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Allen Yi

New York Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. WTF! My friend got a DWI for sleeping in his car!

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Allen Yi
    2. Michael Howard Joseph
    2 lawyer answers

    First of all, your friend needs a lawyer. DWI’s can be serious, and I’m sure he wants to minimize negative consequences as much as possible (ie, get the best plea deal possible). Though public defenders are competent attorneys in and of themselves, there is definitely a difference in service between lawyers whom you pay an hourly rate for and “free lawyers”. The results may be the similar, but in terms of service, there SHOULD be a difference. If you can afford it, I would recommend it. As...

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  2. Two years ago I was recommended a lawyer in New York to handle my discrimination claim against my company. She turn to be inept.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Allen Yi
    1 lawyer answer

    You should consult an attorney. It's very possible for you to find a lawyer who would be willing to take your case on a contingency basis (meaning no attorney fees unless the lawyer gets you something). Generally speaking to establish a prima facie case of legal malpractice you will have to prove that your [1] attorney was negligent, [2] that the negligence caused you to lose your case, and [3] had the attorney not screwed up, you would have won your initial lawsuit. The questions is: how...

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  3. I am suing New York City and it’s taking forever!

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Allen Yi
    2. Michael Howard Joseph
    3. Chinyere Yvette Okoronkwo
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, your lawyer is correct and you should believe him. City cases are notorious for being difficult to deal with and SLOW. However, interestingly enough, recently the city’s corporation counsel (one Michael A. Cardozo) is on the naughty list of the majority of New York’s court justices. It all happened because he made a comment that criticized the judiciary of inefficiency and/or ineffectiveness. Well, those who live in glass houses shouldn’t be casting any stones. He basically got...

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  4. What can I do to compel the mother of my child to allow me contact and visitation

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Matt Shipman
    2. Allen Yi
    2 lawyer answers

    To "compel" anyone to do anything will usually require a valid judgment. Without information about your marital status and detailed answers about you, the mother in question, the child, and your relationship, it would be really difficult to say what would happen in a lawsuit. Talk to a lawyer from your state about visitation rights. If you are divorced, then this should have been detailed in a judgment or separation agreement. You are entitled to have access to your child... unless you...

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  5. Is there a statue of limitation on personal injuries from an auto accident?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Steven M. Gursten
    2. Allen Yi
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    Statute of limitations or no statute of limitations, the first thing you should do is seek a lawyer. Personal injury is usually done under a contingency fee (meaning you pay attorney fees only when your lawyer gets money for you) and consultation is almost always free. The lawyer will analyze your situation and determine if he wants to run your case. You just sit back, answer questions, and be as helpful as you can. Generally speaking torts based on negligence have a 3 year statute of...

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  6. I owe money to a lawyer can I be ordered to the seizue and sale of m personal and real property, what can I do to protect myself

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Allen Yi
    1 lawyer answer

    To answer your question, yes. Generally speaking, if you are ordered by a judgment against you to pay money owed, the opposing lawyer can use a variety of tools and strategies to recover that money - including the seizing of personal and real property. How do you protect yourself... that requires more information. For example, how much in assets do you have and how much do you owe? Bankruptcy is always an option if you are about to be forced out of house and home. It protects a lot of...

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  7. My roomate pushed, and i failed on the stairs.what to do?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Allen Yi
    2 lawyer answers

    There's a few ways to analyze your case. To cut to the chase, in the end a lawsuit is about money. There's no point in suing someone only to be left with no recovery (it wastes your time and the time of your attorney). There are three things to consider: [1] recovery potential; [2] liability, and [3] injury. [1] First, find out if your friend carries any insurance for personal liability - it should come with any renter's insurance policy. If there is no insurance, then I hope your friend...

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