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  • Can you recover for damages if the other driver has a low tort limit?

    My boyfriend was critically injured as a pedestrian. His bills are approximately $750,000. The driver who hit him has $25,000 in tort coverage. My boyfriend does not drive and did not have any car insurance. Is there any other way to recover for ...

    Noah’s Answer

    You need to see if he had an umbrella home insurance policy, review your own policy, and then review all circumstances of the accident to see if any third parties could also be liable.

    good luck
    noah

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  • The cemetary that my son is buried at has lost his grave marker now they can't find it and I don't know what to do about this

    21 years ago my wife and I buried our son. He had a flat grave stone. The cemetary does not know what happened to it and now we don't know where he'e buried. I contacted the cemetary people and they told us that they are working on it. It's be...

    Noah’s Answer

    well this is just awful, so my condolences to you and your wife.

    Your legal question is a question of contracts. You had a contract with the cemetery. You would need to review the original documents between the parties, but my thoughts are that there is probably language protecting the owner from any type of damage or replacement responsibility if the tombstone is damaged or stolen (this is known to happen, so I would assume that there is some type of "we are not responsible for damage"), however, I would think that it is the owner's responsibility to at least have some typos of plot map, knowing very well that this could happen.

    This is really unfortunate. My advice, is to schedule a meeting with someone from the cemetery, inform them that you have communicated with a lawyer, and ask if they have insurance for this? Hopefully somebody helps you and this gets worked out.

    good luck
    noah

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  • If you see your child hit by a car can you sue for yourself as well as sue for the child

    I witness my son get struck by a car while he was on visitation with me am I able to sue the driver for this

    Noah’s Answer

    yes - if you are in the zone of danger - It is wise to try to include multiple plaintiffs if possible as most insurance policies are set up based upon the number of individuals harmed.

    good luck
    noah

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  • Lose lag over zimmer knee replacement

    bad knee got infected

    Noah’s Answer

    Infection cases can be difficult. because infections can happen in any circumstance. However. I would definitely obtain your medical records and have them reviewed by a Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney to be sure.

    good luck
    noah

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  • Isn't it UNETHICAL for an attorney to ask to BORROW money from his client? (and then not pay it back, even with a contract)

    I have a loan contract with him. He gives me a check every month but states not to deposit yet. Now I have a bunch of old checks. If I file a complaint, will the BAR put pressure on him to honor the contract? It is over $40,000! Could he lose hi...

    Noah’s Answer

    Interesting question. A lawyer absolutely CANNOT loan his client money, but you are asking if the lawyer can borrow money from the client under a written agreement. My first impression is yes, as long as it in now affects the current representation. You could always file a civil suit for breach of contract against the lawyer. If the money in any way pertains to your current representation, I think the lawyer could be in trouble. You can contact the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Ethics Dept. for a more thorough answer.

    good luck
    noah

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  • If my spouse is killed in a car accident and I file a lawsuit w/ the insurance company, do i have to set u an estate to get paid

    my spouse had no will or significant amounts of money in the bank.

    Noah’s Answer

    If the lawsuit is on behalf of the estate, then yes typically an estate will have to be opened if a lawsuit is being filed. I doubt under any scenario the insurance company would be willing to pay you directly without an estate being opened, but I guess theoretically it is possible.

    good luck
    noah

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  • SOL

    If a lawyer files a petition for a subpoena in civil court but does not file a complaint or writ, does it toll the SOL? The subpoena asks for documents but does not state a cause of action.

    Noah’s Answer

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    As stated - no. However, my understanding is that there has to be some writ or suit filed in order to issue a subpoena. I am not aware of a procedure of issuing a subpoena without a case or docket number. You would need to verify, but that has been my experience and all subpoenas require this information. Now if they filed a new case number for simply presenting a petition, then I do not believe it would fulfill the SOL - could depend upon name of parties and type of petition.

    good luck
    noah

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  • What is the highest percent of a lawsuit a lawyer can ask for

    I want to file a claim for a defective medical device.

    Noah’s Answer

    There is no set limit. The highest I have heard is 50%, but it really depends upon the strength of the case, and sometimes lawyers can add fees for appeals.

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  • Can I get legal help from falling out of a tree that i was helping a friend cut down at his place

    I broke my lower back left hip and both arms

    Noah’s Answer

    This sounds like a good case. You should contact a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer asap. Do not speak to the insurance company without speaking to a lawyer first.

    good luck
    noah

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  • If you loan someone money, is there a time limit to get it back and what legal steps need to be taken?

    Had them write it on a paper, dated and signed.

    Noah’s Answer

    It sounds like you are speaking about a breach of an oral contract. The statute of limitations for breach of contract is Pennsylvania is 4 years. Now this can be extended if payments were made.

    good luck.
    noah

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