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  • I am writing this question to know whether I can sue subject company “XYZ”. Please advice after reading the reason below:

    I want to raise a complain about the expired baby food provided by the company “XYZ”, which caused severe health damage to my 7 months old infant. Now here the situation gets more complicated, the outer label on the product shows that the prod...

    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.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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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  • A Tenant got hurt on a broken water meter cover outside my property. The city owns the meter, I am also named a plaintiff.

    The water meter is on a piece of land outside my yard. The meter was broken, my tenant tripped and broke her arm. I was not living there, and nobody reported it to me. I recently received the discovery from the city. Come to find out the city knew...

    Lars’s Answer

    As the landlord, you should immediately turn any potential claim over to your liability insurance carrier. You should let your carrier handle this for you. I do not see you having any type of a claim here. Your concern should be about properly defending the claim being made against you.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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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  • Can multiple insurance debt collectors make claims on the same accident?

    -was in "at fault" accident where insurance had lapsed and am paying what I owe on medical and auto claim with tl Thompson -now Bell llc is saying I owe more money for the same accident for a separate claim but from the same people who had the...

    Lars’s Answer

    I suggest you consult with a civil defense attorney who defends automobile accident claims.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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 need a personal injury attorney.

    8/31/2015 at around 4:30pm, I went out in the backyard where I live with the homeowners. I rent a unfinished basement with my 2 service dogs. I went into the dog run to pull "weeds" the size of trees from the area. I have asked them to have the...

    Lars’s Answer

    What duty did the homeowner's breach which was owed to you which caused you to suffer your injuries? It seems that you were the person pulling the weeds and somehow lost your balance. Perhaps you could clarify how you think the homeowners are responsible for your injuries.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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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  • My wife was bite by a dog ,winning the case at high court , lawyer says the dog owner refuses to pay her can that happen

    the first payment was done and then our lawyer says that they refuse to pay

    Lars’s Answer

    You will need to speak with your attorney about how you can enforce your judgment.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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 hit from behind. My Attorney is telling me that Geico Will not tell him the amount of the policy. Is this true?

    I thought that in a lawsuit the Insurance Co. had to give the policy information to the attorney.

    Lars’s Answer

    Has your attorney actually filed the lawsuit and paid the filing fee? If so, you have a lawsuit. If that hasn't occurred, you have a claim. Once a lawsuit has been filed, an attorney can learn of the existence and amount of the coverage. I suggest you speak with your attorney about the status of your claim. As you most probably know, Louisiana has an extremely short statute of limitations for tort actions and I suspect that your attorney may have filed the suit. Ask him or her.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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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  • What type of attorney do I need?

    I want to sue a person who had me arrested on false charges of burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. The charges were dismissed.

    Lars’s Answer

    Generally a personal injury attorney could bring this type of claim. However, how rich is the person you want to sue? What are your provable damages? This may be a costly matter to pursue, with a questionable outcome, if the target defendant does not have a job or substantial assets

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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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  • Can a Wisconsin veterinary clinic legally deny a cat her medication?

    To be fair I'd like to explain the clinics side of things to the best of my ability. Honestly I am not 100% sure yet that she will be denied medication as the vet was out of the office when I called. However, when I called they urged us to bring ...

    Lars’s Answer

    Veterinarians, like physicians, often want to check up on their patients before continuing with a particular prescription.

    If your cat has a chronic condition, requiring steroidal medication, you should discuss with your veterinarian the economic problems created by requiring an office exam before renewing the prescription. Usually veterinarians are accommodating and recognize the hardship created by office visit charges of a hundred dollars or more. If your veterinarian is not willing to be more accommodating to your budget, I suggest you seek out a new veterinarian who understand your situation.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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.

    If the information received has been helpful, please indicate..

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  • Is getting a attorney the right thing to do or should I handle my situation without an attorney? (slip and fall ) premises liab

    I hired a attorney for a slip and fall ( premises liability)..I was walking down my apt steps and a step broke which caused me to fall. I fractured my wrist, sprained my ankle, and I have lower back spasms. I've never had anything happen to me or ...

    Lars’s Answer

    Slip and fall cases need particular attention and detail. It is not the type of claim which anyone should try to bring on their own, unless they are looking for a minimal amount of recovery.

    Your contingency fee agreement is fairly standard. Most contingency fee contracts provide for an increase in the fee to 40% once suit is filed.

    I suggest that you not post any details of your particular fall on the Internet and stay in touch and cooperate with your attorney as best you can. Slip and fall/trip and fall cases are usually heavily defended and carriers are reluctant to pay on them unless their insured's liability can be clearly shown. Proving that liability under the law is where your attorney earns his or her fee.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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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  • P.I. Attorney never paid back Medicare~

    Drunk driver let go on DUI by rogue CT state trooper. She is unscathed. He was sent off duty, no pay & I got an apology letter. My attorney made me sign a paper making him POA once he said the case "settled". He paid himself and physic...

    Lars’s Answer

    You do not tell us when your settlement occurred. When your attorney asked you to let him do his job, it was his inartful way of probably telling you that he is working to try to resolve your Medicare lien. Dealing with CMS is often a very time-consuming and frustrating undertaking. Resolving these liens can take a considerable period of time.

    I suggest that you arrange a face-to-face meeting with your personal injury attorney to review the status of the lien resolution negotiations and also to have your attorney review the correctness of the claim that Allstate is somehow your primary carrier. It sounds like you need a little better communication and understanding with your attorney. Schedule a face-to-face meeting soon.

    Legal Disclaimer:

    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.

    If the information received has been helpful, please indicate.

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