On November 15th my Son and I were in a wreck on north bound 35 in Denton county. We were at a complete stop and were rear ended by an 18 year old drunk driver. We have been checked out by the doctors and we both seem to be ok. We were incredibly ...
You should hire a personal injury attorney to assist you pursuing all damages under Texas law. Far too often folks assume that they are not seriously hurt, only to have lasting pain and other problems long after the collision. Don't risk letting your civil rights go unused. Hire a lawyer and get all the compensation that Texas law permits.See question
A non-us citizen hit my wife did not have car insurance
No. That is not a valid reason to deport someone. However, you should call your auto insurance carrier at once to report that you were hit and to identify if anyone is claiming injuries. If you have uninsured motorist protect insurance (which I strongly recommend every motorist in Texas carry), you may be able to recover your damages using that insurance. Likewise, you should consult with a personal injury attorney in Texas to examine all potential claims and methods of recovery. Good luck.See question
In 2012 my left leg was amputated and still in 2017 after multiple follow up appointments and another surgery I still can not use my prosthetic on a daily basis and maintain life to its fullest degree
You will have difficulty claiming against the doctors/hospitals involved in your amputation back in 2012. There is a requirement in Texas that medical malpractice claims be filed within two years. That is 729 days. Filing on the second anniversary is typically considered too late. In addition, you should be aware that Texas likewise has a 10 year statute of repose, that means that no claims, regardless of when you knew about the malpractice, cannot be brought after that deadline. You should speak to a personal injury attorney who specializes in medical malpractice at once to determine if your claim remains viable.See question
In august of 2015 i was hurt in a work place accident, My wrist was fractured, several nerves were damaged, and i had a damaged tendon. Surgery was performed and i was on worker comp at 70% of my pay, when i was able to return to work i was put on...
As stated by many, you need to first determine that your receiving Texas Worker's Compensation. Companies offer a variety of work related insurance plans, some that are qualified as TWC and some that are alternatives thereto. So you should consult a work comp attorney at once. There are lawyers in Texas who specialize in worker's compensation and are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. You can look for those at www.tbls.org. If your employer has a alternative plan that provides benefits like work comp would, but is not a TWC plan, then you can most likely sue your employer as a non-subscriber and seek added damages than just what the plan is paying you. Good luck.See question
Was hit in rental car by other driver in rental car (same rental agency). NOTE: no injuries. She was not the renter of the vehicle (her brother). Hit and run. Driving While License Suspended 2nd. Followed her and she went to jail. Turns out her br...
1. Sue the driver and the brother for negligent entrustment.
2. You typically can file in the county where the collision occurred, or a county where a defendant resides. You could file in your county of residence, but if that is not one of the two list above, you may be subjected to a motion to transfer venue and could be forced to pay costs associated the filing of the motion if it is successful.
3. Typically you cannot sue for inconvenience. So the answer is no. You can only sue for physical pain and mental anguish if you suffered bodily injury. You must likely are looking at property damages only and perhaps any economic losses associated with the property damage.
Good luck.See question
FOR CLARIFICATION: I WAS NOT INJURED I was rear-ended by a man driving a rental car without a valid license/insurance in August 2015. He has since ignored every appeal I've made to collect damages and Budget, the company in question, has refuse...
You should file suit no later than the second anniversary. However, when you file suit, you must also deliver the notice to the defendant, which is commonly referred to as obtaining service of process. That should likewise be done in a timely manner and the courts in Texas are becoming increasingly strict about doing that by the second anniversary. If you don't then many times the judge will dismiss the case for failing to exercise due diligence in obtaining service of process.See question
My family and I have moved in this townhome a year ago, and it's been nothing but mayhem. The entire unit is infested with different kinds of insects, but the most atrociously evil kind of all, are the MITES! At first, they were just random bites ...
You should move at once. You should also take care to destroy any infested personal items that could transmit this unknown infestation. Failing to move at once will diminish the value of your claim, as you have a duty to mitigate your losses which means you must do everything reasonable and within your ability to make your losses as minimal as possible. Plus, for the health of your family and yourself, you should leave this unsafe/unsanitary place. If you cannot afford to move you should at least be prepared to document how you attempted to relocate yourself, but could not due to your financial situation. You may have claims for breach of contract, deceptive trade practices and negligence, but before worrying about filing claims, I hope you will take immediate steps to protect yourself and your family.See question
My 37' yacht was moored at a local marina. With the storms that came through last May they lost electricity for about a month and then when another storm came through the slips started collapsing and moving and the collapsing and moving slip rubbe...
If you insured the yacht and insurance paid the property claim, then your insurance company would now own the claim for the property damages it paid, and your claim would only be for any added damages that you suffered. This might lower the overall value of claim to the point that hiring experts to prove negligence in this matter would no longer be economically viable. Likewise, any lawyer defending this claim would argue that you had a duty to mitigate your losses and that upon learning that your boat could be damaged by the condition of the slips, you had a duty to prevent further damage. You should speak with a good civil lawyer in the Lake Lewisville area to discuss the pros and cons of filing suit, but it may be a difficult case to prove and your damages may be limited.See question
I live in Dallas however the car accident I am referring to occurred in Austin Texas. The accident that occurred was at fault by the other party and the insurance has taken responsibility. Is it possible however, to claim Personal injury protectio...
This is commonly referred to as "double dipping" and there is nothing wrong with that! You bought PIP with your own hard earned money and you are now entitled to seek reimbursement of your medical bills with it, regardless of any third party sources of recovery. Your insurance company cannot use the fact that a third party may be liable for your damages to discount what the PIP policy states they must pay. Likewise, PIP will pay related lost wages in addition to medical bills. So please make a PIP claim.
As for telling the third party's insurance company that you have PIP, please accept the advice of everyone here and do not mention your PIP to anyone else. That is your insurance, your business and should not be discussed with anyone else. The third party's insurance company will gladly try to tell you that since you have PIP you will get less from them, but that is not the law and you should not accept any attempt on their part to do so.
Also, do not assign your PIP to physical therapist or chiropractor. Many such facilities will ask you to do so when you seek treatment their because they know that PIP insurance typically reimburses dollar for dollar and they will gladly bill your PIP policy for the limit. So try and use health insurance or work with a good lawyer who knows how to stack insurance coverage to get you best result possible. That is why they went to law school. Good luck.See question
My boyfriend got rear ended. He called the police and when they arrived, they just had them change insurance information and did not make a report. He filed a claim and was told to wait to take his car to a shop b/c it will take few days for an ad...
Just because the driver was not the owner does not necessarily mean that the owner's insurance will fail to cover the claim. If the step son was a permissive user and not excluded from the policy, it should cover this event. I would want to see a denial letter from the insurance company before proceeding to contact my own UM policy.
As for the offer to work with your boyfriend outside of insurance this can happen when folks offer to pay for property damage to the vehicle. I doubt the step father is interested in trying to pay your boyfriend for his bodily injury related losses. You should also accept that bodily injury cases take time to resolve. Your boyfriend should be working with his doctor to reach maximum improvement and get the best results possible so he can recover from his injuries. Once that is done then a lawyer can assist with negotiating a fair value for that injury based upon the medical evidence.
Since your boyfriend has a lawyer, I would strongly advise that he not speak with the step father as anything he says at this point can be used against him in ways that you may not even suspect. Get a lawyer you trust and allow him or her to use their expertise to get you the best result permissible under the law and the facts.See question