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  • What kind of payments should I expect if I am out of work for surgery? What will I be entitled to?

    Currently working with an open WC case. I have lateral epicondilitis. My right arm is the arm that is on the claim but now my left arm is in alot of pain from over compensating. My lawyer is not helpful at all. My doctor has given me 4 months ...

    Randy’s Answer

    The best advice is to meet with your attorney at his or her office to review your concerns and to answer your questions. I find that clients who consistently try to get information by making phone calls and speaking with staff members at the attorney's office become frustrated as an attorney's staff or assistant may not have the capacity to directly answer your questions. This can be an unfortunate problem as your attorney may be in court during the times that you call the office. I always prefer sitting down with my clients and speaking with them in my office, which allows me to give my clients more time to answer their questions. If your attorney is experienced in handling workers' compensation claims, then I would expect that you will receive good representation and advice.

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  • Medication makes me limp

    Over a month ago I started taking Hydrochlorot for hypertension and soon after my left leg got cramps, stiffness and pain and it became difficult to stand up and get in and out of my car. I'm also walking with a limp. I told the doctor but she so...

    Randy’s Answer

    You should pursue this issue with a doctor.

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  • On 10/25 someone cut me off, i tried to avoid hitting them but i hit the back bumper, I have no auto insurance and the damages

    the damages to the thier car is over 1200. No reports were made

    Randy’s Answer

    It's not good to drive a motor vehicle without insurance. Such conduct could result in serious consequences if the police were involved as you would be charged accordingly. With that said, it would be adviseable to work this out directly with the other driver. It is possible to negotiate this, as you could argue that this unexpected movement of the other car and "cutting you off" was a contributing factor in causing the accident. Worse case scenerio: if the other driver is not willing to negotiate, then under your circumstances, pay the damage; but make sure you have a written agreement and confirmation that any settlement and agreement to pay for the damage is a full and complete release against you for any further property damage claims resulting from this accident.

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  • How serious is a leaving the scene of an accident charge and what are the chances of conviction?

    I hit a fence right next to my house late at night, so I just walked home and went back to the area the next morning. No one was injured and it was only front bumper damage. Now I recieved this charge. I am a law student and I want to know how ser...

    Randy’s Answer

    If the accident resulted in a small amount of property damage only, then the charge is relatively less serious than high property damage or personal injury. Consult a local attorney to determine whether there would be any future impact on your record. In NJ, such a conviction with minor property damage would be a disorderly persons offense, which means when asked on an application for admission to the bar whether you were ever convicted of a felony or a crime, the answer would be "no."

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  • Unlicesned driver was in an accident is he at fault?

    My boyfriend and i were at a stop sign when the woman making a really sharp turn ended up on our lane and totaled my car. My boyfriend is an unlicensed driver so is he at fault? Am i suppose to pay for the damages when she damaged my car?

    Randy’s Answer

    The issue of fault is usually based on the manner in which the drivers operate their motor vehicles. Based on your description, it appears the other driver should be declared primarily at fault. If you have collision coverage on your vehicle, then the fastest remedy it to have your insurance pay for the damage (less your deductible); and then your insurance company would file a claim against the other driver's insurance in order to recover their losses as well as your deductible. If you do not have collision coverage, then pursue a claim directly against the other driver's insurance company. Get an estimate of the car damage to determine whether it would be feasible to repair the vehicle; or whether the car is truly a total loss.

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  • Is my injury work-related?

    Over the past month I have been having pain in my right foot. Well over the weekend as I was crossing the street cars started to approach my direction and I did a light jog to cross the rest of the way, as soon as I lifted my right foot the pain a...

    Randy’s Answer

    A doctor must relate the fracture to an incident or occupational exposure on the job. Also, states have workers compensation laws which require that notice be given to the employer. You would be wise to consult with a local attorney experienced in handling workers compensation claims so that you get good advice and protect your rights.

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  • If I was in an accident without insurance, should I be sued.

    I am uninsured and i was hit in an acciden that was not my faul. I am being threatened to be sued because they see me at fault because I did no have insurance. Is this the way it works?!

    Randy’s Answer

    The issue of fault or negligence in a motor vehicle accident is not based on whether or not you have insurance coverage. The focus is on the conduct of the drivers during the time of the accident. It's not always an easy issue to answer. If the accident took place in an intersection, then each driver may allege the other is at fault. You should consult with a lawyer in your area in the event you are receiving letters asserting a claim against you for negligence.

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  • I am filing Pro se. How do I title my brief to sue for slander?

    PETITION TO TORT FOR SLANDER? PETITION TO SUE FOR SLANDER? Something else?

    Randy’s Answer

    I found a form via google search, but you may want to go the court clerk to see if they could assist you as a pro se litigant. There may be forms of complaint to reference. Also, most courts will have a law library with a series of books, i.e., practice series, with sample forms. http://www.kickapootribeofoklahoma.com/forms/Civil%20Complaint%20of%20Slander.doc

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  • How do I sue for Libel that occurred in Florida when I am a California Resident

    On February 22, 2009 I was greeted at the front door by a process server who stated that I had been served as the "unknown spouse of XX" in the matter of a foreclosure proceeding on his former home in Florida. XX and I have never legally married ...

    Randy’s Answer

    I don't think this is a situation of libel, as opposed to a possible error on the part of the mortgage company and/or their attorneys in filing the foreclosure papers in Florida. Sending a letter to an attorney in response to a foreclosure lawsuit will not stop the process in terms of the attorney pursuing a judgment against you (or your name). You should have contact a Florida attorney when you were served with the foreclosure lawsuit so that your rights could have been protected the proper way. At this juncture, you should consider communicating with a Florida attorney to discuss the potential of filing an application to set aside the judgment against you in the event you can establish a good faith defense to the foreclosure claim.

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  • Can i sue the school if my daughter was injured and the school didnt call?

    My daughter fell in gym ,She fractured her wrist .i never recieved a call from the school.My daughter is 11 years old .What can I do?

    Randy’s Answer

    It's possible that a claim could be made for negligent supervision of your daughter during the gym class. Whether calling or not calling you could be considered a viable claim is a different question -- that may not be a claim with any merit, unless the school's failure to take action in a reasonable manner resulted in some delay in treatment and resulted in further harm to your daughter. You should immediately consult with a personal injury attorney in your area to determine your rights to present a claim. You should be aware that there are time limitations on filing lawsuits; and there may be time limitations in giving notice to a public entity (such as a private school) in terms of giving them notice of a possible personal injury claim; and that failure to give proper notice within the time period may result in you giving up your (and your daughter's) right to pursue a claim. Call and meet with a local attorney immediately.

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