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  • Is it mandatory to respond to Blue Shield's (health care insurance) request for additional car insurance info for a car accident

    I was deemed at fault for a car accident and my medical insurance (Blue Shield) paid for the ER bills. My car insurance paid out the maximum medical coverage on my policy. The amount provided by my car insurance covered the deductible on my medic...

    Matthew’s Answer

    The short answer is that you most likely do not have to provide them with any info. Generally, if you were going to make a claim and recover money from the third party then they would be entitled. But in your case, I see no reason for you to have to jump through their hoops. You may want to read your insurance policy to be safe though.

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  • Attorney took full 1/3 of settlement for fees. Did not go to trial. Contract did not indicate full 1/3rd. Need attorney.

    Not only did attorney take full 1/3rd of settlement for fees and extreme elaborate amount for expenses, totaling 1/2 of settlement. Now, 1 and 1/2 yrs after mediation, the attorney claims he is owed another $35,000 from an expert who billed "late...

    Matthew’s Answer

    It will mostly come down to what is in the retainer agreement. One third is very reasonable in my opinion. However 35 grand on an expert is likely not. Demand your entire file immediately and request mandatory fee arbitration with the local bar. Best if luck.

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  • Written security agreement has changes I did not do nor consent to. It is submitted as an exhibit has key terms of loan altered.

    The security agreement for a vehicle has been changed; Finance charge dollar amount, total of payments, number of payments, and amount of payments. The original agreement is typed, with the changes done in pen, a line drawn through the original te...

    Matthew’s Answer

    I might be missing something, but I did not see a question with regard to your legal issue. Generally, you should consider a cross-complaint for damages, including potential causes of action for breach of contract, fraud/intentional misrepresentation of materiel facts/fraud in the inducement/etc. You have not provided enough information or a clear question to enable me to provide any sort of meaningful response. Either way, contact an attorney. Sounds like you need one and you will be in a much better position if you hire a good one. Feel free to contact our office and ask for me, Matthew, for some guidance if you care to. No matter what, act fast.

    Best wishes,
    Matthew Paul Krupnick, Esq.
    KRUPNICK & KRUPNICK,
    A Professional Law Corporation

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  • Can I sue my plastic surgeon for a horrible outcome?

    One month ago, I had cosmetic surgery (hairline lowering) and have experienced significant shock loss (hair falling out due to trauma) that my surgeon told me prior to the procedure should not fall out. I understand the statute of limitations in ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    If the question is CAN you sue, the answer is undoubtedly yes. The question of IF you should sue, I would need to know much more but would likely say no. It sounds you went through a horrible thing. But medical malpractice cases are some of the hardest cases to win without question. And when it is about a cosmetic issue, jurors are even harder to win over. If the waiver only requires arbitration that is not always such a bad thing. I spent 80 grand out of pocket on an trial on a medical malpractice case. If it would have been an arbitration, I would have spent less than 20 grand and probably would have won. And even if you prove the doctor "destroyed your head, left an ugly scar, and" caused you horrible emotional distress and pain and suffering, the most you can recover for that is $250,000.00 per the MICRA caps. While I think those laws are some of the most unfair laws on the books, they are what they are. Try shopping your case to several attorneys if you are serious. Make sure they know what they are doing and have done cosmetic-related medical malpractice cases before. I wish you the best of luck either way.

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  • The meet and confer with the defendants resulted mostly in disagreements due to the defendants' insistence that they decide what

    to produce or respond, among others. It was very obvious they do not want to comply with the discovery rules. At the same time they suggested that more meet and confer be scheduled until I am satisfied with their responses. Is there a limit to ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Remember, you are the Plaintiff; you have the burden of proving your case. Push and push until you get what you need to prove your case at trial. The defense will do whatever they can sometimes to hide the important information/evidence. Don't let them play games with you. You only need to give one good faith effort to meet and confer to resolve the issues. If they are acting in bad faith, be sure to document it in a letter and attach that letter to your motion to compel responses or further responses. Be sure to seek sanctions if you feel they are not acting with substantial justification. While judges tend to hate discovery wars, I feel you show the court and the other side you are serious and will not be bullied by taking a stand to bad faith discovery tactics. Likewise, if you don't, then when you get to trial and don't have what you need because you did not TIMELY bring your motion to compel further responses, the court and other side will say "Well if you wanted the stuff that bad you could have brought a motion to compel". Try to get what you need by meeting and conferring. It might be reasonable to have to make more than one effort, but the moment you feel they are acting in bad faith, warn them about your intent to move to compel and seek sanctions, and then DO IT. And don't take your motions off until the court has ruled on the motions even if they provide the proper VERIFIED responses prior to the motion hearing date. You still have a right to have your argument for sanctions heard and you should. Again, send the message right away that you will not be taken advantage of. It will pay off in the long run.

    Best of luck!

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  • A bike pedal fell off put on b a very well know store.I had insurance on the bike.Fault addmitted what next?

    I had purchased a bike a a well noted store and bought insurance which no pamphflet was given, (i had to go pick up) The pedal had fallen off and i had sustained injurys. I went to the store filled out a accident report and stated i had no insuran...

    Matthew’s Answer

    To brief, it sounds like you need to try to talk to your attorney to see if his heart is in the case. If not, have a candid, non-confrontational conversation as to why. If you disagree and still want to fight it, ask for your file from your attorney and put in writing (and keep an exact copy) that you are firing him for failure to adequately do his job for you. Then immediately find another attorney that is known for and good at handling tough personal injury cases. I would be happy to talk to you about your case if you want a second opinion and/or if you decide you want a different attorney. Otherwise, let your current attorney know that you expect more communication and action from him.

    As for the company and their insurance, don't expect a human response, such as a sincere apology. They are in the business of paying as little as possible to injured people. Sad but true, in my opinion.

    Best of luck.

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  • Looking for paralegale or lawyer to help pro se review of documents and advise. Need help can pay few hrs of time for review Tks

    In divorce since 4-25-11, including a family business both decades old. Buss opps out of the home, I was given both at first hearing. STBX is un-dignosed, high functioning BPD. 1st hearing I was told we would be 5 to 10 min in front of the judge....

    Matthew’s Answer

    That is a whole lot for a quick answer. Call an attorney. ASAP. Most will give you a free consult.

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  • I bought a dog to guard my house and he bites my wrist and brock it. Is there basis to sue the person who sold me the dog?

    there is no other information.

    Matthew’s Answer

    Not likely. And if you have a jury, I wouldn't want to be there because they are more an more anti plaintiff and this case does not cry for sympathy. I would let it go (the lawsuit, not the dog).

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  • Looking for examples of otherwise-legal activities that are illegal to engage in for money. Sex examples not needed.

    These would be employment-type activities: what can you NOT pay someone to do, but that is legal for them to do themselves? Not sure such exists (other than all the sex acts) but got into a discussion that ended with wanting to find this out. A ci...

    Matthew’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague about the seriousness that should be given to this site. However, counsel, I respectfully disagree that employees can not be found liable (based on illegal discrimination for example) and subjected to personal liability. I routinely name individual employees in my employment litigation. Especially if the employee charged with the illegal conduct is a manager or supervisor. Perhaps I misunderstood your response or we practice in different states or countries. I am using the be AVVO app on my phone so don't see all normal information.

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  • Recently I was robbed while at work, during they stole my cash I had in my wallet does the company have to reimburse me

    I have been calling them and they still have not released my money Now my bills are late and I cannot pay my rent what can I do? And do they have to repay me by law

    Matthew’s Answer

    I am going to defer to my colleague. I instinctively would have said no, and admittedly, while I have not checked the code section cited, I trust he is citing accurately. Seems odd to me and when I have time I will take a look and see if there are any exceptions.

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