Garrett S. Handy’s Answers

Garrett S. Handy

Salt Lake City Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. I live in Utah. I was in an auto accident. I was not at fault. The other driver was ticketed. Who do I sue for damages?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jedediah J Strong
    2. Nathan D. Alder
    3. Matthew West Driggs
    4. G. Steven Sullivan
    5. Garrett S. Handy
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    8 lawyer answers

    You would file suit against the at-fault driver and name the driver personally as a defendant in the suit. You may not need to file a lawsuit just quite yet. There are steps to take before filing the lawsuit in an attempt to settle the case with the at fault driver's insurance company. Your own auto insurance company should pay at least the first $3,000.00 of your medical bills under the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) portion of your policy - this is the "no fault" coverage.

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  2. Geico driver hit me. Got a PI lawyer, but the property damage was up to me to handle. I am being thrown around. What do I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Coluccio
    2. Charles William Franklin
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. David B Pittman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    7 lawyer answers

    Agreed. Find a PI lawyer that will also help you with the property damage.

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  3. My son was walking in front of his best friends car when his best friend hit him with the car who is responsible ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Nathan D. Alder
    2. Garrett S. Handy
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Dave Bahr
    4 lawyer answers

    Auto/Pedestrian cases can be very fact intensive. I would be important to take a look at all of the available evidence, such as photos, witness statements, police report, damage to the vehicle, etc. Generally, the driver of the vehicle is going to be liable when hitting a pedestrian from behind. However, there can be circumstances where the pedestrian can have some blame/fault also. It would be a good idea to talk to a personal injury lawyer to get some specific advice. Also, some of the...

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  4. What are my options after being rear ended and needing to leave my job due to injuries

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Haig B Kazandjian
    2. Scott J. Corwin
    3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. George Tait
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    I don't necessarily think it's a negative thing that you've continued to work in spite of your knee pain (if I'm understanding your question correctly). You're a single mom and you're doing what you have to do to support your family. I think this give you credibility and some insurance defense lawyers find this refreshing - you're a hard working person. In my opinion, you need to work up your lost wage claim and if you're claiming future lost wages and loss of earning capacity, this will...

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  5. How much pain and suffering should I ask for?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher M. Ault
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Bret A. Schnitzer
    4. Gary A Kester
    5. Garrett S. Handy
    5 lawyer answers

    There are many factors to take into account when determining the value of your case. Generally, an experienced personal injury attorney can give you a wide range of case values to give you a ballpark idea of how much your case is worth. However, I also prefer to have all of the evidence, including completed medical treatment before I really start talking numbers with a client. The other thing to take into consideration, especially in a surgery case, is the available liability policy limits....

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  6. 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?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. George Tait
    2. Garrett S. Handy
    3. T. Christian Burridge
    4. John Gus Zgourides
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    Well, it sounds like you have significant injuries, which could translate into a significant settlement. However, we would need to look how how the injuries are going to affect your life. How much are the medical bills? What limitations do you have? Will you have a full recovery? What is the prognosis? There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when determining how much a case is worth. I always advise clients to wait to settle or sue until we know the full extent of your...

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  7. Can I sue my orthodontist from 2006 (more than 6 years later) in Utah?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Garrett S. Handy
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Marc Edward Stewart
    3 lawyer answers

    Actually, in Utah the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is only two years. Since you were a minor at the time of the malpractice, the statute of limitations would have started to run when you turned 18 and expired when you turned 20. On the other hand, another question to ask is, when did you discover the malpractice?

  8. What steps do I need to take against a dealership that sold me a vehicle under deception?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Garrett S. Handy
    2. Dana L. Manner
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3 lawyer answers

    You may be able to get some questions answered by calling the Utah Department of Consumer Protection. I know they routinely investigate these types of situations.

  9. Is it legal for doctors to with hold my own medical records?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Garrett S. Handy
    2. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    2 lawyer answers

    I believe that you are entitled to your medical records. Under HIPAA, the patient has a right to his or her medical records as long as a proper, HIPAA compliant, medical authorization is provided to the medical provider.

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