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Todd D. Schlossberg

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  • Would this go on my record?

    I just recently got into a car accident. I'm 17 and I was driving with just my permit. I was 22 days away from getting my license. Now the accident was my fault and nobody got hurt. There was just a small scratch on both cars. The car I was drivin...

    Todd’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I can relate – I was in a collision within the first several days of getting my drivers license, when I was 17 years old. The most important thing is to immediately notify your insurance company about this accident. Your insurance company should be able to tell you about what, if any consequences, there may be for your insurance premiums. As far as your getting any source citation or ticket, or anything adverse reported on your driving record, that is a question for the local law enforcement authorities. You could likely find information on this on the website of your state's department of motor vehicles. As I'm not licensed to practice law in your state, I cannot answer specific questions or give specific advice about your particular case. If you have specific legal questions regarding the accident, you might wish to consult with an attorney who is licensed to practice in your state.
    I hope things work out as well as possible for you. Best wishes.

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  • I was in a car accident 6 years ago. Received a summons for an attempt to sued or being sued no court date. What should I do?

    I did have insurance. The accident was deemed my fault because I went out side of my lane going only 30 and less on a freeway with a speed limit of 60, when I spun out multiple car avoided hitting me also. I was struck. I had an adult passenger wi...

    Todd’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear that you are still dealing with this after all these years. I would recommend that you immediately contact the auto insurance company through which you were insured back when this accident happened. Your insurance company will be able to confirm whether you have coverage for this accident and, if so, they should provide you with legal assistance. Hopefully, you will not need to hire your own lawyer, but you may wish to consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in your state if you have any questions or concerns. If you have been served with a summons of any sort, do not delay and do not let the deadline for responding to the summons pass.
    Best wishes. I hope things work out as well as possible for you.

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  • What recourse do I have for a doctor negligence and misdiagnosis?

    After issues with my health, I went to see a the doctor. After lab work and waiting almost 2 weeks for results because her nor her staff would return my calls, her staff called to say everything was fine. I still was having issues so went to a new...

    Todd’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your experience. Medical negligence cases are among the most complex and challenging legal cases. Only a relatively small number of attorneys focus or "specialize" on these types of cases. Finding an highly experienced and competent attorney who focuses on medical negligence cases can also be a challenge. If you would like to look into the possibility of a potential claim against the original doctor, I would recommend that you locate and and consult with an attorney whose practice focuses on medical negligence and who is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland. One resource you might wish to consider to help you locate a qualified attorney us the 'find an attorney' search feature of the website of The American Association for Justice. You can find it here: http://www.justice.org/find-member
    Good luck, and best wishes.
    Todd Schlossberg
    Burlington, VT

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  • Can I sue doctor for damages for not telling me that I have de generative disc disease?

    I just recently found out that I have DDD, though it was discovered almost 10 yrs ago, i was lied to. I had a herniated disc at the age of 15, i had an operation then a few years later the pain started again. I went to a doctor who told me it was ...

    Todd’s Answer

    Medical malpractice cases are among the most challenging cases, and the laws governing malpractice cases very greatly from state to state. In order to pursue a malpractice case, you must generally prove, through expert testimony, that the provider's negligence actually caused you specific harm. If you are interested in looking into this further, I'd recommend that you find and consult with an attorney licensed to practice in Texas who focuses on medical malpractice cases. Best wishes.

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  • Can a private investigator trespass on my land and place a recording device?

    My friend found a digital recording device on his property this morning that had the owners name on it, after checking the name he found the person is a personal investigator. What should he do? What are his rights?

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    Vermont is one of the only states with no specific statutes regulating non-consensual electronic monitoring or recording of communications. In the context of a criminal case, the Vermont Supreme Court has held that secret electronic recording of communications in a person’s home constitutes an unlawful invasion of privacy. I am not aware of any Vermont court rulings holding that recording of conversations without permission amounts to a civil violation or tort. Nevertheless, I would strongly recommend that your friend consult with an attorney.

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  • Do i need a lawyer? i slipt and fell walking into a store

    Kind of a long story i injuried myself at work and had to have knee surgery 2 months after my surgery i was 2 days away from being off crutches and a knee brace. i slipt and fell walking into a store. It was raining out and i slipt as soon as i go...

    Todd’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your injury. The only way to figure out if you have a case would be to consult with an attorney in your state with solid experience in handling these sort of cases. So-called "slip and fall" or "trip and fall" cases can be very challenging, but the best way to find out if you have a case that can be pursued legally is to consult with a good attorney. Most attorneys who handle these cases will talk or meet with you w/o charge for an initial consultation. Here is a link to the Washington State Association for Justice's "Find a Lawyer" site:
    http://www.washingtonjustice.org/WA/index.cfm?event=showapppage&pg=members&configid=155&showfullpage=1
    Good luck with this, and thank you for your service.

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  • Can a lawyer resue me for not paying on a unsatifactory judgment

    My boyfriend hit a parked car in 04 ( DUI 2) and had no insurance at the time. He was sued by the insurance company for 5,000 dollars. He now has a criminal suspended license and was recently pulled over for DLS. However he has done CRASH and more...

    Todd’s Answer

    Attorneys Lundeen and Taylor have provided good advise. I have two other thoughts / comments: 1). You say that the new lawyer tells you that "we now owe" $7,948. I understand that your boyfriend may have been responsible for causing an accident and for paying damages caused by that accident, but what basis do they have for claiming you are also at fault or responsible? Did the insurance company get an actual court judgment that included you as a defendant and ruled that you, and not just your boyfriend,were responsible for the iacciodent and damage? If not, I am not sure they have a claim against you. 2). If the other side did get a valid, enforceable Judgment issued by a court against either of you, you need to look at whether they file a lawsuit to "renew" the judgment w/in 8 years of the date of the original Judgment order.
    Without carefully reviewing all the facts and paperwork, it is not possible for an attorney to give you firm advise on what is the best course of action for you or your boyfriend. I would recommend that contact and pay for a brief consultation with an attorney in your city to review your rights and options. I would recommend that you consult in person with an attorney before you speak again with the other side or their attorney.
    Best wishes.
    Todd

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  • Harrassment from tenant beneath my apt

    I have always been friendly whenever I see the lady downstairs.She is self professed to be bi-polar among many other psychological and physical problems.Several time since I moved in upstairs over her 4 yrs. ago,she has fits of unexplained harass...

    Todd’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this difficult situation. Attorney Lundeen's advise to contact the police if you feel unsafe is smart.

    You might also wish to write and send your landlord a letter detailing your complaint and concerns, and what this other tenant is doing. Your landlord has a responsibility under VT law to provide you with habitable premises in exchange for your paying rent. "Habitable" means safe, clean and fit for human habitation Another tenant creating unreasonably loud noise, harassing you, and leaving feces may well constitute a failure on the part of the landlord to provide you with habitable premises. If so, your landlord may have a responsibility to deal with and fix this problem.

    Here are two other resources.

    The Consumer Assistance Program of the VT Attorny General's Office provides assistance and advise to tenants. You can find useful information about your rights, and their phoine number, on their website:

    http://www.uvm.edu/consumer/?Page=tenant.html

    As you are disabled, and perhaps low income, you may be able to get assistance from VT Legal Aid. Their website:

    http://www.vtlawhelp.org/WhatAretheStepsinanEviction#11

    Good luck with this.
    Todd

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  • Was rearended while using my vehicle on my job, by an uninsured motorist

    I was injured with a cervical strain, etc. The uninsured was at fault, do I need a lawyer or will my company handle this correctly. I work for Winnebago County Wisconsin.

    Todd’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your injury. I agree that it would be a good idea to consult with an experienced trial lawyer in Wisconsin who focuses on represeing injured people. Many attorneys will provide a free initial consultation. He or she will be able to help you understand your rights and options, including whether you may have a claim under your own auto policy. Best wishes to you.

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