Lloyd T. Kelso’s Answers

Lloyd T. Kelso

Gastonia Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Once a demand packet in a large auto accident has been sent to the insurance company, what time frame should I have a response?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lloyd T. Kelso
    2. John Locke Milholland IV
    3. Michael Scott Rothrock
    4. Todd A Taylor
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    8 lawyer answers

    Your attorney should have consulted with you about the amount of your claim before presenting it to the insurance company. What if he/she failed to make demand for enough money? You should demand to know or find a new attorney right away.

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  2. If there is no insurance, can you find a lawyer to pursue a wrongful death. Suit?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Randy William Ferguson
    2. Lloyd T. Kelso
    3. William Peter Daley
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Timothy Shawn Howard
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    6 lawyer answers

    Many times some source of insurance may be overlooked. You should consult an attorney about fling suit and conduct discovery. There may be uninsured motorist coverage or possibly an umbrella policy you are not aware of at this time but may be discovered in filing the case.

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  3. If filing a motion in court in the state of NC, does it have to be filed in the county that you reside in?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lloyd T. Kelso
    2. Andrew Nicholas Clifford
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    Union county is where the clerk has your case file. If you want it moved to a different county you will need to file a motion to change the venue. Until it is changed you will need to file motions in Union.

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  4. What is a written deposition? And how to you obtain one from a witness ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lloyd T. Kelso
    1 lawyer answer

    The best way to compel the attendance of a witness who has relevant information to your case is to issue a subpoena to appear at the hearing. There is a procedure for taking a deposition through written questions, however, most attorneys do not use this procedure because it is quite cumbersome. When you issue questions and serve them on the other party, then that party also is allowed to issue written questions to the witness. The other party may also interpose objections to the questions you...

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  5. 6 months ago, I was hit from behind. My neck has continued to deteriorate since then with no money for treatment. Any options?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Lloyd T. Kelso
    2. Clifford Horwitz
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    5. Heather A Lottmann
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    8 lawyer answers

    It is difficult to recover on claims where there is a gap in treatment. However, I would take this case on a contingent fee and find a doctor who will work on a lien. Your belief that you would get better, your use of over the counter medicines, and no history of similar injuries before the wreck will help you prevail.

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  6. I got married in Hawaii in April 2011 but I live in NC. I am currently separated and looking to get divorced ASAP.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Lloyd T. Kelso
    2. Kenneth Love Jr.
    3. Fred B. Amos II
    4. Dustin Spencer McCrary
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes.

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  7. Can I sue someone for defamation of character or slander, ...

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Lloyd T. Kelso
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    4. Michel C. Daisley
    4 lawyer answers

    Sounds like actionable slander. Need more information on your damages caused by the defamatory remarks. Good luck!

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  8. I got a venti tea at starbucks this am. When i went to sit in the car, the cup spilled all over me because the cap wasn't on

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lloyd T. Kelso
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    North Carolina is a contributory negligence state which means any negligence on your part would bar your claim. You should have determined the cap was loose to protect yourself from injury. The McDonald's coffee case would never have resulted in a valid claim in North Carolina.

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  9. Is it ethical practice for a personal injury lawyer to work deals with the defendant and with the DAs office in making plea deal

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Lloyd T. Kelso
    2. William Peter Daley
    3. Jennifer L. Ellis
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Randy William Ferguson
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    6 lawyer answers

    The attorney is hired to serve the client. He should not make agreements that do not work to the client's benefit. Unethical conduct should be reported to the NC State Bar.

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  10. How do I proceed with the original divorce complaint. What motions do I need to file.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lloyd T. Kelso
    2. Glenn S. Doyle
    2 lawyer answers

    If there is a prior pending action in NJ, then you can file a motion in NC to stay the action until the NJ action has been heard by the court and a judgment entered. You can read about this in my book, "Kelso, North Carolina Family Law Practice, 2008."

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