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Alan Jay Dion

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  • Can my own Auto Ins. Co. make me sign a release in connection with a collision claim?

    Ins. company refuses to release check for collision unless I sign Release. Body shop warned me there could be hidden damage not covered under the estimate prepared.

    Alan’s Answer

    If you are worried about hidden damage, tell the adjuster. See what he or she says. i see supplemental work estimates and payments for hidden damages all the time. It depends on the company but you can ask about your insurance company's policy on supplemental damage estimates and payments.

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  • Is there ANYTHING I can do about this??

    I got into an accident, i turned to go into the gas station, this guy came barreling towards me, followed me into the gas station and hit me. Totaled my car, the cops showed up acted like they knew him. Wouldnt even listen, lied to us about there ...

    Alan’s Answer

    I am sorry for your predicament. You are obviously upset, but your question doesn't give enough facts and frankly, what you do say does not sound plausible. There are conspiracies to make fraudulent car accident claims but it is very rare to have them involving the police. Your insurance company would certainly have reason to look at your video, if only to see if there is a defense to raise on your behalf. I think you need to contact your insurance company again. The claims office should be doing everything possible to investigate the accident and defend you (when they defend you, they defend themselves). If you got a lazy adjuster or you don't think the claims department is working properly for you, ask to talk to a supervisor or write a complaint to the company.

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  • Is there any way to fight an insurance claim/judgment against me?

    I had an accident in '96, this lead to a lean on my license. I have never obtained a license. Its a home owners insurance policy i believe. I hit a light post in their lawn ( this was a dui, I plead guilty ). I contacted the insurance company one ...

    Alan’s Answer

    Unfortunately all good options you ever had were long ago time barred. The only thing you can do now is to contact the lawyer that filed the judgment and make arrangements to pay the debt. There are no defenses available to you at this time and even if there were, it could easily cost you more than the debt to pay a lawyer to try some novel defense that might not work anyway. My firm handles cases like this (motor vehicle subrogation). Once we have a judgment, we certify it to Harrisburg and the debtor's license is suspended. We have people contacting us ten, even twenty years later to pay so that they can get their licenses restored. The law can be harsh and it can seem unfair when you are still being punished, years later, for something you did when you were younger. You have to understand that driving without insurance has consequences and you can only make those consequences go away by paying for the damage you caused.

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  • In Pennsylvania, is it required for a nursing home to transfer ALL income directly to the nursing home?

    I am being threatened by legal action because the nursing home wants me to transfer all her(my mother, the resident) income directly to them. Do I HAVE TO turn this income over or do I have the right to control payment?

    Alan’s Answer

    More facts are needed. Generally, yes, the nursing home is probably assessing its and your mother's rights, properly, assuming she is in a medicare or medicaid nursing home. I have taken the liberty to change the practice area of your question to elder law. Your question has nothing to do with "abuse".

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  • Do I have a malpractice lawsuit?

    Last month my Dr. told me I had to use a specific pharmacy because he was being investigated for prescriptions! He also asked me if I would be comfortable with taking some of mine away. I said I would rather not because my meds have changed for ye...

    Alan’s Answer

    Just find a new physician. Obviously, your doctor is wrestling with his own problem with state medical authorities. There is no malpractice described in your question.

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  • What is a nurses responsibility when a pt develops a problem after they are referred to another MD?

    Pt had an abnormal CXR and the PCP was on vacation. the pt has hx of pancreatic cancer and the nurse called the oncologist that was in charge of the pts care, and the office said to fax the report and they would address the CXR they rx an antibi...

    Alan’s Answer

    The question does not give enough facts to provide any meaningful answer, except, contact a local professional negligence attorney and schedule a free consultation. The facts do not describe any questionable conduct on the part of the nurse and you do not describe the outcome, at all. You need to have damages, significant damages, for a lawyer to be interested in the case.

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  • What are the laws regarding an indigent client and inability to pay court costs and litigation expenses?

    What are the laws regarding an indigent client and inability to pay court costs and litigation expenses?

    Alan’s Answer

    This varies from state to state, but the clerk of court should be able to guide you. There should be a form for proceeding "in forma pauperis".

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  • I am being sued and I know the plantiff is unable to show up to the courts date. Is there a way I can get the case dismissed?

    My roommate left me and has refused to pay her half of the rent. Even though both of our names are on the lease, and I have continued to pay my half of the rent, I am the only one being sued for the debt. I learned today that plaintiff is no...

    Alan’s Answer

    Go to the hearing and ask for dismissal if plaintiff does not show.

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  • Do I have to filed a response to an objection for a continuance?

    I filed a continuance and the defendant has filed an objections to the continuance. Should I file something or what for the hearing on the continuance?

    Alan’s Answer

    Just wait for the Judge to rule or schedule a hearing.

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  • In Philadelphia how long do you have to file harassment and threatening quotes from your bosses wife

    tell her to leave or I may do something i will regret, leaving harassment letters on my desk everyday, yelling at me in front of patients, always yelling at me and blaming me for things with no proof i did because there were too many hands in the pot

    Alan’s Answer

    You describe a vexing situation but without knowing your job and the size and type of company you work for, any answer would be a guess. A lawyer can write a cease and desist letter as Mr. Lassen suggested but if your employment is "at will" with a small company, you could just wind up without a job. More facts are needed to give specific advice. Contact a local lawyer.

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