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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: If I co-sign for my son's truck, other than being liable for payments am I liable for for accidents / damage in TX
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis answered on Oct 27, 2020

If your son is 18 years older or older and you are only obligated on the debt secured by your son's truck, but are not a co-owner, it is very doubtful that you could ever be held responsible for any accidents caused by your son in it.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: My lawyer just advised me that my Underinsured coverage insurer has agreed to pay out the full policy before

The liability insurer has even agreed to a settlement. She wants me to sign the release now. I told her I don’t want to sign anything until everything is finalized with all insurers and I see a breakdown of where the money is going. She said ok. Am I doing the right thing here? I mean,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, it would be good to see the breakdown of figures on any case. The questions regarding the liens would be best addressed by your attorney. This appears to be a complicated case, and that's... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Is the vehicle owner liable instead of driver in Texas? Can the owner be sued?

Driver was not the registered owner. A claim was then filed against her insurance company after the accident. She provided her insurance information to me. Her insurance declined the claim. The Insurance do not provide liability coverage for any person for that person's liability arising... Read more »

Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis answered on Oct 4, 2020

In theory, an injured Plaintiff might sue the owner of a car even if the owner was not driving under a cause of action for "negligent entrustment."

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can an armed commissioned security guard put his hands on you in Texas if he hasn't been threatened?

An armed security guard attempted to kick down my door at my apartment. A series of events had happened between me and my significant other, however it was not for the security guard to get involved in. He made inaccurate assumptions about what was happening and he continued to harass me at my... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 1, 2020

This question is marked as New Jersey and Texas. It is also marked as Personal Injury and Criminal. The following answer is only applicable to criminal law in Texas:

Texas has very loose use of force rules, so whether his actions were legal depends on what you did and what the security...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can my son's girlfriend sue CVS for slipping in the mud in front of their store, breaking her ankle?

They are homeless, living in Garland TX, She slipped it the mud on the sidewalk and broke her ankle in 10 places. She will need 2-3 months in a rehab facility, but they have no insurance, so no place will take her. They are literally living in a storm drain right now and she is not going to be... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In terms of your question about her options, a comprehensive answer would be pages long, depending on a number of factors. The practical answer to your question is for her to consult with a Texas attorney who handles... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Do Texas drivers involved in a wreck out of state have to use Laywers from that state?

I was involved in an auto accident in Oklahoma in July. Was rear ended on Interestate after having to stop at over 40 MPH on I 35 by a truck towing another truck. Car was totaled. My insurance company setteled with my car damages but the company of the car that hit me is only claiming half... Read more »

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Sep 8, 2020

You can hire an attorney in Texas. It is possible, though, that your attorney will either have to partner with an Oklahoma attorney or refer your case to an Oklahoma attorney if a lawsuit has to be filed. It’s also possible that Texas may have jurisdiction over the trucking company. That way, a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I was walking in a gas station and there been a water leak on the outside for quite a while where green alge growing

I feel hard the gas station attendant didn't offer no help he rushed me out the store told me pay for it later. He was acting like he just wanted me to go im hurting feel hard I have picture of the water leak outside on the walk way and in parking place where people park have to get out of car... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 3, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You ask what should you do? If you are considering a claim for your injuries, you could reach out to attorneys to discuss in further detail. An attorney could investigate the accident and assess the merits of your case.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I am a gate vendor my product I sell to a large company is recycled pallets one day on turn in I was severely electrocu

They had a another business with a industrial grinder with extended boom after I received my check the boom struck a power line and I was electrocuted by 80000 volt from wire throne 25 has lost feeling in my right side of my body also the use of my grip and right on now the large company is putting... Read more »

Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis answered on Aug 29, 2020

I strongly encourage you to contact an attorney with substantial experience in Personal Injury.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I am a victim of domestic violence. My offender pleaded guilty to a class c misdeameanor. I want to sue him in civilct

I need references to an attorney that can help me. The abuse happened in his home in Desoto Texas.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Aug 27, 2020

If you want to sue for money damages then you're probably looking for an attorney who practices Personal Injury law.

A guilty plea to a Class C misdemeanor domestic violence may not, in and of itself, help you prove any significant monetary damages. There are two types of class C...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Hi! I was hit as a pedestrian by a car and would like to ask how can I claim the driver's insurance my medical fees.
Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Aug 24, 2020

Your best bet is to consult with an attorney. Handling cases like this by yourself can have dire consequences. Additionally, pedestrian accidents are trickier than you think. Unlike the common understanding, insurance companies don’t necessarily view the pedestrian as totally innocent. That’s... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: 2 women saying they are suing me because they prepaid for my dogs to get fixed & I didn't show. they won't show me proof

I didn't show because I tried to call their vet and they got ugly and said don't contact their vet again. They text me and won't tell me who they are. I feel harassed don't they have to show me proof where they paid to see what I may owe them?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. From the description, it isn't fully clear what happened, but in terms of the proof you ask about, if they are suing, they would likely need to present that in the discovery phase of any lawsuit. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I am trying to see how to get justice after being shot by someone?

I was shot by someone while standing outside in my neighborhood. At the hospital multiple law enforcement showed up and questioned me not even concerned that I had been shot but asking was it gang/drug related because It’s a high crime area, and I must owe somebody or doing something, all because... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on Aug 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your situation. While this is not an area of the law in which I practice, I would encourage you to contact the DA Office’s Victim Witness Liaison and see if they can help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Will my medical insurer drop me if they arent paid

I was in car accident. My lawyer said we could only file for $30K insurance policy. I paid out $7K in medical, my medical insurance paid out over $45K. My medical insurance sent a letter asking for payment if a settlement was made. Defendants insurance company didnt make check out to just me and... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on Aug 18, 2020

In short, your health insurance may drop you for any number of reasons, regardless of how you treat this subrogation interest. But, depending on what state you are in, your attorney may be correct. If you have not been “made whole” in the settlement, you do not have to pay back some or all of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: Do you need a medical power of attorney to join in on the Zantac lawsuit?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 16, 2020

A Texas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, one does not need a power of attorney unless they are acting on behalf of another. You could reach out to attorneys handling these cases; if you choose to work with one that you feel comfortable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: My sister had leg amputation on Thur, Fri she was sent to a rehab facility where they failed to give pain meds night
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 7, 2020

A Texas attorney could a answer best but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your sister's ordeal. She could contact an attorney to discuss in more detail, as to the duration and reason for not administering. Attorneys who practice in this area generally offer free initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I was in accident there no was no damage no on injured and I didn’t have insurance at the time but he had claims.

He claimed he was injured but denied medical attention at the scene and then days later claimed he had injuries but never showed any medical information and I talked to his insurance company and I never heard anything back from them he never showed me any incident report for these damages he... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on Aug 3, 2020

You need to consult a civil defense attorney for advice on what to do. Because you did not have insurance at the time, your current insurance company will not provide him with an attorney. You have to hire one yourself.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: Will I have a case against a dog trainer if her method has caused physical and emotional injuries?

My girlfriend & I hired a trainer (P) from Thumbtack because our dog was showing signs of aggression. Our dog would bark at strangers & other dogs; he had snapped at my girlfriend a few times but had never caused any injuries.

We hired P, and she told us it will get better but... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 23, 2020

I realize the irony of what I'm about to say, but I'm going to say it, anyway: don't take advice from people on the internet - especially if they're not professionals.

That said, it's unclear from what you wrote whether liability can be imposed on the trainer. More...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Do lawsuits expire? Is this sometimes we will have to deal with?

My bf was involved in a car accident two years ago. It was his fault. No injuries to either party. The other driver actually cancelled his police call, but we called them anyways. The insurance paid for the car. He was sued by them 6 months ago right before everything closed down . From what I have... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on Jul 10, 2020

Assuming car wreck occurred in Texas, you have two years from date of accident to file lawsuit and to protect your rights. Hire legal counsel as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: If my apartment complex owners hired council before they’ve been served could it mean they want to settle?

I had a question and wanted to get your opinion on it. I found mold in my apartment complex about two months ago and it damaged over $19K worth of stuff and affected me and my family health wise. We’ve been going back and forth with my the apartments insurance company and I finally decided to... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on Jul 10, 2020

No. More likely than not, if they were to settle this can be done by the adjuster without the insurance company having to incur the added expense of counsel. Hire legal counsel as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I slipped and fell at wing stop. I sued the insurance company for my damages and suffering. But I had extra damages that

I live in Texas

Nomaan K. Husain
Nomaan K. Husain answered on Jun 24, 2020

In Texas if you have already sued a person or company for damages arising from an accident then you are usually barred from suing the same person and company again. In your case, if your case is still pending then you can amend your petition and add other damages. However, if you case has been... Read more »

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