Stephen G Charpentier’s Answers

Stephen G Charpentier

Melbourne Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Can We still fill a claim with another lawyer?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Michael Bates
    2. Andrew Jay Weinstein
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Dennis Michael Phillips
    5. Stephen G Charpentier
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    Four year statute of limitations for such a claim in Florida. Sounds like suit would have to be filed to flush out the facts. This is often the situation in premises cases such as this. Hopefully the medical history supports the incident as the cause of injury.

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  2. I got into a car accident back I July a single car accident I got my head split open and the plastic surgeon operated

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Craig A. Post
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Patrick X Amoresano
    5. Stephen G Charpentier
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    Every state is different with regard to Medical Malpractice Claims. That said virtually all state require you prove that the treating doctor provided care that falls below the acceptable standard. That will be the first thing you need to prove. The next is the damages caused by substandard care. I don't think that glass surfacing after a brief period always equates to substandard care. I would also want to see how significant the consequences are (was the problem cured when the excess...

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  3. How long have a lawyer to pay my hospital bill after he received settlement check from the insurance company. Already past three

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Clifford M. Miller
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Stephen G Charpentier
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    I wouldrequest ( in writing) a face to ace meeting with your attorney. At that meeting request (again in writing) a written closing statement showing the allocation of funds collected. It can take many months to negotiate and pay bills and liens. That said you have a right to know the attorney's plan and it's progress.

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  4. My daughter slipped in the loading zone of Home Depot, it was raining and got hurt, are they responsible?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Caldwell Roberts
    2. Alyson Marie George
    3. Barry A. Stein
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Some questions to answer: 1. Was she an employee or customer? If employee she has workers compensation claim but probably no negligence claim (at least as to Home Depot). If customer we would have to see if condition was unreasonably dangerous and what Home Depot could and should have done under the circumstances. Also given comparative negligence issues what your daughter did or failed to do under the circumstances. As to the injury it sounds significant and needs to be addressed.

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  5. File a civil suit

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen G Charpentier
    2. Dennis Michael Phillips
    3. Joseph A Blaszkow
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    Depending on the type of case you may want to use an attorney. If a small claims matter you can consider filing it on your own and pay the filing fee. Then follow the rules for service of process. If more complicated you will need to consider issues of the appropriate court (in terms of amount requested or remedy requested and location of the subject of the claim). Depending on the nature of the case you will have to consider state court options and potential federal court options. I think...

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  6. Is it standard for a criminal lawyer to charge fees upfront?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen G Charpentier
    2. Steven Alan Fink
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    The short answer in criminal cases is YES. I would suggest a consult first (explore all options and find out how confident the attorney is with regard to success) and also urge that you meet with an attorney with experience in immigration law. Finally, I also suggest that you get several opinions from well regarded criminal law attorneys before hiring one.

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  7. Am I liable for car accident personal injury because my name was on the title? If so, what type of attorney do I need?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Michael Veillon
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Fred A. Truglio
    4. Stephen G Charpentier
    5. Griselda Torres
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    This one will require the expertise of an attorney. Depending on the state you may or may not be liable, as a car owner, for the negligent acts of a permissive user or driver. In addition, even if the state in question does hold you liable for the acts of a permissive user, there may be monetary limits to said liability. Also, your daughter's insurance policy may include you (based on your status as a co owner of the car) as an insured entitled to benefit of the policy. Your policy on other...

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  8. Being sued for at fault accident above policy limits, can I threaten bankruptcy to the injured party's attorney?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Marc Sean Hurd
    2. Stephen G Charpentier
    3. Brian C. Pascale
    4. William H. Lawson
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    The short answer is yes. However, before do so I urge you to meet with an asset protection attorney or even a bankruptcy attorney in your juristiction. That attorney could do a full interview, evalutate you financial situation visa vi the pending claim and give you a very accurate view of your options. Perhaps such an attorney could speak to the Plaintiff's counsel and put the entire issue to rest in short order. As a practical matter the more dire your financial situation the less likely...

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  9. I want to sue a company, insurance public adjuster, for misrepresentation and fraud and I'm looking for a attorney...

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Alterraon Phillips
    2. Stephen G Charpentier
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    I am happy to discuss your case in greater detail. My office is located in Melbourne, Florida.

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  10. What's the difference between a Magistrate Judge or a regular Judge hearing a case?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen G Charpentier
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    A judge of course is elected or appointed by the governor as a consitutional officer. A magistrate is generally a private lawyer appointed to hear cases by agreement of the parties. The ruling of a magistrate may be binding if no appropriate and timely objection is made. In Florida magistrates are often used to hear family law matters. In our county a lot of lawyers prefer certain magistrates over a particular judge. As to whether it would be in your best interest to have a magistrate or a...

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