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Mark T Stern

Fairfield Real Estate Attorney.

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  1. Can i sue for pain and suffering that was caused to my dog in flight with delta airlines

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Marc Sean Hurd
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
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    I am so sorry to learn that your dog was not treated well, you should be upset and there is much rage that should be directed at Delta. Unfortunately however in the eyes of the law, dogs are viewed as property and not as people. There is a lot of well settled law barring this type of action for pain and suffering. You can recover for actual damage caused and treatment but not pain and suffering of an animal. As a result of this trauma the dog may require re-training which would be...

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  2. I fell off a ladder and fractured two vertabrae while helping a neighbor install siding

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Hunt Edwin Bonneau
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Raymond Scott Costantino
    5. Richard P Hastings
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    There are many unaddressed questions lying herein more important than whether he paid you or not. Had he paid you might even make it your responsibility to make sure it was safe. His homeowners should have some Medical Payments coverage which they should pay out for your medical bills up to whatever the limit of coverage is because you were injured on his property regardless of fault. This coverage however is usually very small, normally around $1,000.00 Recovering for your damages above...

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  3. Which state should I get a lawyer in if the incident occurred in another state?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Marc Sean Hurd
    3. Steven A Schwartz
    4. Raymond Scott Costantino
    5. Randy William Ferguson
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    Case will likely need to be brought in Vermont, where the accident happened. It would be best to get a VT Attorney

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  4. Am I able to cross examine the plaintif if I am the accused and have an attorney?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
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    It would be up to Judge, normally your attorney would cross examine the states witness. If you plan or desire to do it yourself you need to discuss that with your attorney in advance.

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  5. Automobile Accident – has it ever been determined in a liability case to be the fault of the passenger?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    3. Gregory M. Stokes
    4. Robert Don Fink
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    The auto carrier will likely deny coverage that however does not excuse the persons liability for there actions. You will likely have to bring suit on a case like this against the friend to ry to get his own insurance to step in.

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  6. My wife was in an at fault car accident at work can we be sued personally?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Steve Eliot Sanderfer
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    Yes, you need to report this to your insurer for your own protection. An insurer can deny coverage if a loss is not reported timely. By not reporting the accident you expose yourself and make dealing with the insurer more problamatic.Other injuries are likely surface in the coming weeks and these small cases often turn into something more where you need the insurers help. This is what we buy insurance for, let the carrier do their job, you need to do yours and have an obligation under your...

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  7. When a person dies of a drug overdose, is the person that is with them at death neglagent?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. James Otto Heiting
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    Unfortunately there is no clear answer, but in my opinion based upon this limited information I would say arguably not. Negligence requires a duty and a breach of that duty. Here a girlfriend (arguably) has no legal duty to provide assistance under this scenario. Now if she provided the drugs or did something else to increase the risk of injury or to prevent someone else from renderring aid than possibly.

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  8. Contesting an at fault accident for an excluded driver with no license

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Paul J. Whiting
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    The officers findings are not a final judgment but merely his opinion and interpertation. The insurance company will or should do their own investigation. They will of course consider what the officer said but it is not binding. If you disagree with the Insurers conclusion you can bring a lawsuit against the responsible party. The insurer decision does not bar you from suing the person you believe is at fault.

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  9. Hi, i was in an accident this past summer. A car driving way past the speed limit, not wearing a seat belt,counting money hit me

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Marc P. Weingarten
    2. Steven A Schwartz
    3. Mark T Stern
    4. Eileen R Becker
    5. Paul S Levin
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    Please visit my website, you need a good personal injury lawyer to assist you with this. Sounds like you have a good case. Cases like this are typically handled on a contingency basis which means no out of pocket costs for you. Call and schedule a free consultation.

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  10. If I put $35,000.00 on my account will I be taxed for anything?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Christopher Michael Larson
    3. Henry Daniel Lively
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    Your question is too vague, taxes are generally paid on Income. Making a deposit should not trigger a tax per se. Cash deposits of $10,000 or over are reported. If you are pulling 35K out an account somewhere to pay down your mortgage there would be not tax consequence. If you care to elaborate I can provide more guidance.

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