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Stephen Alan Sauer

Memphis Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. A truck hauling road equiptment hit me from behind totaling out my car and injurying my back. Should I accept their offer.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Charles Hardin
    2. Stephen Alan Sauer
    3. Herman Gene Burkett Jr.
    4. David Weissman
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    I agree with the prior attorneys and would add that in Tennessee you have one year to either settle your claim or file a lawsuit to protect your rights. If you wait beyond a year, you may be barred from any recovery by the Statute of Limitations. Speak to a lawyer before you settle the claim on your own.

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  2. My 2 daughters and I where hit by a drunk driver. I'm not satisfied with the amount the insurance company is offering.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Stephen Alan Sauer
    2. Patti Jon Burton Garner
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jere Franklin Ownby III
    5. Derek Anthony Patrin
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    It sounds like the insurance company is telling you that the policy limits for the other driver is $25,000 with $50,000 total available. If that is the case, it means that the maximum their policy will pay is $25.000 per person and $50,000 total no matter how many people were injured. If that is the policy limits, you cannot make them pay more than that. You can sue the individual driver for his assets and garnish his paycheck to satisfy any judgement but it's not easy to go after an...

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  3. Can an auto accident case be dismissed without prejudice ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. James Allen Frazier Jr.
    3. Eric Hamilton Espey
    4. Stephen Alan Sauer
    5. Paul Y. Lee
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    The prior attorneys are correct; once you settle you will have to sign a release and dismiss any lawsuit you or your attorney has filed. If you have concerns about your settlement you should discuss them with your attorney. You should also discuss the possibility of complications with her doctor to see if your fears are valid or if you are worrying about something that is unlikely to occur. As a side note, if medicare has paid on her bills from this auto accident, you will be required...

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  4. I HAVE CONTACT MANY LAWERY IN THIS STAE AND CITY NOT ONE WILL TAKE THIS CASE.SAYING IS HARD TO WIN IN TENN. I WILL HAVE TO PROUD

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Alan Sauer
    2. Nathan Zale Dowlen
    3. Inga L Stevens
    4. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I believe I previously answered your question about this injury you suffered but I will add one more thing. If no lawyer will take the case then it's likely because the lawyers don't believe they can spend all the money that the case will require if they aren't going to get that money back. You are asking an attorney to invest in your case by having the attorney pay the filing fees, medical record costs, deposition costs, and all the other expenses that go into a personal injury case....

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  5. If i got a public intoxication and don't take a lawyer to court with me would I get a harsher punishment?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Alan Sauer
    2. Edwin Arnold Anderson
    3. Christopher Lloyd Seaton
    4. Ben Hyder Houston II
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    While you may get diversion without a lawyer, it's possible a lawyer could get the charges dismissed without using your diversion option. Diversion is a one time only option. It shouldn't be a whole lot of money to hire a lawyer for a public intox charge. I think it would be money well spent.

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  6. Should you get a lawyer for my 22 year old, son's first DUI ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Jay Clark
    2. Stephen Alan Sauer
    3. Mani Khavajian
    4. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    5. Jay Arthur Perry
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    Your son is facing a loss of his license for a year, jail time, and a record that will remain with him for the rest of his life. He is in college and will be applying for jobs that will ask for his criminal record. And you are wondering if you can handle this on your own? Hire a lawyer to represent him.

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  7. Fell asleep in drive thru at McDonald's. passed all sobriety tests. Had been up since 4am - this happened at 2am. Had consumed 5

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Grover Christopher Collins
    2. Stephen Alan Sauer
    3. John Jay Clark
    4. John Michael Phillips
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    I agree with everything the prior attorneys have said to you and would add that you do not need to be discussing specifics of your case in this public forum. You just admitted to drinking 5-6 beers and if the Spring Hill prosecutor reads this (I would imagine that Spring Hill is not a huge city), it's possible it could be used against you in court. I do strongly suggest you consider retaining a DUI attorney as cases are almost never dismissed just because you plead not guilty. Between the...

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  8. I was hurt in a Wal-Mart Slip and Fall. What are my options?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Alan Sauer
    2. William Bliss Hicky
    3. Tanya Marie Bachand
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Slip and fall cases in Tennessee are very difficult. Under our law you have to show that Walmart knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and did nothing to correct it or negligently attempted to correct it causing you to fall. That is a difficult hurdle to overcome; to prove that Walmart knew about an oily substance that can hardly be seen when you are near it. My guess is that is why most attorneys are shying away from representing you. Having said that, I do suggest you...

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  9. What do i ask for in a negligence issue with a restaurant?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Alan Sauer
    2. Matthew E. Wright
    3. Russell Warren Lewis IV
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Larry Van Roberts
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    The value of your claim will depend on what your damages are. Did your daughter have to obtain medical treatment? Was she transported by ambulance or go to an ER or just to her doctor? How long before she got medical treatment? Same day or weeks later? What is the amount of her medical bills? Is she having continuing problems after the medical treatment or has she healed up quickly? All these will effect the value of what you should receive. On the other hand, if she did not obtain...

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  10. How long does a wrongful death lawsuit take to complete ?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Larea Annette Griggs
    2. Stephen Alan Sauer
    3. Robert Lee Vogel
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    You are not being impatient to ask for an update but realize that it would be impossible to send a letter every 90 days to each client saying words to the effect of "nothing new has happened yet." I do tell clients to call whenever they have a question and I do my best to return all calls within 48 hours. But realize that if nothing new is happening it's doubtful your attorney will write you to tell you that. I do think you should schedule an appointment with your attorney to discuss the...

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