If things go as they are supposed to, at the preliminary conference deposition dates will be set, discovery deadlines given, a future status conference scheduled, and a date for the filing of the note of issue will be set. At some point the parties will exchange paper discovery as set forth in the...View More
A statute of limitations is the time limit on how long you have to bring a lawsuit. In a personal injury case the time limit is typically three years from the date of accident, but there are other shorter time periods that could apply.
A waiver of the statute of limitations is when a...View More
First stop and take a deep breath. You have insurance and they will handle it all for you. It seems they were making a claim with your insurance company for the past few years and were unable to reach a settlement. They only have three years from the date of accident to file a lawsuit, and I would...View More
I was technically at fault due to being on a bike. Woman driving the car was messing with radio making a left hand turn. Insurance adjustor is pressuring me to settle tonight or I'll get nothing because tomorrow is 3 years.
Follow-up questions: Police report places blame on me... View More
I am going to assume that since you have let three years pass without hiring a lawyer, you did not suffer any serious injury in the accident. If you did suffer a serious injury (broken bone, significant disfigurement, limitation of use of a body part, or disabled for 90 days, or had some type of...View More
My Attourney haven’t said that there was an offer yet. Just wondering if an offer likely is on the table already thank you, the opposing counsel lost summary judgement and the appeal for summary judgement was also denied does the case settle for an additional amount went summary judgement and the... View More
First, I am going to try to make sense of what’s happened in your case. In order for the judge to have reduced the amount of a verdict (remittitur), there must have been a trial on damages in your case following the granting of summary judgment on liability and successful defense of the summary...View More
STP is the last stop in the court process, and it is from there that cases are sent out for jury selection and trial. As I am sure you are aware, the Covid pandemic shut down the court system for months, and jury trials only very recently began again, and on a very limited basis. Unfortunately for...View More
She fractured her ankle! Workers comp settled with her ! Her Attourney is now suing the owner of the building there was defected floor on the store that caused this fracture! It’s been since 2017 he doesn’t call you have to call him ! We reached him and he said there was an offer that was so... View More
I am very sorry to hear about you fiancé’s accident. Whether you should change attorneys depends on a number of factors. The fact that the accident occurred in 2017 is not terribly significant, since with Covid and the Courts shut down for a significant period of time, delays in cases are...View More
You can sue the restaurant, and also likely the building owner, if there was a defective condition on the steps, such as a broken step, missing railing, or inadequate lighting. Garbage or other debris on the steps may also be a basis for a lawsuit. The fact that you were intoxicated would be...View More
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