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Charles Henry Mcaleer

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  • What to do about car being stolen back from lady i bought it from when i went to impounded?

    Bought a car from a girl online. Had some financial issues so didnt get tags right away or insurance.. got pulled over and car ass impounded. ..the girl i bought the csr from somwhow got word and since i hadnt registered the car yet she went to ge...

    Charles’s Answer

    Seems that if she signed title over to you and you paid her for this, its your car. If she did not have your permission to pick it up from the impound lot, seems like theft. Maybe a criminal lawyer can chime in on this. Call the police where she lives.

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  • Can I get punitive damages in a hit and run

    I was hit on the job by a customer at Lowes in Cobb County and he fled the scene but was tracked down. Can I sue for punitive damages as well?

    Charles’s Answer

    Yes and here is why. A driver who flees after causing a crash acts in conscious disregard to the consequences of his conduct. This is one of the statutory definitions of conduct deserving of punitive damages. The aim of punitive damages is to punish conduct and deter future similar misconduct. Hire a good lawyer to help you with this.

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  • If I don't get paid for hours overtime, should they deduct hours when I am not at work?

    I have recently started working for a company. I was told that I would be making $15/hour. However, after starting, I noticed that every hour over 40 hours, I was not paid for. and my paychecks were always the exact same (similar to salary) When a...

    Charles’s Answer

    This could be a Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) violation. One provision in the FLSA requires an employer to pay time and a half for overtime worked. While there are some exceptions that allow employers to not pay employees for overtime, the exceptions are pretty narrow. I would need to know more about the specifics of your job and your employer to give you a more specific answer.

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  • What is the statute of limitations for malpractice?

    In the process of getting my tubal ligation my small intestine was punctured and I had internal bleeding for more than four hours and had three blood transfusions. After leaving the hospital I wasn't able to hold my newborn son for six weeks. I al...

    Charles’s Answer

    Generally, two years. This time can vary depending on many case specific factors that may or may not apply to your case.

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  • My dad was in a car crash, what do we need to do since it wasn't his fault and there was a death in the other driver's vehicle?

    The other driver came onto my dad's lane on a two lane road and my dad could not avoid it. It was a head on head collision and both parties ended up in the hospital. The hospital called to tell us so we never saw the accident site. We just learned...

    Charles’s Answer

    I agree that consulting with a personal injury attorney is an important first step. Most accident attorneys will give you a free consultation. In collisions involving fatalities, there is typically a pretty thorough accident investigation conducted by the local authorities. The information gathered during this investigation can be very helpful in proving which driver was at fault. I hope your dad has a complete recovery.

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  • Attorney is trying to frame us because we did our research and presented the results to him.

    Personal injury lawyer pressured me into seeing his chosen doctors because the "higher the bills the more recovery." He also mentioned that the doctors of his choice would have given me "favorable results."As a result of the doctors that I saw,my ...

    Charles’s Answer

    Do you have a question? If your question is "can I change lawyers?" the answer is yes.

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  • IME says no surgery

    Just had an IME last week. The IME doctor says I'm not a candidate for surgery. Can i get a lawyer to fight for me to GET surgery done?

    Charles’s Answer

    Does your workers comp doctor say you need surgery? If so, a good workers comp lawyer can get you on track for surgery.

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  • Can I ask for copies of my own medical records throughout the course of my open worker's compensation claim?

    I would like to request copies of my own records from the doctor's office. Is this possible?

    Charles’s Answer

    Absolutely, just write to the doctor's office requesting a copy of your entire chart.

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  • If you own a vehicle, the loan & insurance is in your name, is it against the law to give someone permission to drive it?

    My daughter has been living with her boyfriend for over two years now, they reside together at his parents home here in the states. His parents live & work in Belgium, he stays at the house in the USA to watch it & take care of it while they are ...

    Charles’s Answer

    If the car is in the boyfriend's name and he continues to giver her permission to drive the car, she can drive it. Once permission is revoked, it could be considered stolen / converted property.

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  • My car accident lawyer in a 5 car accident is representing me and the person who hit me from behind (I'm car 4). Is this legal?

    My husband & I were in a car accident 7 months ago. It involved 5 cars & we were the 4th.We stopped short of car 3 but were pushed into the car when we were hit from behind by car 5.Only car 2 received a ticket & the way the police report was writ...

    Charles’s Answer

    There are serious problems with this scenario. Hire another lawyer immediately.

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