A driver swung his car door and hit my car putting a dent in it he said he would pay for it but I haven't heard from him.
The Massachusetts registry of motor vehicles only requires a crash report if damage is $1,000 or more or if there is personal injury. If a report is required, the law requires filing within 5 days. However on over 25 years of practicing personal injury law in Massachusetts I have never heard of anyone being penalized for filing such a report late. In any event in that your damages are likely much less that $1,000 this law does not pertain to your question.
I would go ahead and report this right away. Nine days may be considered within a reasonable reporting period. But I would take care of this immediately. I know I have represented people in an injury context who waited for a longer period and it was not a problem. I wish you the best with this.See question
I work for a company that recently has required all the remote employees to download an app that tracks our travel while we work. I've done some research on the company and it does use the data on my cell phone plan to record where we travel from....
If your employer is requesting that you download an app for their benefit it seems reasonable that the company should pay for it. So many apps are free that a good question is whether there is a free app that they can have you use that serves their purpose. I would suggest that a couple of you get together and in a positive good faith manner approach someone in human resources or management to discuss this. There is no actual New Hampshire labor law that specifically covers your issue.
You should bear in mind that unless you are a member of a union or otherwise have a contract of employment, we are all "employees at will". That means employees can be hired and fired for any reason, with the exception of public policy violation, including race, religion, gender and so on.
Ask, worst they can say is no.See question
i was in a car accident and i am pregnant i was in such shock that i was only able to describe the car but not every detail , the same car who hit me hit 2 other people before hitting me on the highway , he hit my side and ended up behind me and c...
In a suit for injuries from a motor vehicle accident, in fact in any civil law suit, the plaintiff - the injured person - has the burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence. Not so sure that the police opinion that the guy that they arrested "might" be the one who hit you comes close to meeting that burden. But you should retain an experienced personal injury in your jurisdiction to review all options, including an uninsured claim. http://attorney-myers.com/2014/09/uninsured-motorists-car-accidents/ I wish you the best, both for your sake and the baby's.See question
I was in an accident 3 days ago. I live in FL so all of my medical billing is processed through my car insurance. The other company has accepted liability to fix my car, but they don't take care of billing. Should I get a personal injury lawyer to...
Retaining an experienced personal injury attorney in your jurisdiction at the outset of a case is extremely important. Insurance companies have checklists of questions and assumptions about a claim that will largely dictate how the case will proceed, from the severity of any injuries they are able to minimize to whether or not they will in fact in the end treat liability as 100% on the bodily injury side as they have on the property damage side. My office generally can protect car accident clients against the mishandling of a claim more effectively the sooner we are given the opportunity to assist. Here are 10 reasons to retain a personal injury attorney at the start: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2012/10/personal-injury-10-reasons-not-to-do-it-yourself/See question
I purchased a bottle of Captain Morgan at a local had station several months ago. This past week when I was finishing a drink my husband made, I sucked up a tooth in my straw. A human tooth. That didn't belong to myself or my husband. My husband h...
I used to hate it when people told me "Well, I've been practicing law for xx number of years so ...... " because it sounded pendantic and boastful. But, now that I have been practicing personal injury law for over 25 years, I can pass along the observation that many many tinmes people have come to me after having tried to handle a case themselves. Whether it was a bottle with something awful inside, a broken widget, or a defective gizmo, they sent it into the entity that they are now claiming caused them harm, and they are now shocked that it got "lost". And things in that context have gotten "lost" so many times that I have been meaning to call Webster's and asking them to redefine the word "coincidence". On a serious note, here's more on emotional distress: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2012/04/personal-injury-emotional-distress/See question
Looking for an experienced lawyer in the Pittsburgh, PA area who has successfully filed Summary Judgments.
While nothing is ever completely automatic and there can be facts and circumstances that intervene, a motion for summary judgment essentially notifies the court that the moving party believes that it is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, without trial, based even on the uncontested material facts. This puts the non moving party on the defensive, giving them the burden of coming forward in good faith with some contested material facts that mean summary judgment is not appropriate. Generally speaking this is done with an affidavit that the non moving party submits raising genuine issues of material fact. So, yes, retaining an experienced attorney in your jurisdiction is very important ASAP because uncontested, a motion for summary judgment can in fact trigger an automatic judgment. Here is more on motions for summary judgment and other dispositive motions: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2013/01/dispositive-motions-motions-for-summary-judgment-etc/See question
My daughter was in a very bad car accident...she is 17 she was at hotel where she was to be staying for the night ...she was ordered to leave the premises due to allegedly being to loud ...no police where called just the management made her leave....
Whether the car accident and injuries would have followed or not is a highly charged question involving the question of legal causation, which goes beyond the simple "but - for" analysis. Thousands of pages of material have been authored by judges, professors and just common ordinary attorneys like myself, but a determination will rely upon many more key facts. Was the accident caused by some factor for which the hotel management might have foreseen and - this is important - would a court assign any duty to the hotel even if foreseeable, to prevent harm to your daughter? These are some of the many issues that would come up and the only way to answer them is to obtain an office consultation with an experienced personal injury trial attorney in the jurisdiction in which this took place. Not an easy case. But, here's more on causation from a legal perspective: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2013/06/proximate-cause-personal-injury-caus-requirement/See question
I already have a workers compensation lawyer and suit. I am looking now for mental anguish, now that i have been diagnosed with severe depression, concussion
Workers compensation benefits are fairly limited and spelled out by state law in each state. Emotional distress in the way that people use those words in conversation and a legal claim for emotional distress are two different things. The courts noted a very long time ago that strict guidelines are established before they will consider emotional distress claims. Most courts will not allow such claims unless the emotional distress is accompanied by physical symptoms documented in a medical report. The exception is “intentional” emotional distress and/or what the courts sometimes have referred to as the tort of “outrage”.
Here's the deal: only your own attorney who knows you, the details of your case and your state's law can truly answer this question.
I truly wish you the best.
Here's more on workers compensation & limited benefits: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2012/12/workers-compensation/See question
if you have a basic 341 meeting with no probing questions, can you assume it's smooth sailing to discharge? would the trustee file objections if there's no hint of trouble at your meeting?, assuming no creditors object?
Generally speaking, and without knowing all of the inside details of your bankruptcy petition, of which there are usually many, a smooth creditors meeting or "341" as we all call it, can mean the Trustee will have no objections. Creditors still have 60 days after the 341 meeting to object although this rarely takes place unless there are unusual issues such as fraud. Bankruptcy requires full, truthful disclosure of everything regarding your income, assets and debt. I believe most of us who have sat through creditors meetings have seen horror stories among those who have attempted a do it yourself approach. That is why I usually suggest that potential bankruptcy filers or "debtors" as they're known under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, truly cannot afford NOT to retain an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your jurisdiction to guide you through the procedural and legal challenges in bankruptcy.
My office represents consumer debtors in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I hope this answers your question, I wish you the best for smooth sailing, and here's more: www.attorney-myers.com/legal/2011/06/should-i-file-bankruptcy-what-do-i-consider-while-thinking-about-it/See question
Most debt is small secured loans with personal property. Do they still need to follow SC Law regarding Notice of Intent to Cure before attempting to obtain collateral? I cannot pay full lawyer and filing fees at one time.
Many bankruptcy clients need to work out a pre bankruptcy filing payment arrangement, so your situation in needing time to pay the full fee prior to the Chapter 7 filing is not unusual at all. In my office we allow our clients in this pre filing status to give the creditors and bill collectors who call our contact information and tell them to politely but firmly terminate the conversation. Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act once the creditor is given that information they must stop their personal contact with the debtor and communicate with the attorney. With respect to your specific financial issues you need to fully discuss them with your own attorney. Here's more general information about debt collection: http://www.attorney-myers.com/2015/07/debt-collection-harassment/ I want my clients to tell me everything that is going on so that we can identify their financial issues. So, you need to do the same. I hope this information helps.See question