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Peter Scott Van Keuren

Palm Beach Gardens Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. My child fell while at the supermarket. Do I have a personal injury or slip and fall case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Keith Patrick Ligori
    5. Afram Malki
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    Recent changes have occurred to Florida's law regarding slip and fall cases. If you allege the fall was caused by a "transient foreign substance" you will need to establish that the store knew or should have known the substance was on the floor. If you have no idea why your son fell your case will be very challenging. How old was your child? It is expected that the store will claim the child was at fault or that you failed to properly control and supervise your child. You should consult a...

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  2. Can the corporation (dept store) be held liable for negligence committed by 2 different departments within one store?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Clifford M. Miller
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
    5 lawyer answers

    A corporation that operates a store may be liable for any wrongs committed by store personnel. The corporation is responsible for the acts of its employees that are committed within the scope of their employment. Your question is really vague and difficult to decipher. There are different statutes of limitation for different types of claims. If your claim relates to the misdiagnosis or prescription of improper corrective lenses you may fall under the 2 year statute of limitations for...

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  3. Was the condo negligent in not posting a visible warning sign near an access ramp made up of ceramic tiles?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. David John Glatthorn
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Howard Robert Roitman
    4 lawyer answers

    The association is responsible to maintain the area in a reasonable safe condition. If the area was not reasonably safe the association may be liable for your incident. In addition, if the association knew or should have known the area was not safe, they had a duty to warn or direct you to a safe access. You may also bear some of the fault for your injury depending on the facts. If you have used this access before and were aware of the condition a jury may find you at least partly...

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  4. My daughter was driving my car and rearended someone on highway one of the passengers died as a result

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Michael Evan Greenspan
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. Joseph John Bernardo
    4. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    5. Jeffrey Robert Davis
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    That is a tricky question and I think you need to speak with a defense attorney before making any decisions. Your insurance company is most likely obligated to defend you if suit is filed and perhaps they can assign an attorney now to assist you. Otherwise, you may need to retain a private attorney to consult. You financial condition is really only relevant if your liability policy limits are low or if the damages claimed are catastrophic. Your question leaves many open variables. If...

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  5. I have a pacemaker/defiblerator and was shocked in motel swimming pool due to bad electrical grounding.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    4. Nick Jay Dorsten
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    A lawsuit is a complex and uncertain way to resolve issues and disputes that arise between people. Unfortunately, many people think of lawsuits before anything else. Before you consider a lawsuit, you should determine if you are in fact injured and what the extent of your damages might be. You should speak to a local personal injury attorney and discuss your issues. This is not really an appropriate forum for the evaluation of your potential claim.

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  6. In Florida, can you be sued for pain and suffering,(no physical injuries) resulting from a minor auto accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alyson Marie George
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. Robert Edward Heyman
    4. Timothy Ian Martin
    5. Ryan Philip Rudd
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    You need to make sure you report this matter to your insurance carrier. If you carried the the State mandated coverage or better, you will enjoy the statutory protections that require proof of a permanent injury before a Plaintiff can recover pain and suffering type damages. If however, you were uninsured at the time of the crash, the law does not afford you the same protections. In the event you were driving without insurance, the Plaintiff may recover pain and suffering damages even...

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  7. If I back into someones car and and I thought I was stuck on some thing and I honestly believe I caused no damage, what happens?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Matthew A. Dolman
    2 lawyer answers

    Leaving the scene of the accident is is a violation of section 316.063, Florida Statutes which provides: Duty upon damaging unattended vehicle or other property.— (1) The driver of any vehicle which collides with, or is involved in a crash with, any vehicle or other property which is unattended, resulting in any damage to such other vehicle or property, shall immediately stop and shall then and there either locate and notify the operator or owner of the vehicle or other property of the...

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  8. Can I reopen a case from 09?motorcycle accident someone hit us.15 yr old out of state.My husband has multiple brain inj. etc.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David John Glatthorn
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. Lyle Michael Koenig
    4. Robert G. Whittel
    5. Daniel Nelson Deasy
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    Your inquiry presents alot of questions itself. What is the status of the claim? If you have already settled a claim but are not happy with the results, chances are you will have signed releases and will not be able to "reopen" your case. If your case was never settled and no release has been executed, then it may still be viable as the Florida Statute of Limitations for neglience claims is 4 years. If your have already filed suit and obtaned a settlement/verdict/judgment you are...

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  9. Can i sue for being falsely imprisoned inside of citgo gas station?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. David Irving Shiner
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes you can under these facts. You also have claims for assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, negligent training and possibly other theories of recovery.

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  10. At fault in parking lot accident, how to proceed?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Robert Daniel Kelly
    4 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you are responsible and that you did the right thing by leaving a note. I commend you for that. Florida is a no-fault state but that only means that if there are injuries, the personal injury protection (PIP) coverage will cover the injuries of the insured person regardless of fault. If you properly secured automobile insurance then you have a minimum of $10,000 in coverage for damage you may cause to another's property. Therefore, you should have plenty of protection for...

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