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Douglas Senger Saeltzer

Douglas Saeltzer’s Answers

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  • Can I pay a lawyer to file an amended claim on a lawsuit

    There was a claim and the defendant filed a Demerer I need a lawyer to file an amended claim the Judge gave me ten days my lawyer did not include facts in the first claim

    Douglas’s Answer

    Of course. The more relevant question is how to find the attorney and what will they charge. You can search Avvo, or re-post with more information about the underlying claim so attorneys can determine if if falls within their area of expertise.

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  • My brother had accident about 2+ years ago. Person he it is suing him.

    Approximately 2+ years ago my brother was at fault on an accident he was involved in. The insurance company took care of some charges for the vehichle repair and denied some of the claims that the other person suffered. From what I understand the ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Your brother needs to let his insurance company know that he is being sued (if he has not already done so) and if they are already defending him, then your brother needs to fully cooperate with the attorney the insurance company hired to represent him.

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  • How long does the opposing party have to respond to my amended complaint?

    Recently, a demurrer was sustained in part and overruled in part, with leave to amend. Does the opposing parties have 10 or 30 days to respond to my amended complaint ?

    Douglas’s Answer

    Both answers above are correct. Keep in mind that the time does not start to run until you serve the other side with your amended complaint. The order from the court allowing the amendment must be followed by filing the amended complaint and serving it.

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  • Can I force dentist to replace new crown that cracked 2 times or receive my money back?

    on 6/24/08 I had 4 porcelain crowns put in the 4 front teeth. the right number 8 tooth was cracked and fixed by the dentist for free on 9/30/10 for no charge now on 6/7/11 I went in because it was broken again the same tooth number 8 and she says ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    You cannot force a dentist to perform a service. The only way to "force" your dentist to pay for the charge is to sue her. However, I doubt any attorney would be interested in taking your case. The best step is probably to contact the dentist or her office manager and try to work this out informally.

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  • My daughter died from Anaphylaxis by a drug do i have a lawsuit?

    My daughter had a severe allergic reaction to Dilantin causing death in the hospital. She went into surgery for 5 hours and did very good. She was alert talking to us, texting friends and posting on facebook. At 1am she had a seizure, her throat a...

    Douglas’s Answer

    You might have either a product liability case against the drug manufacturer or a medical malpractice case against her doctors, or no case at all. You should contact a personal injury attorney in your area to review the medical records.

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  • Medical Malpractice: Technicality questions on a wrongful death

    The children knew that the Deceased had Cancer misdiagnosis in 9 months prior leading to the death. However, the children did not file a complaint 11 months after the Deceased passed. Can the defendant use the children awareness of 9 months and ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Generally speaking a wrongful death cause of action does not accure (and the SOL clock does not begin) until the date of death. But, this is a specific question that your lawyer will know much more about than anyone on this website.

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  • My daughter is 6yrs old and was injured at school and was not supervised. What kind of lawyer do I contact?

    My daughter fell off the monkey bars and broke her arm and dislocated her elbow. Since there was no supervision, she had to get herself up and she went to the nurses office. When the nurse called my wife they couldn't tell her what happened. No on...

    Douglas’s Answer

    You need to contact a personal injury lawyer, preferably in the Los Angeles area who has experience with negligent supervision cases.

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  • If there is a lien I signed for a future settlement with my chiropractor is that considered as a lien against me?

    I was in a car accident and due to that I had to see a chiropractor and signed a lien.

    Douglas’s Answer

    A written agreement to provide a lien is a contract, so the answer to your question is "it depends what the contract says." The word lien is a term of art that means if you recover money then, and only then, you have to pay the amount. So under a traditional lien you would not personally owe the chiro unless you recovered money in your lawsuit. However, most of the time in medical billing situations you owe the bill and the provider has agreed to hold off on collecting the bill, but bot forgo the bill if you lose your case.

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  • If I am in an accident and have no serious injuries and refuse the ambulance, can I be Forced to take ambulance ride?

    I was in a one car accident and had a cut on my lower jaw and a small cut to my left hand. I was otherwise fine and was busy phoning for a ride when the ambulance showed and Demanded over a 15 minute argument that I Get In the ambulance. I sat up...

    Douglas’s Answer

    You were within your rights to refuse the ride.

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  • Can we demand records from a nonparty which does business in Florida?

    We have subpoenaed records from several businesses which do business in Florida. We have also set "record custodian" depositions for some of these nonparties to get them to authenticate records that they have already given us as "business records...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Question 1: Answer: Yes.
    Question 2: Answer: Yes, if the the records are located in Florida. If they are located outside Florida see the answer provided above.

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