Questions Answered by Peter N. Munsing

Q: I got a ticket for driving in the left lane state trooper refuse ro give a copy of the ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You say you got a ticket--that is your copy. If you mean can you use his dash cam not at this time. Suggest you conact an attorney in your county who handles tickets to get their opinion if it's another related issue.

Q: my ex wife took our dog to SPCA without my permission

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Courts in PA generally do not get involved in animal custody. Discuss it with the lawyer handling your divorce. Possible if it was known to be jointly owned that the SPCA may have some liability but I don't see it, under the law.

Q: should i call OSHA or get an attorney for sick building illness

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You could do both. Start by contacting a memer of the NC Assn for Justice that handles workers compensation--they give free consults.

Q: How do you get records that are sealed open & is it possible to file a suit against the NYPD & the city w/ a 25 y/o case

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Time for you to bring a case would have been, with the most liberal ruling, when you turned 21. I don't see any way, but why not contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers who handles police misconduct cases.

Q: I want to sue my ex-partner for giving me HSV std. Ex passed it to me and my 2-yr old son.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn in your county--they give free consults.

Q: For about 8 months or more, my cell phone was illegaly wiretapped by law enforcement? What can I do? I have proof.

1 Answer | Asked in Antitrust, Civil Litigation, Identity Theft and Personal Injury on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Suggest you contact the Texas Civil Liberties union and ask for the names of cooperating attorneys near to where you live. You would have to show damages--some are implied, others not.

Q: Are employers required to report deaths of employees to work comp or OSHA?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Your estate lawyer should have suggested to you that you had that right. Likely it's passed, but why not contact a member of the Ga Trial Lawyers Assn in your county--they give free consults. Look for one that handles workers compensation.

Q: I had 2 hernia repairs since colon cancer surgery in 2014. Now I have been diagnosed with another hernia. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for New Mexico on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Possibly though much depends on the situation of the tissue following the cancer surgery etc.

Contact attorney James Ronca in Philadelphia. You may use my name.

Q: Can city police departments be sued for using dogs inside a criminals home ,and the dog was in the leash the whole time?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I don't see it. They are required to secure fugitives. When you didn't come out you put yourself in that classification. If the dog was never unleashed they likely used the least intrusive alternative. Contact the Fla. civil liberties union to see if they have a different take.

Q: Is it legal to film a co-worker in a workplace without their consent in NSW?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not sure what you mean by NSW--if you mean New South Wales, you should consult a barrister who handles torts there--this a site for US legal issues.

In general,the situation is evolving. An employer may have surveillance of public areas (a bank). May they surveil employees? Well, they can watch them. Beyond that it varies.

Q: If an individual travereses on frozen water, do they do so at their own risk?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense and Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
First, don't put you email up ---ask Justia to take it down.

I'm not hearing any specific facts in your situation. As a general rule a person chosing their route is responsible for it's safety. Unless there is a need to go across frozen water they would be harmed. Look at the Restatement of Torts Sec 343 and NY cases cited.As to state agencies, they are governed by the Tort Claims Act. If you have a case, contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn.

I fyou are trying...

Q: What case law exists awarding for emotional damages associated with having to opt for direct cremation over burial?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for New York on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I think that would be a difficult case to prove. Suggest you contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Q: lawyer to sue my ex for the mental distress mental disturbance emotional harm mental anguish mental suffering ect

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through this. You have a case but.....the problem is that homeowners won't cover intentional acts, and if there is no insurance unless he's worth a lot of money you will get a piece of paper saying you are entitled to money--but he won't be able to pay it. The only plus is that as intentional acts they aren't dischargeable in bankruptcy.

I know that's not at all "justice" but it's like being mugged by a wino--you have a case but after spending...

Q: young lady backed into me at sonic. denies it. have film footage from sonic cameras showing accident.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends where the damage is. If it's to back of her car, front of yours she can claim you rar ended her.Try to get a copy of the film if they have one; ask them to hold on to the film(on a CD) if they don't want to give it to you. If you have collision run the property damage through your insruance and let the insurance company go after her.

Q: My father's girlfriend is telling people I'm on drugs, which is a lie. Is there a case for slander at all?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
There is but that would be expensive. An attorney can send them a cease and desist order, and if any of that is on social media capture that as it's evidence.

Q: I was in a car wreck that totaled my car so I converted to CH 7 bankruptcy from 13 will I get any of the settlement?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depnds on timing, the trustee and many other factors. You need to a)get the view of the attorney representing you for the car wreck, and b) whoever represented you in the 13. If no one get at least a consult.

Q: My parents live with me. They allow my nephen who has no liscensce to drive their car. Can i be held accountable.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Libaility is based on your empowering someone you know who is an unsafe driver (or unlicensed) to drive your car.

You aren't responsible for things your parents do.

That being said, do advise them (and they may call me if they don't believe you) that if the nephew gets in a wreck, they could be responsible and the insurance from the other driver will look to them for payment of any damages, and if they don't pay their license can be suspended!

Q: What kind of lawyer (area of expertise) do I look for?

3 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Presumably you have invoices that say as is. For starters at some point have a business law attorney review your paperwork.

If this is covered through your general liability coverage you may want to notify them. Otherwise you need to file an appeal, as the other attorney said. I agree, the Bar Association in that County is where you should go.

Q: An attorney who isn't certified in the US district court of N.J. filed a complaint

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You could file a motion to dismiss the complaint as it violates a federal rule requiring that pleadings filed by attorneys be filed by admitted attorneys.

Second if it's something that you are insured for you need to let your insurance know so that you can have an attorney. If not, then you need to get a consultation from an attorney who handles those types of matters in New Jersey.

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