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  • Can we sue homeowner insurance for a renters dog killing and injuring two of our dogs?

    renters next door german shepard was left off lease and jumps their fence and ours, killing my moms dog and severely injuring ours.

    Jody’s Answer

    You sue the owners of the dog; who may or may not be insured; and you may be able to sue the landlord if you can show the landlord knew the renter's dog was a bad dog. The problem is damages. Most states limit recovery to replacement costs of the animal that was killed, and vet bills for the animal that was injured. You do not get emotional distress damages.

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  • Can the court order me to not carry my children on my health insurance since my ex already does?

    I just won sole legal and physical custody of my children (it was 50/50 previously), so I filed to modify the order for child support. My ex's wife's attorney responded to my request stating that it was "unnecessary" for me to pay for health insur...

    Jody’s Answer

    Practically, you can leave the insurance on the kids, but don't expect a court to order reimbursement.

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  • My car was damaged by a worker at a car wash facility. My insurance paid for it in full. Can I still sue the facility?

    This happened about a week ago.

    Jody’s Answer

    If your insurance company paid in full, then you have nothing to sue over -- the insurance company can sue the car wash to get its money back. If you are out your deductible, you can ask the insurance company to get that back for you when the insurance company goes after the car wash.

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  • I was driving an insured car but i was not the insured driver when accident occurred. who is legally liable for accident?

    my friend had liability insurance on car i was driving but they say i was not the insured driver when i got into a minor accident. the other persons insurance company is coming after my friend saying that he is responsible financially. is this cor...

    Jody’s Answer

    Most auto policies are owner/operator policies. This means that the insurance applies to the owner of the car and any operators who have the owner's permission. Usually, the owner is not liable for accidents by operators, unless there is some other negligent conduct involved.

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  • Filling out long term disability form for Insurance Co

    I have been on long tern disability for almost 2 years now for degenative disk disease effecting my lower and upper back and severe migraines. Have had surgery on lower back but still have problem and need surgery on my L5/6 and L6/7 levels but d...

    Jody’s Answer

    Many Long Term disability policies require you to be disabled from ANY work after two years. I think it would be helpful for you to get an attorney involved in the process.

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  • In the state of Oklahoma can a minor under the age 18 destroy dietary supplement pills non-pharmaceutical grade with bleach

    Process involves opening expired pill containers emptying the contents into a bag then adding bleach and disposing of bag. What are the implications?

    Jody’s Answer

    I have no idea why anyone would do this. I have linked to an article regarding disposal of drugs in the Oklahoma City area, which has links to locations. Hope this helps.

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  • Can my insurance refuse to pay for bodily injury claim, ? I hit a car from behind, my mom in front seat broke her sterna

    I was the driver on the freeway, my mom in the front seat with seat belt on. I heat a car from behind on a fast speed, mom broke her sterna bone in the chest and was taken to the hospital. I was devistated witnessing what my mom 80 years old went ...

    Jody’s Answer

    You should cooperate with your insurance company. I assume the insurance company is paying for a lawyer for your defense. Ask your attorney to send a demand letter to the insurance company to settle for policy limits. This will protect you in case your mother is awarded more than the policy limits in her lawsuit.

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  • My car was hit/damaged. Driver admitted fault but was in a borrowed veh. His insur. comp. refused to pay. What now?

    Allstate, the driver's ins. comp. sent, a claims adjuster to do a report. While making contact with them several times over several weeks, they kept saying that they were "investigating" even though I had provided the accident report. They finally...

    Jody’s Answer

    You have two options, pursue the owner/driver or put a claim on your insurance. If you put a claim on your insurance, your insurance company can then fight it out with the other company and perhaps get you back your deductible. If you are unsatisfied, contact an attorney.

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  • Car got rear ended while standing in a traffic jam. Should I be calling insurance company of party at fault?

    Acura TSX 05 got rear ended while stuck in a jam. This person didn't notice the traffic at halt and came right into my car and it ultimately involved 4 cars. The onlookers told the police about this other party's fault. My car got towed to an impo...

    Jody’s Answer

    Start working with your insurance company. give them the facts relating to your car and the accident, and ask them to keep you informed. It is difficult to prove your car was perfect shape before the accident, but you can ask that the adjust look it over and note any preexisting damages. You should be there and point out the low mileage and any new equipment on the car.

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  • In a medical misdiagnosis/malpractice case can I sue the doctor, his firm and his malpractice insurance company

    diagnosed and treated for a condition I don't have - two other doctors confirmed I don't have the disease and even by the doctors malpractice insurance company expert finally agreed, but they denied my claim

    Jody’s Answer

    The doctors' insurance company is not required to pay you anything until there is a judgment against the doctor. You can sue the doctors but not the insurance company. Get representation.

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