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James J Nugent

New Haven Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Can i re-open a settlement for injury

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Anthony A. Ferrante
    2. Leonid Krimsky
    3. Robert Benjamin Weissman
    4. Waymon S. Harrell
    5. James J Nugent
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    Review the settlement documents you signed when you settled, in particular, the General Release. Most General Releases contain language that you accepting the settlement monies in exchange for all injuries, both known and unknown. You have an uphill battle.

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  2. 1) phrasing of interrogatory questions and private email posted online by third party

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. James J Nugent
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Paul William Ralph
    4. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    Since she denied posting, perhaps you need to address your interrogatories to the issues of who else has access to her computer, her passwords, her social media sites. When drafting your interrogatories, remain open to the possibility that someone else posted under her name. Good luck.

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  3. Yesterday, I was told by a police that I has crashed another car when I was backing out from the parking place. I didn’t feel it

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Ahmad Moosavi Shabani
    2. James J Nugent
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jon Friedman
    5. Peter N Munsing
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    You should read the exact language of the statute you believe the police officer may charge you. I agree, you should keep silent and retain a criminal lawyer.

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  4. Hit and run overnight on my car, possibly found the suspect. What should I do?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Peter John Marek
    2. James J Nugent
    3. John M. DeProspo
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Melody Parman
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    Immediately contact the police. Do not wait. Act quickly.

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  5. Should costs be deducted first, before the attorney takes his fee or after his fee in the car accident case?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Waymon S. Harrell
    2. James J Nugent
    3. Charles Henry Mcaleer
    4. Philip Wesley Lorenz
    5. Lisa Morgan Edwards
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    The lawyer and client Engagement or Retainer Agreement should clearly address this issue. Most attorney fees are taken off the gross amount of the verdict or settlement - due to the fact that retainer agreement provides for this calculation.

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  6. Accident while driving roommates vehicle in Utah. Need help to determine appropriate legal action.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. James J Nugent
    2. Jon Friedman
    3. Burgess Williams
    4. G. Steven Sullivan
    5. Brent J Matthews
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    Fortunately your friend had insurance. Since no one was hurt, it is a property damage only loss. Th insurance companies will likely engage in an inter-insurance company arbitration process. Your friend will be out his deductible.

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  7. What would a likely settlement be from my car accident?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. Michael J. Lewis
    3. Bruce Ward Bain
    4. Frederick Walter Hoethke
    5. John M. DeProspo
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    John's reply above is correct. In addition, the summary you provide could have been written by a heartless insurance company adjuster. Please re-think how you look at this collision and resulting injuries. You need to humanize and articulate how the injuries have affected you. What were your dreams, goals and purpose in life? - have any of them been altered, terminated or destroyed as a result of this wreck. What are you worried about as you grow older? The uncertainty of the herniated disc...

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  8. How to determine liability from injury sustained breaking up a dog-on-dog fight?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Stuart C. Dimartini
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. James J Nugent
    4. John M. DeProspo
    5. Andrew T. Velonis
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    In addition to Stuart's response, I wonder if his own dog bit him. How can he satisfy his burden of proof and prove her dog bit him? He has substantial comparative fault regardless of which dog bit him due to him creating the dangerous situation.

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  9. How do you find out a Personal Injury Attorney's track record of success and good outcomes for clients?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Jill Lisa Friedman
    2. Arnold William Gross
    3. Eliot M Reiner
    4. John Ksajikian
    5. Paul J Molinaro
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    After you have obtained a couple of names of attorneys (see John's answer above), I recommend you ask the attorneys to provide you a list of actual jury verdicts they have obtained. You want docket numbers to the verdicts so you can independently confirm. There are many, many attorneys who "posture" (I'm being kind) that they are real trial lawyers. Get the facts. Go with a proven attorney who has looked a jury in the eyes, on many occasions, and won. Great question BTW.

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  10. How long can an accident report take?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Pamela L Cameron
    2. Jon Friedman
    3. William K. Berenson
    4. John M. DeProspo
    5. James J Nugent
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    The typical turnover time for a non-fatal car crash is 3 business days. However, in car crashes involving fatalities, I have waited for close to a year on a few occasions for the Connecticut or local Police to finish and publish the report.

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