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Old 08-17-2016, 06:17 AM
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Lawyers are scum, right up until the moment when you get f##ked by someone else's negligence or wrong doing.

At that point they are your best friend if you want satisfaction without having to break the law by threatening or beating of that someone else. OTOH, if you are a tuff go then guy then go for it if it is a single person that you can physically confront.

If it is a corporation, then you do need a lawyer.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:21 AM
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All lawyers suck until you need one.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Danny33486 View Post
You think they're bad until your insurance company screws you on your claim....
Yup. Amazing how many people on here say "eff lawyers" and then are the first to post "get a lawyer" or "should I sue".
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:35 AM
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by martyf View Post
Heard on the radio this AM from the mayor of Walker that the 6ft retaining wall barrier that was built 3-4 yr ago in the middle of I-12 separating west bound from east bound for 15 miles acted like a 6 ft dam flooding the North side. Ive been down this section many times, I can see that happening.

Theres going to be massive lawsuits over this

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There is supposed to be drainage along both sides of that road. My guess is it is clogged up and not functioning on the flooded side. That "dam" you speak of has probably saved more lives from high speed, head on crashes then houses it may be helping to flood now. Suing because the barrier wall became a dam in an extra ordinary event is pretty far reaching. I would say the filer of that suit would be the same as a slip and fall beside the wet floor sign in the store people.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:49 AM
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Lawyers lives matter to.





Ya can't throw all of them into a barrel and shoot them from what you think or others say, just make sure you pass judgement on the ones you have directly dealt with not them as a group or rumor.

One of my best friends in Lake Waccamaw was a lawyer, Rode bikes, partied a lot of times at his home, in the business world he didn't pull any punches just laid it out what the courts were going to do.
He said something once. Lawyers and librarian's are a lot alike . They don't have to know what everything is about, just where it is and how its going to go..

Think about it!!
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Danny33486 View Post
You think they're bad until your insurance company screws you on your claim....
or your wife leaves you for her girlfriend................
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:40 AM
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OP must think that insurance companies are in the business to make you whole.
If you're my client, I will do anything possible to make sure a claim gets handled correctly. I give away more information than I ever charge for, not so with attorneys, their clock is always running. Maybe those boys are light on slip and fall cases and just want to help their neighbors
I passed their office one day and an ENTIRE family was getting out and all of them were outfitted with canes and $ collars.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:46 AM
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While yes they are probably taking advantage of the situation yall must not comprehend there are other types of lawyers than personal injury that just sue everyone. Many serve their clients by ensuring they get a fair settlement from the insurance company, with the massive amount of property damage from this storm the number of claims is going to be astronomical and every insurance company is going to be looking to cut their losses as much as possible.

Exactly....

Insurance companies are so fair.... Wait until you have a claim and they start nickel and diming you, which they will....we'll see who you call.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:48 AM
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I heard on the news that something like 85% of homeowners in the flooded areas don't have flood insurance, crazy.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by raystein View Post
Sue the county building and zoning office for allowing them to put their home in a flood zone like they wanted?
Every home is in a flood zone.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
I will counter that - had many people in this area had legal help to deal with FEMA after hurricane Sandy they would have been much better off.
The on-going federal litigations here have shown FEMA and its contractors didn't just lowball or disclaim marginal items, but committed outright fraud in order to not pay or under-pay thousands of flood claims from Sandy.
You do know FEMA is a federal agency? Why would a contractor low ball a claim? Wouldn't that take money out of their pocket?
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by dieseldent View Post
While yes they are probably taking advantage of the situation yall must not comprehend there are other types of lawyers than personal injury that just sue everyone. Many serve their clients by ensuring they get a fair settlement from the insurance company, with the massive amount of property damage from this storm the number of claims is going to be astronomical and every insurance company is going to be looking to cut their losses as much as possible.
Insurance companies will not be providing flood coverage its going to be the National Flood Insurance Program.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
Insurance companies will not be providing flood coverage its going to be the National Flood Insurance Program.
Correct, all the insurance companies do is push paper and handle claims. NFIP is as broke as SS and congress will most probably have to print more invisible money to pay claims for actual policy holders. After every flood there is a rush to purchase policies but a year or two down the road they cancel for non-payment.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
or your wife leaves you for her girlfriend................
do you need two lawyers if your wife leaves you for YOUR girlfriend.........or just an extra big checkbook.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Kenner 23 View Post
If you're my client, I will do anything possible to make sure a claim gets handled correctly. I give away more information than I ever charge for, not so with attorneys, their clock is always running. Maybe those boys are light on slip and fall cases and just want to help their neighbors
I passed their office one day and an ENTIRE family was getting out and all of them were outfitted with canes and $ collars.
So you're in the insurance business. Explains your original post.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Kenner 23 View Post
I disagree, your statement is a attorney talking point/commercial. True sometimes shit gets lost in the shuffle on the claims end but most times, the claimant can get a better deal from insurance dealing one on one. Personal injury lawyers have created the "it's not my fault" mentality that runs rampant in America. While I feel for those affected by the floods, all had an opportunity to purchase Preferred Rate flood insurance from NFIP and signed a waiver that explained what they were giving up. I surmise, that the P/I guys will go after local government for failing to stop a historic 500 year event hoping to settle out of court while their clients get pennies on the $ and them a large windfall(remember big tobacco?). P/I guys have solutions and are always looking for the prverbial problem to act on it. And yes, currently I am paying 4 attorneys and consider it money well spent but it's my money.
It may have read like a commercial but it is undeniable that the vast majority of home owners likely haven't read their insurance policy let alone understand it, after all it is written by the insurance company's lawyers who are employed to cover their employers ass. When the time comes to make the claim on the insurance you have been paying for wouldn't it be prudent to have essentially a translator working for you to ensure you don't get screwed. We also need the whole story here, this post is no different than someone freaking out over a news headline and not reading the article. While I completely agree with you that the P/I lawyers have created a not my fault mentality and severely tainted the reputation of all other lawyers with ambulance chasing stereotypes your statement is just that a guess for all we know they could be looking to support their community with pro bono work.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
or your wife leaves you for her girlfriend................


This is not a reason to call a lawyer. Tell the wife she and the girlfriend can stay. It would be way cheaper and potentially a lot more fun.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
There is supposed to be drainage along both sides of that road. My guess is it is clogged up and not functioning on the flooded side. That "dam" you speak of has probably saved more lives from high speed, head on crashes then houses it may be helping to flood now. Suing because the barrier wall became a dam in an extra ordinary event is pretty far reaching. I would say the filer of that suit would be the same as a slip and fall beside the wet floor sign in the store people.
The mayor of Walker stated that FLOODING was a major subject during the planning of this wall, but they still went with the wall......

Just repeating the mayor on the radio
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:13 AM
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[QUOTE=Kenner 23;9363150] I give away more information than I ever charge for, not so with attorneys, their clock is always running.

Couldn't be further from the truth. I talk to people everyday and provide advice without charging or receiving a dime. In my opinion, insurance companies are scum, but I recognize some are better than others, as with all professions, including attorneys.
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