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Lisa Marie Blasser

Lisa Blasser’s Answers

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  • If my in-laws gave us money over the years, and it was put in joint checking, do I now owe him half of their gift to us?

    The money given to the two of us amounted to about $120,000. We used it for home improvement, partial down payment on a house, and other shared expenses. He is threatening to make me pay him half of that amount and claims it was a gift to him alon...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Sorry you're in this position, its not a fun place to be. Mr. Paul's response is spot on. Your husband is definitely taking advantage of you. Please be sure to consult with a divorce attorney to make sure your rights are protected. Most attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation. Best of luck!

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  • Is the person who made an unsafe lane change still at fault considering the fact that our vehicles did not collide?

    I was driving on a two lane highway. The car to the right of me made an "unsafe lane change" I was in their blind spot. I tried to avoid a collision and moved into the gravel to my left which caused my car to spin out of control and crash into vin...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Sorry to hear of what happened and glad you are okay. It's impossible for an attorney to tell you if liability exists in your specific case without speaking to you more in depth and reviewing your records. While it's not impossible to prove fault when there is no collision it is definitely difficult because proving what happened becomes a game of "he-said" "she-said". Witnesses that bolster what you saw do make your case stronger. Did the other driver pull over and corroborate what happened? There are many unanswered questions here. Most lawyers will answer this question for you in a free initial consultation, which I reccomend. Best of luck to you.

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  • How long after an accident do i have to retain a personal injury lawyer in California?

    I got in an auto accident not my fault and need surgery on my hand have not had the opportunity to retain council its only been 2weeks

    Lisa’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear of your injuries, the hand is the worst because you use it for so many things and tus feel the pain all the time. There is no set rule on when you should see an attoreny but the clock is already ticking for you to bring a legal claim -- depending on your injuries or the injuries of others involved, as well as the person or entity you need to sue (if liability exists), your time to do so could be within 6 months, 1 year or 2 years of the accident. Most attorneys will offer a free initial consultation and you can ask them these important questions. I wish you the very best of luck!

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  • Pedestrian accidents occur which is my son...

    Whom, has suffered major damage to his body as well as to head injure.....

    Lisa’s Answer

    Sorry to hear of your son's misfortune. I hope you are all recovering well. Make sure you consult an attorney that has handled pedestrian injury cases like this and Avvo's "Find a Lawyer" is a great tool for that. Ask a lot of questions of the attorney and shop until you find one who you and your family feel comfortable with. Best of luck to you all and Godspeed.

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  • Can I sue a person who rear ended me even if his insurance co. Said that I cutt him off ? The police report said his fault

    Police report said he was driving to fast for traffic conditions and never said during his interview with police that I cutt him off, that came a few days later when he talked to hi insurance co.

    Lisa’s Answer

    Frustrating, isnt it? the answer is, yes, you can. Often times, the tone of the other party's insurance company may make you think otherwise but don't put too much weight on that. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have or at least provide a trustworthy referral, to make sure your interests are protected. Best of luck to you!

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  • On a tour bus that was in an accident

    i was a passenger on a tour bus that was in an accident. The tour bus was making a left turn and yielding to oncoming traffic at the green light. An oncoming vehicle ran a red light and hit the front left portion of the bus just as it was attemp...

    Lisa’s Answer

    I know it sounds self-serving (and frustrating) to hear a lawyer to say "hire a lawyer" but we have all experienced that adjusters offer higher settlements to people represented by attorneys. Your concerns about costs can be addressed when you consult with the attorney as most personal injury attorneys front the litigation costs (if the case even progresses that far). Best if luck to you!

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  • Minor skateboarder hits car. Does he have grounds to sue driver?

    A skateboarder (a teenage minor) hits the side of my vehicle. He suffered a broken leg and claimed that my car had run over his leg. Police report, witnesses and my insurance company all determined that I was not at fault. However my insurance com...

    Lisa’s Answer

    I'd be interested to find out why your insurance carrier is offering the policy limits despite you not being at fault. I suspect to protect you from the skateboarder suing you personally. If the skateboarder accepts the policy offer, they usually will agree to release you from all future claims. Talk to your adjuster to ask these important questions.

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  • Want to know about settlement vs small claims.

    In multiple car accident. Settlement about 4k less than value of car. Can I accept the claim, so that I get something, then take individual to small claims court for the remaining balance?

    Lisa’s Answer

    The answer depends on the terms of the settlement agreement, which, in my experience, almost always preclude you from suing the insured party again. Were any of the other multiple parties at fault for the accident? That may be a route to pursue in compensating you further. Also, when it comes to property damages, most insurance companies pay close to fair market value of the vehicle, if it was totalled. Why do you feel the offer is $4,000 below the value of the car? Last, if you we're injured, make sure the settlement includes compensation for things such as medical bills (past and future) and lost wages (if any) and pain and suffering (hassle). Best of luck to you.

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  • We were in a limousine yesterday and the driver slammed inn the brakes and we were thrown to the front and I injured my back

    Can we sue the limo company due to us injuring my back and another passenger has a laceration on her face. The limo driver did not hit anything but slammed really hard on the brakes. The driver said she was avoiding hitting another car. They were...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Dont sign the waiver but do have a personal injury attorney review the facts of your case. While what happened is understandably frustrating (and painful from what it sounds like) you want to take care of yourself first and seek medical treatment, if your injuries necessitate such. If so, you'll want to make a claim with the company's insurance carrier. Best of luck to you.

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  • My brother n law was in a group home.he pass away ,nobody check on him when he did not show up to eat for a day. what can I do

    yes

    Lisa’s Answer

    Sorry for your loss. I agree with my colleagues that it sounds like a claim that needs further investigation and review by qualified experts to determine if the care your brother-in-lae received was below the standard of care required. A big issue here is whether your brother-in-law has family members with standing to file a lawsuit on his behalf. The law only allows certain family members to bring a wrongful death (and related claims) lawsuit. Also these types of lawsuits have varying limitations on when you must file the lawsuit and if you are beyond that time, family members may not be able to file a lawsuit. Most personal injury lawyers handle wrongful death claims so you may want to start your search for an attorney with such a specialty -most attorneys will provide a free consultation as well. Best of luck to you.

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