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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: How do you get a coroner to do a inquest when you can’t get them to respond to your phone calls, emails etc?

They have no physical address for a office and has went out of his way to ignore the family for over 3 years now even though they are aware the family does not agree with the findings, has the evidence to prove the cause and manner of death to be different then listed on the death certificate, has... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Jan 16, 2020

Georgia Bureau of Investigations

3121 Panthersville Road


Primary: (404) 244-2600

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: In Texas when the police are notified of a deceased person, whose responsibility is it to notify the next of kin?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 13, 2020

I'm confused on your question because I don't understand how the police were notified of the deceased person. If the police discover a deceased person then they will usually work to notify the next of kin.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: Can my civil lawyer sue family members of the person who caused my daughters death? Like tale their assets.

No insurance on either vehicle , multiple people involved (driver of car no license and under the influence driving another person's car no insurance. ) (driver of motorcycle my daughter was a passenger on driving a friends motorcycle no insurance or endorsement for either driver)and owner of bike... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 9, 2020

Why are you asking this question if you currently have a lawyer? Are you doubting something that your lawyer told you, and if so, why? If a family member of a driver owned the vehicle being negligently driven, that family member could be held liable. If found liable with a money judgment... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: My father died 22 years ago in a car accident caused by someone else. I was a minor and Nothing was pursued.

The other driver was at fault, failed to yield.

My parents were divorced and my mother did not pursue anything. I have just recently found out the details, can I do anything now ?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2020

Just to be sure, contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn but no, it is too late. There's a statute of limitations for wrongful death and related claims that is long over. Even if you had a claim as a minor, that would have expired on your 18th birthday or 2-3 years after that, depending on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Social Security, Trademark and Wrongful Death on
Q: So my passports is ready?

in my cirial number is for visitor wi logo

Now I have turbologo and I need to know my passports is ready

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2020

You could contact the Passport Agency/Passport Center handling your application/renewal. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: My step father passed away from leukemia in 02 he worked with chemicals(Roundup) Is it too late to file a lawsuit?

He had 3 daughters under 18 and was married. My mom sued the company he worked for but never went after any manufacturers. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 4, 2020

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Q: Person lived in another country they were visiting and was struck and killed by a car.

Person had no property in USA, left no Will and his wife did an Affidavit of Spouse in India, How we she apply for an Ad Prosequendum?

Grant Gerleman
Grant Gerleman answered on Jan 1, 2020

The wife, children, and parents of the deceased do not have to be citizens of the United States to file civil wrongful claims in the United States. As long as they can provide documentation proving their relationship to the deceased if it is challenged, they can bring claims against any insurance... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue hospitals and especially nursing Facility who ignored procedure causing my mom's burst abdomin!

My mom's mid section was as if a ball was under her gown. She was complaining of a pain in that area. In say 2 hospitals and nursing facility all ignored her pain and neglected my mother till tragically her stomach split open, her eyes stayed wide open as though the moment overwhelmed her and sent... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 21, 2019

You need a medical malpractice attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: If the GA First Offender Act allows records to be immediately seal, why is the offender listed on Vinelink's website

The motion was filed and the records were sealed immediately. No records appear on any Georgia Department of Correction sites, etc. Is VineLink's (owned by Appriss) site violating the First Offender Act?

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer answered on Dec 13, 2019

Allows is the key word. You have to move/motion to seal after the case is concluded (unless the sealing was arranged during the plea) to seal the records.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: My dog was killed by a car driven by a careless driver with only a speed of less than 5 mph. Chose drivr over hoa

Driver chose to drive over appeared intentional definitely cruel conduct.

History of doing this, multiple witnesses all willing to testify , hoa is aware of past that this person is a danger. Nothing done. Appears culpable negligence

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 4, 2019

What does the HOA have to do with it? If you believe a crime was committed, report it to the local law enforcement authorities.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Wrongful Death for Kentucky on
Q: Emt drivers failed to shut my gate to my house after leaving allowing my daughter to get out and get in my car and pass

They allowed my daughter out of my house and gate I use to keep her from leaving and out of danger since they left it open my daughter was able to get in my car and pass away from hyperthermia

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 2, 2019

Substantially more facts are needed to make a determination regarding liability.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: A friends son was killed when a vehicle made a uturn right in front of him.

First report shows drugs in her system.Second report shows none. Case was dropped. How can father pursue this?Seems to be a coverup.

Robert C. Slim
Robert C. Slim answered on Nov 27, 2019

Your friend needs to contact a personal injury attorney right away. This is far too serious of a situation to delay seeking legal advice. The consultation would be totally free. There is no reason not to take advantage of a free consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: Is there anything that can be done after an heir signs off on an estate? My niece is an heir to a wrongful death suit.

The lawsuit was nondisclosure and her mother told her that the lawyer said everyone would lose all proceeds if she sues because no one is allowed to say what the amount is. She doesn't know what she is even entitled to, but it is much more than offered. She is 20 years old. She absolutely did... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Nov 25, 2019

The Niece needs to hire an attorney. It is not your concern. She may or may not have received consideration, but I suspect you have no knowledge. I do not know who the Decedent was, but it is possible the Mother is entitled to a larger share than others, or an equal amount. It may even be a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: What can i do about my dog being put to sleep without my consent?

I ask my family members in Kissimmee, Florida to see if they can watch over my dog while i completed my tour in Korea. I gave them my dog September 2018 and is being over 1 yr. Apparently my dog was playing with their little yorkie and my dog she is american bulldog. So while fighting over a toy... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Nov 25, 2019

Regarding the issue of pressing a criminal charge (such as destruction of personal property), that is a question for the local law enforcement authorities. Regarding the issue of seeking money damages from the shelter and/or from family member(s), you do have potential claims there, though... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: Is Filiation and Paternity the same thing? Also is there a peremption period to establish paternity after death?

Louisiana Vital Records require a court ordered Judgment of Paternity to amend / add a father. My father has been deceased since April 1991 and it is now Nov 2019. Is there peremption period that could cause my case to be dismissed?

My father legitimated and became my presumed father. I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 22, 2019

Filiation and paternity are the same thing. If you were acknowledged or legitimated, your attorney should be able to obtain a Judgment of Paternity and ordering Vital Records to add his name to your birth certificate. However, how could this matter 28 years after his death?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: How do I get my portion of net proceeds from wrongful death suit when my parent refuses to pay me my rightful 1/3 share?

She filed lawsuit in only her name. She told me I was entitled to nothing and if I retain a lawyer, that I might get judgment, but her attorney implied that I may not be able to collect it and judgment means nothing. She first said I am entitled to nothing, then offered a small amount, then it... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Nov 20, 2019

Why did you set on your rights when you knew the Suit was going on? If Mother is an Executrix then there must be a probated Will, which may have excluded you. Check at Probate. If no Will then the Next of Kin should have been beneficiaries, and preferably Party Plaintiffs. Immediately hire... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: my brother filed a wrongful death suit in calif. and named my siblings and I as nominal defendants what does that mean
Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman answered on Nov 11, 2019

In a wrongful death suit, all people who are allowed to bring the claim must be made parties to the lawsuit, so the case can take care of all possible claims. If a party who qualifies does not want to be a plaintiff, they must be named as a nominal defendant. If you would rather be a plaintiff,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Wrongful Death for Idaho on
Q: If someone gives someone meth and gets high with them multiple times Breaks their sobriety.They commit adultery.

Then he stays with wife .tries to be sober. Commits suicide . Can that person be charged ? Adultery ? involuntary manslaughter? Or? Criminally?

Can they be sued? Wrongful death? Alienation of affection ? Or?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 3, 2019

I'm very sorry for this tragic situation. An Idaho attorney could answer you best, but your post remains open for three weeks. In terms of the criminal issues, a criminal defense attorney is qualified to address those. In terms of the civil issues, there is usually a requisite element of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Q: Can I get compensation for my neighbor shooting my registered breeding dog in Colorado?

My neighbor runs a feedlot and my young registered breeding dog visited the feedlot and he shot her. He never talked to us before he shot her or asked us to come and get her he just shot her. She never killed any animals and I was training her to stay home but she was only 7 months old and still... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Oct 29, 2019

Yes you can sue to get your $2,000 back.

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