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Nathan D. Alder

Salt Lake City Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Accident pedestrain darted in front of car died im in therapy for pstd do I file a claim with my auto insurance(pain suffering

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Nathan D. Alder
    2. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. John L. Schroeder
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
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    I am very sorry to hear about this terrible tragedy, and also that you are suffering from it. I can only imagine the suffering. I'm so sorry. Under Utah law you have an auto insurance provision called "Personal Injury Protection" (or PIP or "no fault") and can submit your medical bills, including treatment for PTSD, to your auto insurer for their payment. The minimum amount of this coverage is $3,000, while some policy holders choose to purchase higher amounts of coverage. I encourage you...

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  2. Car Accident Lawsuit. Would my insurance company be liable for an excess verdict?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. George K. Mazmanian
    3. Nathan D. Alder
    4. Daniel John Mccarey
    5. Yolanda Navarrete
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    I also want to help ease your anxiety over an excess verdict here, as my colleagues have already done, above. What is happening here is negotiating tactics by the claimant. Your insurer will respond, I'm sure. the insurer wants to wrap things up, if they can. Having a $250,000 policy in this situation should also set your mind at ease. If the injuries and damages were larger, however, you'd have some reason to be concerned. I recommend that people buy an umbrella policy to go on top of...

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  3. I had a slip and fall at a grocery store last july. there were witnesses, their insurance company wont let us see the video.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Michael Veillon
    2. Nathan D. Alder
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to sit down with a personal injury lawyer in your area and figure out the answer to that question. It will take much deliberation, information gathering, and decision making as a team. The video is an intriguing aspect, I agree. Your lawyer should send a "preservation letter" to the store, at minimum. If in fact the spill was close in time to your fall, and there was no notice (or opportunity, in other words) for the store to remedy the spill, they will have that as their defense...

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  4. Been summoned for car accident regarding my hitting them during a stopped light, no injury at time of accident

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Nathan D. Alder
    2. Matthew D Jefferson
    3. David Herman Hirsch
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    Please send all information (summons, complaint, etc.) to your insurance carrier ASAP. Call them. Follow up. Ensure they respond via an attorney on your behalf. Cooperate with your carrier/counsel.

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  5. My car was hit on the drivers door i was driving north the other driver was driving south he hit me in the drivers door then hit

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nathan D. Alder
    2. Joel Jay Kofsky
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    Your insurance company is entitled to choose the course of action that they deem appropriate in the circumstance per their obligations to you under the policy. It is likely that they have concluded that the numbers favor totalling out the car. It is intriguing that they may have switched course but it could be for some other reason, as well. Additional information could have come to light in the process. Body shops often discover more damage (to the frame, undercarriage, interior spaces,...

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  6. Who is responsible, my insurance company or theirs?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Nathan D. Alder
    3. John B. Edmondson
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    As a practical matter, report the claim to both insurers and go from there. Your auto insurer is under contract to take care of you (if you have the right coverage), and the building's insurer may choose to cover the loss, as well (again, depending on coverage). Report it, make the claims, and pursue it as best you can. Best wishes.

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  7. They want to total out my car because the other guy has the same insurance company

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nathan D. Alder
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Marc Gregory Snyder
    3 lawyer answers

    We may need more information. In some cases it is better to total out the car, and in other cases, it is not. Depending on what you want or need here you can certainly negotiate with the insurer. There are pros and cons to both scenarios. If they want to total it out, but you don't want that to happen, negotiate to the conclusion you desire. Perhaps you could repost with more details and attorneys here on AVVO could provide better insight in to your situation. I am not licensed in...

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  8. I did drugs three days before i got into a wreck and now they want to charge me for a dui causeing injury can they do that?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel David Horowitz III
    2. Kevin Rindler Madison
    3. Nathan D. Alder
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    I echo my colleagues' concerns, above. I am concerned for you in that the state has information that may ultimately cause problems for your situation; that may be the testimony of an expert regarding your toxicology and the effects of the drug(s) on your ability to safely/properly operate a motor vehicle. I know that in your mind the prior incident of taking the Xanax is "unrelated" to the later incident of being involved in the motor vehicle accident, but your impression or conclusion may...

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  9. Can I sue the mall for slipping and falling on the floor

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nathan D. Alder
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    6 lawyer answers

    I am sorry you had this accident. My best hope for you is to regain full health as soon as possible and to not have to pursue any claim against the property owner/managers. These are more difficult cases, and they involve many questions, including whether you were at fault in any way. Your slip and fall case, to be successful, will require several things, including evidence of an error (negligence) on the part of the mall management, whether it be allowing a substance on the floor that...

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  10. Car Accident...what should I do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Terry Lee Lawson Jr.
    2. Spencer Edward Farris
    3. Paul Michael Veillon
    4. Nathan D. Alder
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    The question appears to be did you have value in the car beyond the note to pay off the loan? If you did, and you can get more than the $10,000, you could then use some of that additional money to put down on another car. You can search for higher values. Find vehicles for sale at higher amounts. Consider special options in your car, upgrades, nice features, that are lost now with the damaged vehicle. For getting to work, your options are to borrow a car, rent a car (and keep track of the...

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