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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

Jeffrey Gold’s Answers

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  • Can I sue for dental malpractice?

    Jan 13 the dentist examine/xrays me and says I need to have a cavity filled. One year later I come back to the same dental office, but the dentist I saw was not there so I saw another dentist on staff. This dentist was young and inexperienced. WI...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The loss of a single tooth, is not going to be a significant enough injury to warrant the bringing a malpractice action.

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  • Real estate agent commission still payable?

    Agreement for sale of land entered into in October 2012. The listing agreement expired just after the agreement entered into. The buyer has failed to close and the seller has canceled the contract because the buyer was not able to get variance app...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I think a strong argument can be made that you are entitled to a commission on the deal.

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  • Can I sue a sibling who was beneficiary of my fathers life insurance?

    My father passed away suddenly a year and a half ago, his estate turned out to be worthless due to debt (from what I'm told). He made my sister the beneficiary in 2009 after he had all 3 of us on it for well over a decade. My dad found out he had ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Under New York law you are without a cause of action.

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  • My friend is ill with an illness that requires lung transplant. Can he get an insurance that would cover her?

    Her illness will cost over a million dollars. Can she get any type of insurance that would cover her? Will insurance companies avoid her or refuse to pay her after she asks money for the treatment?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I believe that under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), coverage is available for pre-existing conditions through the Marketplace. She should at least look into it.

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  • Am I limited under the circumstances to a maximum settlement of $12,500?

    Hit in rear MVA. There is 25/50 insurance policy. 4 of us have claims against the liable driver, but we have different degrees of injury, with my injuries clearly being more serious than others, and it is questionable if all of the others meet t...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You are not limited by the $12,500. Unless you are prepared to go after the driver and owner's personal assets (which should be checked), you are likely limited by the 25k single person limit. The insurance company representative is trying to preserve the policy limits to protect the insured, If you hire an attorney, then of course the attorney will argue that you are entitled to more. (There are even things an attorney can do to try and get you more than 25k, but such tactics rarely pan out.) ALSO, if you have insurance or the family members that you live with have insurance on their vehicles there may be additional coverage available for you. Please see our disclaimer.

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  • Do I have a case?

    This is a principle case. I fell on the property I reside at. I do not have a broken hand/wrist but a bad sprain and contusion, as well as, bruises and abrasions on my other hand and knee. I have Lupus and other AI illnesses so this pain and hea...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Yes, you can sue the landlord, if you can show that a defect caused you to fall. Whether the damages will be significant depends on the specific injuries you suffered, your healing time, and how well you documented the cause of your injury and your injuries.

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  • I took out a loan for 400.00 in 2013. I never paid it back now they put out a warrant for my arrest can they do that

    The company is cash advance america

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Paid day loans are illegal in NY. This is a civil matter, so I do not envision you being arrested over a small loan.

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  • Can I do a will myself ?

    I live in NYC. I’ve never had a will, but now I am in divorce and I do now want my soon-to-be ex get all my portion of the equitable distribution, including bank accounts, retirement accounts, the house and some jewelries. I am traveling/flying ne...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    In order for a will to be valid, it has to be properly executed and witnessed. While you could prepare a will yourself, it is unlikely that you will comply with all the necessary formalities. You can have a simple will done for a few hundred dollars. I don't think you should skimp.

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  • My attorney has the original POA form I only have a copy, which bank won't accept. What can I do he will not hand over original?

    I have been trying to get in touch with this attorney for 2 months to get the original POA and a copy of my mom's will. His voice mailbox is full most of the time so I can't leave a message. When it isn't full and I do leave a message he does not ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Your actions that you have taken are the ones I would have recommended, howevever, It sounds as if you are going to have to file a grievance with Office of Court Administration in order to get him to respond to you, or alternatively, file suit to force him to turn over the original papers.

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