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I'm in nc and have an attorney that is representing me with

I'm in nc and have an attorney that is representing me with my auto injury claim. I met with him this week because he said he had a settlement offer from insurance company. However when I asked if I could have a copy of offer in writing he said they don't put it in writing that they just called him and told him and asked me to sign a power of attorney for him to receive funds on my behalf then he said he would call me to pickup my check for my cut after his fee. My question = is that common practice when settling with an insurance company that I have to give him power of attorney to receive the money and that he doesn't have to get me anything in writing of what actual settlement is?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I was in a car accident about 6 weeks ago (California),

I was in a car accident about 6 weeks ago (California), other driver is at fault (cop also stated on police report that it was the other drivers fault). He pulled out in front of me (he had a stop sign, I did not) - we collided - front of my car (which was totaled) and the drivers side of his truck. I have injuries - 2 fractured ribs and problems with my left side of my neck, shoulder, arm, hand. I have an attorney but they are telling me that the other insurers policy is only 15/30 so they would ask for full payment on the policy but stop all treatments for me as my hospital bills alone are $35K+. They said they would negotiate with the hospital but that I should seek any future treatment on my own. Does this sound right? I don't even know at this point what is wrong with my left side but i am still in pain and dont have a clear diagnosis.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I don't know what kind of lawyer i need. my wife's brother

i don't know what kind of lawyer i need. my wife's brother drives my wifes truck. He is on her insurance policy listed as a valid driver. He had an accident. My wife owns 4 houses, 2 rental in CT (one condo with no equity and a house with about 65K equity, one house in GA with about 100k equity, and a house we just closed on in AL with a VA loan so it only has about 25k equity since she put some money down on it. She has about 100k liquid assets meaning money in savings and money in a money market fund. I think everything else is in CD's, stock, savings bonds, IRAs, and her Thrift Savings Plan. She also owns 2 cars not worth much, maybe only 12k between the both of them. We have an umbrella policy of 1 mil but her brother hit a 2017 SUV in FL that was being driven by a 93 year old! Yikes! Lawsuit city! My wife does not have her property hidden in a trust or LLC or anything like that and Homestead Exemption is not an option on the rental houses. We have not filed for Homestead on the new house yet. I hope she has on the one in GA. The car accident happened yesterday and the claim was filed yesterday. We hope they close it soon, however, if they decide to sue us what can we do quickly to protect our assets? She has a high paying job, is retired military and gets a salary from the Army in addition to her salary with the Federal govt now. I am low risk. I am on social security disability and have no assets. Think we have to move quickly. Help!

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Phillips Esq.

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My son was in a a bad car accident last fall. His fried was

Hello:My son was in a a bad car accident last fall. His fried was driving. He was injured with broken leg and wrist and was hospitalized for several days. I was in contact with his friends insurance company since the accident and have kept them well informed. I noticed that he kept getting bills for his accident and nothing was paid by the insurance company. Just recently, I called them again and they said that very few medical records were released so they could not submit payment. I called the hospital and they said there was no request for medical records. When I spoke to them 2 weeks ago, they said that they would be sending a check for $25,000 because that was the limit of liability on his friends policy (they had never mentioned this before). The bill came to 280,000+ - they said that I would have to file it under my auto pilicy and were not sure if our regular medical would pick it up. They still have not sent the check. They have been very unattentive - almost as if they are hoping we would just forget about it.Does this sound straight forward to you? Only 25,000? Then send to my auto company? Would regular medical typically cover this with a good standard United HC policy? I feel like I should be able to recover more from HIS insurance company.Thank You, ***** *****

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Lucy, Esq.

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How can a Car accident bodily injury claim be stretched by

How long can a Car accident bodily injury claim be stretched by the Insurance companies by law?."Status Conference" is scheduled to be held tomorrow for three years old lawsuit I filed for bodily injuries I sustained in motor vehicle accident. Is the Status Conference is an indication that the case is now very near to be settled?.I got fully prepared for Deposition twice in last four months but received an email from my attorney in last minutes that Deposition is canceled. What does it indicate? Is it mean that defense attorney is not interested in getting my deposition and wants to settle without depositions?Thank you

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Tower Grove Lawyer

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I'm low-income and have just been diagnosed with a medical

I'm low-income and have just been diagnosed with a medical condition that is a disability under the ADA. In addition, I have been in two accidents over the last two months, both of which entailed distracted drivers hitting my car (they were at fault, not me; thankfully, both admitted it on the spot, and the second time, a police officer witnessed the entire thing and wrote the other driver a ticket for failing to yield the right of way.)Finally, I have been having (easily-rectifiable) issues with my short-disability claim adjuster; she says there isn't ample evidence to support my disability claim (there is, and witnesses). Thing is I found out I have the right to request my file from her; and when she sent it over, I discovered that it contained communications between her and my company's HR department wherein she made a request for information to which she was not entitled; then, when she was turned down, effectively asked (in a roundabout way) whether they would provide her the information in the event that she denied my claim. Then several weeks later, after holding off for a while, she denied it.Question: I've heard that there are organizations that provide legal aid and representation to low-income individuals; does this include individuals injured in car accidents an/or who need assistance putting together an appeal for a disability claim?Thank you!

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I had a single car accident hitting a deer and now a

I had a single car accident hitting a deer and now a hospital lien.The first treatment was a hospital just for an xray. I thought I needed that to prove my auto insurance that I did go for treatment immediately after accident. I used up my medpay on medical physical therapy and soft tissue technique. The hospital is charging me $1500 and I have no funds but a lien. What am I to do about this lien against me? They sent the lien notice to my auto insurance.

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Tower Grove Lawyer

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To be answered only by a lawyer practicing in California: I

To be answered only by a lawyer practicing in California: I have read that if someone does anything like fall down the stairs or drive drunk after your party, they can sue you and you can be held liable for their car accident! Would the host be responsible if they had not encouraged excessive drinking, had tried to get the guest to take a cab, etc., or is there a serious risk anyhow? What should hosts at a private party do to protect themselves?

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I was in a car accident a few years ago and I just recently

Hi,I was in a car accident a few years ago and I just recently went through a mediation and we were able to settle for $15000. My lawyer was out sick and did not conduct the mediation. His parter/assistant Mr. Fernandez, (i don't know what to call him, he's a esquire) ran the mediation. I live i a different city as I moved during the case. They were able to arrange that we do the mediation over the phone. The other insurance agreed to $15,000. I wasn't aware of what we settled for at the time though. The only thing i was told is that I would be receiving $13,000-$15,000 after everything had been paid and that would be what I was receiving. I asked him several times and said ok, I want to make sure I have this correct. I was told yes several times. He said that i might receive even more.A couple weeks after I was sent a settlement amount of $8,500. They hadn't had all the medical bills reduced yet, but I was able to figure out that when the calculations were made for the net payout with the settlement at $15k that the costs expended were not calculated in. If we were to make $13,000-$15,000 we would have actually needed to settle for $18,000-21,000. When i brought this to my lawyers attention he went back to the doctors and had them reduce the bills more and then sent me a settlement for $11,500. I again responded that i would not be signing the settlement agreement and went to great lengths to help him see what I was talking about and all my calculations proving that the costs expended were not included when my settlement amount was calculated. I showed him that in order to reach the amount I was told that we would have had to have the medical providers reduce the bills with a combined percentage of 55% on the low end and 68% on the high end or settled for more money. He came back and offered $13 stating that this was all that i would be receiving and that he had to reduce his fees to get to this number.My problem is that they are the ones that made the error and not me. There was no way I was going to even get to $13k without him reducing his fees so I did not have a fair chance of making a cent over that amount. I would like to know if I have a leg to stand on and if they are legally liable for the mistakes that were made. The fact that he did not run my mediation, and that the cost expended were not calculated in, would this be something that I can prove to him & that he has to respond to? I am now requesting $14,000 so that we meet in the middle.Please let me know what I can do and possibly provide me with statutes that I can show him so that he cooperates, if there are any.Thanks so much,Leanna Wiggins

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