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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Truck hit me from slow lane in my front passenger side. He was ticketed. Will his insurance pay to fix my car?

I was in passing lane. Truck came up on my bumper. There was nowhere to go as I had car I front of me. He went into the slow lane beside me the rammed into me. He then proceeded to try and flee. I caught up to him and he pulled over. He came at me but I stayed in car and called cops. They ticketed... Read more »

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Taylor P Waters answered on Oct 5, 2020

Likely, you should give your insurance company a call and they'll get ahold of his insurance and sort out your property damage claim. If you end up with a bodily injury claim, then a good Plaintiff's attorney will be able to help you out.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Q: If the landlord allowed me to put 15,000$ of work into his house and Now he trying to evict me, can I sue for that mone

I been living in this home for 16 years and i finally decided to ask him can I put some work into the home and it costs me 15,000 and it made the value of the home go up, he can now charge $800 instead of 200$ in rent, So he wants to evict me out of the house, can I sue for that money out of that... Read more »

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Taylor P Waters answered on Sep 5, 2020

You may have a case for unjust enrichment, contact an attorney to discuss how to file the claim and what you need to allergies

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: My ex is trying to keep my cat. He lived with me when I adopted her, but I am on the adoption papers. What can I do?

My ex and I were on good terms after the breakup and I needed to have a home for my cat while I found an apartment. He offered to keep her at his moms house until I moved into my new place. 3 months go by and I am now moving into my place but he is refusing to give her back. My name is on the... Read more »

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Taylor P Waters answered on Sep 3, 2020

You can file a small claims action in your local county's municipal court and ask for the return of the cat. If you have the original adoption papers and veterinary records, you may have a good case. If you have texts/emails with him indicating the original intention to get the cat back, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: A company told me they were covering relocation after I moved they never paid me. The money I used was for IVF I cant

Value my damages. Has there been any lawsuits like this?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 30, 2020

Hi there, I'm not sure what you're damages would look like without further information and evaluation. Feel free to use the Find A Lawyer button to discuss your options with a qualified civil attorney who can look at your employment contract.

Many attorneys on here, including...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: My grandmother passed away and before we could get my sister's and I on the deed to the house. She had no will

Currently my grandmother and mother are on the deed but have both passed away so I'm still living in the house and don't know to get it in my name. My grandmother only had one child which is my mother so would me and my sister's automatically inherit the house?

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Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 28, 2020

You may be able to open up a real estate only probate to make sure the property has a clean deed. An experienced estate planning attorney or real estate attorney should be able to help you out. Because deeds and recordation can be finicky, the property may come into title problems later without... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: We are closing on house in Ohio and the seller took the propane tanks that heat the gas fireplace, is this legal?
Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 27, 2020

It depends. If the propane tank was buried, it would likely be considered a fixture and transferrable with the property. It also depends on who the propane company was that set the tank. Often, the companies themselves retain ownership of the tanks. Lastly, it would depend on whether any term... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: My neighbor filed a restraining order on my brother in law stating he spit on him. This never happened. Need atty?
Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 25, 2020

Your brother should have an attorney review the situation and represent him if necessary.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: My step daughters, Friends mother had contacted us to take her dog because they were moving into a new apartment.

She gave us all of the dogs items including shot records and past vet receipts, bowls, toys and even a jersey they had bought her. She wrote us the other day ( 5 months after giving her to us) stating she wants the dog back and there must of Been a misunderstanding because she wanted us to foster... Read more »

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Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 25, 2020

Her likelihood of winning is strongly based on whether she has any communications that state it was a foster situation. See if you can pull up any communications regarding the initial transaction (exchange).

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: I purchased a puppy from a breeder. We had the dog DNA tested and she is a mutt and not a breed at all. Can we get $$?

Our contract indicates she is a "Goldendoodle" but her DNA indicates she is a mix of 5 different breeds (only 36% poodle and 16% Golden). We would like to get our money back. The breeder's response was that she doesn't put much stock in DNA tests.

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 25, 2020

It's worth a try, what they did may have violated the Ohio Consumer Sales Protection Act, which prohibits unfair and deceptive business practices. Under the CSPA, you can get triple your damages and attorney fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: Is some gave us their dog, including shot records, toys, bowls etc etc Then wants the dog back 6 months later...

She claims we misunderstood and she was having us “ foster” the dog till she was able to have her again. No talk of this being temporary or “ foster” was ever said. She never compensated or even contacted us during these 6 months . Its not about the money and we just want to keep our dog!... Read more »

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Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 25, 2020

If you have the original texts/emails which show she planned to give the dog to you, you should be fine. Even if you don't, she'd have to take you to small claims court and your position seems defendable.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: What is the process for ownership of a pet bought for my daughter from a 3rd party that my ex will not let her have?

My ex- husband and I have separately and together at differing times taken care of a pet dog that was originally bought for my daughter by a friend of mine. I no longer have the receipt (although my friend might have copy of check) and pedigree forms that came with the dog when purchased. I have... Read more »

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Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

Yes, you can take him to small claims court. You want to allege Conversion of Property. Bring your records, try to find a copy of the check, and see if you can find any communications from him which support that the dog was purchased for or a gift for your daughter. You may want to bring it in both... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Ohio on
Q: Can we walk away from a vehicle deal with our down payment?

We put $7000 down payment at a dealership on a truck that was coming from the manufacturer. We were told it would be in “any day”. It’s been nearly 4 weeks. No truck.

Everyday the dealer says it should be here “any day”.

We just want to walk away. We want our down... Read more »

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Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

It depends on what your contract says. A lawyer may be able to look over the contract for you and determine how/when you can get out of it.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If an underage, non licensed child shows up on my property on a golf cart, and then leaves, can I be held liable?

She was not invited. Should I not allow her to leave, or will it come back on me if something happens?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

You should 100% always allow people to leave, particularly a young girl. The idea that you should prevent a young girl from leaving when from what you've mentioned here, has caused no damage but passed through on a golf cart, is terrifying.

If you are worried about trespassers, get a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: The dog is AKC registered and microchipped in my husband’s name But state licensed and all recent vet records are in my

Name we are divorcing, I don’t want the dog but he will not take care of the dog nor sign the AKC paperwork to me do I have the right to transfer him to someone that will care for him

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Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

No, you should discuss the dog with your divorce attorney. He/she is marital property and should be divided/move based on the division of assets.

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: My sons girl friend gave $ to the family to hold so they could get an apt

they were saving up for an apartment together before they broke up this week. she wants to take it all but $200 of the $. but he bought her an iphone for $300-$400 she doesn't want to pay him back for it out of her share. she has threaten to bring the cops so they can make him give her all the... Read more »

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Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

From what you state here, she specifically gave the money to your family to hold for an apartment. Your son took it upon himself to buy her an iPhone, which was more than the cost she asked your family to hold for the phone. It sounds like the phone was a gift and she specifically asked you to hold... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I am fighting to remain in my daughters life. Her attorney is asking for documents already given. And my EIN paperwork.

He was given most of the documents already.

He want proof of my EIN.

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 20, 2020

A talented family law attorney should be able to help you out. Let her attorney know that you already provided the requested documents.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can i take a 14 year old to court for hurting me?

I babysit for my friends mom, the 14 year old threw a tennis ball at my face and busted my lip while making area of impact and lower left face numb. Can i take him to court, i have a witness to this as well.

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 13, 2020

Parents are usually responsible for the actions of minor children, so you'd likely want to sue the parents as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: hello , Can lease termination policy be changed after signing the lease?

I checked the lease termination policy over email before signing on the lease agreement document over email. Now, the landlord is saying that terms of lease-breaking is changed and i should consider the latest one if i want to break the lease. I have the email conversation as a proof of that.

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 13, 2020

Your lease is the contractual terms that both you and the landlord agreed. They cannot unilaterally change the terms of your relationship.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Ohio on
Q: I bought a a SUV 14 days ago. Paid cash. They said they were going to repair a dent in the roof. I still haven’t

Received the car. What am I to do?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 13, 2020

If you have it in writing that they agreed to repair a dent in the roof, you can likely sue them for the damages. If it's not in writing, you're probably out of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: I want to add a document to an answer, do I add them to the plaintiffs documents or start my own set of documents?

The plaintiffs documents are false and I do not really want to use them but I don’t want add those to my answer. I haven’t referred to them at all in my answer but I want to add an original will, do I add it to my own as exhibit a or do I add it onto the plaintiffs as exhibit E?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 13, 2020

Hi there, your question is a bit too complex to ask over this medium. A good probate attorney should be able to point you in the right direction.

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