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Thomas Westwood Degn

Visalia Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I lived at an asbestos home for 1.5 years and I don't have signs of mesothelioma yet. Can I sue? How If yes, how much?

    Answered 2 months ago.

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    Your exposure to asbestos seems to be pretty minor. I would contact one of the firms driving the mesothelioma cases to discuss your situation. They will have a grasp of whether you are at risk to develop mesothelioma and the best way to proceed.

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  2. Is it illegal to have or share indecent pictures of an underaged girl if she's of legal age now?

    Answered 2 months ago.

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    In California, the determination is made by the age of the girl at the time the photo was taken. The concern is with the exploitation of minors. With today's technology, "selfies" are rampant, but it is still illegal to own and possess here even if voluntarily given and unsolicited. I don't know what Spain's laws are with these type of photos, but I'd get rid of them immediately.

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  3. Questioning by Police

    Answered 3 months ago.

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    I agree that you do not wish to make any statements. The police are trying to gather evidence -- against you. Do not do their job for them, or get locked into a statement that can be used to impeach you later. Simply tell them that you wish to speak to an attorney before answering any questions. If they have sufficient evidence against you already, there is a good chance they will arrest you anyway. But if they are just fishing for information, your silence doesn't make you guilty, no matter...

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  4. I was walking to my car and I fell on the grass which my apartment sits on. The landscaping had been cut wrong. What can I do?

    Answered 3 months ago.

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    Premises liability/trip and fall cases can represent a challenge that you'll need an experienced attorney for. Whether or not the grass was cut in a manner approved/ratified by the landlord, whether the condition of the grass was so dangerous that it should have been fixed, whether the landlord knew or should have known about the condition are some of the questions that you should discuss with an attorney. The attorney will most likely involve an expert to review and determine if there is a...

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  5. Who is fault? Even crime? This shake hands.

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    More clarity please. Was anyone injured? Did your club strike anyone?

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  6. Is a motion to suppress a waste of time in palo alto santa clara county court. A lawyer said motions never granted here in p.a.

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    Some judges get overloaded with motions to suppress and become bit jaded. Still, if there is a legitimate issue, a well drafted motion can get a judge's attention and have him really listen at the hearing. Make sure he gets an experienced attorney with a good reputation. Good luck.

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  7. Farmers Insurance Claims Accident with their insured!

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    Your insurance company has a duty to defend you. That is why everyone recommends contacting them first and only them. Give your insurance all of the relevant information, and they will conduct a thorough investigation. I suspect this will be cleared up rather fast.

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  8. Will insurance company cover the liability of having mold in the house?

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    You will have to look at the policy. Mold injury litigation was huge in the early 2000's, so insurance companies have been altering their policies since then to avoid coverage. Hopefully you still have coverage, but you won't know until you take a look at the policy. An insurance coverage lawyer may be able to look at the policy to determine if all the terms are legally valid.

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  9. Replace lawyer as MVA personal injury case's approaching the end? Is it too late? If keep current lawyer, how to protect myself?

    Answered 5 months ago.

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    Keep in mind that if you already have a settle amount that the other side is willing to pay that your current lawyer will be able to lien your case for the amount of fees he would be entitled to under your agreement. I would talk to an another attorney, to see if you can get an idea if the urgent settlement amount is reasonable, but you will have difficulty getting a new attorney to accept the. Awe. Good luck!

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  10. URGENT! Please help me find a good dental malpractice in the east bay area ( east of the san francisco bay area in california)

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    Unfortunately, these are tough cases and require a lot of specialized knowledge. Experts are necessary to show that the dentist was below the standard of care and experts are very expensive. Your case not only needs to be winnable, but your damages need to be worth investing all of that risk. Hopefully, you can find an attorney to take your case.

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