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Tami Leigh Diebel

Debt Collection Attorney.

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  1. What is a fair amount to receive for an injury under my UM policy?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Tami Leigh Diebel
    2. Dennis Michael Phillips
    3. Stephen G Charpentier
    4. Joseph A Blaszkow
    5. Sam Louis Levine
    5 lawyer answers

    If you do not have an attorney negotiating this for you and State Farm is talking directly to you, then State Farm will make your offer lower, betting that you will not make an informed decision. I don't know what "reduced mobility" means: does it mean that your shoulder moves 98% of what it used to or does it mean 50% of what it used to? How much damage was there to your car (unfortunately State Farm takes this into account in its determination of your damages)? Keep in mind, your auto...

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  2. In hiring a malpractice lawyer, is the state they are licensed in more important or is their experience more important?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Tami Leigh Diebel
    2. Michael J. Helfand
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague. Choose someone licensed in Florida. In a medical malpractice case, it is most important for the attorney to have expertise in medical malpractice, not necessarily the specific type of medical malpractice. That's what the attorney has medical experts for, to handle the medicine. You want an attorney who knows the law.

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  3. My son is addicted to opiates. He is a functioning 21 yr old and refuses help. Can I force him into rehab or outpatient therap

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel J. Rose
    2. Tami Leigh Diebel
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague. It appears he can assist you. I wish you the best in this situation.

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  4. Am I able to file a wrongful death action pro se

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Tami Leigh Diebel
    2. Dennis Michael Phillips
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Kenneth L. Shigley
    4 lawyer answers

    The procedures depend on the type of wrongful death action you are filing. If it is due to medical negligence, I strongly recommend you not attempt this pro se. Reasons include the costliness of it and the strict procedures that sometimes evade even the professionals. If it were an automobile accident, you might be able to do it, however, the factors that go into a wrongful death action and the damages that you can recover will be known to an attorney like the back of their hand and an...

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  5. How do you calculate economic damages in a Florida wrongful death case due to Medical Malpractice?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Tami Leigh Diebel
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. Dennis Michael Phillips
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally, an adult, non-dependent child over the age of 50 cannot recover economic damages for an elderly parent unless there are specific issues regarding the dependency and/or income of the deceased. Were you living with your parent? Was your parent's income (pension or social security) paying your mortgage? food? medical care? If your answer is no to all of these, then, I do not think you have a claim at all. Now, the estate will have a claim, and you may be the beneficiary of the...

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  6. I want to retain a FL medical malpractice lawyer who specializes in cases involving the drug Coumadin.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Tami Leigh Diebel
    2. Robert Edward Heyman
    3. Richard S. Jaffe
    4. Phyllis J Lile-King
    4 lawyer answers

    I understand this is a difficult time for you and your family. It is hard to see your mother going through this. It does sound like medical malpractice, and seemingly clear medical malpractice. My background is representing the hospitals and physicians in cases like this, however, I've recently moved to representing the Plaintiffs. Feel free to contact me at 407-637-5890. I will be happy to discuss the potential case with you.

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  7. What do i do....??? Received a letter from the Neal C. Tenen Law Corporation.....

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Tami Leigh Diebel
    2 lawyer answers

    I know that some large "Mart" type stores will prosecute/file charges for theft in criminal court and also file a civil action to pay for their costs in prosecuting the theft. I am guessing that is what this is. You could negotiate with them to reduce the $400 fee, I've been successful at doing that before. If you can pay them something, I would do it to avoid civil liability. When you say you "admitted to pay a $120 theft", do you mean you admitted it in criminal court? All of this...

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  8. Why Won't Attorneys Take Medical Malpractice Cases Unless Multiple Corrective Surgeries Are Involved?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey A. Mitchell
    2. Tami Leigh Diebel
    3. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous answer. Unfortunately, lawyers are in the business of lawsuits. If a case is not going to provide any income for the attorney, the attorney will not take it out of his or her good conscience or the kindness of their heart. For a medical malpractice case, lets say it costs a law firm $43,000 to bring a case from its beginning to trial (which it usually costs much more). This means that for the attorney to take the case and just break even (putting $0 in his own...

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  9. Possible HIPPA violation - how to prove?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel Jon Woodring
    2. Tami Leigh Diebel
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Woodring's answer. In other words, you cannot obtain money damages from the hospital or the employee. All you can do is file a Complaint.

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  10. Should i consult a malpractice attorney

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Tami Leigh Diebel
    2. Angelo Marino Jr.
    3. Dennis Michael Phillips
    4. Steven Alan Fink
    5. Jeffrey A. Mitchell
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I do suggest you seek legal advice. Your medical records need to be obtained, whether by you or an attorney so that they can see what happened during surgery to have caused crush injury. A crush injury is a significant injury and likely could not be caused inadvertently. Feel free to contact my office to set up an appointment to discuss your case in more detail.

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