It was a big chain that did my tire rotation also took my tire off to fill a nail hole. I heard a vicious knocking under my car floorboard a few weeks later and when I went to mechanic he tells me my left tire was close to falling off as they failed to tighten the tire. This could’ve caused a... Read more »
answered on May 31, 2023
I'm glad you weren't hurt! I had a wheel come off of my car while I was going 40 mph! Fortunately I wasn't hurt.
Regarding your question, almost certainly not. You would need to prove that you suffered damages (physical injuries and/or economic damages) AND that the big... Read more »
For the past two years, I have had continual bouts with sinus, bronchial, and bacterial infections, including headaches, brain fog, lightheadedness, and fatigue, plus other symptoms associated with mold exposure.
answered on Apr 4, 2023
If you believe that the mold in your 2020 Honda Accord is the direct cause of your health issues, you might have legal recourse through a product liability claim.
Product liability laws exist to hold manufacturers, distributors, and sellers responsible for defective or dangerous products.... Read more »
answered on Jul 28, 2022
Are you suing someone for child sexual abuse? If so, your lawyer is probably asking for your tax returns either to prove your loss of income, or because you have claimed loss of income and the other side is asking for them (and would almost certainly be entitled to them). If this isn't why,... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2022
A District of Columbia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general rule, attorneys do withdraw from representation, and clients do discharge attorneys. There are settings where court approval can sometimes be required. If you seek new counsel, make it... Read more »
the crime wasn't considered so in their country, but breaks most laws in other places. Can I sue them in EU countries, UK or USA?
answered on Sep 12, 2021
You posted this as a personal injury question, and appear to be looking to sue based on conduct that would be a crime here if committed here, but the conduct was committed in a foreign country where it is not a crime. Not all crimes give rise to a civil cause of action. Criminal prosecution can... Read more »
I had a fling for a couple of months in Mexico. I am an American living in DC and he is a Canadian. We fooled around and filmed it, I don't have a copy of the video. I noticed he posted it on his Only Fans without my explicit consent. He did crop my face out of the video and blur out both my... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2021
The video appears to have been consensually made, so in most jurisdiction the mere creation of the video would not be a crime. You would need to ask a lawyer in Mexico whether that country prohibits the making of sexually explicit videos when both parties consent. Otherwise, it would not be... Read more »
answered on Feb 24, 2021
No, but why not get a second opinion? Courts will not reopen statute of limitation cases unless there has been some very significant and unique issue. If , for instance, police actually hid evidence that might be the basis to reopen, but I doubt it. But ask some DC attorneys or attorneys from the... Read more »
Neither physical rehabilitation nor assistive devices were received. Governor's order required all licensed physical therapists to continue to provide care during state lock down.
answered on Aug 13, 2020
A Washington, DC attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. Your post didn't include a question, but if you are wondering whether this could give rise to a legal cause of action, it could be a challenging case. You're looking at demonstrating damages that might... Read more »
Which agency would I be able to file a complaint against the company and driver. I am not sure that level of horn should be legal in that environment and am hoping there will be no lasting damage to my daughters hearing
answered on Nov 1, 2019
I hope your daughter is okay. The EPA might be a place to request direction here. Noise is addressed in a number of statutes, and some of these are on the local government level. The Noise Control Act of 1972 addresses exposure to noise for the public at large and one of its stated goals is to... Read more »
Y's window is a pull-up window. The window is in bad quality, and wasn't used frequently. The remaining body of the person X dropped from the sky, fell on a baby and the baby was killed. Can the baby's mother sue person Y? Is person Y at all responsible for this incident? Can person... Read more »
My mother's house had 1/3 roof replaced due to a wrong address. In result of myself stopping the roof contractor's workers, I fell over the tarp that blocked the path. My ankle is broken and other foot is injured. Adjuster said we need to go together in a claim against lowe's.
answered on May 17, 2019
You have a number of options. You could contact attorneys on this site (under Find a Lawyer), you could go through a bar association referral, or you could conduct your own independent search on the Internet.
got fired, can they sue me for their lost salary as a result of their job termination?
answered on Jan 3, 2019
A claimant could sue for anything, but in general, lost wage claims tend to involve defined periods of time missed from work, with set start and end points. If you are confronted with such a suit, you should notify your insurance carrier and the attorney handling your case if you are represented by... Read more »
going to be liable for the injured person's medical bills?
answered on Dec 18, 2018
Yes. It’s your dog and your defective fence. Turn the claim over to your homeowners insurance company to pay. If you are still within the warranty period or statute of limitations to sue the fence contractor for defective work, you can sue to have the fence repaired or restored to proper... Read more »
they are saying I need to provide documentation of a prior, unrelated medical appointment that related to my back. Do I really have to send in this documentation?
answered on Nov 12, 2018
I’m guessing the medical records showed you had a pre-existing back problem, for which you received relatively recent treatment. It is reasonable for an insurance company to review whether your post-accident treatment was all causally related to the accident, as opposed to continuation of... Read more »
I doubt the employee has the money to pay for my medical bills.
answered on Oct 29, 2018
Possibly, but you would need to provide A LOT more information to an attorney to get a definitive answer. You should call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible because if certain things are not done in the near term - photographs of injuries/property damage, obtaining witness statements,... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2018
Not wearing a helmet will not absolve a person from liability for their negligence for hitting that person, nor will it be allowed to be used as an argument to limit the biker’s injuries and right to recover. Same rule applies to not wearing a seat belt. As a safety requirement, the legislative... Read more »
answered on Oct 19, 2018
I am a cyclist, so this "hits" close to home. The law in DC changed a couple years ago. In the "bad" old days, if a cyclist contributed to the accident, he/she could not recover due to a doctrine called contributory negligence. Now, fortunately, the law has changed as set forth... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2018
You want to sue in DC because the law of the place where the accident occurred governs your legal rights and the claim, plus DC courts have subpoena jurisdiction up to 25 miles outside its borders to compel witnesses and obtain necessary documents if needed. The defendant cannot object to being... Read more »
If so, is their case law?
answered on Jan 3, 2018
Anyone can sue for anything but a case that 1) is for a generalized harm 2) for a non-specific injury (e.g. he acted to limit our 2nd amendment rights) 3)is tolled by the statute of limitations 4) where the Federal Tort Claims Act was not complied with 5)or that concerns discretionary duties will... Read more »
The car accident was minor and occurred in Washington D.C. I lived in VA at the time and the other person lived in MD. This happened 6/30/14 but the letter from her lawyer is dated 7/24/17. Is this not outside the statute of limitations? And since D.C. is a no fault district, does this apply at all?
answered on Jul 27, 2017
Assuming that D.C. has the same statute of limitations as Washington (3 years) it would appear that it is outside the SOL. But most jurisdictions have rules that allow someone to file suit within the statute and have a grace period to find and serve the other party. From what you've... Read more »
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