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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on

Q: In a car accident where everyone denies fault, is it best to go through your insurance or hire a lawyer?

2 car accident at 4 way stop. One car ran their sign. Over $3,000 damage to rear passenger side of one car.

Terrence Rubino answered on Apr 10, 2013

assuming you were not injured, the smartest and easiest thing to do is to go through your collision coverage with your insurance company. it will initially cost you the deductible. your insurance company will then pursue the other company for what it paid plus your deductible. if it collects, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Indiana on

Q: If I curse at a cop, does he have the right to put both his hands around my neck and choke me??

Terrence Rubino answered on Jul 26, 2012

no but as a practical matter there isn't anything significant that you can or should try to do about it. cursing at cops or anyone who has authority over you is neither smart or productive.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on

Q: On probation and got a p.i charge and was on probation for intimadation and they put a warrent out for me what do i do?

Terrence Rubino answered on May 25, 2012

get some bond money together and contact a criminal lawyer in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on

Q: What is the liablility of a public electrical utility company for injury caused by its right-of-way contractors?

Terrence Rubino answered on May 25, 2012

i am assuming by your question that an independent contractor working in the utility's right of way caused damage to someone or something. unless the utility company ha oversight responsibility ( usually by contract), it would probably not have liability. however it is a very fact sensitive issue.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on

Q: How long does it take to settle a personal injury case?

Terrence Rubino answered on Feb 17, 2012

if you do not have a a lawyer representing you, you need to contact a reputable one in your area. the local county bar assoc should have a referral list as well as the ala trial lawyers assoc.. every state has a statute of limitations on which to file suit. idk what it is in ala ( in indiana and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Indiana on

Q: I am inheriting renters when I take title to a house soon. In Indiana, does a new owner have to honor existing lease?

Terrence Rubino answered on Jan 18, 2012

yes unless the lease says otherwise.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Indiana on

Q: I was written up for missing too much work after exercising my FMLA rights, eventually terminated. What are my options?

I was employed with a company for 16 months, having received 3 above average perforamnce evaluations and 2 promotions. I feel I was targeted for termination due to an incident earlier in the year where I had to go over my supervisor's head and report a sexual harassment complaint to the HR... Read more »

Terrence Rubino answered on Jan 13, 2012

although i personally do not do employment law, we have an excellent person in the office that does. carla pyle - you are welcome to call her to ask. there are no fees for just a phone call. you can check her out on our website rubinoruman.com

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Indiana on

Q: Can someone using my trademark as their domain name, be forced to give it to me or stop using it?

If someone is using my trademarked name as a domain name registered in the USA is there any way I can get them to stop using it so I can register it?

Terrence Rubino answered on Jan 4, 2012

it depends. there are alot of factors. you are welcome to call our adam sedia to give him more detail and get an idea. there is no charge for the phone call. you can check him out on our website: rubinoruman.com

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on

Q: I have proof my husband cheated does indiana have allimony or adualtry

Terrence Rubino answered on Jan 4, 2012

indiana is a no fault divorce state. the fact of adultry, while wrong on many levels and in very poor judgment, may only be relevant if he was dissipating marital assets. there is no alimony in indiana. however there can be post(after)divorce maintenence for a period of time for you to acquire a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Indiana on

Q: Can i go through my divorce on my own or do i have to hire an attorney to get it done

Terrence Rubino answered on Jan 4, 2012

yes. you do not have to have a lawyer. however if you have children or property you really are better off to spend the money and get a reputable lawyer. word of mouth is the best source of finding one. also the local county bar association would have a referral service. good luck

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on

Q: My husband got into a accident while being transported to another prison with his hands and feet shackled all together.

He was on his way to jamestown ca fire camp and now if he complains of being hurt he will have to return to the previous prison without making any money to help his family. Does he have the right to stay there to get aide for his injuries and will someone take this case please?

Terrence Rubino answered on Jan 2, 2012

depending on the nature and extent of the injuries and how the accident happened, your husband may have a real case and i would think there are plenty of reputable calif lawyers that would take it. contact the calif trial lawyers assoc for a list of lawyers in the county where the accident happened... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on

Q: Does someone have liability if they get pushed off a 99 story building and the person who pushes them sprains ther wrist

Terrence Rubino answered on Jan 2, 2012

obviously there must be more to the story/question.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Indiana on

Q: Don't you have to go to court before your wages are garnished?

Terrence Rubino answered on Dec 19, 2011

no. it is probably more common that a person doesn't actually go to court before a garnishment occurs. a person gets sued, doesn't answer the complaint and summons within the required time, the suing party obtains a default judgment and files a proceedings supplemental naming the judgment debtors... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Indiana on

Q: Can a person who is black be convicted by an all white jury? and not of his peers. Is this legal?

Terrence Rubino answered on Dec 17, 2011

yes.

the issue of race may come into play if the opposing side is using its peremptory(discretionary)strikes to eliminate a particular race from serving one the jury.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Indiana on

Q: My ex husband filed bankrupsy and i am supposed to get $6000.how do i find outwhen i will receive it?

Terrence Rubino answered on Dec 14, 2011

the question is difficult to answer because there isn't alot of detail. the best thing you can do is call the lawyer who represented you in the divorce. he/she should readily be able to answer the question. if your ex went bankrupt, he obviously isn't flush with money and his indebtedness to you,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on

Q: I'm planning to sign a lease with a new landlord, and they include a separate fee for changing locks. Is this legal?

Terrence Rubino answered on Dec 14, 2011

if the landlord wants you to pay for the lock change and you agree to it, then you have to do it. there is nothing illegal about that. a lease is simply an agreement between a landlord and a tenant. if this is an issue prehaps you ought to consider another place. the last thing you want is to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on

Q: My bro was killed by fresno p d. He was shoot 5 times in the back. Corroner said it was homicide. Does my family have a ca

Terrence Rubino answered on Dec 13, 2011

maybe. your parents would need to contact a reputable california attorney. most consultations are free. i am sorry for the grief your family has. sometimes there aren't real good answers for why bad things happen. there may not be a valid case but a california lawyer will be best equipped to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on

Q: My son was hit by a car 11 years ago he is now 18 and his lawyer keeps givin me excuses what do I do ?

Terrence Rubino answered on Dec 13, 2011

i do not know NY law but in most states the statute of limitations for a minor doesn't begin to run until the minor reaches majority. 11 years does make the case real stale in terms of proof which is what your lawyer may be telling you. if you trust him/her and he is reputable, then you ought to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on

Q: Is there case law to support significant personal injury caused by low impact accident

20 to 30 mile per hour impact. large work van rear ended sports car. no major damage to either vehicle. injuries in front vehicle- cervical disc compression. surgery required/ history of osteophytes and prior disc fusion

Terrence Rubino answered on Dec 13, 2011

"low impact collisions" is a term propagated by the insurance industry/defense lawyers to unfairly spin truth into an untruth. serious injuries can occur at any speed. with over 36 years in the active practice of law i have seen hundreds of "low impact" crashes cause significant injuries and those... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on

Q: How much does a lawyer get on a personal injury case in texas.

Terrence Rubino answered on Nov 16, 2011

i don't practice in texas but fee agreements generally are a matter of agreement between the lawyer and the client and it should be in writing. at least in indiana and illinois the typical fee is a 1/3 contingent and 40 % if it goes to trial plus reimbursment of out of pocket expenses. sometimes... Read more »

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