My son was hit by a car while riding his bike thru a shopping center. Police were called but did not make a report because it happened on private property. I only got an incident report.
I am sorry to read about your son. In order to obtain the best result you should proceed just like you would with any legal action. Consult a knowledgeable attorney who can then contact the party that caused the accident and proceed against that party and his insurance company. You should also consider if there is any liability on the part of the shopping center owner.See question
The driver turned left into me as I was passing through an intersection. There was a 3rd party witness. The accident report still hasn't been finished. I took evasive action, but the driver continued to move toward me. 3-day hospital stay and surg...
Yes. It is important that you hire an attorney. Even though the person that hit you may not have insurance, you may well have uninsured motorist coverage in your own policy. You will need to proceed against the guilty party to prove he does not have insurance and then proceed, in arbitration, against your own insurance company. It is important to have an attorney who can represent you so you receive the maximum coverage for your injuries and compensation for loss of income and related losses. Our firm has successfully represented clients in these such cases and would be happy to discuss your case with you.See question
A private school is encroaching and has placed a property "stake" on my property and or easement of 30 years, now they claim they own it thus land-locking my property. How do I get an Court Order to cease and Desist?
In order to protect your interest you will need to file a lawsuit to enjoin the action being taken by the school, as well as for quiet title and related causes of action so that a court determine what your rights actually are. While it appears that you have a potential case to establish and easement by prescription, you should also look at other legal theories by which to protect your interests such as easement by necessity or implication. Meanwhile the cause of action for a permanent injunction will also support motions for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction pending the court's determination and final judgment.See question
My 20 year daughter's car was broadsided at an intersection by another vehicle that ran a red light. The police report concluded that the other driver was at fault based on witness statements. I have over $5500 in medical bills and the insurance...
Unfortunately the response from the insurance company is predictable and appears to be on the lower end of what one should expect from this type of injury wherein your daughter appears to have been at no fault. You need aggressive representation to obtain a fair result. We have assisted others in similar situations.See question
The county failed to properly record a deed transferring a sliver of land to us (they have since recorded the deed), so the legal description of the neighbors lot up until recently included a sliver of our land. Prior to the title being fixed the...
There are several approaches to take in handling a situation such as this. It can be as simple as filing a corrected deed of trust to having to seek court intervention. We handle these kinds of matters and would be happy to review the facts and circumstances of this situation to determine the best method of resolution.See question
My mom has been making bad decisions since my dad passed away. She has been doing a lot of projects on my houses that I didn't know about. She has loans out on my house and her house because of her bad choices. This has been going on for two years...
It will take a review of the trust to determine what your rights are at this point. There are issues such as whether or not you are a vested or contingent beneficiary at this point. You are correct that these matters can be hard-fought. We have successfully represented clients in actions such as this and would be happy to review your situation.See question
Son and daughter have been pregifted...generously. But son is upset. Thinks money should be split fifty fifty. Then his sons split their half two ways. Daughter's daughters split their half four ways. Where is King Solomon when I need him? ...
This question is similar to questions I frequently am asked by clients. The answer is not a legal one but one that is unique to each family and set of circumstances. What is important is that you retain an attorney to draft the document that will be fair in your situation and provide the result you intend. You do not want to draft estate documents on your own since it often leads to disputes as to what you really wanted to do as to each of your children and grandchildren.See question
I've owned my home 3 years and was told it was sewer connected. I recently found a septic tank that my house runs into. Who do I contact to get reembursed for theses new fees, pumping and repairs?
You must act immediately to protect your rights! The statute of limitations is generally three years for concealment or misrepresentation. If the seller knew that the house was on septic but represented as being connected to the sewer, that would be failure to disclose a material fact about the property and you would have a right to recover any damages that you have suffered. There are other issues regarding the amount of damages, other theories of recovery and potential claims against other parties but you need to act now to protect any rights you may have.See question
I was recently the passenger in a car accident where the car went nose first into the ditch. Other than scratches on my face from hitting the windshield the only long term damage is that i broke my ankle. This caused me to lose my job because I am...
While there are some details missing from your fact situation, it appears that you have injuries that were caused by the driver or another party and you should be compensated for your injuries. Our office has assisted a number of clients who have suffered injury in car accidents and we would be happy to discuss your case without any obligation. Our office does not charge attorney fees in such cases as yours until you receive a recovery.See question
I am the trustor and i know i have to sign but there is no space on the Deed stating "signature of beneficiary." Do they not need to sign?
In a typical loan transaction , in which real estate is encumbered, only the borrower--the trustor--executes the trust deed. If there is any question, you should have an attorney review the document. My office has assisted a number clients in such transactions for over past twenty-five years. Let us know if we can be of assistanceSee question