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  • Do I have a case?

    I fell in an apartment complex parking lot, I am in Minnesota and the ice was really thick from being so cold. When i fell my knee popped and i went to the emergency room, it is not broken but there is some kind of tear in my knee, I am seeing an ...

    Mark’s Answer

    There are many different factors that are considered in deciding if you have a case worth pursuing. Lawyers use different thresholds in evaluating slip and fall cases. If you are turned down by a lawyer, call another one. Make sure you take pictures of the area where you fell.

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  • What should I be settling for and or how much is a decent amount to accept?

    Well I was involved in a car accident and my son was driving...A Semi truck driver ran a red light and hit us causing our car to flip and hit a pedestrian and a light pole..the car we was driving was not insured and it was totally wrecked..by the ...

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    We have people call us and ask us to evaluate their claims. It never fails that the offer is much less than the case is worth. Lawyers will evaluate your case for no charge and often will do some type of modified contingency if you decide to retain them and already have an offer on your case.

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  • My deceased mother preceded her father in death. Will was written after her death. Are her children entitled to her portion?

    Deceased parent is not listed specifically in fathers will dated after her death but after listing the surviving children's names it states detail about children preceding him in death.: if any children or stepchildren of mine shall predecease me,...

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    Based upon the language you cited, you may be entitled to a portion of the estate. The whole document needs to be reviewed.

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  • Now since all of these new discoveries of permanent damage from Concussions, do I have a justified claim for a lawyer?

    On 01/09/2016 I was shopping at Menards Home Improvement store with my flooring contractor and while we were in the wood baseboard isle a 12 ft 2 inch thick baseboard came crashing down and struck me on the top of my head. I filed a incident repor...

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    Hire a lawyer who is familiar with the claims process at Menards. The lawyer can advise you of your various claims and how to proceed. If Menards did something wrong, they usually like to take care of their customers.

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  • How do I stop this Attorney, regain the land or at least get the money from the sale of the land.

    My Father had 4 daughters. One sister lived on Dad's farm and he lived in town in Minnesota. When he died we discovered she mortgaged his house, opened numerous credit cards in his name and emptied his bank accounts. This was in 2006, I was name...

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    You need a litigation attorney and one familiar with these types of transactions. Depending on the county, we could help you find the right attorney.

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  • Should I consult a lawyer or is this a waste of my time.

    My aunt, a very wealthy women, sent a letter to all of my siblings and cousins stating that she would pay for all of our colleges in full as long as we don't marry anyone or have children prior to going to college. She passed away a few years ago ...

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    My recommendation is you discuss this issue with family members. Your aunt may have set up some type of trust or fund to carry out the desires she expressed in the letter. Check to see if her estate was probated. You can do this by contacting the probate division in the county of her death. If there is a probate file, you can obtain a copy of the will and find out who is the personal representative. Discuss the letter with the personal representative if nothing is mentioned in the will. If you do not make any progress and want to pursue it, contact a lawyer.

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  • What can I do? Is the restaurant at fault or is the manufacturers of the machine at fault (or both). Can I sue? And for what amo

    I was at a local food chain, getting my wife and child's sodas. When the ice dispenser lid came off and hit me in the head. I was knocked out for a couple of seconds and don't remember much after the visit. I do remember the manager stating that t...

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    If you do have a concussion, most doctors will tell you to stay off your computer and no TV. Keep in mind that everything you post on the internet may be discovered by the restaurant and/or its insurance company. Send a friend to the restaurant to see if there is a camera in the area that may have recorded the incident. If so, I would request the video ASAP. It is too early to determine what type of case you may have, if any. However, that should not prevent you from contacting a personal injury lawyer who can make sure your potential claim is handled correctly from the beginning.

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  • Do I need my own lawyer and if so, what specialty of Lawyer?

    My sister is the personal representative for my mom's estate. I lived at my mom's home with her for 19 months prior to her death. I began living in a rental because my sister would never give me prior notice to stopping by. I only moved my clothes...

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    If you believe your sister is not following what is stated in the Will, you should hire a probate lawyer.

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  • Do I have grounds for a civil suit?

    On a divided highway some kind of sanitation vehicle was going the opposite direction and the two tires on the left side of the vehicles flew off. I swerved and missed one of the tires but the other struck my vehicle. The two two airbags and the p...

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    Your own insurance company should pursue recovery of your deductible and reimbursement for the car seats. If your injuries meet a certain threshold, you would have an injury claim against the sanitation company.

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  • How is a dollar value determined for emotional pain and suffering?

    This involves a mentally ill person wrongfully arrested and in solitary confinement for five days. The arresting officer ignored all information that the 911 call was for a psychiatric emergency and did not accommodate the mentally ill persons rig...

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    If money is being offered, it is best to retain a lawyer familiar with this type of case.

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