Your friend needs a personal injury attorney.
Value is determined based on so many factors, to include ultimate injuries. None of us have the crystal ball that tells us how your friend will do, nor can we predict the amount of are ultimately needed. Your friend needs to accept no dollars until counsell has exhausted every possible avenue of recovery.
Best of luck to each of you.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.Ask a similar question
I agree with attorney Deasy. The amount of money damages for personal injury is based on many factors. Your friend needs to consult with a personal injury attorney ASAP.Ask a similar question
A qualified personal injury attorney needs to review the entirety of the facts. There are many factors that go into evaluating a claim.Ask a similar question
If a person suffers harm because of the negligence of another, said victim needs to do the following: First - immediately get medical attention. Second - hire a personal injury attorney. We personal injury type lawyers offer free consultations and take cases on a contingent (meaning our client does not pay unless he or she "wins" money).
When someone is injured, he or she should only be concerned with getting better, attending doctor visits, attending physical therapy, etc. The lawyer will handle the rest... Figuring out who to sue, whether insurance covers the accident, whose insurance should cover, how much money one can and should get, etc.
A good personal injury attorney should not only understand the law applying to the claim/lawsuit but fully understand the medical damages associated with the injury. Trauma can affect many body parts, vary in severity, vary in long term complications and sequelae. To better one’s chances for a full and fair recovery, one must have an attorney who knows what to ask for from the defendant – compensation for all bodily harms and future medical care that will be needed.
Fortunately, most of us personal injury types offer free consultations and take such cases on contingency, so there is nothing to fear in calling us.
Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
Attorney at Law, Physician, Broker
Fransen & Molinaro, LLP
980 Montecito Drive, Suite 206
Corona, CA 92879
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Your friend needs to continue his medical treatment and consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to handle the case for him. I have over 20 years of experience handling countless cases for my clients; there is no way to give your friend a fair estimate on how much his claim is worth without reviewing the medical records and a variety of other factors. I would be more than happy to review his case and help him with his case. If he is looking for legal representation, feel free to give him my number: (310) 479-1439.Ask a similar question
A local lawyer can file. Retain one of the lawyers in your state above for representation.Ask a similar question
If the at fault party's policy limit is only $15K that is all you will be able to recover from his insurance company. If you sue him you may be able to recover the $15K plus additional monies from the Defendant, if he has money, assets, a job, etc..
The alternative is to pursue an underinsured claim against his own insurance company. What are his uninsured/undersinured limits ?
You can call me at 310 927 2252 or email at email@example.com. I would be happy to help.Ask a similar question
It depends on a number of things, too lengthy to list here. Is there underinsured motorist coverage available? Your friend should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page.
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I would like to address the issue of whether your friend's lawyer will really go after the individual assets of the defendant with minimal policy limits and "assets."
Many lawyers practice their entire careers without ever refusing a policy limits offer. It IS very difficult to get personal assets out of a defendant because typically this means filing suit and going to trial and hoping that the defendant doesn't spend or lose or hide his or her assets before you get a judgment.
I have actually collected in excess of policy limits from a defendant and I suspect not many attorneys have.Ask a similar question
Lawyers can make an educated guess when we have the entire facts and litigate the case out. We don't have crystal balls. Your friend needs to talk to a lawyer about his specific case.Ask a similar question
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