There are jury verdict reviews but each case has its unique facts and it's not something you can say "well these people got this so we should get that." You do have, I assume, a lawyer who is a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers association and you should ask them.Generally, the...Read more »
If the loan is in regard to a death case chances are there are hidden interest charges so they get more than they loan by a large chunk. I advise clients against this. Presumably you have a lawyer--ask them.
I took zofran while pregnant a lot. I didn't hear about the major defects until this past summer. I did the research on the medication and I think it caused my daughter's heart defect. Can I do anything if the medication alerts came after the 2 years?
My father was killed 4 weeks in a house fire. There were multiple violations on the home & there also were no smoke detectors so I would like to sue the landlord for negligence, however, my mother was married to my father at the time of his death and she has already filed a lawsuit. As his... Read more »
Only one lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the estate. As you are a distributee under New York's estate laws, you should recover a share of any settlement proceeds according to the laws of intestacy. You should contact the lawyer your mother retained to discuss this further.
Statutes of limitations are fact-specific. Talk to a local lawyer ASAP.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is...Read more »
He choke to death on his own vomit, and she was his care giver. She was aware of it, and she just let it happen when she could of taken action. A witness to this event has inform me of this, but was fearful since she was threaten at the time to speak about it until recently. Can I take any legal... Read more »
In a wrongful death case in New York, the family members of the deceased can sue for pecuniary loss, or the loss of the financial contributions that the deceased was contributing by way of salary, pension, future earnings potential and benefits. Additionally, there can be a claim for loss of...Read more »
The statute of limitations on a wrongful death case in New York is 2 years. Usually a case like this would be brought either by your aunt if she is still alive, and if not, by one of his children, assuming he had children.
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