Michael John Tario’s Answers

Michael John Tario

Bellingham Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. I got a DUI, my bac is .09. Is there any chance that my charges will be reduced or perhaps be dropped? This is my first offense.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Derek Anthony Patrin
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Kevin Andrew Sieben
    5. Scott S. Schlough
    6. ···
    11 lawyer answers

    Yes, you normally would have a good chance of getting the charge reduced. Unless there are some aggravating factors such as an accident or injury. Most of the time you need a lawyer. One of the MOST expensive things people often do is not get an attorney. A DUI can be very expensive. Getting the charges reduced or dropped should be your first priority. The old saying is true, people who represent themselves have a fool for a client. Good Luck.

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  2. My brother was in a car accident today at 11 am. Un aware he was dropped from insurance, we went and purchased insurance 3

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Clifford M. Miller
    2. Michael John Tario
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    If your brother was truly not at fault, even if he were to be sued he would have a defense and normally he would not be held responsible. If he was properly dropped by his insurance company before the accident, getting insurance "after the fact" would not help anything unless the policy has some language or provision which would reinstate the policy retroactively. If the at fault person has insurance your brother can bring a claim against that person's insurance company and try to recover his...

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  3. An attorney accepted my complaint 18 months ago and now complains he is unable to represent me .... What do I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alina Polyak
    2. Michael John Tario
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds to me like the attorney should have never accepted your case in the first place. I don't mean to say that you do not have a case, but any attorney should know that medical malpractice is a very complicated and expensive area of legal expertise. By now, your attorney should have secured the services of a qualified doctor to render an opinion establishing medical negligence. This should have been done early in your case. If an attorney cannot afford to handle a case he/she should have...

  4. Should we be contacting a lawyer?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Michael John Tario
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Todd Nathan Hendrickson
    3 lawyer answers

    Usually a well know and highly recommended medical facility has competent staff and doctors. You neglect to say how old your father is and whether or not he has other health complications. This can be important. It is common for surgery to be postponed until swelling is lessened. Normally medication should not require an emergency response team, but without additional facts it is not possible for me to know if this might amount to medical negligence. Medication often has side effects involving...

  5. Is it against the Law to ask your doctor how about trying another kind of medication?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Nima Taradji
    3. Michael John Tario
    4. Patrick A Malone
    4 lawyer answers

    No, No, NO,......When it comes to your health the "law" should have no application to what a good doctor can do for a needing patient. From the "tone" of your question you need to be much more of an avocate for your medical needs. It is your life, take some control and don't be afraid to speak your mind to your doctor. He/she is not God. If you don't speak up how can your feelings ever be heard? Be totally honest with your doctor. He/She should explore alternative medications whenever...

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  6. Past Surgery, which needs to be refixed

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Michael G Wright
    2. Michael John Tario
    2 lawyer answers

    The first thing you need to do is see another qualified doctor and get a second opinion. As you have already been informed, scar tissue is normal. Often it is never removed. You neglected to indicate how old you are..This is also a healing factor...Also, do you smoke? This can also affect the pain and healing process. So can other health conditions. Most doctors won't work for free. It sounds like you still might owe the doctor from the first surgery. Most people would not blame him/her for not...

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  7. Do i have a case to sue the hospital or dr.s in question

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Mary Katherine Brown
    3. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    4. Michael John Tario
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no easy answer to your question. Cases of this type are very often very difficult to prove. Different initial diagnosis does not prove medical malpractice. The standard of care for ER doctors is not the same as an ENT specialist. It sounds to me like the referral to a competent ENT doctor was a very good decision. A good ENT doctor would be in a good position to properly diagnose and treat your daughter. Once your daughter is properly treated and her medical condition is treated and...

  8. I want to sue for malpractice on behalf of an estate

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin I. Hirsch
    2. Michael W. Stephenson
    3. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    4. Michael John Tario
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree that any malpractice lawsuit can only be successful if damages can be proven. A person who is incompetent cannot make a will. Ethical issues about the actions of the attorney may have violated ethical rules of attorney conduct, but that in and of itself does not establish legal malpractice. Normally an attorney would never draft a will for someone he/she has never met. Wills must be witnessed which usually requires that the person signing their will attests that the will reflects their...

  9. What can i be charged with if i left my car in a ditch?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Michael John Tario
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    Most of the time when the police find a car in the ditch and no driver/owner is not there they assume the person was drunk, had no drivers license, had outstanding warrants etc. So, after they arrive on the scene and check things out, they have the car towed. They often look through the car for evidence, drugs, or whatever. They check to see who the registered owner is and make some phone calls and/or knock on some doors. I don't know what your situation really is, so I don't know what the...

  10. A person im taking care of had a one day surgery and contracted MERSA after the opperation, a RN that i have known all my life 4

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Michael John Tario
    3 lawyer answers

    If the nurse did not trust the doctor why would two of her friends have this doctor perform surgery on them? MERSA can occur with or without negligence. Most often it is not "caused by a doctor". Without knowing a lot of additional information is is impossible for anyone to say what caused the MERSA, or make a determination if the doctor was somehow negligent. Infections occur on a fairly frequent basis following surgery. The best way to investigate this matter would be to consult with a...

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