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Q: What are some instances that a police officer who hit my car wouldn't qualify for government immunity in a lawsuit?

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Nov 5, 2018

Instead, how about just telling us the facts of the incident instead of us coming up with scenarios.

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Q: Lent a person money who claimed I would make a profit on the deal and now he’s refusing to pay back

Have proof of money send. Roughly $10,000.

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Oct 8, 2018

This is not a personal injury case-this is a breach of contract issue for you to resolve. It's a lot of money and hopefully you have something in writing that evidences the loan, and some time frame i which it was to be paid back. You should speak to an attorney about this.

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Q: Can I sue the landlord of a building where one of the tenant's dogs bit me?

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Aug 3, 2018

Good question and depends on the facts. Check the Lease and look at what it states in regard to dogs. If no dogs are allowed and he lets dog(s) live with the tenant it could be a violation of the Lease, and may make him culpable. If the landlord has known this dog has been biting other people or... Read more »

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Q: Another child pushed my son at preschool and the fall knocked his tooth out.

Can I sue the preschool and/or the pusher's parents?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 29, 2018

Generally no as kids do that, unless this kid is some type of known menace. Even then it will take a lot to show he was known to be dangerous.

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Q: I slipped, fell, and hit my head outside my local cafe because they didn't properly shovel the snow last January.

Can I sue them?

Israel Piedra answered on Apr 20, 2018

The short answer is: anyone can sue anyone for anything. The longer answer: you would need to show that your injury is a result of negligence in order to prevail. You should speak with an attorney. Most attorneys would only be willing to take on your case on a contingency fee basis if the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for New Hampshire on

Q: can a non profit enforce a waiver of liability against participants resulting in injury activities run by the non profit

Robert S. Stephen answered on Jan 26, 2018

Waivers can be enforceable but it depends on many factors including who signed it, their age, what is being waived, how long before the event it was signed etc....the only way to properly have it analyzed is to bring the waiver to an attorney promptly and remember there are strict time limits you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for New Hampshire on

Q: What do I do if I am injured on the clock, then beg for safety issues to be fixed, then instead I get fired?

Injured by broken glass on a Monday, went home. Talked to my boss essentially begging her to fix a bunch of long-ongoing safety and equipment issues before I could come back. She said she'd get in touch with me the next day. Didn't hear from her for three days, then on Friday she fired me. I have a... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Jan 15, 2018

This is a complex issue that needs to be worked on with an employment attorney. You may have a suit for wrongful termination based on a public policy claim, but the facts need to be looked at more closely to make that determination. She can' deny your unemployment claim, but you can simply appeal... Read more »

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Q: when i return to work from workmans comp do i get the my same positon i had when i left?. i live in newhampshire thank

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 3, 2018

If you had a reduction in pay due to being out comp has to make that up. But contact a member of the NH Assn for Justice because they give free consults and you want to know what to do to protect yourself

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Q: I fell on black ice in my employer's parking lot reporting to work and fractured my patella. Is that WC or civil?

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Dec 8, 2017

This is a great question and there is much case law interpreting the issue both ways. If you were reporting to work but had not punched in yet it may be considered a personal injury because you had not started work yet, but if you were coming back from lunch or a break it could be considered... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for New Hampshire on

Q: Can I sue school for wrongly implying that I bullied someone?

I was given a suspension based on a comment I made referencing someone, but I never even said their name. This was not the first time I said something about her and I was given a warning the first time. However, I feel as if this time, the comment I made isn't considered bullying and that they are... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Dec 8, 2017

I don't see enough facts in this scenario to justify a lawsuit unless there is more, a good place to get someone in the school ranks to help you with any problems you may have may start with filing a complaint to your superintendent or to the person representing your district on the school board.

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Q: Will I lose my workers comp case if I have surgery before it has been approved?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 22, 2017

Don't see that you would but a serious injury like that with possible scar tissue in the future you should have an attorney who handles comp, and you should ask them. If you don't, look for a member of the NH Assn for Justice who handles comp--they give free consults.

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Q: The doctors gave me narcan and thought I overdosed when i have never done any opiates....can i sue?

I had smacked my head and was unconscious and had a concussion and bleeding in my brain. I didn't overdose like they assumed.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 22, 2017

If something bad happened by their not doing wha they should have possibly. Consult a member of the NH Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

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Q: If my daughter and her friend take car without permission, who would face criminal charges, driver or both?

Her friend was driving, if i press charges for theft, would my daughter be charged with a crime too?

They were in an unregistered car and had a accident, who is responsible for any medical bills?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 14, 2017

Your daughter might if she gave the keys. However the problem you may have is they probably didn't intend to steal it--just to take it without permission, which is likely a misdemeanor. I would argue the driver is repsonsible at least for herbills, possibly your daughters. If drivers parents have... Read more »

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Q: what can I do about my son being assaulted at school?

my son was at school last Thursday and at recess he had an altercation with another boy in which this boy head butt my son in the chest took my sons glasses off his face and proceeded to break them, then he grabbed my sons arm and bit him causing severe bruising the school assured me that this... Read more »

Dennis Hernandez answered on Oct 7, 2016

I would refer to an attorney for a consultation. Situations like this can be delicate, but if you feel that your son's rights have been violated, then you have the ability to dig further into the situation.

Best of luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for New Hampshire on

Q: Hello my name is Hannah. I need to find an attorney for a lawsuit against the courts for allowing my father to molest me

I was told my my moms old attorney that this is a big lawsuit and that it would be best for me to sue them because it has caused severe PTSD and other major depression. Courts had all the evidence and paperwork that my father was molesting me and still ignored it and allowed my father to have... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 22, 2016

It's not as easy as it looks. You would not be suing the Court directly but likely child protective services.Look for an attorney who has been involved in one of the church molestation cases.Russ Rilee of Bedford would be one. He works with attorney Charles Capace of Boston. Try them.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for New Hampshire on

Q: Can I sue college for inhabitable dorm conditions?

My daughter is living in a college dorm and there is an intercom system in the building. Each room has a ceiling speaker that is very very loud. The speaker comes on every night and a scary clicking sound like a horror movie comes on. You also hear people talking in the background and sometimes... Read more »

Israel Piedra answered on Mar 10, 2016

Yes, you most likely could. All lessees of real estate, including students in dorms, have a right to the quiet enjoyment of their residences.

Now, as a practical matter lawsuits are very expensive. It could easily cost $2,000 just to file such a lawsuit. If it went all the way to trial,...
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Q: How much monies should I recieve on my civil lawsuit against nashau pd.

Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 4, 2015

It depends on the nature and extent of your damages, as well as liability issues. Talk to a local injury lawyer for advice.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only....
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Q: Can you define strict liability for me, as it pertains to the details below?

A person enters a piece of land with the purpose of hunting coyotes for the landowner. The person climbs a tree stand which is already in place. The treestand allegedly collapes before the person is able to attach his safety harness. It is thusfar unclear if in fact the person had a safety... Read more »

Terrence Rubino answered on Jul 11, 2011

"strict liability" is a term that is used for products liability. it sounds as though the hunter is claiming that the tree stand was a product and was defective. this is a different concept from alleging that someone was negligent ( did not use reasonable care) and that caused the injury. hope... Read more »

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Q: Should i care about the costs of going to a trial in a personal injury case? i'm plaintiff. contract is 33% or 40%

Mark A. Siesel answered on Dec 19, 2010

Absolutely you should care. The cost of expert testimony could be several thousand dollars. Although your attorney may advance the cost of the expert fees, ultimately, when the case is over, you could be paying all or a large percentage of those costs. I would recommend reviewing your retainer... Read more »

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