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Steven John Hancock

Lake Elmo Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Can you sue an ambulance company when they are at fault?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Hancock
    2. Marc Sean Hurd
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Christopher Robert Walsh
    4 lawyer answers

    Your mother can absolutely sue the ambulance service for their negligence. This case has to be brought as a medical malpractice action and requires the affidavit of a certifiable expert witness to opine as to the standard of car, and the EMT's breach of that standard. The suit must be filed within 4 years of the date of the incident. Our lawfirm focuses on medical malpractice and personal injury claims. As a former paramedic for 18 years, I am particularly well equipped to evaluate and...

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  2. Does any Minnesota lawyers take personal injury cases for free

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Hancock
    2. Guy Eric Mattson
    3. Chad Guevara Boonswang
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Mark Ryan Madison
    5 lawyer answers

    Most attorneys handling personal injury cases will accept those cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that the attorney's fees are taken as a percentage of money recovered for you in the case. Generally, if no money is recovered for you (or your son) you would not pay an attorney a fee. However, you would likely be responsible for the costs and expenses of litigation. So, the general answer to your question is that you would only pay an attorney if and when they recover money for...

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  3. How do I appeal/ & or revise a harassing restraining order?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Hancock
    2. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    2 lawyer answers

    If you were very recently served with a Temporary Harassment Restraining Order, you have the right to request a hearing. At the hearing, you will have to opportunity to present your side of the case especially if you believe that your conduct did not constitute harassment under the statute. If the altercations were mutual, as you say, it is possible for your to get mutual restraining orders so that you both must not contact eachother. In general, a judge will not restrain you from a property...

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  4. What would be a typical result for the following: small scale(3-5 plants) indoor mj grow for personal use,no priors,in MN?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Hancock
    2. Brent Schafer
    3. Thomas C Gallagher
    4. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4 lawyer answers

    It is difficult to say without more information. If you are in Hennepin County, the result could be different than in another county. Are there collateral issues such as child endangerment? Are there any priors in other states? Do you have any prior offesnses in Minnesota that are not drug related? Other important questions involve the nature of the search and seizure, the information leading to it, and what happened to you during and after (i.e were you arrested, processed and jailed,...

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  5. What are my options for suing a drunk driver??

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Michael Palmer
    2. Martin Thomas Montilino
    3. Adam William Klotz
    4. Steven John Hancock
    5. Jacob Adam Regar
    6. ···
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    Hello Michelle. You are in the position of having four options for gaining some compensation for your injuries. I am sorry you are going through this. I know from personal experience how terrifying your accident must have been and the uncertainty of how you can get back on your feet. The four options I am talking about are to file a civil lawsuit against the other driver, to participate in your role as the victim in the other driver's criminal proceeding, possibly to seek compensation...

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  6. Fall on steps in apartment complex

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Hancock
    2. Martin Thomas Montilino
    3. Brent Schafer
    4. Randy William Ferguson
    5. Thomas J Simeone
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Based on the facts you presented, your mother has a claim against the apartment complex for her injuries. The owner of the complex has a duty to take reasonable measures in making the common areas inside and outside the complex free of potential hazards. Providing a handrail for the stairway is a minimal requirement for making the stairways safe. Handrails on stairways are also required by the building code in the city of St. Paul, so the absence of a handrail in your mother's situation...

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  7. Can I take legal action against a gym who has received my cancellation request but did not follow through on cancelling?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Hancock
    2. Kelcey Larson Patrick-Ferree
    3. Shaun George Jamison
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a very frustrating situation, and I am sorry you are going through it. Your rights and obligations under the membership agreement, as well as those of the gym are set forth in the language of the contract. It is not uncommon in health club membership agreements to contain a provision releasing members from the contract if the member moves out of state and away from any affiliated gyms. The procedure for taking advantage of an "out clause" like this should also be set forth in the...

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  8. Can i drop the charges?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Josef Colburn
    2. Steven John Hancock
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4. Cindy Bassett
    5 lawyer answers

    In this situation, the State of Minnesota is the party bringing the charge against the person who could have killed you. You are the victim, but not the one bringing the criminal complaint against the person who could have killed you. Some of my colleagues in this forum might take a different approach to your question, but if the prosecuting authority has the evidence needed to charge and convict the person who could have killed you for the felony or felonies with which he is being charged,...

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  9. Will an apartment complex's insurance cover expenses due to a fall in their hallway stairs?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Hancock
    2. Brent Schafer
    3. Marc Sean Hurd
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    The apartment complex should have property liability insurance coverage. At a minimum, then, the insurance coverage should include a medpay provision that will cover medical costs for anyone who is injured on the property regardless of whether the apartment complex is at fault. If the apartment complex created a hazardous condition causing your mother's fall, or failed to reasonably repair a hazardous condition causing your mother's fall, the apartment complex could be liable for you...

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  10. Name change

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Hancock
    2. Landon J Ascheman
    3. Benjamin Josef Colburn
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are 18 years of age or older, your are a permanent resident of the state of Minnesota, you have not been convicted of a felony, you have not filed bankruptcy, and you are not changing your name to defraud or deceive anyone, you can change your name. You would simply file a proper motion for a name change with the Court where you live; pay the court filing fee; schedule a hearing before a judge; and attend the hearing with two witnesses who know you and can testify on your behalf....

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