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  • If I need a Probate Lawyer can you recommend one in the Conroe/ Montgomery, TX. Area

    My Mother passed away over 10 years ago. She has an estate of 3 Acres. Taxes are behind for one year. Can this property be sold thru a Real State Agency or do I need a Probate Lawyer? If I need a Probate Lawyer can you recommend one in the Conore/...

    John’s Answer

    Depending on how the property is held, the estate will almost certainly have to go through probate court before the property can be sold. If she left a will, it should have been offered for probate within 4 years after her death. If she left a will, it could still be probated as a "muniment of title". If there is no will, it is likely that a judgment declaring heirs will be required (rather than an affidavit of heirship). All of these methods require probate proceedings.

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  • How can i recoup medical bills

    Was in a car accident. ..she didnt have insurance. .csn i sue for my medical bills

    John’s Answer

    Yes you can sue, but can you recover? Maybe she did have insurance too... sometimes people lie about that, and osmetimes they don't know they are covered by someone else's policy. It's very fact-specific.

    Also, if you have uninsured motorist coverage, you can make a UM claim. If you have personal injury protection coverage or Medical Payments coverage, you can make a PIP or MedPay claim.

    Hire a lawyer.

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  • Should I still consider hiring a personal injury attorney even if my injuries were minor?

    I was in a vehicle collision that was not my fault and need legal advice on this situation. I had to stay at the hospital overnight to observe and make sure my pregnancy was stable. Also left with a chest contusion, neck and back pain. I also did...

    John’s Answer

    I have had success representing pregnant women involved in minor crashes. Deciding whether to try to settle or hold out depends on what your OB/gyn says, and how far along you are in your pregnancy. Texas law allows you to recover for mental anguish, and that element can be argued to be significant for a pregnant woman. I have settled cases for women that went to the ER, and were sent to L&D for observation/ultrasound, and then followed up with their OB/gyn, to thankfully learn the baby is fine. Those women still have had that period of time of not knowing.... and their treatment options for their own soft tissue injuries are limited, meaning their pain lasts longer than if they could avail themselves of those treatment options.

    Lawyer up. Pray that it's a small case as that's best for you and baby.

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  • Will I have to move out of her home when goes she is into the home?.

    I am my Mothers caregiver. I live in her home and I need to know what happens if she falls, which she often does, even in a wheelchair. She forgets she's in a wheelchair. I am wondering what will happen to me if she falls and breaks her hip and h...

    John’s Answer

    Too few facts... See an elder law attorney for a comprehensive review of the situation. There are situations in which you would be able to stay, and situations where you would need to leave. There are a lot of variables.

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  • What rights do I have and does the divorce make our written agreement void?

    Have written agreement with landlord to rent to own. Recently she has gotten divorced and the husband got the property in the settlement, the agreement was reached with her. What are my legal rights of written agreement that all money paid for t...

    John’s Answer

    Have your contract for deed reviewed by an attorney. That attorney will also likely want to review a copy of the divorce decree between your landlord and her husband. You need to continue making payments on time to the correct party, and they may have failed to provide notice to you about how you should proceed now that they're divorced. Get to an attorney promptly.

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  • How can we resolve this issue civilly with out it becoming more of an issue?

    Long Story Short My Dog Was NOT on a leash, no 1 was out. Heard neighbors garage start to open and immediately ran to get my dog my neighbor asked y I was running (she was still in her garage) I said b cuz my dog is on the side of ur house. She pr...

    John’s Answer

    Texas law requires that we keep our animals under control. It must be quite a beast to have torn up a Rottweiler. If the neighbor's dog was on a leash, then you would likely be held liable if the matter was before a judge or jury. If both dogs were out of control, then it could just as easily have been you with the high veterinary bills (if the other dog won the fight).

    Whether or not a matter between neighbors can be "resolved" is difficult to know. If you pay their bills and keep your dog under control, it might keep you from being sued, and it also might make for better neighborly relations.

    In addition to potentially being liable for high veterinary bills, if the authorities prosecute you for having a dangerous dog, it will cost you quite a bit of money to quarantine the dog for 10 days, and then to either prove the dog is not vicious, or otherwise comply with Texas law requiring that you insure the dog and post warnings about the dog.

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  • Do I have a strong chance of winning a case against a city pd for unlawful arrest?

    After calling 911 to report a possible hit and run situation I was in at a state university, I was ripped out of my car, arrested and charged with silent abusive 911 call, failure to id, and minor in consumption. I, too, believe I was discriminate...

    John’s Answer

    This is not a car accident question. You need a civil rights lawyer. I changed your topic. Good luck.

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  • Should i get an attorney or lawyer to sue the man who got me pregnant when i was 13 yrs old for all the suffering I've endured?

    I was recently diagnosed with PTSD, major depression and partial postpartum depression. It all stems back to what happened to me a long time ago. So I went to file a report for statutory rape that happened 16 years ago when i was 13. The detective...

    John’s Answer

    You may have trouble finding a lawyer that can help with a civil case for damages. However, a paternity action, followed by a child support enforcement action, has many rows of very sharp teeth with which to shred him apart. If he does not pay what he is ordered to pay, he can be put in jail for contempt of court. 15 years of child support with interest will make a sizable judgment. He will also be on the hook to pay going forward until the child reaches majority (All this if paternity testing is positive). The Texas Attorney General's office has a child support enforcement division. They may help you without charge.

    Best wishes.

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  • In Texas will I pay half of the damages if my car was parked facing the wrong way? Or will the insureds company pay 100%

    My car was parked facing the wrong way in front of my house but all my tires were touching the curb. I don't normally park that way but i literally just parked and ran inside to the restroom. I hear commotion outside and a company box truck someho...

    John’s Answer

    Half? don't sell yourself short!

    Parking the wrong way might get you a parking ticket, but it's hard to conceive how that could be proportionate responsibility on your part in a civil claim. If the liability insurer won't pay 100% (or close to it) promptly, let your insurer deal with it (assuming you have collision coverage).

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  • I want to know what can i ask for in my settlement offer cause i lost my job and i cant do any physical work any more

    Me and my daughter and my grandbabies was in a car accident last year this guy blindsided us and i found out I have a herniated disc in my back and also have nerve damage in my neck area i lost my job cause of the accident

    John’s Answer

    Short answer: you can ask for as much as you want...

    Lawyer up. A lawyer must carefully evaluate the facts to better answer your question.

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