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Lars A. Lundeen
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  • Can i have an insurance settlement because of being highly medicated,?

    i was in a passenger in a severe car accident where i broke my neck in 2 places, multiple ribs, and shattered vertebrae in my spine was hospitalized for 6 mths and bed ridden for a year. My boyfriend, at the time, was the driver but insurance adj...

    Lars’s Answer

    Since you signed a release and settled your case and accepted $30,000 in settlement, your claim is over and done with. (I assume you were 18 years or older at the time you signed.) The time to have consulted an attorney is before you signed any documents or believed that the only amount of coverage available to you was the $30,000. A competent attorney would have thoroughly investigated all sources of recovery, including potential claims against the car manufacturer, etc., given your extensive injuries. An attorney also would have fully explored your underinsured motorist coverage and/or the possibility of collecting an excess judgment from your negligent ex- boyfriend.

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  • What can happen now that I am being suspended and investigated for patient abuse?

    I am being investigated and 'possibly' being accused/acting as an accompliance to tying up a resident in nursing home to chair. This is false by the way. I did not have the assignment or take care of him but nigh shift employees on that unit, incl...

    Lars’s Answer

    Do you work in a hospital? A nursing home? An assisted living facility? Are you a member of a union and are you protected by a union contract?

    Without a union contract or written contract that provides the terms under which you could be discharged, you are an employee at will and subject to discharge at any moment, as long as the discharge is not based on a discriminatory motive , such as your race, gender, age, etc.

    If you are charged with any crime, I suggest that you remain silent and retain a criminal defense attorney. Yes, you could be charged with a crime even if you are innocent. That is why we have judges and juries to determine the facts of a criminal charge.

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  • Adjuster Question

    I was invoked in a small wreck and my insurance company sent me a letter asking for a request for medical information I signed and faxed and was told it takes about three weeks to receive, I called back today and was told that my adjuster has to b...

    Lars’s Answer

    The time can vary. You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement 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. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.

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  • Is this malpractice?

    Last June I began experiencing pain, numbness and tingling in my left arm. I went to a doctor who ordered an MRI (he did no other tests) and told me if he removed a disc the pain, numbness and tingling would go away. It's now almost a year later a...

    Lars’s Answer

    You may find it helpful to review the Legal Guide I have published on Avvo.com which deals with medical malpractice and what it is. You can access my Guide through my profile page on Avvo.com.

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  • I am located in Oklahoma City and was recently hit by 18 wheeler in Louisiana, hit and run..

    I do have a 25K Medical Policy and about 10K thru in paying, seems State Farm may be stalling to pay for other submitted bills. Can they get away with this and how long can they stall in paying me..

    Lars’s Answer

    You need to be very cautious here. Your collision occurred in Louisiana, which has one of the very shortest statute of limitations of any state in the nation in regards to bring a tort action. I highly recommend that you immediately consult with a personal injury attorney in the state of Louisiana, and discontinue giving information to State Farm. Your attorney needs to investigate insurance resources and your available uninsured motorist coverage. Contact an attorney in Louisiana today.

    You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement 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. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.

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  • Do i have a case?

    I wore a pair of sandals around the city for a few days. In turn i was hospitalized with tendonitious wich is very painful. Can i sue the footware company for my hospital bill?

    Lars’s Answer

    Seriously? You could file a small claims action in your local court.. Do not expect a personal injury attorney to take on this claim on a contingent-fee basis.

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  • Can a cease and desist letter be used?

    My girlfriend and I were at home and got a call a relative has passed, at that time my girlfriend started screaming and yelling pretty loud for a few mins. At that time family members were already pulling up to rely the tragic news. As our family ...

    Lars’s Answer

    I am sorry, but your posting is not very clear. If someone trespasses on your property and you don't want them there, call the police.

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  • Can any person injury attorney help me with my automobile accident case?

    I was in an auto accident on 4/30/15. The other driver was at fault but his insurance company Is not wanting to accept liability. I had an attorney that released me because his insurance doesn't want to accept liability. It clearly states in the p...

    Lars’s Answer

    You just need to find the right personal injury attorney. You need to find someone who litigates personal injury claims when liability is denied by the carrier.. You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement 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. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.

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  • Is there anything I can do?

    I had a recent pregnancy. I was diagnosed with placenta previa. My doctor over and over again told me that my placenta was moving and that I would be able to have my son naturally. Well during the induction I begin to hemorrhage and had to be rush...

    Lars’s Answer

    You may find it helpful to review the Legal Guide I have published on Avvo.com which deals with medical malpractice issues. You can access my Guides through my profile page on Avvo.com. Based on your posting, it is not clear that you had injuries significant enough to warrant the large amount of expenses and time you would need to invest in attempting to bring forward a medical malpractice claim. I am assuming that your baby is well? You are well too?

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  • I was refused care at florida urgent care because I had no picture iD on me

    I showed up at the urgent care with my upper body covered in hives and rash, my lips were swollen, my throat was closing up on me. I was at the counter, they asked me if i was a new patient, I said yes, they asked me for a photo ID I said I could...

    Lars’s Answer

    You have not asked us a question. Going to an emergency room appears to have been your only viable option.

    For the future, I suggest that you get a DMV photo ID, even if it is not an official driver's license, you should be able to get a photo ID.

    If you do not have medical insurance, you should consider signing up for Obamacare.

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