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MaryRitt

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Hi,
My daughter was involved in an accident 2 weeks ago. She was hit by a driver who failed 3 sobriety tests..bac is not back yet. He crossed over the line and totaled our vehicle and then fled the scene. My daughter woke up the next morning with neck and back pain and is currently being treated for her injury. She is only 19 and I am concerned that she will be plagued with this for the rest of her life. I was recently contacted by the drivers insurance company and was told that if my daughter wnated to make a claim for pain and suffering she can do so and no lawyer would be needed. I was wondering what a fair settlment might be in a case such as this. Do I need a lawyer? The chiropractor took exrays and does 'nt think there is anything skeletal...but only muscular. I have heard horror stories from friends that injuries may show up later though. Help what should I do?
Thanks in advance for replies!
 


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CHERI

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I HAVE WORKED FOR INJURY DOCTORS FOR 7 YEARS NOW, THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO IS FIND WHAT THEY CALL IS A PM&R DOCTOR OR A PHYSIATRIST IS THE MEDICAL TERM (PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION). AN X-RAY DOESN'T ALWAYS SHOW INJURIES-MORE DETAILED WOULD BE A MRI THAT WILL USUALLY SHOW TEARS AND MORE EXTENSIVE INJURIES- I WOULD THINK ABOUT MAYBE A CONSULTATION WITH A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY- DON'T HIRE ONE YET! YOU CAN USE YOUR PRIVATE INSURANCE IF YOU DON'T HAVE MEDPAY ON YOUR INSURANCE PLAN- TRY IT, IT MAY WORK OUT. JUST SOME ADVICE FROM A PERSON THAT WORKS HAND IN HAND WITH DOCTORS AND PERSONAL INJURY ATTONEYS.

GOOD LUCK!!
 
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Jontue

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My daughter was in an accident also and I have been dealing with the same thing. First off, the investigator for the other insurance co. told us not to even think of settling anything for at least 3-6 months because u never know what will show up, and that was their insurance investigator! Second of all, Please go get an attorney NOW, we did the same thing thinking we could handle it all on our own without anyone, we did, until the very end, then they get nasty and want to give you nothing. They are even fighting giving her the wages lost. Just because she is a minor with no long term employment history. They act like they are your best friend until the very end and then they take everything you said and turn it around. One thing we have found that is working in our favour is the fact that we wrote a diary of her pain and suffering and disappointments. Keep a journal and get a lawyer now, 'cuz if you don't now you will in the long run. And it's such a relief to have someone that knows what their doing all the way through, rather than trying to fix what you might have messed up. It comes out of "their" pocket, not yours. Ask IAAL how much of a relief it is! I never knew what a relief it was until I did it myself.
Good Luck and God Bless..
Do it now, if you don't you will kick yourself later.....I am just a simple Mom like yourself that thought doing it myself was the best. It's not even....
 
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CathyK

Guest
Hi
I was in a car acc. to and i only had muscular injury's as well. I talked to a lawyer and he said to try and settle with out a laywer and i dii. I am only 25 as well and i could harldy walk some days but i am getting better each day. My lower hip area was weak and i had to work at it to get my strenght back and I have. I got over 7 thousand dollars but under 10 for my pain and suffering.BUT you have TWO years to make a claim. I waited for 1 1/2 years to settle mine to make sure nothing else was wrong. And I was told by the other guys insurance company that if you take a break in treatments that will affect how they will settle !! So tell her To keep getting Treatment weather it is chryo or physo but keep on going untill she is better !!!
I hope this helps you
Thanks
Cathy K
 
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CathyK

Guest
Hi
I was in a car acc. to and i only had muscular injury's as well. I talked to a lawyer and he said to try and settle with out a laywer and i dii. I am only 25 as well and i could harldy walk some days but i am getting better each day. My lower hip area was weak and i had to work at it to get my strenght back and I have. I got over 7 thousand dollars but under 10 for my pain and suffering.BUT you have TWO years to make a claim. I waited for 1 1/2 years to settle mine to make sure nothing else was wrong. And I was told by the other guys insurance company that if you take a break in treatments that will affect how they will settle !! So tell her To keep getting Treatment weather it is chryo or physo but keep on going untill she is better !!!
I hope this helps you
Thanks
Cathy K
 

I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

Senior Member
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MaryRitt:
Hi,
My daughter was involved in an accident 2 weeks ago. She was hit by a driver who failed 3 sobriety tests..bac is not back yet. He crossed over the line and totaled our vehicle and then fled the scene. My daughter woke up the next morning with neck and back pain and is currently being treated for her injury. She is only 19 and I am concerned that she will be plagued with this for the rest of her life. I was recently contacted by the drivers insurance company and was told that if my daughter wnated to make a claim for pain and suffering she can do so and no lawyer would be needed. I was wondering what a fair settlment might be in a case such as this. Do I need a lawyer? The chiropractor took exrays and does 'nt think there is anything skeletal...but only muscular. I have heard horror stories from friends that injuries may show up later though. Help what should I do?
Thanks in advance for replies!
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


My response:

Statutes of Limitations are different in every State. So, do you see that writing in RED, above? Without a State name, we can't even attempt to assist you, if we're even able to assist you at all. Laws are different everywhere.

IAAL


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MaryRitt

Guest
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by I AM ALWAYS LIABLE:

My response:

Statutes of Limitations are different in every State. So, do you see that writing in RED, above? Without a State name, we can't even attempt to assist you, if we're even able to assist you at all. Laws are different everywhere.

IAAL


<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I am sorry We live in Pa

 

I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

Senior Member
My response:

Well, as it turns out, your State Statute of Limitations is, in fact, 2 years from the date of the accident.

42 PA Con. Stat. Annotated Section 5524
2 years

I would strongly suggest that you seek the advice and representation of an attorney. The adjuster knows the laws, and you don't. You are not only at a huge disadvantage in that regard, but your daughter's damages are so severe, that you will have a difficult time and obtaining a large enough settlement or judgement if you try this alone. Please, this is your daughter, and she deserves to have someone on her side that knows how to fight, legally, for her.

Good luck.

IAAL

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