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  • My mother-In-Law was a patient, and fell inside the hospital, Causing her to have hip surgery. Every lawyer shoots us down. Why?

    She originally went to the hospital for "Hard to breathe", And swollen leg/foot. Was put in a room, Had to ask a question, got up to ask the nurse, About 5 feet out, slipped and fell. Fractured hip, had to have surgery, Fractured wrist, severe br...

    Lars’s Answer

    Usually an attorney is willing to say why they are unable to take a case. Did you ask them?

    In your posting, you did not mention any negligence on the hospital's part which caused your mother-in-law to fall. Without negligence, she does not have a viable claim.. Perhaps that is why the attorneys have turned her down?

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  • Do i have to let a lawyer put any of my settlement money in escrow to pay Medicare?

    I agreed in a court to a settlement in a dog biting case. However my lawyer is now choosing to go with their homeowner insurance which was not included in the agreement that is on the record made in front of a judge. I signed a release for monthly...

    Lars’s Answer

    You have mentioned Medicare as well as Medicaid in your posting. Both are federally funded programs and both have statutes which require the repayment of moneys advanced by Medicaid or Medicare for treatment of injuries received in an incident which leads to your recovering a judgment or settlement against the tortfeasor. Your attorney is absolutely correct. You, your attorney and any insurance company making a payment to you are all on the hook for satisfying the statutory federal liens. Speak with your attorney. If this is a Medicare lien, expect it to take a considerable amount of time to resolve, as they tend to be very slow in their responses. Your attorney will be able to get certain setoffs against the lien for you.

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  • Do I have a case if I fell on escalator in a native casino taken by ambulance cat scan spinal cord injury

    At Gold Country Casino

    Lars’s Answer

    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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  • Can I file a law suite for the company I work with as Lysol spray is sprayed daily and causes me side effects?

    I work in a small enclosed area where the manager allows this one particular employee to spray Lysol daily. I feel my throat closing up and nasal passages flare. I am beginning not to feel very well as this has been going on since I began workin...

    Lars’s Answer

    A lawsuit against your employer is not possible for this type of claim. This is a Worker's Compensation issue. I suggest that you file a first report of injury claim with your employer and seek treatment and input from an allergist. You may also need to hire a workers compensation attorney to help you with this type of claim. Your employer's workers compensation insurance company should be paying the bill for your examination and treatment.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    If this information has been helpful, please indicate below.

    Mr. Lundeen is licensed to practice law in Florida and Vermont. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that, if known, could significantly change the reply and make it unsuitable. Mr. Lundeen strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in your state in order to ensure proper advice is received.

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  • I was injured on a car accident and the other driver was at fault.

    And his insurance denied liability,can I still covered under my uninsured motor vehicle?

    Lars’s Answer

    No, you will need to hire an attorney to assist you with this In all likelihood. Denying a claim does not mean there is no coverage, it just means that the Company does not think that their insured is liable.

    If you have been injured: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 need a lawyer

    Been packing my stuff to move and a part of the ceiling collapse on me. Went to emergency room, my neck is messed up, and I'm in major pain. The landlord has been lying to me about fixing the one leak for a year and a half plus. I have several ...

    Lars’s Answer

    Yes, you need an attorney.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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  • I am sick of false advertising..

    The fast food markets all show wonderful sandwiches. Then you open the wrapper and it is far less then depicted.. Can I sue them ? I want the sandwich depicted in the pictures and as on TV... I see a car ad and go to the dealership it is the car ...

    Lars’s Answer

    You can file a complaint with your local state attorney's office or your state attorney general, consumer fraud division.

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  • How long does a lawyer & adjuster have to settle a personal injury case?

    My accident was November 26, 2013, I had a arthroscopic medial meniscus tear surgery.its now 2015, is there statue limitations on cases?

    Lars’s Answer

    Each case has a statute of limitations, which can vary, depending upon the state in which the injury occurred.

    Since you appear to have an attorney, I suggest you write your attorney and request a face-to-face meeting within the next 10 days to discuss your case. Your attorney can answer all of your questions.

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  • Do I have a slander/ liable case?

    I and my my family were called "trash" "pieces of filth" "drug dealers" "being responsible for the death" of my daughter in law and "almost being arrested for kidnapping".... All of this took place on Facebook, and I have screenshots of it all. ...

    Lars’s Answer

    What are your provable damages? Are the potential defendants insured or do they have substantial assets? These cases can be expensive and time-consuming and you want there to be a reward at the end of the process. If you can't prove damages or they have no assets or insurance, you are kind of wasting your time. You certainly should consider consulting with a personal injury attorney in your area and layout all the facts and the damages you have sustained.

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  • I am being sued by a lady for a wreck she was in involving a vehicle i sold. But was still in my name. What do i need to do?

    I sold the vehicle to my nephew. Before he could change it over in his name he sold it to some guy. That guy had a wreck . The lady he is is suing me, him and state farm . they sent me a letter asking if i refuted the fault. I sent them the bill o...

    Lars’s Answer

    I suggest that you turn this matter over to your automobile liability insurance carrier at the time of this incident. If there was no insurance coverage on the vehicle, you may need to pay for your own defense attorney. You ignore this situation at your peril.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    If this information has been helpful, please indicate below.

    Mr. Lundeen is licensed to practice law in Florida and Vermont. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that, if known, could significantly change the reply and make it unsuitable. Mr. Lundeen strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in your state in order to ensure proper advice is received.

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