Connecticut Questions & Answers

Q: hit and run but no injury. car totaled, what my option?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
See if there were any intersection cameras or security cameras covering where it happened. Then if you have collision run it through that. If not, if you don't have someone to go after that's it. You may have a casualty deduction on your taxes but talk to an accountant about that.

Q: My mother got shocked due to touching an exposed lamp wire at a hotel that wasn't easily noticeable. She sustained

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It could be the hotel and/or the lamp manufacturer, depending on the circumstances of how the wire came to be exposed. You could consult with a Connecticut attorney who could investigate the matter further and review the medical records.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I delivered a car but the person died before he paid for it. Can I send the bill to his kids?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Matthew A. Wiley's answer
You can do whatever you want to do. However, technically you need to file a claim against his estate. If you do not file the claim following a very specific set of rules your request for money can legally be denied. Generally the claim must be sent to his executor (which is published in the newspaper) within either 3 months or 5 months depending on the very specific rule that applies.

Needless to say do not delay and it probably makes sense to have an attorney file the claim for you to...

Q: I did a lawsuit am recieving 35000 how much my lawyer keeps

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 30, 2018
Stephen Arnold Black's answer
That depends on a variety of factors. How much your counsel advanced in costs to prosecute your case; whether a lawsuit was filed in court which would most likely increase the attorneys fees clause provision in the contract; how much, if any the medical lien was...there may be more factors. Ask your counsel for a settlement statement when the case is finalized for a breakdown of all fees, liens and costs. State bar rules require that the client be furnished with said closing statement. Good...

Q: What kind of charges do you get for a second dui?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 23, 2018
Salvatore Bonanno's answer
You’re still charged with a dui; however, if you have a prior dui conviction, then the 2nd dui exposes you to 120-day mandatory minimum jail sentence and a felony conviction for the 2nd dui.

Hire an experienced attorney to get the best chance to avoid jail.

Q: How long does someone have to do in jail for not appearing to their halfway house when they'r supposed to?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Salvatore Bonanno's answer
It depends on what happens at court. If he's charged with escape, the consequences could be severe. If there's a good explanation as to why he didn't return on time, the matter could be resolved without any jail. Hard to tell. He needs to have an attorney representing him.

Q: What qualifies as pain and suffering in a personal injury case?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 28, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
It really means the injury. However what it really means is those injuries documented. If you don't go to a doctor or if when you do you don't talk about each of your injuries, i looks as if you were doing well except for the ones you talked to the doctor about.

Q: If I die before my spouse and the mortgage and deed are in my name only, will she still inherit our house?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
Matthew A. Wiley's answer
It depends. First if you have a will then that will govern who inherits your house at death. If you do not have a will then the CT rules of intestacy govern who inherits your house. The rules depend on whether you have children and a variety of other factors. Surprisingly, usually the spouse does not inherit 100% of a deceased spouses assets at death under intestacy. Why leave it to chance when you can easily prepare a fairly basic will to avoid this situation.

The mortgage debt is...

Q: What is the protocol for initiating a Mutual Distribution Agreement offer in CT. ? How should one party approach others?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
Matthew A. Wiley's answer
The attorney should be the first one you discuss it with. You may ultimately need an attorney as a beneficiary as well. In order to get that MDA approved everyone and the Probate Judge would need to be in agreement.

Q: A Mutual Distribution Agreement, Involving a Charity, represented by the AG office.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
Matthew A. Wiley's answer
No. The Executor or Trustee would represent the grantors intent to the extent it is allowed. The AG would represent potentially the charity and definitely the public's interest. Intent is somewhat irrelevant to the AG in this context.

Q: There are three biological children who are not named in the will but are needed to assign a PR in the State of Georgia,

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
Matthew A. Wiley's answer
This issue is quite complex. Your question does not provide enough information to fully answer it. Feel free to give my office a call and schedule a consultation and we can discuss this in more detail. 203.446.4725.

Reading between the lines. It sounds like someone died in GA and chose to disinherit their children. While I can not speak to Georgia law specifically in almost all states children are mandatory notice parties even if disinherited. Therefore you will have the opportunity...

Q: I have been divorced for 10 yrs and in the divorce agreement my ex husband is to pay me $16,900 upon my daughters high

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 9, 2018
Ashling Soares' answer
You may file a post-judgment motion for contempt. You should consider hiring an experienced family law attorney to file the motion on your behalf and represent you in court.

Q: How do you determine your interest in an llc when you’re a silent partner

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 7, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You have to determine what % of ownership the silent partner investment represents and claim that % as an asset.

Q: I am a silent partner in an llc. I only own 1.85 percent of the business. Can I file chapter 7

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
Christopher H. McCormick's answer
Not clear what you are asking in relation to your interest in LLC. If your concern is whether you could exempt your interest in LLC in Chapter 7 personal filing it will depend on market value of your small interest in LLC. You should consult with a local bankruptcy attorney to review all the facts of your situation to determine if Chapter 7 is a good option for you.

Q: Credit Card default fudgement in 2011. Wages garnished 18 months ago. Stat of lim is 3 yrs. Want relief

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Connecticut on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
Christopher H. McCormick's answer
Since they the creditor has a judgment against your reference to a statute of limitations defense is not applicable. Other than paying off debt in full only other way to stop garnishment is to file bankruptcy preferably Chapter 7. If you want to explore your bankruptcy options I recommend you consult with a local bankruptcy attorney.

Q: Is it possible to enter a rental agreement (lease) for a property that is in probate?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate, Real Estate Law and Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
Short answer: Yes, it is possible.

Probate can tie-up a property for a long period of time, and it may be financially impractical for the property to remain unoccupied during that time.

The court will generally appoint an estate executor or personal representative. This representative is charged by state law with managing the assets during the probate process. Make sure they have the authority to lease the property to you. If you really want to protect yourself, ask the...

Q: Must a Mutual Distribution agreement only be the result of a will contest?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Steven Basche's answer
Yes, the beneficiaries can agree on a distribution different from the will without a will contest.

Q: Is it mandatory for him to have with him the GC (rather than Travel Document) while re-entering the US?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Sep 17, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
To be clear, the idea isn’t that your father can be out of the US until May 2019 but rather that he can use if for reentry up until that time. In any case, he should be able to use it to come back, and he should be able to use the green card, too. The biggest issue with the green card is how securely it could be sent to where he is.

Q: A new podiatrist just told me that a surgery performed in 2002 was not the full needed procedure, now I need major surg

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Connecticut on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Generally, that is too far away for the discovery rule but I could be wrong--suggest you contact Mike Koskoff and see what his office says--have your dates ready, what happened when. They give free consults. Feel free to use my name.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.