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Randy Bryan Ligh

Randy Ligh’s Answers

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  • Will my wife have to serve the entire two years of her sentencing in Louisiana?

    Randy’s Answer

    Computation of 2 years is not always an exact 2 years, and it's important what exactly the Judge said when handing down the sentence, but I suspect that as part of the 2 years she has to serve, she should get credit for any time she served from date of arrest until sentencing, and that she might (or might not) receive more credit than 1 day for each day she serves. Additionally, she might be entitled to parole out of her 2 year time and get released a little earlier.

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  • Can I sue a person who hit my body with their car intentionally ?

    Randy’s Answer

    First thing to do, if you have not done so, is call law enforcement and report a crime. Secondly, contact a local attorney in your area to properly advise how to proceed through all of this.

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  • If I have previous bench warrants for minor traffic violations and need to go to court in another state can they arrest me?

    Randy’s Answer

    You really need to spend some money on an attorney to manage all of this----hire a Louisiana attorney first and have him coordinate with the out of state jurisdictions to getting your warrants recalled and matters resolved---it may sound expensive, but had you taken care of these at the time of occurrence the amount would be lower.

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  • My child’s father is not in the picture or in her birth certificate does he have rights to her after two years of not paying?

    Randy’s Answer

    Is there something being sought by the child's father at this time? Or are you wanting to seek to have his rights terminated? Are you receiving any governmental benefits? I think it is best that you sit down with a domestic/family practice lawyer , explain your specific facts and get your potential options from that lawyer (or lawyers if you meet with more than 1). Good luck.,

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  • Not at fault, got a ticket for not returning to accident w/ bodily injury?

    Randy’s Answer

    Attorney Scherr explains the seriousness of the ticket, however you have defenses. You should hire a criminal defense/traffic ticket lawyer to represent your interests----in the long run it will most definitely be financially advantageous to you.

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  • I was in a three pile car accident. Can I go after the other two driver's insurance companies?

    Randy’s Answer

    This is a situation where it is best for you to hire an attorney before you communicate with the insurance companies----after all, each insurance company is supposed to minimize the risk it has and since there is another vehicle involved, there is someone to point the finger-----they are seasoned and experienced in doing this---likewise you need a seasoned and experienced personal injury/auto accident lawyer to protect you---consult with a few since they usually provide free no obligation consults and then hire the one with whom you are most comfortable----that said, please do this quickly.

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  • I got a ticket for 73 and 55. Should I Pay the ticket or go to court?

    Randy’s Answer

    Use the AVVO Find a Lawyer tab and search for traffic ticket attorneys in your area---call a few of them, discuss your case and your desires, and then hire the one with whom you are most comfortable.

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  • Can a creditor attempt to collect my ex-husband’s debt from me?

    Randy’s Answer

    I agree with the post of attorney Skaar.

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  • Can I get paid for Loss of Use for the time a 3rd insurance company took to “research” my auto claim?

    Randy’s Answer

    If the insurance company(ies) give you trouble/resistance, then you should hire an attorney to protect and fight for your interests. The loss of use claim will be disputed so you have to decide whether you want to fight it and if so, you should hire a lawyer. Your lawyer will look into whether or not the insurance company's actions are in good faith and if not, then that may help you.

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  • Should I hire an independent attorney?

    Randy’s Answer

    I agree with the posts of my colleagues. Additionally, although policy limits have been offered, I suspect it is offered on condition that you be released from any responsibility. If this is not acceptable then the insurance company will not pay at this time so if you are sued, there's a decent chance that your insurance company will also be sued----either way, your insurance company is obligated to pay for an attorney to represent you.

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