Should a person who has been involved in a car accident due to reckless driving - an accident which has led to the death of the passenger with him - while on his way to the scene of another premeditated crime in which he was an accomplice have what penalty imposed on him?
If the question is what penalty can be imposed for a manslaughter charge involving reckless driving, the answer is the maximum penalty is 30 years. The court looks to a number of factors to determine the appropriate sentence, including the way the crime was committed, and the individual who...View More
~ I was discharged after refusing to take dilaudid after being given fentanyl in the ambulance. I was unable to walk, but given crutches and told to walk anyways. I was unable to use bathroom safely. I was left in waiting room by myself without discharge instructions and with a prescription written... View More
A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. Try to arrange a free initial consult with an attorney - that would be the most definitive way to answer your question. If an attorney felt that you might have the basis for a case,...View More
A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the breadth and scope of the state's Dram Shop laws. These laws can differ from state to state. They are commonly applied in settings involving third-party victims, as in motor vehicle...View More
I am a homeowner that's part of a lake association with a deeded access and rights to the association's beach and swim area. I would like to purchase and install a swim float on the lake out in front of the beach. My question is if I could be liable for someone using the float and... View More
cordial, but not close. It was revealed, without a doubt, this neighbor placed a false complaint to the state’s elderly abuse hotline naming me as the culprit. Last week, we woke early to welcome a caseworker and police investigator into the apartment. They both explained,“we get many calls out... View More
A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In a general textbook sense, it's possible the situation could be characterized as one involving defamation, where false statements result in someone suffering damages to their dignitary interests. But from a...View More
(Maine) Tenants were expected to mow the yard with equipment provided by landlord. We mowed frequently and there were still many ticks right in the yard. I informed landlord and he didn’t take any measures to control the ticks. (Spraying or other preventative measures.) We even relocated because... View More
A Maine attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. This looks like it could be a difficult case. Although your family experienced a genuine ordeal, the problem could be in establishing the connection between the yard and the disease. Ticks are pervasive everywhere. I...View More
The first court date is an initial appearance. The Judge will make sure you're aware of the charge and maximum penalties, which for a Class C felony charge is up to 5 years in prison and $5000 fine, the Judge will find out whether you're going to hire a lawyer, or ask to have a lawyer...View More
I contacted the company and was pretty much blown off my kid or any child could have swelled it and caused damage fortunately it was myself getting it in my mouth company Mars said we have metal detectors in plants so this doesn’t happen but for sure was in the piece my girlfriend was there when... View More
A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could contact an attorney who handles injury cases. It sounds like no one was injured, and I am happy for you there. But if there was grounds for a case, it would be based on actual damages, not damages that might...View More
I have gone through workers comp court and somehow the judge did not hold the employer responsible for this injury. The employer admitted responsibility for shoulder injury but denied responsibility for head injury which was all part of the same fall on work property that was covered in ice and... View More
Typically, a check issued for property damage does not serve as a release for the personal injury claim. It is best to get the advice and review by a local personal injury injury before taking further action. Insurance companies are well represented by attorneys. You should be represented as well.
Contact a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers Assn. They give free contacts.Assuming you were using the product in the way it was supposed to be used, following instructions (including safety gear), you may have a case.
They also processed my item that caused my person injury as a return against my wishes. Is this going to effect my case? I am worried now because they seemed like they were lying to me. First they had me go in to fill out the form. I get there and they say I need to product and receipt so I fill... View More
The product needed to be kept--the way to handle it is let them examine it but you keep it. A little late now. Your getting your cash back if you didn't sign a "release of all calims" woudl be ok. If you didn't talk to an attorney why not contact a member of the Maine Assn for...View More
our team of lawyers do alot of jury trials in northwest indiana and some in illinois involving personal injury and wrongful death cases. juries can be a very good thing or a very bad thing for the person suing. typically if the injury claimed is relatively minor and the defendant's act causing...View More
It depends on who was responsible for the "personal injury", what the facts are, what the injuries are, who witnessed this incident, whether any of the parties are insured. That a party was 17 and a minor and left the scene is another fact to be considered. Was the minor the cause of...View More
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