. We need additional information to make even the beginnings of a recommendation. However, you should definitely seek out local counsel to review the case.

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  • Asherman's Syndrome and attorney's in PA

    I had a D&C performed for a miscarriage. Prior to the D&C my uterine lining was normal. All medical procedures indicated my uterus was free and clear of scarring. After the D&C I had over 50% of my uterus severely scarred requireing a specialis...

    Paul’s Answer

    Sadly, Mr. Stewart and the attorney you consulted are likely correct. However, you should feel free to consult another local counsel for a second opinion. It can never hurt to get additional information. I wish you the best of luck in this terrible situation.

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  • Medical Malpractice case, who pays the medical bills now?

    Hi, my friend is pursuing a medical malpractice case. She needs medical attention NOW and cannot wait for a settlement to begin treating. Where is she to get money to pay for her bills in the meantime? Medicaid? Lein? Or out of pocket?

    Paul’s Answer

    Without knowing more about the case it is impossible to answer your question. However, there are lending companies and medical providers that are willing to work on a lien basis waiting until the case resolves to get paid. Please feel free to consult my office for additional information if she doesn't already have an attorney.

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  • Complete rupture of one of my hamstrings 3 1/2 months ago. 5 days hospital. No doctor diagnosed it. Now too late for surgery

    I'm 73. I can walk without aids but am limited. Cannot run. Leg unstable. In the hospital no ice, no compression. Elevated only because I elevated it. This could have been repaired. Now it cannot be. Surgical repair window for this in...

    Paul’s Answer

    Assuming a medical professional that would qualify to testify is willing to do so you would have a case. The tough question is whether you would have a case that is economically viable given the circumstances. This decision and discussion is one you would need to have with a medical malpractice specialist in your area.

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  • What can I do if my surgeon performed a surgery that caused permanent and severe damage?

    I suddenly began to feel severe pressure in my stomach, pain, and then acid reflux. I was otherwise healthy, aside from being diabetic. I went through many tests to determine the problem and was told that my stomach had moved inside of my esophagu...

    Paul’s Answer

    Medical malpractice cases are extremely technical and very expensive to pursue. You should immediately consult a medical malpractice specialist to review your case. Whether or not many lawyers will even review your case will depend on how they view the "damages" in your case. Please feel free to contact my office for a further evaluation.

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  • Can I sue my uncles for taking care of their mother for over 10 years without their help?

    My grandmother was in a nursing home and I took care of her extra needs for over 10 years. Her children did not help me at all with her and didnt even come visit her. I used money from my pocket to get her what her little money from the nursing ho...

    Paul’s Answer

    That is wonderful that you took this role on. However, you will not be able to seek compensation from other family members to retroactively pay for the services provided by you or anyone else.

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