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Mark K. Ameli

Beverly Hills Mediation Attorney.

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  1. I work in a Berry field In Ca, The plants have To much thorns, Our company doesnt provide Safe gloves for us. can i sue

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. Brett A. Borah
    3 lawyer answers

    Any time you injure yourself at work you are entitled to Workers Compensation benefits. However, your benefits will only be limited to Temporary disability payments, medical expenses will have to be paid by the employer and if you are left with any permanent disability, the employer will have to pay for your permanent disability. You may also be entitled to job displacement if the doctors believe that you will not be able to continue to do your job because of your injuries. as my colleague...

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  2. Where part of settlement does lawyer get his fees from? From a Workers Compensation case. Does that included medical or just

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brett A. Borah
    2. Nancy J Wallace
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    3 lawyer answers

    Attorneys are entitled to between 9-15% in attorneys fees. The fees must be approved by the judge. Generally judges allow 15%. If the attorney was involved in obtaining any of the species of benefits for you, he is entitled to benefits on that portion of the settlment or award by the judge. Therefore, if the attorney obtained a certain amount for your future medical benefits, he is entitled to receive a fee on that portion of the benefits.

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  3. What if my employer doesnt trying stop to get me to work, i have been declared P&S but have become worse in condition?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    1 lawyer answer

    I will answer the questions starting with your Spinal injury. If your "regular" doctor indicates that the achilles tendenitis is secondary to your spinal injury, then you should reopen your case and continue with the same case. However, this injury does not seem to be related to the original injury. If this is caused by prolonged standing or other factors over a period of time, then you have a new claim for continuous trauma. Depression or any type of psychological injury is very difficult...

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  4. Please help if you can, The Body Shop holding my Truck and wont release it.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    2. Pius Joseph
    2 lawyer answers

    One alternative you have is to pay the deductible and take your truck out of the shop and then sue him for whatever damage he may have caused. I am not certain if the work had been performed properly or not. If not, you can get an estimate from another shop of your choice and that would constitute your damage. if your damges are less than $7,500 you can file a small claims court action. Otherwise, you may have to retain counsel to represent you in the Superior Court.

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  5. How many times can court date be postponed (trial) and can our lawyer do more? We were told it would be a simple marini hearing

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    2. Stuart M Nachbar
    3. Yolanda Navarrete
    3 lawyer answers

    As Mr. Nachbar indicated, it is not unusual for the courts to continue trials in the middle of the case. sometimes courts have cases with higher priorities that they have to address. However, there seems to be other issue involved in your case in addition to the court's schecule. As an example, one of the continuances was as a result of your attorney not having subpoenad the inspector at the hearing. This should have been done in #3 and certainly in #4 to ascertain the presence of the...

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  6. What are my chances after not agreed to mediation and see lawyer for court for stop paying check to service at home that i had?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Santos A Perez
    2. Nathan Mubasher
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    3 lawyer answers

    The issue that arises is whether there was a charge for just providing the estimate or not. sometimes the contractors indicate that there is a charge for estimates and if they do the work, the charge is waived. If you have a written agreement, you should review this portion of the agreement. if not, think about the your oral agreement and determine if there was a separate charge for the estimate. if there was, you will probably owe that portion of the fee to the contractor. If not, you may...

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  7. Have not been served papers for mediation set for tomorrow at 1 30pm do i have to go.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    2. James Joseph Bagley
    3. Thomas Richelo
    3 lawyer answers

    Regardless of having been served with the paperwork, it is always good to participate in mediation. Since mediation is generally an informal process, you always ask the mediator for additional time if need to research something or if you receive documents at the time of the mediation and you need time to review.

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  8. I have a worker's compensation claim approaching 8 years in October.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. George Ellis Corson IV
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Brett A. Borah
    4. Charles Robert Cleveland Jr.
    5. Matthew Decker Trollinger
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    The previous responses are all to the point. I would only add that the adjuster is probably suspicious and calling to check to see if you are home. Your attorney should stop this. Call and demand it. Also tell the adjuter notvto call you again and to call your lawyer.

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  9. Does the collateral source rule apply? (per Howell, Yanez, and King)

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tai Christopher Bogan
    2. Andrew Ronald Gillin
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    3 lawyer answers

    Howell is decided. However, the issue that you is more interesting and to which you should pay more attention is the general damages or the damages for pain and suffering for your son. I imagine that the reason for your attorney advising you to handle the matter yourself is because of the limits of the coverage of the insurance carrier of the other party. But you should also be aware that if a parent of the child was present at the scene of the accident and saw the injuries to the child he or...

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  10. Hi,how are you? i want to ask you that if i hit i a truck which was parking illgal, whose fault is?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    2. Thomas Gerad Lewellyn
    3. Peter Clancy
    3 lawyer answers

    The question will turn on whether you could or should have been able to see the bumper of the truck. obviously you were able to see the truck itself. Therefore you had to use reasonable care not to strike any part of the truck. If the condition was such that you could not see a part of the truck, the fact that the truck had parked illegally and you were not able to see a part of it would make the driver of the truck partially liable as well. I would consider this case to be a comparative...

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