I live in South Carolina, a strict liability state. I was jogging and was attacked and bitten by two dogs. I was injured (not seriously, two puncture wounds in my leg). I filed in small claims court for damages. The Defendant has retained legal counsel. The demanded a jury trial. I am... View More
Give the judge the case law before the jury is called in and highlight the applicable parts, and ask him to charge the jury with the highlighted portions. That means he will read those to the jurors when he is telling them about the law which happens after closing statements, and before they...View More
The so called victim was my husband customer who wrote a bad check for 6500 and my husband and him argued at the dock. I never got off the boat but he said I damaged his car?! We didn't even put.in at that marina I wouldn't even have known.what car or truck was his out of the 60... View More
I understand your concern and frustration regarding the warrant for your arrest. In situations like this, it's important to know that law enforcement can issue a warrant based on the statement of a witness, even if that witness is the alleged victim's friend. However, the validity of the...View More
In the situation you've described, where a phone was given to you by someone who has since passed away, and the phone's credit balance is unpaid, there are a few considerations under South Carolina law. First, the responsibility for the unpaid balance typically falls to the estate of the...View More
In South Carolina, if your car is towed to an impound lot, regardless of the circumstances, you are generally responsible for the costs associated with towing and storage. This applies even if your car was stuck in flood waters. The decision to tow is often made for safety reasons or to clear the...View More
You will have to pay to get it out and you should also be mindful that there may storage cost involved so I would do this sooner than later. The logic behind it is it was a safety hazard and had to be removed for public safety and you are the owner and are responsible for securing the vehicle.
When enrolled in the program my partner was given a daily fee of $7.55 or $52.85 weekly or $105.70 bi-weekly. And he's in a program that is for Greenville and Spartanburg county residents only. But he's a Berkeley county resident. He's now paying up to $200 bi-weekly. They do not... View More
This would be dependent upon the actual agreement or contract he signed. Some contracts allow for variations in pricing due to market conditions, etc. Some do not. So it just depends what he signed and agreed to at the time of initiation of the relationship. He may also have a cancellation...View More
It is not only harmful to my business but the account is putting me in potential physical danager.. I am happy to share more details in private. My question is can I draft some form of letter explaining the danger they're putting me in and have them remove the post?
Yes, you could send them a cease and desist letter. The issue with that is you don’t really know who they are and it’s likely to be ineffective. If you sued you could get more info about them via discovery with instagram to potentially find out who they are. But you will likely need a lawyer...View More
We went out of business in 2011-2012. The deadly accident occurred in SC in 2020. We moved to NY in 2013. The DOT number listed in the lawsuit is not our old DOT number. I have contacted several lawyers in NY & SC only to be told that this isn’t in their wheelhouse. Meanwhile, I have 15 days... View More
A South Carolina attorney may be able to advise best, since that is the state you posted under. But your question remains open for a week and you mention a short timeline in which to respond to a summons. If there was a liability policy in effect at the time of the accident, the carrier should be...View More
For less than 10 days she abandoned the property over a year ago. The shed is still on my property now she is trying to get it back. Do I have the right to keep it because it was on my property for over a year abandoned?
In your situation, where someone left a shed on your property and now wants it back after a year, there are several legal considerations. Firstly, the fact that the shed was abandoned on your property does not automatically grant you ownership rights to it. Ownership of personal property like a...View More
Deciding whether to involve a lawyer or go to the magistrate for civil action regarding your crumbling concrete driveway depends on several factors. First, check if you have a written contract with the contractor and review the warranty terms. If the warranty is still valid (covering three years)...View More
I knew I was facing prison time so I left my Aunt in charge of everything. While I was incarcerated she paid $5k for a lawyer for me and then got mad because I didnt pay her back. I went to prison and could not pay her while in prison. She then sold all my belongings without my permission or... View More
In your situation, it appears that your aunt may have sold your property without legal authority or your consent. This could potentially be a case of conversion, which is the unauthorized taking or selling of someone else’s property.
Firstly, gather all relevant documentation, such as...View More
In bad judgement I sent over 200 pictures through the mail to my fiancés ex wife after she sent me every date that they’d been together and what they were doing together. Some of the pictures were screenshots of texts, us with our kids, pictures of us together and one of the pictures I had on... View More
It's important to understand that mailing photographs, even in large quantities, isn't typically a criminal act unless the content is illegal, such as explicit material intended for adults. However, sending a suggestive image where a minor could view it may raise legal concerns. The...View More
The property manager said the cameras weren’t working at the time of the robbery but the district manager said they do work they need the monitors fixed. I haven’t received any updates or anything from the public storage. They haven’t fixed the walls that were damaged in the unit either.... View More
You should make a claim on your insurance for the value of the stolen items. Your insurance company will be subrogated to any lawsuit you may file. If the thieves are identified, you likely have a very good lawsuit against them, but they may not have any non-exempt assets to satisfy any judgment...View More
In the original lease I obviously allotted for a certain amount. I go to check to pay my first month and now there is an additional payment each month for something called the renters package which essentially is renters insurance. They are saying that it is required, and there is no opting out... View More
No contract for job. Incomplete and shoddy work. Taking too long to complete. Asking for money and has never presented us with an invoice or an accounting of what has been paid. Now asking for $10k. This may turn into a civil lit/contract law situation
Although you do not have a written contract, presumably you do have a verbal contract, which is the verbal agreement for the work to be done and the compensation to be paid. It would be a good idea to preserve all of your evidence now, as you noted, it may turn into a civil litigation/contract...View More
Yes, if you know what you are looking for. When hiring a civil litigation attorney you should ALWAYS ask about their success in the courtroom with jury verdicts. This is not because your case will absolutely go to trial, it may not, but insurance companies know the lawyers that will go the...View More
I rented a Uhaul truck from a facility and paid for it in full, and then on my drive home I was followed by police, pulled over, and then had 6 cop cars swarm me and demand i get out at gunpoint. I was detained, placed into handcuffs, read Miranda rights, and then told the truck was stolen. I did... View More
False imprisonment occurs when an individual is wrongfully held in custody. However, if you are arrested based on evidence, even if it is later revealed that the evidence was incorrect and that you are actually innocent of the accused crime, you probably do not have a claim for false arrest because...View More
To determine whether you have a viable case against your former leasing company, it's important to consider several key factors. First, identify the specific grievances you have against the company. These could include issues like breach of the lease agreement, failure to maintain the...View More
My mothers medical journey was a nightmare and a hospital system failed her horribly. She was profiled from day one. Even her FNP will attest to this. We had an autopsy done. Her abdomen had caused her pain for almost a year. Protruding and painful. The cancer center cancelled her appt 2 months... View More
A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. You could reach out to law firms to try to set up a free initial consult. This appears to be a complex file with a long patient history - and it isn't clear...View More
The petitioner is indigent, has mental and physical disabilities, the trustee has been committing frauds and not distributing his money so he can’t pay for an attorney. Can the court appoint an attorney and order the trustee to pay for it or get him an attorney probono? I have been assisting him... View More
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