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Dane Johnson

Portland Animal Law Attorney.

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  1. Deposition re: auto accident w/o an attorney. Is there a list of questions that are out of bounds? What can I object to?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    2. Dane Johnson
    3. Thomas Westwood Degn
    4. Julia E. Simmons
    5. Thomas Leonard Davis
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    You may have already harmed your chances of recovering fair compensation by proceeding this far without an attorney's help. I would strongly encourage you to retain an experienced injury lawyer and not try to defend yourself during your own deposition. Under applicable rules of civil procedure with which you may not be familiar, the scope of discovery is quite broad. Deposition questions may generally cover not otherwise privileged that is anything reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery...

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  2. If my dog knocks some one over at the dog park while playing with other dogs and they are hurt from the fall, am i liable?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dane Johnson
    2. Heather A Brann
    3. Paul J. Whiting
    4. Troy Austin Pickard
    5. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
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    Oregon law does not follow the legal doctrine of "assumption of the risk." Instead, negligence on an injured person's part is compared to negligence on the part of the person causing injury. This means that a dog park visitor does not waive his or her right to sue another visitor who is negligent simply because they are both at the dog park. As my colleague has noted, the question is whether strict liability applies under Oregon law. This is the legal standard applicable to a dog owner who...

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  3. Can I sue for not accepting?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Dane Johnson
    2. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    3. Charles P. Ward
    4. Joanne Reisman
    5. Scott J. Corwin
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    Yes, the other driver's insurance can deny liability. Even if they do accept fault, they can deny that the collision caused any injury. An injured person has the burden of proving both liability and damages. If liability is denied, then gathering and preserving evidence before it is lost becomes extremely important. I suggest immediately contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer and having no further communication with the other driver's insurance company.

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  4. Can I sue a contractor that wasn't my employer if that contractor directly caused me to suffer a serious brain injury?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dane Johnson
    2. Crystal Grace Rutherford
    3. Frederick J. Moore III
    4. Richard H. Wooster
    5. George Costas Andriotis
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    If the injury occurred while engaged in employment doing the kinds of things that the job typically requires, than it is likely a compensable injury under workers' compensation law. But a claim against a negligent third party for damages that are not covered by workers' comp may also be brought. You may need to contact both a workers' comp lawyer and a personal injury attorney. Each area of law is specialized, and not every law practice handles both types of cases.

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  5. Was in an auto accident. Sued them. Now I received a request to sign an authorization going 10 yrs back for medical. sign it?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2. Igor Kopilenko
    3. Marc Lazarus
    4. Steven Mark Sweat
    5. Dane Johnson
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    Contact a personal injury attorney experienced in collision cases immediately and especially before even considering whether to sign any such insurance form. The insurance company is not entitled to comb through an entire medical history looking for whatever might strengthen a defense. Understand that the at-fault driver's insurance has significant advantages over any unrepresented person. They know that an injured person usually just wants to have things handled quickly and easily, and they...

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  6. I went to one of the resort for few days. When I get out of the spa and followed my son, I slip and twisted my knee out.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    2. Wendy Marie Schenk
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4. Dane Johnson
    5. Sagar P. Parikh
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    There may be insurance available for some medical bills regardless of whether the resort was at fault. Since you have not provided any facts that would suggest fault, you may want to consider reporting the claim to them. If you have any reason to suspect that the fall was caused by something unsafe, however, consult an experienced premises liability lawyer licensed in your state.

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  7. Can I sue my surgeon after "revision rhinoplasty" turned out wrong?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Zaheer A Shah
    2. Dane Johnson
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Paul J Molinaro
    5. Richard Todd Rosenstein
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    Most courts have held that a patient’s dissatisfaction with his or her appearance after a cosmetic procedure does not imply a failure to meet the applicable standard of care. Without an explicit warranty that particular results would be achieved, the result is usually largely beside the point as long as due skill, care, and knowledge have been used. Courts have, however, insisted that full disclosure of risks be made to the patient. I suggest consulting an experienced California medical...

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  8. Motor vehicle accident has given me severe nerve pain in both arms . They admitted fault and were cited.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dane Johnson
    2. Joanne Reisman
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Sean P DuBois
    5. Allison L Williams
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    Do you have a specific question? If not, I would suggest avoiding making public statements about liability and injuries and instead immediately consulting an experienced Oregon personal injury attorney. Most will provide a free initial consultation. Since your post indicates that your collision occurred approximately one year ago, it is important to promptly obtain legal counsel. Important time limits may affect your legal rights if you do not do so.

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  9. I need a litigation attorney ASAP.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    2. Patrick John Phillips
    3. Richard P. Console
    4. Dane Johnson
    5. Faud Haghighi
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    If you have already been sued, then important time limits have already begun to run against you. If you do not respond within the time permitted by filing a proper answer or motion with the court, then you risk losing the case against you by default even if it has no merit. If the facts are as much in your favor as you believe, then it should be possible for a defense lawyer to get you out of the case without substantial costs. If a judgment is taken against you, however, your costs will be...

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  10. Paragard IUD caused me to be infertile and have it medically necessary to have a total abdominal hysterectomy. Can I sue?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Nick Jay Dorsten
    2. Dane Johnson
    3. Alyson Marie George
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Aaron Daxdaniel Cilek
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    There have been lawsuits filed alleging that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn women and their doctors about the risks associated with the Paragard copper IUD. Consult an experienced products liability lawyer who handles dangerous medical device cases.

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