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Christopher L. Strohbehn

Christopher Strohbehn’s Answers

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  • How can I handle my company's non compete clauses? My non compete was listed in our handbook which was never given to me.

    The non compete reads as follows: to preserve the integrity and profitability of the company, employees are prohibited from engaging in activities that compete or conflict with those of the company. As a general rule, employees are prohibited from...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you are seriously looking to work locally in the same field, you need to sit down and go over the matter factually with another lawyer familiar with these issues. That is the best way to be safe about it. Good luck.

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  • Why would insurance companies need a child's social security number?

    I got rear ended on the freeway and filed a claim with the insurance company that insures the person that hit me. There was minor damage to my car and I took my daughter and I to the doctor to make sure there were no injuries to either of us. I ha...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I hope all are well with your accident. The insurer doesn't need the SSN until it agrees to pay you or your daughter. There is a federal law requiring mandatory reporting for the purposes of Medicare but letting it get it in their file at this point is for their investigative use, presumably. It doesn't need the SSN until the company is cutting the check. Feel free to tell them no, or contact a lawyer to assist you negotiations with them.

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  • If you fall on a restaurant's property, are injured, does their insurance have to pay pain and suffering?

    I fell walking up a cement riser/curb that you use to enter restaurant. I broke my arm. Tried to give my personal info to manager. She said not necessary because not their fault. At that time, didn't know I broke my arm. Contacted owners and ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Does the insurance company "have to" pay for pain and suffering? No. They can dispute liability, dispute pain and suffering, etc. If you are looking to be compensated for your pain and suffering, the smart thing to do would be to contact a lawyer to discuss your situation. Trying to "prove" it or negotiate it yourself with the insurance company is likely going to lead to it delaying, denying and defending the claim. I would recommend you contact a lawyer.

    Good luck.

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  • Can I also sue my employer as well as the construction company?

    Because they had construction done on there property by an out side construction company and I was injured because of the construction company's neglect.

    Christopher’s Answer

    Probably can't sue your employer. You could file a work comp claim if you were on duty most likely. The construction company is probably who you need to look at for recovery with a lawsuit. Consult with a lawyer. Good luck.

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  • Do I need an injury lawyer?

    I tripped near a construction site that was not properly finished and injured my right arm

    Christopher’s Answer

    Perhaps. You need to document the injury site or have someone do it for you. Take pictures, video, etc., if it's still in the same condition. Your best bet is to contact a local lawyer to discuss your case. Good luck.

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  • I had an car accident , I met the chiropractor and they were some minor injury as a result of the accident,

    I was hit by someone and I wasn't actual wrong. The other person was the wrong part. My car was wrecked and I am not satisfied about the adjustment fixing report. Is it better to hire a lawyer and why? Will the lawyer talk to the adjuster as well?...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You should definitely consult with a lawyer at least to discuss your options. If you do hire a lawyer, you will pay him or her out of the funds from the resolution of your personal injury claim. Many firms who do personal injury work deal with property damage adjustments as well but you will have to discuss that with your potential lawyer.

    I would suggest its worth your time to contact a lawyer to go over your options before you make any final decisions. Plenty of good lawyers out there to talk to.

    Good luck.

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  • The FBI come's to my home address

    What do I do when the FBI comes to my home address saying that they got a call from someone saying I was saying things about the U.S. government without saying what I said

    Christopher’s Answer

    Get a lawyer. Period don't try to "tell your side of the story." It's never good when the FBI makes a house call.

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  • I'm about to collect from an insurance company but not sure what I'm entitled to collect or how to estimate it.

    A roofer I hired was negligent and didn't place a tarp, causing it to rain inside my home. He left my roof unfinished, and didn't finish a drywall job in my rental unit he was halfway paid for. The damage caused harmful things such as mold, fungus...

    Christopher’s Answer

    It may depend. You may have a claim against the contractor but his/her liability insurance may not cover all of the damages he seeks. Your best bet is to contact a local Milwaukee attorney handling these types of claims to discuss your case.

    Good luck!

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  • I had a knee surgery 4 months before a drunk driver totaled the car. My knee was re injured .Is that pre existing condition?

    I now need a total knee replacement

    Christopher’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about your accident. The defense will likely try to link your knee replacement to your prior surgery. You will have to have a doctor support that this accident was a substantial factor in causing your knee replacement. Definitely contact another Wisconsin lawyer to represent your interests in this claim. I would be surprised if an insurance company would treat you fairly in this regard without someone in your corner.

    Good luck.

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