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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Small Claims for Massachusetts on
Q: Is "property damage" a legal issue? A tow truck driver damaged my car.

A tow truck driver towed my car and damaged the front fenders, front bumper, and undercarriage when he tried to remove the equipment attached to my car. He and the owner of the company refused to pay for the repairs to my car, and I want to file a small claims suit against the company. I also have... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Apr 30, 2017

Were you illegally parked? How did the damage specifically occur? You may be able to sue them in small claims court for objectively unreasonable damage to your car during the tow. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: I have two dui's in the mid west I served my time for and did what was required of me over 16 years ago now I live in MA

How do I now get my license

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Mar 12, 2017

See: http://rmvlawyer.com/out-of-state-dui-suspensions-for-mass-residents.htm

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: Is it illegal to drive driving wearing socks and no shoes in massachusetts?

I want to drive in socks but do not want to break the law. Do I need to wear shoes, or is driving barefoot/ in socks okay?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 28, 2017

I know of no such law. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Landlord - Tenant for Massachusetts on
Q: can i ask my landlord to pay for damages to my car?

my landlord is responsible for snow removal at the apartment complex i live in, yesterday during a bad snow storm i slid into a tree because the maintenance man was in surgery so couldn't come plow the roads in the complex

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 10, 2017

It sounds like your landlord may be liable for failure to maintain the driveway. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials,... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Products Liability for Massachusetts on
Q: What is product liability

I need advice on how to deal with the situation involving a motorist breaking through my fence and hitting my camper in my yard I need some advice

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 2, 2017

This sounds like a conversion and/or negligence suit rather than product liability. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: Can I come out less than 50% at fault?

I was in the left lane of a two lane road. Up ahead in the right lane, a van was stopped and had the hazard blinkers on. The vehicle in front of me that was on the right lane saw the van ahead and put the left blinker on to merge into the left lane. I let the vehicle into the left lane. Before... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 15, 2016

It sounds like your follow-distance was not far away enough, and you might be found liable for the damage to the car you hit. If you hitting the car in front caused that car to then hit the woman crossing the street, that might add to your liability as well. The best first step is an Initial... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: This may sound strange. but can I appoint myself as co-counsel in my own personal injury lawsuit, If I have a lawyer?

My reason is, I don't feel I'm getting full disclosure from my attorney regarding settlement offers. Also I believe we have different objectives, Her objective being milk this for as much as it's worth and my objective to settle now and put this mess behind me.

Thanks in advance for any... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 31, 2016

Unlikely in an injury case his interest is as you suggest. Under standard contingent fee he is on a flat fee--the longer it takes, the less she gets per hour. Likewise, if she's on the hook for costs those continue until it's over. The lawyer on the other side is paid by the hour they have an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: can the title holder be held liable if someone is driving their car but has their own insurance?

The title and loan for my daughter's car is in my name. She has her own insurance. If she were to get in an accident, would or could I in any way be held liable for any damages? Could someone sue and go after my assets?

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 11, 2015

Best to consult with a local lawyer about the various potential scenarios that could occur.

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: my car was hit by a hit & run driver. she is summoned to court. I'm without a car & stressed. Can I sue?
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo answered on Jul 4, 2015

If she has insurance make a claim against her insurance company. If she is uninsured and you have collision coverage on your policy, make a claim with your insurance company. If you were injured in the accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area.

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