The prior advice is good. You need to consider that robberies happen at banks and that may be a problem brining any case. That also means the bank should have security precautions but you don't say what precautions were not taken and /or how those precautions would have prevented this. You should discuss this matter with an attorney.
That is not the law in PA but if your father wants to properly have the estate handled he should consult with an experienced estate planning attorney. There are look back periods for medicare and other programs that may impact an estate.
The question will be what does the agreement provide? If the agreement does not allow her to keep the deposite she cannot. You may have to sue her at the local district justice office. Take photos or video to prove the condition of the premises in case she tries to claim damages that do not exist. The district justice office will help you with the Complaint. You may be entitled to additional damages if you are forced to sue.
As stated you can certainly sue your mother-in-law but is that the right thing to do? (I think my wife would divorce me.) Talk to your insurance company. They should be helping you and can at least tell you what your options are.
Obviously you should consider submitting this to your insurance company. However, I'll assume that you won't, based upon your questions. You can certainly ask for multiple estimates. However, will you pay the highest estimate? Lowest? Average? You can also pay directly or make the check payable to the body shop. The question is will the other side agree?
Ultimately, you should get a release for the settlement amount, and that will protect you from any future claims. Good luck.
This isn't really a legal question. This is a financial issue. Will you have the means to pay it back? Do you really need it to get on your feet? Is there family that can help you instead? Will you be leaving your job? Because if so you will have to pay the loan back or pay the interest and penalties. These are things you will have to ask yourself.
The landlord gets to set the amount of the rent. Your recourse is to move out to a more reasonably priced apartment if you don't like the amount. You don't have to sign a lease but the landlord doesn't have to rent to you either.
Based upon the information provided you certainly have a case. Print out and save the texts on your phone. Hopefully you paid him with checks which would also help. You can sue him yourself at the local District Magistrate's office.
Wow!!! A lot to digest here. Are you asking if it was bad faith on the basis of the third party carrier to "delay" 53 days? I'm not seeing bad faith on any carrier here based upon my undersatnding of the facts. Get the opinion of a Florida attorney. Did you have one assist you up to this point?
Honestly if he is assaulting you you need to press charges and be rid of the guy!! With that said, a criminal attorney would best be able to advise you about your rights to testify or not and to negotiate with the DA. I hope you decide to testify because if he'll hit you what will he do to the child?