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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Can we file a Wrongful death claim against China due to the Covid-19?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 6, 2020

Anyone can file a lawsuit for the cost of a filing fee. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Kentucky on
Q: I need help, is there a statute of limitation on my baby Ivy who died consuming deadly dog food after a year.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 31, 2020

Yes. It is either one or two years, depending on the exacts facts of how the dog died.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Kentucky on
Q: Could I file medical malpractice

On 1-1-20 my dad fell and broke his neck, he was taken to uofl hospital in Louisville, KY. Drs and nurses were told my dad was allergic to dilauted pain medicine, it's also stated on paperwork from Shelby Co EMS. There's other things done inappropriately to my dad also. He passed away January 13,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 30, 2020

You need to contact a member of the Ky. Trial Lawyers Assn in Louisville who handles malpractice. They give free consults. Without seeing the entire medical record they won't be able to tell you.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Maryland on
Q: A police crash report was filed with MVA, by Baltimore County Police, which office should we send our dispute to?

Which MVA office would the county crash investigator send report to? Is what I meant.

John Mesirow
John Mesirow answered on Mar 23, 2020

Here's the link to get a copy of the police report:

https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/requestreports/

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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: My 15 year old son went to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. He had cuts and other drugs in his body. Is this legal?

The hospital let him go and didn’t even get PERT or a social worker to talk to him.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 10, 2020

It's unclear what happened. You don't ask any questions about whether the person who supplied your son with drugs and alcohol might be responsible. You don't ask any questions about whether he has claims against others for the cuts on his body. Whether the hospital might be liable to someone for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Can hotel staff enter your room to check and see if you are okay after another guest alerts staff that they were worried

My father died from complications from pneumonia after he was face first on the floor of his hotel room for 3 days. My dad's friend alerted the hotel staff that he was very worried about my dad and thought that they should open my dad's room and check on my dad. The hotel staff dismissed my dad's... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 8, 2020

Possibly. Although, if there were concerns about your father's health, there was nothing stopping his friend from also calling 911. He didn't have to stop at calling the hotel front desk. As a result, there is likely a huge causation issue. Nevertheless, a consultation with a wrongful death... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for California on
Q: if a store owner follows you out to your car after stealing from store can they attack you.

stole a drink from a store when into my car the clerk tried opening my door when i put into reverse the clerk started hitting my car door with a weapon. i stopped got out and the clerk tried hitting me multiple times with the same weapon. i hit the clerk one time after which we was fully awake and... Read more »

William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg answered on Mar 6, 2020

This is a very confusing story, but entirely serious. You should stop posting any questions online and consult a criminal attorney in your area immediately.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Is a person liable for anything if they give a known alcoholic a car and they kill someone?

Person has been to rehab and sober houses 30 plus times that i know of.

John Wesley Urquhart
John Wesley Urquhart answered on Mar 3, 2020

Not necessarily just because the driver is a known alcoholic, but whether the driver is known to the owner of the vehicle as an incompetent or reckless driver and there is a record to prove it. Of course alcohol could play a big part of that, but it's a case by case fact intensive analysis. I would... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: My father died a year ago supposedly from an enlarged heart but he had been to military hospital for check ups for a

Recent spine surgery he lived in Michigan this happened in Michigan is this normal the night be for he died he was complaining of a headache

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Mar 1, 2020

This sounds like a medical question not a legal one, additionally this should be posted in the Michigan area not NY.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Domestic Violence and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Is it extortion to demand money from a minor and threatening to cancel citizenship process?

Friend was brought to the United States at a young age illegally against their will. Friend has actively sought out proper citizenship and is currently very close to achieving citizenship. However, stepmother has inserted herself into the minor's situation and is demanding money at inconsistent... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 26, 2020

more info needed.

who paid you? minor or adult?

was minor 18 when he entered into contract?

technically can not do so until 18

are you demanding money or are they demanding refund?

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Q: In Nebraska if a person age 19 gets drunk at a party and accidentally shoots himself with a gun of an adult at party no

One calls 911 instead they dump his body what can they be charged with they provided gun and alcohol

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

What you are describing is an extremely serious matter. If you or someone you know were involved in a death that the police are investigating, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney asap. You would not want to post details on a public forum like this.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: if a person is legally heir to a wrogful death suite and did not sighn right of waiver

is it illegal to collect on a settlment without them having knowledge and settle the suite and keep all proceeds

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 22, 2020

Refer to my prior answer.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: yes i have a question about wrongful death if a lawsuit is filed for a minor child is it supposed to include both paren

and if the lawsuit was paid is it legal for one parent to hide it from the other custodial parent not to have to share the settlement this is for california

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 21, 2020

Both parents should be plaintiffs in the wrongful death action.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Ohio on
Q: Is there any way to find out the results of a medical malpractice suit? My dad, who was suing is now deceased.

My dad passed away before the suit was settled. We were more concerned with him & the time we had left together and never asked for any details regarding the lawsuit. We never even asked who his attorney was.

After he passed my grdma told others about all the $ she was getting from his... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 21, 2020

I'm sorry for the loss of your father. If you know nothing about the case, as in not knowing who the defendant was or who the attorney was, you could try the databases of the Ohio court system if you're fairly certain the case would have been litigated in Ohio. This is something an Ohio attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I contact the DA about an overdose death investigation that I believe is taking too long, and how?

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 »

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Feb 18, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Indiana on
Q: When should a torte case be on Justia after papers sent?
Timothy Rowe
Timothy Rowe answered on Feb 15, 2020

It is always a good idea to seek legal counsel immediately after an injury or accident to see what your legal rights and options are. It does not have to wait until litigation is initiated. Most consultations are free so it does not hurt to talk to an an attorney experienced in personal injury. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: animal control did not follow due process and forced euthanasia on 2 innocent dogs. can i sue animal control?

my dogs were accused of a fatal dog vs dog attack. the 'witness' gave false statements to the officer which resulted in animal control 2 days later coming to my home, taking my dogs and forcing euthanasia. they had no paperwork, no warrant, no evidence. AC would not accompany me to talk with the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 15, 2020

more info needed.

it sounds like your case is a mess.

you can always sue anyone for anything.

the question is will you recover and HOW MUCH?

you probably will not find a lawyer to accept the case on a contingency.

IF so you will have to pay on an hourly...
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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: Wrongful death settlement.

As an informer on the death certificate and also the deceased person sister that raising her 10yr old, Can I received portions of the settlement? She has a husband a 1 other minor kid and 2 adult kids.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 11, 2020

Her 4 children evenly divide her estate. If you are the guardian with custody of 1 of the 4 children, you can seek to be the

tutor of 1/4 of her estate.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Can someone who is out on bond and is the aggressor shoot and kill someone without a weapon and claim self defense?

Self defense?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Feb 9, 2020

The law of self-defense is very technical and fact-specific so it is not possible to give accurate answers to general questions. Reasonable attorneys can disagree even after reviewing the same evidence and interviewing the same witnesses. However, reasonable doubt on the matter means the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Q: My sister just found her 4 1/2 month old baby unresponsive. Does she have to perform a reenactment for the police?
Brian K. McHugh
Brian K. McHugh answered on Feb 7, 2020

She does not have perform a re-enactment and she does not have to talk to the police. She should obtain an attorney.

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