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Christopher J Zachar
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  • I have headaches from car accident that was not my fault... How can they start to settle

    Was just wondering how they figure that out cuz they're getting ready to settle and I'm still having these headaches, I've been seeing the chiropractor and getting massages truly not helping

    Christopher’s Answer

    Advice: You should not even consider settling while you are 1) still having symptoms and 2) still under treatment.

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  • Is this something I can hold the city of phoenix for?

    My daughter was getting off the school bus and on her walk home, she fell in a hole that used to have a pole in it, but this hole was never covered. It was covered with old grass so my daughter didn't see it. She fell in the hole causing an ugly f...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you feel the City is responsible, you need to notify the City of the claim.

    There are very specific requirements in doing this, including time deadlines.

    You should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Most offer free consultations, so, get educated, then decide.

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  • I just don't know if I need to have an attorney involved. How do I decide?

    I was involved in a car accident yesterday. I was rear ended and pushed into the car in front of me. I did not get out of my car until the firemen and police arrived. I was afraid of head and neck injury as I was already feeling pain. They took m...

    Christopher’s Answer

    My advice: Most (if not all) personal injury lawyers offer free consultations, so why not take advantage?

    Get a consultation. Ask your questions. Get educated, then decide if you want to hire an attorney for your case.

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  • How does "egg shell" rule apply? What is the claim worth?

    I was in a car accident exactly one month ago, 1-23-16. I exited the freeway and upon making a left turn to go south as I was traveling west a car came from the south of me traveling north, ran the red light and struck me on the drivers side of th...

    Christopher’s Answer

    An attorney representing you will argue you were more vulnerable.

    An attorney representing the other side will argue “pre-existing condition which they are not responsible for.”

    Bottom line: If you prove the new, aggravated or worsened injury because of the accident, you will be able to recover your damages.

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  • Physical Therapy caused a stroke weeks after a car accident, is this a personal injury case under car accident or med mal?

    In AZ. I was rear ended in an auto accident. The other driver was cited and his insurance has accepted full liability. I went to the ER via ambulance and took an x-ray of my neck which was negative. Went to PCP who sent me to PT. After 3 weeks of ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Under Arizona law, this injury claim can be made both against the car accident case and a separate medical malpractice case

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  • Can I still do something to get paid for my medical bills and missed days from work?

    I've been in a car accident, the other party has not insurance.

    Christopher’s Answer

    If the other driver was not insured, you can look to your own auto policy. Do you have Uninsured Motorist coverage?

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  • How severe does an injury have to be from a defective air bag to file a personal injury case with the manufacturers?

    I received an hair line crack in my arm from an air bag. The other driver was a fault. My car happens to be on a recall list for defective air bags. Should I just deal with the other drivers insurance company or should I contact a personal injur...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Generally, an injury from an airbag must be significant to bring a claim against an airbag manufacturer. These types of claims require experts and can be very expensive.

    Airbags aren’t perfect, but it is still the case that the benefit outweighs the risk.

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  • How can i hold the company accountable and make them label their product with a warning so this does not happen to anyone else?

    I put a coffee mug in that said microwave and dishwasher safe on it. I put it in the microwave for 90 seconds I grabbed the handle to remove it and got severely burned. When i set the mug on the table, the water was barely warm and the mug itself ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    There are attorneys who have a practice emphasis in “product liability”. A search online should lead you to one who can help you.

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  • Should we seek counseling? What should we expect from Target?

    Wife got hit in head by unsecured item at target, was diagnosed with a concussion. Filled out incident report at store. Should she seek counseling?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Does she NEED counseling? Head injuries can result in headaches, confusion, memory loss and other symptoms. They can be short-lived or long term.

    Depending on symptoms, you may need additional care. Ask your medical provider what he/she thinks.

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  • How do I start this whole process?

    On Saturday night, Jan 23 I was assaulted at a restaurant. I had some injuries and I'm looking to go about suing the suspect and taking her to court. I need help in finding a lawyer to represent me and help me through this rough situation. Thank y...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Personal injury claims for an “assault” can be difficult. If the injuries are not serious, you probably are resigned to working with the Victim’s Rights Advocate in the criminal court system (assuming the bag person was charged). If serious injuries, you should look online for attorneys who advertise for these cases. Depending on circumstances, the establishment where it occurred may have liability too.

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