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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: was driving Sunday night and a big piece of metal was in the street on the bridge of where there is alot of constructon

it did alot of damage to my car who pays for this

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 22, 2022

I agree with Mr. Thorgaard, but his answer works only if you have comp/collision coverage. If you don't, or if you'd rather not make a claim to your own insurance, you would set up a claim with the insurer of the entity that left the piece of metal in the street. Might've been a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Aunt filed unlawful detainer. and told to move I'm on ssdi. what can I do for help

3 rivers won't help says conflict of int. I bought shed from a family member that doesn't live on property and I have been paying rent since Jan 2019 w/no complaint. It has electric and water. She let a granddaughter, kids, & her boyfriend move a shed & camper here and they made a... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 19, 2022

You could try the Fla. Bar Lawyers Referral Service and ask for a Low Fee Panel attorney - see https://lrs.floridabar.org/

However, in the event that there is no law that protects you from the code enforcement authorities, there is little or nothing a lawyer can do. Schedule a consultation...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Hi, how to file injunction, to stop neighbors loud music bass,which forms online do I need?

had deputies out here many times, I get no relief bass is thumping through my walls and head, how to file injunction to stop the loud bass, which forms do I need? can I get forms online? hillsborough county district 2.

and cost of filing?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 17, 2022

I would be surprised if you were to find forms for a Florida court action of this nature - but to check, contact or go see the Clerk's Office for your local court. They also can inform you of the filing costs. Aside from filing costs (of a few hundred dollars), there would be a service of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Florida on
Q: NC allows for dissolution of adoptions. I have been trying to figure out for 20 years how to be reunited with family

I have changed my name but I want my original birth record and baptismal cert with my family name. The adoption did not work out. Now everyone is dead mom step and dad. For emotional and mental reasons to die knowing I have been reunited with my family with my true Id returned to me. Can someone... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 16, 2022

If you are looking for advice on how to find your biological parents or their relatives, this is the wrong forum for that - it's not a legal issue. Look for organizations that help people with that issue. If you locate your biological parents and wish to be adopted by them, and they are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Probate for Florida on
Q: My minor son has been awarded a lawsuit I need help

Minor son attack by a dog almost lost his arm A structured lawsuit being put in a trust fund signed deal and delivered by a judge lawyer is telling me to wait on a 3rd party to release the fund to get the allotted monies to me for out of pocket expenses to help my son get his arm back functioning... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Yes, it is possible for there to exist a situation where there is a wait for settlement funds to be disbursed, but it sounds like you are having some kind of communication problem with your attorney. You should be able to fully understand what the status of the settlement distribution is and the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Civil Rights and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Q: What can I do I signed POA to boyfriends mother to get my car out of impound. How do I get my car back?

While my now ex boyfriend and I was in jail. A friend got my car impounded. I could have sold it but I didn’t want to. My daughter’s grandma was even offering to get it out. To give to my daughter but she wanted to put it in her name. I didn’t want to sell it so my boyfriends mom said she... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Whether there is something you can do that would have very good odds in your favor depends on the powers you specifically gave her in the POA. Was the power strictly limited to removing the vehicle from impound in order to give it to you, or was it more general? Either way, a good first step... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Valet service crashed my car and denied my claim because I don’t have proof that they did it. What can I do?

I pay a monthly valet service to park my car in my apartment building. One day, I received my car from them and drove off. When I parked at my next destination and got off my car the whole side door was as crashed. I submitted a claim to the valet service and they denied my claim because I don’t... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 13, 2022

When you say "they denied my claim", do you mean the valet company or the insurance company for the valet company? The first steps in this situation is to get your written repair estimate and request the contact information for the valet company's insurer for liability claims, then... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: How long should it take my lawyer to counter offer the insurance companies lowball offer in a PI case?

The guilty parties insurance company accepted full liability. I dont understand why it is taking my lawyer weeks to come back with a number after the adjustors lowball offer.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 11, 2022

Did you ask your attorney that question? He/she might have a good reason for waiting, such as waiting for a particular medical report. If you are having communication problems with your attorney, then you need to address that problem, such as by sending a letter via certified mail complaining... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: How do i obtain a full transcript of a conversation on instagram messages? all the evidence i need is in that chat log.

An individual committed fraud against me and i lost $6000+, instagram does not have an In-App feature to download the entire transcript, how can i obtain it?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 11, 2022

The first question is whether Instagram would possess that chat. See if you can find that out. If they do possess it, or you just cannot find out if they do, have a subpoena served on them. In civil court, you can have a subpoena issued by either the Clerk of Court or an attorney in only one of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: How could I go about suing a attorney for unethical reasons?

I was tricked into paying legal fees that were never owed and given directly to my ex-husband by his attorney. I have text messages proving this was done to me. Do i have any legal ground? What category does this fall under?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 8, 2022

To get meaningful advice about your situation, you need to schedule a consultation with an attorney for discussion of the circumstances, review of your retainer contract (if any) and the case materials, and if this was a court case, review of the court docket. You might have a legal malpractice... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Tenant not getting deposit back.

Never got deposit back after around 60 days. They claimed to have sent it already. I asked about it and they said it was sent and to let them know if I don't get it and they will resend. I never got it and asked, then they claimed I owed them money. I stated FL statute 83 to them, they claimed... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 8, 2022

When a landlord fails to comply with the statute requiring either return of a security/damage deposit within 15 days or instead, a letter via certified mail within 30 days explaining why the landlord is retaining some or all of the deposit, the tenant may file suit against the landlord in small... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Florida on
Q: Can a daycare sue me if we gave them a two week notice even though we signed up for the entire summer?

My daughter has been with this daycare for 4 years and this is her last summer camp with them. We need to take her out for financial reasons and we gave them a two week notice but since we signed a paper and initialed for the entire summer they are saying we have to pay for the entire summer. Can... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 7, 2022

Whether the business would have a valid claim against you depends on the applicability and validity of the contract language at issue, as well as the validity of the entire contract. Therefore, it would be best for you to schedule a consultation with an attorney handling contract disputes. If the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Terminate commercial lease

I have a commercial lease agreement for a fixed term in Florida for my startup business. There are some disputes with the landlord and incorrect information in the lease agreement. I would like to exit the property right away and seeing legal advice on the lease agreement.

Can I pay all my... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 6, 2022

The answer to your question depends on whether you have a valid, enforceable lease agreement, and if so, whether there are lease terms that dictate how the parties must attempt to resolve the types of disputes you are having, and on whether there is any issue of landlord's failure to meet... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: If my car spun out of control and went over a median on to the other side should I be getting a ticket for this ?
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 6, 2022

That depends on what caused you to lose control - someone else's carelessness or your own?, or a combination of both? Regardless, to get the advice you really need for this issue, you must schedule an appointment with an attorney handling traffic ticket defense in your geographic area. With... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Hi there, I have questions about discrimination are abouts my work slowly speed.. many times I been told in my work

I just felt discrimina the company in Dunking Donut as employees by coworkers and is not the first time I have to go through this, is full company likely Miami Grill and Chipotle and McDonald's and Charly Restaurant.. but my consent is Dunking Donut where I was hired of the month April 27... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 3, 2022

It sounds like you are wondering if an employer is illegally discriminating against you by hassling you about your work speed. The only way that this might possibly be a legal issue is if you have a disability that the employer was made aware of, and you are able to competently work for that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: What can I do if a car lot gave me a different car after I signed a contract for another one

I went to elder Ford and signed a contract for a truck. When I was going to leave the truck they brought me was not the truck I signed the contract for and they told me I signed for the lemon they brought me and omg what can I do about them scamming me

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 31, 2022

It depends on whether you signed a new contract accepting the different vehicle. If you did not, the dealer breached your contract, in which case you of course would have a legal remedy. Consult an attorney in your area handling auto dealer or consumer protection issues. Also, your county... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Hi while I was sleeping a person stuck a sharpie with the cap in my mouth and started moving it in my mouth.

Could I sue or press charges

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 31, 2022

Yes, you were battered, which is a crime and a tort (a wrong for which you may make a claim for money damages). The extent of your injury is a factor as to whether it is the type of case you will be able to get assistance or representation on. Regarding criminal charges, only your local police... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: A grocery store worker grabbed my three year old daughter without permission while I was going through self-checkout.

The incident was caught on camera but the store refuses to share the security tape with the police. What should I do?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 27, 2022

I assume you're asking this question because you want the employee to be charged with a crime. More details would be needed on exactly what happened to determine if it constitutes a crime, but assuming the employee's act IS a crime, a video should not be necessary unless the employee has... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: If my vehicle was found at a hit and run leaving the scene of an accident and drugs were found but I was nowhere near

This is in Florida city Florida and homestead. My truck was found at a hit and run and leaving scene of accident only resulting in property damage and they found drugs cab I bee charged with the drugs and or the crash

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 23, 2022

Your inquiry is a bit vague. If this was a hit-and-run, with a driver fleeing the accident scene, what does "found at a hit and run" mean? If you mean the truck was found somewhere else, and police determined that it was the vehicle that hit and ran, AND the police have not yet... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Alabama on
Q: Can I sign the title to a vehicle that my parents have given me "with express permission?"

The truck is in Mississippi, my parents are in Dothan, AL living w/ my daughter. We intend to get the truck and bring to our home here in Ellijay, GA. Mom is willing to sign the title and has even mentioned just signing for her to avoid driving to Dothan with it in hand. Can I sign with... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 21, 2022

I agree with Mr. Thorgaard. First, because you are writing from a location said to be "Miami, FL", probably only Fla. attorneys will read your post, and the issue you present is an issue of State law. So transferring title in your case would be a matter of Alabama law. I can tell you... Read more »

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