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Justin P Katz

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. My car has frame damage from a rear ended collision. Can I get money for loss/diminished value?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Albert E. Grady
    2. Justin P Katz
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Miguel Amador
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    I am not licensed in MA. Never the less you may be able to make a diminished value claim. We regularly make these claims for our clients in Maryland. It is important to note however, that (at least in MD) You can typically only get compensation for this type of loss 1.) You are involved in an accident and 2.) You are the owner of the car involved and 3.) You are making a claim against the other at fault driver’s policy. It’s important to note that if you are making a claim for property...

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  2. In a state where contributory negligence applies (even 1% fault) is there any chance/sense in pursuing premises liability case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence Steven Greenberg
    2. Mark William Oakley
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. George Costas Andriotis
    5. Justin P Katz
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    These sound like jury questions. Whether the property owner was negligent may be a jury question depending on several facts. Contributory negligence is similarly usually a question for the jury. Depending on the specific facts of your case, there will be caselaw directly on point which will determine if the victim is contributory negligent as a matter of law, or if the facts are sufficient that the case can be decided by a jury. Without knowing more specifically what your actual facts are, it's...

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  3. I was prescribed predisone at a high dose and now i'm having issues with tachycardia

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Justin P Katz
    2. Robert Samuel Hoover
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. David Ian Schoen
    4 lawyer answers

    I myself had this problem years ago. You may have a claim against your physician, depending on how long you had the tachycardia and how long it went undiagnosed. Notwithstanding the same, your claim may be limited if there are no permanent harms caused by the tachycardia. Either way, it would be wise to consult with a medical malpractice lawyer for a more detailed consultation.

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  4. Should I seek other legal counsel despite Geico providing a lawyer for me in dealing with a personal injury lawsuit against me?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. David Ian Schoen
    2. Jennifer H. Seate
    3. John L. Schroeder
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Daniel Matthew McLafferty
    6. ···
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    As long as your policy limit exceeds the amount the Plaintiff is suing for, than you have nothing to worry about. Geico will pay any judgment rendered against you according to the terms of your insurance policy contract with them. Recently, I have even seen Geico lawyers in VA trying to vacate judgments for Defendants after they have paid the judgments on their clients behalf so that nothing stays on their record. If you were being sued for more than your policy limit, I think Geico has a duty...

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  5. What is the maximum of compensation I can get from a car accident?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Smead Hogan
    2. Justin P Katz
    3. Mark William Oakley
    4. Daniel James Michalek
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous attorney's response. Each case is unique and it is impossible to determine the unique facts of your case based on your posting alone. Notwithstanding the above, and generally speaking, if all insurance coverage has been exhausted, your only other option would be to file a lawsuit in lieu of settling your case to obtain an excess verdict against the Defendant. In certain limited circumstances, you may be able to obtain a verdict in excess of the available insurance...

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  6. Was I misdiagnosed or was there any medical negligence, was my surgery unecessory before waying all the options.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Justin P Katz
    2 lawyer answers

    These cases are complicated and require a careful review of relevant medical records. You should consult with an attorney and bring your medical records with you.

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  7. 53 yr old patient admitted for alcohol detox, fractures hip while at hospital and dies 10 days later from complications.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Valkenet
    2. Marcus Bazzell Boston
    3. Justin P Katz
    3 lawyer answers

    This is likely a complex medical malpractice and/or premises liability case. Cases of this type, if they end up in litigation may take a year or more to resolve, though each case is unique and resolution time depends on a variety of factors, which cannot be assessed without a detailed investigation of facts. Cases of this type should be handled by an experienced attorney.

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  8. Is it illegal to open some one elses mail ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Justin P Katz
    2. Stephen Andrew Hamer
    2 lawyer answers

    It is generally a federal offense to open another person's mail if you do so with the requisite mens rea or mental state to know what you are doing. If you did it by accident, then that might be a defense. You should consult with a criminal lawyer. Your conversations with that lawyer should be privileged.