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T. Christian Burridge

T. Burridge’s Answers

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  • Why is it that I get hurt and the insurance company doesn’t have to pay me for my injuries?

    I was in an auto accident, and I found out the other driver only has $25,000 in liability coverage, but my medical expenses are going to be more than that. I was told by the insurance company that they only have to pay $25,000 for my injuries.

    T.’s Answer

    If they tender the $25,000 then they have no other responsibility. If they refuse you may be able "exceed" the $25,000 policy limits at a trial. You also want to tap your underinsured motorist policy. In some instances there is more than one UIM policy and you can "stack " UIM claims to achieve more coverage.

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  • I got hit by a deaf lady that ran a red light, I have 4 fractured vertebra along with other problems. How much could I sue for?

    My biggest fear was getting in a car crash, I feel I can't even ride in a car anymore. I know this will effect my career and future money income.

    T.’s Answer

    From what you have said this looks like a valuable case. You have an objective injury in an area of the body that may require surgery that could clearly put your case at least in the six figures if not more. You also could recover for lost wages and future lost income along with possible vocational loss and a life care plan. All of these concepts should be quantified with an expert. A litigation law firm can best leverage your case into maximizing the value of your claim.

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  • Can a dealership keep my plates & title from me when I file Ch 7 bankruptcy & still owe them $400?

    They aren't the lienholder. I bought a car from a small dealership. The price of the car itself was $2,770.00. With all of the taxes, registration fees etc. the total came to $3,200.00. I told the dealer that I only had $2,800.00 to purchase the c...

    T.’s Answer

    If he is unsecured then he has to give you the plates. Your bankruptcy attorney can file a Motion for Sanctions in your bankruptcy and you may need to report them to State licensing authorities.

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  • If I find that the lawyer I hired is not doing their job can I take the information they have?

    I have had concerns about the time and attention my lawyer was giving to my case but today found out that they are holding up the payment of my claims with my medical carrier because they had not done enough research on what the auto company owed ...

    T.’s Answer

    In Utah the client is clearly the owner of the client file. The lawyer has a duty to turn over the file to the client upon the client's request. However, the attorney has a right to lien the settlement with the insurance company for the reasonable work done on the case if the attorney has a lien provision in the attorney/client engagement agreement.

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  • Three days ago the cops came to my house at about four a.m and woke me up. they said that they saw two people come to my house .

    they said that they had been watching those two and if I gave them what he had left here i wouldnt go to jail. They didnt have a search warrant and came in the house any way . they took a few things from the resdent. But havent heard ...

    T.’s Answer

    You may have a civil rights case for illegal search and seizure. An important fact is whether you consented to let them in your home and to search your property. If they want to charge someone they have the statute of limitation which depends on the charge they would want to bring against that person.

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