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Mark M. Bello

Farmington Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. What is the Law in the State of Michigan if Injuried in a car accident & unable to work what is the exact law whats the statue

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy J. Klisz
    2. Mark M. Bello
    3. James M. Osak
    3 lawyer answers

    Tim is absolutely correct. While the previous year's tax return is one barometer of income, No Fault Wage Loss benefits are based on the amount of your wages at the time of your accident. If you can conclusively prove, through your employer or your tax records, that your income at the time of the accident, was higher than that $15,000 per year figure (your question does not provide your current rate of pay) and that you were steadily working 40 hours per week, you would be entitled to 85%...

  2. I was driving my friend around while he was drunk in his car and rearended somebody. Am i responsible to pay for my friends car?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Steven M. Gursten
    2. Edward E. Souweidane
    3. Mark M. Bello
    4. Steve C Franklin
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
    5 lawyer answers

    Michigan is a no-fault state; if you own a car, you are required by law to have it insured. If your friend's car was insured and you didn't own a car, his carrier is responsible for the damages. If you owned a car and had insurance, your carrier might be responsible. If neither of you had insurance, yes, you might be forced to pay for the damage. This "friend" is not very grateful for your preventing him from being in an accident while driving drunk. Time for you to find a new friend.

  3. Have a sm llc co. and had vehicle accid in work truck 2 yrs ago. Now being sued. Should I worry about personal property?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Paul Alexander Custer
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer depends upon how seriously the person you hit was injured and what your insurance liability coverage limits are. If injuries were not catastrophic and you had a commercial policy with significant policy limits, you should be OK. Discuss potential personal liability with your insurance agent and/or with the attorney your insurance company assigns you to defend the lawsuit. Remember that the attorney represents the insurance company's interests first, your's incidentally. Thus, if...

  4. Personal injury, premise liability

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Philip R. Goutman
    2. Mark M. Bello
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Phil, who I know to be a fine, experienced, attorney. The boy and his parents would be responsible and their homeowners insurance carrier could have coverage if the boy's conduct was accidental (or negligent) rather than intentional. If this kind of thing goes on at this mall all the time, the owners of the mall might be held responsible for their negligent inattention to these incidents. I agree that it would be wise to try to obtain the security tape. Remember, it doesn't...

  5. Personal injury in michigan

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Timothy J. Klisz
    2. Daniel G. Romano
    3. Mark M. Bello
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Tim and Dan that your question is too vague to answer with specificity. However, I will try to add a little schmaltz to their answers. If you are suing for a slip and fall, you have 3 years from the date of the incident to do so in Michigan. If you are suing the person who was the at-fault party in your auto accident, likewise, you have three years. Michigan is a no-fault auto accident state and you have to seek wage loss, medical bills and other out of pocket expenses from...

  6. Bitten by neighbor's cat, possible long term damage to hand.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Daniel G. Romano
    2. Mark M. Bello
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    Michigan is a strict liability state for animal bites. As long as you did not provoke the cat and you were not trespassing, you have a valuable claim and your neighbor, most likely, has insurance. Contact a lawyer who specializes in these types of cases and pursue this, immediately. Look on this site or Google Kalamazoo, MI animal bite lawyer or call the Michigan Association for Justice in Lansing and ask for a referral. Good luck and feel better.

  7. What can I do if the auto dealer and manufacturer refuses to honor car warranty

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    2. Ronald Lee Burdge
    2 lawyer answers

    Call the State Bar of DE and ask them to refer you to a consumer rights attorney. In some states, there is a 'lemon law' or vehicle warranty/repair law that your situation would fall under. I'm not sure what the laws are in DE. The other option is to notify the state's attorney general and see if they are willing to assist.

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  8. If i was driving a semi truck for someone and got in an accident can the people i hit sue me

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. Mark M. Bello
    3. Scot Dale Goldberg
    4. Jeena R. Belil
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, they can sue you; the better question is can they collect from you, personally. The answer is, probably not. First they have to exhaust the commercial policy available to your employer; it is, most likely, in the millions of dollars. I presume you owned a vehicle and had private auto insurance coverage on that vehicle. If you did, that insurance policy might cover you in the unlikely event that any award or settlement exceeded the insurance limits of the employer. I don't think you...

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  9. How can I collect a divorce settlement from 1994/5

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    1 lawyer answer

    If you truly don't have any money, you may qualify for legal aid and Wayne County has a great legal aid program called, I believe, "Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services" or something like that. A Michigan judgment can receive full faith and credit and be enforced in Florida, but you will need a lawyer to do it. If you can't find the legal service I suggested, call Wayne County offices and ask them for the number for legal aid.

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  10. Possible credit card fraud, theft by boyfriend under KS banking and criminal laws

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Mark M. Bello
    1 lawyer answer

    Between you and the credit card company, the company would be the greater 'victim' here, since you voluntarily left the card with your boyfriend. The 'major retailer' should have checked I.D., and you may have an argument that they were negligent in letting him charge on your card without authorization. Contact a KS lawyer who specializes in consumer fraud cases (you might find one on this Avvo site or you can call the Kansas Bar Association. Good luck.

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