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100% satisfaction rating so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. I’m sorry to hear about your case. This to me sounds like a classic case of negligence. Negligence simply means that there was a duty that the other party owed and they breached that duty in some way. What is most important is that it is proven that the defendant breached their duty of care because that is what mostly determines whether there is a cause of action. Basically, the question is, “Did the defendant’s actions fall below the standard of care for a reasonable person in a similar situation?” If the answer to that question is yes, then there is negligence and you are entitled to damages. Damages can be difficult to calculate, but if you click here you can use a calculator help you understand.
You may also have a case regarding a defective product. If a manufacturer or retailer sells you a product and it is defective, and you suffer damages, then you may abe able to claim damages for your injuries. You may not have to sue if you handle the matter informally. However, if they deny your claim or do not act within a reasonable time, you can hire a consumer protection attorney to help you out. You could tell the public about the risks as well, so long as what you are saying is your legitimate opinion about the matter. Just be careful not to say, “You had better give me money or else I’m going public,” because that could be considered extortion under the law.
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Hello, let me take your questions one by one:
1. Yes, you can have two separate claims on the same lawsuit; one for negligence, one for a defective product.
2. What the reasonable settlement amount is depends heavily on the amount of damages that you think you suffered. You may want to collect your medical bills and think about how much time you've had to lose from work as a result.
3. I think what you put is acceptable. You're not extorting them; lawyers send letters like those on the regular basis.
Did you have any other questions for me?