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  • Can I sue, or do I even have a case?

    I rear ended another person. My airbags did not deploy, later I find out that there was a recall on my airbags but the dealership never notified me of that.

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you sustained injuries, you might have a claim. But keep in mind, airbags deploy at speeds of 150-200 mph, and can themselves cause serious injuries.

    If you can prove your injuries were the result of no airbag deployment and you would not have been injured otherwise, then you may have a claim

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  • Collecting beyond policy limits

    I was in a collision; the other party was ticketed and at-fault; the damage to my vehicle is $11,000. Their insurance has placed me in a rental car directly billed to them. I also expect about $5000 in diminished value. The in...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you want to preserve your right for recovery of FULL damages, do not sign any insurance company releases.

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  • How long does it take to get a settlement offer?

    I am dealing with an insurance company on my own for a personal injury. I completed treatment and let the insurance company know. They said they would get back to me in 6-8 weeks and after 8 weeks I contacted them but they said they are still wait...

    Christopher’s Answer

    For an insurance company, there is no “normal” amount of time.
    In these circumstances, attorneys can be very helpful in putting the pressure on.

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  • A lady ran a red light and hit me at an intersection.

    I was briefly stopped at a red light. When the light turned green I turned right. I saw her coming through the intersection fast. I stopped but she couldn't stop because she was going so fast and she hit me. She says her light was yellow but it co...

    Christopher’s Answer

    She says her light was yellow. You say your light was green. Someone is wrong (lying). The question is, if you bring the claim, can you prove it is her that is not being honest? Any independent witnesses?
    In bringing the claim, you’ll have the burden of proof. Witnesses? Red light cameras? Other??

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  • Geico will neither confirm nor deny whether or the at-fault driver is insured by them and it has been over 90 days.

    Rear ended, suffering from herniated disc found in my neck, not preexisting, contacted Geico, filed a claim, and two weeks later adjuster contacted me, wanted me to allow her to record my account of what occurred, I declined, then provided a writt...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Consult with an experienced personal injury trial lawyer. It sounds like you may need to file a lawsuit to get Geico's attention. This is exactly what the courts are for. America's justice system gives you both the right and ability to hold responsible those who caused your injuries. Good luck.

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  • What are the possibilities to settle a law suit against the Truck manufacturer or the airbag manufacturer, and win ?

    Two months ago I suffer an accident in my truck (Ford Ranger Edge 2001), one of the rear tires blow up and I had a roll over, I broke my neck and I had an important surgery, the air bag never deploy, nobody else was involve.

    Christopher’s Answer

    The facts of your case are too important to be able to give an opinion here. Preservation of all evidence is crucial here. Further, you really need to consult with an experienced lawyer in this area of the law. There are time limits---do not delay.

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  • What can I do if my mother slipped an fell in a cvs an hurt her self

    She said she was just entering the store holding my nephew didn't notice that the floor was wet there where no wet floor sigbs or caution signs an she fell an lady waiting at the pharmacy seen my mother fall told the pharmacist he rushed over to h...

    Christopher’s Answer

    First, get her the medical attention she needs.

    Second, find a good personal injury lawyer who handles “premises liability” cases.

    These can be tough cases. What was the substance on the floor? Who put it there? How long was it there? Was the store aware of it?

    All of these questions will need to be answered.

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  • I was hit from behind at a stop light. Do I give their insurance all of my med records or only during the time of treatment ?

    I was in an accident prior that year but was released from treatment once completely recovered. I was hit by a commercial van going 45-50 mph with no instance of breaking and he had a cell in his hand when he jumped out.

    Christopher’s Answer

    This is a complicated and tricky question, and not answerable based upon the limited information.

    You really should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

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  • I was t-boned turning left on a yellow light turning red, am I at fault?

    I was at a yellow light, passed the 3rd line when all the other cars had stopped.. I proceeded to turn at about 10mph and got hit by a car going West-bound. The car had accelerate it's speed but I couldn't slow down or it would be worse and I coul...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you intend to make a claim, you will have the burden of proving the facts that support your version.

    Were there any independent eyewitnesses? These will often be the deciding factor if facts are disputed

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  • My husband was in a car accident while at work. Hes missed 9 days due to his injuries, shouldn't this be paid time off?

    He's only part time but he's been with the company over 2 years.

    Christopher’s Answer

    Yes, he absolutely is entitled to his wage losses in making a claim to the insurance company for the at-fault driver

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