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  • Motion for courts default i am the landlord and want 2 evikt tenant for not paying rent

    hello i am a landlord and looking to evikt a tenant of mine. i am pro se and the tenant did not pay there rent for the month i wanted them too. i then followed the forms and what the stuff had said on the clerks site for landlords to represent t...

    Don’s Answer

    Once an answer is filed it is out of the clerk's hands. You will have to attend the hearing and bring case law regarding the non payment of rent due to the registry. Hopefully the judge will sign a final judgment so the clerk can issue the writ for the sheriff's office. That said, if anything was done wrong, including the 3 day notice, you may have to start all over again.

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  • A Mcdonalds employee squeezed a cup of hot water too hard and burned my hand badly. Is there enough to actually pursue legally?

    Mcdonalds employee was taking a cup of fresh hot water and squeezed it hard enough that it spilled all over my hand and wrist. The burns are bad enough that i have welts and is quite painful.

    Don’s Answer

    Get medical attention, take pictures and call one of us today. Use the find a lawyer tool above to locate an attorney today.

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  • Can my landlord give me a three day notice for being five days late on the rent?

    My rent was due on the first and my landlord give me a three day notice. I'm up to date with my rent but this month I'm late. Can he evict me for being five days late?

    Don’s Answer

    Yes, as mentioned already, if you are late, you are late, and subject to eviction. There are no free rides in this world.

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  • Can I sue my landlord?

    I was taking a shower and I fell and hurt myself because the tiles came bursting out the wall. I am going to the hospital for the pain.

    Don’s Answer

    Possibly. Call a personal injury attorney today to go over all the facts when you get back from the ER and don't forget to take pics before the wall is repaired as well as any cuts or bruising from the impact.

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  • I tore the cartilage in my knee in Nov 2014 at work, workers comp, was denied, I had surgery on it in March 2015 and was told

    be better in 7 - 10 days but surgery made it 10 times worse, very swollen had to stick trocar in twice to drain it Mar + April it hurts really bad still very swollen 5 months after surgery. The surgeon has closed his office here and gone to Orange...

    Don’s Answer

    Medical malpractice maybe but also most likely workers compensation. Makes some calls to one of us today. The sooner a Petition for Benefits is filed, the sooner you are to resolving the WC claim at least. The Find a Lawyer tab above can help you.

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  • What do you do if lawyers reject your case because the person who injured you is uninsured?

    and you have alot of damages.

    Don’s Answer

    You can probably retain someone on an hourly basis. You really need UIM in this state as BI is not required. Keep calling is the best suggestion.

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  • Normal fee a lawyer can get from your settlement if you didn't go to court settled case in mediation

    Hi my NAME IS JERMAINE MY WIFE WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN STATE OF FLORIDA AND HER BACK WAS INJURED but IT WAS A 6 CAR WRECK SO LAWYER SAID SHE WOULD RECIEVE BUT 3000 and that the doctor fees would get that .BUT TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT HE TOLD ME...

    Don’s Answer

    This isn't necessarily a mediation question, but if you look at the retainer/contract you signed, it will spell out what you contracted to pay - which most likely would be 1/3 of the gross recovery prior to filing suit.

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  • I was involved in a car accident while at work for papa johns.

    May 2014, it was declared my fault. The other party is suing me for PDL. My car was a total lost while her car had little damage. I was under my dads insurance but little did I know; I was not covered only the vehicle. I'm only 19, full time stude...

    Don’s Answer

    Call an attorney today who handles both workers compensation and personal injury. You will need assistance with both.

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  • I would like to know how to go about getting compensation for an injury sustained from a Lynx Bus.

    I was waiting for the bus at the station. One pulled up and I walked over to ask him a question. I was standing on the edge of the sidewalk. The driver lowered the bus (not the wheelchair ramp) the entire bus onto my right foot and did not lift it...

    Don’s Answer

    You will need to retain counsel for a Lynx case. it is the only way they will take the claim seriously. Use the Find A Lawyer tab above to help you contact one of us. Time is of the essence in requesting preservation of evidence and the like, so call someone today.

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  • I have been named as a friends executor for her will as well as receiving her house.

    The friends sister has the will and has contacted her sisters attorney. Should I be receiving a copy of the will? Would not all parties listed in the will be sent a copy of this will? The sister wants me to declare disinterest in the house so s...

    Don’s Answer

    A bit more info is needed. If your friend who passed away lived in another state, and the house at issue was located in that state, then you will need to find a probate attorney to assist you in that state. If there is property here in Florida, then you may also need a probate attorney here in Florida. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab above to help locate an attorney. Whatever you do, do not agree to anything until you have consulted with an attorney.

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