If a suspect run on foot while armed or pretending to be armed? Would the presence of the firearm alone justify deadly force under TN vs Garner? Would the suspect need to point or present the firearm at Law Enforcement or a citizen for deadly force to be justified? Please let me know any relevant... View More
In the context of Tennessee v. Garner, the situation where a suspect is fleeing while armed or appears to be armed is complex. Tennessee v. Garner established that the use of deadly force to prevent the escape of a fleeing suspect is constitutionally permissible only if the officer has probable...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
You will need to go to the probate court and set up an estate. Once you have the Certificate of Appointment that makes you or someone a Personal Representative for the Estate from the probate court you will be able to take that and demonstrate that you have the authority to obtain those medical...View More
I have contacted an attorney, sent a summary and outline to them medical records and the autopsy and haven’t heard back about if they’ll take the case or not. My mother died December 18th. Failed to diagnose or biopsy tissue. They cancelled her appt in October saying they saw no reason that the... View More
It was 1951 after leaving Panama. The Captain wrote a letter questioning his mental health to N.Y. before notifying the family of his disappearance. Would I have a case against U.S.S. Luckenbach steamship company?
I'm sorry for the loss of your grandfather at sea. If there are any remedies available under South Carolina law, a local attorney would need to advise on those. But your question remains open for two weeks and you also posted under Admiralty/Maritime. Under U.S. maritime law, the Death on 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
Not all bad results are malpractice, the health care provider must have acted below the standard of care. What you describe does sound like malpractice but a doctor would have to confirm the breach of the standard of care. Consult with experienced medical malpractice attorneys in your state.
My dad was in a car accident that was not his fault about a year ago where the air bag did not deploy. There were no recalls and he suffered serious injuries due to this . There were lawyers working on the case, but my dad recently passed away due to the lung issues he was having and for some... View More
Typically, if the amount your mother received was for bodily injuries, it is not subject to income tax. Any portion for loss of income typically is subject to income tax. Depending on the amount of the award, if your mother gifts it to her children, there is no gift tax. It depends on the amount...View More
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I agree with the other answer but I also wanted to share that you need to find an attorney as soon as you can, after doing your due diligence. You are going to need to subpoena a lot of documents and talk to the witnesses and get their deposition before their...View More
SC Code 15-51-20 states that the proceeds of a wrongful death action shall go to the spouse or children. Assuming that the child is under the age of majority the proceeds will have to be placed into a conservatorship for the benefit of the child. If you have not contacted and attorney yet that is...View More
Then i received a letter in the mail from the research company requesting a copy of her death certificate and the medicine that was leftover, So I looked on the death certificate and her cause of death was COPD. do i have a case
I'm very sorry for your loss. It's difficult to say whether you have a case without knowing additional information. An attorney would need to obtain the medical file and learn about the scope of the research study (in terms of the impact of the medication and other possible factors) and...View More
Lawyer confirmed receipt of settlement by 2/15/18. Six weeks have passed and we have received 3 different responses as to why he has not paid out yet. He does not stay in contact any longer and we are becoming concerned that the funds have been used by his firm elsewhere. My husband is ready to... View More
Sometimes there are liens, claims for child support enforcement etc. Set up a scheduled visit--don't just drop in--to review in person what is going on. If it's a medicare/CMS claim, that can take a long time. Likewise with workers comp if it happened on the job.
No one could tell that without being a doctor, seeing the autopsy report, seeing ALL of her medical records. For starters, why not consult a member of the S.C. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
The case was prosecuted in 2013 and was allegedly headed to mediation a few months ago. Case was strong. Depositions have been conducted this year, the claim has passed initial reviews and survived - we were looking at trial soon. Now the dismissal was voluntarily filed with the clerk without... View More
He died n 2012 the case started in 2014 and now I think it's done. I can see all the documents online . What does that mean...she continues to tell us the money is sitting in federal bank don't know why but we should be getting it in Sept 2017
Lawsuits involving wrongful death can take anywhere from months to years for settlement. Settlement may never even come and a trial may be necessary. Speak to your attorney regarding a time frame for your specific case.
Disclaimer: This answer is not intended to be legal advice and...View More
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