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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I rented a car and was in an accident. I tried to resolve in 2017 with Budget but was referred

to a collection agency for all matters. Now 3 years later Budget is trying to sue me. Stating they having been trying to fix the issue but they stopped the communication not me. Any steps I can take to get this dismissed?

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on May 6, 2020

Is there an attorney involved? i would suggest contacting them to set up a payment plan before a default judgment against you.

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: We have video of our landlord saying harsh and obscene things about my husband and I in our home when we weren't home

My husband and I have been renting since Jan 2020 and have no lease agreement. The other day my husband and I were at work so the landlord called and asked to enter our home to fix the toilet because of leak and replace our refrigerator, ok no big deal. We have a security camera in the house with... Read more »

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Jeffrey Snyder answered on May 6, 2020

The legal remedy here for you would be to give the proper statutory notice based upon your oral lease and move elsewhere where you are appreciated.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: A surgeon has caused more harm then good whilst removing teeth and now i need more surgery, do i have a case?

I had surgery to remove 4 wisdom teeth. 3 of them are fine but the 4th has been in tremendous pain. I consulted another dentist, and they believe it is due to negligence from the surgeon. From what the second dentist told me, its customary to do a ct scan before wisdom surgery, but that was not... Read more »

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Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 30, 2020

I am trying to understand your facts. What exactly, is the reconstructive surgery you are having done. I am not understanding why removal of a wisdom tooth would cause you to need reconstructive surgery? What exactly is the surgery you need now? Can you clear that up?

You will need an...
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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: URGENT: my lease is up tomorrow, landlord just showed us new lease today with a $200 rent increase. What are my options?

Lived here 9 years. Our lease says everything - rental increase, repairs, etc. - needs to be in writing. Landlord is notorious for not answering emails so we typically call and discuss matters that way. He fixed a repair we asked for, then told us he was raising the rent $200. Today, the day before... Read more »

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Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 30, 2020

You need to hire a landlord/tenant attorney who can review all documents involved. No one can give a proper answer without reviewing the leases.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: I signed up for full coverage on my vehicle because I am financing it. I have proof that the policy was changed. Help??!

I signed up for full coverage insurance on my vehicle because I am financing it. I got into an accident and now they are saying I only have baseline coverage. But I have documents proving otherwise. What can I do?

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 30, 2020

Get a copy of the application for insurance and see what you actually applied for.

What documents do you have proving otherwise? You failed to mention exactly what you have.

Just as a heads up, there is no such thing as "full coverage." A lot of people throw that phrase...
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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Florida on
Q: Can a pool contractor sue after we fire them?

The pool contractor tried to get money out of us that was not apart of the contract and said it had to be done for inspection. They pre-plumbed the pool then said it had to be ripped out, at our cost or said we would need to pay for an upgraded heater. The county inspector said that they were lying... Read more »

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Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 28, 2020

Can they file a mechanic's lien? Sure. Will they? No way to tell. Is it a legitimate lien? Again, you will need to hire a construction lawyer to look at all documents and facts involved.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Florida on
Q: I was buying weed & I sent him the money first. Got no product, disputed money with bank. They r going to cops.

I was marijuana from someone. He asked me to send him the money first, I did. He then asked me to do a delivery fee, which I did. I did this all under my name because he never said otherwise. Things then began to get weird. He asked to see my medical card, which is my mothers who I was helping with... Read more »

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Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 28, 2020

Time to stop posting facts about your potential criminal case and start contacting criminal law attorneys asap.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I’m 18 and my girlfriend is 17 and she insists on moving in with me before she’s 18 what could happen to each of us

She lives in Kansas and I live in Florida

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 22, 2020

Her parents could require her return back to Kansas. She is not 18. Just wait until she is 18. Do you still live with your parents? Have you spoken with them about this?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: I have a lease contract that has no first payment date and no payment date. It doesn't seem binding. Is this worth it?

shows first payment due ___,

due on the #VALUE! of each month.

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 22, 2020

How long have you lived in this house? Have you paid regularly on the same date? Your payment history likely would take over regarding payment date. If you are trying to get out of the lease because that was not filled in, then my guess is you cannot, but you will need to call a landlord/tenant... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: Im 17 can i runaway from home to my boyfriends house and not get his family in trouble. They told me i could move in.
Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 22, 2020

No. You are under your parents rules until 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: In florida can health insurance pay for medical care due to an accident if auto insurance refuses to pay?

In the state of Florida I received medical treatment due to an auto accident, had it billed to my auto insurance as a Personal Injury Protection claim, and the auto insurance is refusing to pay due to the deductible not being met, is it legal for me to have it billed to my personal health insurance... Read more »

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Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 22, 2020

So your PIP deductible is likely $500.00 or $1,000.00 and the bill you refer to are under that amount. Therefore, until your medical billing related to the auto accident go over your deductible, your auto insurance will not pay anything. However, your health insurance company should pay the bill.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: How soon will Florida child support disburse the stimulus checks that were intercepted?
Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 22, 2020

Do you mean you have a child support lien which was paid off with the stimulus check? If your lien was over $1,200.00 then you will not receive anything.

5 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I slipped and fell at work. Company provide no non slip mats in kitchen. Are they grossly negligent?

They provide no non slip mats for wet floors that they know always get wet, from ice to drinks to spills. They also don’t have good enough drainage as it’s under a fixture blocked by ice bin. It’s a kitchen. Also my back already has been hurt before so because of them not taking proper care... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 22, 2020

Are you asking whether they are grossly negligent so you can pursue a 3rd party claim against the employer directly to avoid worker's comp? Honestly, based on the facts you provided, I am not seeing it rise to the level of a claim against your employer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Second question. My twins felon dad reduced his $135 /mo child support order to $50 a month. I wasn't consulted, ever.

Dad is in PA, they always have favored him as I'm a single mom, then of 4. Since I'm a nurse, it's not "fair" I ask for support my case worker said. Heard her tell him to keep helping me... he never helped me. He is a narcissist and everyone loves him. Hr is a felon as ge... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 10, 2020

Did the court approve the child support of $50.00? If no, you need to hire a family law attorney to get a court order for the proper amount. If yes, then there is nothing you can do because the court has ordered the $50.00. You can request a modification, but child support is statutory calculation... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: What happens when you dont include asserts in a financial affidavit

Not including car spending $112 on groomingp

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 10, 2020

"Car spending" and "grooming" are not assets. Those are expenses.

Regardless, if the financial affidavit is sworn to, intentionally lying on the affidavit constitutes a crime. My suggestion is to seek a family law attorney's advice and hire them to properly respond to discovery.

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2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: So my daughter has been arrested for attempted murder ( charged as a juvenile) how long can they hold her?

So my daughter was with 2 of her friends in the car ( she wasn't driving the car) , her friend was . One of the friends had a gun in the backseat and shot it at the person car. My daughter was laughing during the incident and recording it , and they charged her also but why was she charged... Read more »

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Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 10, 2020

Law enforcement has been known to follow these websites to see if people will disclose facts that help them, such as what you have done here. I strongly urge you to stop posting on forums and hire a defense attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Banking and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: a loan servicer wrongly reprted to a credit beareu during Covid 19 forbearance and created a loss of refinancing? Help?

A lender reported to credit agency during COVID 19 Forbearance. It negatively affected a refinance and canceled closing. I was informed it would not be reported and would not negatively affect us in anyway since we are current. Did they break law reporting it and affecting my refinance that was... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 10, 2020

What, exactly, was reported? You failed to disclose those facts. You then stated it would not be reported, do you have that in writing? Were you actually current in the debt that was disclosed?

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Tenant is asking for deferred rental payment.

Tenant is on a 1 year lease contract ending on March 2021. He is a high mid class individual receiving retirement plus extra income. He claimed that he's lost the extra income, and would like the rent to be deferred for the next 4 months, and the deferred rental to be paid AFTER the end of... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 10, 2020

Why request more documentation which will allow this person to drag out not paying you rent? Is he behind in rent yet? If yes, Advice: go hire a real estate attorney immediately and start the eviction process. Maybe you can get him to leave on his own without having to do anything.

Also, if...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: My husband was recently in an accident with a brinks truck . We live in Florida , but the accident happened in Houston

Our insurance company wants to have us sign papers to release the title for the vehicle . It is being totaled . The accident was not his fault , and the company’s insurance hasn’t claimed fault for it . I don’t feel like our insurance company should get hit with this , also Lexis nexus is... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 10, 2020

First, stop talking with the insurance companies and immediately hire a personal injury attorney if your husband was injured at all. You can hire a Florida attorney and they can work on the case and maybe co-counsel with a Texas lawyer down the road, if necessary. You can also hire a Houston... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: I want to register my friend and his wife as my co-renters in an one bedroom apartment I live in. Florida

The owner of the apartment is okay. But association says that I cannot sublease the apartment.

Although I told them that they will go through the whole process of background check.

By the rules of the building I am allowed to have up to 3 residents in a one bedroom apartment.... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 8, 2020

I suppose see if your landlord will agree to release you from the original lease and sign a new lease with all of you on it, or see if the current lease can be amended. Regardless, you are asking for trouble with the HOA by doing anything to add them onto the lease. I suggest you take a copy of... Read more »

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