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Question regarding accident claim and workers compensation.
Question regarding accident claim and workers compensation. Person gets approved for workers' compensation claim due to workplace injury. The amount of award has not yet been determined. Within a month of winning the hearing, same person is in a horrific accident but miraculously survives. His insurance benefits end and Medicaid picks up. Guardianship proceedings needed. PI case will not cover all medical costs. Will Medicaid look to the lump sum workers' compensation payment to get reimbursed even though it's an entire separate matter? Does the guardian need to set up a supplemental needs trust for the person to avoid this?
, I Need help in accident claim settlement amount we had a
Hi, I Need help in accident claim settlement amount we had a family member received a third degree burn at a fast food due to a careless employee overloading a drink carry tray, she had to go to 9 doctor appointments and the medical bills is over $13,500and she will have scarring on the legs also she is not employed but family member had to take here to the doctor appointments
, I need help with personal injury accident claim when you
Hi, I need help with personal injury accident claim when you have Medicare, a family member has a burn injury the insurance claims adjuster says they have to notify Medicare for the lien, we never received any letters from the Health insurance or Medicareabout any burn injury do they have to notify them? Thanks
I received a letter from my adjuster that they could not reach
I received a letter from my adjuster that they could not reach a settlement in my car accident claim. (I was at fault) Then the letter states I might receive documents from their attorney. (Being sued) When I spoke to my adjuster this morning he said they were still in negotiations and the letter was just to prepare me "just in case." What's going on?
I was in a couple of auto accidents back one in December
I was in a couple of auto accidents back one in December 2013 where I was hit by a drunk driver and the other in June 2013 which was a hit and run on the freeway. Progressive, my insurance carrier settled the first claim for full policy limits on May 12,2014 after it was determined I should have surgery on my neck. At that time I did not have any medical insurance. I reported my second accident claim to Progressive on the day of my accident in June 4, 2013. At that time Progressive asked if I were injuredand I stated yes and that I was going to see a doctor, but wanted to take a wait and see attitude toward my injuries because they might get better on their own. They stated they would open a claim and gave me a claim number and stated if I needed treatmentthat I could do so at anytime and gave me a time frame for my claim, like 2 years. I did seek initial treatment after the date of injury in June of 2013 I seemed to be getting better, but still sore, I was also on some pretty strong pain meds for some timedue to the first injury that were actually masking my injuries. I also later had started a new job that was more physically demanding and the injuries started to be more pronounced. Because I didn't have any medical insurance I decided to pursue the claim.I contacted Progressive several times and they were not being helpful so I decided to seek the help of an accident attorney. I started therapy and saw an Orthopedic I have been in treatment for about six months and was off work because of the injuries formy shoulder, knee and hip. My lawyer had some deadlines to meet for my claim and recently turned in $17K worth of medical bills. The insurance company opened my claim as a (UM) uninsured motorist claim as I found out from LexisNexis a consumer reporting agencyrecently. My lawyer seems to be wanting to drop out of this claim and stated he would negotiate a reduction in my medical bills after Progressive pays the Med claim. Today I found out that Progressive is now asking for past medical records before they willpay the claim. They did this with my last attorney and he told them no and to pay the claim. My attorney wants to drop out and have me work with Progressive directly, because he feels I can better answer their questions. I feel they are trying to place injuryon the first accident, but before settling they took my deposition and determined that the injuries were in no way related. I have since asked for a copy of that deposition from the previous adjuster who agreed to send this to me. Does my attorney have a rightto drop off the case after he took it to begin with? My medical bills are on lien what does this mean and what could I be left responsible for? Since this is a UM claim and my coverage goes to 100K I believe I should press the insurance company I have a rightarbitration, should I just go there or try to work with the insurance company? Why would my attorney want out? My opinion is not a high value case for them, they also waved their fees.
I had a vehicle accident with a pedestrian. I feel confident it was h
I had a vehicle accident with a pedestrian. I feel confident it was his fault.If a civil lawsuit ensues and goes beyond my liability limit of $50,000 (which it most likely will), how can I protect my house and vehicles? Is it possible to transfer deeds if I still owe before the lawsuit takes effect?
I was in a very small "fender bender" with a friend and we
I was in a very small "fender bender" with a friend and we need to know who is legally At Fault. I was pulling in to a parking spot next to her that was vacant. I saw her car (she has a Lexus, I have a Camry) and had plenty of clearance and was within the lines of the spot. As I pulled in, she opened her door to get out and my car bumped her door, creating a dent. My car has some scratches on the front fender where we bumped. The door works fine and my scratches are just cosmetic. We'd prefer not to use insurance.
If I were looking to file a claim/action against the USPS whatView more personal injury law questions
If I were looking to file a claim/action against the USPS what type of lawyer should I consult with?Due to carrier lies and false reports, refusals of information when I requested them several times, letters showing manager changing stories, inconsistent rules/policies, etc. from my local post office, we did not receive important mail which resulted in the loss of insurance coverage without our knowing, and thus had no coverage when in a car accident last week. The mail was not lost, but unscrupulously denied to us because of the carrier's blatant lies and fabrications.Moderate Injuries were sustained requiring medical attention and most likely physical therapy and car seems to be a total loss. We had full coverage including comprehensive and collision coverage. I would appreciate any insight as to the type of lawyer I could contact for advice.Tort claims are claims for damage to or loss of property, personal injury, or death to non-postal personnel caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of an employee while acting within the scope of employment.Could the wording be interpreted as: I suffered a loss of property (my car not being able to be repaired affordably repaired) due to loss of insurance because of the negligent and/or wrongful act of the carrier (his lying and creating a false report and not following standard procedure)?