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Steven Charles Giacoletto

Steven Giacoletto’s Answers

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  • What are my legal options as far as civil lawsuits vs a drunk driver that killed my child

    Saturday evening my daughter was killed by a repeat offender drunk driver I would like to know what entities I am able to file a lawsuit against my daughter just turned 16 and had a full life in front of Drunk Driver has been arrested and charged ...

    Steven’s Answer

    My condolences on your loss. I had read the article in the paper and thought of how tragic that was. Your civil lawsuit options may be many, not the least of which is the drunk driver, the place that served him alcohol, and your own insurance company.
    Without a doubt you need legal counsel, but there are just too many questions to answer on this website. Don't feel like you need to hire me, but this link will at least get you started.

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  • How does lawsuit settlements and lost wages work?

    I was involved in a auto accident with an 18 wheeler truck. It was proven not my fault, I have missed 10 weeks of work and I have a ton of medical bills and I am still treating the injury sustain from the wreck. Will my settlement cover my lost wa...

    Steven’s Answer

    In your Houston area is a lawyer by the name of Robert Collins. He's one of the leading truck collision lawyers in the country. Look him up at robertcollins.com and call him at 713-467-8884 and you'll be done with your search for answers. It's that simple.

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  • I just found out that my ex husband filed an appeal! Does he stand a chance at winning the appeal? How long will it take?!?

    Our divorce lasted almost 3 years. We went thru the mediation and GAL process and then a hearing that lasted almost 7 hours!! The Judge awarded me, sole physical and legal custody. My ex was found guilty of extreme and repeat mental cruelty...amon...

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    Everything the other lawyers have answered to your question is true. But take some comfort that overall, only a relatively small number of appeals are successful. In particular, family law appeals tends to fail. But also, they're not cheap; if your husband can't keep a job, I wonder how he's managing to pay his lawyer for a trial and now an appeal.
    If you don't want your trial lawyer handling your appeal, make sure you move to hire an appeal attorney right away. Do not wait and appeals are full of important deadlines.

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  • 18 wheeler accident. ...Do I need a lawyer or can I handle the case since liability is not a issue? ??

    I was t-boned by a big rig who ran a red light. My light was green, as I proceeded through the intersection, he hit the passenger side of my car. My car slid and then flipped over on the driver side and slid some more. He came to a stop after hitt...

    Steven’s Answer

    Truck collisions are not car collisions and should never be handled as such. You explained the "what" of your crash and how it was the fault of the truck driver. Truck collision lawyers get to the "Why" your accident really happened and that's where the true, and high value of your case is at. Don't let a car accident lawyer handle your case. Call me and I will set you up with a world class truck collision lawyer in your area. 888-346-8841

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  • Can I get an insurance ticket weeks after the accident happened

    I slid into a parked van on an icy day, the other person agreed to settle outside of insurance (which I didn't have at the time but do now) so it is considered a "civil matter" later that day he called the police to do a report and they told him s...

    Steven’s Answer

    Yes, they can. But in our jurisdiction if you go out and acquire insurance and you have a lawyer, the state's attorney will normally dismiss that charge. I don't really know what happens if you don't have a lawyer. BUT either way, having the charges dismissed doesn't get you out of being liable for damages you may have caused and sometimes the state's attorney will try to force restitution you.

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  • Wrongful death of my 25 year old son

    wrongful death my son was killed by a negligence driver.i have no spouse one son 25 years old. I was supporting him he has no children or spouse. in the civil wrongful death case on what basis jury awards money for loss. since he has no one depend...

    Steven’s Answer

    I am sorry for your loss, but unfortunately there is no simple answer to your question.
    If you don't already have a lawyer experience in wrongful death cases then you need to hire immdiately.

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  • Hi i live in ohio my stepmother filed a wrongful death suit when my father passed now we were informed she gets all the settleme

    they were only married 8 yrs no kids together and she draws his pention every month we were left nothin

    Steven’s Answer

    That would not be the case in Illinois.
    Call an Ohio lawyer asap.

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  • I would like to know how I can get a probono attorney for defamation of character and tort law? I have suffered mental anguish,

    I have suffered humiliation, mental anguish not only in work place but also in the public, can you help me?

    Steven’s Answer

    Your chances of getting a pro bono attorney for that type of case are extremely slim. But the good news is that if you can find a personal injury attorney who thinks you have a good case, they will take it on a contingency fee basis, meaning when and if you get money that's where your attorney fees will get paid out of. Expect your attorney fees to be 33%, perhaps 40% of whatever money you get.

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  • Should my 17yr. old son plead no contest on a ticket for failure to stop? first offence.

    he rearended a car

    Steven’s Answer

    No, he needs at worst to get court supervision and if need be hire a lawyer to help him on this to both protect his driver's license record and keep your auto insurance premiums down.

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  • Is holding a sign saying you are looking for work to support your family as solicitation?

    standing in front of store or on public property with a sign asking for work

    Steven’s Answer

    That's going to be in violation of city ordinances most everywhere even though your intentions may be good.

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