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Old 04-08-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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Need a motorcycle lawyer

Actually, I was thumbing through the yellow pages with my mother the other day. My dad was killed in an accident. The man ran a stop sign and made a left turn. My dad was riding down Red Bluff and this guy did a 'slow roll' at the stop sign and made a left turn.

Red Bluff and Jackson street is where he was hit.

Now the police report said that my dad failed to control the motorcycle and dropped it and hit the other driver's truck. At the same time, the police report said that the other driver may have failed to stop at the sign. Because of this, both insurance companies say that this is a gray area. The other driver contested that and said that my dad hit him for no reason. GAH! This only infuriated my mother. She had always said that accidents happen and she isn't angry or anything and was only going to let the insurance companies work it out. Now she wants his house. My dad was on life support when this guy was trying to get a new tire from our insurance company.

My father's insurance company just wants to settle because the man only had a tire that was scuffed and would only have to pay out a mere 50 dollars and close this case. Liability insurance is all he had hence them wanting to just settle.

We want a lawyer. A good one. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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you need to hire an Accident Reconstructionist, a good accident lawyer will know one.
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sorry bout your loss.

any reputable lawyer worth his weight should be able to help. personally i'd stay away from the jim adlers of the world (or any other lawyer that advertises all day on t.v. during the week) as they just seem to be mills and could care less about your situation. they just want the cash.

my recommendation is to do your research.

by the way, which 2 insurance companies were you referring to. sounds like they both want to avoid payment.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:51 PM   #5
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sorry about that. what about that jim adler guy, always see him on tv.........:eh:
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:58 PM   #6
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i honestly think jim adler would be the best choice out there. I mean they all care about the money, but looks like he's the one who rakes it in by wining cases.
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sorry bout your loss.

any reputable lawyer worth his weight should be able to help. personally i'd stay away from the jim adlers of the world (or any other lawyer that advertises all day on t.v. during the week) as they just seem to be mills and could care less about your situation. they just want the cash.

my recommendation is to do your research.

by the way, which 2 insurance companies were you referring to. sounds like they both want to avoid payment.
I thought that was what I was doing by posting here. No dis intended. Sorta.

Now, I agree. I'll be staying away from the dime a dozen lawyers. The problem that I'm having is that I think the attorney listings in the yellow pages are insanely thick. It would take me a year to research those guys! This is a popular motorcycle forum and I'm sure someone here has advice.

My insurance company has nothing to gain or lose because it was liability only. They'd lose 50 bucks by giving him a new tire. It's all about convience for them. As for the other drivers' insurance company. Of course, they don't want to pay. My dad was on life support for a good three weeks before he passed. He almost died over and over and over and over and over before he finally did. His medical bills stand at over half a million right now and there will be more coming in. Now, no worries! We have medical insurance and we're going to sic our medical insurance company on the other driver.

This is about honor. The man ran a stop sign. I know it. He knows it. How dare he hit us up for money while my dad's on life support. How dare he. His tire wasn't flat. It was scuffed. My dad's body scuffed that tire, not the motorcycle. Own up to it. He refused. So we're going to sic the big dogs on him and we need all the help we can get. Advice.

I've spoken to four lawyers already and everyone of them has said that our case is an open and shut case. The thing is.... we want to take him to the cleaners. on my dad's honor? That's okay. We'll enjoy turning his house into a crack house with his wife leading customers in stopping by his every one of his daughters' room along the way. (I don't know if he has any daughters or even a wife. This is meant out of rhetoric.)

Can't you tell? I'm angry.:eh: Sorry.

Thanks for the well wishes but that's not what I really want here. My dad doesn't want people feeling sorry for him. He would want us to keep on riding. What I really want is personal experience/advice with using a motorcycle lawyer.
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:57 PM   #8
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you might want to contact the district attorney aswell to file case against this sack of .
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I can't answer your question but I'm really sorry about your loss.
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Hmmmmmmm..... Intriguing idea.

Why? I mean accidents happen. I wouldn't think that I'd be able to get him locked up because of a mere accident. Sh*t happens. I don't think that him hitting us up for money is criminal. Maybe it is. Morally it is but legall? Not sure. I'll definitely be looking into this.
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I know there's a bumber sticker and bis card at almost every single bike shop i go to that has this laywer on a bike as his card logo i'd give that guy a call i dont have a # but i know the card is at the kawasaki shop on highway 3 across from the airfield.
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I know there's a bumber sticker and bis card at almost every single bike shop i go to that has this laywer on a bike as his card logo i'd give that guy a call i dont have a # but i know the card is at the kawasaki shop on highway 3 across from the airfield.
Umm. Thanks.

No, I believe I know of the lawyer that you're speaking of. I probably should give him a call but I don't think he's a local lawyer but more of a nationwide motorcycle lawyer. He's the one who advertises that he himself is a rider right?

I'm looking for one that's more of the local sort. In other words, inside the great state of Texas. Maybe he IS a local lawyer. If I head down that way, I'll definitely take a gander. I'll be looking for parts to repair the bike that downed my dad. It was a Kawasaki.
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he rides himself, i dont know he would be the right guy for something this serious but im sure he'll point you in the right direction
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sorry, i thought man slaughter would fall under the catagory with your situation, but i guess your right, thinking about it there isnt much a da can do about this.
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he rides himself, i dont know he would be the right guy for something this serious but im sure he'll point you in the right direction
That's EXACTLY what I want. A lawyer who's a motorcyclist!

Keep them coming, guys. Much obliged!
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vehicular manslaughter is more like it since he died in a wreck his dads death resulted from him intentionally running a stop sign if you can prove it with a witness or atleast criminal negligance i would think they could pull on this but im not sure.. i only read about cases similar to this in my criminal justice class back in highschool a couple years ago.. either way i dont see what it would hurt to try to distric attorney. and sorry i dont know of any good motorcycle lawyers. but i would contact the d.a.'s office and see if there is anything you can do but like i said it depends on if you can prove with eyewitness that he ran the stop sign that you can really do anything.. best of luck
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What agency did the accident investigation? Did you get a full copy of the accident report, including scene diagrams? If your dad died three weeks after the incident then it was probably treated as a major accident and not a fatality. In fatalities a scaled diagram of the scene is made and photos of the scene are taken from all angles.
If those things were done then it would help your case a lot. If a standard crash report was completed then you don't have much to work with, becuase it would be lacking the photos and scaled diagram.

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i live on redbluff.. that sucks man i figured if anything would ever kill me on there it would be a deer trying to commit suicide
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OMG, have any of ya'll ever taken 59N up to lufkin at like 3 in the am on a bike? I headed back to nac pretty late last week and ended up having to dodge critters left and right! purdy fearsome stuff, if you ask me!
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