David H. Burns’s Answers

David H. Burns

Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. What can I get compensated for in an auto accident?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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    An insurance company "denial" is usually based on no coverage for the at-fault driver (such as lapsed policy for unpaid premiums) or no liability (where they claim their insured was not at-fault). Complete denials are rarely based on the amount of damages. The damages include physical injury, pain and suffering, disability or impairment and mental anguish related to physical injuries. Damages also includes ecomonic losses in the amount of loss, but no mental anguish for purely property...

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  2. Attorney Fees

    Answered 11 months ago.

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    The attorney's fee is based on the amount recovered (i.e., actually collected) and not on the amount awarded.

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  3. I had an accident at Wal-Mart and can't seem to find an attorney to handle my case.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. David H. Burns
    2. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
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    Most likely the reason no lawyer will take your case, is that what happened seems to be primarily due to your own actions as opposed to anything Wal-Mart did. Unless you can prove that there was negligence on the part of Wal-Mart that caused your injury, there would be no legal claim. The fact that it occurred on Wal-Mart's premises does not by itself create legal liability on the part of Wal-Mart. I am sorry for what happened to you but it is very questionable as to any legal claim against...

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  4. Do I need an attorney for automobile accident settlement in Georgia?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Fareesh S. Sarangi
    2. Anthony Charles Kalka
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    You should take advantage of a free consultation with a highly qualified accident injury attorney regarding your options. The free consultation does not obligate you.

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  5. If a person doesn't have insurance and is the at fault driver in a car accident who is responsible the owner of car or driver?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David H. Burns
    2. Jeffrey Robert Davis
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    If the accident occurred in Florida, both the driver and (if the driver had the owner's permission to drive the vehicle) the owner are liable for injury caused by the negligence of the driver.

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  6. Is a dental negligence type situation considered by a lawyer with expertise in malpractice law or personal injury law, or both?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Most medical malpractice lawyers will at least consider taking a dental malpractice case (depending on the nature of the malpractice and the extent of the injury). Many personal injury lawyers will also consider dental malpractice cases. Most malpractice lawyers and most personal injury lawyers take cases on a contingency fee basis.

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  7. Can i sue and win if my car was being reposed and the tow truck driver pulled away hitting me with my own truck dragging me

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Sean Mulligan
    2. David H. Burns
    3. David Irving Shiner
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    Yes, a repossessor in Florida is allowed to repossess a vehicle in a situation where no breach of the peace will occur. Where someone is protesting the repossession, the repossessor is supposed to discontinue and call the police for assistance. The circumstances you describe are clearly beyond the allowable boundaries for reposessors. You should consult with a qualified personal injury attorney right away.

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  8. If someone is a resident in one state but gets into a car accident in another state, which state should the lawyer be from?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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    2. Kathryn Elizabeth Lee
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    Because the collision occurred in Florida, Florida law will apply to the case. Also, if a lawsuit is required it will have to be filed in the county in Florida. It would be best to retain a Florida lawyer. The time limit for filing suit on a Florida automobile collision is four years from the date of the collision.

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  9. Can I expect an settlement offer worth anything. And if so how much.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Your question does not indicate what caused you to slip and fall. If Wal-Mart was negligent there are doctors in Tallahassee who will treat injuries on a medical lien, without you're having to pay upfront. Ask your attorney about helping to locate such a doctor.

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  10. What do I do if the other person's insurance company keeps contacting me and I'm not done with treatments?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lyle Michael Koenig
    2. David H. Burns
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    You should contact an experienced and well-qualified Plaintiff's personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. There are many issues that will need to be addressed.

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