I live in South Carolina, a strict liability state. I was jogging and was attacked and bitten by two dogs. I was injured (not seriously, two puncture wounds in my leg). I filed in small claims court for damages. The Defendant has retained legal counsel. The demanded a jury trial. I am... View More
Give the judge the case law before the jury is called in and highlight the applicable parts, and ask him to charge the jury with the highlighted portions. That means he will read those to the jurors when he is telling them about the law which happens after closing statements, and before they...View More
Just go to court and be very honest with the judge and let him know that you have no tickets and it was an honest mistake. As far as the damages, go to the other person and or their car, they will have to use their uninsurance coverage. This is coverage that is mandatory in our state and it will...View More
You will have to pay to get it out and you should also be mindful that there may storage cost involved so I would do this sooner than later. The logic behind it is it was a safety hazard and had to be removed for public safety and you are the owner and are responsible for securing the vehicle.
You should take care of both the license plate and the registration. You need to go to the DMV and return the tag and registration and you need to let the lien holder know as well if car is not paid off as they are going to continue to expect payments. If it’s totaled, they should be able to...View More
There are many facts that are needed in order to provide you with some clarification. Does your employer have 4 or more employees? This is one of the first hurdles to which we would need an answer. Can you please post more facts??
Tells me they can’t make out the drivers name or truck. I sustained ptsd from the accident and I want to know if I have a case in any way my company wants me back at work since the hospitals cleared me but I’ve been given no compensation or offered none.
Ask your insurance agent, or if there has been a defense attorney assigned to you by your insurance company, ask that attorney what that means. Your insurance company is going to provide an attorney for you at no extra charge to frfff we no a possible lawsuit. It sounds like you may not have enough...View More
You are not going to like my answer but I believe 100% of it can be garnished for past child support. This is a big exception to the usual practice of no assignments on a worker's compensation settlement. I wish you the best.
I had to file a lawsuit against two drivers that collided with eachother. I was at the red light when they hit each other and ended up hitting my car. Both of their insurance companies are disagreeing on the liability so my car is a total loss and has not been replaced and my medical bills are... View More
Some people actually send the discovery requests with the complaint when it gets served. I would suggest waiting until they file an answer, wherein they will probably deny everything, and then send the interrogatories, request for production of documents and anything else you might want to send...View More
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I agree with the other answer but I also wanted to share that you need to find an attorney as soon as you can, after doing your due diligence. You are going to need to subpoena a lot of documents and talk to the witnesses and get their deposition before their...View More
If he was a permissive user, that means he had permission to use the car by the owner, or someone who had permission by the owner, he may be okay. The insurance company wants you to file charges against him so they don't have to pay the claim. If you contact an attorney I'm sure they...View More
Other illegal issues aside (drinking while driving, etc.,) If he was using the car with the permission of the owner, then perhaps not. You need to talk to an attorney and give more details but it is possible he will be ok. I wish you well.
It sounds like the insurance company along with its representatives may have failed to have you sign the release. If they ask you to sign it, I would suggest you do so. Any court will make you sign it. Otherwise, there really is no issue although you cannot again make another claim. That would be...View More
Yes, he can call the police after the fact and have a report made. If he has gotten injured he can make a claim for any injuries and the damage to his car. Your insurance company will pay him, if appropriate, and your premiums will go up a bit.
It was actually in the hospital paperwork I arrived on the 18th at 8 in the morning the accident took place at 8:30 on the 17th I arrived after 9 there's no way I could have been hurt 18th so how hard is it to get the accident date changed my boss is the one that told me the 18th
That is not completely unusual. Sometimes that does happen. As long as the facts are consistent with regard to what happened, you really should be okay. That is the short answer. I have had that happen many times and when the date is clearly referencing the facts of the accident and it is just...View More
Active asthma and said the environmental exposures at work are the cause and excused me from 2days of work. I notified my supervisor that I’m out on worker comp. While on workers comp. I filed a osha complaint concerning the quality of air and toxic chemicals that are the cause of the asthma they... View More
If your exposure to the workplace has resulted in your developing or aggravating your asthma, you should have a viable workers' comp case. You can go to another doctor. My first piece of advise is to get a company to test the air quality at your place of employment before they "fix...View More
I was at work when I felt a pop followed by a searing pain that knocked me breathless onto the floor (in the worst paralyzing pain ever) from a squatting position. ER diagnosed me with an umbilical hernia. I was put on modified duty (not given hours to this day). The single medication I was RXd... View More
Since this is a denied case, I would contact an attorney and relay all information and then see if you have a viable case. The five requirements we need are (1) an injury resulting in hernia that (2) the hernia appeared suddenly and (3) was accompanied by pain and the (4) hernia immediately...View More
It was 1a.m, I was sleepy, my right headlight was out, I dozed off for a second too long and hit someone’s mailbox.. I didn’t want to wake the people up about the matter; my tire was flattened so I left my car at friends house close by and caught a ride home; my plans were to go back the next... View More
Plaintiff attorneys often ask for more than policy limits even when we know the case may not be worth that much. So that does not automatically mean the case is worth that much. If the injured party has under-insurance coverage that would be next in line. For them to get money from you...View More
Your auto insurance "follows the car" so as long as he was using your car with your permission, your insurance will pay for any claims that might be made against your policy by anyone alleging damages. The fact that he did not have a driver's license is a separate issue that he will...View More
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