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Daniel S. Chamberlain
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  • Confused between Personal Liability and Medical Payments in home insurance policy. Need help asap for personal issue.

    I received this letter from the home accident victim's lawyer asking for my home insurance coverage, otherwise they will file a case against me. Personal Liability (covers lawsuit expenses) has much higher coverage than Medical Payments (this up...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Turn it over to the carrier and ask that they resolve the claim immediately under the bodily injury portion of the liability insurance coverage within the limits of your coverage. They will not, but you should be covered if there is an excess verdict. By the way, do everything in writing. However, if a letter to your carrier will not protect you from a lawsuit.

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  • Needing an attorney for a wrongful death or medical murder case bit I need a you get paid when I get paid type of attorney

    it has to do with a hospital and a clinic that kept sending my late brother who passed on January. 6 2014

    Daniel’s Answer

    Definitely, contact a qualified medical malpractice attorney. May be helpful to obtain the records ASAP as well.

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  • My wife fell in a hospital 9/4/14 and lost the use of her arm thru nerve damage, why can't I find a lawyer to take the case?

    Central Phoenix AZ

    Daniel’s Answer

    If your wife was at risk for falls and there were no fall protections (assuming she was a patient) there may be a claim. Likewise, if your wife was a visitor and she fell as a result of a premises defect ... there may also be a claim. Ask for the surveillance tape if you do not already have a copy.

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  • I know this should have been started a long time ago; but it was followed by the death of my fiance' then my father

    I have a case, but is there an attorney willing to take this case with this short notice. My mom was scheduled for gall-bladder surgery 9/29/13, but it was postponed. Hours later she went in. The doctor said all went well. She was released 9/3...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Sorry for your loss. Definitely consider contacting a qualified, North Carolina, medical malpractice attorney. AVVO is a great place to find a qualified lawyer or contact the North Carolina Advocates for Justice for a referral.

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  • How much would cost for attorney’s legal fees of reviewing estate assets if no recovery for wrongful death proceeding in Iowa?

    My son passed away in a rental property's fire accident. For my question, this would include cost of the attorney. There will also be court filing and referee fees of some small amount linked to the value of the estate.

    Daniel’s Answer

    If your son passed away in a rental property fire, there probably should have been smoke detectors, alarms, inspections, etc. Most of the safety rules for rental properties are actually codified as laws or ordinances and strictly construed against the landlord. Definitely hire a qualified attorney to assist in this matter. As far as probate, I have no idea, but there are competent AVVO attorneys that can help in that regard too.

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  • Am i being correctly advised? can i or should i change doctor or lawyer?can i request settlement as checks are not sent on time

    I am a truck driver 46. crashed on nj turnpike 03/14.As a result both knees and back was injured.had bone bruise,torn meniscus,torn acl in right knee,pinched nerve and bulging disc in lower back. burning and stinging pain in both knees.had surgery...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Definitely need to talk with your attorney. If your attorney is not able to advise you, then you should request a meeting with your attorney to answer your questions. If not satisfied, may need to find another qualified attorney.

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  • My husband was killed while at work at no fault of his own, what should I do now because the woman that killed him also died?

    My husband has a clean driving record and over 20 yrs experience driving a truck. He is always safe, does not speed and never ever been wreckless. While hauling cotton seed, a driver in the other lane crossed the white line, he did everything in h...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Sorry for your loss. There are many fine attorneys listed at AVVO and other places. Double check the attorney that you are looking at. Find out what type of cases they handle, their financial resources to prosecute the case, whether they are Board Certified, whether they are AV rated by Martindale.com.
    Also, inquire whether the attorney can handle the workers compensation and third party liability insurance claim.

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  • Both have same insurance co who do i sue?

    i was a passinger in my boyfriends truck we was hit by another truck while going theu a traffic light both say it was not their fault i got hurt had staples in my haed and bruises everywhere also hurt left arm i cant remember the wreck at all so ...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Definitely contact a qualified West Virginia attorney. Bottom line is that you were a passenger and not at fault. I suspect (no matter how unpleasant) that you need to file a complaint against your boyfriend and the other driver. Keep in mind that the money gets paid by the insurance company (assuming both are insured) and not from your boyfriend's pocket.

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  • I slipped on ice at a persons house and broke my ankle, in 3 places had to have surgery.

    This person hasn't offered to turn this into their home owners insurance or even cared to ask me how we are paying these bills. We have insurance but it doesn't cover everything. Need to know my options hear.

    Daniel’s Answer

    Definitely need to consult a qualified attorney. A homeowner does not have an obligation to provide their insurance coverage to a potential claimant. However, a homeonwner has an obligation to cooperate with their insurance carrier in providing information and cooperation. If a letter from an attorney does not yield the carrier information, then a lawsuit is probably warranted.

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  • If a person wants to drop a personal injury auto claim

    what happens to info gathered by the defense , medical releases, and are scheduled depo's still in effect? what is the procedure?

    Daniel’s Answer

    Do you have an attorney? If so, talk to your lawyer. If not, consult an attorney. If you do not want to hire or consult an attorney, ask that all of your information be returned and cancel any and all medical and employment releases. Bottom line ... talk with a qualified attorney.

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