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George Tait

Salt Lake City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Do I need a DUI attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. George Tait
    2. Jeremy Louis Geller
    3. James C Forslund
    4. Jason Alexander Richman
    5. Michael K McKell
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    It is not clear whether you were charged or not. If you were charged then you probably need a DUI attorney to defend the charge. However, you, and your passenger (especially your passenger) probably have a personal injury claim against the drunk driver who caused the crash regardless whether you were charged or not. You need to consult with a personal injury lawyer in Utah.

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  2. I slipped on some water and fell hard to the ground in a Costco. What is the general recourse of this?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. George Tait
    2. Brian J Miller
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    It really depends upon whether the store operator knew or should have known that the water was on the floor. If they did know then they have a responsibility to clean it up and prevent harm to their invited guests - you. That being said, you may not have enough injury here to justify a case. You should see your doctor and do what he says to treat your injuries. Alternatively, you might want to approach the store and see if they want to settle. You also need to complete a store incident form and...

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  3. How should we proceed? This is a Personal Injury Protection question. Details follow:

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. George Tait
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    Sounds like a law school question. I think you are thinking along the correct line. I would et the work done ASAP - place a claim for PIP coverage to all policies ASAP as well. I would think at least one of them will cover the claim. Good luck!

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  4. Can I be denied coverage of medical bills associated with the treatment of anxiety?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. George Tait
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Anthony Clark McMullin
    5. Dustin Lance
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    Yes and no - your history of anxiety appeared to be a dormant condition before this crash and I would argue that the anxiety has been "awakened" or "lit up" by this crash. If anything, IMHO, the new diagnosis of anxiety is better substantiated because you were predisposed - so to speak.

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  5. I had a total hip replacement six months ago. Femur split in surgery Xtreme pain. leg is shorter than other. Can i sue?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. George Tait
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jacob Adam Regar
    5. Daniel Paul Buttafuoco
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    I have examined cases where, after total hip arthroplasty, the operative leg ends up shorter than the nonoperative leg. The shortness of the operative leg can happen and is one of the routine risks of surgery where the accepted deviance can be up to 1.5 inches. In other words just because one leg is shorter than the other does not necessarily mean there was malpractice. The shattering of the femur during prosthetic placement also does not necessarily mean malpractice. The shattering of the...

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  6. I was in an accident and the insurance company of the other car won't pay to fix my vehicle

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Michael Veillon
    2. George Tait
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Marc Sean Hurd
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    If the amount of the damages to your car is less than $10,000 this sounds like a case you might try in small claims court. You can easily represent yourself in small claims and here is a link to the courts website to get you started http://www.utcourts.gov/howto/smallclaims/ - make sure you have your witnesses lined up (or affidavits from them) and estimates of at least two repair shops.

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  7. I need an to ask can an insurance company be sued for the damaged their client causes even though her coverage was small

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Andrew T. Velonis
    3. George Tait
    4. Christopher J. Salcido
    5. G. Steven Sullivan
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    I am a motorcycle lawyer in Salt Lake - call me and we can discuss - no obligation. The minimum amount of insurance a driver in Utah is required by law to carry is $25,000. If your past medical costs are greater than this amount we often negotiate with the medical providers to take less than their billed amounts so you receive some compensation. Once the offender's insurance is exhausted you can turn to your own insurance for what is called underinsured coverage providing of course you...

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  8. What should i do?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Geoffrey Trachtenberg
    2. George Tait
    3. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    4. G. Steven Sullivan
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    There are a few issues here. First, it should not matter that the crash occurred on private property. Second, your claim will be covered by your employer presuming he/she carries workers compensation coverage. If your employer did not have coverage you may have to sue him/her as well. Third, if your injuries cost over $3,000 or you have permanent injury, or disfigurement, you will be able to make an independent claim against her. Fourth, whatever WC pays you will have to pay back out of the...

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  9. Do i have a medical malpratice case

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. George Tait
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Gary A Kester
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    Your son may or may not have a case. The questions that need to be answered are (1) did the delay in the ultimate correct diagnosis make a difference to the outcome and (2) did the delayed diagnosis cause any damage? In other words, had they diagnosed the facial fracture at the correct time would surgery have been needed and did the delay in surgery cause any severe damage. If the outcome is the same no matter when the correct diagnosis would have been made you do not have a case... at least in...

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  10. What can I do about a HIPA violation?

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. George Tait
    2. Peter Lence Lattin
    3. Timothy P. Daniels
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    There does not appear to be any damages in your story - was your son's identity used to his or your detriment? HIPAA is meant to be enforced against healthcare providers - doctors and hospitals - I am not sure the "local mothers milk bank" would qualify as a healthcare provider. It also appears that you provided the information on the bottles freely on your own and not in the pursuit of healthcare so again HIPAA may not apply. Finally, a private citizen does not have a cause of action based on...

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