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Timothy J. O'Hare

Timothy O'Hare’s Answers

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  • Want to know if we have a case in a wrongful death in our apartment complex

    My 9 year old nephew die in the showrer in our apartment cause of the death : long shower hose

    Timothy’s Answer

    I am so, so sorry to hear this. Such a terrible tragedy. Based on the info you gave, it would be difficult to say if there is a case or not. But, calling a lawyer and explaining the details is definitely the right way to go. You are welcome to call us at 888-960-0020. If it is this weekend or after hours that you call, make sure to listen to the message and it will give you an after hours number to call.

    Again, my sincere condolences.

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  • Car accident, MRI shows I have a tears in Medial & Lateral Muniscus. I cant find a doctor take A-O-P. not (LOP)

    call me (972) 481-4012

    Timothy’s Answer

    Hi. I think you mean LOP. Give us a call. We can help you find a doctor that takes an LOP. Our number is 972-960-0000.

    Tim

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  • I was involved in an auto accident with another motorist 2-16-10. We both had Mercury Insurance Company.

    (I am no longer a policyholder). After the investigation it was determined I was not at fault but neither was the other driver--it was declared 50/50. Mercury paid for 50% of my damages. Now, over a year later, Mercury is saying that I owe them mo...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Your question is a first for me. If you had insurance at the time of the collision, your insurance at the time should cover any liability claims against you. If you were not insured at the time of the collision, any damages you owe are your reponsibility. However, until a lawsuit is filed and a judgment rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is just a claim. Depending on the amount that is being sought (assuming you were not insured on the date of the wreck), it may be wise to pay the claim to avoid being sued. You may save money going this route.

    A California attorney could guide you when you explain to him/her the details of the previous payments made by Mercury.

    Good luck.

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  • Can i file a suit for, abuse of process, and perjury.

    if someone files a injunction against harassment under penalty of perjury, and he commits perjury doing it, and i can prove it, what can i do? i had a 100 mile round trip twice to defend myself and he never showed. i had rights taken away and coul...

    Timothy’s Answer

    If someone has committed perjury, you can file a complaint with the district attorney's office in your area. It is then up to the district attorney to decide whether to prosecute. Before doing so, I would make darn sure that the person has committed perjury. If not, you could potentially open yourself up to a malicious prosecution-type case.

    Good luck with your decision.

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  • Do I need a dental malpratice lawyer?

    I've been going to my past dentist for past 3 years, spent thousands of dollars on dental work, and then had to change dentists for insurance reasons. When I went to my new dentist due to pain in teeth (1 month after yearly check up at past dentis...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Hi. Unfortunately, there are very few lawyers who take dental malpractice cases. The simple reason is that they usually are not profitable for the lawyer. In addition, state legislatures have made malpractice cases more costly to pursue and more difficult to win. I am not suggesting it is impossible to find someone to take your case, but it won't be easy.

    I'd start with the local trial lawyers association in your area. If that doesn't get you anywhere, try the state trial lawyers association. If that doesn't work, I'd call your local bar association. If all else fails, try a Google search.

    Good luck.

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  • Will the State ask to be paid back their Short-term Disability Benefits if you get a settlement for a car accident?

    I was on Short-term Disability due to a car accident and had benefits paid out by the State DI and also my company's disability insurance company. We filed a lawsuit against the other car insurance company. My company's disability insurance compan...

    Timothy’s Answer

    I wish I could give you a definitive answer, but your state's laws, as well as the policy language itself will determine the answer. If you have a lawyer, the lawyer should be able to answer this question. If not, I would start by asking for a copy of the policy from your employer.

    If there is no language requiring repayment, you still need to know if there is a state law requiring the state to be paid back. That is best answered by an expereinced personal injury or insurance lawyer in your area. I would not rely on the advice of the claims adjuster who is handling your case. They will almost always lean towards paying an entity back, even if you don't have to.

    Good luck.

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  • Can I be hold accountable for defamation if my statement is true?

    Cought my boyfriend cheating so I called the 2 girls he've cheat on, they both were polite and gave me all the information, they didn't feel offended by me calling, they told me he is a lier and cheater and to leave him, and they didn't want anyth...

    Timothy’s Answer

    The short answer is anyone can sue anyone else for slander. Winning is another story. Truth is a defense to libel and slander. I cannot imagine this guy finding a lawyer to sue you under these conditions. I would advise a client in this situation to forget the threat of a suit was ever mentioned.

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  • How can i get help with what happend to me?

    I was living in tennesse , i was either 13 or 14 at the time i was Statutory raped , and my ex-neighbor was 36 at the time, now i am 21, but i am still dealing with what happend to me.

    Timothy’s Answer

    I am very sorry to hear about this. I would call the police and report what happened. In Texas, we have something known as the Crime Victim's Compensation Fund, which covers medical expenses for victims of crime, as the name implies. Our fund covers psychological treatment if I am not mistaken. You should ask the local police if they have information on such a fund in Tennessee. If you are no longer in Tennessee, I am not sure how such a law would be applied, but local police should be helpful.

    I strongly encourage you to get counseling one way or another to help you with these issues. There are a lot of people who have been in your shoes and have been helped tremendously by getting counseling. Good luck. I will pray for you.

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  • About registration fee for a junk car?

    I have an un-drivable car. It has no auto insurance. The county vehicle registration office ever told me I need to pay the registration fee but never notified me of the fee. Every year I have to call the registration office for the registration fe...

    Timothy’s Answer

    I am a firm believer that you should pay what you owe. However, if you do not pay, the typical recourse for the state is for a local police officer to write you a ticket. Some cities have ordinances that require unused vehicles to be stored out of view of the public. You should check to see if your city has such an ordinance. When you go to sell the car, I am not sure if South Carolina has any kind of back registration provision. Texas doesn't, but every state is different in this regard.

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  • My auto insurance sent me a check with my name on it that I cashed in July 2009. I had gotten into an isolated car accident

    iin March 2009 that I had reported it to the police and thought it was for my car accident. Two years later they sent me a letter saying I owe because that check was sent in error and it was suppose to go to premium plan company because my insura...

    Timothy’s Answer

    I would contact your local Bar Association and ask them, to refer you to an attorney who handle insurance law. That is your best bet at this point. However, I don't see the need to hire an attorney until you are sued. I personally would not advise a client to pay an attorney on this until they had to.

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