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  • What is statue of limitations on an Uninsured Motorist claim (UM) when plaintiff is a minor?

    My son was involved in a UM matter. He is a minor. I know UM matters have a 6 year statute of limitations on adults. What is statute of limitations for a minor in a UM matter?

    Matthew’s Answer

    Generally, the Statute of Limitations BEGINS when the minor becomes 18. Seek an attorney ASAP. Theres very little flexibility regarding time limits.

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  • I had an accident about three-year ago, and I am still suffering from my injury. What are my chances for claiming damages .

    I worked as security guard, and during the process of unloading my truck I trip over a forklift, and hurt my foot real bad.

    Matthew’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. Act fast. Generally negligence claims are only valid for 2 years in New Jersey, but there are exceptions. New York is 3 years if it could be filed in New York. Good luck.

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  • Burned at a crowded hookah bar, is this case worth fighting?

    At a crowded hookah bar in NYC, while standing at the bar someone knocked one of the 5 hookahs lined up at the bar which were not mine. The coal landed in my shoe giving me severe burns 2nd/3rd degree on my outer ankle. The bouncer gave a first ai...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Was the person who knocked it over a Hookah Lounge employee? If so, you have a good case. If not, you have to make the argument that the bar was overcrowded and negligently operated/supervised. Either way, you should seek a personal injury attorney who is licensed to practice in New York, with office in New Jersey (for your convenience). Many attorneys, such as myself, offer free 30 minute consultations. Good Luck.

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  • Hello.i was struck by a car crossing the street at a cross walk vehicle was making turn i got a ankle injury and a shoulder .

    i have liability car insurance and my primary is my health insurance which is a medicaid united healthcare i was denied healthcare from 3 orthopedics because of this situation even the one in my medicaid network ,what should i do ????????? t...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Mr. Alvarez said it best. Don't talk to anyone. Get medical treatment and seek a consult with an experienced personal injury attorney ASAP to help guide you through the process. Many attorneys, such as myself, offer free 30 minute consultations.

    Good luck.

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  • Do I need an attorney to be granted conditional discharge for a first time offense of posession of cds with no prior convictions

    first time offense for anything

    Matthew’s Answer

    Like the other attorneys said, you do not NEED an attorney, but an experienced criminal defense attorney can review the paperwork and makes legal arguments which a lay person may not recognize. These arguments could get you a dismissal, a conditional discharge or some other better deal which you may not have been offered without an attorney and these arguments being made. Many attorneys offer free 30 minute consults. Good luck.

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  • Do I need an attorney for being hit by a car while biking in NYC?

    I was in the bike lane on Jay st. South, Driver was making a right on green onto johnson st. I got hit and flew over the handlebars and landed on my hands. I was bleeding and have minor knicks on my face. I got the information of a witness, (name,...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You can seek to be reimbursed through the driver's insurance company. Also, you can sue the driver directly for property damage as well as potentially pain and suffering.

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  • Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit if I'm not the next of kin?

    My aunt passed away a little over a year ago, and my wife and I have reason to believe her death could have been prevented. I've spoken to my mom (my aunt's sister), and her other two siblings, yet no one seems to want to proceed. I'm just wonderi...

    Matthew’s Answer

    In NY and NJ, you would need to be the executor of the estate in order to have standing to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Best of luck...

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  • Charged with several Class A misdemeanors, what would my sentence be looking like?

    Hello, I was recently arrested in Nassau County and charged with several misdemeanors. The misdemeanors are as follows: 221.40 (Criminal Sale of Marijuana 4th Degree), 221.15 (Possession of Marijuana 4th Degree) and 2 separate counts of 220.03 (...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Everyone else already gave you the right answer. The only thing I would add is not to accept any plea agreement without first discussing it with your public defender (or lawyer if you hire one). Also, unfortunately, you will probably get a better plea offer if you had an attorney who could review the paperwork and help you craft defenses to the allegations, which can then be used as leverage to get you a better deal. Lawyers have the experience to find mistakes in paperwork and the knowledge to use this experience to find potential defenses for you, which a lay person may now be aware of. Good luck.

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  • Fell in the parking lot of my job trip over their curbing design. On workers compensation neck and back still hurting.

    Is workers compensation all I can do?

    Matthew’s Answer

    If you were going to, coming from, or working at the time, you may be eligible for workers comp. Also, depending on the specifics, you may also have a claim against the property owner, management company and/or contractor who installed, repaired or performed work on the curb (if a defect/dangerous condition is found to exist). Take photos and seek a personal injury attorney for a free consult. Good luck.

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  • Can I sue for medical bills due to a fall that occurred at the entrance to mall?

    I had to be transported to the hospital by ambulance due to injuries to my face, leg, and mouth, including a head injury, cuts, and a broken tooth.

    Matthew’s Answer

    Possibly. You may be entitled to your medical bills plus more for pain and suffering. It depends on what caused you to fall, whether or not that cause is considered a dangerous condition, whether or not the responsible party was aware, or should have been aware, of the condition, as well as many other such factors. Then, the amount of your award or settlement will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries.

    Do not communicate with the mall.

    Your best bet is to seek an experienced personal injury attorney who offers free 30 minute consultations. Bring your medical records with you as well as the EMS report.

    Good luck.

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