MVA 2013 resulted in soft-tissues injuries, rotator cuff tear, var. other strains / pulls to my girlfriend's left side. Lawyers X and Y filed 11th hour in 2015 and in two years have not, apparently, done their homework. Net is a very disgusting lo...
I do understand your frustration but you are asking the wrong questions. You CANNOT introduce medical records to support the proposition that you GF sustained a rotator cuff tear unless you have an doctor who is willing to testify to that fact. If a rotator cuff tear was diagnosed, early on, and your GF is in constant pain, don't you think the insurance company is wondering why she hasn't undergone surgical repair?
Moreover, if you fire her present attorney, consider how many COMPETENT attorneys will be volunteering to take the case for 1/2 or 2/3 of their regular fee? Please realize that you will have to pay the attorney that you fire for the work he did (not your perception of the work he did).
Sit down with your GF and her attorney and discuss what is possible and what limitations the attorney sees and why. No surgery after 4 years = no need for surgery.See question
Son is 18. Insurance claim denied. Car Accident may 18. Covered under full coverage at time of accident. Magnum ins. Denial was vehicle used for company, which is incorrect. Vehicle is being used to get to and from work
Mr. Hoffman has provided an excellent analysis for you. The unknowns make a difference. If there was simply a misunderstanding that the car was being used for work purposes, you may be able to get help from the Illinois Department of Insurance. DO NOT WAIT TO TAKE ACTION. Good luck.See question
The auto insurance adjuster found me at fault. I have credible witness, a manager of a well respected charity that found no damage done to the other persons vehicle that happened to be a jerk. A school bus blocked my view and had no choice but to ...
If this is a property damage only claim, pay it or let your insurance pay. Your witness is not competent to testify to the cost of repair unless he is also certified in autobody repair.
Stating that you backed-up your car when "a school bus blocked your view" is an admission of fault on your part. You are not supposed to maneuver your vehicle if you can't see where you are going.See question
I went to McDonald's yesterday and got a burger and fries when I was driving I was eating my fries I look down at my box and notice there was blood in my box of fries I was sickened went back talk to the GM manager she took my info, now I'm waitin...
On your facts, you have no damages. Blood in your food is disgusting but unless you have open wounds in your mouth, no bloodborne pathogen is going to infect you from ingesting the small amount that you would have ingested.
You certainly are entitled to have your food replace or a refund but nothing that would merit hiring counsel.See question
As a medical provider who treats patients for work injuries, often time the claims are disputed right from the start or in the middle of treatment due to an IME. Most patients hire attorneys to represent them and the collections department then se...
COMMUNICATION. Ask the attorney. As you should know, there is no such thing as a lien in Workers' Compensation except for Medicare, Medicaid, and child support Orders. If there is no group insurance and the attorney is NOT willing to try the case, don't provide care.
I have people who come to me about this, all the time. Sometimes ill-reputed attorneys settle small cases that are not worth their time without explaining to the client that they are responsible for bills and sometimes the attorney and client collude to defraud the provider. These attorneys believe they have "covered" themselves by simply "advising" his client that the client will "owe" the money. The attorney and client realize that the doctor probably will not sue the patient because they will be judgment-proof. If this happens to you, contact the ARDC (IARDC.org). The practice is not illegal but it is unethical.See question
My friend was pulled over in wayne co. for speeding, (hes a semi driver). Hes been in wayne county for 2 days. I thought there was a time limit to b detained like that?
As a CDL holder, he KNEW he was jeopardizing his livelihood by ignoring a Summons. He is NOT being held on a traffic ticket. He is being held on a warrant FROM ANOTHER COUNTY. When law enforcement learns of a foreign warrant (issued outside of county where arrested), that county MUST hold the person unless or until the issuing jurisdiction comes to get him or tells the arresting jurisdiction that they are NOT coming. It could take 30-45 days.
Call a criminal defense attorney in the county that issued the warrant. If he failed to appear two years ago, his license is suspended and he shouldn't be driving, certainly NOT a semi. On your facts, even if he is released after 2 or 3 weeks because the other county will not come to get him, once he is released, Wayne County can arrest him as soon as he gets behind the wheel because his license is suspended.
He needs to hire a traffic attorney ASAP.See question
My lawyer says that the insurance company only wants to give me a small sum of money that will not cover my medical bills, or anything. He said its because it took me so long to go to therapy after the hospital, but the doctor made me wait so long...
Mr. Hoffman's answer cannot be improved upon. I would only remind you that you could have and should have had health insurance coverage through a private policy, The Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, or MedPay on your own insurance. ANY of those options would make it impossible for you to owe money.
It is absolutely true that your attorney should have warned you against gaps in treatment but as Mr. Hoffman explained, that cannot be fixed. It makes cases MUCH more difficult to settle for anything approaching fair value.See question
My boyfriend was being held on both a warrant out of a different county as well as charges in our county. Charges here have been dismissed. He is still on hold for the warrant. He is in Wells County Indiana and the warrant is for a probation viola...
If you are saying that the basis for the Warrant was dismissed, all you had to do was move the Court that Dismissed the Action to recall the Warrant. There is no practical "limit." They will hold him until the issuing county communicates that they will NOT transport him OR that the Warrant was recalled. Realize that even if the county says they will NOT come to get him, the Warrant is still active. If a turn signal goes out or he is stopped for ANY reason, they MUST arrest him, again. Contact his criminal defense attorney to assist you.See question
Involved in an accident, the other party was deemed responsible, their insurance company is considering our car a loss due to year and value. We will be buying it back from them. No money will actually be exchanged the $308 fee for paperwork wil...
YES. The ONLY relevant fact is that the car was totalled. A salvage title places any subsequent purchaser on notice of that fact.See question
I was invloved in a car accident June 9th. He rear ended me side swiped my then drove off. He was stopped in the next town. I had 3 kids in the car they were 13,7,6. We went to er the 13 year old and myself were seen. No major injuries but we have...
1. Make a police report
2. Report it to YOUR insurance
3. Get checked by your PCP/ Pediatrician
4. Consult a local PI attorney