First - I am very sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine.
There could be numerous theories as to why the owners of the home would be legally responsible. If the owners of the house provided the alcohol or knew it existed and failed to protect the kids, they should be help legally responsible. Also, I doubt this is the first time their daughter was drinking at home or had friends over. What did they do to prevent this from happening?
I would encourage you to have the matter fully...
I would start by finding a New Jersey attorney first. The jurisdiction of any case and the choice of law may depend upon where the defendant resides. But if the accident occurred in New Jersey, and that is where the defendant resides, then I would contact a New Jersey attorney first.
Certainly you can try. Just be careful. Do not be over anxious and be extremely careful in what you say and sign. Pro se plaintiffs are typically offered less, but without a legal fee, it is possible that you come out ahead. However, it is also possible that you hurt a potential case. If you do try to receive an offer, most lawyers will offer free consultations and share their opinion if the offer sounds reasonable.
Be careful. The doctor has little or no authority to negotiate without his insurance carrier. You need to know that it is all a big game and you can't think that they will play fair if you approach him. I think it is usually okay to ask what happened but you are much better off talking to a lawyer first before just shooting from the hip. Good luck noah
It is standard in Allegheny County, and throughout Pennsylvania that the fee in medical malpractice cases is 40% PLUS costs. The reason is simple. The lawyer is advancing the costs and incurring all of the risk. Also, if the costs were deducted from the legal fee, there could be scenarios where the attorney recovered money for the client, but the costs exceeded the legal fee, and the lawyer lost money by winning the case, If you think your mother has a good case, try negotiating the legal...
You need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney asap. I would also notify your friends insurance carrier. I know these types of injuries very well and a fractured pelvis creates all kinds of future problems. It sounds like you have a really good personal injury case.
It depends on whether there was a deviation from the standard of care. Infection cases are difficult but if the infection was caused by poor care - then yes - you may have a case. You should request all records and have them reviewed by a licensed PA malpractice attorney. That is the only way you will know for sure if you have a case. Remember the statute of limitations in PA is 2 years.
I think Yes -
Assault and property damage are recognized tort claims. I do not have all of the facts of course, but it sounds as though you were physically harmed and there was no legal justification for it -
some lawyers may be reluctant to accept your case because of the potential limitation of damages - but you can always pursue a claim at your local magistrates office as well
I hope this help
Maybe the defendant was acting in the Scope of his employment. This could provide additional insurance. You can also always try to obtain a judgment and execute on personal assets if the award is higher than the policy limits. Hope this helps. Noah
You may have some liability depending upon the facts, however it may be offset as the individual may have assumed the risk of his injuries by ignoring the sign, potentially trespassing and approaching the dog when he was not invited to and had no reason to do. If the injured person threatens legal action or files suit, I would place my homeowners insurance on notice so that they can defend the claim. Hopefully, no legal action is taken.