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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Military Law for Connecticut on

Q: I have a pending lawsuit against me that my insurance taking care of. Question is, can I still enlist in the military?

Sally A. Roberts answered on Jun 24, 2017

Yes, having a car accident case pending is no reason you cannot enlist in the military. Presumably the pending lawsuit is for negligence while operating a motor vehicle.

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4 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Car Accidents for Connecticut on

Q: Is there any lawyer in Waterbury that do not ask for upfront fee, and get paid once case is settled?

Sally A. Roberts answered on May 4, 2017

I agree with Attorney Rosenberg's post.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Connecticut on

Q: How can I find pending civil cases for connecticut online?

Sally A. Roberts answered on Feb 10, 2017

You can start on Googe - plus in any case name. You can look on the CT Judicial Branch website and look up cases there as well. Here is the link: http://www.jud.state.ct.us/

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Connecticut on

Q: I found out recently that I had potentially unnecessary surgery performed on me as an infant, do I have any recourse?

I've attempted to contact the hospital to request records but apparently they purge all records 10 years after discharge in accordance with CT state law. Not knowing the details of this surgery has major implications on my medical affairs currently. Also, the possibility that the surgeon didn't... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Dec 23, 2016

The statue of limitations will be a major hurdle. I don't see any way around it.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on

Q: Is it legal for me to write my own demand letter to a company I think should pay my medical bills in a train accident?

Or do I have to have a lawyer write it for me?

Sally A. Roberts answered on Dec 22, 2016

The more important issue is that a company will not take a pro se seriously and will low ball any offer. Once an attorney is involved the value of the case goes up and that attorney can help negotiate a better settlement for the injured person.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Connecticut on

Q: Given a 14-298 in connecticut by a state trooper. Nothing else was written except for that. Will it affect my insurance

Sally A. Roberts answered on Dec 8, 2016

Are you sure that it wasn't a 14-298a? The section you cite isn't a traffic violation. 14-298 established the Office of the State Traffic Administration,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Connecticut on

Q: is there anyone willing to take on a CT state trooper?

A few years ago (may be to late) a CT State trooper in uniform off of his shift arrived at my home and tried to steal a dog from me that his friend wanted. This friend and he made up a story about animal abuse which was unfounded. In the end he stole my horse who I had owned for almost 20 years. He... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Oct 8, 2016

Before addressing the merits you first need to tell us the date of the incident(s) so that we could determine whether the statute of limitations is an issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on

Q: Can a officer give the passenger a ticket for running a red light if driver didn't have license on him?

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 28, 2016

This is an odd Q - I presume in the fact situation you presented the passenger did actually get a ticket. I can see no grounds for the passenger to get a ticket unless there are some facts that have not been presented.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Connecticut on

Q: If a job application asks about past illnesses, whom defines past illnesses, me, or my diagnosis history?

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 23, 2016

Your answer is perplexing, as you have not explaied why you seem to disagree with your own medical records as to diagnosis history and whether there is a valid way to dispute it.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Connecticut on

Q: Should I be compensated for lost warranties when a vehicle is declared "totaled" in an accident?

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Re Peter Munsing's reply: Approx. $1k of individual parts are warrantied as long as I own the vehicle, almost unconditionally, independent of any time or mileage, and as many times as they break or wear out. If compensation should be... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 23, 2016

Attorney Munsing has provided an insightful response. You might want to follow up with a CT personal injury attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Connecticut on

Q: Misdiagnosis from a veternarian that would have been a simple $1700 ended up as a $6800 surgery, can I get compensated

I suspected a foreign body obstruction in my dog on a Saturday and was told by the ER VET it was probably not a foreign body, the hospital decided an MRI was not necessary but took x-rays on SATURDAY. These x-rays were reviewed by another Dr. on the same day and they confirmed an obstruction but I... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

The problem will be getting someone to take the case, because of damages. You might want to address this directly with the Vet.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Connecticut on

Q: My car was sold by a storage yard. It was restored & resold for big money. What area of practice would best help me?

My old car was in storage for years with a Connecticut licensed dealer. I missed several months of storage payments, and the dealer sold the car as junk for cash, without paperwork, and without notifying me or otherwise complying with the pertinent DMV regulations.

The car was resold... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

Contact a consumer law attorney. Sarah Poriss in Hartford.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: I'm on trial on a in rem case I'm representing myself the police seized my property claiming that I was operating an

Illegal pawnshop and second hand store when i crossed examined the detective asking him if he has proof that I sold anything to anyone he said no I also asked him if he sent a (confidential informant) to my business and he said yes and I also asked if I or anyone in my business bought anything and... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

It sounds like you had some good cross exam questions. Where is your case on trial on who is the judge? What is their proof?

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on

Q: I recently found a life insurance policy for my paternal grandparents, who passed decades ago. Who gets the money?

My grandparents had two heirs, my father and his brother, my uncle. They split my grandparents' estate between them, as provided in the will. My father was the executor, but he passed in 2009. My uncle is still alive. I have siblings and my uncle has children as well. Thank you.

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

Consult with a local probate attorney to see if you would be able to share the policy with your uncle.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: Do grandparents and aunts/uncles have rights to the child if the parent signs away his rights?

My brother (adopted, not sure if it is relevant) may sign away his rights to his son. Will my parents and I still have a legal right to see the baby?

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

Consult with a probate for family law attorney regarding your legal rights to see the baby.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: What's the difference between a commissioner of the court and a notary?

I noticed on my husband's financial affidavit that a commission of the court notarize it. I had a notary do mine. Currently, we have verbally agreed on all financial matters (we had a prenup) and we have no children. Our divorce was initiated by my husband as uncontested. Should I worry about... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

All that means is that an attorney - who is called a Commissioner of the Court - notarized the statement.

2 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on

Q: can bus drivers enforce kids 2 wear backpacks on the front of their bodies so it's more convenient for them to check tag

gwinnett county bus drivers r making kids wear their backpacks in front in order to check tags on their backpacks to ensure they are getting off the right bus stop. however this is not safe for the kids who are in elementary school and have big backpacks and cause them to trip or miss a step (which... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

Attorney Munsing posted a very astute answer - great advice.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on

Q: I bought a laptop which is defective and made my life miserable. How can i proceed to sue the company ?

I bought a yoga laptop in December 2015. I noticed the initial issue within 2 months of the purchase and in the month of June laptop crashed down which caused loss of personal data and financial data as well. I sent the laptop back to company repair center. After 15 days laptop crashed down again.... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

Attorney Munsing posted an excellent response - good advice to follow.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Social Security for California on

Q: can I get power of attorney over my 27 year old son?

he is mentally ill and not taking care of himself.

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 16, 2016

Yes, you can. Consult with a probate attorney - you might need to be appointed as a guardian or conservator as well as get a power of attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Tennessee on

Q: Do I need a lawyer in Tennessee to give a deposition in a civil suit if I'm not the party being sued?

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 16, 2016

It sounds as though at this time you are only a witness. However, you might end up being a party - depending on the facts. Consult with a Tenn attorney and provide him all the facts to get sense as to whether there is a chance you might be added as a defendent.

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