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Permissive Use of an Automobile.

Are you serious? What do you mean that the driver did not have permission from the owner to drive the car?

Permissive use is one of the most common ways that insurance companies deny a claim.

Documenting the time you miss from work will increase the value of your case significantly. Missed time from work is compensable in itself (you get paid for the time you were off), but also is evidence of a more serious injury. If you were hurt but went to work, it appears (rightly or wrongly) that you were not as seriously injured as someone else may have been.

Check out our wage verification form for an idea as to the type of information that an adjuster (or ultimately, a jury if necessary) will need to see evidence of your wages:
The name and address of your employer
A brief description of your position
How much you make, and how you get paid (hourly, salary, commission, etc.)
The dates you missed from work
The date you went back to work

You will have to prove you have paid your taxes. Be prepared to show a pay stub showing your withholdings or a tax return if a case has to go to Court.

At least 6 people have died in the worst Metrorail collision in the system’s history. Preliminary news reports indicate that one train on Metro’s Red Line struck the rear of another train stopped on the track. At this point, the investigation is just beginning.

For those injured and for the families of those killed, I feel very sorry and express my deepest sympathies. If you need help with a claim against Metro, you should contact competent, experienced legal counsel immediately. Metro is notoriously difficult to deal with on injury claims. Metro is self-insured, they have no insurance.

The Senate recently passed the Lilly Ledbetter law into effect, and we view that as a cause for celebration.

For those of you who don’t know, Lilly Ledbetter was a woman who, unbeknownst to her, was receiving less pay at her job than her male counterparts over a period of years.

When she finally found out, she filed a lawsuit. The suit went all the way up the judicial ladder to the Supreme Court, where they ruled against her suit on the grounds that the statute of limitations had run out on her claim by the time that she filed it. We viewed that decision as patently absurd.