Q. If I hire a lawyer but do not want to go to court, can I settle?
A. Yes, the final decision to settle is yours alone. In my office, I will be the person with whom the insurance companies deal and to whom they make an offer on your claim, but a final decision for settlement... Continue Reading »
Q. Can I be treated by my own doctor?
A. Usually not. If your employer or their worker’s compensation insurer does not specify a doctor for you to see, then you can pick your own doctor to care for you. More typically, however, injured workers are referred to a... Continue Reading »
Q. How long does it take to conclude my case?
A. An experienced lawyer will be able to give you a general guideline as to how long the case may take to resolve. Generally speaking, the more complex the case, the longer it takes. Sometimes a relatively simple case can... Continue Reading »
Q. Isn’t it better to take the insurance company’s settlement offer instead of risking a trial where I might lose and get nothing?
A. Your lawyer can advise you but it is your claim and your injury so you have to make the final decision of whether to settle or go to trial. Your lawyer’s experience can guide you in making your decision.... Continue Reading »
Andy started off asking about Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, accused of killing Travyon Martin. It seems she did quite a bit of lying to the judge during her husband’s bond hearing about their finances. This has now landed her with…