Richard L. Armstrong’s Answers

Richard L. Armstrong

Plano Business Attorney.

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  1. I got rear ended and the other party is telling her insurance that it's my fault.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nicole Lorene Dimetman
    2. Sean Michael Cichowski
    3. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    4. Paul Hilmon Cannon
    5. Gregory S. Baumgartner
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    Policies for interviewing accident witnesses vary between insurance companies. Some insurers don't take recorded statements in cases involving relatively minor injuries. However, if a case is viewed as having the potential for litigation--usually meaning higher damages--it is pretty rare for the opposing insurance company to not seek your recorded statement. They will normally do this quickly, before you have a chance to forget critical facts, and while you are still unrepresented. You do not...

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  2. While dining at Red Robin Restaurant on April first, I bit down on something hard and broke a tooth. I talked with an assistant

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Albert Lee Crosner
    2. Byron Craig Alfred
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. George Costas Andriotis
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    In the strict sense, as a private business owner he can deny you entry for any number of reasons; however, he would be foolish to do so. You should reenter and seek service like any other patron, and then if he denies you service, I would contact the corporate headquarters and explain the situation. I would be willing to bet that they would overrule him. If they do not, I suggest you contact the local news media and they would gladly run a story on this, which would make the restaurant rue the...

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  3. Any chance to win a personal injury suite involving a pedestrian struck by a train on a bridge.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Costas Andriotis
    2. Byron Craig Alfred
    3. Joseph M Martinous Jr.
    4. Brian Heath Crockett
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    Of course, there is always a "chance to win" such a suit; however, the key is to know the factual details surrounding the accident. Was the person already on the bridge when the train approached? How far away was the train when the pedestrian saw it? What efforts were made to stop the train and when? A litany of other questions will need to be answered before the relative strength of the claim can be evaluated.

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  4. Hey i need help with a personal injury do to boating accident because of negligence on the owner behalf. Need help asap.

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Richard C. Southard
    2. Craig A. Post
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Michael F. Hupy
    5. Andrew T. Velonis
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    You have already taken a positive step by gathering pictorial evidence. At the very least, I would get a copy of any report filed with the police or lake authorities. Keep a journal of your bodily injury treatment and healing process. Most of all, if you haven't retained competent legal counsel, do so. It is well worth the contingent fee to have someone pulling together the evidence, making timely demand, and if necessary, prosecuting a lawsuit on your behalf.

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  5. Question regarding non-compete agreement with previous employer.

    Answered 3 days ago.

    1. Dwaine Morris Massey
    2. Bruce Ward Bain
    3. William Brent Shellhorse
    4. Stuart A. Lautin
    5. Richard L. Armstrong
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    The answer to your question hinges on the wording of the Non-Compete Agreement, including whether or not it is part of an otherwise enforceable agreement, and meets certain other criteria set out in the Covenants Not to Compete Act and case law construing that statute. You need to have your employment agreement, including the covenant, reviewed by competent business counsel. I will comment that 5 years is and extremely long period for an at will employment agreement. If yours is at will (...

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  6. Can I sue a towing company for stealing iteams out my car?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    2. Richard L. Armstrong
    3. Don Karotkin
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    Absolutely you can.

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  7. Can we sue a person for assault after he stole our atv and knocked my husband out?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Richard L. Armstrong
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
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    If your husband "went after him" with physical force, it would be difficult to prevail in a suit for civil assault. A privilege of self defense arises in civil suits, just as it does in criminal actions. Further, if you are thinking of suing for damages relating to conversion (theft) of the ATV, you should forget about it, since the vehicle was returned. This means you have either no damage or negligible damage. Consider yourself fortunate, because this very rarely happens! Lastly, you must...

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  8. Is there a time limit between the date of MVA until you see the doctor for one to have a case? 9 days after an MVA I have back

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Guy Irvin Wade III
    3. Lewis Maurice Silber
    4. Andrew Ross Benn
    5. Jonathan J Goldberg
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    There is no "hard" legal time limit, no; but practically speaking, very much so. The longer one waits after an accident to visit a doctor, the more basis the insurance company (or uninsured defendant) has to argue that the injury is (a) minor or (b) something you trumped up after, not before, you sought legal counsel. These are common positions taken by attorneys for insurance carriers. We all know that, absent catastrophic injury, no one wants to rush off immediately to a doctor if it may not...

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  9. Saturday acquired loan for used car in Texas from private business. Have not picked up car yet

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Ed Walton
    2. Orsen E. Paxton III
    3. Richard L. Armstrong
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    The Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) provides remedies for both overt and covert non-disclosures that are fundamental to the transaction, such as here. In truth, the Dealer's Disclosure will be a defense and something you will have to reckon with, but if you refuse delivery now and state that this was concealed from you till the deal was done (or that you were pressured into signing the documents without full opportunity for review), they may back down rather than...

  10. Is making statement like this against the law?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rengin Jamal Bekhtyar
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    4. Don Karotkin
    5. Richard L. Armstrong
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    It is difficult to answer your question in its present form, because you don' t specify who PTI is. A legal entity can be libeled the same as an individual in Texas. However, it is not clear what the email author meant by "is consisting on corrupt and malicious workers...". If PTI elected to sue for libel, it would bear the burden of showing that (a) the meaning was clear; (b) that the allegation of corrupt and malicious workers was false (difficult to do because such workers are not named) Nd (...

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