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I need an attorney bad but right now have no money and do not know where to go.

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Colntacted Morgan and Morgan to help but the other person that caused the car wreck didn't have any insurance. Was texting, didn't take an alcohol test at the scene, was speeding , car was not registered, totaled my car, found out after I did not have uninsured motorist and collision on my car. My son was hurt and is being treated for whip lash

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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today.

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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Ok; what can I help you with exactly? What questions did you have for me today?

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Would I have a better chance of putting a lien on their property to get any monies out of them and what is the time frame it has to be done by/
Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

I see. Thank you for providing that. I'm sorry to hear about your situation. So, you can get a lien only if you sue and you win. A lawyer is not necessary to sue and you could do it in your local small claims court or your district court if the amount exceeds the small claims limit.

This to me sounds like a classic case of negligence. Negligence simply means that there was a duty that the other party owed and they breached that duty in some way. What is most important is that it is proven that the defendant breached their duty of care because that is what mostly determines whether there is a cause of action. Basically, the question is, “Did the defendant’s actions fall below the standard of care for a reasonable person in a similar situation?” If the answer to that question is yes, then there is negligence and you are entitled to damages. Damages can be difficult to calculate, but if you click here you can use a calculator help you understand. In most cases, damages are paid out to compensate for medical treatment, lost income, property loss, and pain and suffering.

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