Clark William Watkin Jr’s Answers

Clark William Watkin Jr

Scottsdale Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I had a hot rocks massage done and received 2nd-3rd degree burn on my back. now the spa insurance wants to settle for $800.. HEL

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Clark William Watkin Jr
    2. Jack Todd Ivey
    3. Raymond Scott Costantino
    4. Tanja Karin Martini
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It certainly sounds as if you might have a valid claim against the spa (the insurance company's offer is usually a pretty good indication of that.) Suggest you cease trying to negotiate this claim by yourself and contact a well-regarded personal injury attorney in the Dallas area. Get the attorney involved as soon as possible; or at a minimum, obtain some legal advice that you can utilize on your own behalf. Also, I strongly recommend you obtain high-quality photos of your injuries and make...

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  2. Should I hire an attorney?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Paul Buttafuoco
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Clark William Watkin Jr
    4. Marc Sean Hurd
    4 lawyer answers

    By all means, plan on attending the hearing. But before you go, contact the court and speak with someone who can explain exactly what the hearing will involve. Will there be questions to you by the Judge? By attorneys? Representatives of the DOT? Prosecutor? And armed with the answers to your questions, by all means contact a criminal defense attorney who will accompany you to court and make sure you are not subjected to any questions that might require you to incriminate yourself....

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  3. Do i have to go to court?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Clark William Watkin Jr
    4. Daniel Paul Buttafuoco
    5. Donald Solomon Nathan
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    7 lawyer answers

    Since the thief already knows where you live, there is little need to worry at this point. Contact the prosecutor's office and see if somebody from the victim-witness division can answer some of your questions and give you some assurances. I agree with the previous poster: you won't need to worry about security. I suspect your appearance and testimony will simply be to establish that you are the owner of the vehicle; that you did not give the defendant permission to drive it; and that it has...

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  4. Empty Grocery Cart rolled in to another car; am I liable for any amount above the comp. claim payed out by my homeowners ins.?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Clark William Watkin Jr
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Raymond Scott Costantino
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Lassen, above. You need to contact your homeowner's insurance carrier and ask for a copy of the entire claim file relating to the claim brought by this individual. As Mr. Lassen rightfully suspects, it is highly unlikely that your homeowner's insurance carrier would have paid this person $500 UNLESS the individual signed a document agreeing to release you from any and all further liability. In other words, the "victim" was given a choice: either take the $500 offered by your...

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  5. Do I need to contact a lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Raymond Scott Costantino
    2. Clark William Watkin Jr
    3. John M Curtin
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    A fellow lawyer in either Tucson or Phoenix recently won a sizable jury verdict for a very similar case involving a restaurant patron who bit into a piece of hard cornbread and broke a tooth and aggravated her pre-existing TMD. I suggest you take photos of the meatball/bone, photos of your tooth, retain the meatball/bone and tooth fragments, and contact a reputable personal injury attorney in your vicinity as soon as possible - preferably in time to intervene on your behalf with the...

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  6. If there is a lawyer who would help me with a med mal or personal injury case involving negligence

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2. Enrico Demarco
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Clark William Watkin Jr
    5. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    5 lawyer answers

    Follow Mr. Lassen's advice. Also, with respect to your desire to hire an attorney on a sliding scale due to your illness, most personal injury and medical negligence attorneys DO represent clients on what is called a "contingent fee" basis, where the attorney is paid legal fees (usually a percentage of the gross recovery) ONLY if and when there is a monetary recovery on your behalf from the party at fault (or its insurance company.) Good luck and get well soon.

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  7. Auto accident responsibility

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Clark William Watkin Jr
    1 lawyer answer

    First the good news: Nobody was badly injured. Now the bad news: as you have acknowledged, you were the "cause" of the 3-car wreck. If law enforcement was called to investigate, chances are that you received a citation for causing the wreck, but also for not having proof of valid insurance, which is required here in Arizona. Since none of the drivers involved had insurance, they also should have been cited. Beyond that, since you do not have liability insurance coverage, you still run the...

  8. Should I sue for this personal injury-product defect?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Eric John Purchase
    2. Timothy F. Rayne
    3. Shaun Amarnani
    4. Clark William Watkin Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    Let me answer your question with one of my own: How could a lightweight notebook computer possibly cause scarring unless it (the computer) was already damaged and had some sharp projection (or perhaps caused your scarring via excessive heat)? Either way, on its face, I think it is highly unlikely that any experienced attorney would take your case. Always ask yourself how the company (or individual) you are considering suing would respond and what their questions would be. Clearly, there...

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  9. Criminal negligence?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Raymond Scott Costantino
    2. Marc Sean Hurd
    3. Clark William Watkin Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the two previous posters; and I suspect all three of us would encourage these two individuals to "work this out" and not involve the court and/or the police. Frankly, I am not sure what the "criminal action" would be that you reference; and as for the owner demanding that her friend pay the insurance deductible....again, that is a very gray area. I am reading into this question that although both of these individuals had been drinking (alcohol?), they apparently agreed that the "...

  10. Which is the best way to sue a person for falsly accusing you of doing a crime?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Clark William Watkin Jr
    1 lawyer answer

    You have a thorny situation that involves family law issues, juvenile law issues and criminal law issues. Generally speaking, it is very difficult to make a claim against a person for reporting a crime to the police AND indicating to the police a belief that a particular person committed that crime. Presumably, the police searched your premises pursuant to either a search warrant or your permission; and as you know, the fact that the items were not located in your home does not, without more,...