28 year old male was stopped by a Tennessee state trooper for a seat belt violation and someone was on the phone on speaker telling the officer the driver had a history of heart failure, and pleading with him to perform CPR immediately because he was gasping for air. He couldn't speak or... Read more »
The scenario you are mentioning does suggests not only awful behavior by the policeman, but potential culpability. The police officer's culpability, which could be criminal or civil, with damages to the family for wrongful death, relies on whether the officer properly owed a duty of care to...Read more »
Normally you sue the Defendant. Sometimes the other side will disclose their insurance, but they do not have to. Hopefully they had insurance that covered the wreck, which you will quickly find out after service of the Complaint.
Head on collision, country road with no center line markings. They decided he was at fault for “crossing the center line” but there are no lines on the road. Now the people in the other truck are suing his estate for wrongful death after the insurance already paid them the max amount. The... Read more »
Is someone defending against the Suit? If not, default judgment will occur. Who actually filed for Probate? If not the creditor, then it was a large mistake. The real property can be looked upon to satisfy such a claim. But if the Heirs own as Tenants In Common, then it will be more...Read more »
There could be numerous criminal charges generated by such a scenario. If you know who the defendant is, tell him to not talk to anyone and hire a competent attorney immediately. An insurance company may need to be notified by your attorney.
A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your husband. The best way for you to get an answer to your question would be to reach out to attorneys who handle med mal/wrongful death cases. The question you ask calls for a...Read more »
Short backstory: My significant other was shot and killed in july 2019. I was informed it was taken in for evidence even though it was not used or even pulled to my knowledge. I'm trying to figure out if it was in fact taken by the police or some one else. TIA
If there was a prosecution of an alleged murder suspect, then you can file a motion for its return in that Case. If no prosecution is involved, then you can start calling the Sheriff or Chief of Police whose department investigated the murder. Ultimately you can file suit against the seizing...Read more »
The lawsuit was nondisclosure and her mother told her that the lawyer said everyone would lose all proceeds if she sues because no one is allowed to say what the amount is. She doesn't know what she is even entitled to, but it is much more than offered. She is 20 years old. She absolutely... Read more »
The Niece needs to hire an attorney. It is not your concern. She may or may not have received consideration, but I suspect you have no knowledge. I do not know who the Decedent was, but it is possible the Mother is entitled to a larger share than others, or an equal amount. It may even be a...Read more »
She filed lawsuit in only her name. She told me I was entitled to nothing and if I retain a lawyer, that I might get judgment, but her attorney implied that I may not be able to collect it and judgment means nothing. She first said I am entitled to nothing, then offered a small amount, then it... Read more »
Why did you set on your rights when you knew the Suit was going on? If Mother is an Executrix then there must be a probated Will, which may have excluded you. Check at Probate. If no Will then the Next of Kin should have been beneficiaries, and preferably Party Plaintiffs. Immediately hire...Read more »
If the general public has reason and proof to believe that district attorney's offices/ law enforcement are being biased in their presentment of a case to a grand jury for indictment, what can be done?
Possibly nothing. But after Indictment the Defendant must defend against the charge. Improper Grand Jury proceedings might be argued at Pre Trial, Motion for New Trial or on Appeal. Without a clear Federal or State Constitutional violation that causes prejudice, no actionable error will arise....Read more »
it was a law sute over the death of their unborn child. she kept all the family records and he cant find any paper work on the case of the lawyers name the money was to be transfered to their account wednesday she has been brain dead for 3 weeks and was removed from life support and passed monday.... Read more »
There are several ways to find a Case as there are only so many Clerks of Circuit Courts and Federal Courts in your area. But are you sure a suit was filed in the first place? There may have been a Settlement without filing suit. You could start by calling every lawyer in the area and asking....Read more »
I was walking down the street. It was three girls in a car that I have known for years since 8th grade. And I stop messing with them every since May 2018 because they always jumping people and being in mess and when I told them, they wanted to fight me. Back to what I was saying, they jumped out... Read more »
Can you sue? Yes. Can you win? That's the more difficult question. There are time limits from when you can file a lawsuit for assault/battery. Plus the facts of each case are different. Consult an attorney to determine your options.
There's nothing wrong with a spouse suing for his/her loss of companionship in a wrongful death case and also bringing the lawsuit in the name of the estate of the deceased (as administrator or executor) for the benefit of the heirs of the decedent, which would include the spouse and the...Read more »
What is your question? If your question is do you have a cause of action against her, then the answer is no. She has the right to choose to divorce someone. I am so sorry about your brother. A love one's suicide is so hard. Mental illness was the cause of your brother's suicide, not...Read more »
My father killed himself in 2016. And I don't know the truth and I want to know if my stepmom or her family had anything to do with it. Also my great grandmother left savings bonds for me. And my stepmom will not give me anything of his or come up with my saving bonds. Also I'm not sure... Read more »
At 15 shestarted acting strange and after several tests they did a genetic test and said the blindness was caused from Battens Disease and that she would die before 19. She made it to be 17. Why did the specialists at Vanderbilt not check to see why she went blind cause if i had Known this then i... Read more »
Generally they wouldn't do the tests because the treatment would likely be the same. However to give yourself closure --and as I may be wrong--contact members of the Tennessee Assn for Justice--they give free consultations. A grief counselor may help you process your natural but very heavy feelings.
A target range insists that customers sign a waiver that if they are injured by anyone at the range, even employees, and even if ON PURPOSE (shot and injured or killed) that their heirs, family, friends and so forth will not sue the range for liability. Is that waiver/requirement even legal? How... Read more »
Releases of liability generally enforceable to protect from liability for negligence. The release would not be valid to protect from intentional acts of the business or its employees. You are right to weigh carefully whether to sign a release.
Our 24-year-old granddaughter died of an alleged accidental OD, however she was forced into working as a Confidential Informant and details surrounding case very sketchy. Channel 4 I-Team did investigative piece that aired 6/2/17 which revealed that anyone who is on probation, per probation and... Read more »
Unfortunately, you are past the statute of limitations. Even if you weren't I don't know that you would have a case, as there is a difference between moral and legal responsibility. For your own peace of mind contact a local attorney who handles police misconduct cases--find them through...Read more »
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