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Slade H. Mclaughlin

Slade Mclaughlin’s Answers

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  • My tree fell onto my neighbors lawn during a windstorm. Who is liable for the removal of the tree from my neighbors lawn?

    Who is liable for the removal of the tree from my neighbors lawn? Is this typically handled through insurance companies?

    Slade’s Answer

    You are. It's your tree. Report this right away to your homeowner's insurance company.

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  • How do I protect my family from harassment

    I live in Pittsburgh Pa. Thank you in advance. Last week a woman a know from charity drives and social clubs came to my home in a bizarre manic fit and assaulted me verbally and physically when I refused urinated on donations. She bruised my leg a...

    Slade’s Answer

    Call the police immediately and get a report on file. This is harassment and cyber-bullying.

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  • Why must my attorney petition the court for me to be able to drop him? I have limited time to reply to a Complaint or I lose.

    I agree with what an attorney said on this website - that his behavior was troublesome as for billing, no engagement letter, etc. I would prefer not to go to the Disciplinary Board. When I called to tell him I didn't want to have him as my lawyer...

    Slade’s Answer

    Yes, get yourself a new attorney, and then no need for the Petition. If your new attorney enters his appearance, your old attorney can withdraw his...

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  • In a car accident, not my fault. Medical bills could go to collections.

    I was in a car accident at the beginning of August. I live in Tennessee, and the guy who rear ended me admitted fault in police report. I went to the hospital after the accident and was treated for concussion like symptom. I contacted his insur...

    Slade’s Answer

    A good PI lawyer can send a letter of protection to forestall collections while your suit is pending.

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  • I was stopped for a suspected crime for which charges were not filed, and then arrested on DUI charges. Is there probable cause?

    Police were called to an alleged domestic violence incident at my house. I left the house before they got there, and I was pulled over just down the street because my vehicle fit the description reported by a neighbor that called the police. If ...

    Slade’s Answer

    If you were wanted for questioning about a domestic violence incident, and your car fit the description, that would be probable cause to stop you. If you were found to be driving and drunk at the time, that arrest would not be illegal.

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  • I traded a moped for a car, but before i could get it legalized the title got washed in the washer, what do i do?!!?!?!?

    the guy isn't pleased with the trade so i doubt he will help..

    Slade’s Answer

    Apply for a new title. You will need the bill of sale showing that you did purchase the vehicle.

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  • May i still work at my job while going through a law suit

    management harrisment and employee confidentiality and wrongful termination multiple employees

    Slade’s Answer

    It happens all the time...

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  • I have to got to court for carelss driving. how can i get out of this?

    I was doing doughnuts in a gravel parking lot. there were people jogging in the area so he said he had to give me a ticket. if it werent for that he would have just warned me.

    Slade’s Answer

    Get yourself a good lawyer in your area who handles these types of claims. Cost will be around $250 to $350 for the Court appearance. If you can't afford that, go yourself, and try to negotiate with the police officer a guility plea to a lesser offense that does not carry points.

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  • What are my rights as a victim of child sexual abuse when it occurred 17 years ago?

    I was sexually abused by my high school coach, but I am not sure if I want to come forward. What is the statute of limitations for sexual abuse in PA? I recently learned that he is working in a school again. Can I inform the school anonymously wi...

    Slade’s Answer

    I handle many sex abuse cases, and currently represent one of the Sandusky victims and the main clergy abuse victim in the Monsignor Lynn/Father Avery case. How old are you currently? If your limitations period had not expired as of Aug, 2002, your statute can be extended to age 30. Call me tomorrow.

    Slade McLaughlin
    www.best-lawyers.com

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  • How long will it take to get my transcript from a 2 weeks trail . and how long will it take my atb lawyer to get them ?

    how long will it take the state to apoint me a free appeals lawyer?

    Slade’s Answer

    It all depends on how busy the Court Reporter is. Find out the court repoter's name from the Judge's tip staff, and call to figure out when that particular transcript will be transcribed.

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