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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was injured on a Metro bus, and I don't know what to do. I have an attorney, but he seems wholly inadequate.

I am handicapped, alternating between walking with a cane or a walker, depending upon the day. I was on a Metro bus in March 2015, and at a stop, I went to the bus driver and asked him to ask the people in the back of the bus to stop smoking pot. He refused. He had previously refused the request... Read more »

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Aug 12, 2016

You may have some big problems. Has your attorney filed a government claim yet? There is a 6 month deadline from the date of the March, 2015 accident to file a personal injury claim against a government agency, such as those running the bus system. If your attorney failed to do that, your claim... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: buisness employees severely damaged my vehicle after trapping me inside. Do I have a lawsuit?

I was accused to stealing something from a buisness and upon leaving the buisness and going to get into my truck approx. 6-7 employees (sales reps, service reps) none of them being loss prevention or even identifying themselves as such, did not even say anything just ran after my truck trapping me... Read more »

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Aug 12, 2016

I didn't see any claim in your question that you deny stealing something, which tells me that you stole something and they went after you legitimately. If you plead to grand theft, that means you're essentially admitting you committed a crime that day. If you stole something and a bunch... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I sue the lady that hit my mother and the metro bus driver.

My mother was putting in the bus fare when she got hit in the face by a black lady right in front of the bus driver . The bus driver didn't do anything or call the police he just sat there and watched. The lady was caught by the sheriff department.

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Aug 12, 2016

The lady who punched your mother in the face is likely broke, so it would be pointless to file a lawsuit against her. However, you can contact the District Attorney who is prosecuting the case and submit all the medical expenses and other damages that your mother suffered and ask to have the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My dogs got out of yard, and a female tripped herself on her own dogs leash. Does she have any legal recourse?

My dogs were in the garage while my son was doing yard work. My dogs went up and sniffed a couple and their 2 dogs across the street from my house. The female who was not paying attention on her cellphone, got caught up in HER dogs leash and tripped herself. When my dogs were called they... Read more »

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Aug 12, 2016

If your dogs didn't cause the lady's injury, then you have no legal responsibility for it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I got bit by a dog while delivering a pizza to a customers home, it was inside and growled and barked loudly.

They opened the door anyways and didnt have hold on their dog or put it away but instead opened the door and let it run out at me biting my leg. I ran inside their house to run from the dog because my car was parked on the side of the street, closed the door to keep the dog out and begged the woman... Read more »

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

You likely have a valid claim against the homeowner if you sustained injuries from the dog bite. Speak with some personal injury attorneys about the viability of your claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: I have a weekly bicycle ride. Is it advisable to have all riders sign a waiver to protect

Every week, I organize a bike ride mostly on USFS lands. There are no fees involved, no prizes, or anything. I just select a route and we go ride for the fun of exploration. , A secondary primary purpose is to get people involved in becoming more active. Some of the areas can get a little rough and... Read more »

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

I come down on the side that waivers are usually useless. There are significant legal barriers to individuals trying to sue while engaging in recreational activities, such as mountain biking out in the wilderness. Although it's not impossible, most people would have an awfully tough time... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: I am at a recycling center and unloading my cardboard, another truck with a trailer pulls up on my right side and starts

throwing huge pieces of cardboard in front of my truck not only blocking me in, but baracading me in. When I approached

this individual and asked him politely to throw it in another directions he got very arrogant and indignant with me.

So I went to report it to the... Read more »

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

It sounds like a silly dispute that resulted in you getting banned. There is nothing legally you can do about this. If you were banned from the facility, I bet you played more of a role in the problem than you're admitting. Find a new recycling facility.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: What can i do with "hostel family members who r telling lies on me trying to put my fam. In homes

I have threatening messages from them

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

Your question is quite vague. Maybe consider seeking a civil harassment restraining order against them, depending on the nature of the threatening messages.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was arrested immediately following a Car accident without being treated for injuries, is this unlawful
James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

You're conveniently leaving out a lot of facts. For instance, it would be helpful to know: What were you arrested for? What injuries did you sustain? What were the circumstances surrounding the accident? There is nothing inherently unlawful about arresting someone who sustained injuries... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: What if there was a problem with social services and Family Preservation violated a confidentiality contract form
James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

I have no idea what you're talking about. More facts, please.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: how to calculate pain and sufferings payment? can medical bills from public hospital facilities be used to multiply x?

can medical bills from public hospital facilities be used to multiply x =1-10?

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

There is no mathematical formula to "calculate" pain and suffering damages. You need to consult with an attorney to get an analysis of your potential damages claim. Medical bills from public hospital facilities are valid economic damages, just like medical bills from other types of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I sue Macy's for harassment?

Macy's has sent me many email receipts of someone who isn't me. In the emails I can see what they purchased, their full name, and the last 4 digits of their cc number. I called the store I was getting the emails from and called coorporate offices and they both told me that there was... Read more »

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

Suing Macy's for this would be quite silly. Just go to the settings in your email program and block the email address or mark it as spam.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Attorney harassing another attorney and their client

If a personal injury lawyer calls and harasses another lawyer, which is his opponent and his opponent's client, stating that he knows that the client is exaggerating his claim, what is the ethical violation and what should of the personal injury lawyer done instead?

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

What exactly was said that you think is "harassing"? Just because a lawyer calls another lawyer and they have a nasty argument over the phone doesn't necessarily mean that the lawyer is being unethical. It's really a matter of degree. If the harassing consists of threats of... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: How would i sew the makers of a TV commercial that i feel uses racist insinuations...

A young black male walks into a convenient store and simply say "pack of menthols please" as appose to " a pack of cigarettes please".. To me this insinuating that he must ask for menthols because hes black or that all black people smoke menthol cigarettes... To me this is akin... Read more »

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

You have absolutely no case whatsoever against the makers of the tv commercial.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: I had an accident. I was not under the policy of the car, my boyfriend was but he gave me permission to drive it...

I hit someone who ran a stop sign and I was rushed to the hospital while the car was towed. Can I file against the other driver?

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

Yes, you can pursue a personal injury action against the other driver, if that driver was at fault for running the stop sign. It is likely (but this should be confirmed by checking the policy) that your boyfriend's insurance policy allows permissive use drivers to be covered, in which case... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Can I sue for my son broken tooth?

My 8 yr old son was playing in the apt Racquet ball court. So were a bunch of other kids. To note they were not playing any basketball game . In a moment when my son was kneeling down facing the wooden floor to catch his breath another kid for whatever reason threw the basketball directly on my... Read more »

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

Your kid was injured during a basketball game, seemingly as a part of the inherent nature of the sport, so I think you're going to need to suck this one up. I think suing would be a bad option. It is highly unlikely that a judge would award you anything in a small claims action. Best of... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If I end up needing an attorney. Would I be responsible for paying for the attorney?

I was at a restaurant yesterday for breakfast and specifically told them I was allergic to nuts. I found a nut in my meal and as a result spent the day in the ER. Would it be reasonable to ask if the restaurant would cover my ER bill?

James Carr Suits II
James Carr Suits II
answered on Feb 12, 2016

Personal injury attorneys generally work on a contingency fee basis, so they will only be paid if they obtain a settlement / judgment in your favor. It may be a bit tough to find a personal injury attorney willing to take such a seemingly small case as yours, but keep looking around, you may be... Read more »

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