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Steven S. Blair

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  • I fell coming out of Lowe's,i walked in between the snow blowers that were displayed if it got videoed on their cameras do i hav

    i fell down coming out of LOWE'S i walked in between snow blowers were displayed did not see wire that they were attached to tripped over that. i did not report it at the time felt ok, as days went by my back started to hurt me,i have a hernaited...

    Steven’s Answer

    It appears that you may have case, but it is very fact specific as to whether or not you do. Was the area you tripped an open and obvious hazard? The hazard could be actionable under a "mode of operation" theory in that how lowes did business gave rise to what happened to you. Not reporting the loss soon does hurt your case but I don't think it is fatal.

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  • Can his insurance company say he is not at fault because they say our dog did not have a leash? But he did an electronic leash.

    Max was hit by a driver who does not live on our posted private road. He was hit only 6 feet from our door step, with a witness a neighbor who said max did not chase the truckbut the driver swerved from hitting a different dog. We are only seekin...

    Steven’s Answer

    First of all, as a dog person myself, I feel terrible for what you, your family, and Max have had to go through because of this person. You need to file a claim against the owner and driver of the vehicle that struck Max. It sounds like the driver that hit your dog was possibly negligent. It does not sound, from your description, that the driver hit your dog on purpose. If this happened on your property, there may be an issue at to speed or inattention of the driver.

    You can do this alone, but consulting with an attorney that deals with car accidents would be beneficial.

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  • What are the chances my landlords insurance company offer a settlement?

    walking up the stairs on the side of the house to go in the back door. While walking up the step (the one on the bottom I fell off the left side of the stairs (where the railing was taken off) and fell where the tree and rocks are. There is no lig...

    Steven’s Answer

    There are several questions that need to be answered regarding the fall. The first in my mind is how long have you lived there? Before you speak to an insurance company, you should seek advice from a personal injury attorney. The insurance adjuster will have many, many questions designed to poke holes in your story. I should know, I used to be an insurance adjuster.

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  • How much longer do I wait for my settlement check.(settled)

    Ok they said it would take up to two months, that was April 12. It's highly anticipated right now, everyday I wake up look in my email. "Let's play guess that date". Let the games begin.

    Steven’s Answer

    If this is a workers compensation case and it has been lump summed, you are supposed to receive your payment within 10 days of the settlement.

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  • No drivers license, single car crash in a snow storm. Fines? Massachusetts

    Back in January my boyfriend took my car out and ended up crashing and totaling my car. He left and the weather was fine but while he was out it began to snow hard. He swerved trying to avoid someone else driving out of control and that's when he ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Your boyfriend should have received notice of the clerk's hearing. The notice should state what the violation is. This is most likely a criminal matter. Your boyfriend may be eligible for a public defender, have him contact the local public defenders office, which I believe is at 144 Main St # 4
    Brockton, MA (508) 583-5316.

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  • Will we need to acquire an attorney?

    My daughter was involved in an at-fault accident in which she hit a telephone pole in Bristol, CT during early morning hours. She had a passenger with her at the time. Both were transported to the hospital in neck braces. My daughter suffered a...

    Steven’s Answer

    Your daughter needs to retain an attorney asap regarding any criminal charges that may be coming. Regarding any civil matter, if the vehicle was insured it needs to be reported to the insurer. The insurer will provide legal representation if a legal action is commenced.

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  • Should my insurance pay for an accident involving destruction of a city tree while driving my friend's car?

    I swerved the car into a tree to avoid collision with an upcoming car in my lane. The tree fell to the ground and was totally destroyed but I saved my life and my friend's life as well as the life of those in the other car. The police man gave me ...

    Steven’s Answer

    This sounds like a single vehicle accident, but the question is, why did you swerve? If to avoid something there may not be any liability on your part. Since you are seeking coverage through your friend's automobile insurance policy, and you were the driver, you need to cooperate with the insurer. Whether or not cooperation means you have to provide a statement is a question, but the insurer could compel you to provide an examination under oath. At the very least, you need to file an operator's report with the local police agency, registry of motor vehicles, and the insurer of the vehicle if the damage exceeds $500.00.

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  • How long is a license suspended in MA for a first OUI offense?

    Good afternoon...Thank you in advance for an answer. I got a dwi nearly 3 months ago. My lawyer and I are still in the process of fighting it and are looking for a defense of "necessity driving". Can Iget my license back at this point? And ...

    Steven’s Answer

    You can get your license back. The defense of necessary driving is quite interesting. Keep in mind that there needs to be an emergency situation with no other alternatives.

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  • Can I give change my recorded statement to an insurance adjuster?

    If I've remembered details that I had forgotten about while giving a recorded statement in the case of a car accident, can I add things later? .

    Steven’s Answer

    You can add to a statement, but keep in mind that remembering details after the statement does bring up some credibility issues. If it is the name of a witness or a doctor or a street that is one thing, but if it changes how the accident happened or who was in your car, that is something totally different.

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  • Is there a law against knowingly and willfully aggravating or exacerbating a known medical condition in another person?

    My 27 year-old son is bi-polar, manic depressive, ADHD, severe OCD, borderline autistic. Very handsome, young women are attracted to him. He cheats constantly on them because they make it easy for him. Two such women, recognizing his mental stat...

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    There may be one or more causes of action against this woman. Negligent infliction of emotional distress and/or intentional infliction of emotional distress could be applicable here if what she is/was doing caused your son emotional distress and/or exacerbated his condition.

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