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  • Do I have a wrongful death lawsuit?

    My father died of a rare form of cancer. Less than a month ago, my Aunt told me that my dad was always around his dad after he got off work. His dad died of cancer from asbestos exposure in 1970. My dad died seven years later in 1977. I just wen...

    Douglas’s Answer

    You need a lawyer/firm that handles asbestos related matters. I would recommend Kevin Loew in El Segundo as a lawyer who could tell you if you have facts that should be explored: 310-414-8146.

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  • Where can I get more information about Wrongful death and personal Injury laws and claims?

    Where can I find more information pertaining to wrongful death and personal injury laws? Also how to file a claim? .

    Douglas’s Answer

    If you are seeking general information on this subject and you are not seeking a lawyer, you may get an overview on Wikipedia and if you want to bring a claim on your own without assistance of counsel you might consider some of the self-representation sites such as Legalzoom.com. A warning though is that in representing yourself you are expected to handle the matter and conduct all aspects of the case as if you were a lawyer. If this is a question about a specific wrongful death event you may want to interview a lawyer who has actually has extensive experience in this field.

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  • If someone is driving a company and gets in an accident can the victims of the crash sue the the company?

    engineer with National Construction, travels to WV Steel Company to buy steel cable made by WV Steel to help support the upper decks of a new football stadium. A contractor with WV Steel, looks at the plans for the stadium and sells the recommend...

    Douglas’s Answer

    An individual driving his/her own car in the course and scope of employment exposes his/her employer to liability for the driver's negligent conduct. In the facts you have given this is an employee, driving her employer's car has an accident during activities in furtherance of her employer's business. Her employer should be included as a defendant in any lawsuit.

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  • Is it legal to claim injuries from car accident when you already had them?

    I know someone who already had injuries and are now trying to claim them as part of car accident.

    Douglas’s Answer

    To make a claim for injuries which were not caused by the accident in question may be considered a fraudulent claim and in some states can be prosecuted as a crime. The aggravation of pre-existing injuries or conditions is a "new" injury and a legitimate claim.

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  • MY Daughter's Boyfriend was driving my car and hit a tree. Who pays his hospital bills?And who pays for my car's damages?

    He borrowed my car, and was injured. He is in the hospital .

    Douglas’s Answer

    In California it is the insurance on the car that is primary. Meaning that your collision coverage will most likely repair your car and under medical pay coverage (your PIP) his bills will be paid not to exceed the amount of your coverage. Here you would also have the right to bring an action against him for negligent driving and seek all of the damage to your car, loss of use, and depreciation caused by the collision. If your insurance had fixed your car then they would have right to reimbursement. Normall if your insurance repairs your car they would in inter-insurance arbitration seek the repair costs from the boy's insurance.

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