If your sister has renter's insurance, she should call them to make them aware of the issue and file a claim for the property ruined in the collapse. Delaying a call to them may adversely affect her ability to make a claim. If the collapse was due to the negligence of the landlord, she may have a...Read more »
I live in Woodbridge, Virginia. This morning I was involved in a hit and run, where an individual rear ended me on purpose while my car was in motion after terrorizing me for about a mile and a half. I obtained his license plate number when he drove away and called the police. My legal question is... Read more »
In Virginia the negligent infliction of emotional distress is not an individual cause of action that may be brought without other injuries. However, if you were physically injured in the accident and received medical care and also received psychiatric care as a result of the trauma of the accident,...Read more »
If you are roommates at a college or university, you should take a look at the school’s Honor Code, if one exists and some other type of “Code of Conduct,” if it exists, to see what repercussions there may be for your roommate for making the threat. Then simply be guided by that Code as to...Read more »
That depends upon the insurance coverage that is available. If you carry medical payments coverage on your auto insurance (if an auto claim) those should be paid within about 30 days from submission. If it’s a liability claim (against the at fault party) then you will probably need to wait until...Read more »
If the fight between them occurred off of school grounds, you may do as you wish. Presuming that the fight occurred on school grounds, any rights you have to pursue a recovery should not be reduced. However, your lawsuit against a child is not likely to provide much in the way of a recovery, so...Read more »
It would be very difficult to answer this question definitively with the information available here. Generally speaking however, if out in public, there can be no expectation of privacy by you or your child. In that case, the recording itself is probably OK. So the question then is whether your...Read more »
A provision in a will may not be as effective as you would like. There are other estate planning documents and instruments that may be more effective. If you don’t have confidence that your adult child will make good decisions about spending inherited money, you can put those decisions in the...Read more »
This would depend upon the type of claim they are threatening. If the injured person is over 18 and the claim is that you struck them (with a vehicle?) causing personal injuries, they have 2 years from the date of the accident. If they file after that time, they are subject to a defense by you...Read more »
I was a pedestrian hit by a vehicle here in Virginia on June 1. As a result, my knees were pretty bruised up and my back was jolted. I went to the ER directly after via my own vehicle and have been to physical therapy since. The police came to the scene and there was an accident report made but no... Read more »
It would be unusual for any insurance company to simply disregard its insured's version of an accident without any other testimony. However, the fact that there was an injury, even though slight, lends credibility to your version. If you went to the emergency room and advised the medical staff...Read more »
He was,the only one wearing his seat belt and performed CPR on the one boy. He returned to school to keep his mind off of the accident and his friend, however, this was very traumatic and he was in shock for a month. Would he be eligible for any type of compensation? He was not driving and speed... Read more »
I agree with Mr. Munsing's response. In order to maintain a claim for emotional distress in Virginia, your son must have suffered some physical injury as well. If he did not, the claim is likely not going to be recognized in the Commonwealth. Virginia is a bit hesitant to embrace new causes of...Read more »
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