Michael Paul Helgesen’s Answers

Michael Paul Helgesen

Saint Paul Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. After car accident police took plates from car, car has damage other car total loss telephone pole destoryed

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeremy Judson Cobb
    2. Tricia Dwyer
    3. Michael Paul Helgesen
    4. Albert Lee Crosner
    5. Kevin Coluccio
    5 lawyer answers

    I also concur with Jeremy Cobb and Tricia Dwyer. I would only add that it is not wise to post details of your legal issues on any public media, including Facebook, MySpace et cetera. In order to protect your attorney/client privilege and to avoid making admissions that may later be used against you, contact a private lawyer in your general vicinity by telephone as soon as possible.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Can you help me

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Jon Friedman
    3. Margaret E. Machaiek
    4. Albert Lee Crosner
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    As the other attorneys who have posted have already said, your friend most likely signed a release when she accepted the settlement check for her property damage which would preclude or prevent her from suing you. JoAnne Krabbe may be hit the nail on the head, when she said your friend may be seeking the difference between what she paid for her car and the amount she may still owe on it. This difference is known as "the gap". If your friend did not have "gap" insurance, she may still be on...

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  3. Why is it difficult to find an attorney in Minnesota not intimidated neurological problems caused by surgery at Mayo?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Nicholas Davis Henry
    2. Tricia Dwyer
    3. Michael Paul Helgesen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. John M. DeProspo
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    6 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, just because your "surgery caused severe neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome and other painful health problems" does not mean that your surgeon committed medical malpractice. There are risks inherent in all medical procedures, especially surgical ones. I do not wish to sound insensitive but bad results do not mean that medical malpractice has occurred. Of course, I am not saying that your surgeon was not negligent. That may very well be the case, but in order to...

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  4. I am injured due to people removing the backdoor light, slipping and falling on the ice, am disabled.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Michael C. Witt
    3. Michael Paul Helgesen
    4. Jeffrey W. Hightower Jr.
    5. David Ian Schoen
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You have raised some interesting legal issues, but I first urge you to not send or post anything on the internet; for example, do not put anything about your accident on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter or any other social media. What you say will be become public and may be used against you in the future. You stated that your landlord gave you permission to have light outside your apartment and that thereafter an other tenant or tenants removed (stole) the light bulbs on multiple occasions....

  5. If I had a car crash with a lien on my car and it has to be towed away because its not drivable what will happen with the lien?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael Paul Helgesen
    5 lawyer answers

    The short answer is: that you are responsible for any lien/loan you may have on your car, regardless of who casused the crash.. However, if you had insurance or if another insured driver caused the collsiion, then you may seek reimbursement for you property loss. Of course, it will depend on the kind and amount of coverage you may have had on your car. Even if you caused the car crash, you may still have your property damage paid through your insurance company if you elected to buy...

  6. A woman rear ended me and there is damage to my car, all I have is her license plate number what do I do to find her?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Michael Paul Helgesen
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    First, if you have automobile insurance, report the incident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Depending on the nature and extent of your coverage, your insurance company may have an obligation to not only pay for your property damage less your deductible but also to make a good faith effort to recover that deductible for you from the at fault driver or his or her insurance company. You also have a contractual obligation to report a loss to your insurance company. Next,...

  7. Personal injury, Vehicle accident

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. Michael R Bottaro
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Michael Paul Helgesen
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Oos. I am the attorney who answered you question regarding the 4 1/2 year old case, but saw a reference to Connecticut but reviewed the question which obviously came from Newport;, RI. All of the basic law, including the Ethical Rules, applies in principle. I checked the Rhode Island Statute of Limitaions for persnal injjury negligence cases, which is 3 years.

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  8. I was charged with driving under cancellation and no insurance and hit and run an unattended vehical in minnesota

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Peter Robert Stone
    2. Michael Paul Helgesen
    2 lawyer answers

    I am a Minnesota Attorney. Minn. Stat. 169.09 (subdivision 4) requires the driver of any vehicle which collides with and causes damage to another vehicle to provide the name and address of the driver and registered owner of the striking vehicle by doing one of the following: 1. Stopping, locating and notifying the owner of the unoccupied vehicle, 2. Reporting the incident to a peace officer or 3. Leaving the required information in a conspicuous place in or secured...