Jeffrey Bruce Gold’s Answers

Jeffrey Bruce Gold

Bellmore Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

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  1. Regarding New York City personal injury settlement award money. Is my husband entitled to any portion of this money ever?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    2. Stefano Vincenzo D'Agostino
    3. Howard Michael Adelsberg
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Daniel Paul Buttafuoco
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    The answer is "it depends". It depends on the following issues. 1) Did your husband bring his own claim, for loss of consortium. If so, the settlement should have been broken down between the two of you. 2) If you deposit the settlement in a joint account, or use it to purchase jointly held real estate or real estate in which your husband contributes sweat equity, then he has a claim for a portion in the event of divorce 3) since you asked "ever", if you die, and are still married, he would...

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  2. Car accident

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Jacques Parent
    2. Scott Joseph Whitbeck
    3. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    4. Craig A. Post
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You were served with a summons and complaint seeking personal injury. Your former insurance company is on notice of the accident. You call them, and then send them a copy of the summons and complaint. They will take it from there. Depending on how seriously the person is hurt - or how seriously they can make a jury think they were hurt, your prior insurance company will resolve the claim. If you did not have enough insurance, your personal assets may be at stake, so you may wish to discuss...

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  3. The commercial truck hit electrical pole that damaged my car. According to situation below. What are the options i have?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Crystal Grace Rutherford
    2. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Adam L Rothenberg
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    Hard to believe that there is no collision coverage on a 2013 vehicle. (You might consider asking your insurance broker why not?). Your options are to lay out the repairs and sue the driver of the commercial truck or negotiate the claim with the insurance company of the commercial truck. You're going to need to get your own estimates to make sure that the insurance company's offer is sufficient.

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  4. Can I date someone older?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
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    At 17 you can date anyone you want. Presumably, what you are really asking is whether you can date and have sex with a 19 year old, without anyone getting in trouble. So long as the sexual intercourse occurs in New York or one of the other states where the age of consent is 17 or younger, you're fine. If the two of you plan on traveling together before you turn 18, then you should check the laws of the state or location that you are traveling to. You can check this by placing "age of consent...

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  5. Is it usual for the person being awarded damages to give some money to other non-dependent relatives?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. David Ian Schoen
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    4. Craig A. Post
    5. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
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    There is no legal obligation on the part of dependents to share an award that does not include an award for pain an suffering. If the "non-dependents" were involved in the law suit i.e. represented by the same attorney as the dependents, it hard to imagine how the case could be settled without an agreement in place, as the settlement favored one group of clients over another.

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  6. Can I sue third party still!

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Michael Evan Greenspan
    2. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    3. John L. Schroeder
    4. Eric Edward Rothstein
    5. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
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    You are what is called an "egg shell" plaintiff. You had a pre-disposition for a condition, and the condition was triggered when you were in an accident that is not fault. A negligent defendant cannot escape liability or reduce their liability by claiming the plaintiff was pre disposed to a specific condition. Presumably, you will be able to show through credible evidence that for the past 11 years, you have been able to use your mouth without having lockjaw. Therefore, it doesn't matter...

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  7. Is there online legal database for NYC Doctors malpractice faults or claims database? Thanks.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Mitchell Jan Birzon
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    There are several good databases for this. Ordinarily, though you start by having the doctor in mind and then running them through the database. Google the doctor, and you'll find lots of things. Keep in mind that just because a doctor has been sued, doesn't make him a bad doctor. In some areas, you'd be hard fought to find certain specialists who have never had a claim against them. Also, there are many doctors that limit their practice to "easy" cases so as to avoid lawsuits.

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  8. We need assistance in regards to my parents assets. They are elderly and we want to make sure their assets are well protected.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    2. Yefim Rubinov
    3. Michael Leo Potter
    4. Douglass S Lodmell
    5. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
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    Call your local bar association and get recommendations for elder care lawyers. You can also try avvo's find a lawyer section.

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  9. I'm looking to fight a DWI based on rising BAC; is there a NY version of an article like this http://www.shouselaw.com/rba.html

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Michael Weinstock
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. William Mark Weinberg
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    You blew a .27 in a running car. Where are you? In a lot of trouble. If you can't afford an attorney, you can't afford the experts you need to present the defense. In any event, my understanding of the defense, is that it may negate .01 or .02, of a Blood Alcohol level so that someone who blows a .09 can use it to get off. You were three times the legal limit. Meet with your Court Assigned attorney as soon as you can, so you can begin planning a viable defense and/or determining what...

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  10. Is Walmart liable?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Sean J. Beaton
    5. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
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    On a case like this the devil is in the details, but Walmart can certainly be sued for the loss of your phone and the injuries. Doesn't mean you'll win, but a viable legal theory exists.

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