QUESTION: On August 9, 2012, I had been a passenger in my friend’s car wherein we were rear-ended. I am 46 years old. The other driver said it was her fault 100%. My friend’s lawyer filed a claim and found out the person only has 15/30. My friend’s car was totaled which they paid for. I have not got a lawyer because I am still seeing an Orthopedic Surgeon and have to get a facet block and then possibly surgery because I can’t stand for long, legs go out on.
QUESTION: I am looking for a large law firm specialist and professional in automobile accident to handle my both car accident cases must be from out of state. On December 15, 2011, an electricity heavy duty Ford white truck hit my car which almost got me killed. On July 18, 2013 another car accident occurred when a gray Jaguar hit my Ford car 2002. The driver hit the road amidst the stop sign. Both the car owner and the driver do not carry a valid insurance coverage. I am under.
QUESTION: My cousin was struck by a car in a shopping mall parking lot in California. He is legally blind (almost no sight) and was carrying his white cane. The parking lot is usually busy with lots of people walking to and from their cars and crossing to the stores from the street. At about noon on a clear day, he was crossing the parking lot to the sidewalk when a driver backed out of a parking space. It appears from the diagram in the police report that he was.
Modesto undercover officer crashes motor vehicle into woman on Roselle On August 7th at around 2:45pm there was an accident at the intersection of Roselle Avenue and Kodiak Drive in Modesto. A lawsuit that has been filed after the accident indicates that an undercover police officer Doug Ridenour was going extremely fast at 72MPH while driving an unmarked police car and struck a Nissan Sentra that was turning left. Officer Ridenour works for the Modesto Police Department. Witnesses in the area report that the officer’s car was driving too fast.
QUESTION: My daughter was crossing in front of her stopped school bus and was struck by a car. The bus driver turned the lights off prematurely. Is this negligence? ANSWER: While negligence is often pleaded as an alternative theory, the strict liability cause of action does not require proof of “duty” and “breach” (conduct falling below the applicable “reasonable” standard of care). In other words, negligence focuses on “reasonableness” of the defendant’s conduct.
QUESTION: I was rear-ended in December. CT shows 2 herniated disks in my neck and lower back. I am in tremendous pain and the insurance company said they will only pay after I have the surgery. I have no health insurance so I cannot afford surgery. They told me to call Medi-Cal. Is it true that insurance companies will not pay for needed surgery until I have the operation and pay for it on my own first? I need an attorney but I don’t know who to trust or where.
QUESTION: I was rear-ended in an accident that wasn’t my fault, and it resulted to a minimal damage to my car. The other person’s insurance paid $460 in damages. I have a preexisting condition which affected my healing time. I was treated by a chiropractor for 6 months and have a $4,500 medical bill. The other person’s insurance said they will only pay for $1,200 of that bill. PI lawyers don’t seem to want my case since the damage to my car is minimal and my medical bill is higher..
QUESTION: My client is in a friend’s car. The friend causes an accident with a truck. The truck is also partially at fault. Friend’s policy limit of $15,000 was offered and truck offers $45,000. The client has UIM of $100,000. Can I make UIM claim here ($40,000) even though policy limits of truck are not exhausted? Ins. Code 11580.2 (p) 3&4 seem to apply but they seem to contradict each other. ANSWER: The insured’s right to under-insurance benefits does not accrue until after he or she exhausts the tortfeasor’s policy.
Most bodily injury claims are settled before a lawsuit is filed, and initial settlement discussions will be with an insurance claims representative. But when injuries are costly enough and the torfeasor’s insurer becomes uncooperative, it is best to employ the services of a competent personal injury lawyer to represent the claimant.
QUESTION: I was in a car accident in August 2011 while I was in the military, and the other person is suing me for a lot of money that I don’t have. It will more than likely make me bankrupt and lose my house. I have insurance which should have covered $50,000 in medical expenses. What are my options? ANSWER: The great majority of personal injury claims are settled short of trial. However, some claimants in personal injury cases will file a lawsuit first before any talks about negotiation for.