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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Louisiana on
Q: Law firms contacts about a car accident you were involved in. And ask for you to send a copy of your insurance policy?

I was the cause of a car accident just a finder bender. Gave him my insurance info. That was the 7th of this month. On the 24th I received a letter from a law firm asking for me to send a copy of my insurance policy and declaration of policy limits. And to inform my insurance company of this.... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 29, 2021

As far as I can tell, the lawyer has not done anything improper, however you do not have to comply with his request. Instead, I would inform your insurance company of your accident and forward a copy of the attorney's letter to your insurance and let your insurance company handle this from here.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am selling 52 acres of land and just signed an agreement to list it. Can I terminate selling the land?

Signed on November 14, 2021

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 29, 2021

Yes, you can, however you need to read and review the listing agreement to see if there are any ramifications you might have if you terminate the listing agreement ahead of time. Also you need to read and review the listing agreement to see what, if anything, it says if you change you mind again... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Did the police legally search my mancave?

The sheriffs office of the parish I live in in Louisiana searched my man cave which is in the back yard of my grandmothers property. I was arrested earlier that day. My grandmother was alone sleeping in the house. The officer didn’t make his presence known to her. They crawled through the dog... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 22, 2021

This sounds defensible and something you should certainly seek a consult or 2 with criminal defense attorneys in your area. Usually unless exigent circumstances exist, law enforcement usually does not take this action without a warrant. If there is a warrant, then you need to determine whether... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: The judge ruled in favor of the defendent on a summary judgement, how do we object to that decision
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 22, 2021

Do you have an attorney? If so, then ask him for a more detailed explanation of this answer, however, you do not provide enough information and details to fully respond to your post. If the summary judgment completely disposed of your case, then you can either seek a motion for new trial with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: what are the possible punishments of TITLE 32 — Motor vehicles and traffic regulation RS 32:56
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 22, 2021

Generally speaking this is a traffic offense so depending on which jurisdiction (locality) where the ticket was issued, you are looking at the amount of the fine and court costs of that locality plus in some instances, driving school.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: My ex fiancé Was in a car accident in my car, the car was totaled, my ex sued the at fault party. Can I sue my ex?

We were together during the accident, after the car was totaled she left. I do not believe she was found at fault. The loan was paid by my insurance company. But she hired and accident attorney and is going after the other party.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 18, 2021

Why do you want to sue your ex? What damages did you have from the accident which you believe you are legally entitled to recover from her?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Have an attorney insurance offer is insufficient they want you to accept

Can you dismiss the attorney after contract have been signed

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 18, 2021

You should discuss with your attorney the reasons he wants you to accept and the pros and cons of not accepting at this time. If, after speaking with your attorney, you are dissatisfied with his representation, then give look for another attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the best way for me to look up and research a full case?

The case dates back to 1993, but had many continuances. I was able to find the basic details, but I am looking for something more in depth. I am also looking for a date when the convicted was released from prison.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 18, 2021

Depending on how much depth you are seeking, the best way to do this might be to go to the court house and ask to review the paper file. As for prison release date of someone, again it might depend on how long ago, but you can either start online with Louisiana Department of Public Safety and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Hello my son father was court ordered to pay child support 17months ago and he never made a payment but he's still work

I filed through the state with no attorney. Child support office is claiming they can't find out where he work. He's a truck driver with cdl and they still haven't suspended his license with 20k in arrears. If his license is threatened to be suspended he'll pay.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 18, 2021

Following up on the post of attorney Badeaux, I would recommend that you contact a few family law attorneys in your area----some will provide a complimentary consultation---some do not, so ask ahead of time if there will be a charge----and meet with the attorneys, specifically discuss your case and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue a landlords homeowner insurance for stolen motorcycle
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 17, 2021

Anyone can always sue but the real question is whether or not you have a good chance to recover. You do not indicate whether or not you have filed a claim against the homeowner insurance, but if not, I recommend you do that first (and immediately) and see what position the homeowner insurance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: I lost my debit card . A check went through account for 38k I filed appeal/police report can I face charges/ how long?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 17, 2021

Based on your post and specifically $38,000, you should consult with an attorney in your area immediately to determine the best way to proceed moving forward. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Who will pay child support?

Parents share custody and time . Father is consider custodial and primary caretaker by court and make more money than mother.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 17, 2021

Both parents owe for the support of the child. There is a formula and a worksheet to fill out and complete which determines the amount of each parent's support obligation----based on those calculations, it will determine whether the father pays some to the mother or if the mother pays some to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I need an attorney to propose a settlement to my law suit in federal court in Louisiana

The federal judge set a court date in Jan. 22, and wants to move the case along. I just want to be done with it and settle for as much as you think we can get. I can either pay you byy the hour or one forth of what we get, your choice.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 11, 2021

Use the Justia Find a lawyer tab above and search for personal injury lawyers (or whichever subject matter your lawsuit is) in your area and contact a few of them until you find one with whom you are comfortable. I know most lawyers will probably provide a free initial telephone or in person... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Collections and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Rent recovery

As a guarantor on my daughter’s apartment in NYC, I am responsible for paying rent for a roommate who did not pay their last 4 months of rent (~$5016). Do I have any avenues to recoup this money from the non-paying roommate?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 10, 2021

Sue the roommate

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4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Can I be issued 2 tickets for same offense on same day?

Received a ticket for parking too close to a fire hydrant at 4:48 am which I paid. Then just received a notice for another ticket, which apparently was issued at 8:16 am the same day. I did not receive this ticket and was not even aware of it until today. Do I have to also pay this one?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 11, 2021

Yes, you can, especially if your vehicle was parked there at those 2 times.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for West Virginia on
Q: Can a person get out of jail via bondsman while facing Premeditated murder charges

If yes then how is that possible and how would they not consider them a threat to society if they have killed someone they could kill again

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 5, 2021

If the Judge has set a bond and the accused can make bond, then yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: My last landlord said they were selling the property as the reason they were not renewing with us. He didn't sell.

He raised the rent and rented to someone else. Is this legal?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 5, 2021

On 1 hand, at this point in time, why does it matter? Anyway, I assume you have a written lease and if the lease has provisions which allow the landlord to not renew the lease, then as long as he followed those provisions for non-renewal, then he's compliant.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Can police refuse a request to breathalyze the other party at an accident when asked to do so by the other motorist?

A red light was run and the police refused to breathalyze the driver even though I requested them to. He was notably impaired. His excuse was ‘the guy was a doctor’ and he didn’t have probable cause

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 5, 2021

In answer to your question, yes. I don't think his excuse is valid however law enforcement is not require to have each driver involved in a MVA given a breathlyzer test. Now, if you think the law enforcement really breached his duties, then you can assert a complaint with his supervisor or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I have several street sweeping and no parking tickets. Can I get them dismissed if I'm sick with ovarian cancer?

Chemotherapy makes me really sick and really tired. I'm in a lot of pain due to ovarian, colon, peritoneum, breast cancer and a colostomy that is prolapsing so I park my car right outside my house to avoid walking. There is a no parking sign from 7am to 6pm and sometimes i won't wake up... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 5, 2021

If you bring proof of your condition to Court and have a sympathetic prosecutor, then he has the discetion to dismiss your ticket and may do so this time, however, you are committing parking infractions and if you continue to do so, he may become less sympathetic. Sorry.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you treat a stop sign as a yield sign if there is no oncoming traffic?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 5, 2021

No, a stop sign is not a yield sign. A stop sign means you are supposed to stop and failure to do so exposes you to a traffic ticket for stop sign violation.

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