Dev K Sethi’s Answers

Dev K Sethi

Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Am I responsible for veterinary bills ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dev K Sethi
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Sean Michael Patrick
    4. George Costas Andriotis
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    Maybe... You don't say if your dog was leashed and where you were. Those may be factors. In PA much depends on the severity of the injuries and your dog's history. Generally, dogs are personal property and the owner is responsible for damages the animal causes. Many states hold owners strictly liable for injuries caused by dog bites -- to people or other dogs. However, PA remains a state where the history of the dog and the owner's knowledge of the dog comes into play. Putting...

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  2. My former employer refuses to turn my injury bills into work comp for payment. What can I do ????

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Larry Alan Apfelbaum
    3. Dev K Sethi
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. David B Pittman
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    You need to get to a qualified worker's compensation attorney fast. I am not familiar with any statutes of limitations in Indiana, but there are time restrictions on certain claims that can be made. If the time limits run out, you may be barred from bringing your claim. As soon as possible, make arrangements to meet a lawyer in the jurisdiction where you were hurt.

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  3. Can I bring an injury suit against a party that caused a skydiving accident by failing to follow signs on commercial land?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Zaheer A Shah
    2. Anne Brady
    3. Jules August Grandjean II
    4. Dev K Sethi
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    In Arizona, liability waivers are not iron clad barriers to recovery. The fact that you signed waivers before skydiving is a factor to consider, but it is not the only factor. The application of the waiver is really a fact intensive question. You should consult with a qualified lawyer, preferably one with experience in dealing with liability waivers and skydiving/complex injury cases. And you should do this as soon as possible. You have very little time left before you can initiate a...

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  4. Do I need an attorney for a car accident I was not at fault for?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David H. Burns
    2. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Dev K Sethi
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    You are in a tough situation. You are simply looking to get your car back to where it was before an at fault driver hit you. If you knew the identity of the insurance carrier, this is likely something you would be able to work out without hiring a lawyer. In fact, hiring a lawyer might end up costing you more than the value of your claim. The big problem is that you don't know the other driver's insurance carrier, and he won't give it to you. Perhaps you could convince the investigating...

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  5. I am a plaintiff in a personal injury case.The opposing laywer recommends a mediator who was a previous employee in their firm.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Scott Richard Marshall
    2. Dev K Sethi
    3. Raymond Scott Costantino
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    I'm a plaintiff's lawyer, so my answer comes from that perspective. I would not hesitate to use a mediator who had a background as a defense lawyer or who is a friend/former partner with the defense lawyer in the case to be discussed. In fact, I think it can be a great benefit. When I look to select a mediator, I really want someone I trust and who will have credibility with my client. But one important factor is the relationship/respect the mediator can develop with the folks in the...

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  6. I have a witness to an accident but they live out of state. Is there a way to legally get a statement that the judge will allow?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Kristin E. Hobbs
    3. David B Pittman
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    I see the answers suggesting you bring the witness to court with you, and that is the ideal answer. Given the amount in controversy, and given that you are in small claims court, that might not be financially practical. So...ask the court if you can make arrangements to have the witness testify by videoconference or telephone. With the ease of programs like Skype or google+, fast and easy to use internet videoconference is available from most any computer, and even some smart phones....

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  7. Small claim civil legal malpractice case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lucy Magness Hebron
    2. Dev K Sethi
    3. David B Pittman
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    If your question is whether it is necessary to respond to defense counsel filings in a legal malpractice case in advance of a court hearing, where you are representing yourself, the answer is maybe. Certain things a defense lawyer might file ask the court to dismiss the case and enter judgement in favor of the defense, and against the plaintiff. The court may set hearings to consider those motions, but there may be other deadlines (that come before a hearing) for you to file your written...

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  8. Should we consult an atty re pain & suffering if worker's comp is paying the medical bills for my wife's on-the-job burn?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Christopher B. Wigand
    3. Dev K Sethi
    4. Donald Curtis Kudler
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    I recommend you contact a lawyer with experience in product defect/dangerous product cases. The sooner the better. Typically worker's compensation is the exclusive remedy for on the job injuries. That means you can't sue your employer when you are hurt at work. There are good policy reasons behind this, and the law was originally created with some worker's rights issues in mind. The main benefit is that if you are hurt on the job, you get specific benefits on a no-fault basis. That...

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  9. Can I sue my doctor for calling my boyfriend's sister-in-law with his lab results?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Mary Katherine Brown
    3. Behnood Pamenari Salehi
    4. Michael W. Stephenson
    5. Dev K Sethi
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    The best recourse is likely filing a complaint with the state agency responsible for overseeing the lab that made the call. There is not going to be a civil law (medical malpractice) remedy here. While it was certainly a mistake to call the wrong person with the test results, there does not appear to be any damage done. And certainly not enough to justify and support a medical malpractice case, which will be expensive and time consuming. Of course, if there are other facts, not shared,...

  10. I went to my court date and the date had been changed. She gave me the wrong date.I have written proof When I discovered this I

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Jonathan Michael Palma
    3. Robert Andre Fleury Jr.
    4. Dev K Sethi
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    Can you sue is a much different question than should you sue. Can you? Sure. Pay the filing fee and you can start a lawsuit. Should you sue? No. I am sorry to hear about the mix-up and the time you spent in jail. I do not mean to minimize it, as it was no doubt scary and troubling. But the fact is a lawsuit is unlikely to be successful. And it's very likely that the costs of bringing a lawsuit will eclipse any potential recovery that you might see. If, though, you do want to...

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