I was driving and fell asleep at the wheel, I hit a vacant parked car. The car was totaled by my insurance company, and a check was sent to the owner. I found out today that the owner of the vehicle now intends to file a law suit for pain and suf...
No. Unless the owner was in the vehicle when you hit the parked car, they cannot recover for pain and suffering. I guess they could sue you, but the case should be tossed and you might be able to recover any attorney fees in having to defend it. Talk with your homeowner's insurance or your car insurance if they do sue you.
when you are in a minor car accident and there is a judgement of payment for damages. can the company that's trying to collect add interest on because the original amount is 8,000$ but now is 12,000$.
Yes - Pennsylvania allows interest to accrue at a statutory rate of 6% per annum. But $8000 to $12,000 sounds like more than that.
our joint checking accounts have been frozen since Friday. I thought because our account are joint the debtor was not legally able to do this. However, when I went to mt bank to question this, they basically said there was nothing they could do an...
If the judgment was against both you and your spouse, then yes, the marital account can be frozen. If the judgement was only against one adult, then most banking institutions will NOT freeze a marital account. That is the issue.
Middle finger and thumb still tender. Index finger permanently damaged, painful, disfigured and practically useless.
You need to save all of the evidence and have the matter reviewed by a lawyer and expert familiar with products liability law in Pennsylvania. It is quite possible the product was defective and you could be entitled to damages under Pennsylvania law.
Hope this helps.
If my mother in law died due to an accident where the hospital admitted they dropped her and I have the letter of their admittance of the drop plus a Death certificate that says cause of death was accidental, can I begin legal process without my h...
It depends upon many factors including whether your mother-in-law was married, and perhaps how her will was structured if she had one. Typically, a daughter-in-law does not retain the right to sue unless authorized by a will or through estate proceedings. The family may or may not also want to consider an autopsy depending upon all of the facts and circumstances involving the medical history. I would strong recommend talking to a lawyer asap so that all of the facts can be thoroughly investigated. Hope this helps.
Totaled my car while parked and kept going...someone followed him and police tracked him down but the insurance company is playing games and arent willing to pay what the car is worth. Its been 2 months
You should file suit against the driver of the vehicle that hit you.See question
I need legal assistance in collecting an unpaid debt which needs to be completed by May 1, 2015, which is when the "statute of limitations" will run out.
The statute of limitations for debt collections is typically 4 years for breach of contract. Now this statute can be extended if there was an additional payment after the agreement. At the very least, if you are worried about the statute, you should be certain to file suit within that time period. Good luck
I was injured by a Chiropractor in Jan 2014. Had to have emergency back surgery. My lawyer ordered medical records but has done nothing with my case. They have not even decide to take it or not. Time is running out. Is this a stall tactic or w...
It depends. If you are truly running out of time, then call your lawyer and ask for an update immediately. If that lawyer does not take the case, then you may need to seek a second opinion and you do not want to do that with little time left. More importantly, if you do have a case, make sure that you feel comfortable with the lawyer you have chosen. Good luck.
In July I injured my left knee to the point it was locking up and buckling. I eventually went to an orthopedic surgeon to see what was wrong since the pain wasn't going away. They did an MRI. The doctor stated I had a lateral meniscus tear and it ...
The answer is maybe. The question should be was it negligence to perform the surgery based upon the MRI results? If it was a judgment call on the MRI, or if the MRI results could have been reasonably interpreted as showing a tear, then liability may be difficult. If the MRI results did not indicate a surgery was necessary and you can obtain a second doctor to support that, then you probably have a case. The other is going to be damages. Most lawyers will probably not want to take a medical malpractice case without significant long term damages, and this case may be difficult to show long term harm, even if there was a mistake. Of course this does not seem fair, but just stating reality. Good luck. I would definitely do request the records and have the records reviewed by an attorney just to be safe.See question
I was sued by a debt collector agency represented by a crooked firm called pressler and pressler. I went pro se to magisterial district court on 8/20/2014. Next day, I received a letter from the court that " judgment for defendant" was granted. ...
Their notice of appeal should have contained a notice for you to file a complaint with the Court of Common Pleas. You will need to get a copy of the complaint form and make sure you timely file your complaint or the matter can be dismissed even if you won at the magistrate. The case has been appealed de novo - meaning fresh or new and therefore it no longer matters what happened at the magistrate. Time to start over.