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Lars A. Lundeen
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  • Will the police continue with the investigation or can I legally look into it and find who hit my truck?

    My truck was in a hit and run today by someone backing up out of there drive way next door, my truck was across the street from them, they didn't hit my car but they say there son had a friend over last night that left late at night around 3:30am ...

    Lars’s Answer

    I would think that nothing prevents you from investigating this on your own, as long as you do not impede the police investigation, if any. This does not sound like it will be a high priority for the local police. You can file your property damage claim under your uninsured motorist, property damage coverage.

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  • Do i have any rights?

    I fell off a deck in February 2015. The owners knew the rail was unsafe for years. Was taking a picture of a humming bird. N touch a branch from q pomegranate tree. The branch moved then the deck and forward motion i moved n fell. Roughly 10 feet....

    Lars’s Answer

    You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statements to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page on Avvo.

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  • How to deal with a private insurance claims advocate?

    [Norther California] I was in a car accident recently and the car was totaled. I do not have the room in my house to store the car while it was being inspected so I gave it to a private company that deals with the insurance on my behalf and stores...

    Lars’s Answer

    Next time, handled a claim situation like this on your own.
    Millions of people do it every day, without hiring a third-party.

    I suggest you file a complaint with your state Attorney General's business fraud division.

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  • Can I sue my roommates for emotional distress after they physically assaulted me?

    I was physically assaulted by my roommates after what started as a argument about bills escalated into them luring me out of my bedroom to check the fuse box and then grabbing and beating me. They broke my nose and left several bruises on my body,...

    Lars’s Answer

    I would buy an external lock for your bedroom door and use it until such time as you can move out. Report any further incidences immediately to the police. Suing them may be an exercise in futility. There would be no insurance to cover this situation and, unless they have significant assets in their own names, collecting against themmay prove difficult.

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  • Can I clean my eye contact lenses with a eye makeup remover that is liquid ?

    Okay so it's my first time using eye lenses and I still haven't used them I feel a little bit cautions and worriness ..thinking that I should get all the supplies that needed and not Just what's in the container

    Lars’s Answer

    Please call your optometrist or ophthalmologist to discuss this medical issue. We are attorneys here, not doctors.

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  • How should the wording be on a receipt to show that all payment and obligation were met in regards to an car accident?

    Husband was in fender bender, his fault. We are paying out of pocket for the other cars repairs. We live in a small town and know the people we are dealing with and are comfortable with the estimate for repair. We are planning on giving them a cas...

    Lars’s Answer

    If you are insured, I do not recommend that you attempt to play lawyer and draft what may need to be a more complicated release involving not only property damage but also personal injury claims. If you have insurance, turn this over to your carrier. That is why you pay them a premium.

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  • Can the people suing him/me take money that is in both my husband and my name? Can they take money that is only in my husbands?

    my son is being sued for a car accident that happened when he was on my car insurance. (He is now on his own insurance.) no one went to the hospital, it was a weather related accident but they are not accepting the $$ the insurance company is of...

    Lars’s Answer

    If I understand correctly, it was your son who was driving a car that you and your husband owned? Only some states impose owner liability for the negligent acts of a permissive driver. I suggest you contact your insurance carrier and/or speak with the attorney representing your son in this litigation. The attorney can advise you if you have any owner liability under the state law where the incident occurred. If, for example, your son had his accident in Florida, Florida law would impose owner liability on every owner on the title document under the theory of dangerous instrumentality.

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  • What can I do to get back to work?

    I am a certified firefighter/EMT and had an off the job injury that placed me in the hospital. Due to my injury I can't use my left hand/arm and I have been placed on disability leave of absence until my neurologist clears me to return to work. My...

    Lars’s Answer

    I suggest you follow the recommendations of your doctors, including following through on home exercise programs and physical therapy etc. The sooner you rebuild your and gain function, the sooner the doctor would release you to full-time, unrestricted work.

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  • Is there anyway I can sue for loss of income or have the article lawfully removed?

    I have a news article relating to a past criminal situation of mine in 2014. This news article is readily available just by typing in my name online. And because of this I have lost several thousands of dollars from clients reading this.

    Lars’s Answer

    It is unclear on what basis you think you may be entitled to somehow removed this article. If the article is false and you are not a public figure, you could probably sue for defamation.You may wish to review the Legal Guide I have published on Avvo.com which deals with defamation issues. You can access my Guide through my profile page on Avvo.com.

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  • Since I have decided not to go in to the deposition, if arrested what would happen after. What charges could they hit me with

    Been asked to go in tona depostion. I have been asked to go in, I already recanted my statement and I'm done helping with the case i want nothing to do with it

    Lars’s Answer

    You say you have been asked to go to a deposition. That is not the same as receiving a notice of deposition or a subpoena for you to appear for a deposition, both of which are issued under the auspices of the court.

    If you receive a subpoena for your deposition and you fail to appear, you can be subject to fine or imprisonment for contempt of court. You are entitled to an appearance fee and a standard mileage amount for your appearance, which generally should be served with the subpoena. People involved in criminal cases have the right to secure testimony from various sources, including you.

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