Injured in on going water gushing from under dishwasher prop mgr could not fix problem patch it thats it sent email to mgr about water damage nothing was done 2 months later tore my rotter cuff and sprained wrist and ligiments. Whos responsible?
The landlord has some responsibility but given the comparative negligence it may be difficult to find an attorney to work your case on contingency. In general, the at fault party will always attempt to place blame on the person who falls saying that if they were more aware of their surroundings they could have avoided slipping. Here the landlord will likely argue you were well aware that the dishwasher leaks water. Theyll argue that yes, we could have fixed the problem sooner, but you knew of the problem and that there may be water on the ground and we shouldn't be responsible for your injuries. There's also case law that will be a problem for you when a slip hazard is open and obvious.
Consider contacting several attorneys for their evaluation of your claim. The unfortunate degree of your injuries certainly warrant their consideration.
Wishing you the best!See question
My pharmacist has been overcharging me for years. I had to switch my medication because I couldn't afford it and he was extremely mad because he couldn't make money off of me anymore (he only wanted cash before too, but now it's all covered by my ...
Without an injury you wouldn't be able to bring a claim. It would be like suing someone who ran a red light, but didn't actually hit you. n Florida, you can't bring a claim for emotional distress unless there is a physical impact to you from what the pharmacy/pharmacist did. It's very fortunate you have "good eyes."
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I was a backseat passenger in a car with a reckless driver (friends brother ).he struck multiple cars at an intersection and another car struck us but fled the scene. As a result I have to live with a metal plate in my left arm with a 12’ scar and...
it would be useful to know why the lawyers dropped the case. I assume it's because there's no insurance or source to recover funds from other than the city. The city would have protection under sovereign immunity which not only caps damages but lowers the cap on attorney's fees. Since the city has best only partial liability according to your question, these firms may not want to pursue a recovery only against the city. They may feel it's not worth their while even though you obviously have very significant injuries.See question
Budget Inn bathroom ceiling collapsed while using facilities, water poured from ceiling to floor, forced me to change rooms with kidney failure. Very stressful and traumatic, Independently owned motel how do I approach what do I do from here
If there's no physical injury, but you want to pursue a claim for the stress and trauma, your efforts may be unsuccessful because of Florida's impact rule. In essence, the trauma would have to have effected you such that you were physically effected. Possible examples might be if you had a heart attack or stroke at the time the ceiling collapsed. If the collapse itself caused you injury, the impact rule would not need to be considered in order to bring a claim.
You might try approaching Budget Inn yourself. But the risk of doing something incorrectly is high enough that it would likely make sense to see if an injury attorney might take your case and allow them to approach Budget Inn on your behalf.See question
I walk with a cane and I have chronic back pain, and Multiple Sclerosis, has nothing to do with what I have the rug was messed up.
Assuming you are in litigation, you're not really allowed to say no. Not without significant consequences. You can argue to narrow the time frame, but if a judge says 15-16 years and you refuse, your case can be dismissed, you can be held in contempt, etc.
If you are not yet in litigation, you can say no. But the store attorney can say then we aren't paying you any money and you can file a lawsuit if you want at which time they'll have the right to ask for past medical records.
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The compensation for auto accident claims may pay for attorney contingency fees (if lawyer is retained), injured copay, health insurance payments (subrogation) and pain and suffering. What is the sequence for the payments after the settlement if s...
The whole process is one of negotiation and may potentially require the intervention of a judge to resolve. There's no way a written answer to your question can provide you the tools to resolve this one on your own. Because the compensation is insufficient to pay all and for other reasons, DIY in this situation would likely not be possible.
Sorry I'm not able to be more helpful.See question
I was stopped at a red light. A big truck plowed into the back of me. The driver was found at fault and ticketed. The owner of the car who has the insurance policy is the driver's grandfather. They took it to court, meanwhile his insurance agent t...
I agree that it's best to let your insurance company handle this issue rather than to go to small claims. I think another conversation with the at fault's insurance company, not the agent, would be advisable. There should be no defense to a rear end accident in Florida other than a "sudden stop" defense, but you were already stopped at the light. The agent isn't the insurance company and may have conflicting goals and interests. Plus it's the insurance company and not the agent that pays out for the loss. So try again, it can't hurt. Just don't give a recorded statement which can be used against you at some point in the future. Plus, they're required to adjust your claim without it.
If you go with your insurance company, you will have to pay the deductible out of your pocket which is a shame. But your insurance company should go to arbitration with the at fault's insurance company not just to get your deductible back but also to get back their own money they paid out for your claim.
Note that in Florida, because the incident is not your fault, your insurance company can't raise your rates or drop you unless you have multiple not at fault incidents within a specific period of time.
Good luck for a quick resolution.See question
In April I was in an auto accident while on my way home from work. I wasn't cited for the accident. A witness came out and informed the trooper that the child had been in the street. My car insurance company has tried settling with the family w...
I agree with the other attorneys, particularly if you have assets consulting with an attorney before completing the financial affidavit makes a lot of sense. If you have no assets to speak of, than there shouldn't be much harm in completing the questionnaire.
Why the financial affidavit? For the reasons you're probably thinking and maybe some you haven't. The plaintiff 's attorney wants to be able to advise their client that the insurance amounts are the only money to go after. Most plaintiff's attorneys, particular in the circumstance you describe, have no interest in going after your assets. First, they may never be able to collect on the judgment against you after going through the time and effort of obtaining the judgment. And second, your insurance company "may" not tender the policy limits without a release from the plaintiff protecting you and your assets. And of course, the plaintiff may very well lose in court.
But don't let that alone make you feel you don't need to address the issue. You'll want to "cooperate" with your own insurance company and that may include completing the form. And second, regardless of whether you got a ticket and the witness, a jury could still determine you have some level of responsibility for the child's injuries.
So talk with your insurance company and particularly if there are assets, consider talking with an attorney.
Wish you the best.See question
The state patrol brought my husband to the jail for alcohol test. And they said my husband is at fault for all the cars involves, his on the last..
I agree with the others, you should look into representation immediately. The cost varies with each attorney and depending on a number of factors. You should talk with the attorneys during your consultation about it. You should look into a criminal attorney for the dui since that's a violation of state laws. You don't necessarily have an immediate need to hire an attorney for the civil case against your husband that might occur for property damage and injuries to the other parties involved. Your husband's insurance company will adjust the claim and if necessary they will hire an attorney on your behalf. Having said that, talking with an attorney about how to approach your own insurance company and what your husband's financial responsibilities might be could prove worthwhile.
Sorry you and your husband are having to deal with this situation.See question
The other driver made right hand turn on red light an t boned me he told officer i ran red light i had been hit by air bag an didnt know nothing so when officer asked me what happened i said idk but i took pics an took ticket to court an the judge...
If your question is what happens in regard to getting reimbursed for car repair or injuries you should know that getting a ticket cannot be used as evidence in a civil trial. The fact that the traffic court judge found you not guilty is also not admissible as evidence. The decision of whose is at fault or what percentage of fault to assign you and the other driver is up to the jury in the civil case.See question