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David Laurence Altman

Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. My friend got into an accident after hang out with me... am i at fault too?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Vincent Hiden
    2. David Laurence Altman
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    You are only responsible for your own negligence, not your friend’s.

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  2. How much should I settle for in a situation where I was hit from behind while parked. Oct 2012

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Laurence Altman
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    It sounds like you have a good case with possibly significant injuries and should be entitled to a substantial settlement. To evaluate your case more information is necessary. How much damage was done to your vehicle? How much are your medical bills? How long did you treat with a doctor or chiropractor? Has any doctor told you that you need future treatment or surgery? Do you plan to return to any doctor for further treatment? Did you have any loss of income? What insurance company is...

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  3. I was a passenger in an uninsured car in california that was rear ended can I be compensated for pain and suffering?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    You may be entitled to be fully compensated not only for your medical bills but for pain & suffering since you were a passenger. However, if you were also the owner of the vehicle that you were riding in, you would be limited to medical expenses because your vehicle is uninsured. If you were a passenger in someone else’s uninsured vehicle your damages would NOT be limited to medical expenses but include pain & suffering damages. You should contact an attorney immediately and do not talk to...

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  4. Car accident delivering pizzas. Medical Bills

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Minh Tri Nguyen
    2. David Laurence Altman
    3. Albert Lee Crosner
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Your injury occurred during the course and scope of your employment. It does not matter that you were at fault; worker’s compensation should pay all of your medical bills unless you entered into an independent contractor agreement.

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  5. I was in car accident I was at fault and agreed to pay the injured party. I changed insurance since then. I am being sued now

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Barry P. Goldberg
    2. David Laurence Altman
    3. Lisa Marie Blasser
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    Even though you no longer are insured with your prior company, they are contractually obligated to pay damages on your behalf which occurred during the policy period; you should be in good shape provided you did not wait so long to report the accident that your previous carrier’s ability to investigate the claim was prejudiced by your delay.

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  6. How do you keep a dog from being taken away in California after it bites someone?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Laurence Altman
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
    3. Gregory Stephen Colburn
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Before your dog can be taken animal control or other designated public agency must seek a hearing before the Superior court or administrative board to determine if your dog is potentially a dangerous and vicious animal. You are entitled to receive notice of the hearing and present evidence that your dog was provoked and therefore should not be considered potentially dangerous or vicious.

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  7. Can a person sign a disclaimer after falling on one's property after being paid and afterwards get others to keep claiming?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Laurence Altman
    2. Malosack Berjis
    3. John Ksajikian
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
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    If the individual who fell received a settlement, she would have signed a release of all claims, known and unknown, past, present and future in exchange for receiving the compensation. Absent fraudulent circumstances or duress involved in obtaining her signature on the release of claims, she would not be able to reopen her claim and obtain a “second bite of the apple”.

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  8. I dont know what to do about a back injury i sustained after a slip and fall injury at a local supermarket.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. James Michael Bergener
    3. David Laurence Altman
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Christine C McCall
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    Your question does not indicate if this was a work related injury or a customer slip and fall personal injury case. Workers Comp cases can usually be reopened but personal injuries cases generally cannot be reopened after settlement. If you were a customer who fell in the store you will have a limited time to settle or file suit and you should retain an attorney immediately. The California statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. An attorney can handle everything for...

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  9. Can I get help was injured working for a state hospital?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Laurence Altman
    2. Paul Y. Lee
    3. Josh P Tolin
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Apparently your accident was never reported and without witnesses this presents a major problem in establishing that the injury occurred when, where or how you claim it happened. In California you have 2 year statute of limitations to settle or file suit. If the accident happened more than 2 years ago your claim would be forever barred by the statute of limitations.

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  10. About how much will the insurance company settle for in a slip and fall in grocery store without any broken bones or fractures..

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    There is no way to evaluate a claim or predict how much an insurance company will offer without knowing what treatment you received, how long the treatment lasted, what the cost of treatment was and whether or not you made a full recovery. Even with that information in hand, to predict the value of a claim you must also be able to determine liability. Was there a dangerous condition that the store failed to discover and repair or warn against within a reasonable time; was the danger obvious...

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