FDNY broke a hydrant after putting out a fire. The streets were flooded, Catch Basins and Sewers were clogged and there was no where for water to drain but into our all our basements causing extensive damage. Comptrollers Office just rejected our claims. Three property owners filed claims with the... Read more »
answered on Mar 27, 2023
Sorry to hear what happened to your property. Before you can formally sue a municipality such as the City of New York for negligence, you must first file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the occurrence. Once you've filed a Notice of Claim (a prerequisite to any lawsuit), you have 1 year... Read more »
I was in car accident on 2021 at 100% NOT my fault. Other driver is already in prison. My injuries were severe. I had broken ankle broken femur bone hip and 3 broken ribs on left side of my body. It took me more than year to heal. I still have problem with lifting heavy objects and standing for... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2023
If you do not think the settlement amount adequately compensates you for your pain and suffering, you should reject the settlement offer.
In a serious injury like yours, sometimes it is useful to stage a mock summary jury trial or two to see what a disinterested group reflective of a jury... Read more »
To what extent should licensed Professional Engineers and Certified Technologists serve in Responsible Charge of standards development to protect the public?
answered on Mar 22, 2023
Those standards are there to protect the public. Professional Engineers are usually well qualified to develop standards due to their experience in real world settings. At the same time, there are also other highly qualified technical professionals who are well suited to develop standards, without... Read more »
I had a medical malpractice settlement money when i was a minor. My mother didn't tell me about my settlement money until i found out by a family member at 30-year-old. From what i understand is that my mother created a trust bank account when i was a minor and she is a trustee of that... Read more »
answered on Mar 22, 2023
If you had a medical malpractice lawsuit as a minor, the Court would have had to approve any settlement and would have issued an Infant Compromise Order. The Infant Compromise Order would have directed the settlement proceeds to be deposited in a bank account held jointly by an officer of the bank... Read more »
What legal action can I take on her behalf?
answered on Mar 20, 2023
Sorry to hear what happened to your mother. Whether your mom might have a viable case will depend on whether the dog's actions were foreseeable such that they could have been prevented. In New York, dog owners are strictly liable for harm caused by their dogs if they knew or should have... Read more »
What legal action can I take on her behalf?
answered on Mar 18, 2023
That is a personal injury case if the dog had vicious propensities. Call my office and we will help.
I ordered toddler clothes on Zara com. Which contained alarm needle. When I tried to pull the pant up on my daughter it sketched her and then sticked in to my finger. I texted zara and they refused to call, because I live outside of USA and they are asking USA number to contact. What I can do about... Read more »
answered on Mar 17, 2023
Sorry to hear what happened to your daughter. If you're worried that the needle was contaminated, take your daughter to a doctor and have her evaluated. With regard to Zara, you can try emailing their corporate headquarters and try to resolve the matter via email. Absent a more significant... Read more »
Slip caused 2 breaks, 1 fracture & dislocated ankle requiring 1 plate & multiple screws, 3 month recovery minimum. Workman comp issues are piling up - in home care, physical therapy, transportation to doctor etc. There are also many long-term personal losses and costs to my wife and I. So,... Read more »
answered on Mar 9, 2023
Sorry to hear what happened to you. If you fall took place while you were on the job, you should definitely start by speaking a workers' compensation attorney. Workers' compensation will pay for your time out of work and medical expenses. As to whether you might have a viable... Read more »
I have medical records from doctor telling me that i should go home and to not continual to stay on cruise. Fell in room.
answered on Mar 5, 2023
The Jones Act is a federal law that provides certain protections to seamen who are injured while working on vessels, including cruise ships. However, it does not provide any direct compensation to passengers who are injured on a cruise ship.
If you were injured on a cruise ship as a... Read more »
answered on Mar 3, 2023
I'm sorry about your accident. The Jones Act applies to crew members of vessels sailing under the U.S. flag. Passengers have different routes for pursuing claims. If you reached out to attorneys who handle cruise ship accidents, they should be able to advise what your next steps should be, if... Read more »
personal injury case. I have an extensive work already done - depositions taken, witnesses asked), an expert hired, medical seen, but haven't done it with the defense lawyer's side on their end. Can I still represent myself with these court procedings instead of going out and hiring an... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2023
You've done a considerable amount of work as a pro se plaintiff, which is commendable. The general rule in our legal system is that people are free to represent themselves. However, one of your options could be to consider arranging a free initial consult with an attorney who handles injury... Read more »
I live in NY and accident was in Pennsylvania. Settlement would have gone to my parents since i was under 18.
answered on Feb 13, 2023
In accident cases involving minors in New York and other jurisdictions, the funds from an injury award are not directly presented the minor. The attorney uses an Infant Compromise Order in New York. Other states use similar mechanisms. After a judge approves the settlement terms, money is held in... Read more »
At the accident he was walking around and reported no injuries. He merged into my lane 5 feet in front of my vehicle during a snow storm going slower than me. The speed limit was 55 and I was going no more than 40. causing me to rear end him and pushed me into a parked car. Will this go anywhere? I... Read more »
answered on Feb 10, 2023
I'm sorry about your accident. Make copies of the papers you were served with and give the originals to your insurance carrier. They should arrange a legal defense. New York State is a comparative negligence jurisdiction, which means that each driver's relative fault can be determined as... Read more »
They told my fiance and mom they had to put me in the coma because I was threatening to hurt myself or others which was a total lie but in my medical records it says I had respiratory failure which was also a lie I ended up getting MRSA and pneumonia because they didn't clean the feeding tube... Read more »
answered on Feb 2, 2023
Sorry to hear what happened to you. If you wish to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will need to obtain copies of your medical / hospital records and speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney so that they can have them reviewed by an appropriate expert. Almost all of them... Read more »
on a greyhound bus going from nyc to raleigh, i had noticed odd behavior from a group of passengers. once I saw that this group was passing objects up the aisle like clockwork, i muttered under my breath 'theyre robbing people in plain sight'. the man, who was next to me, was involved in... Read more »
answered on Jan 31, 2023
Unless you can identify the passengers who robbed you, you do not have many options apart from reporting the matter to the police (which you did). With regard to legal action against Greyhound, the actions of the bus driver (assuming them to be true) clearly fall outside the scope of his... Read more »
I'm a private citizen who's surfaced indisputable online video evidence against defendants sworn testimony in an active slip & fall tort lawsuit. I have more than 600+ hours of personal time performing online research for a planned lawsuit against the same named defendant for a... Read more »
answered on Jan 30, 2023
If I understand you correctly, you have evidence which would be of use to plaintiff's counsel in a lawsuit and want to get paid for the time you spent compiling such evidence. Although you can certainly speak with plaintiff's counsel to discuss your proposal, unless you were retained /... Read more »
Sam, a delivery guy from X’s company was chased by a dog. Steve, driving and trying to avoid hitting Sam, turned his car to the left and accidentally went into the store and injured himself and three other people. Is Sam or his company liable for the injured people?
answered on Jan 22, 2023
If this is a real-life setting, Sam could be dragged into the equation, depending on his alternatives, the reasonableness of his reaction, and the scope of coverage provided by the company's insurance. If this is a textbook setting, which is doubtful, since students never turn to Justia as a... Read more »
answered on Jan 10, 2023
Under the law, hospitals in New York are required to keep patient records for six (6) years after the date of discharge or, in the case of a minor, three (3) years after the patient reaches the age of 18; or at least six (6) years after the date of death.... Read more »
After the emergency surgery, the surgeon found out that my implant was wrongly placed over 20+ years which has led to injury to my ear area - based on the MRI finding as well as Cat Scan. It is suspected that CI company and surgeon knew about it and falsely reported that it was in the place but... Read more »
answered on Dec 28, 2022
I'm sorry for your ordeal with the cochlear implant. To evaluate the legal merits of your position, you could reach out to med mal attorneys and try to arrange a free initial consult. If a law firm felt there was a viable basis for a case, they could retrieve your patient records and review... Read more »
answered on Dec 20, 2022
It could mean the other side didn't acknowledge their appearance on the court system's e-filing system (NYSCEF - New York State Courts Electronic Filing). In a broader sense, it could also have more general meanings, depending on context. Good luck
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