Questions Answered by Peter N. Munsing

Q: I have a question I was a passenger in a car accident in 2017 and the guy never reported it cause it was his dads ute

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not sure what your question is. If it is whether you can file a claim, yes you can. However the statute of limitations may be a problem depending on the date of the crash and what state you lived in.

You need to consult an attorney. Members of the Association for Justice of your state give free consultations.

Q: What can a widow and child collect for death of husband and father who was killed in a car accident

5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You should consult a member of the Florida Association for Justice. Understand there are different causes of action and basically they work out to your making claims for the loss of the spouse, the economic loss, any costs associated with the medical care, and any pain he endured before he died. There may be other claims against other parties.

Q: If you settle with a tort claim (o.c g.a. subsection 9-11-67.1) can you still be suit in civil court for wrongful death?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Assuming part of the settlement was a release generally no, though it depends who was released. Get a copy of the release, talk to the lawyer the insurance company paid to represent you.

Q: My dog was hit by a car New Years Eve. He just brought the bill to us for damage to his bumper. Are we liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
See if your homeowners will pay as a casualty loss. Depending on your deductible that may not be worth it. Did you report it to the police? Many policies require it.

If the other guy sues you for the bumper it's not your fault if the dogs were set loose.

Q: I may be sued for damages resulting from a car accident. Is there a way to protect my family and safeguard our assets?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Report it to your insurance company. Before they pay anyone they will require a release so you should be protected. In many states the jointly held property is protected.

Q: Can an insurance company deny coverage if the driver was unauthorized?

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Unless her son stole it he would be authorized. Its baloney. Suggest you provide estimates for repair, file a complaint with the insurance commissioner. Depending on the nature of the denial you may have claims under

Sec. 93 A of the MGL.

Q: if pedestrian is already in unmarked crosswalk, does driver have to yield right of way (maryland)

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
As a pedestrian some of your medical costs may be covered by the medical on your car insurance.

What Mr. Eidelberg said is correct. Having the right of way though doesn't mean you can step forward without looking actively--which means if you walk, eyes on phone, earphones on, hoodie over face, a court may find that you were "contributorily careless"

Get your injures seen to, particularly knee injuries as I've had clients with tendon, ligament, and patellar damage from the...

Q: While walking my 8 year old blue merle collie on a leash my dog was struck by a vehicle-street was clear when crossing

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
As Atty Fienman notes the degree to which there is a traffic violation and what charges are made are up to the police and DA if it's a felony charge.

You have a civil case. Your medical bills for the fall and resulting treatment would be covered by your car insurance (no deductible, no copay).

You have a claim against the other vehicle for your injuries and those to your pet. If you need PTS therapy, you may want to look into EMDR. Google "psychology today EMDR therapist...

Q: Does this apply to parking lots on private property

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Generally,the rules of the road/right of way type issues, duty of care all apply on private property if that's what you're asking.

Q: Can i sue in federal court for med. malpractice. I can not get a lawyer to take case because of venue

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If it's surgical devices try attorney James Ronca in Philadelphia. If it's in the western part of the state consult attorney Jason Matzus. They give free consults--feel free to use my name.

You can only use Federal Court if you and the other party are citizens of different states. As some of your defendnats may be in state I'm not seeing Federal Jurisdiction.

Q: Does asking about mental disability violate the American Disabilities act when taking the Pennsylvania Bar Examination

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not if they are asking if you need special allowances made. I wouldn't start off the examination for a profession by looking to sue the examiners. Suggest you contact a Mental Health Law Project and ask them.

Q: Can I use my military ID/base access as a job recruiter or does this violate any laws regarding financial gain?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Business Law and Military Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Better check in with JAG corps on this--sounds like potential multiple violations. You should know that access is for the specific purpose only. Can you hand out cards, or other items? Not sure of that but if someone is looking to burn you you're giving them a match it seems to me.

Q: How to collect on federal lawsuit against George W. Hill prison for overcrowded cells

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact the attorneys for the Plaintiffs & /or the Pa. Civil Liberties Union Prison rights project.

Q: My adjuster doesn’t work for the insurance company.Can I sue him?he denied my claim a week before he spoke to me.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I have no idea what type of adjuster, was it an on the job injury etc. if it was on the job contact a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice who handles workers comp who is in the county where this happened. They give free consultations.

Q: Can I sell illustrations of the entrance of a defunct amusement park that was sold at public auction/demolished in 1933?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I don't see why not--assuming the images aren't copyrighted. If they were the copyright may have expired.

Q: My husband & I have custody of our niece; She is in a residential mental health facility are we able to get childsupport

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You need to contact an attorney for this to get the order amended.

Q: I was misdiagnosed by three practioners of a local hospital and consequently suffered more damage and needed two more su

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends on the damage as to whether it is worth the costs of looking at it. however, I would suggest you contact a member of the Pa. Ass. for Justice in your area who handles medical carelessness cases.

Q: Can you sue a county prothonotary and office for not properly filing your court papers for a third time and each time

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
No, they have a qualified immunity. What you need to do is get a receipt and then ask that the filing be deemed of a certain date, nunc pro tunc.

Q: My husband is being told that he must be transferred to a scaled nursing facility

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact the hospitals patient advocate and your family doctor.

Q: Can a web store cancel a customer order unilaterally telling their price was incorrect due to a technical glitch?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
It is a violation of bait-and switch, they have a contract, they should deliver; did they refund your card?

If not contact the consumer protection office of your attorney general. However they may not handle it as it's a foreign company even though doing business here.

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