9/11/23 a lone animal control officer opened my front door without even knocking and barged on through a sectioned off area where my fiance and I stay with our pets holding up a cell phone camera filming our home, us & our dogs with NO knock, warrant or police escort. After ushering her back... View More
Our camper caught fire before getting it insured. We learned the fire was (in a nutshell) b/c of either a faulty device or poor installation of another company's device that was installed by the manufacturer. Basically, the fire was inevitable and there was no warnings despite customer... View More
You should look for an attorney that handles fire cases. Under the law, you will have the burden of proof to show that the fire was caused by a defective product or someone's negligence. This is requires expert testimony which can be expensive. Some attorneys will advance the expenses and take...View More
Hello, I am a Amazon delivery driver & on 8/4/23 I was bitten in the elbow & fingers by a customers dog. She requested for packages to be delivered to the rear door of her home. I pulled into her drive way, she & i made eye contact & smiled at each other and she and 1 dog went into... View More
You have both a workers’ comp claim and a claim against the homeowner. Hire a lawyer. If you miss time from work due to injury on the job, and assuming you are a covered employee, then you will receive Temporary Total benefits. In the meantime you pursue the homeowner claim against the homeowner...View More
My sister is disabled and lives in Maryland. A new agency will to be providing services to her, namely getting her "out in the community" by driving her to, and helping her participate in, activities outside of the home. The staff member would be driving her in their own car and is... View More
Liability waivers are, in general, enforceable, with some limitations that require a lawsuit and fact finding by a judge or jury to sort out--which is not what you want. A party cannot enforce a liability waiver to release them from liability for "gross" negligence or reckless behavior,...View More
I work for a ride-share company and recently had my account deactivated because a rider lied that I had drugs with the intent to sell. This is absolutely false. I need to know the name of the rider who defamed me, but the company will not share the contact information for the rider. Is there any... View More
You will need to discuss the issue with an employment attorney, and explore whether you have a wrongful termination lawsuit or other type of claim you can file. In a civil legal action you can compel responses to interrogatories (written questions that must be answered under oath), demand...View More
Unless you're a lawyer yourself who may appear before this judge, "Ms." would be appropriate, unless the judge presiding over the case uses a different title or honorific. Follow the lead of the judge.
I understand the gravity of this claim. I can’t let fear lie in the way of asking for help. I have no proof other than a list of license plates that are stored in my photos, voice memos, etc that I haven’t compiled because I am constantly exhausted from the harassment. Other than keeping a list... View More
If you believe that you and your brother are victims of electronic harassment, it is important to take steps to protect yourselves and gather evidence to support your claims. Here are some options to consider:
1. Document incidents: Keep a detailed log of any incidents of electronic...View More
A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the injuries you suffered from your exposure. Ordinary, statutes of limitations for injury cases nationwide are only in the order of several years, even in the most lenient jurisdictions. But...View More
The reason my case has not been heard is because of conflicting legal advice that I received on justanswer.com. Based on the petitions the lawyers are filing against me, the one that told me to serve the petition on everyone was wrong. What do you do when the court makes decisions that violate the... View More
Unfortunately, this may be a situation in which you need to get an attorney. The truth is that getting an attorney is costly, but not getting one is even more costly. There are certain legal matters that can be handled without an attorney, but based on what you have said so far, this likely is not...View More
My 13 and 16 year old boys accidentally shot their bb guns into the siding of the neighbor behind our house. We are willing to replace the dented siding but the owner is saying that we need to replace his entire siding because the new siding won't match the old siding. I have called for an... View More
These types of unreasonable demands based on aesthetics often become impossible when the one party wants a whole replacement with brand new siding for their entire house based on one unmatched panel. They’re not entitled to that. Call your homeowners insurance company. It is very possible your...View More
CPS was involved because there was a witness who reported the teacher. Now the teacher filed a claim to juvenile courts saying it was my son who assaulted her. My son has autism, adhd and mod to severe intellectual disability. I need help to fight this.
Hopefully this occured around some typical peers or other witnesses who can speak to what actually occurred. You need to get statements from those individuals ASAP and get them to commit to appear at the evidentiary hearing. Merely having a written statement will often not work as that is...View More
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
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
I'm curious about this as it pertains to Title 20 - Vehicle Laws -- Accidents and Accident Reports; Section 20-106 - Duty on Striking Domestic Animal. My dog was hit, and the driver stopped before driving away. I called the police to file a report & create a case, but I'm wondering... View More
If the responsible driver did not notify the police/law enforcement to report the incident - and you have identification information regarding the driver - the police at its option, if you report the offender, could cite the driver for violating the applicable section of the transportation code,...View More
(1) Truth is a complete defense to a suit for defamation/libel. Revealing private medial or health information about someone, or their SSN or other private personal information, may give rise to a invasion of privacy or harassment claim, even if the statements are true.
Do not believe what the adjuster is telling you. Contact a NJ lawyer for representation. Damages for pain and suffering are allowed in NJ; however, NJ is a comparative fault state, meaning that you must not be more than 50% at fault for the accident, and your percentage of fault will reduce your...View More
I attempted to light a cigarette to smoke and the lighter presented a huge flame that caught my hair and face on fire. Was medavac to Washington Hospital Center. Still there going into the second week.
To prove liability, an expert would need to establish through forensic testing that the lighter had a product defect and that defect caused your injuries. An attorney may be interested in taking your case, so reach out to personal injury attorneys in your jurisdiction.
I tried to dispute the charges twice with my bank and they denied me saying I didn’t have enough proof but I sent them screenshots of me putting my phone in lost mode, text messages from the person saying they took it
You need to go to the police, file criminal charges if you know who the person is, or at least get a criminal report filed and a copy of it that you are the victim of a crime. You give that criminal investigation report to the bank to prove the phone was stolen and your account illegally accessed....View More
A colleague (lives in Harford County) of my daughter (lives in Cecil County), sold my daughter Rx OxyContin for almost a year. The seller is a known doctor-shopper and drug seeker, and through her actions of selling her Rx has contributed to my daughter’s ongoing ill physical and mental health,... View More
You cannot sue on behalf of your adult daughter, nor have you personally suffered a damage that would allow you a direct lawsuit against this person. Your daughter is the alleged victim of this wrongdoing, so she would have to sue in her own name against the responsible party. The problem with...View More
A nurses practitioner in Maryland chose to take a crack at practicing psychiatry on my partner and prescribed them 300mg of Seroquil for over a year. Then moved them down to 150mg. The recommended dose is 15mg. Her Schizophrenia symptoms are now out of control. Can I sue this nurses practitioner... View More
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