Granddaughter needs help with legal issue

United States
September 27, 2006 5:52pm CST
Where would my granddaughter start to find information on how to proceed with legal action against driver that sideswiped her and insurance company will probably not pursue?
4 responses
@1alyssa (758)
• United States
29 Sep 06
i would contact a free consulation lawyer and just ask advice on what to do and there are lawyers that only get paid if you do that could help and if you go to a law school you can have a student work on your case i did that for a divorce and it didn't cost me a thing they take your case as a part of their studies and a reg lawyer watches over them and they don't charge anything for the work it is just for the practice before them become lawyers
@sanell (2114)
• United States
28 Sep 06
first of all, I use to work in Claims as a claims manager for an insurance company. What are the issues as to why the insurance company will not fight it? Did she pull out in front of someone? it just depends on the liability...or WHO IS AT FAULT. I am not saying or assuming that your granddaughter is at fault but I guess it would be helpful to know that first...do not get the attorney just yet!!!
• United States
28 Sep 06
Start with the insurance company, though - we had an accident a number of years back, hit by a guy with no insurance, and our insurance company originally said they were not going to purse him. We spoke with one of the higher-ups in the company and convinced them to at least contact the guy. As it turns out, the guy who hit us, once he sobered up lol, was very willing to work out a payment plan and over the course of the next year, he paid for all of the damage to our car. The insurance company is supposed to be your advocate, that's part of why you pay them. And if you can get them to do it for you, then you don't have the extra fees associated with a lawyer.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
28 Sep 06
I would contact the bar association where you live to get a list of reputable lawyers who can help her (they may be able to get you a pro bono lawyer). She should find a lawyer that works on a contigency basis - the lawyer wouldn't be paid unless she won her suit & the fees would come out of what she won in court.