Law and Disorder | 7/11/18

Law & Disorder on July 11, 2018

  • Question: I was in an accident 3 ½ weeks ago. The other driver was deemed at fault. The damages to the car were $2,500. At the time I was not hurt, and neither was my 18-month child in the back of the car. Now however, I am experiencing injuries. Is there a statute of limitations for filing an insurance claim for an injury after an auto accident?
  • Answer: You must see a doctor and get checked out within the first 2 weeks or risk losing PIP benefits. Since this was 3 ½ weeks later, they normally will hold the $10,000 PIP benefits against you. Your settlement could drop by that amount.
  •  Question: I fell off a roof and broke my back. I received $10,000 settlement that covered everything. Now I am experiencing more injuries due to the hurt back. Can I be entitled to more compensation since it is due to the original injury?
  • Answer: Usually not. Normally once you settle, the case is closed. Unless it wasn’t covered in the release you signed.
  • Question: A few weeks ago, I was in a parking lot and caught a guy in the car next to me watching me as he proceeded with a lude act. The police said that none of the cameras around worked and they were unable to get footage or obtain the vehicle information. Can I go after the stores for not providing proper security?
  • Answer: Normally, you must show damages. Such as, were you psychologically so upset that you needed therapy, things of this nature.

Listed below are other recent shows if you missed them during the week.

Law & Disorder with Kaufman & Lynd: June 6, 2018

Law & Disorder with Kaufman & Lynd: May 30, 2018

Law & Disorder with Kaufman & Lynd: June 20, 2018

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