Cary B. Hall's answer I suggest first making a claim with their homeowner's insurance, and see where things go from there. If you're not satisfied with the settlement offer, then you could sue your mother and girlfriend, and the insurance company would defend the lawsuit -- and ultimately pay for any civil verdict you obtain up to policy limits.
I also suggest you sit down with a personal injury attorney to discuss your options more fully. Best of luck to you.
John Paul Young's answer The first thing you need to do is take a deep breath, everything is going to be fine. Second, deliver the summons and the complaint to your liability insurance company immediately. The insurance company has a contractual obligation to defend you and to indemnify you. (This means pay any judgment that might be entered against you up to the limit of your liability coverage).
The complaint may state "permanent injury" but the the extent of the claimant's injury will be determined...
William John Light's answer File a complaint with the Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing. Your fragrance sensitivity might be a disability that requires reasonable accommodation. https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.'s answer From my experience with DCS, they are fairly active in cases like this. Your other alternative is to file a lawsuit against everybody involved: the school principal, the gym teacher, the school and anyone else involved. When you are dealing with a school system, there may be initial administrative hurdles to overcome first. It will be too complicated to do yourself. You should find an attorney that will consult with you on price and approach.
Daniel John Christensen's answer I am sorry to hear about what you have gone through. A lot of my advice would depend on whether your employer subscribes to worker's compensation insurance. Please contact our office for a free consultation and we can give you the advice you need. 512-888-9999. We look forward to speaking to you.
Arthur Calderon's answer You need to get with an attorney ASAP, as this is a premises liability law suit and wrongful death action, and certain steps need to be followed to gather as much information on the front end as possible. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most lawyers, including myself, offer free consultations to see what we can do to help out.
Daniel John Christensen's answer I am sorry to hear about your experience. I would suggest you contact a Board-Certified Criminal lawyer as soon as you can. We are Board Certified lawyers, however, we handle personal injury matters. If we can ever help you, please feel free to give us a call. 512-888-9999. Good luck.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer There are time limitations for notifying government entities of your claim. Since these facts are not detailed I will offer an example of a time limit...6 months could be your cutoff date to notify them. You may be barred if you wait around for the typical 2 year statute of limitations for accidents. Consult an attorney asap to prevent any complaints that you have from being barred. Good luck.
Timur Akpinar's answer It sounds like you acted with the best of intentions in handling the award. From your description, it looks like you may have settled the case yourself. Even if an attorney was involved in handling the award under an infant comp order, it's hard to say if they would have done better with a more financially fruitful route. Only a financial or investment professional could make that call in hindsight. Whatever is done is done. Maybe the present sum could be discussed with someone at a bank to...
Timur Akpinar's answer You could additionally post this in the Criminal Law section. Criminal law attorneys would be able to provide more meaningful input on the issues mentioned here than personal injury attorneys would.
Charles M. Baron's answer You question is vague, but you seem to be wondering if you can seek compensation from anyone for being arrested, jailed, and prosecuted. For compensation from law enforcement authorities, the answer is yes, IF there was no probable cause for the arrest and/or no probable cause for the prosecution. However, in almost all cases that go to criminal court trial, the probable cause exists; otherwise, the case likely would never have made it that far. Probable cause means there are facts that...
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I hate to say it but your first sentence is what got you into trouble. You had an obligation to let the owner of the property know that you were using his land for your RV. Also, building a gate and a fence is trespassing on the owner's land. Since I don't know where this all happens, I can't give you any better advice, other than to be sure and find out whose land you are parking on.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer She may very well have a case. We would be willing to listen to additional facts to determine if such is really a case worth pursuing. If the sidewalk is under the control of the city then the restaurant may have some good arguments for not having to pay. Feel free to contact us at 888-343-4529 for further analysis.
With respect to criminal prosecution, it is not your decision whether charges are filed. The local police department that responded to your call and the district attorney for the county in which this incident occurred have complete discretion when it comes to prosecuting the case. To the extent the matter is prosecuted, make sure that the police are aware of the costs incurred at the veterinarian. You may be able to obtain...
William John Light's answer Tell your insurance to offer your policy limits to settle the case and that you have no personal assets to add to the settlement, and to communicate to the plaintiff that if an excess judgment is entered against you, you will file for bankruptcy. Your IRA should be protected from creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding, based on a 2005 Supreme Court ruling. https://www.trustetc.com/resources/education/articles/supreme-court-ruling
Confirm with a judgment collection/bankruptcy attorney....
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