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Dan R. Denton

Beaufort Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Should I already have an Attorney before initially communicating with the other party insurance company for a slip and fall?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Michael John Jeandron
    2. Bradford Charles Brereton
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    An injured victim never has anything to gain from talking to an insurance company without the advice and presence of an attorney. After being retained, I rarely allow my client to be interviewed by an adjuster, even in my presence. There can be circumstances where this may be necessary for the establishment of a claim, but an attorney should never allow his client's interview to be recorded or under oath. Particularly in slip-and-fall cases, there is nothing to be gained by your communicating...

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  2. Is apartments liable for injury sustained by falling in a hole on the property?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Adam Michael Lahood
    2. Dan R. Denton
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Daryl L. Derryberry
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    The property owner would generally be liable for hidden dangers that he or she knew about or should have been discovered upon a reasonable inspection. But liability may depend upon your status or classification while on the premises. In most states, duties differ depending on whether you are an invitee, licensee or trespasser. If you were a tenant or a guest of a tenant, the property owner will most likely be liable, but the location and appearance of the alleged hazardous condition will also...

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  3. I was walking in the Dollar tree and I tripped on the uneven concrete. I used my hand to catch my fall on the store window.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lloyd A. Pont
    2. Dan R. Denton
    3. Daniel C. Cuppett
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Brandon Hilmar Reid
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    It is always a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before communicating with a claims rep. Before calling an attorney, however, if you have not already done so, get yourself checked out by a doctor or the at the ER. Some attorneys are skeptical of the seriousness of an injury if they are called before one seeks medical attention. Many times, however, the seriousness of an injury will not become apparent for several days up to several weeks. It is also important that...

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  4. Best Case Scenario for me? Oil Change Co. wrecked my car on their premises. Damage Est. $4500; won't be ready for 3 weeks.

    Answered 21 days ago.

    1. Dan R. Denton
    2. Andrew Y. Kim
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    If you have collision insurance coverage, I would recommend you have your company pay for the damages, in which case they will go after the company under their subogation rights set forth in your insurance policy. Another option is to file a claim in magistrate's court. In SC, it has jurisdiction up to $7,500 and you usually can handle it without a lawyer, who will be hard to find to take your case when a claim is this small.

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  5. Can I sue the delivery doctor for cutting my baby on the penis during delivery?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John Christian Bohren
    2. Andrew Y. Kim
    3. Zaheer A Shah
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Dan R. Denton
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    Some excellent answers have already been given. Unfortunately, medical malpractice claims are so difficult and expensive to pursue, that only those cases involving clear liability and substantial damages will be undertaken by attorneys experienced in handling medical malpractice cases. Because tort reform legislation in most states, including South Carolina, severely caps damages unless gross negligence can be proven, med mal attorneys most often will accept only cases where gross negligence...

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  6. My father died from alzhiemers in 2011. All his medical records have been "misplaced" and can not be located.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John Christian Bohren
    2. Zaheer A Shah
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Dan R. Denton
    5. Rebecca A. Seibert
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    South Carolina has a Physician's Patient Records Act, but unfortunately is does not include a provision for lost or destroyed records. Perhaps there is some limited remedy under the federal HIPPA legislation. In any event, your attitude about our corrupt legal system will not help if you want to consult with a lawyer to find a remedy under the law. If your dad had Alxzhiemers, I would be surprised if only one doctor had records to substantiate the diagnosis. You gave no facts about the...

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  7. Will my insurance pay for work related injuries after case has settled?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Kenneth W Harrell
    2. Ryan S Montgomery
    3. Stephen Benjamin Samuels
    4. Dan R. Denton
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    When meeting with your attorney as suggested in the other answers, make sure you get assurance that your private insurance will pay for future medical treatment if you settle the workers comp case. Typically the insurance company will have a workers comp exclusion, but as already mentioned, if your claim is disputed, it is possible to settle the workers comp claim and still require coverage from your own insurance. As a claimant's lawyer, this would make me very nervous unless I got something...

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  8. What can be done to dissolve a corrput POA?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Dan R. Denton
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    This is not my area of law, but a president of a property owners association will have a fiduciary duty to represent the best interests of all its members. He would be in breach of that duty if he used the POA to benefit himself personally. You should consult a lawyer with experience in real estate and representing POAs.

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  9. I am an employee of an international retail chain. I need a workers' comp and or SC discrimination attorney.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Dan R. Denton
    2. Brett A. Borah
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    It is difficult to provide any guidance without more information. What type of conduct did you expose? To whom? How were you retaliated against? Do you have an employment contract? One thing I can answer is that this will not fall within workers' compensation, which only covers employees for physical and mentally-related injuries from an accident on the job.

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  10. Do I have a case ?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Daniel Nathan Hughey
    2. Lucas Michael Paulick
    3. Dan R. Denton
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
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    For a negligence claim to actionable, several elements have to be present: 1) A duty owed to another; 2) a breach or violation of that duty constituting negligent conduct; and 3) damages proximately caused by the breach of duty or negligence. Since you did not state that your daughter was injured by the trip and fall, I assume she was not. The old saying, "no harm, no foul," applies here. If you daughter was not injured, you have no case and the cable company owes you nothing. Yes, the cable...

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