Cary B. Hall's answer You're asking an attorney on here to explain to you what your boyfriend is thinking. Impossible.
But perhaps re-read your question to yourself, and then ask *yourself* a deeper question: why are you even with this guy? He broke your nose, and now is dreaming up some half-cocked plan to try to prevent you from seeking civil damages or criminal prosecution because of it, and says he won't trust *you* until you sign on some crazy dotted line somewhere. This guy has "bad news" written...
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer I will be happy to represent you and your family in the civil case. In working on the civil case I will push what can be pushed in the criminal case. My office number is 412-391-7135. Web site www.tarasilaw.com
Peter Munsing's answer If you can show there was an injury. Technically you do, but whether it's worth bringing depends on whether there was an injury. Contact an attorney for the county where it happened.
Peter Munsing's answer No though New Jersey is a "verbal threshold " case. You need to contact a member of the NJAssn for Justice for the county where it happened. If you don't know anyone let me know (phone) and I can find someone for you (I'm an NJAJ member, but not a NJ attorney).
Nathaniel Byron Smith's answer You have a potential claim based which I would be willing to speak with you about if you would call my office sometime tomorrow. I can be reached at 814-946-4391 and would be available at most times between 9 am and 5pm.
Peter Munsing's answer He should contact the legal aid /legal services in Pittsburgh; ask for their housing group; if they say they don't handle that ask if any of their attorneys left for private practice. Call that person.
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer Usually after 4 years the stature of limitations would have run. There is something called the discovery rule that is used when the injury cannot be discovered through reasonable inquiry. Did someone just advise you that the reason for your injury was because the surgeon left something in your leg. If you the discovery rule may apply to you situation. However, 4 years is a long time.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer You should direct this question to a personal injury attorney through an in person consultation. Unfortunately the Justia computer sent it out to the family lawyers. I would ask you, though, what benefit you believe will be derived from suing your father?
Mark Scoblionko's answer If the injury is serious enough to warrant suit, a police accident report should be promptly filed. That will enable your friend to make a claim for uninsured motorist benefits under his auto policy, if he has that coverage. He might also be able to assert claims under the auto policies for any family members in his household which contain this coverage.
A lawyer could also sue Uber and send out written questions to learn the identity of the specific driver who struck your friend....
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.