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Thomas Cicardi DeVoto

Saint Louis Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. What are the requirements for serving a subpoena in Missouri?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Spencer Edward Farris
    2. Thomas Cicardi DeVoto
    3. Leonard Komen
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague Spencer, however, you could also contact the sheriff and ask for the name of the Plaintiff's Lawyer and then call and ask for a copy of the petition. If your daughter is being sued for amounts in excess of her coverage, volunartily accepting service might not be a good idea. However, once you get a copy of the petition, I concur with Spencer that you should send it to your insurance company. if you don't know how to get it to the claims office, your agent can help....

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  2. Lab negligence ruins donor eggs during ivf cycle

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Cicardi DeVoto
    2. Spencer Edward Farris
    3. Brian Robert Barjenbruch
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    5. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague Spencer. You definitely do not have a wrongful death case. I am not certain that the issue of "ownership" of frozen embryos has ever come up in Missouri, for example if you are divorced, who owns the embryos and if wife chose to have another IVF, is the baby the responsibility of the divorced father? I concur that they are likely to be viewed upon as "property" as strange as that my sound. Quite frankly, unless you have another hosptial lined up you might not...

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  3. My car was totaled out by the hitter's ins co & they are trying to make me retain the car. Is this normal & what are my rights?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Spencer Edward Farris
    2. Melvin G. Franke
    3. Thomas Cicardi DeVoto
    4. Wayne E. Mitchell
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    If your car was totalled and they are fully compensating you for it, it is bizzare that they don't want title to the car to sell it for salvage to reduce their loss. If they are unwilling to "total" the car, they do not want and are not entitled to get title to the car to sell it for salvage. You need to estable that they are indeed offering you "a total" loss settlment. They may also being trying to discount the settlement for any percieved fault on your part. Get the straight story from...

  4. Hi, am an F1 student currently going through some financial hardships. I lost my sponsor through a car accident last year and

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Larea Annette Griggs
    2. Thomas Cicardi DeVoto
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Neil Ian Fleischer
    4 lawyer answers

    if the car accident was not your fault, you may be able to to something about your huge financial burder. You will need to find a competent personal injury attorney to investigate your accident and advise you. However, I concur with my colleagues that there is likely no quick fix for your immigation status and you will need to seek the advice of a qualified immigraton attorney.

  5. My grandmother (my mom's mom) received social security death benefits, when my mom died (she died in an auto crash when I was 11

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas Cicardi DeVoto
    2. Susan Hogg
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    If you file for social security disability and if that is what you are referencing, often the social security admininstration will be required to pay your attorney's fees. You need to find a lawyer in your area who concentrates his/her practice on social security disability claims.

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  6. Can i sue a car lot for lying about my car being in an accident before i bought it

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Mark Jeremiah Peacock
    2. Thomas Cicardi DeVoto
    2 lawyer answers

    The short answer is "yes". I am not a California lawyer but information from such sources as CarFax were probably available to both of you. Many states have special laws to protect consumers from fraudulent transactions. I would be surprised if California did not. You need to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable about any special consumer fraud statutes that could be of assistance to you. You may or may not have to prove that the dealer knew of the damage before the sale depending upon...

  7. Car accident 2 and a half yrs ago

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Thomas Cicardi DeVoto
    3 lawyer answers

    I am not licensed in Kansas but I think Kansas has a two year statute of limitations to bring a claim. You need to IMMEDIATELY contact an attorney who specialized in personal injury in your area to determine whether the statute has run and if it has expired if there is any way to overcome the statute. Remember, I not a Kansas lawyer and I am "recollecting" what I have seen in some other matters when Kansas law becomes applicable in a Missouri case.