I have a personal injury lawyer that I would like to let go of, as I do not appreciate his attitude or ethics. I have an open-and-close case, and am very comfortable moving forward without one but would like to know the process?
Slip and fall cases are NEVER open and shut. Comparative fault is almost always an issue. Beyond that damages are not an exact science and there are multiple tools both the Plaintiff and Defense attorneys will use in their arsenal. I implore you to rethink your decision. First try to repair the relationship with your attorney. If the relationship with your attorney has become irreparable, do yourself a favor and get a different attorney, but under NO circumstances should you terminate your attorney and attempt to handle this matter on your own.
Far too often do I see these cases come across my desk after someone has tried to handle an 'open and shut' case on their own and botched it beyond repair. Do not become one of those unfortunate souls.See question
I was on the freeway when a truck side swept my new car. I was driving without car insurance. Note: The reason I did not have insurance is because I went through a shady insurance broker that had me believe I was insured even though I was no...
The other posters are correct that your claim will not be denied due to a lack of insurance on your part. However, keep in mind the advserse insurance company is not required to accept 100% responsibility simple because their insured admits fault. Any statements made by you will be heavily scrutinized for arguments (legitimate or not) to diminish fault in any way possible.
Before you speak with USAA you should definitely sit down for a free consultation with an Arizona attorney to discuss your case.See question
I dated a man for several months, both of us divorced. My EX had an affair and as soon as I found out I had STD testing done and know 100% that I was fine. This man disclosed after we had been intimate (always at his home) that his EX wife had m...
Negligent transmission of a sexually transmitted disease IS a viable claim in Arizona. You are right that proving the source is a key component, and it looks like you are off to a good start. However, one of the most crucial parts of the case is locating accessible funds from the defendant. While most homeowners insurance policies do cover a person for their negligent actions generally, most policies now exclude coverage for the transmition of sexually transmitted diseases. This would likely leave your attorney in the difficult scenario of locating accessible assets of the defendant should you win. If this person is particularly well off and well invested, there may be a financially viable case to move forward with. However, if he is a relatively low earner without substantial assets, you run the risk of spending more time and money seeking payment than you actually receive.
Of course, you should contact an attorney to discuss this matter further. Most firms, like ours, who practice in this area have a pretty good nose for locating assets should there be any.See question
I was rear-ended by a semi-truck and pushed in to several other vehicles, the semi-truck insurance carrier is saying that i was the cause of this accident. is that true?
You should stop speaking with the insurance company IMMEDIATELY and get an attorney. Your arguments will not change their minds and likely will only assist them by your continued statements. From what you describe, there may be liability on the semi. Even if there is a portion of liability assessed to the semi through representation you are in a far better position than you currently are. We frequently take cases where the insurance company denies fault or refuses to pay, not an issue. We demand they pay their fair share or file suit to take it. They don't get the last word.
Personal injury attorneys handle these matters on a contingency basis, that is a percentage of the recovery. If they don't win your case, you won't owe any fees. This is a no brainer. Contact an attorney NOW.See question
I was in an accident, my financed vehicle was totaled, and apparently my insurance had lapsed. First, should I call my finance company and see if they will work something out with me for the loan of my vehicle? The other person had insurance, b...
By "also my fault" do you mean partial fault for each vehicle or entirely your fault? Even in a partial liability situation there are steps that can be taken on your behalf. Our firm frequently handles partial liability cases which are routinely declined by other firms. This is a very difficult area and it is important to protect your interests early by contacting an attorney. Most attorneys offer a free consultation to review your circumstances.
Even in a 50/50 scenario, if you don't protect the interest you do have, there is a high probability of ending up with zero.
on Sept 14th 2015 I was bitten by a dog at large in the front yard of my girlfriends rental. The owner of the property refuse to give up the dog or acknowledge that it was his dog. I had to get Rabie shots because of it also. All the time no one c...
For strict loability the statute of limitations is 1 year, however, there are ways to extend that claim in addition to other claims you van bring for the same incident which have a 2 year statues of limitations. I would not recommend small claims though for a variety of reasons, the maximum recovery there is $3500, justices of the peace often have a habit of splitting the baby, plus if the adverse has any applicable insurance coverage they will defend him with an attorney who will end up removing from small claims anyway.
That's the short list of landmines you're not expecting. You should contact an attorney immediately to assist you with this matter.See question
I would like to know if a person slips and fall in a grocery store due to a water spill resulting in surgery and months of rehabilitation to walk would there be a legitimate case against the store?
This question is more complicated than it would seem. Certainly you can sue, the question really is, is there a viable case/claim. Just because an injury happens at a business location does not mean said business is liable for those damages.
You must be able to prove some degree of negligence on the part of the store. These cases tend to be difficult and extremely fact intensive. My office frequently reviews and handles cases like these, but one of the largest obstacles we face in most of these cases is the 'intervening third party defense.' That is, the store claims they operate a safe business with safe protocols and inspections in place; and for your particular incident, some other store customer spilled the water right before you fell and before the store was aware of it.
As I stated, they can be extremely difficult and there are many fact specific inquiries an attorney would need to make on your behalf. In that regard, you should contact an attorney to discuss the specific facts surrounding your incident immediately.See question
Son and friend were drinking. Son asked to take motorcycle for a test ride. Friend granted permission. Owner of bike is over 21, my son is 20. My son does not have motorcycle endorsement, but has valid drivers license. Son does not live at home, l...
This is by no means an easy question and will likely be heavily dependant upon witness statements. The reality is that the insurance companies are generally looking for any excuse to get out of paying, and based on the info you've provided, there is plenty of amunition. It's not an easy case, but it does sound like your son has a few claims that should be pursued on his behalf. The best thing he could do is contact an attorney NOW before he makes any statements.
As stated, he does have a case, but needs to get an attorney who is accustomed to winning tought ones like this immediately.
I was t-boned on the drivers side of my vehicle after the other party ran a red light. Driver did not have a license but does have insurance. I am almost certain she was texting and driving but she was not cited for that although phone records sho...
$2,000.00 likely will not even cover your trip to the ER. Even if the visit was covered by your health insurance, being in law enforcement makes it extremely likely your health insurance will be able to subrogate (take back) the money they pay for treatment out of that same $2,000.00 settlement, leaving you injured and with zero financial recovery. There is a reason this offer was made to you out of the gate, it's likely far below the total case value and will save the insurance company money.
It's far too early to resolve this case with so many unknowns out there. Consult with an injury attorney now. Even in cases which appear straight forward at the onset, delays in retaining an attorney often result in problems down the line. You have one chance to handle this case correctly, don't go it alone.See question
I got hit (not that bad) but my car was declared total lost. I kept the car and a week later i got hit even harder (i got injured) and the car was declared obviously total loss again. I got paid for the first hit but still waiting for the second p...
Regarding the property damage, the check from the second collision will likely be much lower, however there still will be an additional loss incurred by that subsequent damage.
Though you did not pose the question, you should be very concerned about your injury claim. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, NOT BEING FAIR. Even though you are dealing with the same third party insurance company for both collisions, there are instances where each will point the finger at the other collision in an attempt to preclude your full recovery. For example MVA #2 Adjuster may claim MVA #1 is responsible for 20-30% of your injuries; MVA #1 Adjuster accepts zero responsibility for your damages. Result- you only recover 70-80% of the low value the insurance company places on your claim. Seems impossible, irrational, and unfair. And it happens all the time. That is one of MANY pitfalls that the unrepresented party faces.
Do yourself a favor and contact a personal injury attorney to handle this for you BEFORE any damage to your case. The consultations are free and the prudence of hiring an attorney now will no doubt prevent numerous headaches and hurdles down the road.