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  • Should I settle and do I have to wait

    I had a motorcycle accident on July 4. The accident was not my fault. I was off work from July 5 to August 25 I still haven't received any money from the insurance company for the lost wages. They want to wait till all medical stuff is done. Is th...

    Noah’s Answer

    I would be very careful about accepting any checks or payments without consulting your own lawyer first. I would definitely wait if you have medical issues that caused lost wages and are still treating, because you do not want to settle or try to settle only a portion of your case for fear that you may have damages you have not fully understood yet. You need to focus on your injuries and/or medical treatment first and have your case reviewed by a lawyer, because it sounds like your case may be worth more than you realize.

    good luck
    noah

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  • On a malpractice case if the defense side call the plaintiff side and tells them to make them and offer there ready to settle

    how long will this take or can they string this out for a while trying to settle the case or will they try to settle it

    Noah’s Answer

    If you trust your lawyer and believe your lawyer is in operating in good faith, then 2 months or longer is not unreasonable for productive settlement talks. It really depends upon the status of the litigation. The reality is a few months is not a long time in a lawsuit, as they can typically take 18-36 months. Talk to your lawyer.

    good luck
    noah

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  • In a civil suit does a lawyer have to submit their exhibits/documents to the other side before trial?

    I was not sure if at trial a lawyer could pull out documents that had not been shown to the other side such as bank statements,contract,etc.

    Noah’s Answer

    Yes - if the evidence is known and you intend to offer into evidence, it must be turned over. However, there are exceptions, such as evidence you intend to use only for cross-examination or for rebuttal purposes. Also, if the other side has asked for this evidence through discovery, you must also comply.

    good luck
    noah

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  • Can a person who caused you an injury but is now claiming to be seriously ill and in the hospital, still be sued?

    I was hit by a car as a pedestrian 2 years ago. The person who hit me is now claiming to have to have a bone marrow transplant. My injury caused me to have to have surgery for a torn rotator cuff to my left shoulder. This person keeps hiding under...

    Noah’s Answer

    Absolutely! Most likely, the person who hit you had insurance that would supply coverage at the time of the accident regardless of any current illness. I would contact a personal injury attorney in Pittsburgh asap to review your case and advise you.

    good luck
    noah

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  • Can an Unfair Debt Collection Act claim be raised in an answer to a contract claim?

    If a landlord had no license to collect rent and yet asserts an action to recover rent, can a statutory claim be raised in the answer?

    Noah’s Answer

    I believe it can be raised as both an affirmative defense in the answer and in a possible counterclaim.

    good luck
    noah

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  • Do I need a lawyer?

    I'm 17 years old and did a hit and run to a parked car. I have to go to court and I pled not guilty. What do I do?

    Noah’s Answer

    You need to contact a criminal lawyer in your area asap. I would not talk with anyone until you have consulted with a criminal lawyer in your area.

    good luck
    noah

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  • Do I have a case?

    Last week i was in a car accident i was stopped at a red light when someone made the right turn onto the street i was on only when he turned he e turned into my lane and ended up hitting me head on in-turn totaling my vehicle and causing minor in...

    Noah’s Answer

    It depends upon your damages, but yes, if someone else caused an accident and you sustained property damage or physical or emotional injuries, then you quite possibly have a case.

    good luck
    noah

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  • I have not paid anything on my student loans in years, can creditors attach my wages or freeze my bank account

    I live in Pennsylvania

    Noah’s Answer

    in Pennsylvania, judgment creditors can seize bank accounts, but cannot typically garnish wages, unless it is related to a landlord/tenant matter, and even then it is only a small percentage that can be garnished.

    good luck
    noah

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  • I had limited tort and was hit in an auto accident, is there any way I can sue?

    Besides my car being totaled, the er did nothing for me.not even an xray. My family Dr ordered xrays. I had limited tort and I'm looking for a lawyer who can represent me

    Noah’s Answer

    You need to read the exclusions and law on limited tort in Pennsylvania. Here is a link to the statute.
    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=75&div=0&chpt=17&sctn=5&subsctn=0

    (1) An individual otherwise bound by the limited tort election who sustains damages in a motor vehicle accident as the consequence of the fault of another person may recover damages as if the individual damaged had elected the full tort alternative whenever the person at fault:
    (i) is convicted or accepts Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance in that accident;
    (ii) is operating a motor vehicle registered in another state;
    (iii) intends to injure himself or another person, provided that an individual does not intentionally injure himself or another person merely because his act or failure to act is intentional or done with his realization that it creates a grave risk of causing injury or the act or omission causing the injury is for the purpose of averting bodily harm to himself or another person; or
    (iv) has not maintained financial responsibility as required by this chapter, provided that nothing in this paragraph shall affect the limitation of section 1731(d)(2) (relating to availability, scope and amount of coverage).

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  • Can a praecipe for writ of summons be signed/filed by a plaintiff, or does an attorney have to sign it?

    The Erie County, Pennsylvania form for Praecipe for Writ of Summons is a template requiring attorney's name, contact information, etc. And says "Writ of Summons shall be issued and forwarded to Attorney / Sheriff (circle one). I'm concerned about ...

    Noah’s Answer

    it does NOT have to be filed by an attorney. It can be filed PRO SE.

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