Your statement highlights the important of sending notices via certified mail with a signature requirement, so that you have a verifiable paper trail in the event the other party claims you didn't give notice.
When did you give notice? A 30 day notice is typically required in these situations.
Probably not, for at least two reasons.
First, your damages are an integral part of any personal injury lawsuit. Monetize your damages - what is a twisted ankle worth? A hundred bucks? A few hundred, at most? No smart lawyer will put time and effort into your claim when all he or she stands to gain is 1/3 of a hundred bucks.
Second, a broken sidewalk is likely an 'open and obvious' hazard. While businesses have a duty to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition, some...
Monetize your damages. What is a bruise worth? A couple bucks, max? Maybe a hundred? Now think about how much it would cost to simply file a lawsuit - $300-$450 dollars, depending on your county in Ohio and whether you include a jury demand. Its easy to see that it doesn't make financial sense.
I concur with Mr. Esposito's answer - the speed bump in the middle of the road was an open and obvious hazard. Because of its open and obvious nature, you were expected to use caution. It wouldn't hurt to consult with a personal injury attorney - perhaps there are additional facts regarding the scene of the injury, etc., but I remain doubtful that you have a valid cause of action.
File a mechanic's lien at your local county recorder's office.
Another option would be to contact an attorney and have the attorney send a formal payment demand.
Finally, if the amount to be paid for your services was less than $3,000, you can file against the person in your local small claims court.
In Ohio, and many other states, a retail store's security office enjoys what is known as the 'shopkeeper's privilege.' This allows a store to briefly detain a person who it reasonably suspects of shoplifting for the purposes of conducting an investigation. The stop must be made using reasonable force, given the circumstances. While Wal-Mart may or may not have followed their internal protocol for such matters, it appears, based on the limited facts presented, that their search fit the...
Generally speaking, in Ohio a landlord must follow a specific legal process in order to evict a tenant. That process involves giving the tenant proper notice to vacate the property. If the tenant is still residing at the property following the notice, the landlord can file an eviction action the the local court system.
Therefore, if you haven't received a 3-day notice of eviction and you haven't been served with notice of a court hearing, your landlord can't *legally* evict you...yet.
I wouldn't ignore the letters, because it's possible that should you refuse to pay WalMart could attempt to press criminal charges against you through your local prosecutor or file a civil lawsuit against you. Because the value of the items you attempted to steal were so low in value, it is less likely they will press charges or sue you than if you stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
Perhaps you could call a telephone number listed on the letters, explain your financial...
I believe you have a valid personal injury claim. In order to receive compensation for your injuries, you should consult with a personal injury attorney.
At this point, it is important for you to document your injuries and the amount of money you are spending on treating those injuries. This will help ensure adequate recovery.
A place of business has a duty to its customers to keep its premises in a reasonably safe condition, inspect for hazards and correct known hazards. An injury...
There is a two year statute of limitations for filing a Workers' Compensation claim. It is important that you consult with an experienced WC attorney. An attorney can help you determine which types of benefits (temporary total, wage loss, permanent partial, etc.) that you may qualify for. Many WC attorneys will review your potential claim at no cost and will represent you based on a percentage of your recovery, if any.