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Werner Erich Scherr

Werner Scherr’s Answers

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  • I need an injury lawyer

    I got injured at my sister's house fell off a ladder broke my ankle and lost a finger.

    Werner’s Answer

    Contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the details of your fall ASAP. Premises cases are very fact driven and require careful evaluation. Sorry to hear about your injuries. Good luck.

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  • Should I fire my attorney?

    Five years ago my attorney referred me as well as my case to another attorney to file a federal civil rights lawsuit. I gave the new attorney a $35,000 retainer to begin the case, once the first attorney was finished with the case at the state le...

    Werner’s Answer

    You should schedule an appointment with your attorney ASAP. If your attorney won't meet with you I would certainly collect your file and seek another attorney.

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  • What type of insurance should we carry to prevent our free-lance bartenders from liability?

    -for a wedding, 300 guests, at a summer camp (non-commercial venue) -3 bartenders, one has a license, two do not; -alcohol will be given away (not sold) -event insurance has already been purchased

    Werner’s Answer

    I would consult with an insurance agency to evaluate all available insurance lines.

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  • Can I sue a hospital on behalf of my 20 yr old un-married daughter. She passed away there. I'm sure we cant sue but plan on fili

    She was sick for a month and went to the ER 3 times. First time they did some tests and didn't find anything. The other time they sent her home with anti nausea pills. The third time she went in and couldn't keep anything down and couldn't breathe...

    Werner’s Answer

    Sorry for your loss. Contact a medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice lawsuits are very diffifcult and expensive. If no attorney is willing to review the case, you may still file a complaint with the State to have her treatment record reviewed. Good luck.

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  • I have a duplex I rent out, my upstairs tenant for 5 years and downstairs for 8. They have bed bugs today, who is responsible

    Who is responsible for the bill ?

    Werner’s Answer

    You would have to prove who brought the bed bugs. As the owner, you are likely responsible to fix the problem before you worry about who is potentially liable.

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  • I cannot find a lawyer to take my case, what should I do? I believe the lawyers I spoke with don't think it is worth it.

    I am frustrated. I have spoken to 5 lawyers, who turned me down. My case is a trip/fall. The defendant's insurance carrier is State Farm. I fell at a fast food chain on my way into the building; it was dark. Later I saw their main light was o...

    Werner’s Answer

    Assuming you have pictures showing that the cracks were hidden as a result of the light being burned out (ie pictures depicting the sidewalk at the time you fell and pictures depicting the sidewalk with a working light) you may have a viable, albeit difficult, claim. Whether your case is worth pursuing is a question of damages (past and future medical expenses) and whether the injury to your arm caused permanent damage. Insurance companies usually deny responsibility in premises cases so I would not be to worried about that.

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  • My friend was hit by a car while walking in a parking lot. Told by officer it was her fault for not being on a sidewalk.

    Car left the scene immediately only pausing to look shocked. The incident was caught on camera.

    Werner’s Answer

    The officer's opinion is not relevant to whether she has a case. She should contact a lawyer immediately and also request a copy of the video - assuming it exists.

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  • My car insurance offered me a check for $1k after being in an accident with an uninsured driver. Can I legally get more?

    I was in a car accident with a driver that ran a red light. She was found at fault and does not have insurance. I have uninsured motorists coverage that will cover body harm and medical. I have whiplash but my son was also in the car and is shaken...

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    Do NOT cash the checks and call a lawyer immediately. You are legally entitled to damages up to the amount of your uninsured motorist coveerage limits. However, the value of your claim will depend upon the extent of your injuries and medical treatment. If your insurance company is sending random checks without explanation, something is awry.

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  • How can I prove I'm innocent of driving without owners consent if I was a passenger who didn't know the Car was stolen

    I was only in the car about 5 mins i didn't steal the car, I didn't even know it was stolen untill the police came an arrested me for it 2 years later the person who actually drove and stole the car told the police it was me they have a fingerpri...

    Werner’s Answer

    Bottom line is you need to hire a lawyer. A lot more information would be needed to evaluate your potential defenses. You do not want to publish that information on the web.

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  • Medical Record Release

    My wife and son were in an auto accident a few weeks ago. The insurance company of the at fault driver sent medical record release forms for each. I fully understand the insurance company needs to see records for services rendered for the accide...

    Werner’s Answer

    Yes, you can limit the scope of the authorization. You should find a qualified personal injury attorney to review the authorization and discuss the pitfalls of handling this on your own.

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