Robert D. Kreisman's answer The problem with an insured defendant not cooperating by refusing to attend the trial is insurance coverage. That would be risky. On the hand, the insurance company lawyer who is defending you, depending on the facts of the case, could also take the stance that admitting liability, but not the nature and extent of the alleged injury and damages may be a solid position to take in defense of the case. If an admission of liability were the course taken, then you as defendant would not be...
Kathryn Hilbush's answer You may have waited too long. One of the ways to demonstrate to the court that a parent's rights should be terminated is to show that, for a period of at least six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition, there was no performance of parental duties, including contacting the child. Since he's clearly done that, you may have missed out. Also, the court usually won't terminate the parental rights unless here is a pending adoption and that is usually expected to be by a stepparent,...
Ary Avnet's answer You can be sued for negligence for the accidents you caused in the truck. If sued, you could assert as a defense that the throttle was stuck open causing the accident but ultimately it would be up to a judge or jury to decide if you were negligent. If there was no valid insurance policy on the vehicle you were driving, and you did not carry any liability insurance at the time, then you would be personally responsible for any judgment found against you.
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer This is the time when having good insurance pays off. You are hurt by the negligence of the driver that was being pursued by the police. submit your police report to your insurance company and if you have a good policy with Med Pay, make sure all your passengers get treated and then consult with a local attorney to help you with your case, as you may stand a better chance to recover more monies for yourself and your passengers with a lawyer representing you.
Juan Ooink's answer Yes, you absolutely need a lawyer. You have been charged with a Class B Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,500.00 in fines not including mandatory fees and costs. This is not just a simple speeding ticket. This is a criminal offense and a conviction for such an offense will show up on background checks and cause you issues with education and employment down the road. DO NOT mess around, have your parents hire an attorney for you right now. The sooner the...
Thomas A. Grossman's answer The Boy gets arrested. The drunk driver gets arrested. The police officer probably gets suspended or simply reprimanded, depending on the circumstances. Since the boy/thief initiated the chain of events, he may have a claim against the drunk driver, but since he was committing a crime, he might be barred from collecting any damages.
Bill Powers' answer That's a bit complicated. More info into the specifics would be helpful and the best way to do that is a formal consultation with Durham County lawyer.
North Carolina is one of the few remaining states in the entire country that still has CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE. Indeed, there are several different protections against negligence claims that are for the benefit of insurance companies.
In a contributory negligence state, the plaintiff is barred from recovering if he or she...
Bill Powers' answer Depends on the type of case. In North Carolina, there are VERY STRICT filing requirements and deadlines for claims of Medical Negligence.
Introduction to Rule 9(j). In 1995, the North Carolina General Assembly created Rule 9(j) of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure to require medical malpractice complaints to include an assertion that the “medical care” was reviewed by a qualified professional willing to testify that the acts or omissions fell below the standard of care....
Omid Rejali's answer Depending on the date when the accident happened, each claimant will have 2 years from that date to make any claim that they may have. Insurance companies will not settle the claim generally until all claimant's rights have been determined or if the other claimant's specifically state that they will not be pursuing a claim.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer It depends on how long ago the accident happened. You, and the other two people, have two years before you have to file suit (that's when the statute of limitations expires). If the suit is fairly new, other related parties can join in as additional plaintiffs. Attorneys don't all work at the same speed. The lawyer for your daughter and boyfriend may be slower at gathering information than your lawyer. You might try to give your lawyer a nudge in order to speed things up. Good Luck.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer Lawyers handling personal injury cases evaluate pain and suffering by evaluating a series of factors: How bad the accident was; how bad the injuries to the client are; how much medical attention was required; how much the total medical bills are; whether or not the accident aggravated a pre-existing injury; how long it takes for the injuries to heal; etc.
Sometimes a low-impact crash can cause serious injuries; while at other times a high impact crash can cause little to no injuries....
YOU NEED TO HIRE A CRIMINAL LAWYER IN YOUR AREA OR THE AREA WHERE THE ORIGINAL INCIDENT TOOK PLACE.
AS A RULE, I SUGGEST THAT CLIENTS USE ME AS A STRAWMAN ...IE THAT THEIR LAWYER TOLD THEM NOT TO TALK WITHOUT THE LAWYERS PERMISSION. MAYBE THE LAWYER SHOULD CALL THEM. YOUR POSITION IS THAT YOU WOULD BE HAPPY TO COOPERATE.
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO RETAIN A LAWYER CALL ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU SOME NAMES FOR THAT AREA.
Steven M. Sweat's answer Unfortunately, insurance companies don't want to settle claims "piece meal". They want to have a settlement that includes all people making claims. I would suggest retaining a personal injury attorney if you don't have one and asking them what can be done to expedite the claim.
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer Ask friends, your doctor, your lawyer and/or you can call the California State Bar and request a referral. TBI cases are very expensive to try and the defense bar is very aggressive and love to fight to the bitter end. However, if the facts of the case show indicia of slurred speech, severe headaches, continuous dizziness, a change of personality and diminished capacity; and, if all these facts can be proven by witnesses testimony and expert evaluations, the case may prove to be a good case....
William John Light's answer In Fresno, according to the municipal code § 14-1703 the only places cyclists are required to dismount and walk are the downtown business district and any street designated a walk mall.
In Clovis, it is much more black and white. Clovis Municipal Code 5.8.12 "Riding or driving on sidewalks.
No person having in his possession or control any horse, automobile, bicycle, tricycle, or other vehicle shall ride or permit the same to be run on any sidewalk in the City or in any public...
Peter Munsing's answer I'm assuming it's their car. Assuming you have insurance, make a claim under the liability part of your policy--that's what it's there for. May be an exception if it is deemed a loaner.
However their insurance should cover them for the damages
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