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Postby nismoZtuner » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:20 pm

JoDa wrote:I'm not a lawyer and every state has different rules. But, IME and with what you've said, you'll probably want to look for an attorney who will work on hours or a flat fee instead of a percentage of recovery. There are no major injuries here. Maybe a little bit of lost wages due to being out a vehicle, but nothing major on that front. Pain, suffering, and lost wages are where the guys who work on contingency make their money. A lawyer who bills hourly or a flat fee will just file to have the losing party pay his fees. You may want to ask your insurance company...they have firms who do recovery for them when they pay out but someone else is at fault, and they can point you their direction. Some are big firms who wouldn't take an individual case, but some are smaller guys who would be happy to do it. I can't imagine that the person who actually showed up in small claims to get my money back from my neighbor when she caused damage to my house was so "big" they wouldn't take an individual case...they were showing up over just a couple thousand dollars (and, yeah, she's a real gem to not just pay up and actually make them go through with suing her)! Never hurts to ask.


Thanks! I will definitely let my brother know that!
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Postby linuxmachine » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:33 pm

nismoZtuner wrote:The other driver insurance hasn't even contacted my brother.. seems like nothing seems to be moving. He said he was going to talk with an attorney later today..


Things move slowly within and between insurance companies. Claims take weeks, if not months to process. It's there in the queue waiting to be processed by the next worker in the line, and there's a laundry list of tasks that need to be done in order. In the meanwhile, your bro should explore his legal options, but not before crunching some numbers to establish a base cost for this accident (hospital bills, damage to car, etc)

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Postby nismoZtuner » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:25 pm

linuxmachine wrote:Things move slowly within and between insurance companies. Claims take weeks, if not months to process. It's there in the queue waiting to be processed by the next worker in the line, and there's a laundry list of tasks that need to be done in order. In the meanwhile, your bro should explore his legal options, but not before crunching some numbers to establish a base cost for this accident (hospital bills, damage to car, etc)


I remember when I had a small accident but nothing like my brothers- well some lady hit my car (broken bumper cover thats it). I called my insurance and just filed a report and everything was done on the same day- her insurance paid up quick..
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