I tore my right Achilles just planting to shoot. Had surgery, but fell and reinjured so I'm still not walking. Work and life has been severely affected. I still cannot walk or drive and am in pain. I may never fully recover. The turf is 10 years old and may have been why I got hurt. No one... View More
You may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the organizers of the adult rec sports league. If the turf is old and its condition may have been the reason for your injury, the organizers may be liable for negligence. The fact that you were not asked to sign a waiver before participating in the...View More
This is a pretty crazy and awful hypothetical for sure. In some jurisdictions, the jumper might be charged with manslaughter or another form of homicide. Manslaughter generally involves causing the death of another person without intending to kill them, which could be applicable in this situation....View More
For the past two years, I have had continual bouts with sinus, bronchial, and bacterial infections, including headaches, brain fog, lightheadedness, and fatigue, plus other symptoms associated with mold exposure.
Someone created a Facebook page and he listens to a police scanner and posts their audio, follows police to crime scenes and accidents. Etc. He reposts out of context info. Reposts deaths before family’s are notified. He claims it’s to keep the community safe but he tarnishes individual and... View More
It can be frustrating and concerning when someone shares sensitive information on social media platforms, particularly when it involves crime, accidents, and personal details. But these are the perils of having the 1st Amendment. I don't think you have any reasonable path to stop what he is...View More
I would say yes. As an independent contractor, you are typically considered self-employed and not an employee of the company for which you are providing services. But this is just a practical request to keep track of the work completed and ensure accurate invoicing rather than an employee-employer...View More
I am a teacher. A student came to me in the last 15 minutes of the day and asked to go to the nurse and said that she thinks she hurt her arm at recess (we had just come in). The student’s demeanor did not appear to be stressed/hurting and there were no obvious indications of trauma. No... View More
I understand your concern. I think your chances of real liability here approach zero. First, your response was reasonable. The student's behavior and lack of visible symptoms could have led you to believe that the injury was not severe. Second, it is extremely unlikely that treating these...View More
If you believe that a hospital performed a medical procedure without your consent or against your wishes, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. I'd be very interested in what the medical records say about what happened.
In a medical malpractice case, you would...View More
Generally yes. You have the same statute of limitations as you would if there was a defendant you could name. But you want to consult with a lawyer to see if the general rule matches the unique facts of your case.
Not guilty does not necessarily mean you were not responsible. So this question cannot be answered without knowing all of the facts. But the not guilty does not necessarily release your potential liability
He came to my house he tested it he said everything was fine he paid with cash. A day later he contacted me saying that after prolonged usage he can see artefacts on the screen something that has never happened to me. He asked for a refund but instead i just told him that I can send it for reper... View More
It should be divided based on the loss each victim endured. The mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection, parental care, attention, advice, counsel, training, guidance or education which the surviving has experienced or probably will...View More
4 years ago, I traded in a car for another. It was put under a parents name. I pay the car note and pay for insurance which is under my name. I’ve been hearing that as soon as car is fully paid for, they are going to claim it stolen and take the car. They haven’t allowed me to update... View More
The good news is do you have possession of the car. I suspect the police are going to be reluctant to get involved in this family dispute particularly if you have evidence of their plan to wait until you pay it off and then claim the vehicle was stolen (and the evidence you pay for the vehicle and...View More
The question is not about winning and losing. You can win a malpractice case with minimal injuries. The problem is finding a lawyer willing to handle a smaller case who is willing to front the expense in the case and accept losing that money if the case is no successful. If the injuries are not...View More
It would be nice to have the context of the questions. But, generally, you can absolutely dismiss a case at any time. I would request a dismissal "without prejudice" if you may have any desire to revise the claim.
In Maryland, the biggest difference is the hoops you have to jump through to bring a claim in malpractice cases that are required by the statutory scheme that covers our malpractice claims. But the gist of malpractice is the same as negligence.
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