Questions Answered by Emmanuel Muwonge

Q: i was on probation and taken to a police department, and was asked to take a voice detection test(like a polygraph)

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
First, I do not know what the basis of your arrest was. I assume you were arrested or stopped, arrested and taken to the police station where you subsequently were ordered to take the test you indicated you took. I also do not know what it is you were convicted of.

Secondly, I do not know why you were stopped and whether or not the officer had probable cause to believe that a crime had taken place or a crime was taking place or a crime was about to take place or any combination thereof....

Q: Is a LLC liable for injuries caused by it's uninsured vehicle driven by the owner of the LLC in Wisconsin?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
I believe that the LLC may be or may not be liable for injuries caused by its uninsured vehicle driven by the owner of the LLC in Wisconsin. First, whether the vehicle is insured has nothing to do with the liability question. Rather, liability for the accident and accompanying injuries is a function of the conduct of the actors involved, in this case, the owner or shareholder. Your question is phrased in such a way that it may or may not mean that there is only one owner. I assume that there...

Q: seeking counsel prior to fighting tickets and also pressing charges on a civilian for damages

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
I am sorry that you are going through what appears to be a very challenging period in your life. That said, I am also sorry that I cannot figure out what it is you really are trying to communicate and what the best approach would be in providing you with the counsel you need. That notwithstanding, I am pretty certain that, at a minimum, you need counsel with a background in social sciences so that s/he may in turn guide you by pointing you in the appropriate direction so as to enable you to...

Q: I was in an an accident where I was found at fault. I had no insurance so now I owe State Farm. How to settle this?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Answered on Mar 1, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
You may contact the lawyer whose name appears on the paperwork regarding the judgment taken against you. You may also contact State Farm directly requesting they tell you who you need to speak with regarding a judgment taken against you. If the judgment was taken in Small Claims Court, contacting that lawyer who represented them in Small Claims Court is the best way because he or she would be a Collections lawyer able and willing to talk dollars and cents. You must, however, make sure that you...

Q: Why aren't there any federal laws that protect all animals?

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
The Act you took issue with was not intended to regulate how animals are used for research purposes, but only to set standards for how they are obtained and maintained at a facility

APHIS's Animal Care (AC) program oversees the AWA, which includes about 10,300 facilities. These AC officials make unannounced facility inspections to ensure they are in compliance with regulations, and to identify unregistered facilities. If you are interested in the enforcement of standards governing how...

Q: Is my principal allowed to follow me home and question me why I left?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
Your question is a valid concern for a number of reasons. Having said that, I don't know what school or school district you are in and what the regulations are regarding the duties of the principal and the protocol regarding errant students or students deemed not to be compliant with attendance. If as you indicate you had a modified schedule allowing you to leave earlier than the rest of the students, I would on that basis think that the principal or any school official would have been aware of...

Q: My puppy was taken from the vet by the person I bought him from and she won't give him back.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
It is not clear to me where your issues stem from as there are several individuals you have been transacting business with. What is clear to me is that you do not have paperwork suggesting or documenting that you actually own the animal. As such, the veterinarian is going by what the apparent owner tells him or her. It also appears that the prior owner took the animal to the vet I assume knows the animal's history since that is the vet the prior owner elected to take the animal to ostensibly on...

Q: If I surrender my dog will I have to pay citation we don't have the money?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 7, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
What did the citation say? If you were cited because your dog was off the premises which offense you were previously warned would result in a citation if there were future violations, you need to retain someone who practices in the area about such matters so that they may, in turn, represent you. Alternatively, and because you indicated that you don't have the money, you may have to consider calling the city attorney for the city in which you reside and find out when s/he would be available to...

Q: What kind of lawyer do I need?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 6, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
If I assume that you are being sued in Small Claims Court for an amount of damage that does not exceed $10,000.00, I would recommend you speak with and or retain someone who practices in Small Claims Court. Having said that, you may also wish to consult with a Bankruptcy lawyer but that will depend on a range of issues including what the extent of the damages Progressive is seeking and can get a judgment against you for, whether you have other debts that are significant enough for you to...

Q: My school is threatening that if i talk to 1 specific person on school grounds ill get a ticket and in trouble can they?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 6, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
While you do have rights of speech as you clearly articulate, those rights of speech must be contextualized. You must remember that the school as an institution has rules and regulations governing the conduct of students like you. Schools usually design their rules and regulations on the basis of the rights and privileges the US Constitution affords you as a matter of law. Further, those rules and regulations are designed to ensure that the health, safety and wellbeing of staff and students are...

Q: If I got injured in a car accident due to the other driver's negligence but they have insufficient insurance coverage to

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 6, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
Yes. You may file a claim over and above the amount of the special damages in this case, your medical bills. If for example the medical bills are $30,000.00 and the medical pay provisions of the applicable insurance policy are $25,000.00 and the liability coverage is , for example, $50,000.00, there is nothing that prohibits you to collect over and above what your medical bills were and or amounts over the med pay provisions of the applicable insurance policy.

Underinsured motorist...

Q: I have an aunt in stage 4 cancer who lives in a nursing home. My aunt never selected A Power of Attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 6, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
I am not certain as to what your question is and what you are trying to do for your aunt if anything. I would have to guess that you are trying to either manage your auntie's finances and or determine what they might be and or any other issue regarding your auntie's wellbeing in so far as it relates on how her affairs are managed.

You indicated that your aunt has since become a ward of the state with her finances in question but I do not really understand what that means from your...

Q: I received 3 citations the DA offered me to take the failure to report an accident or failure to keep vehicle under

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 1, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
Without additional facts and circumstances which led or may have led to the accident in question, I am inclined to believe that you are better off taking the "failure to report an accident". The Failure To Report an Accident does not directly involve your operation of your vehicle as it is circumstances arising after the accident. On the other hand, the others you say are the alternative offers as it were, pertain to your active management and control of your vehicle which has serious...

Q: What kind of lawsuit would harassment, stolen Handgun, stolen car, loss of employment, threats, money owed, medical bil

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 28, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
I am not sure there is any specific type of lawsuit you may commence against your ex girlfriend. If you are trying to recover money for stolen items, you need to make sure that the cost of litigation is not going to outweigh the benefits. Above all, you also must make sure that when and if you prove your case, you are able to recover the money as the conduct you describe is probably not covered by any insurance policy. Even if there were a policy of insurance it appears from the little I know...

Q: I borrowed my friends sisters car. While i loaned it I had got into accident she did not have insurance and wants to sue

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
She is suing or can sue for damage to her vehicle. I don't know whether her alleged lying about insurance led you to take the vehicle such that you relied upon representations it was an insured vehicle. That notwithstanding, I don't see the relationship between her lying about insurance coverage and the damage you appear to be responsible for. As relates to the difference between what the shop told you was the cost of fixing the car and what she is suing or going to sue you for, please remember...

Q: hello how far can city police officer follow you till the officer is profiling in a vehicle

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 11, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
I believe that the city police officer can follow you within the jurisdiction he works and also call others if and when you are about or he suspects you will elude him or her into another jurisdiction. An officer can follow you for as long as s/he believes a crime is being committed has been committed and or is about to be committed. The facts you furnished are not enough for me to sufficiently answer the question you asked.

Please remember that it is all about your ability or rather,...

Q: I had a coworker hit my car and told me she would pay in full.2 months later she says she doesn't want to. what can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 11, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
Unfortunately, it appears you failed to call the Police who would have taken down the information and issued a Police Report. Nonetheless, you may want to go to the Police Department near you and report the accident so that there is an official record. If you have photographs and names of witnesses provide that information as well.

Please note that in Wisconsin, car accidents must be reported if there is injury of a person $1,000.00 or more to vehicles or property. It is not clear how...

Q: My friend's brother is refusing to share documents regarding their mother's death, does she have legal rights to them?

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jan 9, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
Based upon the limited information you have provided, I believe that the individual refusing to share the information has every right to hold on to information that is not owned by the individual requesting they share the information. In other words, your friend's brother undertook singular efforts to acquire the material in the process of which he may have spent money and probably feels that the information belongs to him. Your question, however, has to do with what recourse your friend has. I...

Q: How long can a person hold a claim open on you from an auto accident?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
Thank you for your question. Except in cases of medical malpractice or wrongful death, a minor has two years from the date of his or her 18th birthday to file suit. If however, the victim was an adult, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of the accident or from the time s/he could have discovered the injuries, whichever is earlier.

What you can expect is someone trying to file a lawsuit against your son because he was the driver of the offending vehicle. They may also...

Q: Person bitten by a dog who is hired to take care of them

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Nov 26, 2016
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
If we assume you were bitten during the course of your employment, your exclusive remedy as an employee injured during the course of your employment is a claim pursuant to the Workers Compensation laws of Wisconsin. If your employer has no Workers Compensation coverage, you may be able to pursue a claim against the owner's Homeowner's Policy and, again, May. I would need more facts and details.

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