Brian Anthony Carness’s Answers

Brian Anthony Carness

Marina Del Rey Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Can I be sued for putting an unfavorable (true) review on Avvo?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Anthony Carness
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Christine C McCall
    4 lawyer answers

    Can you be sued? The answer is yes. Will they prevail on their lawsuit? Now, that is a different story. Our civil litigation system has its pros and it cons, and for better or worse, basically anyone can sue anyone for anything. The real question is whether they would prevail on their lawsuit. As long as your statements are truthful, it would be very difficult for them to prevail on any defamation claims. One thing they always said in law school: "truth is the ultimate defense to a...

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  2. Do I have to reimburse my insurance company for the medpay if I receive settlement from at fault insurance?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Hadi Edward Ramsey
    3. Asmik Jasmine Gevorkyan
    4. Charles Jervis Mellor
    5. Jacob Adam Regar
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    It depends on the terms of your insurance policy. Usually, insurers will seek reimbursement if you recover from the at-fault party. However, in most instances, an insurer has a right to reimbursement only if the insured has been "made whole." In California, being "made whole" includes medical damages, past and future special damages, and general damages for pain and suffering.

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  3. Who pays, medical insurance or personal injury on car insurance?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael S Altman
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    5. Jason Henry Schauer
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    The answer will depend on the language of your various insurance policies. Many times, your auto insurance medical payment policy will state that this coverage is secondary to any other potential coverage you may have. Also be aware of your obligations regarding reimbursement to one insurer or the other.

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  4. Do I need a lawyer for car accident ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Wolf
    2. Asmik Jasmine Gevorkyan
    3. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    4. Deborah Barron
    5. Joel Jay Kofsky
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    Remember this, insurance companies are good at 2 things: collecting premiums and denying claims. Yes, you should hire an attorney. They insurance company already has a team of lawyers working against you. You should have at least one attorney fighting on your side.

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  5. Who pays for ambulance service if child suffered head injury at school?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Anthony Carness
    2. Hadi Edward Ramsey
    3. Nathaniel C Fick Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, the at-fault party will be responsible for the medical bills, including the ambulance. You should talk with an attorney to see if the school was negligent. Most attorneys will provide a consultation for free. Brian A. Carness, Esq. STOLL, NUSSBAUM & POLAKOV 11601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 996-7500 Phone (310) 575-4353 Fax bcarness@stolllaw.com

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  6. How long does it usally take to recieve your check after your attorney has settled? Mercury insurance co.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Anthony Janji
    5. Brian Anthony Carness
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    Generally, insurance companies have an inherent incentive to hold onto the money as long as possible. In reality, it shouldn't take more than a few days to have the settlement check issued and mailed out to your attorney; however, insurance companies often take longer. I usually include a term in my settlement agreements that payment is to be delivered within 14 days.

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  7. If I accept the at fault driver policy max will I forfeit an additional money from my UN/UIN claim

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jacob Adam Regar
    2. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    3. Marc Sean Hurd
    4. Brian Anthony Carness
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    In California at least, you are required to exhaust the at-fault party's insurance before you can make a claim on your own UM/UIM. Your UM/UIM carrier will get a credit for the amount of your recovery from the at-fault driver.

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  8. Remodeling Contractor took my money and never returned

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Lee Price
    2. Barbara Billiot Stage
    3. Brian Anthony Carness
    3 lawyer answers

    If he is refusing to contact you or return your calls, you have very little options other than to formally sue him. I always try to send a letter asking him to contact you so that formal litigation is not necessary. Then if he still refuses to finish the job, you should file the law suit. Make sure to document all of the work; you can never take too many photos.