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Joseph Thomas Dunn

Joseph Dunn’s Answers

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  • Slip and fall injury

    Joseph’s Answer

    You should definitely contact a local attorney and get their opinion on whether your case is "worth it" or not. Most personal injury attorneys will give you a free consultation so there would be no cost to you to find out more about your daughter's case. If she had to get stitches it sounds like she suffered a pretty bad injury. But I would suggest you contact an attorney soon. The longer you wait, the worse it usually is for your case.

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  • Can an attorney put a lien on a PI accident case if you fire them?

    Joseph’s Answer

    In short, the answer to your question is yes, an attorney can recover for the time spent on a case by placing a lien on any recovery you may get. This amount would come from the recovery your next attorney recovers, if you choose to hire one. However, you may want to think long and hard about switching attorneys this late in the game. If you are already at the mediation stage, your attorney has likely spent a considerable amount of hours on your case, and as a result likely has a large amount of fees he can attach to a lien on your case. Once you terminate your current attorney, you may have a hard time finding a new one to handle a case with such a significant lien on the recovery as it could leave the new attorney with little room to make any money for their own work.

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  • I was hit by 2 cars while driving on the florida turnpike and I just received a subpoena but not sure why. I was not at fault.

    Joseph’s Answer

    If you are injured you need to contact a personal injury attorney ASAP. If you have already received a subpoena to appear at a hearing, it has likely been a bit of time since this accident. The longer you wait to seek treatment and legal representation, the worse it is for your case. So please do not delay any further.

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  • Do I have the legal right to sue?

    Joseph’s Answer

    You should have a Maryland medical malpractice attorney review your claim to determine whether it has merit. To answer your question "do [you] have the legal right to sue?" Yes, you could always bring a suit in any matter. Whether that suit would be successful or worthwhile is a totally different question. You should consult with an attorney ASAP.

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  • Could my blood level have dropped between the breathalyzer test and blood test? Mind you there was at least a 2 hours in between

    Joseph’s Answer

    If you have an attorney in this matter I would suggest you discuss this further with him or her.

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  • How do the tort help the plaintiff in a situation where the statue of limitation as it's expiration date.

    Joseph’s Answer

    The statute of limitations is often a complicated issue in regards to medical malpractice claims and certainly with failure to diagnose matters. You should consult with a medical malpractice attorney in your area as soon as possible to preserve any rights you may have.

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  • What do i need to do if i hit someone with a rental car and then i find out my insurance hase expired?

    Joseph’s Answer

    You should contact local counsel to explore your options.

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  • If someone contacts you saying you won't be named in a lawsuit for giving up names or information, should you do it?

    Joseph’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorney's advice given here. Maybe speaking with local counsel regarding the issue would be a help as well.

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  • Can I be sued in small claims court for a car accident when I had liability coverage?

    Joseph’s Answer

    You can always be sued. Whether the adverse party has a viable claim is another question. You should alert your insurance provider that you are being sued because it is likely they will be providing an attorney to represent you. As for a counter-claim, you would need to provide your own attorney. I would recommend finding a local practitioner ASAP to review your case. Good Luck!

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  • Do I possibly have cascasuse to file a personal injury case?

    Joseph’s Answer

    You need to have a medical malpractice attorney review your case. This is not enough information to determine whether you have a viable claim. These matters can be very complex and an attorney will need to look at the totality of your circumstance before they can give you an opinion. Best of luck!

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