I fell while coming off a porch. There were no handrai!s.
Every property owner owes lawful visitors a duty to exercise reasonable care for their safety while on the premises. A failure to have a handrail may violate a code or regulation and be evidence of negligence; it may also be considered by a jury to be negligent even if there was no violation. So you probable have a more than legitimate claim to pursue. You'll need a lawyer and an expert in construction who could be simply a local contractor familiar with good construction practices.See question
I live in New York and i got arrested in fall river Massachusetts they let me go on a personal but i have to return to court in April. I chose to be represented by a court attorney but he has done nothing to help me he hasnt even answered my calls...
Your question suggests that you are paying a court appointed lawyer, are you sure that you are? And how many calls and has there been any contact? Someone will want to know! Have you ever hired a house painter who did not paint? Don't pay the painter! Have you ever hired a hair stylist or a barber who did not cut the hair? don't pay them! And don't pay the lawyer! Even if you are not supposed to pay them as the lawyer is court appointed there is a duty owed to you that requires communication but often there is much more to the story than meets the eye at first blush! Call the lawyer and tell the lawyer (even on a voice mail that you need to talk and what the issue is and that if you do not hear back promptly (give him or her 24 hours) you will take steps to get a new lawyer.See question
broke ankle medical bills
Yes! Landlords owe a duty of reasonable care to all lawful visitors and may be strictly liable at times. An experienced and talented personal injury lawyer will oversee a solid investigation and begin the claims and litigation processes to obtain your compensation.See question
My car was a total loss and i would like to sue the other party for my loss and having to purchase a new vehicle. do i have a case?
You get it. You need to hire a skilled lawyer to deal with the insurance, investigation and reporting issues you face, to counsel you in detail on the process of responding to an accident and pursuing a serious bodily injury claim . Don't wait; find a MA lawyer who will involve an out of state lawyer and let them run with it for you.See question
It caused repercussions at work and in everyday life and a large bill at the hair salon.
Yes! And it may be an A & B and a criminal assault too.See question
Basically a giant pothole around the grate, caused broken arm, 6 stitches above the eye, will leave a scar, bruised ribs.
There is a claim but it may be capped at $5,000 as a defect in the way. You need to speak with a lawyer.See question
I tripped because the snow carpets weren't laid out flat. I am handicapped. As I fell, I landed half-way into the auto open and close doors. As I lay there in a puddle of mud the doors kept opening and closing on me until finally a customer came...
This is a question that only your attorney can answer. You need to know whether the lawyer is one who is experienced in these types of cases, whether your case is well prepared and whether you have confidence in the lawyer and the case preparation. What the lawyer told you is correct that if you try it, you may lose it; but that begs the question: at what number does trying it and risking a loss make sense! Those cases are more difficult than people think; a store is not liable simply because a handicapped person falls due to a rug fold and is injured. What and who caused the rug to be in that condition is a question for trial and therein is a heart of the case. And what amount is full, fair compensation of fractured ribs? That too is jury question! And to what degree were you also at fault or careless in causing your own injuries? Another question for trial! Walmart is looking at those issues and saying that your damages will be reduced perhaps by 40% so the 11k represents more but reduced for comparative. Go have a long talk with your lawyer, show the lawyer the AVVO qs and As and get an opinion form the professional you hired.See question
I was parked in my car along with a friend in a legal spot. We were waiting for my friend (in another car) to join us. She had apparently decided to pull in to the spot next to mine (to my right). As she was pulling in, the friend in the passenger...
There is no "by law" responsibility on the owner in my view. If he has a motor vehicle of his own he is likely covered for this accident getting out of and thereby using a motor vehicle.See question
My fiancée was being treated for a condition called endometriosis. She was due to have laparoscopic surgery to remove the affected areas. During surgery, the surgeon who was performing the surgery called in another surgeon to remove her appendix d...
She really needs a doctor first and quickly.See question
I was having epidural injections in lower back, the Dr who was using live xray went to far in and needle went into disk and started to inject medicine, upon realizing she went to far and into disk she repositioned needle and cont. Injection.
Yes. As advised by others, you need a qualified attorney to follow a process with you to answer that very question.See question