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Donald Curtis Kudler

Las Vegas Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. I'm a new attorney operating under a sole proprietorship. I settled a personal injury car accident claim and received the 1099.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Frederick Joseph Sette
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. Larea Annette Griggs
    4. Pamela Octavia Pitt
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    I would note that some of the settlement may be taxable. As I understand it, anything recovered to replace a taxable income (i.e. lost wages) is taxable. The amounts paid to the client for pain and suffering and covering medical expenses are not.

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  2. Auto accident case Question

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Craig A. Post
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Yefim Rubinov
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. Howard Robert Roitman
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    The only thing I'd add at this point is to check with your ex-attorney and/or the adverse insurance company to see if the ex-attorney filed a lien against the case. You'll need to know this to determine what the bottom line is to you should you settle the case. This number will be added to the amounts owed to medical providers and/or insurance companies that paid for your bills and/or wage loss that have a right to recover those amounts by subrogation. Hope this helps. /s Donald Kudler...

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  3. Wrongful death Claim

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jason D. Holbrook
    2. Thomas John Chapman
    3. Donald Curtis Kudler
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Bring a wrongful death claim against who? If you exhausted your mother's UIM benefits then there would be no valid claim against those insurers. If the adverse driver and/or employer and/or owner of the vehicle had no coverage, then it may still be possible to seek compensation for the damages caused by the negligence that resulted in your mother's death. If the other driver was insured, a claim may still be made against that insurance if it was not exhausted and there is no Release...

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  4. Is there any statue, ordinance or regulation that keep the driver/car owner responsible for the safety of mental health psgr?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Wendy Marie Schenk
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Donald Curtis Kudler
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    The driver could responsible for the foreseeable acts of a passenger that might endanger others. It could be the case that you and your friend are both liable for the accident: you for pulling the steering wheel; and him for negligently allowing you to be in a position to do so. I would report this claim to your insurer to see if they will provide coverage and defend the claims against you.

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  5. My mom fell and she hurt her shoulder and knees at an. Indoor swampmeet what can she do

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Curtis Kudler
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Ryan Hugh Sargent
    4. Randy William Ferguson
    5. Hadi Edward Ramsey
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    First, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you with this case. Slip and fall cases are very difficult to win due to the many liability issues and defenses that appear. Your mom should complete her treatment before she makes any kind of demand so that she knows what her damages (past and, possibly, future might be.) If possible, I would make sure that she or someone on her behalf takes pictures of the scene so that she can explain it to an attorney and remember...

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  6. My car was totaled while being serviced by an auto-shop. My insurance is liability only. Can I be compensated by the auto-shop?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. John L. Schroeder
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Donald Curtis Kudler
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    You can sue the shop and its employee if they were negligent in driving/maintaining or testing your car and were a cause of the accident. You should also get a copy of the police report or other evidence of how the accident happened to see if there is another party out there who can compensate you for the damages to your car. Hope thgis helps. /s Donald Kudler Cap and Kudler

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  7. Wrongful Death case - $100,000 limitation?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jefferson C. Temple
    2. Richard S. Johnson
    3. William Berry Palmer
    4. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    5. Donald Curtis Kudler
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    Of course, all of these Answers should be directed to the wife as the person whose claim is at issue. As Mr. Palmer noted, it would be unusual for a bus company to have a policy limited to $100,000.00. That leaves the possibility that she was a passenger on the bus whose driver was at fault injury multiple passengers injured. It may also be that the bus injured more than one person who were not passengers. In either case, the bus company's policy limits (often $1,000,000.00 per accident)...

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  8. Is there a time limit for a car accident with injures with the driver at fault 100% ?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Richard S. Johnson
    2. Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. David Herman Hirsch
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The Statute of Limitations to file suit in Nevada is two years. Your case has been timely filed since the case is set for Trial. Since the Trial is already set there does not appear to be an issue with what is known as The 5 Year Rule. This Rule requires cases to be heard (at least started) within 5 years from the date the case was filed. Your attorney should be helping you prepare for Trial in the near future.

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  9. Injury. Slipped in tub with no grippy pads. Hurt bad. Can I sue my landlord / his Home Insurance? I just moved in month ago

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2. Donald Curtis Kudler
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
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    I am licensed in Nevada, but this answer should apply in California as well. As Mr. Hudson noted, you have a duty to protect your own safety. And, if it was as slippery as you say it is, then you have a duty to either not use, it, complain about it to the landlord, or make it safe yourself. If you were to proceed against your landlord, you would probably benefit by retaining an expert to examine the tub and determine if it was too slippery according to code or other safety standards....

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  10. I went to arbitration with personal injury attorney. His friend of 26 yrs was the arbitrator. Ruled in his favor. What can i do

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Curtis Kudler
    2. Howard Robert Roitman
    3. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    4. Pius Joseph
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    As Mr. Roitman noted, the time to file a "Request for Trial De Novo" is very short. If you intend on moving forward, you should file one as soon as possible to allow your case to proceed to a Nevada Short Trial. If you do not file a timely Request for Trial De Novo, your case will become final and a Judgment awarding the attorney fees will be entered. You might also want to contact the Nevada State Bar - (702) 388-2200 - and ask to speak to the Fee Dispute Committee. They may be able to...

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