Good day police killed my brother 2 years ago n planted weapons on him, now they have sent bk documents stating there aren't enough evidence to take to circuit court so they are just getting away with murder. What can I do at this point? Please need help
Generally there's a three year statute for tort cases but wrongful death cases are two years. You want to call up the NY Civil Liberties Union, ask if they have "cooperating attorneys" who handle police misconduct cases, and talk to one of those lawyers (they usually give free...Read more »
You may be able to sue the nursing home for negligence and wrongful death. 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...Read more »
It sounds like medical negligence was the proximate cause of death, not the car accident.
See: http://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/other-courts/2007/2007-51922.html, case: Chowes v Aslam, 2007 NY Slip Op 51922(U) [17 Misc 3d 1111(A)] Decided on October 11, 2007 Supreme Court, Kings...Read more »
Yes, and the one has to give an accounting. But in most states all siblings can ask to be named co-representatives of the estate. Suggest you cotact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn if you have concerns about this.
Yes but there are time limits. You need to immediately contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn who handles police misconduct cases--they give free consultations. The differences are that the government is responsible onlky in certain situations, and there are other restrictions. If you...Read more »
Yes you do. Only if those who have first claim to be administrator of the estate give up their claim to the non family member can that person be administrator. However, the non-family member has no claim of their own, no matter how close, loving, caring they may have been to the deceased.
I have copy of check that indicates on check borrowed money to be paid back in a couple of days, have his signature of cashing the check for $990.00. Can I sue interest for not paying since this check was cashed in 2012, along with filing fees and emotional damages? Suing him in the town he... Read more »
We rushed her to the ER and after she passed, the ER doc said we should do an autopsy - but she was cremated before we could do anything about it. Do we have a case here? The ER doc seemed to think something wasn't right.
There are jury verdict reviews but each case has its unique facts and it's not something you can say "well these people got this so we should get that." You do have, I assume, a lawyer who is a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers association and you should ask them.Generally, the...Read more »
If the loan is in regard to a death case chances are there are hidden interest charges so they get more than they loan by a large chunk. I advise clients against this. Presumably you have a lawyer--ask them.
Statutes of limitations are fact-specific. Talk to a local lawyer ASAP.
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...Read more »
He choke to death on his own vomit, and she was his care giver. She was aware of it, and she just let it happen when she could of taken action. A witness to this event has inform me of this, but was fearful since she was threaten at the time to speak about it until recently. Can I take any legal... Read more »
I took zofran while pregnant a lot. I didn't hear about the major defects until this past summer. I did the research on the medication and I think it caused my daughter's heart defect. Can I do anything if the medication alerts came after the 2 years?
My father was killed 4 weeks in a house fire. There were multiple violations on the home & there also were no smoke detectors so I would like to sue the landlord for negligence, however, my mother was married to my father at the time of his death and she has already filed a lawsuit. As his... Read more »
Only one lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the estate. As you are a distributee under New York's estate laws, you should recover a share of any settlement proceeds according to the laws of intestacy. You should contact the lawyer your mother retained to discuss this further.
In a wrongful death case in New York, the family members of the deceased can sue for pecuniary loss, or the loss of the financial contributions that the deceased was contributing by way of salary, pension, future earnings potential and benefits. Additionally, there can be a claim for loss of...Read more »
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