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  • I recv a summons for a fender bender my insurance had paid total 1600.00 The claim is closed, do I need an attorney

    My insurance paid out on the claim it was almost 500.00 for damages to fix a scratch on the bumper and they gave her 1100.00 for medical injury that she was claiming. My insurance refused to pay more saying that the accident was a minor accident a...

    Clifford’s Answer

    Bring or fax the Complaint and Summonses to your agent. The carrier must hire a lawyer to defend you, unless you do not notify it.

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  • Within the past 10 months or so I had purchased a new high end model Macbook Pro and it had burned my thigh from the high heat.

    It was on my desk I then moved it to my lap due to a power cord issue because the one it had came with was faulty. Could Apple be held responsible for this.

    Clifford’s Answer

    If the device was defective and burned you because of that, there is a case. Whether you ought to pursue it is a function of how badly you were burned.

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  • Do I possibly have a case if I fell at a hotel and did not create a report?

    I fell outside of a hotel lobby after a family event in Bordentown New Jersey. I scrapped both my knees, but my left knee is REALLY BAD. The hotel manager came out and helped me and cared for my wounds. She asked me did I want her to call the EMT...

    Clifford’s Answer

    It depends on New Jersey law. But the answer is likely to depend on why you fell.

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  • Can sanctions under FL Rule 57.105 that is Ordered as a support order be appealed?

    It's in Florida

    Clifford’s Answer

    Yes. It has to be a final order for an appeal to be appropriate. Other appellate remedies may be available.

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  • I am considering whether or not to file an appeal? How much time do I have to decide?

    It's in Florida

    Clifford’s Answer

    30 days from "rendition" of the Final Judgment. "Rendition" means when the clerk files the order. Timely post-final judgment motions delay the time until ruled upon. Non-final orders have different rules.

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  • What do i need to do to fire a lawyer because they are not doing what i need them to do

    I'm appealing my social security case and my lawyer isn't turning in requested information

    Clifford’s Answer

    Just write to the lawyer and say so.

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  • Can I be looked down upon for not filing court transcripts?

    I am filing an appeal pro se and I could not afford the $1100 cost of the transcripts of the final hearing. So I filed my initial brief without transcripts. The transcripts were obtained by opposing party. Can me not providing transcripts look in...

    Clifford’s Answer

    If the opposing party filed the transcripts, I cannot see how it will matter. If not, you will lose because the transcripts are needed to win an appeal in almost all cases.

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  • I just received two of these emails today. Should I be concerned or is this a scam???

    LEGAL NOTICE Attention, Joanna Crutcher this is the last and final chance for you. This Legal Proceedings issued on your Docket Number 2014 ISC 348096 with one of Cash Advance Inc. Company in order to notify you that after making cal...

    Clifford’s Answer

    Scam. The grammar is poor, the case number is from last year and doesn't look like a Florida case number (the "I" before the SC, which is Small Claims, plus the sequence is way too high - 348,000+ complaints?), the spelling is off. I wold say this is an attempt at extortion and a crime. It is also a violation of the fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

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  • What type of Lawyer do I need?

    Mom had an MRI done at 3:30 pm & at 6:30 pm she is pronounced dead. Ran off road she was unconscious when she did never hit the breaks no other vehicles involved happened in Fl. Previous MRI done to this one, prior to that 2 surgeries removed te...

    Clifford’s Answer

    None. The recoverable damages in the case are minimal. This is by the legislature's design. It is intentional. There are no work-arounds.

    When an unmarried elderly person dies due to medical malpractice, the wrongful death statute limits recovery to medical bills (and the health insurer has a right of reimbursement from this portion of the recovery), funeral bills, losses to people being supported by the deceased (typically zero), and loss of the estate's net accumulations (for the lost life expectancy, what the deceased would have earned MINUS what the deceased would have spent; also typically zero).

    No one has a right to pain and suffering or mental anguish. Florida never recognizes the value of a human life as an element of recovery in any case.

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  • Just wondering typically how much will someone get in a rear end collison on the medical side?

    I got into a rear end collision about two months ago and had to see a chiropractor for my neck and back and was told I had a minor concussion. Just wondering since I haven't heard from insurance after they paid all the medical bills how much they ...

    Clifford’s Answer

    It could be from zero to hundred of thousands of dollars, depending on the injuries, insurance coverage, and many other factors.

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