Pro bono is the legal phrase for free service or no charge. Most personal injury cases are handled on a contingent fee agreement. The attorney fee (and often case expenses) are contingent or dependent upon a recovery. In other word, most personal injury lawyers don't work pro bono, but will...View More
A power outage occurred. The power company was repairing a transformer. A semi went by, had to get over as far as possible to get by the power company vehicle and in the process it ripped a line/pole/box/meter down onto my car. The power company employees said it occurred because the pole was too... View More
Generally, a truck driver is responsible to make sure he/she only travels through proper clearances. Accordingly, there is a legitimate argument that he/she was negligent. The owner of the property may also be negligent in maintaining a nuisance on their property and infringing upon the public...View More
My car is totaled. Car that I hit has minimal damage. Car that hit me and caused me to hit car in front of me drove away and license plate number I had doesn’t match vehicle description. Any way to avoid being at fault for hitting the car in front of me? I was not cited. This happened on the... View More
I am sorry you had this experience. When you are struck from behind and pushed into the car in front of you, you are generally not at fault. Assuming you have full coverage, you should go through your own carrier. If the people in the car in front try to bring a claim against you, then your...View More
For background, I cohabitate(d) with my girlfriend and her parents. With my termination, this supervisor notified my girlfriend’s parents before I had the opportunity to repose & break the news myself (this is in the span of less than 24 hours.) This has resulted in my displacement from their... View More
You should consult with an attorney in Utah. Each state has different laws regarding communications with others. If someone says or writes something false, the publisher can be held liable for damages caused by the defamation of character (libel or slander). Many states also allow a cause of...View More
Bite happened on the job. They didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital so I took myself the next morning for tetanus shot and got antibiotics. Work didn’t even contact the owner for 3 days to discuss attack. Been over 6 days and I have no vaccination records, no doctor bills paid and am... View More
You pose a very interesting question. The claims against your employer would be limited to workers' compensation. You can open a claim on the Ohio BWC website. However, the owner, keeper and/or harborer of the dog has strict liability. The only defenses are teasing and tormenting the dog...View More
Misrepresentations made during the sale of a car by a dealer should be reviewed by a consumer rights attorney. Most will give you a free consultation to determine if you have a strong enough claim to seek a remedy. Good luck.
When someone under the age of 18 gets a settlement in Ohio, the probate court in the county in which the minor lives has jurisdiction over the settlement. The court will review the settlement, and approve it if it seems fair. It will also act to preserve the minor's money, and put...View More
I swallowed a broken piece of a clear plastic fork. Being that the fork was clear. I could not see the broken piece in the bowl of spaghetti sauce. It caused a tear and hole in my esophagus. Which then caused severe sepsis. I spent 19 days in the hospital. Had 2 surgeries in 4 days that saved my... View More
It is unclear to me if the plastic was from a fork you were using, or a fork that was broken into the past before it was served to you. There is liability in the food service industry for leaving foreign objects in food. If the product broke, and you are only interested in pursuing a product...View More
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