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Christa Renee Haggai

Christa Haggai’s Answers

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  • CAN YOU SUE A NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL IF YOU FALL INSIDE THEIR BUILDING BUT AT NO FAULT OF THEM?

    ON APRIL 2012 I FELL INSIDE A NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL. I had afranctures and fractured heel which I am still going through therapy for . I STILL CANNOT WALK WiTHOUT CANE. FOR SIX WEEKS I WORE THE SPECIAL BOOT. I have had to miss work and take taxies...

    Christa’s Answer

    I am not sure from the information that you provided us that the school is not at fault. I think any of us would need more information to adequately answer your questions with a yes or no response. I would consult an attorney who can evaluate your case after providing more information and conducting some initial investigation. What is more, you need to be very care to act quickly as there as some strict time lines in filing a lawsuit. Good luck.

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  • My friend drove my car and crashed it, who pays?

    i asked my friend to drive my car because i'm bad at drive-thrus. she crashed it into a wall and totaled the back of my car taking out the rear windshield alone with the tail lights. is there a way to make her pay?

    Christa’s Answer

    If you both have insurance, your insurance is the primary policy and will cover the claim. Because you were not driving, it should not change your rates. If she is excluded driver under your policy, then your insurance will not cover. If the damages is greater than your property damage limits, then her insurance will pick up the excess.

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  • How do i get a small claims judgment removed? Can Creditor remove judgment if willing?

    Exwife contracted daycare for our kids for her (agreed to in MSA) custodial time before divorce was final and paid with bounced checks. Provider sued her AND me (i never have seen the contract). At small claims, the judge ordered family court to d...

    Christa’s Answer

    There is no mechanism to "remove" a judgment. However, if you have paid the judgment in full you can file a notice of satisfaction of judgment which will improve your credit rating as well.

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  • When serving interrogatories (admissions, etc.) on the Defendants, do I send the request to their attorney, or to them directly?

    I am trying to get some answers to questions of importance on the issues that will be tried. I am also opposing summary judgment. I wish I had thought of such questions to ask of the Defendants previously, but there is still about 3 months until t...

    Christa’s Answer

    If the Defendant is represented by counsel, the discovery request - interrogatories must be served on counsel for the defendant and any other parties/counsel who have appeared in the matter. If they are not answered within the time period allowed by law (30 days if personally served or 35 if served by mail) then you can make a motion to the court compelling them to answer the interrogatories. You can not serve interrogatories on non-parties. You can serve a deposition subpoena requiring them to sit for a deposition before a court reporter and answer questions under oath.

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