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Christopher J Zachar
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  • How do I get more money from the insurance company for my injury claim?

    I got into an accident a year ago this month. After going back and fourth with the insurance agent she gave me a low offer of $1500. I was diagnosed with acute scoliosis after the accident. I think I deserve more but not sure how to go about it?...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Unfortunately, this information is way too vague to make an assessment on the value of your injury claim.

    All injury claims are valued based upon three facts:

    1. Nature of injuries;
    2. Extent of injuries; and
    3. Duration of injuries.

    More information is required to give you an honest assessment here.

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  • What type of lawyer would I need if my child was severely hurt in a group home needing surgery.

    He was surrendered to DCS bc of behavior, a group home staff member broke his femur in half requiring surgery, permanent rods and pins in his thigh for life. There is an investigation ongoing by police and DCS into the matter.

    Christopher’s Answer

    You need an experienced, personal injury trial attorney. Look for a Certified Specialist.

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  • Are you a lawyer and available to represent me in an auto accident in the Phoenix AZ area? If yes, please respond.

    The other driver’s insurance (Hallmark) policy is $150,000. I have over $10,000 in medical expenses so far, some medical liens and some paid by Mercy Care. Hallmark, is looking forward to the statute of limitations running out this December. I wa...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You are in need of a trial lawyer. AVVO has plenty of certified specialists in Arizona.

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  • What kind of lawyer will take an accident claim that is approaching the end of statue date?

    December 27, 2014, I was a passenger in a truck that was rear-ended. My head was turned looking at the driver and haven't been able to get adequate treatment. My statue deadline is approaching and I need an attorney.

    Christopher’s Answer

    You need an Arizona trial attorney.

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  • Can I sue the homeowner for getting stabbed while at their house

    Was renting a room and got stabbed by a man who kicked in the door of the home looking for someone else. After being asked many times to leave and refusing to his girlfriend tried to come into the house .she was pushed back by my girlfriend and ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Had the stabber threatened people in the home before? Did the homeowner have knowledge of the stabber’s dangerous tendencies, threats, risk for showing up and threatening violence, etc..?

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  • Why am I unable to get an attorney to take my case against Target Store for a fall resulting in post concussion syndrome?

    I was shopping in a Target store in Bullhead City, Az. Not familiar with the stores layout, I had to constantly look up at signs. As I was doing this I felt myself slipping as in slow motion backwards hitting the floor and causing the cart to land...

    Christopher’s Answer

    When you fall and injure yourself on someone else’s property as a result of a dangerous condition, in order to hold the store owner at fault, you have to prove that they knew of the danger or that they should have known of the danger.

    Do you have any information as to how long the spilled soda was there, and that the store or its employees had any knowledge of it before you fell?

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  • Can an attorney ask for expenses before or during preparation for trial?

    I don't have hardly any money, can I still ask an attorney to take my case and pay the expenses after trial? My wife died and I don't think her death was expected. The doctors have changed her diagnoses from a split tube to a dead liver. It was ch...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Irving, you may have a legal case. Please understand that "medical negligence" cases can be very tough cases, and require an experienced lawyer to obtain and review the medical records to determine if a case exists.

    There are many fine plaintiffs lawyers who handle medical negligence cases.

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  • Can you sue a grocery store if you slip and fell on water in the store resulting in surgery?

    I would like to know if a person slips and fall in a grocery store due to a water spill resulting in surgery and months of rehabilitation to walk would there be a legitimate case against the store?

    Christopher’s Answer

    You certainly have the right to bring a claim for negligence against the store, if you can prove that the store is indeed at fault.

    These can be very difficult cases. You should consult an experienced premises liability lawyer.

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  • How do insurance companies determine whose at fault in a 4-way stop accident?

    I was at a 4-way stop in Tucson, AZ. I came to a complete stop going East. The only car who stopped before me was the car to the right and I let him go then I started to go forward. As mid way into the intersection, a car to my left hit me at the ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    My first response: If you let insurance companies make the decision, you will likely lose. Find an attorney to represent YOU.

    There are statutes in Arizona regarding four-way stops and rights of way. Ask your attorney.

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  • Can I sue a tire shop for a tire being in the middle of the road?

    Me and my husband were driving and we hit a tire that was in the middle of the road. It was a tire shop tire even had tire shop written on it. Took pictures of the damage to the tire and my car. My car is a mess scratched the whole side of my car ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you can prove that the tire was left there by the tire shop, then yes, under AZ law, you have a claim.

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