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Stewart C Crawford

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  • Why do I need to pay a 500 dollar deductible

    I live in a condo and they are attached to each other. the neighbors toilet malfunctioned and flooded the first floor of there condo and then can through the walls and did damage to mine. I called my insurance carrier and they said that I would ne...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Deductibles are usually associated with insurance policies you own, as part of the agreement. It's called a moral hazard provision designed to ensure you still have a financial stake in protecting your own property. For example, in auto policies deductibles are meant to keep you from driving recklessly under the idea that you are fully insulted for any damages. Check the wording of your policy, ask your carrier if they will waive the deductible

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  • Have judgment against patti labelle.s Club and it closed recently i n Philadelphia

    I obtained a default judgment in common pleas court in Philadelphia. Case Sapp v Edwards 98-12-01220 against labelled Restaurant & lounge on 2000 case was on Deferred until my release from prison. Now I'm home and the club closed. Its owned by Van...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Hire an attorney to see if the new owner has liability or if you can pierce the corporate veil to attach liability to the owner

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  • Can an owner of a mobile home park in PA raise my rent more than the other tenants? Lots are the same size. Mine went up 100.00.

    This new owner got the park 5 years ago, and told me he would buy my mobile home, but we never agreed on a price. Last year, he hired a large black man to "manage" the small park ( 7 lots ). Since then my tenant and I have been harassed and threat...

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    Yes, unless there , etc)is a contract prohibiting rent raises in that manner and provided that your rent increase was not motivated by some discriminatory reason (e.g. family status, race, religion, gender

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  • Will I still benefit from an attorney in a personal injury/auto accident insurance claim?

    I was in a hit and run a month ago where I broke my arm that required surgery. I hired a lawyer because my insurance company denied me coverage and I had not found the guilty party, so I was out $6000 for the car plus medical expenses. Today a det...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Talk to an attorney, if you had no coverage (or limited tort) the attorney can help identify whether you are entitled to receive pain and suffering. The attorney can also help negotiate down medical lines and maximize your out of pocket economic losses are recovered

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  • I sent a demand letter to someone i am about to sue, but he never picked up the letter. So I go ahead and file suit or what?

    I am about to sue a neighbor in small claims court, after he defrauded me out of $5000. I sent him a certified letter but he never picked it up, probably because he saw it was from me. He lives with his family and there is somebody home all day, a...

    Stewart’s Answer

    It sounds as if he's avoiding you, so presuit settlement attempts may be fruitful. If you believe in the merits of your claim, file a lawsuit. You can always have an attorney review it and provide some guidance, even if you elect to do it on your own

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  • Can a store call an 18 year old high school student and threaten to press charges?

    18 year old high school student orders tux, pays deposit, but didn't pick it up. 3 days later store calls student and threatens to press charges if he doesn't come in that week.

    Stewart’s Answer

    It doesn't sound as if a crime is in involved. If the store is attempting to collect a debt, it may be an illegal debt collection practice to suggest that a crime is involved. Most of the time beingin high school does not protect you from civil liability once you turn 18.

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  • Had accident in 02/2011.I was a pedestrian crossing a stop sign hit by car.Any approximate compensation?

    I was walking crossing street on stop sign was hit by suv.Was in hospital emergency for 1 night .No fracture,6 month physio and MRI and CT scans.Still have pain in back.Had side effects of medication liver enzymes high for 6 months now normal.Unab...

    Stewart’s Answer

    If the injuries occurred in 2011, you might have difficulties with the statute of limitations (i.e. the time limit to file a lawsuit). There are some limited exceptions but generally this rule prevents the filing of a lawsuit after two years. With respect to compensation, it depends on the extend of the injuries sustained as ell as the degree of fault of the offending party. Speak with an attorney (promptly).

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  • I rented a car from enterprise without a car insurance. I caused a car accident. Little damage on each car. What steps to take?

    I am an international university student without a car insurance. Two people on each car. I crashed on another car from the rear right side. My rented car got crashed in front left side. The driver had Geico insurance company and I had none. What...

    Stewart’s Answer

    Enterprise will have liability coverage on their vehicle that should cover the damages to the other vehicles at least up to 5000. Enterprise might come after you for contribution but the loss damage waiver might be broad enough to cover it. Speak with an attorney who deals with subrogation issues

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  • CAN I SUE FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION?

    I worked at a hospital for 2 years. I injured myself on a patient. I followed the protocol and treated with employee health doctor's for 90 days. I was fired 2 weeks before employee heath doctor's released me to full duty. My 90 days was not up ...

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    It is possible, more information would be needed to identify any potential remedies

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