December 31, 2018 my daughter father/ my best friend died from an overdose. No one ever contacted me, his girlfriend, or his mother during this course. I found out who was in charge of his investigation and she asked me to come, she told me alot and what she could, now a new person is in charge. I... Read more »
There is a lot of information missing here to give you a good answer. Reaching out to the District Attorneys office would be a normal course of action. Keep in mind they may know nothing about the investigation but many times, depending on county, if its a drug delivery resulting in death...Read more »
Would it be filied in county he lived or county the accident happened? I'm having extreme difficulty finding it. I do not talk to his wife which is the one that filied it. I do know she filied one because my sister and I were going to file but she already had. I just want to see the details of it... Read more »
It could be filed either county. Check both. Start with the county where he lived at date of death. they will have an estate opened for purposes of litigation. That will have information on the court case, and an "order of distribution." That says whether someone claimed you and your sister would...Read more »
sister passed away in nursing home. She fell 4/6/17. Officer arrived called his wife (she is supervisor which my sister resides), he then asked her what he should do,, tell he if she does not go to the hospital she will go to jail for public drunkness? She never came home, she passed away on May 28... Read more »
You should immediately call a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice in the county where it happened --they give free consults. However with a confusing set of facts, and the statute of limitations running May 28th if it hasn't already run, you may not find an attorney willing to take it but make some...Read more »
You would have to check the indices of the Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts/Clerk of Judicial Records for the County where the dentist is located. Since you are not a lawyer and would not have access to the electronic records, you would probably have to go to the office personally and request...Read more »
My mom passed away from a car accident while on her way to a job interview with amazon. They cancelled the interview but failed to inform her. She would have never been in the car if they would have called. Should they be held responsible?
I have powerful video and paper evidence of his civil rights bieng extremely violated. I was told by NH staff he was deemed incompetent after he signed Medical proxy to me - in front of me , I have pictures - documents -video evidence to provide
I checked with courts - he was not deemed... Read more »
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...Read more »
That sister opened a wrongful death suit against the nursing home my mother died in. From attorney answers online I was told that the settlement is supposed to be split up between all my mothers children. No one is in contact with the sister who opened the case and her children have said that she... Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
How do we stop the father who wasn't in child's life for 20 years from receiving half of the settlement, the lawyers say because it's Philadelphia that both parents receive money, but father isn't even on birth certificate. How can we fight this,is it possible to fight it and father never paid... Read more »
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.
I heard of a story where if you smack someone in the face with a white glove, you are legally enabled to duel he or she? My friend said this on a road trip and I was just wondering the validity of his statement.
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...Read more »
hey I was involved in an accident in Lancaster county whereas it was a single vehicle accident where my friend died as a passenger an,d i was the driver. in result i received a traffic citation for CARELESS DRIVING, DRIVING VEHICLE AT SAFE SPEED & DRIVING ON ROADWAYS LANED FOR TRAFFIC. i wanted to... Read more »
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....Read more »
I am scheduled to get off of county probation on July 28 after a 3 year sentence. I pled guilty to an M1 theft by unlawful taking charge back in 2014. I am aware that gun dealers and the county sheriff use the PICS system when selling firearms or approving Carry permits. If I go in on July 29 to... Read more »
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...Read more »
I lost my father in 2008 to lung/brain cancer. He was diagnosed in May and passed in August. He was due to retire in June. We have papers from his Oncologist stating the diagnosis of Mesothelioma as a result of working in a shipyard. My father worked at Wiley's Ship Yard in Port Deposit, Md in... Read more »
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...Read more »
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