Peter Munsing's answer There may be a claim the estate can make. Whether it's a claim for the DA is up to the DA for the county where it happened. Feel free to call me and I can recommend some attorneys who can discuss the case in more detail with you. Do understand nursing home cases are difficult as the people go there because they aren't well enough to recover at home.
No media, social media, until you've spoken with an attorney or two. You can end up receiving some letters from attorneys for the nursing...
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer According to Section 8301 of the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act, the wrongful death action seeks to compensate a decedent’s loved ones for the death of the decedent when that death was caused by the negligence, unlawful violence, neglect, or wrongful act of another. Traditionally, wrongful death actions sought to compensate the decedent’s family for the economic loss caused by the decedent’s death, usually by awarding damages for the income the decedent would have earned had he or she...
Peter Munsing's answer The attorney for the estate was responsible for contacting the relatives/family of your husband. You need to get the court file for the estate, which usually would be with the register of wills for the county where it was. It also may make a difference when things happened. Feel free to call and I will be happy to answer your questions.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer I'm sorry but we can't second guess what your attorneys have told you. I suggest that you sit down in person with your lawyers and have them explain the issue more thoroughly. It's not because it's Philadelphia, but it may be because it's Pennsylvania.
Peter Munsing's answer In medieval times you might, but generally today you smack someone in the face they have a right to claim you assaulted them, they can claim self defense and biff you back--not a good idea. Dueling is outlawed in many states, not in Pennsylvania unless you are in the military. However the actions involved in Dueling--striking someone, etc--are outlawed and no, you can't "agree" to a fight.
Peter Munsing's answer First, unless you want to kiss your license goodbye, you need to plead not guilty--which also gives you extra time to think; plan on paying for a legal consultation. Most lawyers will work out payment plans. Second, get a hold of the police report. Costs $15, but the lawyer will need to see that. You have insurance I assume. That will run interference if you do get sued, but won't help with the tickets. Bascially any time there's a single vehicle crash the presumption is you were driving to...
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer The fact that you are off probation is meaningless. You were convicted of a crime that makes it illegal for you to purchase a firearm. If you have questions you should ask a local attorney.
Peter Munsing's answer Because there is money there, possibly, and you may have been mentioned in her will. DO NOT AGREE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER--right now you don't know enough.Find out how she died. See if a will was probated. If you are named under the will you should be sent notice. Contact a member of the Pennsylvania Assn for Justice in the county where it happened. If you need names give me a call.
Peter Munsing's answer First, it may not be too late. Contact Ron Motley's law firm in South Carolina for starters--they give free consultations. But the problem is that once your dad was diagnosed with it the clock began ticking, and with all the TV ads about it it's a tough argument to make that no one knew you could bring a suit..
As to legislation to extend the limitations, unlikely as the governrment is controlled by those who think that corporations need to be protected, not held to account.
T. Andrew Miller's answer Generally, these facilities have rules and procedures in place requiring notification of an incident like an injury or death. Failing to follow the rules the facility's set for itself can be proof of negligence in some cases.
Peter Munsing's answer Contact the Pennsylvania Civil Liberties Union and ask for the names of their "cooperating attorneys" for prison issues. It will be a tough case because you will have to show that if he'd gotten attention he would have lived.
Eric Todd Kirk's answer I am saddened to hear of your loss. These are tragic circumstances. There are many variables in this situation, jurisdiction being only one of many. I would urge you to promptly consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to review the facts in detail, and render an informed opinion for you and your family. Best of luck.
Mark Scoblionko's answer I suspect that you are confused. A Power of Attorney expires, as a matter of law, on the death of the person who gave it. Thus, the fact that the sister had a Power of Attorney is irrelevant because that Power of Attorney expired on the father's death. From what you are describing, I think that your mother is being told that she must open an estate from your father so that she could be appointed as Executrix, if there is a Will, or Administratrix, if there is no Will. She would then be...
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