There are a number of possibilities depending on your specific circumstances including: disability benefits (through insurance or a state public benefit), Social Security, or various forms of public assistance (welfare). You will need to discus this all with someone from social services in the...Read more »
Hi my daughter's father is currently incarcerated and recently was attacked by other inmates in his sleep and cut up really bad. I was told that the guard on duty had fallen asleep. I was wondering if he can sue the prison because I don't think that should have been able to happen and I... Read more »
It is possible but not certain that a viable claim may arise from the incident that you have described. Certainly Prisons can be sued for inmate injuries in various circumstances including cases where the injuries result directly from the criminal actions of third parties (other inmates); however,...Read more »
No. Their are statutes of limitation and statutes of repose in NY that will almost certainly operate to prevent any such civil lawsuit. The only way to know for absolute certain is to consult a local attorney with all of the specific details and dates.
I'm currently employed as a Police officer and I have several days owed to me. Is my employer required to pay me for those days I was unable to use due to my on the job injury? Vacation, personal leave, & paid holidays can not carry over.
Whether your accrued time and leave will be paid or exhausted by your period of disability depends on a number of factors including the terms of your employment, and collective bargaining agreement (contract), and the length of time that you have been out of work. A detailed consultation with a...Read more »
In the question of providing for children in the event of the untimely death of a parent or parents, it is important to draft a will with a trusts and estates attorney. It is much less complicated and expensive than most people think it is. However, because so many factors enter in to the custody...Read more »
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