This answer assumes you or the person who owned the car you were operating had insurance. Send the suit papers to the proper insurance company immediately for further handling. The carrier will assign you an attorney under the terms of the insurance policy. That's what you have insurance for. If you or the owner had no coverage, you need to consult with an attorney before doing anything but do it soon. You don't want to give the plaintiff the right to enter a default judgment against you.
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for such a claim would be 3 years. This would change depending on whether we are talking about a private or municipal landlord. If the latter, the statute is much shorter. There are other factors to consider then just time however. Was the landlord given a reasonable opportunity to correct this particular icing condition? Do your injuries warrant going forward with a claim? Your best bet would be to consult with a personal injury attorney in...
As indicated by Mr. Rubinov, you may have a potential products liability claim and should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. You should have your pre and post-accident medical records available for review as well as any proof that you actually consumed energy drinks in and about the time of your injury. Since you mention no time frame, the sooner you meet with qualified counsel, the better.
Perhaps. It depends on the facts and circumstances of her fall. You should contact a local personal injury attorney to discuss the school's potential liability. Keep in mind that if this is a public school, there are very short notice of claim requirements which, if not complied with, may prevent you from pursuing a claim.
The answer is maybe. While the building's insurance may provide medpay coverage, they are under no obligation to offer it. It may be the right business decision for them to do so, but doing the smart thing is not always in a carrier's wheelhouse. Consult with an attorney in your area before deciding on a course of action.
Although there is no question, it can be assumed you are inquiring as to whether or not you have a viable claim. You should consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible as there may be short filing times involved. I'm sure there is a lot to this story which really requires a face to face consultation.
If you are the owner or an owner, under New York law you could be passively liable for the injuries or damages caused by your friend. Make sure you report any accidents to the insurance company covering the vehicle at the time of the accident. If timely reported, you'll be covered and they'll deal with the claim.
Is this a case you're handling yourself? If you are, you shouldn't be. If you have an attorney, he or she should have put the manufacturer on notice and investigated the possibility of successfully pursuing a products claim. Make sure the sink itself has been preserved and is available to determine why it failed. If your attorney is not looking at this aspect of a claim, perhaps you should consider a second opinion.
You are not "charged" in the criminal sense but you are liable in money damages. If you receive a letter or legal process concerning a particular incident, turn it over to your insurance company immediately. If there was an accident, make sure your carrier is aware of it. Not telling them in a timely fashion may result in the insurance company denying coverage in which case you may become personally liable.