I was shopping at a local grocery store and a 12 pack of sodas fell from the top shelf where an employee was on a ladder stocking 12 packs. It hurt a lot and I have a big bruise. I care for my spouse who is disabled with end state renal failure an...
The value of any case depends on many factors, including: the liability, the nature and extent of any injuries; the impact on one's life. Other factors include the location of the accident and recent verdicts for similar facts or similar injuries, if there are any.
Your lawyer will assist you with this analysis. If you have not retained a lawyer please consult one as soon as possible. A 1999 study by the Insurance Research Council concludes hiring an attorney pays significant dividends for accident victims.
If you answer yes to these questions, it would be wise to hire a lawyer:
• You sustained serious injuries with possible long-term repercussions.
• There is a dispute over who was at fault.
• You feel pressure from a claims adjuster to agree to a quick settlement. Fast usually takes precedent over fair.
• You feel you are not being fully compensated for your current and future medical expenses causing your injury.
• You feel the statute of limitations may come into effect before you reach a fair settlement.
I was biting into my pizza and began to chew on the toppings not thinking there was a bone in the chicken topping and stabbed the top of my gums
Sorry to read about your pain. However, under CA law, the answer is no. See the Mexicali Rose case which says if the food you are eating has a natural product (for example, bone in chicken), there is no case.See question
My Car (2015 Toyota RAV4) was stolen from my driveway on 01/16/2017 and police recovered the car on 01/30. The Car is now at Toyota Service Center for repair. How can I claim "Pain and suffering" damage from the Geico Insurance company for this in...
Unfortunately, the law does not allow to make a claim for pain and suffering for a property damage only claim, except in very rare exceptions. Property damage to a person's car is not considered a rare exception.See question
I was in an accident in CA last October. My insurance deemed me not at fault, but now the other driver is suing both my insurance company and me through small claims court, for $10,000. Insurance tells me that they should not have been sued, and t...
I have several thoughts. First, how were you served with the small claims action? You should ask Geico if it is proper service.
Second, since you are returning to CA in May, ask Geico to assist you in getting the small claims case continued to the time you are back in CA. Finally, one of the good and bad things about small claims court is an individual cannot hire someone to represent you; you cannot hire a lawyer or have someone else represent you. So you get the matter continued to a time when you are back in CA.See question
Rental vehicle was illegally towed by a bandit towing company. As I was directly aggrieved during this period, and am responsible for the vehicle, do I have the right to file a lawsuit against the towing company as an Owner's Agent?
I doubt you have the right. However, as a bailee, you may be able to sue for conversation. It is an issue that needs to be researched. But you are not the agent of the owner - you are a renter which is not the same thing. Finally, when you suffer a loss to property, with rare exceptions, you do not have a case for emotional stress damages or compensation for the inconvenience.See question
I got into a minor car accident I bumped into someone's bumper while parking. She claimed body and property damages. My insurance repaired her car but denied her body injury claim. Two weeks ago I got served, papers said I owed her 5,000 for body ...
No, you cannot sue for defamation or emotional distress when you sued after an auto accident. Contact your insurance carrier and let them know about the lawsuit. They will provide you with assistance and/or a lawyer at no charge to you. Since you have insurance and the amount she is suing for is $5,000, you have nothing to worry about. The minimum insurance policy in CA is $15,000/$30,000/$5,000 so you have enough insurance coverage. While it is stressful being in involved in litigation, it appears you are well covered.See question
I went to donate my plasma, I did the blood test and my blood was fine to use. When I went to go get a physical done the doctor did her thing , checked me out and asked about my lip piercing holes. I haven't had lip rings in for years the holes ar...
My suggestion is simply let it go. Even if you did file a lawsuit and prevailed what are your damages?See question
My son was involved in accident, without serious injury, but incurred one medical exam bill ($800), and broken graphite-frame bike and wheels ($3000) when a car pulled into his lane and T-boned him. What is the BEST PRACTICE for having the insur...
Glad your son is doing well. Here is what I suggest: send a demand letter with a copy of the written repair estimate for the damage to the bike and a copy of the medical record and billing for the medical exam. Make a demand for settlement and tell them you will give them 21 days to respond or you will file in court. If you don't get a response within 21 days, either talk to a lawyer to see if you are taking the best course of action or file in small claims court for $7,500 (which is the maximum limit for a personal injury claim.)See question
For instance, physical therapist submits per visit bill total of $250 to contracted health insurer. The insurer reduces amount-per contract with PT provider-to $100. I pay $100. Does my settlement demand tally the $250 per visit or $100 per visit....
Welcome to the world of personal injury law. You should read the Howell vs. Hamilton Meats case as that applies to the scenario you describe. A medical provider who has a contract with your health insurance carrier will be paid according to the terms of the contract. There are many variations in these contracts. As for a lien, your doctor may not have a signed lien but your health carrier may have a right of reimbursement or subrogation. You would need to read the language of your insurance policy and see if there is a right of subrogation.
Or you can simply hire a lawyer to deal with all of this for you. Believe it or not, there are many hidden traps and pitfalls.See question
my mother has a genetic disease and i wanted to get more info and see what i should do. they suggested i get insurance before getting a genetic test done, but they logged everything in my patient instructions of everything we discussed in confiden...
The doctor or his staff is supposed to take notes of your complaints, conditions, concerns and health issues in your chart. Even if you decided to sue (and I am for one am not sure if you have a viable cause of action), you don't have any damages.See question