I was recently involved in a head on car collision and suffered a comminuted fracture to my calcaneus. The wreck wasn't my fault at all as stated in the police report. She failed to yield when turning left into the interaction we were in. The poli...
My bet is that the right attorney will expect to get all of the insurance that lawyer can find. If you choose the right lawyer, you greatly increase your odds of not overlooking places where insurance should be looked for.See question
I was on my way home from work the driver of the vehicle and owner over correct. I broke my left arm to the extent of surgery. Steel plate and screws were used to repair my arm. Neck and lower back pain are still factors. Driver has full coverage ...
Yes, you still have a right that should be asserted. The insurers have a right to gripe about your not wearing a seatbelt, so you will want a lawyer on your side, for sure, but your injuries are severe. Search AVVO for the attorneys with a focus on severe injuries, and interview a few that look interesting. Given the severity of your case, don't worry about finding an attorney too close to home. Lawyers with focused dockets will take a case like yours anywhere in Texas, I'd bet.See question
I was standing on my property and a resident from a trailer park shot me from his door step. Fueled by the owner of the trailer park telling him not to allow me to access my property.
It might be a strong suit, but I'd need to know more. Crime victims' law is a specialty, so be sure to make sure you interview lawyers with stout experience in crime victims' law. As a former President of the National Crime Victims Bar Association, I can assure you that there are some great ones out there.See question
My husband died in Aug 2015 from causes directly attributed to a motorcycle accident on Sept 17,2008. Discount Tire, where he worked for 27 years, assured us that the policy would remain in effect in the interim. UnitedHealthcare told us from the ...
Several injury law firms, like ours, have attorneys with expertise in "coverage." Look for one that you think is a good fit for you, and ask that they review the policy. Firms that work like ours does will not ask that you pay an hourly fee. Instead, it would be a % of the recovery. This also means that, the smaller the policy, the harder it will be to find a coverage attorney who can take on the fight because expenses and hours invested could dwarf the possible recovery for you.See question
I'm a contractor and I use my car to transport nonemergency medical patients. Over a month ago I was stopped for a school bus and a vehicle rear ended me totalling out my car. I was not injured. The driver of the vehicle was uninsured but the...
You're being harmed by a law that was intended to harm you. The most an attorney can win for you in a case involving only property damage is the amount of the damage: let's say $9,000, hypothetically. So, the most a Jury and Judge can award is the $9,000. Then, you have to pay a lawyer yourself because the law excludes the collecting of attorney's fees from the tortfeasor. That means that you actually get to keep only a portion of the $9k you deserve. So, if the most you can keep with a lawyer is $6,000, then the insurers (who created these laws) know that they can lowball you all day long because you can never, ever punish them for it.
Two options include:
1. Hiring an attorney on an hourly fee, which probably won't be too appealing on the math, either.
2. Or filing a case in Small Claims Court where you can ask for up to $10k without needing an attorney at all.
It is not that lawyers don't want to help you, it is that the law is designed to make it so that they can't really help you.
My first major accident so I'm ignorant. Clearly caused by other party. Doesn't really rise up to alawyer accepting. The insurance company of other driver requested my ss #, is that standard and I should give? Just want to make sure with all th...
Nope, you do not, but the will jump up and down pretending that you do. We never disclose our client's SSN without Court Order, and most Judges won't make anybody. What they DO have a right to is confirmation that you don't have any Medicare/Medicaid issues. There is a form which satisfies that without disclosing your SSN.See question
Are there ways to get your case heard and be rewarded for damages. Even though the statue of limitation as expired.
Maybe. Since you posted your question in the "wrongful death" category, one exception comes to mind right away. Some rights (not all) can last for up to another year depending on certain details. But the key answer is that, though there are rules of thumb that do accurately describe the statute of limitations in many cases, a case as serious as a wrongful death case needs to be evaluated by an attorney to assess the applicable deadlines and any exceptions.See question
TX | 2 hours ago Yes I need to know if you are able to assist in finding an attorney or if I need to retain one? My son was driving to my home in Killeen, Texas, from Oklahoma City on highway 287 between Henrietta and Bellevue (Clay County). Th...
Your question is incredibly timely. Yesterday and today, I'm in depositions about a semi that rear-ended a husband & wife on 287 in Colorado and we are litigating it in Texas. And tomorrow, we're having settlement discussions in a different 18-wheeler case where that semi merged onto a highway at a slow speed and caused another vehicle to rear-end it.
In your son's case, Texas is one option. There may be others based on the details of the 18-wheeler company. The law firms like ours that have a serious focus on substantial 18-wheeler cases like your son's will evaluate all of the options. Starting with a Texas firm is the right thing to do, but the right Texas firm will not assume that Texas is the only option without researching it.
But delay is your enemy. The semi company had risk management people investigating the scene within hours of the collision. The right law firm will want to get to the scene as soon as it can, too.See question
I would like to know about my case and I feel our attorney had not been keeping up up to date . Also how, how do you find out what my case is worth .I just wonder
I'm afraid that if your lawyer doesn't have time to take your calls occasionally, they've taken too many cases.
It is often true, however, that questions like "when will we be done? and "how much is the case worth?" are questions that a lawyer can't answer because the other guys are fighting hard to prevent that, or because important pieces of evidence or insurance are still unknown. But, as long as you don't mind being told, "I just don't know yet," it is certainly not intrusive to ask.See question
my son was riding his bike to school this morning and when he was in the cross walk, a motorist who saw him there hit him while he was riding his bike through the intersection, he was injured and taken to the hospital via ambulance, police report...
Very, very likely. Depending on the severity of your son's injuries, you should have no problem choosing from the best attorneys in Texas.See question