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Hospital tries to take all insurance after a pedestrian is struck. His story and how a California injury lawyer helped.

Hospital tries to take all insurance after a pedestrian is struck. His story and how a California injury lawyer helped.

 

Video Transcription:

I was knocked down, run over, while I was crossing in a crosswalk, actually on hospital grounds. I’d been visiting a doctor. A driver somehow didn’t see me, was looking in the wrong direction. It broke both my ankles. The left one was badly shattered and I was taken to the hospital nearby. The left ankle had to be braced with metal braces and screws and so forth. And then I was in a rehab unit for several days. And then when they were finally ready to release me, I was feeling bad with a cast on one leg and a restraining boot on the other. The nurse came in with paper work, with a dozen or more pieces of paper that required signature in order to be discharged.  

 

One of them was a document with a lot of legalese in it. It said something about third party liability and I didn’t really understand and in order to get out of the hospital, I went ahead and signed all of the documents. Later on I realized that I should not have signed. My daughter had urged me to get a lawyer and I had called and we talked and signed up. I was concerned that all the paperwork related to the accident and the insurance claims and all that sort of thing would be properly done and that I wouldn’t wind up a big loser financially from it. I’ve been very pleased with the way it went over on my behalf.  Well I think it’s a good idea to have legal advice when you get into any hospital situations.


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