some help from the tribe..please!
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:02 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:11 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:40 PM
I am not a lawyer but I would think you have a case regardless of the reason you were rear ended. You were hit and whomever hit you should be liable.
This, also do you have auto insurance, perhaps they will bring the fight?
Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:58 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:29 PM
Sounds like both the police and the EMT believe it was related to some type of diabetic reaction. Is there any evidence to suggest otherwise? Did you request that they test the driver at the time of the accident?
What sort of diagnosis are you looking for? It seems their diagnosis was the "diabetic episode"
I doubt what the witnesses "thought" would carry any weight unless they were somehow qualified to make a judgement without treating the victim. However if there's enough of them there that stated they believed he was drunk, smelled of alcohol or was acting in some sort of way that made it clear he was "on" something illegal you might have a reason to question why no test was administered.
I don't know for sure but I doubt you have any right to demand that a blood test be given.
How exactly were you "wronged by the police"
What do they say can be done if you relocate that can't be done if you stay? That doesn't make sense at all.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:42 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:13 AM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:50 AM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:37 PM
If you know the witnesses who spoke to the cops you should talk to them and find out exactly what they told the cops. Also get a copy of any paperwork the EMTs, ambulance and the hospital filed. Without any of that it sounds like there's no solid evidence you can present and it's a case of you thinking he was on something or the cops covering for him but not having anything concrete to back up your claim.
The reason I am questioning the police "actions" is simple. There were at least twelve witnesses all of which offereed statements but none made it into the report. All of the employees of the establishment I was at told me they were all diabbetics, two of which have suffered seizures and been incapacitated said that he was not in a seizure and he was a known substance abuser. When I called the state police I was informed it was mandatory for state police to respond to all car accidents in Maine unless waived off by the local police. The police also stating that they knew him, that his wife was a nurse, and they knew it was a diabetic seizure. All this before the EMT's arrived. But yet the EMT's told the police they could not call it a seizure, but would name it an episode so the3y could transport him. My wife heard this transpire not me. Wronged by the police? Sure if they denied witness statements or a tox screen to protect a friend. If this guy is known for his health issues why is he still allowed to drive? This happened early in the afternoon on a main street with children walking on both sides of the street who could have been injured instead of me, yet the police seemed more concerned in protecting their friend while witnesses were murmering he was intoxicated and not in a seizure. I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to have any medical knowledge on diabetic seizures, I do have first hand knowledge on intoxication by drugs and or alchohol and he did not look in pain whatsoever and smiled a few times. Upon checking his license codes we found out he takes methodone as well as type 1 diabeties. All this and then my lawyer told me he would not investigate this but has a younger lawyer who will tackle it once the insurance settles. Money is not the issue here, haviing him removed from the road and his buddy cops exposed in covering a friend is................................................. Thank you folks! Ray
The part about not being able to do anything unless you relocate seems more than a little strange coming from a lawyer.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:40 AM