Mark Oakley's answer Ordinarily, lump sum amounts recovered for compensatory damages awarded in wrongful death claims are not taxable. If the recovery is not related to compensation for personal injuries, but for economic losses like lost wages, and the dollar amount is separately stated in the recovery, then those amounts remain subject to tax. However, in most cases, the recovery is a single lump sum covering pain and suffering and other types of damages, economic as well as non-economic, so the amount is...
William John Light's answer No. Wrongful death is a case brought by the family members who have lost the love, comfort, society and affection of the decedent. A survivor's action is brought on behalf of the estate of the decedent for the decedent's own damages that "survive" the decedent's death. Consult with a PI attorney for a full evaluation of your case.
Timur Akpinar's answer I do not practice in Oklahoma but your question hasn’t been picked up in three weeks. The answer to this question can hinge upon a number of factors. It can depend on how the interests for the defendant are reacting to being presented with a wrongful death claim, in terms of whether they are conceding liability or contesting liability. Even if this point is resolved, there can be issues as to how each side quantifies the element of damages. If the matter is in suit, how far has discovery...
Peter Munsing's answer Not a question. If you feel the data base would have shown all of her meds (and she didn't have an illegal stash she bought on the street) the estate may have had a claim--suggest you contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn for the County where it happened; they give free consults.
Peter Munsing's answer People are found not guilty for many reasons. There aren't enough facts to answer this, and also any answer would be hypothetical because what matters is what the DA thinks they can prove--and what they can't.
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What makes you special that you should deserve free services?
Have you paid it forward? That means what have you previously done without compensation without any belief that you would ever receive any benefit. Saying you would do it now is not paying it forward; it is better.
William John Light's answer You need an Idaho attorney. Although you could file in Federal Court in Boise or Pocatello based on diversity jurisdiction. If you chose that, any attorney admitted to the 9th Circuit (of which California is a part) could represent you. This is not a do it yourself project.
James A. Swartz's answer I assume by "other person" you are referring to a potential defendant who allegedly caused or contributed to the death at issue. Wrongful death claims can be brought by the decedent's estate against any person or entity who caused, or substantially contributed to cause, the alleged wrongful death. There may be more than one legal cause of such an incident, however the particular facts would need to be known in order to assess potential claims.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer You might want to try again with this question, giving just a bit more information. Are you asking how long you have to wait before you receive something you inherited? That would depend on quite a few factors, such as what it is, is it being divided among other heirs, is it in a form that would allow it to be transferred to you, is the estate settled, and so on.
William John Light's answer You can sue in Small Claims for the value of the dog based upon negligence of the driver. However, if your dog was off leash and running in the street, expect any claim to be reduced by your proportion of comparative fault, which will be extensive.
William John Light's answer Yes, it's legal. The officer was warned that your dog was aggressive. Your dog tried to bite the offer and, in fact, bit his pants. Your dog demonstrated that he was a threat to the officer's safety, even though you had restrained him at that moment. There was no guarantee that your restraint was permanent and that the threat would not reappear. The officer doesn't have to wait until he is being mauled.
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