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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

Jeffrey Gold’s Answers

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  • Am I limited under the circumstances to a maximum settlement of $12,500?

    Hit in rear MVA. There is 25/50 insurance policy. 4 of us have claims against the liable driver, but we have different degrees of injury, with my injuries clearly being more serious than others, and it is questionable if all of the others meet t...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You are not limited by the $12,500. Unless you are prepared to go after the driver and owner's personal assets (which should be checked), you are likely limited by the 25k single person limit. The insurance company representative is trying to preserve the policy limits to protect the insured, If you hire an attorney, then of course the attorney will argue that you are entitled to more. (There are even things an attorney can do to try and get you more than 25k, but such tactics rarely pan out.) ALSO, if you have insurance or the family members that you live with have insurance on their vehicles there may be additional coverage available for you. Please see our disclaimer.

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  • Do I have a case?

    This is a principle case. I fell on the property I reside at. I do not have a broken hand/wrist but a bad sprain and contusion, as well as, bruises and abrasions on my other hand and knee. I have Lupus and other AI illnesses so this pain and hea...

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    Yes, you can sue the landlord, if you can show that a defect caused you to fall. Whether the damages will be significant depends on the specific injuries you suffered, your healing time, and how well you documented the cause of your injury and your injuries.

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  • I took out a loan for 400.00 in 2013. I never paid it back now they put out a warrant for my arrest can they do that

    The company is cash advance america

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Paid day loans are illegal in NY. This is a civil matter, so I do not envision you being arrested over a small loan.

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  • Can I do a will myself ?

    I live in NYC. I’ve never had a will, but now I am in divorce and I do now want my soon-to-be ex get all my portion of the equitable distribution, including bank accounts, retirement accounts, the house and some jewelries. I am traveling/flying ne...

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    In order for a will to be valid, it has to be properly executed and witnessed. While you could prepare a will yourself, it is unlikely that you will comply with all the necessary formalities. You can have a simple will done for a few hundred dollars. I don't think you should skimp.

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  • My attorney has the original POA form I only have a copy, which bank won't accept. What can I do he will not hand over original?

    I have been trying to get in touch with this attorney for 2 months to get the original POA and a copy of my mom's will. His voice mailbox is full most of the time so I can't leave a message. When it isn't full and I do leave a message he does not ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Your actions that you have taken are the ones I would have recommended, howevever, It sounds as if you are going to have to file a grievance with Office of Court Administration in order to get him to respond to you, or alternatively, file suit to force him to turn over the original papers.

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  • Firing attorney

    Three months ago I hired a divorce attorney. I have given him a retainer of $5000. I've had several extremely urgent matters I needed advice and legal action for (Ex -to -be hacking into my personal cc accounts and charging thousands, potential ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Have you received monthly bills from this attorney. If not, he is not allowed to deduct any money from the retainer. Since you can't get in touch with him, you should either find another attorney who will send the letters and get the file and retainer transferred or send a letter terminating him, and demanding that he return the entire retainer and/or demand arbitration with respect to any fee, he claims entitlement to. This can be done through the bar association in brooklyn.

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  • Is there a legal limit to the number of times a candidate for political office or their surrogates can ring your doorbell?

    A candidate running for city councilman in Bayside, NYC has had his staff at my house over 12 times to date with the primary still 3 weeks away. Is there any way I can make them stop this harassment?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Put a sign on your door that says "No Political Solicitation. I will not vote for any candidate that violates this request." Should work. I used to walk petitions for candidates and we were told not to ring at a house that had a no solicitation sign (even though we could do so legally).

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  • When does the Statute of Limitations begin to toll, from the date of acceleration or the date of the last unmade payment.?

    I hold a mortgage worth 300,000 dollars. I hired a firm to foreclose. The firm decided to sue on the Note and accelerate the mortgage. Acceleration date was December of 2007. I was told I had 6 years to file a foreclosure based on the last unmade ...

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    You really need to hire an attorney to look at all of the papers. You may have a legal malpractice action against the attorneys. Note - ordinarily each missed payment starts the time anew, but someone really needs to look at the papers.

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  • My daughters mother moved out of state without my consent still took my daughter I am on her birth certificate I am a huge part

    My daughter was born in Delaware but raised in new York. We were engaged but never married does she have the right to go and make all decisions without any consent from me?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Do you have a custody agreement? visitation schedule? You may be able to bring an action requiring her to bring your daughter back, or at least pay for the visitation. You need an attorney to do this right.

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