I have been bedridden with chronic illness for 6 years. I am required to lie down all day and am unable to get up to use the restroom. I rely on my parents for all my daily requirements. Symptoms of mine include extremely severe noise and light sensitivity which require me to wear earplugs and an... Read more »
If by legal recourse you mean suing your parents, probably not. You are living in their home and thus arguably have to tolerate the living conditions with which they provide you. And unless you are paying them rent and have a landlord/tenant relationship, they likely have not breached any...Read more »
How do I find out how much my settlement was? How much a lawyer to suppose to charge? Do I pay for filing and paper work out my money? Why my lawyer Got more of the money then I did. 33.3% I thought was of fee. She had it in her savings for 1yrs b4 I received anything, also he lean me a few... Read more »
You certainly have the right to inspect the file your attorney maintains on your case. With regard to holding onto the settlement proceeds, as my colleague correctly advised, there might be liens (with either Medicaid / Medicare or a private insurance company) that need to be resolved before your...Read more »
Every report is faults I can prove every other statement is a lie but the esdropping charge I can't prove i have to go to Grand jury every report is filed by my wife and her friend. I have a public defender because I have a divorce lawyer I can't afford both lawyers. Don't know what... Read more »
Sorry to hear what you're going through. If the reports that were filed against you were truly false, you might have a viable claim for defamation. Here's an article I found online which you might find helpful,...Read more »
She is working as a temporary worker at a hospital for an assignment. She was shoved twice and verbally assaulted by the male employee. He was arrested on Friday, but has since been released with no charges per the police. My sister is experiencing trauma from being physically assaulted by this... Read more »
Sorry to hear what happened to your sister. If she hasn't already, she should report the incident to her supervisor and request that the other employee be transferred to a different department to reduce the risk that she might run into him again. With regard to bringing a lawsuit against the...Read more »
As my colleagues have correctly advised, whether you can sue the restaurant for your fall depends on whether your fall was caused by some dangerous or defective condition on the stairs themselves. If there was nothing wrong with the stairs and you fell due to your own intoxication, that would not...Read more »
After heating up a cup of hot water for my tea, when I went to take a sip, the handle broke off and the scolding hot water burned my right thigh. I suffered second degree burns on my front and back thigh yesterday afternoon on 02/21/2021. I did seek medical attention and was prescribed medication... Read more »
So sorry to hear what happened to you. Whether you have a viable lawsuit really depends on why the handle of the cup fell off and the nature of your injuries. Products liability lawsuits are very expensive and usually only make sense when there has been a serious, permanent injury. That said,...Read more »
If you are already represented by an attorney you should speak with that attorney about the proposed settlement agreement. If you do not have an attorney, however, unless you are willing to pay an attorney by the hour, it is unlikely you are going to find one who is willing to review the...Read more »
I lost a child at just under 36 weeks pregnant. I was told by a lawyer at the time (2000) that nothing could be done because the baby did not take a breath outside of utero, but, the reason the baby didn't take a breath was negligence on the part of the hospital staff. I have proof in... Read more »
I'm so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, New York State does not recognize wrongful death claims for the death of an unborn child, Endresz v. Friedberg, 24 N.Y.2d 478 (1969). https://casetext.com/case/endresz-v-friedberg Although you may have been able to sue for your own grief and...Read more »
Most of your run-of-the-mill defamation cases will not invoke the absolute privilege defense. Defamatory statements that are entitled to absolute privilege are those made in the context of legislative proceedings, judicial proceedings, etc. Here's an article I found online which you might...Read more »
I AM NOT, a violent person, and I DID NOT, hurt this dog! I was at work, and a customers dog was off the leash. A Big mastiff, type of dog! Im trying to work, and this dog is circling the shop, growling, and barking at me. I value my own life, and safety over this dogs! The day before, I asked this... Read more »
You certainly have the right to defend yourself if the dog attacks you or places you in imminent fear of bodily injury. Your employer is also required, under the law, to provide you with a safe workplace. This would arguably include prohibiting dogs with vicious propensities from being on the...Read more »
It sounds like your conference was administratively adjourned (postponed) by the Court until March 31st. Substantively it should not affect your case at all. If you are very concerned you can always call the Court and speak with one of the clerks. If applicable, use the extra time to complete...Read more »
My mother in law tripped over it and fell on her face, she got pretty bruised up. She said she almost tripped on it on a separate occasion as well. She ended up in the hospital with major bruising on her face. Is there anything she could do about it?
So sorry to hear what happened to your mother. Although you could certainly bring a lawsuit against the party which is responsible for the drain in question, as my colleagues have correctly pointed out, unless your mother's injuries are severe, the time and expense of a lawsuit may not be...Read more »
I agree with my colleague - your landlord cannot lock you out of your apartment, especially if you have 2 weeks left on your lease. Here's a publication I found online which you might find useful, https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/tenants_rights.pdf On page 36, it reads as follows:...Read more »
You can still sue them but the longer you wait, the weaker your case becomes and the less likely the individual will still have the money to repay you. Here's a table I found through the NYS Court system which lists the statute of limitations for various types of lawsuits,...Read more »
So sorry to hear what happened to your wife. Given that lawsuits are generally reserved when there has been a serious, permanent injury, litigation might not be the way to go. Moreover, the gas station would arguably not have any liability (legal responsibility) unless it either knew, or should...Read more »
Sept 2018 flood in nyc condo- subsequent mold confirmed esp significantly high levels aspergillus & penicillium. Only Owner/ex husband is on home ins policy which he received$20,000 ins check Oct 10- yet did not schedule mold remediation until Dec 10-13 - 'not a reasonable amount of time... Read more »
Your question is a bit unclear. Do you want to sue the landlord for the mold problem or the mold remediation company for not performing a post-remediation assessment and for not cleaning up its equipment? Regardless, toxic mold litigation never really took off in New York after the state's...Read more »
Staff advised that the patient would be no where near me and would be assigned someone to watch her at all times however, she was still able to attack me again the following week. I needed the visit the Emergency Room once and the second time treated in house. Would I be able to sue the facility... Read more »
You might be able to sue toe facility depending on whether the facility had notice (knowledge) of the other patient's vicious propensities and whether its failure to provide adequate security caused or contributed to the attack. What it all boils down to is whether the assault was foreseeable...Read more »
I work for a woodwork company, I'm a cabinet maker and I has an a severe injury on my thumb finger whit a table saw, I'm got a workers comp lawyer now, but the case is that the place where the company is, is not owned by my employer, and the floors are really uneven and... Read more »
So sorry to hear what happened to you. Thumb injuries can be very disabling. Generally speaking, whether a building owner is responsible for an injury depends on whether there was a dangerous condition on the premises, whether the building owner knew of the dangerous condition and if that condition...Read more »
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