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  1. I'm sorry to hear about your accident. It's good that you're getting the proper medical treatment. In a car accident settlement, the defense will factor in future medical costs. However, this is not a guarantee that they will pay for your future medical costs. Instead, they will give you the amount you are likely to spend for future medical treatment. This means that, if you exceed this amount, you will have to bear the cost. Most settlements also prevent another lawsuit concerning the same incident. To have your future medical costs covered, you must provide expert testimony. Expert testimony, in your case, will be from a doctor who has examined you. Their testimony will establish several things. One of them is that your injury is permanent. Another is that your injury will continue to cause you pain and suffering. It will have to be established that your injury requires treatment in the future. When this amount is calculated, you must keep in mind that health care costs fluctuate. Inflation should also be accounted for. Since you already have an attorney, you have already taken an important step. It is important to listen to your attorney, but it is also good that you are doing your own research. Keeping yourself informed will help you make decisions at important junctions in your case. Good luck.
  2. To answer your questions, first, it is beyond the scope of your legal options to question the state trooper's performance of his duties. The other party had a Mexican license and provided information which turned out to be false; that's not something the trooper is liable for. To answer your second question, it sounds like insurance is your only option. If you've got coverage, it's up to your carrier to worry about how they'll recover the amount they'll have to pay you. Depending on the kind of insurance you have, it should cover any damages to your car as well as the costs of medical treatment for the torn muscles in your neck. If you want to file a personal injury case, that would be difficult, as it seems you don't even know who the other party is. To get a clearer sense of your options, I suggest consulting with an auto accident attorney, and explaining your case more fully. Good luck.
  3. When it comes to a car pile-up accident or multi-car accidents, determining liability can be a bit difficult. Generally, vehicles that are pushed into the vehicle in front by a car from behind is considered to have no control over the collision and will not be at fault. Therefore, the last vehicle that failed to stop and caused the chain of collisions will be at fault for the entire accident. You mentioned to not have seen any damage to the pickup's rear bumper, is it possible that because it is raised, the third vehicle was not able to cause any visible damage for being too low? What happened to the third car that allegedly pushed the pickup forward? These are just some of the factors that need to be looked into to really identify who's at fault. His uninsured coverage has nothing to do with your car, that is for his vehicle. You need to discuss this with your insurance company to know your options. I hope that you didn't sustain any physical injuries because of the accident. But if ever that you did, please seek medical help and talk to a personal injury lawyer.
  4. Your ex-boyfriend's girlfriend does work for your psychiatrist, based on your story, and she appears to have violated the doctor-patient confidentiality by sharing your medical records to your ex-boyfriend. I understand how upsetting this can be. It is best to talk to a lawyer about this matter immediately especially if this can cause issues related to your custody battle for your daughter.
  5. It sounds like you have been really stressed so I'm hoping it’s not too late to chime in. If you've suffered physical or emotional harm because of a medical professional's negligence, you may have a viable malpractice claim. Few of the most important things you must do to build a malpractice lawsuit are: Provide evidence regarding your surgeon’s failure to provide medically appropriate treatment (incorrect prescription or dosage) Keep track of every medical record/document related to the incident and the unfavorable results, thereafter. Get a second opinion regarding your medical situation. Doing so will confirm if all these side-effects (disfiguration, hyperpigmentation, severe sweating etc) coincide with postoperative symptoms. The best thing to do is to personally speak with an attorney that has experience in handling medical malpractice cases. Good luck! Disclaimer: This answer is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.
  6. It’s been a while since you posted this, but as a general advice in such situations, consulting an experienced lawyer can definitely help. Not only can a good lawyer save you from all the legwork, he/she knows how to challenge evidence, and understands how to properly file court documents and handle other legal procedures. Most lawyers also provide free initial consultations and many of them don’t even collect money unless they successfully help you win your case. In conclusion, you don't have anything to lose if you contact a highly skilled lawyer who can protect your rights and land you the best possible settlement. Disclaimer: This answer is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.
  7. It is clear that this is deeply affecting you. Somehow through all this, you must keep ignoring this person as much as you can. If she continues to bother you, you might want to consider reporting her to the police and get a restraining order against her. Of course, suing is another option for you. Florida harassment law refers to what’s named “cybertalk”. It regards a course of conduct to communicate through words, images or language through electronic communication causing substantial emotional distress to a person and serving no legitimate purpose. To prove credible threats against you, it’s essential to present any evidence related to the harassment. More than that, contacting an experienced lawyer can help you figure out the best possible legal actions that apply to your situation. Disclaimer: This answer is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.
  8. I understand you’re dealing with a tough situation. If you wish to sue for damages exceeding the amount set by the Kentucky Small Claims Court, you might want to have your case moved to the District or Circuit Court. This will likely involve a small fee. You mentioned that you wrote the lease, so it might be a good idea to have a lawyer look through it to see if the contract dictates who pays for repairs, and who deals with things like pest control. It might also be a good idea to notify a city inspector if you feel that, by not dealing with the cockroach infestation, your landlord is violating Kentucky Health or Safety codes. I hope my answer was helpful, and good luck with your case. Disclaimer: This answer is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.
  9. This kind of thing is never easy but yes, your landlord can use a restraining order to evict you. Although it's not very common, it's possible for your landlord to prove that your presence causes them substantial emotional distress, or that your presence there is intended to harass them, and then have you evicted. If the restraining order is being used to evict you, it may be possible to challenge it, as you are not required to prove that harassment did not occur, only show that your landlord's reason for having a restraining order against you is not clear or convincing. I hope this helps. Disclaimer: This answer is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.
  10. Sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you’ve gotten the proper medical care and that you have records of all documents relevant to your treatment. Your attorney might not be telling you anything concrete yet since it's still quite unclear who should be held liable for damages. Taking into consideration that there are so many parties involved, it’s hard to identify the one responsible for maintenance and the parking garage's general upkeep. This could take much longer than you've expected, so being patient is the best thing you can do at this moment. Good luck! Do note that my answer is for informational purposes only and should not be treated as legal advice.
  11. Somehow through all of this, you keep going. Based on details you shared, it's possible you have a malpractice case. However, without substantial proof, such a claim may be prohibitive. In other words, you must show that the standard of care was violated during the treatment resulting to significant injuries that worsened your condition. You may also be required to prove at least a few important things: - Mistreatment or a failure to treat you - Failing to provide you with sufficient information about the risks of the treatment I strongly suggest you gather all relevant medical records and consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your case and provide you with sound legal advice. Please note that my answer is for informational purposes only and should not be treated as legal advice.
  12. Workers’ compensation may apply for life, even if you got fired from your last job. All you need to do is to keep your medical records updated, so you can legally prove that you have not fully recovered from your injuries. An experienced lawyer in workers’ compensation cases may help you further explore your options. Please note that my answer is for informational purposes only and should not be treated as legal advice.
  13. It is clear that the incident has deeply affected you. You are entitled to compensation since it seems you were officially employed and the mishap occurred when you were on the clock. It’s important to gather relevant information related to your burn injuries and psychological damages you could potentially seek compensation for. Assuming that the applicable statute of limitations hasn't expired, the legal actions you may take, are: 1. File a claim against the customer liable for your injuries, proving that was his/her fault; and/or 2. File a workers’ compensation claim. Depending on which state the incident happened, claims, generally, have to be made within 2 years from the date of the accident. To get the best advice on your best course of action I recommend that you immediately contact a lawyer experienced in workers’ compensation cases. Please note that my answer is for informational purposes only and should not be treated as legal advice.
  14. As I see it, it may not be worth filing a lawsuit if you didn’t suffer serious physical injuries. But, if you were severely hurt and what happened to you had negatively affected your quality of life, then supporting evidence including medical records may be necessary to file suit. It's also important to note that the plaintiff in the link you provided filed a lawsuit without legal representation since not a single lawyer he approached would take his case. However, feel free to consult a personal injury attorney to explore options that may apply to your situation. Good luck! Please note that my answer is for informational purposes only and should not be treated as legal advice.
  15. Only if you and your physicians agree that you have fully recovered from your injury, your medical and wage benefits stop. Otherwise, workers' compensation may apply for life. To be sure of that, you must attend all the medical evaluations and gather the disability reports without failure. However, if you notice that your benefits were modified or stopped, and you are still unable to work because of your injuries, you should contact a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. Please note that my answer is for informational purposes only and should not be treated as legal advice. Best of luck!
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