Nelson Abbott’s Answers

Nelson Abbott

Provo Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I was offered a settlement offer of $2900.00 for a DUI accident. Does that seam reasonable.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Jeffrey Marc Cooper
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    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I doubt that a doctor would be willing to testify that your difficult labor was caused by the auto accident. Without a doctor willing to say that, you can't recover anything for the labor bills or the pain and suffering you went through during labor. Ask your obstetrician if he or she would be willing to write a letter saying you had a more difficult labor or pregnancy due to the auto accident. Also ask your obstetrician if the auto accident cost you anything more than what you would have spent...

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  2. What is the lowest standard rate for a personal injury attorney for a car accident? Should there be extra costs associated?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Standard rate is 33%. Here is what I'd ask myself. If you can negotiate the attorney down on the contingency fee, maybe you should be the one negotiating with the insurance company too.

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  3. When your child is hit in a crosswalk is there car insurance responsible for all medical bills

    Answered 7 days ago.

    1. Nathan D. Alder
    2. Christopher J. Salcido
    3. Nelson Abbott
    4. John M. DeProspo
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Yes. In an auto pedestrian accident in Utah, the vehicle's PIP coverage is liable for all medical bills up to the policy limits (minimum under State law is $3,000) and for lost income (up to $250 per week for 52 weeks). After that, the negligent party is liable for all medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering so long as threshold is met. Threshold can be met in several ways, but most people reach it by incurring more than $3,000 in medical bills. The fact that your child was hit in...

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  4. On December 3 my daughter was hit by a truck while in a crosswalk. She had her femur broke and pelvis broke

    Answered 6 days ago.

    1. Nathan D. Alder
    2. Michael Brooks Ipson
    3. Patricia L Latulippe
    4. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    5. Nelson Abbott
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    If you have health insurance you definitely need to apply for that coverage. If not you may want to explore medicaid. After that you have the bodily injury policy and then the under insured policy.

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  5. Getting evicted need help.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Graeme L Abraham
    2. Nelson Abbott
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    Start packing. By staying past the three day notice you risk paying 3X the rent. That's a steep penalty. Your legal defense is not good. Sure, you can delay the process but not long and at what price?

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  6. Signed a Gym Membership contract underage

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Justin D Heideman
    2. Kigan I. Martineau
    3. Nelson Abbott
    4. George Tait
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    Utah law allows a minor to disaffirm this type of contract within a reasonable time after reaching majority. The trick part here is what is meant by reasonable time. By making payments from September until now, the gym has a strong argument that you reaffirmed the contract. If so, you are bound by its terms. Even so, the law isn't cut and dried on this so it wouldn't hurt to send a letter with your proof of age and tell them that you are disaffirming the contract. The risk is that they will...

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  7. Can an IME be performed 16 months after an accident when you are back to your original condition?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jon Friedman
    2. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    3. G. Steven Sullivan
    4. George Tait
    5. Nelson Abbott
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    If this is not a worker's compensation claim and you are making a claim against the other party's insurance company, you are not required by law to submit to and "independent medical exam." However, the insurance company is not required to settle with you either. If you don't submit to the exam, they may not settle. In that case, you will be forced to sue. Once in court, they do have a legal mechanism to force you into such an exam. However, they can't call it an "independent medical exam."...

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  8. I am trying to find out if Utah has a real estate code that requires buyers to sign a contract with a realtor.

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Brian D. Swan
    2. Edward Xavier Junia
    3. Nelson Abbott
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    No, you don't have to be represented by an agent. However, if the seller is represented by an agent, it won't cost you anything to get your own agent. If you choose not to get your own agent, the seller's agent will just collect more commission (won't be forced to split). If the seller has no agent, you are not required by law to have an agent. It may be cheaper to hire an attorney to look over your paperwork than it is to hire an agent.

  9. Is it legal to live in your car?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Kigan I. Martineau
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. Nelson Abbott
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    In Utah, there is no law against living in your car. The hard part is figuring where to park. If you park on private property, they owner can request that you leave. If you refuse, you could be charged with trespassing. Most municipalities have an ordinance preventing your from sleeping in your car on public streets. The BLM has a lot of land that you are allowed to camp on. You should check with the BLM office and get a map. They sometimes have restrictions about sleeping in the same spot for...

  10. Does the other party's insurance need to cover my rental car?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. George Tait
    2. Nelson Abbott
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jon Friedman
    5. R. Sebastian Gibson
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    Yes. The law requires them to pay for the loss of use of your vehicle but only for a reasonable amount of time. In other words, you need to act reasonably quickly to get your car fixed or buy a new one if it is totaled.

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