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  • Legally, do we have a case?

    My son is participating in high school football, school is not yet in session, the kids are practicing during summer vacation. The kids practice with out proper equipment, no gear, no helmets. It's dead period right now, meaning the kids practice ...

    Lars’s Answer

    Only an attorney assessing all of the facts firsthand can tell you whether or not your son has a viable claim here. When people engage in sports and they have the blessing of their parents, there is always the acceptance of certain risks of collisions with other players etc. Whether or not you have a case against the school or the coach will need to be thoroughly investigated.

    If I were the parent, I would be speaking with the school principal and the district superintendent about the way this situation is being run at the school. Appropriate safety measures should be employed, such as the use of helmets, pads, access to water, etc. This appears to be bad management or lack of oversight by the school authorities. If need be, schedule yourself to speak at the next school board if things are not changed quickly. The coach's outlook for child safety is poor. Find out if the school has medical payments coverage on its general liability policy. The superintendent should be able to answer that question and put you in touch with their carrier if they carry that type of coverage. Use of medical payments coverage would not require you to prove fault on the school. As long as the injury occurred on school property, your son's bills should be covered up to the limit of the coverage.

    If your son continues to have problems from this: You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statements to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page on Avvo.

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  • I caught scabies from a hotel and wanted to know what legal actions may i take?

    I've been dealing with scabies for the past 2-3 months, never having scabies before it took me a while to figure out just what i had. A month after my breakout i decided to go to my local urgent care where i was told i had scabies. I'm not the typ...

    Lars’s Answer

    You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statements to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page on Avvo.

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  • I was trying to merge into a lane but the car sped up and slammed into my car, who is at fault?

    I was driving the car and i was in the middle lane, my turn was coming up soon so i decided to look on my left, check if there was enough space and put my left turn sign on to merge into the left lane. when i was merging, the car behind me instea...

    Lars’s Answer

    Since the police at the scene could not assign fault, please do not expect attorneys here to do so. Everything will be extremely fact dependent and will turn on the evidence and the believability of the witnesses.

    You certainly can make a claim to the insurance carrier of the other driver. If you have collision damage coverage, that may be the easier way to go for you.

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  • Deadline for Filing a Small Claims Case in Florida

    Deadline for Filing a Small Claims Case in Florida. To settle a repair cost for car damage happened in a car accident with uninsured vehicle. is it 14 days or 2 years?

    Lars’s Answer

    If you are talking about suing the tortfeasor who damaged your vehicle, there is a four year tort statute of limitations in Florida.

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  • Can a anthor state take a child from a hopital base on hear say from anthor state with out doing there owen home studey? if

    me and my boy freind lived in the state of fl. at the time we had 3 little girls under age of five. we moved in to grate grandmother house with our 3 kids. the tailer was vary old. so insted of fix our place we were putting our kids frist. little ...

    Lars’s Answer

    I respectfully suggest that you contact Vermont Legal Aid to see if they can assist you.

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  • Can I take legal action for defamation of character by my husband?

    I just got divorced, in part because of a defamation campaign carried on by my ex-husband while we were married. He told lies to friends that have shunned me and now I have a son that won't speak to me because of something my ex said to him. I don...

    Lars’s Answer

    You don't know what is being said about you, so how could you possibly prove a defamation claim? People's bad opinions about you are not actionable.

    Who has physical custody and parental rights and responsibilities of your son? I suggest that you speak with your divorce attorney for guidance on this matter. There may need to be some alteration to the child custody/parental visitation rights etc.. You do not want parental alienation to continue.

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  • My car was stolen 40+ days ago , Legally how long does insurance companies have until they are forced to settle.

    I couldn't provide receipts for the property that was loss inside the car. I told the agent that I wasn't worried about being reimbursed for the items. She is forcing me to produce some kind of proof but I can not.

    Lars’s Answer

    If you have told the adjuster that you are not pressing any claim for the stolen items, there would be no purpose in forcing you to provide receipts.

    Insurance companies delay payment on claims so that they can keep their money invested and continue to earn interest and other profits on it, while you are denied your payment. I suggest you file a formal complaint with your State Insurance Commissioner's Office against your insurance carrier.

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  • Is my claim denial from my car i aurance disputable ?

    I have a suspended drivers license. I have active insurance on my vehicle and i am listed as the primary driver. I had an accidwnt that was my fault and the claim was denied because of my license. Which they knew when they approved my insurance ...

    Lars’s Answer

    Take a copy of your application for the insurance as well as the policy itself to a local civil defense attorney and have him or her advise you. Much will depend on these documents.

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  • Will I need to get a lawyer for an accident I was a victim of?

    I was hit by a car while riding home on my bicycle about 9 days ago. I ended up with a badly bruised right ankle, couple of abrasions and contusions. The person that hit me admitted to being in fault but his insurance company only said that they w...

    Lars’s Answer

    Your first mistake was not contacting a lawyer immediately, particularly for a pedestrian/car collision. The second mistake you made was giving the adverse insurance carrier a recorded statement where, I am sure, they have attempted to paint you into a corner and paint you into a bad light, even eliciting some comparative negligence on your part in causing the collision. I suggest you have no further contact with the adverse insurance company. Their sole goal is to pay you nothing or as little as possible on your claim. They are neither your friend nor your good neighbor.

    You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statements to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page on Avvo.

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