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Q: My husband slipped and fell on a wet floor at the hotel we were staying at. He broke his elbow.

When we asked the hotel for help paying the medical bills they said it wasn't their responsibility because they contract out for their cleaning and the cleaners weren't hotel employees. Is this true?

Harley C. Erbe
Harley C. Erbe
answered on Nov 4, 2016

The hotel's wrong. It's potentially liable for anything that happens on its property. The cleaning service might be liable too. Whether there's a case against either depends upon the specific facts of your husband's fall. To investigate this further, you'd need to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Iowa on
Q: Should I sue the School Board?

My daughter is attending Frank L Smart in Davenport, Iowa. 6 Sep, she was forcefully shoved into lockers in the hall. 7 Sep, a boy hit her in the face with a closed fist and then ran away resulting in her nose being fractured (school determined accidental). 14 Sep she was sexually harassed by boys... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 18, 2016

You would want to contact an education law support center to find out what your options are.

Certainly, the school isn't providing a safe learning enviornment and maybe initiating an IEP process would be one avenue.

Even though this is the "Polk County" law center,...
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Q: Will my insurance company want reimbursement for a fall where a business was at fault?

Had a fall at a grocery store in early January. Nothing very traumatic, but there was a trip to the ER, and a day of paid time off I had to use as the doctor said not to move for a couple of days. The store's insurance company has come forward with an offer that does not quite cover all of my... Read more »

David Alan Wolf
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David Alan Wolf
answered on May 13, 2016

In most States and under most health insurance companies, there is a right of reimbursements if there are funds recovered by a third party or another insurance company. Your health insurance company may end up pursuing a claim or case for subrogation for the proceeds that you have received.... Read more »

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Q: Do I have to be appointed a conservator for my own child to receive his injury settlement

He is 17yrs old, I am the custodial parent to my son. He was granted a settlement for his injuries, but being his mother why do I need to be appointed his conservator?

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Jan 13, 2016

Your child's settlements belongs to your child, not to you!!! You do not have a right to receive it!!!

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for...
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Q: My son was in a car accident he is 17, we settled for $21,423. As his mother does law say I can't be the conservator
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Jan 13, 2016

You son's lawyer should address this.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal...
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Q: How is assault deturmined when it is family against another and one side has marks and bruises yet the other does not
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Aug 4, 2015

A number of factors can be considered by a jury, depending on the circumstances. Check with a local injury lawyer about the particulars. If you mean to ask about criminal law, then check with a criminal defense lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an...
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Q: Do I need job injuries lawyer?
Robert D. Kreisman
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Robert D. Kreisman
answered on Oct 29, 2014

You should contact a workers' compensation lawyer who specializes in that practice in your area.

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