I was attacked inside a club in the Bronx New York with a glass bottle sold in the club I sustained a large laceration on the right side of my face and I need to know if I can "sue" the club
No, you cannot sue your employer. Your employer is protected by a Worker's Compensation immunity. All of your lost earnings and related medical bills should be compensated under your employer's workers compensation coverage. Make sure a first report of injury is filed with the carrier and that you obtain a copy of the report. Consult with a Worker's Compensation attorney at your earliest convenience.
You have a claim against the patron who cut you for assault and battery and perhaps other claims. Your Worker's Compensation attorney may be able to handle that situation for you too. Unfortunately, the culprit will not be protected by any insurance because what he did was a willful, deliberate act. Only negligence is insured against.See question
I need to sue in small claims court for an accident. The insurance company accepted liability but they are insulting me with their offer. I have $1,221 in medical bills and I asked for $2,500 total. They won't settle with me let alone pay my me...
Why don't you obtain a free consultation from a local personal injury attorney to fully learn of your options.
You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statements to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page on Avvo.See question
On November 18, my wife, who is in her third trimester and my two year old son went to a food court at a big business in the Seattle area. She found a maggot or some kind of larvae in her split pea soup. She has a picture. The business took pictu...
Frankly, I think your wife made the right choice when she accepted the $50 gift card and settled the matter. You certainly are still free to report the incident to the state Health Department and insist that they do a surprise inspection.See question
If the insurance company refuses to settle a claim under the policy limits with the defendant taking 100% responsibility for the hit and run accident on deposition, am I able to bring up punitive damages? bad faith?
Who are you suing? The hit and run driver or your own uninsured motorist carrier? You have not told us anything which would implicate punitive damages. Punitive damages are sought against the tortfeasor. There needs to be egregious circumstances in order to qualify for receiving punitive damages. After the fact behavior by the tortfeasor or his carrier has nothing to do with qualifying for punitive damages. You need to discuss this issue with your attorney I hope you have representing you.See question
I was sitting at a light when a UPS semi trailer side swiped my vehicle while making a turn, causing significant damage. He claims he did not see my car.
It is doubtful you will find an attorney willing to take only a property damage claim against UPS. If the driver admits he was negligent and did not see you, it should be a relatively simple matter to have your claim adjusted and repairs paid for by UPS. If you were not injured, you do not have a bodily injury claim.See question
I have been throwing up after a few drinks for it.
Filing suit can be an expensive proposition. Unless you have some significant medical bills, filing a lawsuit might not be economically viable. Simply being beyond the expiration date does not mean that the drink was tainted. You would have to prove it was tainted, which is expensive in and of itself. You then would have to establish causation between the tainted drink and the injuries you sustained. All of these determinations will need to be made by experts which you will need to pay by the hour to prove your case.See question
I crashed into someone a few months ago and was charged with a DUI. The person I crashed into wasn't seriously hurt at all and the damage done to his car was very minimal. Fast forward to now, he's trying to get 25,000+ dollars from me and I don't...
Are you carrying the required liability insurance for your car? Turn this matter over to your carrier and let them handle it.
I suggest that you borrow some money to pay an attorney to defend you on the DUI. There is no set of questions anyone could propose to you.See question
My mother had a stroke while driving which caused an accident. no injuries reported by other party at scene of accident. mother's insurance says they are not liable because a stroke is considered an "act of God" . The other party's ins wont pay f...
Your mother's insurance carrier is denying payment based on their claim that your mother was not negligent, because it was an "act of God" which caused the stroke and subsequent collision, not negligence. All of that is the opinion of your mother's carrier. It is open to dispute. If and when your mother is sued, her insurance carrier is obligated to defend the claim, even as it claims "act of God". If you mother is found negligent somehow by a jury, the terms of the insurance policy apply and the carrier would have to make payment on the verdict and judgment up to the limit of your mother's insurance.
Assuming your mother owned the car, she, not anyone else, would be responsible for her negligence.
If your mother has significant assets and is competent, take her to an elder care attorney who can sequester and protect her assets using appropriate trusts etc. Your mother does not need the consent of her children to hire this attorney to protect her assets. If you mother does not have a will, she should have this attorney draft one for her as well. An ounce worth of prevention can save you a pound's worth of misery in the future.See question
I have been unable to reach my attorney in the past 2 months and no return calls. I'm ready to move forward or get a case update but I've yet to hear back. This is my second attorney due to the first one doesn't go to trial(go figure)
It is always important to confirm that your personal injury attorney actually goes to court and tries cases when necessary. If the defense industry learns that he does not try cases, you are at a significant disadvantage with the carrier.
I recommend that you write a letter to your attorney, ( keep a copy for yourself), in which you request a face-to-face meeting with your attorney within the next 10 days to review the status of your claim. You do not want to meet with a paralegal, but specifically your attorney. If your attorney fails to adequately respond to your written request, I suggest that you contemplate changing attorneys and filing a complaint with the State Bar committee which oversees attorney discipline.See question
Had a scope done for a kidney stone, long story short a piece of the scope that shoots the dye in, broke off inside of me. For the month and a half i have had painful urination, dr said it should go away, 2 days ago i was urinating, and the 5 inch...
Unless you have some significant lasting injuries from this situation, you may not have an economically viable medical malpractice claim. The cost of prosecuting this claim may exceed your potential recovery. If you were willing to pay the thousands of dollars of costs which would be incurred in prosecuting your claim, you may be able to find an attorney willing to represent you, but I think that may not be in your best interest.See question