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Scott Douglas Camassar

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  • Which is the best rating to get from an injury - AMA or Florida Workers Comp?

    I live in Florida. While visiting family in Ct I was injured. Thru my CT lawyer, the insurance company has made an offer. I'm not happy with the offer. My lawyer states that I need to get a "rating" to justify the increase. Went back to the do...

    Scott’s Answer

    The AMA Guides to Permanent Impairment is the usual standard. Good luck

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  • What are the laws pertaining to personal property left after a person puts in a change of address and moves?

    My daughter temporarily stayed with me when she became homeless and unbenost to me changed her address with the post office. She ended up bringing bed bugs to my house and was asked to leave in which she did willing and changed her address again i...

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    It's not clear to me why she's threatening to sue you, but it doesn't sound like you did anything wrong. She wants her stuff, you're not withholding her stuff, and asked her to come get her stuff. Unless I'm missing something, I don't think you have anything to worry about. I know of no requirement that you have to let her in your house or apartment, especially if everything is outside. I would suggest making sure the stuff is protected from the rain, etc. so it's not damaged.

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  • Can you fire your lawyer if they refute communicate and ignore your plea for an update on the maturity of your case?

    its been about 18 months since I opened my personal injury case. I have racked up substantial medical debt and can not continue treatment as I cant keep up with the accruing payments. I expressed my concerns and asked questions several times regar...

    Scott’s Answer

    As these other lawyers have stated, you are free to fire your lawyer and retain other counsel. You will not have to pay him/her a full 1/3 fee, but your new lawyer will need to work out some arrangement at the conclusion of the case since the first lawyer is entitled to some fee depending on work performed to date. The new lawyer will wind up splitting the 1/3 fee with the first lawyer. Your current lawyer is in the best position to now what's going on with the case and hopefully you can get some answers. These cases move slowly but you are entitled to a timely response from the lawyer.

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  • Will I have a case against them

    I slipped on ice coming out of a bank. Fell down and landed on my right knee. Been in a brace since..

    Scott’s Answer

    You might. It depends on the weather conditions at the time, whether they knew or should have known about the ice and had reasonable time to attend to it, etc. These are hard cases, and very fact specific. There is also the issue of whether you were exercising reasonable care at the time. More information would be needed for a lawyer to better evaluate your case.

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  • Can she sue us and can she win ?

    I live in a condominium complex i have a neighbore who has a dog and i as well have a dog , so my dog ran out of the house without a leash my bf chased after the dog but the dog ran to my neighbore who was out with her dog , my dog did not came in...

    Scott’s Answer

    She can sue you but I don't see that you or your dog did anything wrong. Dogs are dogs. She was unable to adequately control her own dog and it pulled her down. The same thing could have happened if a squirrel ran across the road. If your dog didn't jump on her or push her down I wouldn't worry about it. If she sues just give it to your homeowner's insurance co and they will defend you.

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  • Should i sue after the car accident?

    i pulled out of a parking lot and was completely in my lane already when a car went around the right of my going way to fast and hit my front passenger side pushing me into a car on the drivers side that was traveling the opposite direction. my vi...

    Scott’s Answer

    If you're injured you should contact a good personal injury lawyer near you for help with this case.

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  • Do I have a legitimate premises liability claim against them?

    I tripped off of a curb in a parking lot. The curb was unpainted, and I did not see it. My fall resulted in a fractured heel, surgery, and months of recovery. Subsequently, my doctor has now discovered a shoulder injury they are attributing to ...

    Scott’s Answer

    You have a claim, but these are hard cases. Was lighting an issue? If it was at night or low light conditions, an unpainted curb is worse. You didn't indicate when this happened, there is only a 2 year statute of limitations. Are you sure it's on private property and not part of a municipal sidewalk? We would need more info to be able to help you, but the short answer is it sounds like a legitimate case.

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  • Can I sue the seller for not disclosing major and dangerous issues about the house?

    I rented a house and was planning on buying it. The seller insisted the house was being sold "as is". Also said multiple times " did not need inspection". I asked what issues the house has. She filled out a sellers disclosure form that there where...

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    If she knowingly failed to disclose problems, lied or misrepresented on the form, you have a claim against her but these are difficult cases that a very fact-specific. Generally speaking, it's "buyer beware" but if she lied on the form it could be fraud.

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  • Can I file a lawsuit against this Dentist for medical malpractice? Should I go get a second opinion from another dentist?

    I am concerned that a dentist has screwed up my teeth. When I first came in and got x-rays he said I needed a filling because of a cavity. I asked him if I could get it taken care of that same day, and he said yes. Halfway through, he said it woul...

    Scott’s Answer

    You can sue if another similarly-credentialed dentist reviews the records and films and says that this dentist departed from the standard of care, and if your damages are substantial. But your first priority should be getting to a new (competent) dentist, endodontist or other specialist to finish the job properly and make sure you're ok. Good luck

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  • Can I file against a home care agency contracted out by the state of Connecticut?

    Access agency contracted with home care agency that provided an incompetent worker that is responsible for my mother's fall/broken hip that caused her death.

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    I'm sorry for your loss. Generally speaking, if the agency departed from the standard of care and caused injuries that contributed to her death, you would be able to sue upon getting a report from an expert (the appropriate medical specialty) that there was a departure from the standard of care. More facts would be necessary to evaluate this particular case.

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