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Stephen Eugene Blackburn

Meridian Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. High interest loan written while mentally unstable killing my family PLEASE HELP?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    2. Brett D Weiss
    2 lawyer answers

    Tough situation. You would have to prove that you had no capacity to enter into the contract, which will require expert testimony. You would have to hire a lawyer to do this for you. Aside from this, if the creditor repossesses the RV and sells it, then you would still be liable for the deficiency balance in Idaho. Although difficult and not likely to happen in Idaho, I would try to prove lack of capacity to contract.

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  2. I want to know if I can sue my employer for making me reimburse them for my medical bills from a car accident?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Christopher Michael Davis
    3 lawyer answers

    What limit did they pay? Medical payments? Liability? These are two separate coverages in Idaho and may change the analysis depending on which limit was paid. Idaho contract law allows insurers with subrogation interests to claim a lien against the proceeds of a third-party settlement. There are legal doctrines, however, that can reduce the amount you would be required to repay, such as the common fund doctrine. In certain circumstances, you might even secure a waiver of the subrogation...

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  3. At what age may children of divorce choose who to live with?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    No magic age, but here is the controlling statute: 32-717.Custody of children -- Best interest. (1) In an action for divorce the court may, before and after judgment, give such direction for the custody, care and education of the children of the marriage as may seem necessary or proper in the best interests of the children. The court shall consider all relevant factors which may include: (a) The wishes of the child’s parent or parents as to his or her custody; (b) The wishes of the child...

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  4. Is a person who broke another person's car window liable to pay for all the damages

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, but he only has to pay for those damages he actually caused as a direct result of his negligence. The issue of car insurance is irrelevant in this case. It may be in his best interest to voluntarily pay for the damage rather than risk a lawsuit and have attorney fees tacked on to the damage claim, which would very likely happen in this type of a case in Idaho.

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  5. Whose insurance is responsible in a 3 car chain reaction if the party at fault is uninsured?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    2. Robert Edward Heyman
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    Probably not, unless you can show that they hit you prior to them getting hit. You probably have two remedies available. First, assuming you have (UM) uninsured motorist coverage on your own vehicle, you should simply file the claim with your insurance company. If you choose to handle the case yourself, you should ask your insurance claims department for a "Proof of Loss" form which will itemize all of the information that you are required to submit to them. Once you submit the Proof of Loss...

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  6. My divorce decree says It can't be amended and I'd be in contempt if I don't pay. Can it be contested? What if I don't pay?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    You don't want to find yourself in criminal or civil contempt for failure to abide by the provisions of a court order. As has been suggested, get a lawyer and do it right. Disclaimer - the opinions expressed in this answer are for informational/educational purposes only are are not to be relied upon as legal advice. No attorney/client relationship is formed, and you should contact a lawyer in your jurisdiction to get specific legal advice regarding your issues.

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  7. I'm being taken to small claims court when a drunk driver hit and killed my dog.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    2. Theodore W. Robinson
    3. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    Be sure to show up at the small claims hearing and present your defense, pointing out the fact of the other accident to the judge. Get your proof in order. Simply stating, "We found out they were in another accident later that night" will be grossly insufficient. Try and get a copy of any collision report from the subsequent accident (public record) and present that to the judge. They will have to prove by a preponderance of the evidence which accident caused what damage to the car. Also,...

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  8. Hit a dead horse, should we get a laywer and sue the guy who killed it?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    2. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    Look to whether the roadway in question is located within a herd district. If it is, then you should name both the driver that killed the horse and the horse owner in your lawsuit. If you can find out the insurance companies of both, then they will likely agree to an apportionment of liability (say, 80/20 or something to that effect) and make you whole, with each company paying its proportionate share. The investigating officers, assuming you contacted the police, will usually do an...

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  9. What is the chance of getting a grand larceny charge dropped in the state of idaho if you have no prior criminal record?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    2. Donalda Jean Gillies
    2 lawyer answers

    Depending on the facts of your case, the prosecutor, and judge involved, you may be able to obtain a withheld judgment. It is unlikely that the prosecution will simply drop the case. Get a lawyer and ask about the withheld judgment option, assuming they have enough evidence to convict you. Disclaimer - the opinions expressed in this answer are for informational/educational purposes only and are not to be relied upon as legal advice. No attorney/client relationship is formed, and you should...

  10. Do I have a right to complain to the ABA?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Blackburn
    1 lawyer answer

    The ABA is not the proper entity to file a complaint. The Idaho State Bar fields complaints about lawyers in the state of Idaho. Disclaimer - the opinions expressed in this answer are for informational/educational purposes only are are not to be relied upon as legal advice. No attorney/client relationship is formed, and you should contact a lawyer in your jurisdiction to get specific legal advice regarding your issues.