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Phares Matthews Heindl

Phares Heindl’s Answers

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  • Do all dependents remain on a new insurance policy when a company buys out another company?

    Spouse's company was bought out by another company. New company chose a different insurance carrier and policy. Do the dependents on the old insurance policy automatically go on to the new insurance policy or do they have to be added? Can the i...

    Phares’s Answer

    This needs to be first addressed with the insurance administer or HR director of the new company. It is unclear what type of insurance policy involved but first see if you can get the policy set up to your liking and if you still have questions return with more specificity.

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  • Can I be sued for cashing a check sent by someone interested in buying my car off Craigslist and selling the car to someone else

    A lady in Wisconsin sent me a check for my car so I can hold it for her until she moves, but I want to cash the check and then sell the car to someone else for double the profit. Can this lady sue me if there is no written document saying the mone...

    Phares’s Answer

    AVVO did not create this service to help you steal commit fraud! Enough said!

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  • Who should I call regarding a lawsuit against me, uninsured, at fault car accident? Hope to overturn it with details.

    Brother-in-law doesn't pay his insurance on time, it's not willing to help. Borrowed it unknowingly. Head on collision, total his car. Other driver is an unlicensed, male, who used the middle lane in excess of 300 feet and speed (witness stated). ...

    Phares’s Answer

    If you cannot get a lawyer within the time required then write up an answer so you do not get a default judgment again you. Courts can be very strict regarding time limits required for a reply. Your answer can always be amended. .

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  • What kind of lawyer do I need to hire and how should I approach this situation?

    About a month ago, I had gotten into a car accident and I have been waiting for the other person's insurance to cover the cost since she was at fault. It took a long time and constant calling to get an answer . What the company had told me was tha...

    Phares’s Answer

    If no personal injuries and not a first party case it may not be cost effective to hire a lawyer. If so, a personal injury or auto accident lawyer would be the way to go. Consider pro se small claims or county court.

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  • I need to know if my former lawyer has a malpractice insurance. Where can I find the letter to send him to get his insur. info?

    My former lawyer screwed up and then dropped my case. I had to get a new one. Lawyer #2 explained me lawyer #1 failed by negligence. That is causing me a monetary damages of about $50,000+ (sic) I'm going to sue lawyer#1, but lawyer#2 can't do...

    Phares’s Answer

    Are you sure you are getting correct information? Nothing requires you to know if the lawyer has insurance before seeking a contingency fee lawyer.

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  • What can I do if I called a lawyer a investigator comes out and go over paperwork she told me sign here to consult attorney

    I have not even seen a lawyer but today I get letter from a lawyer saying I have three days to void contract but I never knew I hired anyone the paperwork was dated on the 16th the day of the accident when the investigator came when I look...

    Phares’s Answer

    Of course. Send a letter to the lawyer and cancel and find a lawyer. Never sign papers with an investigator till you have talked with your lawyer.

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  • Can an insurance company suspend my license or stop me from registering a car?

    I was driving someone else's vehicle and had a minor accident I did not get a ticket or citation or anything that said I was at fault. Apparantly the persons car I was driving did not have insurance because is had lapsed. I did have insurance but ...

    Phares’s Answer

    Have you tried to get an attorney in the Orlando area. There are a lot of good insurance attorneys that can take on your insurance company and file for coverage. These cases can be quite lucrative for the prevailing lawyer because if your attorney wins he typically could be award fees to against your insurance company. You should try to locate an attorney and keep looking till you find an attorney or thoroughly convinced that you did not have coverage under the circumstances.

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  • I'm interested in suing my lawyer for legal malpractice. Worth it? Also, do lawyers typically charge up front or by % for this?

    I hired an attorney for a slip and fall incident that occurred two years ago. The case was settled a few weeks ago. I feel strongly convicted that my attorney placed his own interests ahead of mine in the case. I sustained serious injuries in the ...

    Phares’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear what happened to you. Unfortunately it is all too common. Not only is this "chop shop" mentality destructive to injured people, the advertising dollars spent makes it hard for conscientious lawyers to compete and harms the profession severely.

    It is unlikely that a malpractice action would proceeded because you had to agree to the settlement. I might suggest a bar complaint but I doubt that it would be successful. While you may have a case, I think it would be difficult to find a lawyer since you signed off on the agreement.

    Perhaps you should leave a review on AVVO or other sites relating your experience so other potential clients could be warned.

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  • Would this be trademark infringement?

    Lets say I wanted to write a book called 'How to sell like Bobby Goodsales'. Mr . Bobby Goodsales has already authored books in the 'sales' and business space and has trademarks as well. Would I be infringing his trademark?

    Phares’s Answer

    I don't believe that would constitute infringement. You are not using the mark in a way to confuse yourself or your business with the trademark holder. In fact you are stating the opposite. Other issues may come in to play but unlikely to give rise to clam of infringement claims.

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  • Do all motion for summary judgments require oral arguments?

    Is the opposing party required to appear in court if they oppose in writing and mark their motion "take papers"?

    Phares’s Answer

    Not in Federal Court. In most State Courts Oral argument is generally the norm in state courts. I am not sure what you mean marking their motion "take papers."

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