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  • What can I do

    I have a law suit right now against my neighbor as there dog attacked me three years ago and I have injuries, there house is for sale right now, can I put a Lein on it now, or what can I do, as the homeowner insurance is avoiding me.

    Scott’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear the injuries you suffered from being attacked by the dog.
    The first question is do you have a formal lawsuit filed or have you just made a claim against the dog owners? You have 3 years from the date of injury - called a Statute of Limitations - to file a lawsuit. Check the exact dates and make sure the 3 years has not expired. If it is close you need to act immediately.
    To answer your question directly, if the owner of the dog or the person in control of the dog at the time you were attacked has homeowners insurance, and the insurance policy is large enough to fully compensate you for your injuries then you probably do not need to worry about them moving or attaching their property. If, on the other hand, there is not enough insurance, then you may well want your lawyer to file a Motion for an Atachment, which would be decided by a judge.
    I suggest that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney who has successfully resolved dog bite cases. You can check attorney reviews on Avvo to help you find one.
    You may contact me for a free consultation. And review of your specific situation if you would like.
    I hope this information helps for now.
    Thank you, Scott

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  • Should I need to talk to a laywer because they neglected to watch us during training to operate heavy equipment.

    I started pallet jack training today at cns and halfway through the training they had the instructor had us run a course he had stood there for a little bit watching us then decided to leave and talk to the other trainer on the other side of the b...

    Scott’s Answer

    First let me say that I am sorry to hear you have been injured at work.
    The short answer to your question is yes, you should talk to a lawyer. You have 2 potential claims: 1 for worker's compensation and, depending on the facts, another for negligence/product liability.
    You can find a personal injury lawyer through Avvo and consider the lawyer's rating and see what his clients say in their reviews. Please feel free to let me know if I can provide you with any more information.

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  • Can you sue both car insurances when I am just the passenger?who was the only one injured

    I was in a car accident to where I was the passenger, who I was injured had to have back surgery.

    Scott’s Answer

    First and foremost, I am sorry to hear that you have been seriously injured due to other drivers.
    The short answer to your question is that if both drivers were at least 1% at fault, then yes, you can bring a claim against both drivers (which would be covered by their insurance companies). This means that if one car was mostly at fault but the other car (either car) was somewhat at fault and contributed to the crash, then you can have claim against both. That may - or may not - be the best way to proceed. I can explain in detail over the phone but not in this brief reply. There are many other facts that I would like to know before I could give you more specific options.
    I, like others, offer a free consultation. I strongly suggest that you research personal injury injuries on Avvo who have extensive experience in motor vehicle cases, and whose clients have been pleased with their representation. But don't wait; time is not on your side. You want to be represented as soon as possible.
    I hope this helps for now.

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  • Slipped and fell on icy front steps of management company property. Should I seek a lawyer?

    Slipped and fell in state of Massachusetts

    Scott’s Answer

    First, I am sorry to hear about your slip and fall. I hope you are not too badly hurt.
    I do advise you to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Boston. There are several questions that need to be addressed in order to determine whether you can pursue a claim. The initial question is: did you report the slip and fall to the owner, landlord, and/or property management company within 30 days of the fall? This is a requirement under Mass. law. If you did not, there still may be ways to satisfy the statute. We would also need to determine either how long the ice was there for, did the property owner, landlord and/or property manager know of the ice or should have known under reasonable care.
    I would suggest that you call an attorney and at least go over your situation. Then you can determine whether to proceed with a claim.
    I hope this answers your question for now.

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  • Victim of a hit and run accident on my college campus..

    Security said not all cameras are connected, then gave me hope that some are in the area I was parked. When I talked to the guy at the front desk he said he couldn't see anything. Am I out of luck?

    Scott’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about this incident. No, you are not necessarily out of luck. If you are speaking about a personal injury claim you may still be able to pursue one - just not the one or way that you might think. If the car that hit you is unidentified then it is, be definition, uninsured and therefore may allow you a claim for Uninsured Motorist coverage under an auto policy you own, or if you don't have one, then under a household member. There are factual details that we would need to discuss in order for me to give you a more specific answer. In the meantime, I hope this helps.

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  • Should I seek legal counsel for a snow and ice related slip and fall?

    Fell on commercial property now in pain due to snow and ice conditions

    Scott’s Answer

    The first key question is *when* did you slip and fall? Massachusetts has a statute that requires a 30 day notice of the incident. The notice itself has specific requirements. If you did not send the proper notice you might still have a case but you would have to be able to prove that the property owner was not prejudiced by your lack of notice. Other questions: when did you first seek medical treatment? When you saw a doctor did you relate your injuries to the slip and fall? These are some basic but important questions to begin to determine whether you have a case.

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  • I was hit by a car the other day and would like to speak to a lawyer regarding personal injury. I live on Martha's Vineyard

    Personal injury lawyer

    Scott’s Answer

    First, I am sorry to hear that you were injured by someone else's carelessness.
    Pedestrian - motor vehicle cases are somewhat different than other mother vehicle cases. The time following the incident is important to have your legal rights protected and a claim set up properly, in your best interests. These considerations are too in depth to post here but I would be pleased to walk you through it if you would like..
    Ultimately, I think you will need a lawyer who is experienced and knows the ins and outs. Avvo can help you find the right lawyer by searching both personal injury and auto accidents, and then you can compare ratings and client reviews. Most personL injury attorneys will offer a free consultation by phone or in person.
    In the meantime, while I cannot yet give you legal advice, I would suggest that you consider not speaking with any insurance company until you consult with a qualified and experienced attorney.
    Please let me know if I can answer any further questions for you.

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  • Do I have a case against a hair salon chain?

    About a year and a half ago, I had my hair done at a national chain, Hair Cuttery. I was injured in the process (half my hair was permanently burned off, my clothing ruined. I have a recorded message from that franchise owner apologizing. I'd hire...

    Scott’s Answer

    First, I am sorry to hear about your serious situation and injury.
    As a client, you have the right to change lawyers if you are dissatisfied. You are also absolutely entitled to a copy of your file; in fact, the lawyer could get reprimanded if he or she does not give you your file. So, I recommend that you make your request in writing. Either hand deliver it or better yet, send it by mail with proof of delivery.
    Also, if you do want to change lawyers you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Avvo can help you search by rating and client reviews. I would suggest that you ask him whether he has ever successfully handled a case similar to yours.
    I hope these suggestions help for now.

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  • Do I have any hope for justice in the following auto-pedestrian collision injury case? What's my best next step?

    Incidence happened 18:25 on Oct 25. My parents, the victims, were walking on the side walk in Quincy near Southern Artery and was hit by a car. Since they do not speak English, they were not interviewed by the police. The police report turned ou...

    Scott’s Answer

    First, I am sorry to hear about your parents' injuries that were caused by a careless driver.
    Yes, with the right lawyer your parents stand a good chance of getting justice.
    Auto-pedestrian cases require careful analysis by an experienced personal injury lawyer. I am not too concerned about the Police Report. In fact, if the case were to go to court (and it may well not), usually the police report does not become evidence.
    Because your parents have you to look into this for them so soon after the incident a lot of facts can be obtained timely, and your parents' legal rights can be protected. The sooner the better.
    Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any more questions.

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  • Should I find another attorney

    I was injured December 2013 in a crosswalk in a slip and fall in I was in a school zone and broke my ankle was transported to hospital by ambulance was in rehab for almost a month and still limping when I walk hired an attorney went through the ...

    Scott’s Answer

    First, I am sorry to hear about your injury and hope that you are feeling better.
    If your current attorney is not able to help you should at the very least consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Avvo can help by its ratings and client reviews.
    The next question of whether or not to pursue a claim depends on several factors that need to be addressed. They include: Why did you slip and fall? What caused you to slip and fall? Who is responsible for the area where you slipped and fell? If you provide these facts to an experienced personal injury attorney he can give you his opinion of the likelihood of success in a case.
    I hope this information is helpful to you.

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