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Lawrence Lazzara

Lawrence Lazzara’s Answers

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  • I went to see a movie at the harkins theater on 04/05/2014 as i was looking for somewhere to sit i fell cause the floor dropped.

    me and my family went to see a movie on saturday 04/05/2014 @ 105pm as we were walking to find somewhere to sit all of a sudden the floor dropped down and i fell, when i got up i hurt all over. i reported the incident to the manager and she took...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The answer to your questions depends on whether the drop in the floor was properly lit. In movie theaters, small steps tend to have very faded lights notifying patrons that there is a step there. Did you get a photograph of the area where you fell? If so, the details should be in the photo (depending of course on the lighting at the time of the fall and whether your phone had a flash on). Premises liability claims are very difficult to win under Arizona law and often require a "perfect storm" of facts to get one to stick. Your inquiry will need additional facts to be provided so that attorneys can do a more thorough analysis. Either way, you should at a minimum consult with an attorney right away. Good luck to you.

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  • I accidentally gave the wrong insurance info in an accident. I cannot get in contact with the other party. What should be done?

    I recently got into a minor accident that requires a bumper to be replaced. Unfortunately I gave an outdated insurance card that will not cover for the accident in question, and I didn't know until days after the accident occurred. Nobody was inju...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    you should notify your insurance company immediately and request that they reach out to the other driver I provide accurate insurance information.

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  • I was involved in rear bumper to bumper accident on private property (WalMart)

    I had pulled out, reverse stopped and saw the other person pulling out and honked my horn. That person continued to pull out and rear ended me. We got out and exchanged information, then I called in my insurance to make the report immediately af...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    I strongly recommend that you speak to your insurance company as well as an attorney. Please tell me insurance company exactly what happened and be specific on the sequence of events. They will do an independent investigation to determine liability. Winston and estimation is completed, you will know where you stand more so than you do now.

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  • At fault driver's insurance AIG & Sedgwick(Administrator) are demanding a recorded telephone interview. Do I have to comply?

    The at fault driver signed a printed statement claiming 100% responsibility for causing the accident and all damage and or injury caused by the accident. Allowing a recorded call with an opposing party sounds like a no win situation. Can't ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You do not have to give a recorded statement, particularly since the insurance company accepted responsibility. This is a common tactic by insurance companies. You should consult with an attorney before you make any statements or begin negotiations. Handling personal injury cases without an attorney is very risky and usually yield worse results than attorney represented cases.

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  • I fell at work do to a faulty stairwell and severely broke 1 ankle. Then at the hospital I requested to have both X-rayed.

    Later on follow up, found out no X-rays were taken, asked to take. Found other foot is broke as well. What are my legal rights? I have already started receiving workman's comp.

    Lawrence’s Answer

    It appears that, based on the limited information you provided in your inquiry, that you have a workers compensation case, with a potential for a 3rd party liability claim against the owner and/or installer of stairwell. If your employer owns the stairwell, you may only have a workers compensation claim. With respect to a potential malpractice case against the hospital, you may have a claim there, but damages may be a problem. You will likely have to speak with two different types of attorneys: (1) one who specializes in workers compensation; and (2) one who specializes in personal injury claims. Good luck to you.

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  • How do I get help please! This is painful n my blood pressure is now 200/100 my sugar we'll over 300 n it's always good!

    How do I get help!!!! I was traveling and stopped at a hotel on the way home to spend the night long story short the next morning I eke up and I'm covered with bites and huge puss filled bites on my arms and now it's spreading cause my ankle is G...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    I strongly recommend following up with your primary care physician so as to monitor for infections. Also you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to review what if any claims you may have against the hotel.

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  • Chiropractor Lien question again

    I did not sign anything allowing the chiropractor to get a lien, and I asked my lawyer what was the lien amount I was told they didnt have a specific amount and that it would probably be for the total of the bill. I am confused how can you get a ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You raise several issues in your email, but you need to provide some more details. Was the chiropractor being paid by health insurance or auto Insurance medical payment coverage? The answer to this is important. Also, you should review what you signed at the chiro office with your attorney. I recommend that you schedule a meeting with the lawyer to go over these discrepancies so that there is some clarification on what is transpiring.

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  • UM Motorist Settlement. My UM insurance carrier who told me that I don't need an attorney is offering 3K to settle a claim.

    I was diagnosed with a permanent injury from this rear end collision (7K damage to my car). A final evaluation classified me as a Lumbar, Class 2 10 % Whole Person Impairment. Geico who is the at fault carrier insurance paid BI policy limits of ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You probably should have contacted an attorney from the start, but it is not too late. I strongly recommend you get an evaluation from a qualified personal injury attorney. Good luck to you.

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  • Does an auto insurance company have to pay for damages if the owner of the vehicle is not the owner of the policy?

    The driver that caused the accident is not the owner of the vehicle nor the owner of the policy.

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Your question raised the issue of entrustment. The issue to focus on is whether the driver who caused the accident was a permitted user of the vehicle. If the driver was , then you have to look at policy to see if driver was excluded. If not excluded, you may have a valid claim for damages on the owner's policy. Additionally, you will want to see if the driver his his or her own insurance coverage in effect at the time of loss. Great question. Good luck to you.

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  • My husband just got an auto accident on the way to work caused by the other driver.

    He tried to avoid the frantic driver (got the plate #) and then ended up a roll over accident himself and also hitting a taxi. But the driver who caused this accident was not involved. We never have any accident before and we need some legal ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

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    Your husband will be entitled to recover against the negligent driver for his damages, assuming he can identify the other driver and the other driver has insurance. If he cannot identify the other driver or the other driver does not have insurance, then he should go through the uninsured motorist coverage on his vehicle (assuming he has such coverage). My office handles cases like this all the time. Feel free to call for a free consultation.

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