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Lloyd Noland Bell

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  • What kind of attorney do I need. I had an accident a year ago and I received a letter telling me that I need to pay 45000?

    it was my fault but they already received money from the insurance company

    Lloyd’s Answer

    Your question does not make clear what the $45,000 demand is for. You need to speak with a your insurance defense lawyer to explore details. Is the 45k for a judgment? Excess judgment beyond your policy limits. In that case, you may need to engage separate counsel.

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  • I need a lawyer but don't want to be taken advantage of....

    My 17 yo was rear ended by a drunk driver with a prior DUI this past Thursday. My daughter is sore, bruised, broke her glasses, and miraculously walked away with a concussion. I'm pissed because we saw the lady's car at impound. I took a picture o...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    First of all, I am very glad to hear your 17 year old was not hurt worse. I agree with the other comments. You should press a claim for personal injuries and punitive damages. You will likely get the runaround by the adjusters until you are represented. Good luck!

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  • How can I prove a doctor screwed my back problem of more?

    I have had a degenerate disc in my lower back L4 & L5 for 11 years. In 2012, my back had gone out after a good 4 years of no pain, because I had injection. I notices about a month later it was different pain going down my left leg. I found out ...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear what you are dealing with. If you believe your doctor was negligent, you should request your entire medical chart and take it to a medical malpractice lawyer to review. The lawyer will generally send the chart to a doctor to evaluate whether there was a breach of the standard of care, a fancy way of saying "negligence." Good luck with your recovery.

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  • People who I do not know insult me and spread false rumors.

    I am currently a college student. People who live near my house and students in campus insult me, and I do not know them. I asked them how they recognize me, but they said they did not insult me and do not know me. Thus, I recorded wha...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    While there is no right to not be insulted, if you learn people are saying false and malicious rumors about you, you may have a claim for slander (if it's verbal) or defamation if the comments are posted on Facebook, etc. Good luck!

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  • How can I get state farm to resolve my claim without waiting on the other passengers on the greyhound bus to file?

    policy only has 25/50/25 limits and I want to settle my claim and theres another person involved, how do I proceed?

    Lloyd’s Answer

    While most State Farm policies are "claims made" policies meaning the carrier can pay out claims when they are first presented, the carriers rarely do this and try instead to get all the claims resolved at the same time. I would recommend you send a demand letter and put pressure on the carrier to settle. You should talk to a lawyer, but do not agree to a 1/3 fee contract if there is no dispute as to liability. You should negotiate a lower fee. Good luck!

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  • I entered a gas station I frequent this evening and the cashier was mopping the floor, I was aware that floor was little wet

    No wet floor signs anywhere! i walked to beverages when i slipped & fell very hard being i had major surgery in May & am still recovering from. the worker asked if i was ok & at the time i didnt feel hurt so i told him i was fine but now an hour l...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    The short answer is "yes" - you should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Premises liability cases are very time sensitive because important evidence can disappear such as video surveillance, and witnesses can move. You definitely get the medical attention you need.

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  • How do I go about filing a law suit against Sanford brown college

    I graduated from SBC'S medical billing program. During the 9 months the teacher never taught us the things that we would need to know in order to be successful ..several complaints have been made by other students, but it got real serious for me w...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    If the school made material misrepresentations to get you to enroll, you could sue them for fraud. I would recommend you collect all the school paperwork you can get your hands on, including any promotional materials, and have an attorney review them for you.

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  • I was walking my dog on a leash in the street when another dog attacked mine, and I was bitten. Can I sue?

    The dog that attacked me did not have a rabies tag and it took me almost 3 days to find out proof of rabies shots which caused me much trauma. The next day the emergency room charged me $295 for tetnus shot. Can I sue for this amount and for emo...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    You will likely have a very difficult time recovering if you decide to file suit. Typically, in order to recover for a dog bite, you have to show that the owner either violated a leash law (does not appear to be the case here) or that the owner knew his/her dog had dangerous propensities, but negligently allowed the dog in contact with an innocent bystander. It used to be called the "one free bite rule" - a dog owner is not on notice until their dog bites someone the first time. Once on notice of the dog's dangerous tendencies, the owner has a duty to keep their dog under control and keep him from biting someone else. I suspect you will have a hard time proving the other dog owner was negligent. If you can't prove negligence in this type of case, you can't recover. If you injuries are serious, you should talk to a lawyer in your area to explore your rights. Good luck!

    Lloyd Bell
    Trial Attorney
    www.BellLawFirm.com

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  • My ex-boyfriend knowingly exposed me to Hepatitis C ... even after we had tests done before unrpotected sex.Can I prosecute him?

    Local law enforcement is very reluctant to help me. Magistrate judge won't issue warrant because they said it is aggravated assault. The police say it is not.

    Lloyd’s Answer

    The decision to prosecute is one that rests with the local district attorney. You can certainly talk to the DA's office and the victim's rights liaison and assert your rights. If your ex-boyfriend did, in fact, knowingly expose you to Hep. C, and you in fact contracted the infection, you may have a civil claim (lawsuit) against him for negligence, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress and possibly other claims. You should talk with a personal injury lawyer in your area to explore all the potential state claims. Good luck.

    Lloyd Bell
    Georgia Trial Attorney
    www.BellLawFirm.com

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  • Riding my bike got hit by a car

    I was riding my bike on the sidewalk and a car hit me. Can I get a settlement?

    Lloyd’s Answer

    Probably, assuming you were injured. Cars are generally supposed to stay off the sidewalks. You should get the medical treatment you need and talk with a personal injury lawyer in your area. I would recommend you get a copy of the police report, and take photographs of your injuries, e.g. bruising, scrapes, etc., before they heal up. DO NOT give a statement to the insurance company until you have had a chance to speak with a lawyer (or two). Good luck!

    Lloyd Bell
    Trial Attorney
    www.BellLawFirm.com

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