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Lawrence Lazzara Jr.

Lawrence Lazzara’s Answers

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  • What law states that if one injures a person who has been injured in the past or is weak- that they still have liablility

    I am in Arizona. I have a friend who was struck by a airborne canopy in a city park. There were at least 40 other canopies in the event - but only one went airborne and struck him in the back while he was running from it. They are claiming that t...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Your friend is entitled to compensation for the aggravation of pre-existing injuries, plus any new injuries sustained. The law is very clear on this issue. I strongly recommend that your attorney consult with a personal injury attorney.

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  • In a personal injury case how many medical records and how far back -is the opposing party entitled to?

    In this case the person injured had a surgery 6 months prior and had been in an auto accident more than 20 years prior. There was an exacerbation of soft tissue pain in the area of the surgery and also a re-injury The opposing party wants every m...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The central issue at stake in your question is whether the information being sought could reasonably lead to relevant evidence to your case. You have the right to object to requests for documentation that could not reasonably lead to relevant evidence, but that decision would likely rest at the discretion of the trial judge.

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  • I went to see a movie at the harkins theater on 04/05/2014 as i was looking for somewhere to sit i fell cause the floor dropped.

    me and my family went to see a movie on saturday 04/05/2014 @ 105pm as we were walking to find somewhere to sit all of a sudden the floor dropped down and i fell, when i got up i hurt all over. i reported the incident to the manager and she took...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The answer to your questions depends on whether the drop in the floor was properly lit. In movie theaters, small steps tend to have very faded lights notifying patrons that there is a step there. Did you get a photograph of the area where you fell? If so, the details should be in the photo (depending of course on the lighting at the time of the fall and whether your phone had a flash on). Premises liability claims are very difficult to win under Arizona law and often require a "perfect storm" of facts to get one to stick. Your inquiry will need additional facts to be provided so that attorneys can do a more thorough analysis. Either way, you should at a minimum consult with an attorney right away. Good luck to you.

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  • I accidentally gave the wrong insurance info in an accident. I cannot get in contact with the other party. What should be done?

    I recently got into a minor accident that requires a bumper to be replaced. Unfortunately I gave an outdated insurance card that will not cover for the accident in question, and I didn't know until days after the accident occurred. Nobody was inju...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    you should notify your insurance company immediately and request that they reach out to the other driver I provide accurate insurance information.

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  • I was involved in rear bumper to bumper accident on private property (WalMart)

    I had pulled out, reverse stopped and saw the other person pulling out and honked my horn. That person continued to pull out and rear ended me. We got out and exchanged information, then I called in my insurance to make the report immediately af...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    I strongly recommend that you speak to your insurance company as well as an attorney. Please tell me insurance company exactly what happened and be specific on the sequence of events. They will do an independent investigation to determine liability. Winston and estimation is completed, you will know where you stand more so than you do now.

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  • At fault driver's insurance AIG & Sedgwick(Administrator) are demanding a recorded telephone interview. Do I have to comply?

    The at fault driver signed a printed statement claiming 100% responsibility for causing the accident and all damage and or injury caused by the accident. Allowing a recorded call with an opposing party sounds like a no win situation. Can't ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You do not have to give a recorded statement, particularly since the insurance company accepted responsibility. This is a common tactic by insurance companies. You should consult with an attorney before you make any statements or begin negotiations. Handling personal injury cases without an attorney is very risky and usually yield worse results than attorney represented cases.

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  • I fell at work do to a faulty stairwell and severely broke 1 ankle. Then at the hospital I requested to have both X-rayed.

    Later on follow up, found out no X-rays were taken, asked to take. Found other foot is broke as well. What are my legal rights? I have already started receiving workman's comp.

    Lawrence’s Answer

    It appears that, based on the limited information you provided in your inquiry, that you have a workers compensation case, with a potential for a 3rd party liability claim against the owner and/or installer of stairwell. If your employer owns the stairwell, you may only have a workers compensation claim. With respect to a potential malpractice case against the hospital, you may have a claim there, but damages may be a problem. You will likely have to speak with two different types of attorneys: (1) one who specializes in workers compensation; and (2) one who specializes in personal injury claims. Good luck to you.

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  • How do I get help please! This is painful n my blood pressure is now 200/100 my sugar we'll over 300 n it's always good!

    How do I get help!!!! I was traveling and stopped at a hotel on the way home to spend the night long story short the next morning I eke up and I'm covered with bites and huge puss filled bites on my arms and now it's spreading cause my ankle is G...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    I strongly recommend following up with your primary care physician so as to monitor for infections. Also you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to review what if any claims you may have against the hotel.

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  • Chiropractor Lien question again

    I did not sign anything allowing the chiropractor to get a lien, and I asked my lawyer what was the lien amount I was told they didnt have a specific amount and that it would probably be for the total of the bill. I am confused how can you get a ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You raise several issues in your email, but you need to provide some more details. Was the chiropractor being paid by health insurance or auto Insurance medical payment coverage? The answer to this is important. Also, you should review what you signed at the chiro office with your attorney. I recommend that you schedule a meeting with the lawyer to go over these discrepancies so that there is some clarification on what is transpiring.

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  • UM Motorist Settlement. My UM insurance carrier who told me that I don't need an attorney is offering 3K to settle a claim.

    I was diagnosed with a permanent injury from this rear end collision (7K damage to my car). A final evaluation classified me as a Lumbar, Class 2 10 % Whole Person Impairment. Geico who is the at fault carrier insurance paid BI policy limits of ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You probably should have contacted an attorney from the start, but it is not too late. I strongly recommend you get an evaluation from a qualified personal injury attorney. Good luck to you.

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