Unfortunately she was wearing dark clothing but was walking with the traffic. She had her cell phone light on down by her side and other cars were avoiding her. When I spoke with the police and I asked if the driver was intoxicated, mind you this gentleman tried pulling my daughter into his truck... Read more »
So sorry to hear about your daughter. My gut tells me that this may not be worth pursuing, especially if your daughter's injuries are minor. It sounds like the police report is not helping the situation, noting your daughter's dark clothing. The other issue not mentioned is that you...Read more »
Potentially, yes. The fact that he has a suspended license is a different issue and he will have to answer for that. However, being injured by someone else's negligence is a separate matter and he would have the same rights as anyone else. There are certain threshold requirements in MA...Read more »
In Massachusetts on a regular negligence claim, you typically have 3 years to file a complaint in the court system or else your claim is barred and lost forever. Unfortunately, if you have complications after the three years, but never filed suit, your claim is gone.
It certainly sounds like worker's compensation laws apply here. Worker's compensation should pay for your medical bills as well as a worker's compensation wage for time you need to be out of work. There are more details about that, but that is the general answer for you. I suggest...Read more »
I assume you are looking for a pro bono lawyer because of your ability to pay an attorney out of your pocket at this time. The good news is that social security disability attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid IF they win you benefits...and the pay...Read more »
You did what you were supposed to do. You were able to stop in an emergency situation and you are supposed to be ready for emergencies like this that lie in front of you. The car behind you did not. He or she was arguably driving too close to you and unable to stop. The car behind would be...Read more »
I am not sure what type of accident you are referring to, but typically you can make a claim for injuries as long as you are less than 50% at fault for the incident. However, the fault that is attributed to you can affect the amount you ultimately receive. For example, if you are determined to be...Read more »
my landlord is responsible for snow removal at the apartment complex i live in, yesterday during a bad snow storm i slid into a tree because the maintenance man was in surgery so couldn't come plow the roads in the complex
It is possible to still make claims, but the best first step is to seek a free consultation from an attorney who concentrates in these types of MA cases. One example: there is a $5000 cap to damages that you can receive for injuries caused by a defect in a public way (sidewalk or street). Call...Read more »
He had just had it built recently and claims I should sue the contractor for my medical bills. Is the that correct path to take or should I request that he sue the contractor and try to collect through him?
I was in the left lane of a two lane road. Up ahead in the right lane, a van was stopped and had the hazard blinkers on. The vehicle in front of me that was on the right lane saw the van ahead and put the left blinker on to merge into the left lane. I let the vehicle into the left lane. Before... Read more »
The law in MA says you must give yourself enough distance between the car in front of you and yourself and be ready for unexpected situations like this. Rearenders are difficult to prove you were less than 50% at fault. I don't think you would be successful here given your description of the...Read more »
My reason is, I don't feel I'm getting full disclosure from my attorney regarding settlement offers. Also I believe we have different objectives, Her objective being milk this for as much as it's worth and my objective to settle now and put this mess behind me.
The biggest issue I see here is that you do not have confidence in your attorney and that is a big problem. You only have one shot at this, and it is critical that you have confidence that your attorney is serving your best interests. If you haven't done so already, I would speak with your...Read more »
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