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Victoria Lindenauer

Santa Barbara Mediation Attorney.

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  1. Will an Attorney handle a personal injury claim that may include a lien from a health insurer.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Victoria Lindenauer
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    4. Frank Marvin Nunes
    5. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
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    6 lawyer answers

    It is commonplace for health insurers to assert claims on personal injury recoveries. Your lawyer should determine the validity of the claim, and work to negotiate a reduction of reimbursement of any valid claim. This process usually takes place nearer to the end of the case. Right now, because this is a case involving a serious injury, the focus initially should be on establishing liability against the gym for an unreasonably dangerous condition that caused the fall. The health insurer's...

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  2. My personal injury case in California was settled out of court can my lawyer charge me for my file (copy)

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. Chad Guevara Boonswang
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Jeffrey David Bohn
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    No.

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  3. What is legal or customary time for the hospital to mail out the medical record upon receit of a written request?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Victoria Lindenauer
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    They are supposed to make the records AVAILABLE within five days of getting the authorization. This is not the same as copying them and sending them out, however, which often takes longer. If you wish to read the law that governs this topic, google "California Evidence Code Section 1158"

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  4. Om oct 23rd i cut my left index finger off at a friends house splitting wood in his backyard with a hydraulic wood splitter ....

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ricardo Antonio Perez
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Marcus William Morales
    5. Marc Lazarus
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    You need to act now. You may also have a claim against the product manufacturer, distributor, or others. It is critical that the evidence (the wood splitter, among other things) be "preserved" and unaltered since your accident. Many things need to be done that an expert can help you with. If you need assistance identifying good lawyers in Santa Barbara County, you are welcome to call.

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  5. My 18 yr old son was injured while riding his bike, who is responsible?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. John A Nojima
    3. Victoria Lindenauer
    4. Frederick Joseph Sette
    5. Gerald Carey Sterns
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    I handled a case very similar to the one you describe (see below). Agree that immediate action is necessary to help preserve your son's potential claim, especially photographs. Here is the specific California Vehicle Code section which MAY apply: Per CVC Section 24604, whenever the load upon any vehicle extends, or whenever any integral part of any vehicle projects, to the rear four feet or more beyond the rear of the vehicle, as measured from the taillamps, there shall be displayed at the...

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  6. How and in what order should a slip and fall or P.I. case generally go?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Raymond Scott Costantino
    3. Victoria Lindenauer
    4. Shamoon Aziz Budhwani
    5. Derryl Stephen Halpern
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    I agree with many of the above comments. Injury cases can be stressful and emotional for the injury victim, and the manner and timing of case handling can seem slow and unwieldy to someone who has never been involved in the legal system before. Call your attorney and make an appointment to sit down in person and talk about what you can expect to occur. If you would like a status update periodically, ask for it. Some attorneys feel that clients would rather leave the whole matter to the...

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  7. Am I liable personally for costs accrued from an ambulance ride and medical care that shouldve been covered by workers comp?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. S Edmond ElDabe
    2. Kenneth Lewis Swenson
    3. Victoria Lindenauer
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    In addition to what has already been suggested, you may want to consult with the Department of Industrial Relations and see whether you can make a claim to the uninsured employers fund. Try looking at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/claims.html. Good luck.

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  8. How do I sue a hugecompany for loss of property,broken verbal agreement, resulting n personal anguish and is this a strong case.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Victoria Lindenauer
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4 lawyer answers

    Depending on the value of the camera (less than $7500?), I agree that small claims court would probably be the best way to handle the case. You can find everything you need, including forms, here: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-smallclaims.htm. If you go to court, make sure you have all evidence at your fingertips, such as receipts, documentation of each time you tried to resolve the claim, and be prepared to tell your story and clearly and succinctly as you can. Good luck.

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  9. Estimate for permanent dog bite scar on face?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jonathan H Levy
    2. Victoria Lindenauer
    3. Brian Richard Dinday
    4. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    There are many factors involved in the evaluation of an injury such as this, including but not limited to appearance, functional or neurological problems, feasibility of scar revision, prognosis, etc. Please have an expert evaluate it for you so that important rights are not compromised. Do it immediately so that any applicable time limits (statutes of limitation) are not exceeded. Good luck.

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  10. Grounds to sue store for broken bag causing goods to damage my foot?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Victoria Lindenauer
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Jason Eric Kipness
    3 lawyer answers

    You certainly may have a valid claim. There are many factors to consider. Above all, you should keep the bag and do nothing to alter it, if you still have it. Consult with a personal injury attorney for more information. Good luck with your injuries.

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