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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Can a person evict me in fl living in his house if I don't have a lease agreement
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Michael Nicholas Lygnos answered on May 28, 2017

Assuming you are not a youngster referring to your parents, or you do not own the residence or have a life estate therin, then yes, a person without a lease can be evicted. Do you think you can live somewhere forever for free? The way it is properly done depends on some things, like if you are a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: If a person acts in self defense but gets arrested can anything happen to the person who started it?
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Michael Nicholas Lygnos answered on May 15, 2017

Is the initial aggressor in a fight solely responsible?

Not always. Did you have an opportunity to retreat? Did you escalate the fight or continue when it could have been ended? In Florida, we have the stand your ground rule, a no duty to retreat law, but that will not always help. Who is...
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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: What if I was rear ended and was found not at fault.

What would be my option in a settlement for future medical problems? Should I release any future responsibility for medical problems for a settlement of 10,000? I have 2 herniated disc and 7 bulging disc in my neck and back.

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Michael Nicholas Lygnos answered on May 15, 2017

You write too well for a person who is apparently clueless about how releases work. If you sign a release, you give up all future rights. I do not know if your herniated and bulging discs were caused by the rear end accident or if you are a professional wrestler with pre-existing or post accident... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Am I able to sue on behalf of my child if they are injured?
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Michael Nicholas Lygnos answered on May 14, 2017

Yes, probably. As long as you and the other parent agrees. Ultimately, if the recovery is large enough, a judge will need to approve the settlement and a guardian at litem will need to be appointed and report that the settlement os in the best interest of the child.

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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: Can lifeguards be sued in the event of a public beach drowning?
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Michael Nicholas Lygnos answered on May 14, 2017

Who can be held responsible in a drowning is a detailed analysis. Technically, lifeguards have a duty to save swimmers, if they can. You might sue the town or lifeguards if they breach a duty, BUT, you need to speak with an attorney about the facts.

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: What kind of attorney do I need?

I was in a car accident while working as a delivery driver and the other driver was at fault. Do I need a car accident attorney or a workers comp attorney? Is my employer required to carry workers comp insurance in Florida?

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Michael Nicholas Lygnos answered on May 14, 2017

Good question. Your case sounds like a workers comp claim against your employer, if in fact you are an employee and not an independent contractor. Some employers try and avoid responsibility by hiring independent contractors.

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: I want to sue the captain of a ship I was working on for an injury sustained on his vessel while located off the coast

of Florida. He's not American though. Does that matter?

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Michael Nicholas Lygnos answered on May 8, 2017

You do not provide enough facts for a definitive answer. If you are a foreign seaman working under a collective bargaining agreement on a foreign flag vessel with a mandatory arbitration remedy, then, the answer is no. If you are a seaman whose employment originated in a US port, and you were... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Florida on
Q: The police guy who pulled me over was excessively rough and I got a concussion before taking in (I was eventually

convicted of a DUI). If I can prove assault when it wasn't justified, will my DUI conviction get retracted or are they two separate matters?

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Michael Nicholas Lygnos answered on May 8, 2017

I do not suppose you hired an attorney to represent your interests and advise you before you were convicted of the charge. It is too late to change the dui. You have 30 days to appeal a conviction. And if you oled to the. harge, the only

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2 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was threatened by a classmate... He is still in the school, can I sue?

So this was a few months ago, this kid (and trust me I'm probably not the first or last person he's threatened, he's notoriously a bad student and he creeps me out because he pervs on me sometimes, but he was asleep in class, which was normal for him, and I tried to wake him up because the teacher... Read more »

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Michael Nicholas Lygnos answered on May 7, 2017

These matters are fact driven, meaning the facts are very important, and you should talk to a local lawyer handling educational or school issues, so the lawyer can evaluate the problem. I would want to know what, if any

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