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Were not sent, after repeated requests, to the at fault

were not sent, after repeated requests, to the at fault person's insurance company and thus I did not receive reimbursement for the additional diagnostics (+$3000), her fees, pain and adequate compensation for my pain and suffering. I do not feel as though I should pay her bill but now has threatened to turn over to collections. I can file a complaint with the state medical board but, of course, they do not get involved with patient billing..JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: New MexicoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Physican did not respond to new, disconcerting symptoms after repeated phone calls and speaking to her nurse and asking for an appointment or if the doctor thought I should go to the ER.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I was in an automobile accident that was my fault. I have

I was in an automobile accident that was my fault. I have Allstate insurance and had been seeing their commercials on first accident forgiveness during the time before and after the accident occurred. I live in California and what I found out is that the forgiveness clause does not apply in California. The commercials have no disclosures and I know Allstate has been taken to court over this and lost. Allstate has already increased my premiums over 50% for the car damage and are still negotiating over the medical part. What was the outcome of the previous case that was lost and what if any recourse do I have for the "forgiveness" clause applying for me on the accident?

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LegalPro54

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My 20 year old daughter was hit from behind in an automobile

My 20 year old daughter was hit from behind in an automobile accident. The drivers insurance company called my daughter and a settlement of $800 for bodily injury claim was agreed to by my daughter and the insurance company. Can I fight this? My daughter had no idea what she was agreeing too and this is my auto insurance and I know the insurance company got over on a young person.

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Marsha411JD

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I was involved in a car accident and the other party is at

I was involved in a car accident and the other party is at fault. I need to see a doctor for accident related injuries.Should I give my personal health insurance details to the doctor's office? Or should I get the bills and let the at-fault party's car insurance pay it all?When the bill comes, who will pay it? Should I pay it from my pocket first and then file a claim with other party's car insurance or just ask them to pay it?What if the claims with the at-fault party's car insurance is rejected for any reason?

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Gerald, Esq

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Back in June 2015, I was in an automobile accident. It was

Hello! Back in June 2015, I was in an automobile accident. It was my fault and I was issued two tickets, one for reckless driving and failure to obey a stop sign. When I went to court, the plaintiffs did not come and the failure to obey a stop sign ticket was dismissed. I paid the ticket for reckless driving. I was then told that the case was closed and sealed, which I thought meant that the plaintiffs could no longer bring a case against me, civil or otherwise However, I came home today to find a summons in my mailbox stating that two plaintiffs are asking to bring a civil action case against me claiming permanent injuries. I was wondering how to proceed with this.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: This is the first I am hearing of hte summons but it's dated September. It just appeared in my mailbox. Insurance has been handling it all this time. Police reports have been filed at the scene last year.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That is it for now, thank you so much.

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I was Reading about Sudden activity after my fiance was in

I was Reading about Sudden activity after my fiance was in an automobile accident.The first car was literally in the act of making a right hand turn. A police car abruptly made a u turn, no lights no siren, causing that car to slam on his brakes. Car number three unaware of the sudden activity hit car number two behind car number one. Pushing car two into car number one. All damage was estimated to be less than $1000 per car.Is this a sudden event qualifier?HH

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My wife was killed in an automobile accident in Panama six

My wife was killed in an automobile accident in Panama six months ago. I was driving. After an investigation the case was closed. I am back in the states and was notified by a Panama lawyer that a urine test showed marihuana in my system so this is now considered a homicide and if I don't return they are getting Interpol after me. I had not smoked for several days before the accident. I am not responsible for the accident or her death. I am having a hard time after losing what was most important to me and I don't know what to do now. I had lived in panama for three years. Any advise would be appreciated.Thank youGraham Bates

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My son is being discharged from the Army after having an

My son is being discharged from the Army after having an automobile accident involving a DUI and car accident even though he wasn't the one who caused the accident, but because this is the rules of Government he has been told he will be leaving within the next few weeks. My question is will he be able to file for unemployment benefits?

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In February I WAS driving home from picking up my roommate

In February I WAS driving home from picking up my roommate from work as she was in the passangers seat and is on probation for a second DUI. It was rush hour traffic and cars were bumper to bumper passing Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Irving, Texas. Traffic suddenly stopped and the sun was at a position where it was almost imposible to see ahead, and at 1.3 miles per hour (I was looking at the digital display at time of impact) I accidently bumpesd into car in front of me. The driver of the other car got out as I did. I first made sure she was ok and did not need medical attention. Secondly I had her inspect veheicles with me and we both agreed that no damage or harm was done. I told here ther it would be a good idea to go ahead and exhchange personal information in the event anything did come up. I went to the car and started writing down my name, number, vehicle information and etc... My roommate all of the sudden called my name and stated "She is running from the scene. As she drove off I put my writing supplies down, fastened my seatbelt and began to follow her. I thousht for sure she would be taking the next exit for the sake of safety due to road conditions. I was not tailgaiting her car and as a matter of fact was approx. 5 miles behind her, as would any "reasonable and prudent" person would have been. The traffic was so heavy that other cars managed to merge inbetween the lady I hit and my roommate's car. We lost sight of her so took the next exit on Amon Carter headed to Centreport Fort Worth, Texas. We thought she would have pulled over on this exit because it was the closest and most reasonable place besides the busy highway to be traveling on at the time. After our failed attempt to find her we then made the turnabout at the intersection and revisited the road where the accident occurred in hopes that the woman would have gone back. She had not.A week later a hostile and very angry rude officer was banging on our door at around 0800 on a Friday morning. He threatened to tow the car if one of us did not admit to wrecking into this lady who must have gotten our license plate with pics from her phone. I did state that I was driving the car but the the lady was the one that flew the scene of the accident. He issued me a Texas Citation in the Municipality of Irving, Texas which happens to be in the County of Dallas, Texas. I am no lawyer by any means but I am also am a graduate of Texsas Tech University with a BA in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Physics and a Master's in public Health from Duke University. I did have recources to do some legal researching. My findings where that a Municipal court deals with Civil and some criminal matters or in what I believe to be Tort Law. So the citation issued by the officer who was not at the scene of the crime admitted that the lady named Brenda called 911 about 2 hours after the accident. He told her she would have to come in to the police station in Irving in the following day to make a report. In his "investigative field note" he made it sound like she was a helpless victim. And stated that there was a small scratch on the bumper that would amount to damages equaling exactly $150.It was then that I decided to find out how to take care of the fines for 1.) Accident with Damage to vehicle 5120, and 2.)a blank violation box and with 5000 in the Code section. I searched the transportation code, the penal code, the family and general health code, and the code DMV website and could not for the life of me find what these charges meant. So I went to the irving municipal court and learned that they were as follows. 1) Accident - Failure to leave identification and 2.) No driver's liscense. So Well, of course I had identification, my DL, and my Concealed hangun liscense along with phone etc. But who was I supposed to leave this information with since the woman drove the hell off? But, I got the ticket? Both citations were payable via the enternet or open for deferred adjudication or no contest. So I plead not guilty of course. (Sorry my deamoner is not professional - it will be at pretrial in suite and tie) - but it chaps my hide everytime I think of the officers alligations. I then immedeatly went to the police department and got the police report. The "victim"'s storey ended up being much differnet than mine and my witnesses. My question is this; For discovery which is due tomorrow, I have already filed the following for the pretrial hearing: My Statement of fact of vehicle accident, My Witness' Witness of automobile Accident, Request for Police Report, Request for professional appraisail of damages, request to dismiss the charges and Request for release-Settlement Agreement & Filing of a Stipulation Discontinuing Action. Am I missing anything important for pretrial? What should I expect at pretrial? Can the court dismiss the charges if I pay the alleged $150. What would you recommend?

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