My primary care Doctor works at a practice located in a large hospital in Mass. Is it me, or when you speak with your primary Doctor, do you think that those things you tell them are between you and them, after all its your Doctor, we should feel ...
Aside from Whether you can or can't force the hospital to delete parts of your records, the other issue to consider is your safety. Other doctors and healthcare providers may need to rely on those records at some time while treating you and it is important that the information is complete and accurate. I could also anticipate the Provider objecting to the deleting portions of your records as they would not want to be sued at some point because important health information that they had about you was removed from the record.See question
They said the attorney is in contact with them stating the man I hit in a minor (3mph) read end accident had a herniated disc and requires surgery so they're going to sue geico for the money for it. What are my actions? The gentleman said at the ...
Keep in mind they aren't suing the insurance company, They're suing you! Your insurance company will hire a lawyer to represent you and will pay any settlement or award up to your policy limits. If however, there was ever a judgment for more than your insurance coverage, you would be personally responsible to pay the difference. Be sure to cooperate fully with your insurance company and the lawyer they hire for you. You can also hire your own attorney at your own expense to represent you who will work with the insurance company to protect your interests.See question
6 months ago my friend was at a stop light he accidently rear ended the lady in front of him they both got out of the car and looked at the damage He wanted to call the cops for insurances purposes but she did not as she and the people in the ca...
The first thing he should do is call his insurance company and let them handle it.See question
i was in an auto accident with a local police cruiser... i recently received a summons for the damages incurred to their vehicle... my vehicle was a total loss as was theirs... my passenger in the accident has told me that the police report his la...
You can also try www.getcrashreports.comSee question
I was a former loss prevention associate and had responded to a customer accident in the store which resulted in injury. That customer is now suing the company and the company's lawyer is saying I have to appear as a witness even though I no longe...
If you are served with a subpoena you have to go. You can discuss with the attorney whether the company may be willing to reimburse you a day's pay but they are not obligated to do so. You can also ask it be scheduled for a time more convenient to you, as long as its M-F during normal business hours. As a citizen of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you enjoy many rights. But with that comes certain responsibilities which include participating in the legal process, even if it doesn't involve you, if properly summoned, served with a subpoena, or called for jury duty. It's the only way the system can work. If you had a case and there was a witness that you needed, even a complete stranger, I assume you would certainly want them to come. While you may be able to force the lawyer to jump through a few hoops, in the end the court does not look favorably on people who don't comply with subpoenas. “Failure by any person without adequate excuse to obey a subpoena served upon him may be deemed a contempt of the court in which the action is pending.” M.R.C.P. 45(f). “If a person who has been duly summoned and required to attend as a witness under the preceding sections or section thirty-seven of chapter two hundred and eighteen fails, without a sufficient excuse, to attend, he shall be liable to the aggrieved party in tort for all damages caused by such failure.” M.G.L. c. 233, Sec. 4. “Such failure to attend as a witness before a court, justice of the peace, master in chancery, master or auditor appointed by a court, or the county commissioners, shall also be a contempt of the court, and may be punished, in case of such failure to attend as a witness in a criminal prosecution, by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one month or both, or, in case of any other such failure to attend as aforesaid, by a fine of not more than twenty dollars.” M.G.L. c. 233, Sec. 5. “The court, justice, master in chancery, master, auditor or county commissioners may in such case issue a warrant to bring such witness before them to answer for the contempt, and also to testify in the case in which he was summoned.” M.G.L. c. 233, Sec. 6.
My suggestion is do your legal and civic duty and go to the deposition.See question
I was ejected from a casino for drinking,I was not drunk. They told me I had to take a cab,they did not give me a breathalizer. I feel like they detained me with no proof.
They probably saved you from an OUI arrest, be thankful. You don't need to be "drunk" to be convicted, or even pulled over. If you had been pulled over and took a breathalizer and your blood alcohol content was .08 or above you are guilty, whether you're "drunk" or not, resulting in a number penalties, fines, and loss of license. If you refuse the breathalizer, the RMV would have taken your license. Don't drink and drive!See question
The jar was purchased August 21st. My wife and myself are the only two people to ingest the salsa. We have no pills in the house which even closely resemble the pill in the jar.
If you bring it to a pharmacy, they may likely be able to identify it.See question
I let my girlfriend borrow my car. She is not on my policy. She says she had reversed out of her space when another car reversed out and hit her. My car has no damage to it. The other car has some paint chips, scratches, and some minor dents. She ...
Give the insurance information. That's why you have insurance. As long as your girlfriend was using your car with your permission, she is covered under the policy. Your required by law to provide your registration info, which has the name of your insurance company on it.See question
I was driving to work on Dec.15,2013 and do to the snow and icy roads that were not properly treated while driving my car had slid on ice and snow and although i was able to gain control of the vehicle I did slam into a snow pile. As a result the...
As I understand your question, you are not looking to sue the city, but rather you want to appeal the surcharge. There is whole line of cases in MA that stand for the proposition that the "mere skidding" of a motor vehicle does not, by itself, establish negligence (carelessness) on the part of the driver. Although there is a "presumption" that you are more than 50% at fault, all that means is that you have the burden of proof to show that your conduct was reasonable. If you can show that you were driving carefully i.e. going an appropriate speed for the circumstances, paying attention, using your brakes appropriately, and otherwise using due care and caution, then the presumption can be rebutted. Below is a list of citations of legal authority which has held that the mere skidding of a motor vehicle, unexplained, is not evidence of negligence. You can make photocopies of those cases at the law library at any local court, as well as many public libraries. They are also available online but you usually have to pay a fee to a service or organization to have access. But it's worth a try Googling some of these names to see if you can get copies for free online. Bring the cases with you to the appeal hearing to show the hearing officer, present your evidence of your careful driving at the time you skidded into the snow bank, and make the argument that you were driving in a reasonably careful manner at the time, and that the fact your car skidded is not evidence of any negligence (carelessness) on your part.
Best of luck.
'Mere skidding of a motor vehicle, unexplained, is not evidence of negligence.' Mlynarchik v. Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, 3 Mass.App.Ct. 35, 322 N.E.2d 433 (1975); Sherwood v. Radovsky, 317 Mass. 307, 308--309, 57 N.E.2d 912, 913 (1944); Lambert v. Eastern Mass. St. Ry., 240 Mass. 495, 499, 134 N.E. 340 (1922); Glavine v. Gaudette, 335 Mass. 170, 171--172, 138 N.E.2d 635 (1956); Spain v. Oikemus, 278 Mass. 544, 180 N.E. 314 (1932); Costello v. Hansen, 327 Mass. 264, 97 N.E.2d 738See question
My tenants left and did not leave a forwarding address. I sent them several emails asking for their new address, but they will not give it to me. What steps should I take to ensure I am not sued for keeping the security deposit.
Do anything and everything reasonable to try to find them, and keep records ! Don't just rely on email. Send them a letter, to the old address if necessary, which may get forwarded if they submitted a change of address with the post office. Go to the post office and ask if they filed and change of address. Send a written request to the post office for their forwarding address so there is a record. If so, send a letter to the new address certified mail, so there is a record of the delivery. Most importantly document all your efforts to locate them. In case you are being set up for a claim later on that you didn't return their security deposit within the 30 day time limit. If you are planning on keeping any portion of it, consult with an attorney to make sure it is done correctly. The law is very strict when it comes to security deposits so dot every "i" and cross every "t".See question