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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Canadian had MVA Washington state in 2015. Case settled.funds held by attorney in trust,attorney has died.How toget fund
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2019

1)make claim against the estate 2) call the Wash State client security trust fund, and whatever organization licenses attorneys.

3) if necessary hire counsel but the bar association should also help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: I was injured in an accident involving a minor w/o a driver's license. I have learned he didnt have permission to drive

What are the laws relating to minors driving w/o permission, causing an accident, with over $40k in medical bills?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2019

You should get advice--and the services--of an attorney with the Nevada Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where the wreck happened--they give free consults. I'm assuming it's their fault--if its your fault, the fact that he wasn't licensed etc doesn't mean you collect if it's your fault.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Mexico on
Q: I hit a cow on hwy 126 in jemez N.M. Is the owner of the cow responsible for damage to my vehicle
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Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2019

Generally I have had luck getting coverage through the farmer's insurance, but if you have collision run it through that and let them chase the farmer for the information.

While the owner of a farm animal is responsible if they are allowed to leave the farm, if it were such that you could...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: My son was hit while being on a dirt bike yes he was on a dirt bike with no helmet the guy who hit him was turning at a

Intersection where my son had the right away the guy said he didn't see my son cause he didn't have any lights on it had just started getting dark not very dark at all where he could have seen him but turned anyways he had a insurance policy of a non owners insurance policy and was driving a car... Read more »

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Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2019

You need to contact an attorney who is a member of the Assn for Justice for the state you are in, and is in the county where it happened--they give free consults.. Depending on the light, who could see whom, the fact that your son was on a dirt bike isn't the issue as much as the fact he had a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am currently in SSI AND HAVE BEEN FOR 15 YRS. I have not been able to find a psychiatrist tthat accepts my medicaidHEL
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Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

That may be because of your plans. Your county MH coordinator should be able to assist you. Because of the reimbursement rates and amount of paperwork involved it is very difficult for anyone on Medical Assistance to find Psychologists or Psychiatrists to help. Philhaven outpatient or similar may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does SSI give written notice before changing your benefits? And how much notice is given?

I have started working and have reported it, but would like to know if I will receive my November check, as I have received no notice as of today. Thanks so much.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

Your best bet is to speak to someone at social security or the state. I assume you had some agreement when you began work as in a spend down plan?

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am looking to take money from outside investors and bet on sports based on an algorithm I created. Is it legal in PA?

There is a law in Nevada that allows this type of business model, however I am located in PA and was wondering if there was a way to make this work from here. I would receive money from investors, and place bets strictly off of my algorithm with no input whatsoever from the investors. I would... Read more »

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Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

You need to contact a business attorney as you will need paperwork to cover you in regard to claims from the investors. Anyone can give anyone else money to gamble with--that's not a violation. However you need to have disclaimers and it's not something you'd want to do off the internet.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have to file for bankruptcy,where do I start
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

Contact a bankruptcy attorney or Legal Aid.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a teacher ask a child without parents a consent or knowledge if the child wants/likes to live with mother or father?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

I don't believe it's illegal. Tacky, and possibly a violation of school personnel codes. Suggest you have a meeting with the teacher and principal.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I received a ticket for driving with a cdl permit . will they revoke my cdl privilege
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Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

you may want to restate this. You were driving with or without a cdl? If it's just that you didn't have it on you, frequently if you give them proof they will drop the charge or give you some alternate charge. However they don't have to do that.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Pennsylvania on
Q: What would happen to a 23 year old on probation for gun charges dating a 18 year old

If the parents of the 18 year old are against the relationship is there anything they would be able to do

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

At 18 the person is no longer a minor. They could make life uncomfortable for the 18 year old and doubtless will. Is it worth it for either of you?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Need help fighting speeding ticket. Timed by stopwatch and used lines in the road. Accused of going 42 mph in a 25.

Received a speeding ticket for allegedly going 42 mph in a 25 mph zone. Cop "cut me a break" and dropped my speed to a 30 in a 25, still got slapped with a $150 ticket. Brought the ticket home and after discussing the topic with others, I decided I'd take it to court, but I don't know what I'd... Read more »

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Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

These are tough to fight and given the difference in speed not sure a Judge wouldn't find that it's beyond the normal margin of error for any speed timing device (4-8 mph). Contact an attorney who handles tickets before that DJ to see what it would cost and chances of winning.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you be cited by mail for something that was recorded vs an officer actually seeing it themselves in PA

Driving down road on motorcycle, get cut off by passerby, words exchanged, I cut back in front of him and break as he was on my tail. Officer comes over explains that the gentleman who ctmut me off recorded whole ordeal without audio and officer says he could cite me for many things but will only... Read more »

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Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

The tape is evidence --consider a porch pirate whose actions are caught on camera. Doesn't mean they can't be charged. I'd take the eyewear ticket. Or you can fight a long protracted fight and maybe face a points violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: A durable medical equipment supplier refuses to pick up their items. Does patient have to pay afterward?

DME company made a mistake billing insurance since June 2019, sent statements to patient in Sep 2019. In Sep 2019, patient told supplier to pick up item, they no longer want it. DME supplier said they would not unless a doctor told them to. Does the patient have to pay for the rental cost... Read more »

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Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

Patient has, I assume, asked them to remove it in writing and saved a copy of the letter. Suggest the person contact the Medicaid office that deals with providers.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: I've paid my car off now the used car dealer is saying I owe him another $586 to get my lien release.

Lien was through Westlake Financial who said I missed my first payment (I didn't) dealer bought car back. I never signed a contract with him but he said my Westlake contract was his now. Paid car off a year ago then got a bill in the mail from dealer stating I owe him another $586. He has the... Read more »

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Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

File a cmplaint with DOT and with the AG's consumer protection office.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I think I was discriminated against by my employer for a union vote.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

Be tough to show but contact the union for starters, the look for a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice who handles employment claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I accidentally ran across a video on YouTube that may have caused me mental distress. Can I take action against Google?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

Unlikely from the facts that you give. You let your fingers do the walking. Google didn't make them. I don't see it but ask some attorneys--note that emotional distress claims are highly technical, and not favored.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it illegal to collect support for a child that doesn't live with you?

I've been paying support for 16 years and just recently found out that my child hasn't lived with the parent collecting the support for years.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

What may be illegal are the reperesntations made to the court. For starters if you are under a Court order you need to ask for a modification. Then you need to speak with someone about filing charges to get your money returned.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I live in pennsylvania, my girlfriend lives in brazil! She will be visiting in December, on a tourist visa!

We want to marry! What actions do we need to take? And how much will we have to pay?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

You can get married--but she can't stay past her tourist visa, a K-1 visa sometimes called a "fiancee visa".

https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/visas-fiancees-us-citizens

After that you have to get married within 90 days....
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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does a advance health care directive need to be notarized?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

It doesn't "have" to be--but then a hospital may not follow it. They want to be sure it's your free will.

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