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Mark M. Bello

Farmington Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Can I Sue for personal Injury.

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Daniel G. Romano
    2. Mark M. Bello
    3. David Alexander Phipps
    3 lawyer answers

    You have a ground for suit against the hotel. Given your description of your symptoms, you may have a more serious injury than you think and you should get to a back specialist, right away. Hopefully, you have not accepted anything or signed anything, yet. As Dan Romano (a fine Michigan lawyer, by the way), said in the post above, Michigan has a very restrictive premises liability law, but having a chair split as you describe, without prior notice to you of a defect, will probably survive...

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  2. Can i sue a doctor for calling me a drug addict when I am not one?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends on your proof. If the doctor was clearly stating a medical opinion, you probably have no grounds. Further, we have to look at actionable damages as a result of the statement. The fact that you have been refused treatment a "couple of times" or that you have to find a new treating doctor does not create a situation where you have been damaged enough to justify the cost of suing a doctor (who probably has a lot more money to defend the case than you have to bring it). The possible...

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  3. Auto accident. Being sued

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    2. Daniel G. Romano
    3. Avvo Staff Moderator
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question does not indicate when you got served with the lawsuit; you may already be in default. If you are uncollectable, Titan, most likely, will negotiate and settle for something less than the full amount, but you need an attorney to do the negotiating. Hire one immediately; his/her services should cost you far less than you will owe Titan if you don't. A judgment will damage your credit. If you can't afford a lawyer, call the legal aid office nearest to your home and tell them your...

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  4. Auto accident

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Daniel G. Romano
    2. Mark M. Bello
    2 lawyer answers

    If you only had PLPD, you are limited under Michigan law, to $500 in "Mini-Tort" coverage. In Michigan, a no-fault state, it is very important to insure yourself. Most people buy expensive coverages to protect themselves from being sued when they are at fault. The mistake most people make when they purchase insurance is that they don't purchase enough coverage to protect themselved in situations when they are not at fault. I advise anyone who is reading this to ask their agents (assuming...

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  5. How could I know for certain that at fault driver's insurer has valid reason for denying my claims?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Joel Jay Kofsky
    3. Robert Don Fink
    4. Mark M. Bello
    4 lawyer answers

    The others are correct. When dealing with an insurance company, always assume you are being lied to because...you are probably being lied to. Get an attorney, allow him/her to review and investigate the situation, and then you will know for sure

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  6. Black mold found in home. Have been ill. Lost job. Even insurance company was shocked. Any advise?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    3 lawyer answers

    You also haven't identified who the insurance company represents. Is it a tenant's policy or the landlord's policy? There might be policies for both landlord and tenant. If you seek medical bill payments and pain and suffering, those kinds of benefits would require you to sue the LANDLORD and prove negligence and damages. Your tenants policy would cover other things (not medical and pain and suffering) like repairs and personal property damage. It would be wise to retain an experience...

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  7. I was in a car crash and did not have car insurance and the other driver was at fault who pays for the damage of my car?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    2. Thomas William James
    3. Philip R. Goutman
    4. Ezra N. Goldman
    5. Ross Adam Jurewitz
    5 lawyer answers

    In Michigan, you are responsible for your own auto damage regardless of fault. The fact that you had no insurance does not change that. Michigan is a no-fault state for collision property damage, and you must have insurance to collect, even if you are 100% in the right.

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  8. MI tort personal injury law, car was damaged going through a carwash, what is owner's responsibility

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    2. Stephen Scott Stone
    2 lawyer answers

    The owner is liable if you can prove that the damage happened at the car wash and that will be difficult. Prepare a letter of notice and mail it to the car wash "attention: owner". Or, visit the car wash and ask to see the owner. Take good pictures of the damage and take them with you. The car wash, most likely, has insurance for this type of occurance. Ask him to notify his insurance company; if he doesn't, he may forfeit his right to coverage under Michigan law. Good luck.

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  9. Can I pursue civil and criminal charges against people that assaulted me

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Timothy A. Dinan
    2. Mark M. Bello
    3. Matthew Douglas Powell
    3 lawyer answers

    Under Michigan law, the club is not responsible for the intentional acts of tresspassers. You could sue the perpetrators for assault and battery if you can identify them, but collectability is a problem. Years ago, Michigan had a "Crime Victims Compensation Fund" that paid a victim for their out of pocket expenses for injuries suffered during the commission of a crime. I don't know if the fund still exists or how to make use of it if it does. I recommend that you call the state of Michigan...

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  10. Improper reporting of late payment on Mortgage

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    2. Avvo Staff Moderator
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    Write a letter to all three credit bureaus contesting the entry and ask them to investigate. Send a letter to Countrywide indicating that the payment was not late (If you have a canceled check or other evidence, send them a copy) and ask them to notify the credit bureaus that the payment was not late and report was in error. If these efforts fail, you can pursue a slander of credit action against Countrywide using an attorney who specializes in consumer protection issues. I recommend...

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