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Leonard H. Stone

Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I was in a rear ended accident,not at fault,should I seek a attorney?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Leonard H. Stone
    2. Jared Reed Richards
    3. Neil Richard Flit
    4. George G. Trachtman
    5. Craig M. Murphy
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    You have a valid claim and are entitled to compensation. For attorneys that handle these matters it shouldn't be that complicated, but I do suggest that you contact someone immediately. There are issues here that can get complicated, such as the nature and extent of insurance coverage, how to handle your property damage, how to address The bills you have incurred, and how to address medical treatment. It would also be in your best interest to file a Traffic Accident Report, but I would...

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  2. How do I receive compensation for pain, loss of use, and personal property damages if I did not seek medical attention????

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Leonard H. Stone
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Bret A. Schnitzer
    4. Jill K. Whitbeck
    5. Jonathan Craig Reed
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    This was obviously a rather serious impact, and I have no doubt that you actually sustained injuries. I disagree with another attorney's response who seems to suggest that you must have overt serious physical injuries to recover -- that is not true. However, without treatment, your challenge lies in establishing the extent of your injuries. Documented medical treatment provides you and your attorney with ammunition supporting a claim for General Damages, which includes items such as Pain &...

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  3. When I was younger I was in a car accident. We got a settlement, but I can't touch it until I'm 18, How can I get some out?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Leonard H. Stone
    2. Howard Robert Roitman
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Jill K. Whitbeck
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    The rules governing your settlement proceeds are found in NRS 41.200, the statute addressing the "establishment [of a] financial investment for proceeds of compromise." As you know, Nevada Law required that your settlement be protected from third parties until your 18th birthday. The statute clearly states that the benefiary of the account/investment "may obtain control of" the money by obtaining an order from the Court "which held the compromise hearing." See, NRS 41.200(6). Accordingly, I...

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  4. What is the Social Security definition of "simple work"?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Caver
    2. Leonard H. Stone
    3. Debra J Venhaus
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    You should first be aware that nearly 70% of all initial claims are denied, resulting in the issuance of the letter you have received. You have limited time to appeal (approximately 60 days), and I encourage you to protect your rights. With regard to the examiner's comments, I agree that it IS purposely vague, because it doesn't (and never does) address how the examiner determined that you are incapable of "simple work", or whether your prior work experience was even considered. You need...

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  5. If 2 years after an accident, the other party files a law suit, does the attorney the insurance company assigns represent you?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Leonard H. Stone
    2. Craig M. Murphy
    3. John Gus Zgourides
    4. Ross Carl Goodman
    5. Howard Robert Roitman
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    If you have not already done so, contact your insurance company and advise it that you have been served. Your insurance company has an obligation to provide you (the insured) with a defense to claims pursuant to coverage. However, if you neglect to cooperate with your carrier (by failing to inform them of the suit, or failing to communicate), your defense may be compromised. Note that the duty to defend may exist even if coverage is in doubt and ultimately doesn't exist. Please make...

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  6. What should i do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Leonard H. Stone
    2. Ross Carl Goodman
    3. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    4. Joseph Torri
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    You have three issues to consider. First, you have a claim against the drunk driver individually and need to place his or her insurance carrier on notice of your claim. If there is insurance, it will likely be referenced on the Traffic Accident Report. The carrier might deny coverage because its insured was arguably involved in intentional misconduct, but its worth the effort to investigate coverage. Second, with regard to your insurance carrier, I would like to better understand why it is...

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  7. I already have a med mal case filed in Nevada, my previous lawyer withdrew because she moved to another office.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Leonard H. Stone
    2. G. Mark Albright
    3. Jonathan Craig Reed
    4. Craig M. Murphy
    5. Howard Robert Roitman
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    You should first sit down with your previous attorney to better understand why he or she withdrew from this case. Based upon the substantial investment made, my suspicion is that they genuinely believe there are challenges that cannot be overcome. You need to understand that position (even if you don't agree). Next, I would aggressively pursue another attorney. You can contact the State Bar Referral Service (See, http://www.nvbar.org/content/lawyer-referral-information-service) for names of...

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  8. I fell on steps at hotel who all can I hold responsible for the fall? Hotel, shoe mfg, doctor, and shoe store.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Leonard H. Stone
    2. Craig M. Murphy
    3. Jonathan Craig Reed
    4. Brian Brenn
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    Speaking frankly, I would have difficult time pursuing a Slip-and-Fall Claim by blaming the shoes you were wearing. We typically win these cases by establishing the presence of a defect that caused the client to fall to the ground. The challenge here that we must also establish that the property owner or user knew or should have known about the defect, and could have eliminated the defect beforehand. If you were in my office, I would be interested in knowing what it was about this step in...

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  9. Would i need a new attorney for my case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Merry Melinda Fountain
    2. George G. Burke III
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Keith Pickard
    5. Leonard H. Stone
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    Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that you have been given proper attention. Your attorney is correctly advising you to return to the body shop to complete the work it started - you are entitled to a job well done. At that point, one of two things will happen: (1) the shop will complete the work at no additional expense, or (2) the applicable carrier, whether it be yours or the adverse, will pay for additional repairs. As an aside, you may also be entitled to compensation for the diminished...

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  10. How long can someone pursue money from you if you are sued from an accident and you have no money?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Robert Roitman
    2. Jill K. Whitbeck
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Leonard H. Stone
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    There are several issues for you to consider. First, did you have insurance at the time of the accident? If you did, you should contact your insurance carrier immediately and provide it notice of the Complaint. Your carrier owes you a Duty to Defend, and an attorney will be assigned to the case. If you did not have insurance, you may consider retaining an attorney on your own, depending upon both the extent of exposure and the assets you wish to protect. Second, if you are anticipating a...

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