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Sheadyn Reaves Rogers

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  • Do i have a fight here or am i just upset that this has happend to me and put me in this situation?

    I work for a county as a 911 EMT. On July 20th i was injured at work when exiting the side door of the ambulance i had my hand on the medal rail thats attatched to the door. I opened the door half way and looked back to ask my partner if he nee...

    Sheadyn’s Answer

    In Texas, you can not sue your employer if they carry workers compensation, absent gross negligence (which requires intent, malice, fraud, or conscious indifference). You are entitled to the workers compensation benefits including medical and a percentage of your wages.

    You can check with an attorney in South Carolina, but sounds like you need to do what is best for your health, accept your benefits, and try to heal.

    You could ask a product liability attorney about going after the manufacturer of the truck, but those cases are expensive and almost require a very serious permanent injury to justify the cost.

    Good luck.

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  • Can I persue the owner of a vehcile with insurance driven by unisured Son?

    TEXAS: Recently a driver ran a stop sign hitting my car on the rear end. He had no drivers liscense nor insurance. The vehicel is listed under this mother name who is insured. She has refused to pay damages because her son was excluded on the i...

    Sheadyn’s Answer

    You can sue the mother and son and claim that the mother negligently entrusted the vehicle to an unlicensed and uninsured driver. If the son has previous speeding tickets, traffic violations, or accidents, your case will be even stronger on negligent entrustment, but giving the car keys to someone with no driver's license is probably going to win on negligent entrustment! Hopefully, the son had the mother's permission to drive the vehicle and did not take it without her knowledge, these facts will have to be discovered.

    i practiced law in Corpus Christi for about 8 years, so if you need the name of a good lawyer down there, call me at (972) 447-8388 and I can tell you some.

    Good luck to you.

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  • Is there a way I can sue my last employer for pregnancy discrimination,lost wages, pain and suffering, and wrongful termination

    I was fired on March 31,2012 the day after my manager found out I was pregnant. I was not suppose to be at work that day according to my doctor. Because of my manager's action I have fallen into a financial bind which may cost me to lose my apartm...

    Sheadyn’s Answer

    You should call a Labor and Employment Lawyer in your local area. I am not a specialist in Labor and Employment Law, but I can give you some general advice.

    1. Call a Labor and Employment Lawyer immediately in your local area.
    2. Look through the EEOC website and call their 1-800 number for help in filing a discrimination claim.
    3. There is a law called the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which you should read about.

    Good luck.

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  • I am currently suing an attorney for mal practice. I'm hoping to win but there's always a chance that I won't. That means that

    I will have to pay his damages. How do I fight back if it comes to this? Just today I came into a trust fund disbursement of $12,000.00. How do I see to it that he doesn't get his hands on it?

    Sheadyn’s Answer

    I don't think we can say what you should do with your $12,000 so he "doesn't get his hands on it" in this forum. Maybe you should talk to your lawyer about that issue.

    Is the attorney counter-claiming against you in the malpractice suit you filed?

    Good luck to you.

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  • How long can the person sue you over a car accident

    i bumped into someones car couple months a go and i gave her my insurance but she never call... how long can she go after me for the damge, is there statue of limitation on that too?

    Sheadyn’s Answer

    In Texas, the statute of limitations for a negligence case like this would be 2 years starting from the date of the incident.

    I do not practice law in California, so we will see if a California lawyer answers also.

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  • I have raised my friends son as my own since birth. now the birth father wants custody my son is noe four

    we are going to court on monday for mediation. i dont have a lawyer what shall i do

    Sheadyn’s Answer

    You need to consult a local family law attorney ASAP, before mediation.

    I would not recommend signing a mediation settlement agreement without the advice of an attorney.

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  • EEOC Ignored my complaint and didnt call me about it for 8 months. When they did, they apologised and never settled my...

    When I ( a female firefighter for 18 years) filed a complaint with the EEOC, they didnt even bother to call me back for 8 months . When they did finally call, they apologized for the delay but then did nothing about my claim. It was never settle...

    Sheadyn’s Answer

    You should call a Labor and Employment lawyer in your local community and try to find out if the EEOC is going to investigate your claim.

    Suing the EEOC sounds like a tough case, to say the least.

    I don't mean to sound critical at all, but this comment might help others reading this....never let 8 months go by without hearing from the EEOC or any governmental entity? With governmental entities, my experience is that you have to stay on top of them.

    See if they will investigate, give you a right to sue letter, etc. Call a labor and employment lawyer.

    Good luck to you.

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  • Do mediators report if one party is unresonable/ uncooperative? Can the party who requested mediation be made to pay the fees?

    My ex's attorney told the judge we could not agree and we should go to mediation. Will the mediator report if one us did not fully cooperate? If my ex is unresonable and does not try to come to an agreement, or if the mediator ends mediation with ...

    Sheadyn’s Answer

    In Texas, there is a general rule that each party must mediate in good faith. This means they must show up and participate, but that is really about it. I am a mediator and I get the parties agreement to keep an open mind, listen to the other party's side, but no one can force anyone to settle. The mediator usually stays out of reporting what happens to a Court because mediations are confidential proceedings, other than yes the case settled or no it did not.

    If you had a scheduled mediation and you paid your required portion of the mediation fee and the other party failed to appear for example, you or your attorney could ask for sanctions.

    Who pays for the mediation is up to the Court, it is usually split by the parties, but you could ask the Judge to order your ex to pay due to financial hardship, but this should be done way before mediation because the cost usually has to be paid in advance.

    I hope this information helps.

    You should hire an attorney to represent you if you do not have one and to review any mediation settlement agreement before you sign.

    Good luck to you.

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  • I manage apartments in Dallas, Texas. Can I file a law suite against my owner/boss for doing nothing to get rid of the bed bugs

    I have worked for this man for 5 years. I get my rent free. I manage 2 of his complexes. I get a total of $47.17 a month for each complex after taxes. I have been over run with bed bugs. He has done nothing to help me get rid of them. Can I ...

    Sheadyn’s Answer

    Yes, you probably can sue him. I have handled bed bug cases. I have seen cases where people have been bitten over their entire bodies. It is horrible.

    But if you do sue, you will most likely lose your job and your free rent and the case could take some time, some cases take a year or more. So it all depends on how much you need this job and free rent.

    Have you given him written notice of the health problem/risk he is taking by not taking care of the bed bug problem.

    Your manager needs to hire a pest control company to get out there ASAP.

    Feel free to call me if you have some questions.
    Good luck to you.

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