We are looking for lawyers who specialize in bankruptcy law and insurance coverage law to help us figure out our situation. In short, we had a contractor building a new custom home for us, abandon our job, file for bankruptcy and move out of state taking money with them that was intended for... Read more »
Yes, it's an asset. You need to request relief from bankruptcy to proceed against the limits of the insurance policy. Also, the contractor's insurance policy does not provide coverage for shoddy work. It does provide coverage if your property is damaged by shoddy work, e.g., you have...Read more »
The rehab refused to let us see or speak to her. She was there only 2 weeks as we insisted on bringing her home. The rehab said we wouldn't be able to care for her, she was COVID and would have to wait. Only the fact that she got an infection and had to be rushed to emergency we were able to... Read more »
Pursue workers compensation against your employer. For a personal injury claim, sue anyone who isn't your employer and who is responsible for the vehicle, the vehicle's driver, and job site safety. There can be issues of "special employment" where you might be considered...Read more »
Cases take anywhere from a few weeks to several years. It depends on who is at fault, comparative fault, amount of available insurance, your injuries, whether you have any future medical care, permanent conditions, and many other factors. Your injuries are serious enough that you should retain an...Read more »
If you are hurt, see a doctor. Then contact an attorney. If you don't need medical attention, you probably don't have a case worth pursuing. You have 6 months to file a Tort Claim with the City, which is a requirement before filing a lawsuit. When you talk to an attorney, be prepared....Read more »
My dog and dad both got bit. My dog was bit in the rib cage and my dad was bit in the arm.
My dad was able to fight off the pitbull without any more harm being done to anyone. The pitbull came from a house on our street. We called animal control who came out today and took a police report... Read more »
I slipped on a wet floor at my local convenience / gas station. Insurance company does not want to accept liability stating there was a wet floor sign posted nearby. The sign which I didn't even see was low on the ground near the front of the entrance I fell right in front of the register and... Read more »
The insurance company is treating you like you don't have a lawyer. Surprise. If you want to be taken seriously, hire an attorney. It sounds like you might have a good case, but you need help. A wet floor sign that is permanently displayed is not a warning. However, that doesn't seem...Read more »
Two months post-accident, I have filed a small claims case against the driver and the insurance company. In the past 24hrs, the insurance company has contacted me and said they will not offer assistance until I drop the small claims court case. Should I drop the court case and utilize their... Read more »
Whether you should drop the Small Claims case has more to do with what you are trying to recover in Small Claims, what your evidence is, whether you are leaving out important damages that you could recover, than with whatever the other party's insurer is telling you. If you get a judgment...Read more »
My dog then with her leg dangling from her body and her chest split open came home! I rushed her to have her put down! The guy who shot her never contacted me and still hasn’t contacted me! But said he did! What can I do? I am so sad my poor dog went through this!
If you get another similarly athletic dog, get a taller fence. Once your dog jumps your fence and is unsupervised, it is a menace to pedestrians, neighbors, children and other dogs who are lawfully on their own property, or using the sidewalks. You can and will be sued for any harm it causes, and...Read more »
My two month old fell out of his stroller because the brakes on the stroller do not work. It is a brand new stroller. He received several cuts and bruises to his face with swelling on his head. He was rushed to the ER. We were lucky because it rolled into the street due to the fact that the brake... Read more »
If his injuries are serious, then yes, he has a case. If it is only cuts and bruises, then no. Regardless, you can make a complaint to the manufacturer, and to the Consumer Protection Agency. That won't get you any money (the manufacturer might offer to pay ER expenses), but it might lead...Read more »
(In California) I was injured when a 16 year old driver hit me on my motorcycle. Police report & she was clearly at fault. As a minor, she is on her parents insurance policy that only has a 50K limit for my medical. My medical exceeds that limit by twice that. CA vehicle code 17707 says her... Read more »
Yes, you can. What makes you think that they can pay? Or that they won't file for bankruptcy if you pursue their personal funds? No one wants to chase a judgment for 10 years for some monthly payments. If you carried Underinsured Motorist insurance in excess of $50k, you can recover from...Read more »
Father in law had an accident at a hotel and became paralyzed. He started a lawsuit because his attorneys assured him it would be an easy win. He passed away and my wife took over the lawsuit. Long story short they misjudged the case and it has been extremely difficult and time consuming. My wife... Read more »
Offer to compensate the attorneys for their expenses. It's hardly fair to expect them to advance money on a case, expecting to be paid back at the end, and then after they have spent the money, tell them to walk away from it.
Yes, he can. He will need to show that the failure to place signs was a cause of the collision and a cause of his injuries. Speak with a personal injury attorney to get a more detailed analysis of his potential claims.
The doctor first told me that I could leave the dog in another waiting area, I told her that he has to be with me. She said she was worried about the MRI and I told her that the dog needs to be in the room at least so we can look at each other. She said the MRI is to loud and that I would have to... Read more »
Your question indicates that you are in IL. The question was posted to the CA forum and should be re-directed to IL attorneys. Assuming that your dog is a true "service animal" and not an emotional support animal, you may have a claim, depending on circumstances.
Your post was directed to California forum, although the post indicates that you are in Florida. You may wish to consult Florida attorneys. In general, your retainer agreement with the new attorney governs. If the attorneys fees is to be calculated on the gross recovery, then your costs...Read more »
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