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Tamara Kluger Jacobson

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  • Still having back pain from herniated disc after 11 weeks on Family leave and STD. Scheduled to go back to work but not ready.

    I still cannot sit , stand or walk for long periods of time without having pain . I have received epidural steroid injections that did not work . My doctor also does NOT recommend surgery . He has ordered physical therapy to start the same wee...

    Tamara’s Answer

    It is important to know if this is a work injury, a spontaneous injury or from an accident. Your rights vary greatly depending on the answer. I recommend contacting local counsel who can assist you with answering the questions you pose depending on the type of accident/injury that you may have. I am guessing based on what you said that it is workers compensation?

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  • Who is to blame in a rear end collision in the state of California?

    I was rear ended on the freeway. Traffic was going slow (starting and stopping) in the middle of rush hour. The person that rear ended me was also rear ended. He didn't get information on the car behind him. However, I collected his information...

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    While I am not licensed in California, I can tell you that here, if they can prove that the middle vehicle was struck with sufficient force that it was forced into you they can at least prove contributory negligence on the last vehicle if not prove that it was entirely their fault. The question may also be how many impacts you felt. If you felt two it may be likely that the middle vehicle struck you and was THEN hit. Should they be able to prove that the last vehicle caused the middle to strike you, you may consider making a claim against your Undinsured motorist coverage for the vehicle that you cannot identify.

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  • Question about who should be deemed at fault? Minnesota

    Ok i was in a accident on my way into work during a snowstorm. My SPD 50 in a 65 it was snow & poor vis, My suburban was in 4x4. Alert for 40mph gusting winds. I was in left lane I see a semi in center ditch.I was moving over to give room. It was ...

    Tamara’s Answer

    You will likely need an attorney to prove your version of the accident. I am not licensed in MN. Your fact pattern seems difficult and will likely not settle without an attorney being able to prove what you are claiming perhaps by employing an expert witness.

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  • I had 2 brain surgerys years before a car accident involving whiplash injuries to my head, neck and shoulder,as a result I have

    bad headaches neck pain and my vision has changed since the accident I cannot read and hear good and read small print like I could before. I already hired a lawyer but do I need to get some information from a brain injury lawyer because I think I ...

    Tamara’s Answer

    It may not be a specialized brain injury attorney that you need, but the proper physician who can document the injuries that you believe you have. Any attorney who has a primary personal injury practice should be able to interpret such a report.

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  • Can the school district use the value of my vehicle to determine how much to offer for my damages?

    My car was damaged while it was parked in a school lot by a school employee.Got a few estimates that averaged $3500.The school district claim dept is only offering $500 to cover damages since they are stating that my car is not worth more than the...

    Tamara’s Answer

    YES! It is likely that your vehicle is "totalled" and they are only required to pay either the amount to repair it or the value of the car, whichever is less.

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  • Can HOA restrict rental of home?

    Can HOAs add restrictions that disallow the rental of a house by a Louisiana property owner?

    Tamara’s Answer

    Depends on who you want to rent to... for example your HOA may have limitations to single family and if you are planning to rent to a house of non-related folks, then they may be able to do so.

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  • If I had a criminal case, that was dropped. Can it be picked back up?

    Once, you have a criminal charge and it is dropped can the state pick it back up? Thanks

    Tamara’s Answer

    Most likely yes. The case being "dropped" does not mean it is over unless there has been an actual finding of "not guilty" by the court. Or unless the time to bring the charges has lapsed.

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  • What is the status of deceased parents' checking account?

    Mother died in Feb 2010. Dad added my sister as a signer on his DDA account. The title of the account was not changed. Dad died Oct 2010. My sister has been using the account and January 2011 she changed the name on the account to my father's ...

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    One would expect that she would have to open succession (have his will opened) and prove that the account was left to her in his estate.

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  • My daugther got into an accident that resulted in injury to the other driver. My daughter was found to be at fault.

    My daughter was not on my insurance. So, will I be sued and held liable for all damages and injuries?

    Tamara’s Answer

    It depends what you mean by "was not on my insurance". Usually another driver of you vehicle will not have to be specifically listed on the policy so long as there is not an "exclusion" precluding her from driving the vehicle which has coverage. The other question is the age of your daughter. Just because you own the vehicle does not mean that you will be sued unless your daughter is a minor and they are suing you in the place of her. Simply advise the company that insures your vehicle of the accident and they should provide an attorney for you if you are sued by anyone.

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  • Can my attorney refuse to let me take out a loan with a finance company?

    I am involved in a 18 wheeler wreck. And I want to take out a loan with Oasis Financial. And my attorney does not want to let me. Can they do this?

    Tamara’s Answer

    They reason your attorney "does not want to let" you get this loan is that the attorney is usually required to guaranty the loan and depending on the present value of your case the case may not support the loan.
    Also, unless you are being financially disabled due to your injuries a loan may not be warranted. Meaning you may borrow more than the case can ultimately support.
    Personally, I often refuse signing off on using particular companies as they want too much information about your case and expect me to provide them with updates which I am not willing to do. In sum, you are welcome to make whatever loans you want but once you are using these companies they are basically expecting the attorney to make the loan and use your case as collateral, if that makes sense. Good luck with your case. Hope this answer helps you.

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