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Reeves D. Whalen

Centennial Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney.

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  1. Can I expect the at fault parties insurance to offer a settlement?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John Winston Phillips
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. James Todd Tenge
    4. Barry Regar
    5. Reeves D. Whalen
    5 lawyer answers

    While the defendants insurance company is accepting liability, they may still fight damages in your case. Moreover, they may not offer to provide the level of compensation that you think you're entitled because they disagree with a component of you noneconomic damages assessment. This could be the segment of recovery you're pursuing based on pain and suffering, emotional distress, quality of life, and permanent impairment.

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  2. Tortious interference with a prospective business expectancy?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Reeves D. Whalen
    4. Pamela Koslyn
    4 lawyer answers

    If the allegations are untrue, you may be subject to a defamation cause of action. You should consult an attorney in your jurisdiction.

  3. While trying to make a left turn on a double lane rd a driver comes from behind me and runs into my vehicle I got ticketed $166

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. Bruce Robert Millar
    3. Boyd Scott Wiley
    4. Reeves D. Whalen
    4 lawyer answers

    The officer can often add a supplement to the police report. This is often done when the officers makes factual mistakes or fails to identity vehicle occupants involved in an accident. You should follow up with the officer.

  4. In a personal injury case, how do you divide the settlement among the hospitals, attorney and client?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Mark Jeremiah Peacock
    2. Thomas C Valkenet
    3. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    4. Reeves D. Whalen
    4 lawyer answers

    While your attorneys will negotiate these liens, make sure that your providers are aware that there is a third party liable for your injuries to ensure that all providers give notice of their liens and they are covered by settlement proceeds.

  5. If i have a permit and am driving by myself and get in an accident what would happen

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James Todd Tenge
    2. Reeves D. Whalen
    3. Jeffrey Harlan Penneys
    4. Cynthia Lynne Schwartz
    5 lawyer answers

    Your parents insurer is likely to deny the claim based on the fact that you are likely not a permissive user of the vehicle. However, this is generally not a strong hand particularly if you were authorized to use the vehicle in the past. That said, even if this argument is successful, there may be additional coverage available under another policy in the home or your parents potential homeowners coverage.

  6. I was diagnosed w/ a blighted ovum, a form of miscarriage with no fetus, I want to know if I have a case against OB or ER.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. John Winston Phillips
    3. Reeves D. Whalen
    4. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    4 lawyer answers

    Depending on whether the hospital is a governmental entity, you may have to comply with providing notice pursuant to your state governmental immunity act. These requirements create a smaller window of time to appropriately advance your potential claim before becoming time barred. Therefore, you should consult with an attorney at your earliest convenience.

  7. Do I need anything with me other than dr.'s names,dates,free med.Records when I START suit on behalf of my late Mom? If so,what?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Daniel G. Galivan
    4. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    5. Reeves D. Whalen
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It your mother is suffering from an infirmity or disability that inhibits her from making decisions regarding her financial matters or medical care, you should have yourself appointed guardian and conservator. Thereafter, you may prosecute her claims.

  8. Would I be entitled to compensation for slip and fall if I knew the restroom was mopped although there were no signs

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Reeves D. Whalen
    2. Jeffrey Harlan Penneys
    3. Randy William Ferguson
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Richard James Grossman
    5 lawyer answers

    The montana premise liability statute should direct you on understanding how this particular claim is framed. While the wet floor is a potential dangerous condition on the property and the owner has the obligation to protect invitees from harm posed by conditions that are under their control, this condition appears both open and obvious and you assumed a certain level of risk. This was a known danger that you confronted. However, that said, this was your only recourse toward exiting the...