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  • Plaintiff in a personal injury case regarding a dog bite/attack in Texas seeks help. I will be litigating pro se.

    My questions are: 1. Who do I sue (neighbors responsible for dog according to lease or owner of dog visiting, or both)? 2. How can I get the address of dog owner, if necessary? ( no luck online) 3. What is a reasonable amount of damage...

    Philip’s Answer

    First of all, it could get complicated so I would suggest speaking to an attorney first.
    Now to answer your questions:
    1. Before you sue anyone, check with the local animal control office and report the dog bite. Most cities have requirements that dogs that bite someone are put into quarantine for a set period of time (10 days is common). This is to check dog for rabies.
    2. The animal control office should be able to identify the owner. They have subpoena power to find out the information from the tenant to locate the dog. The dog owner's info then would be public record.
    3. This is very dependent on the facts, damages and subjectivity of yourself.
    4. up to you.

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  • Where can I find a pro bono criminal lawyer?

    I have a will that's in probate court and I would like to sue some people for damaging what's mine, taking things that never belonged to them in the first place, for illegally evicting me out of my mother's home and for destroying my property.

    Philip’s Answer

    Doesn't sound like you need a criminal attorney. Sounds like you need to talk to a probate attorney.

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  • 1st Audience with WC/Division: Proposal from WC to pay "8% no compesable" because designated dr. ex. it's WRONG, alotofmistakes!

    I did not know whether to accept or not. New date: Oct.,2015. Also for that big mistake, WC suspended my benefits on April ,2015, @work don't let me in with restrictions, and they aren’t paying for that. I had to move to Mex coz I did not have any...

    Philip’s Answer

    You need to locate an attorney in your area that deals with worker's comp in Texas. Unfortunately, the comp laws changed in the very early 90's and the amount of attorneys in Texas that deal with comp can probably be counted on one hand.

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  • Can I hire someone to Sue the I Just Got Hit Lawyers? I had a accident with a trucker January 2015. I haven't heard anything?

    The accident was January 6, 2015. I haven't had a rental car or a estimate of what I will get. I had to buy another car with my money because I had to pay $20/day for a friends car. My car is jut sitting and no one has came to look at it? Can I ha...

    Philip’s Answer

    Call your lawyer and demand a sit down conference with him/her and see if you can work it out. If still not comfortable (or you are ignored) then send a letter to him laying out the reasons you have elected to drop them as your attorneys. Then you can contact another attorney to discuss your options.

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  • Can I file anything against my apartment complex for non compliance with code enforcement?

    I have a "High Rate Rat Infestation" in my Apartment determind by ORKIN pest control determind and paid for at my own expense. I noticed rat droppings in my silverware drawers and massive amounts in my oven and stove. Also my 6 month old baby cont...

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    Put your correspondence with Apt management in writing. That you they will not say " you never told us about it". I would be consistently contacting code enforcement until something is done about it. Good luck.

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  • Which state can I file a civil case against my sister's husband for her death. I live in Tx, the husband in Fla. Sister died oh.

    My sister died unexpectedly the day before she and her husband were schedule to return home from their vacation. Three days after her funeral the husband got rid of all of her belongings and their wedding picture over the fireplace. The husband sa...

    Philip’s Answer

    Find and speak with an attorney in Ohio. This is something that you (or the attorney) will need to convince the police department in her town to investigate. You and the attorney could also hire a private investigator, but that will be costly. I would develop all the facts you can (timeline, sisters medical history, husbands after death actions, etc...) and ask to sit down with an investigator in the Ohio town where she passed away to discuss the circumstances.

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  • Do I have any other options?

    My 2 and a half month old truck was hit from the back at a red light. There is substantial frame damage and it has a total of $24,000 worth of damages. I do not want the truck at all and I do not feel it is fair. I was obeying the law and it was n...

    Philip’s Answer

    You are in a tough position. Normally, insurance carriers will total vehicles if the repair damages are in the 75-80% of the acv of the vehicle. (note: acv=actual cash value at time of collision). If your damages do not get to that point, then the insurers will elect to repair the vehicle. You also have a diminished value claim as well that if argued may make the carriers re-evaluate the claim and possibly just total the vehicle. The best thing is go meet with a personal injury attorney and the can walk you through it.

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  • Can you sue biomat plasma center for a team member messing up?

    The lady that did mine intake didn't check for kinks in the line an blew a the vile with a pint of my blood in it. An she only worked there 2 months an didn't check for kinks I was differed for 2 months due to the team member mistake.

    Philip’s Answer

    Very difficult to answer your question with the facts presented. You might lay out what injury or damages you suffered as a result or just contact an attorney in Houston who handles medical malpractice and discuss the case with him/her. I will tell you that since the insurance industry rammed the medical malpractice reform laws (one of the largest frauds by the insurance industry ever made in Texas history) through the TX legislature in 2003, it will be hard to pursue your claim absent some significant damages.

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  • Does an attorney need to have the medical records to be able to use 3 negative hair folicall test result ?

    My inlaws are claiming that the test results have been " doctored " in which they have not been altered in anyway.... But they have had my kids for almost 3 yrs now due to the fact of drug use and every time we get a court date they almost alway...

    Philip’s Answer

    This is a complicated situation which merits your hiring of a family law attorney. That is the best way to determine how you should go about in trying to get your kids back.

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  • Im i screwed now,what to do

    I had an accident and the at fault party had coverage,but not for the person driving at the time. Now im being told that if the vehicle owner doesnt say that they gave permission for the person to drive then im maybe in trouble

    Philip’s Answer

    There is usually more to the story. Your best bet is to immediately hire a personal injury attorney to discuss your options.

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