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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oregon on

Q: can you more clearly define reckless endangerment?

Joanne Reisman answered on Jun 18, 2019

I don't see how this is a personal injury question. It sounds like you are asking about a criminal charge. Try re-posting this as a criminal law question. To be liable in a personal injury lawsuit the defendant only needs to be found to be negligent in their conduct which caused the injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on

Q: Teen deliberately drags 10 year old to deep end of the pool while knowing she doesn’t know how to swim and nearly drowns

Both of them; can she be charged and if so what are the charges?

William John Light answered on Jun 16, 2019

The decision to charge criminally belongs to the District Attorney. Whether they would pursue charges in this case is unknown. A full examination of the fact would be necessary to even guess what the DA might do. Child Endangerment might apply.... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for California on

Q: Dui accident on 06/13/19 , charged with involuntary vehicular manslaughter/ great bodily injury in,San Bernardino county

Accident was caused by , the negligence of a semi truck driver makeing a sudden illegal u-turn .

Clearly marked "NO U-TURNS"!

In a marked 50 mph zone.

William John Light answered on Jun 16, 2019

There could be a personal injury claim arising out of this for the decedent and any injured. Consult with a PI attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on

Q: Pro bono ?

Dui (drugs) / great bodily injury/ involuntary vehicular manslaugther.

Pro bono attorney in San Bernardino , Ca.

William John Light answered on Jun 16, 2019

Get a public defender. If you want a private attorney, you will have to pay, and for those charges, it isn't cheap. Time to call on your family and friends to chip in.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on

Q: I employ a caregiver at home. She is on payroll. How do I protect myself if she hurts herself and decides to sue?

William John Light answered on Jun 15, 2019

Call your insurance agent and make sure that you are covered for liability and workers compensation with your homeowner's carrier for in-home caregivers.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Nevada on

Q: Statute of Limitations

Does this hold true in all states?

In most states, there are several other methods by which the statute of limitations can be extended. ... So, if the statute of limitations in your state is three years, and the defendant was outside the state for two years after the accident, the statute... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 15, 2019

In your case I doubt it but why not contact an attorney handling a tobacco litigation case to see--you may be covered under a "class" of people when your state AG or some attorney filed a class action.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Virginia on

Q: What can I do?? I need help.

I have raised my grandchildren ages 3 &6.

Since the day they were born. A CPS worker took my grandchildren from me and placed them in foster care bcuz im a felon. I made a mistake 15years ago and I paid my debt. I changed my whole life around. She discriminated against me and bcuz of her... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 15, 2019

I regret that I do not handle domestic relations case, personal injury cases or civil rights cases. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on

Q: What kind of lawyer has the skill set to sue child protective services for dereliction of duty.

This was a gross oversight by the agency that resulted in a death which could have been prevented had they done there job

Timur Akpinar answered on Jun 14, 2019

I'm sorry for this situation. A wrongful death attorney would handle such cases in general, but from the brief details here, it looks like you would want to speak with someone who has insight into the agency. A starting point could be to speak with attorneys on this site, the Internet, or through... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Texas on

Q: I was attacked by a woman at work and side stepped and the woman hit her eyes against the door. She claims I punched her

And is putting it all over social media. I have screen shots of her fabricated story. But I wear a body cam and have footage that disproves all of it. Not sure what to do .

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association who handles workers compensation. That may help.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on

Q: What kind of coverage does a company vehicle have to have.

If a person gets in an accident on his day off while driving a company vehicle is the insurance company only obligated to pay for liability coverage if the person driving the company vehicle is at fault.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

You need to contact a member of the Oklahoma Assn for Justice who handles workers compensation to see if you are covered. As to the vehicle wreck, most auto policies have medical, some have wage loss. Ask the attorney about these "first party benefts"

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Vermont on

Q: I'm being sued for personal injury (overnight hospital stay) sustained to a postal carrier, on my property.

I received a demand letter from an attorney, whose client was alleging he ate cannabis edible cookies he found in my mailbox, the week before Christmas. On the alleged date of his injury, we were not home, and had no knowledge of any cookies. We do live in a legal state (Vermont), and occasionally... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

This is a bit bizarre but nonetheless you should not give the attorney anything but turn it over to your homeowners and let them handle it. They will hire an attorney for you if you are sued. By the way no more posting on social websites--this one included. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on

Q: What if your trying to sue the state for negligence and or deliberate indifference and you were a minor at the time

The statute 52-577d always 30 years past age of majority but the Connecticut state law to sue the state says 1 year. But if you weren’t of majority at the time you were not able to sue. So that is unjust. Is there a way around that or would I have to take it to appeal court ? I filed a claim with... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

You should contact an attorney who handles such claims such as Michael Koskoff to see if there is a way around it. Chances are there are not,because the statute of limitations is set by each state and a court can't overrule that statute.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Florida on

Q: I had 2 dogs that I rescued kept them at a my mothers house for over 2yrs I rescued them 7-8 yrs ago I lived with my fa

family member called animal control had dogs removed without notifying me... they are gone. im54 don't have kids I live in arcadia florida went to sheriffs office they said I cannot press charges against them I have over 3,000 dollars invested in them shots ,food and the time I spent with them..... Read more »

Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 14, 2019

Animal control, in most jurisdictions, won't pick up pets unless they've been abused or neglected, not simply because someone calls and says, "I don't want my pets anymore." Don't know if that's the case here, but your first step is to contact animal control to ask the reason for the pick-up and... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on

Q: I need advice on what to do next. My husband was killed in a hit&run in Rayne, LA May17, 2019. I'm lost, need help.

I sent a question early this morning & was asked where the hit & run took place. It was Rayne, LA. I can't get anyone in that parish to release any info to me. He is not listed as an inmate, yet I can't even get the name of his insurance or his toxicology report. I'm disabled & I feel he or his ins... Read more »

Sye J Broussard answered on Jun 14, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. If we have your husband’s name and the responding law enforcement agency, we can get a copy of the police report to utilize to file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company to hold them accountable.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on

Q: May 17,2019, my husband was killed in a hit & run accident while riding his bicycle. Who do I contact to know my rights?

He was on a bicycle. The driver fled, but was arrested later that day. Can I sue his insurance for burial fees & pain & suffering? This was in Louisiana, on May 17,2019.

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jun 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss. As a cyclist myself I am concerned. I’ve worked with attorneys there on serious accidents. What city did this occur? I may be able to direct you. You should be able to get payments from his insurance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and DUI / DWI on

Q: If a person was driving a car and he got into an accident. Passenger passed away and now driving is facing many charges.

The driver escaped from USA and now he’s in his home country. He has many charges on him. Will USA be able to extradite him from other countries? The driver never appeared in court.

Charges:

1)Driving so as to endanger, Resulting in death

2)Driving so as to endanger... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 12, 2019

The estate of the passenger should contact a member of the Trial Lawyer's Assn/Assn for Justice for the state where it happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Virginia on

Q: What can I do cps lied

They went into foster care for 5 days were physically abused . They have been taken from the only family that they have ever known .they are traumatized this is all bcuz i am a convicted felon of 15 years ago there is so much to this. I can peove ur all i need help to get them back home where... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 12, 2019

I regret that I do not handle family law matters, child abuse law matters or domestic relations law matters. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Military Law and Social Security for Georgia on

Q: What rights does my daughter have if injured during Army BCT (Georgia NG)? NG is trying to discharge her.

My daughter was injured last summer, 3 days from Army BCT graduation. She suffered 3 hip/pelvic fractures, was sent home to REFRAD. She was scheduled to go back this week and the CT scan showed that one fracture is still not healed. We are waiting to get more details from the specialist. Her RSP... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison answered on Jun 11, 2019

As far as her rights to continue her basic training, that is a question for her RSP leadership and not really a legal question. If she has until June 2020 to finish her basic training then her leadership should do the right thing and give her more time to heal before going back. However, they may... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Virginia on

Q: If an employer garnished employees pay based on a frivolous instrument, is that employer liable?

F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 10, 2019

An employer may only withhold and garnish wages based on a Court's order that is stated in a Garnishment Summons. Not sure what you mean by frivolous instrument.

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