No, a mediator's job is simply to serve as a facilitator towards the goal of reaching an agreement. The mediator doesn't represent either side, and the mediator doesn't get to determine liability or damages. Importantly, you aren't forced to enter an agreement if you are in mediation.
I am going to file for SSDI. Should I apply for unemployment so that I can have income while waiting to hear if I qualify for SSDI? I think I may qualify with a grid rule. I received Workman's Comp for 2 years.
Yes, you can apply and receive unemployment benefits while you apply for SSDI benefits. It is a practical approach. Be aware, however, that there is a contradiction in getting both benefits since unemployment requires you to be ABLE to work and actively look for work, and SSDI approval requires...Read more »
My wife is a health care provider and was grocery shopping for her client at HEB and had a slip and fall accident. She contacted her employer and went to there workmans compt doctor . We also hired a law firm for the accident and they told her stop seeing the work man's comp doctor and have... Read more »
More information is needed to answer your question. An employer is not required to hold your wife's position open for her for an indefinite period of time if she is unable to return to work. Being under doctor's care does not provide blanket protection from termination. Whether your...Read more »
Her lawyer advised it would be better to plea to Agg Assault w/ Deadly Weapon (a 2nd degree felony). Is there any sense to pleading to a higher degree felony? Probation is offered in both cases by the prosecutor.
As a general rule, a second-degree felony is more serious than a third degree. However, nobody on this forum is in any position to second guess your wife's attorney. There are reasons why this could make sense, so your wife should simply ask her attorney for an explanation.
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. When you say you are going through identity theft, it isn't fully clear whether you were the victim... or whether you are being accused of committing identity theft by authorities. If you were a victim and had your...Read more »
I was in an accident where they had it closed down to one lane of traffic and the concrete arm off of a Mack truck swing out in front of us and busted through the windshield it could have killed us if we had been going fast enough which I feel like is a major mess up on their end the guys already... Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Your post raises many issues and could be too involved for a simple response such as "do this," or "do that." As a GENERAL matter, it is possible that what you describe could result in a lien on your...Read more »
I have a case in the court and my trail is set the case involved Metro. Transit. They have not given the video tapes up and Harris co. Tells me there is no 911 record but I have the call number for the accident to the EMS service and the fire
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. If a defendant or third party will not provide tapes, as a general matter in virtually all jurisdictions, an option is to subpoena such evidence. However, if your case made it to the trial calendar, that would suggest...Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the brief description, it isn't clear whether you're a victim of identity theft or you're a defendant facing identity theft charges. If you are the victim, carefully review your banking, credit...Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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?
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 »
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