My son was hit by a car this morning on his way to school on his bike. The woman tried to flee but was blocked in. She does not have insurance and we believe is not a legal citizen. Is there anything I can do to be compensated for our medical ex...
Yes, we believe it is your civic duty. Whether or not she is a citizen is irrelevant. Obviously it will cost you some money. Our firm typically charges $600 plus a contingency fee to file suit and obtain service. If they answer, you go forward against them. The bad driver or possibly reckless driver in this case should be held accountable. If they get away with injuring your son it will probably happen again to someone else. There are several avenues for compensation as other lawyers have addressed. I believe that you should speak with a board certified personal injury attorney. Over time this group that is certified has shown they will go the distance for you.See question
I was rear ended, which pushed me into another car; my car sustained $6K in damages and was fixed by other party's insurance. I sprained my knee and was also treated for 3 months by chiropractor for neck injury with bills amounting to $4100. I p...
I would want to review the medical records and visit with the doctor that treated your knee. I assume Progressive is the other parties insurance company. If so, the payment by your PIP is not admissible at trial and does not work as a credit for Progressive. If Progressive is your uninsured coverage, the PIP would be a credit. My experience with insurance companies has taught me that they will say many things to get you to lower your demand based on facts or assertions that are difficult to prove or skew the truth like the old snake oil salesmen. You need to hire a lawyer to help you evaluate your case. Just like you had a doctor help with your medical, a good lawyer will help you and the medical doctors be paid fairly. It sounds like you have legitimate injuries and need some help. I am not aware of how the opposing insurance company could lower a doctor's charges but that maybe the snake oil leaking from the insurance adjuster's mouth.See question
My wife and child and myself, were involve in a minor fender bender this weekend. Even though the damage to my car was minor my back and wife’s back still feel sore as of today. The other driver was at fault and explained that he was on his ph...
Go to the doctor and see what the extent of your injuries are. If you will have problems then I would hire an attorney. USAA will come up with many excuses to delay or not pay; and probably only offer you a little over your medical bills that are actually paid. USAA is particularly slow right now on claims. They are defended in your area by the law firm of Walters, Balido and Crain, a very good insurance defense firm. You may have to pay back your medical insurance company for what they paid for medical bills. For example, even if you get a signed agreement for USAA to pay you. Later USAA may change the deal and want to issue a separate check for your health insurance and try and deny you the ability and right to lower what you pay your health insurance back. USAA has done this recently in Dallas. The longer you wait- the more they will argue to a jury that you were not really hurt. They will probably also argue that your injuries are not related. You can also hire an attorney by the hour or by a contingent fee.See question
The personal injury lawyers I obtainted are going through my insurance company to get this dealt with. They told me that it's not worth me going after the person who hit me on my own, but I want to make sure that she is dealt with for providing fa...
Ask your attorneys what it would cost you to sue the uninsured driver. I charge $1,500 nonrefundable (basically the expenses) and 40% contingent fee to file suit within 45 miles of Ft Worth and take a Judgment against the bad driver. The client gets the satisfaction of a Judgment and possible collection. The collection will cost about $2,000 to abstract the Judgment and find out his assets. If alcohol is involved this can be excluded from bankruptcy. The Judgment debtor can always file bankruptcy. You never know. We just took a house in foreclosure from a collection case. We refer the collection matter to another firm. It is like many things in life, how much do you want to spend?See question
I chose to Flee from this driver as I felt he was intoxicated and it was night time. My Carinsurance will only cover $ 2500. in medical bills . The rest my medical insurance will cover. I have a $ 1000.00 deductible in Medical insurance. Car repai...
You have presented many issues that an experienced lawyer would have many questions about to help you and the answers would change what you should do. Find a lawyer in your area and take him the police report or the information that you have about the driver, your car and health insurance information and any medical bill information.See question
Spouse was killed in a car accident. Where can I find precedents showing how such cases have been settled in Texas?
There is not a formula for this. You need to guess ho wmuch a jury will put in each persons damage blank. The damage questions are contained in the Pattern Jury Charge and a lawyer can give you this. I have handled this before with a "family settlement" agreement or mediation.
Call a board certified attorney in the city that you are in or near-
back, legs, severe PTSD
I just finished a trial against "Yellow Cab", they should be sued as Irving Holdings, Inc and the driver. They claim the driver is an independant driver, but you should be able to defeat this claim. In Dallas-Ft Worth Irving Holdings, Inc. self insures the first $250k in damages then they have coverage for the next $250k.
The city requires the coverage and the cab company relies on the City to inspect the vehicles. These are more complicated caes than a standard car wreck, and you should consult/hire an attorney familiar with the cab business. The Cab company has very safisticated lawyers and adjuster. Max Romero jusr retired from the company. Good luck.
Divorce papers have been filed but are not complete. If my husband were in an accident and was responsible, can i be sued?
I agree with attorney Coluccio and take your divorce attorney a copy of your insurance coverage and the accident report if you have it.See question
My girlfriend is a licensened home daycare provider and the accident happended at my hotel that I was working at as GM. The child was right next to my fiance and the child only jumped from the second stair when he broke is femur. I wheeled him ou...
Not enough facts and confusing. Why was child at hotel? You say it is your hotel? I assume as GM you are an employee. Not sure how there was permission for child to jump? or permission to go to hotel, I guess? What is the age of the child? A broken femur can be very serious.
I can understand why parents would be upset- but need more information to determine if justified. Your personal liability- you are an employee it sounds like and should have some protection as an employee. Was it allowed by your hotel to have your girlfriend's daycare children there? If there is no negligence on either your part, you can always be sued, however if no negligence you cannot be held responsible. There may also be a breach of contract action depending on the daycare agreement. Also DTPA or other causes of action. If you receive suit papers or notice of a claim, turn them over to your employer and she should do the same. Your employer may claim that this is outside your employment and you may need personal counsel.
the lawyer keeps saying any day now i will have my money it is now 3 months later what can i do to get my money? he says its geico can i get a reduction on his percentage?
I recommend that you get a copy of the correspondence portion of your file. Send him a letter that you want your money asap. If he will not pay you request a written response as to the reason for the delay. I agree with the other responses that it may be medical, etc or legitimate reasons... On the other hand, I have handled legal malpractice cases and fraud where the money was taken by the attorney. I do not know the lawyer or his reputation. You may also wish to call another board certified attorney in your area and ask his advice.See question