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Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd’s Answers

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  • I've fake sign half of my community hours.

    Have a show cause hearing in 2 weeks. What are the consequences?

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should seek the advice of a local attorney before your hearing.

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  • CAN AN EMPLOYER THREATEN YOU AFTER YOU QUIT FOR MEDICAL REASONS SAYING THAT THEY WILL MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GET PAID UNEMPLOYMENT

    I quit work a month ago under advisement of my medical doctor for a medical issue due to the work load and stress of my managment position. After I quit, I received an email from my employer's WIFE saying that she was going to make sure she did e...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should check with an attorney who knows Florida Law. In most states you can't collect unemployment unless you are able to work. I would keep every email and document any conversation with your employer or his wife. Usually if benefits are denied you can apply to have a hearing and that information would likely be admissible at the hearing.

    Some employers are concerned that their rates for unemployment insurance will rise and they'll do anything to prevent someone from collecting. The folks at the unemployment office know this. They should consider whatever evidence you bring.

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  • I was caught driving without a license and barely rear ended a woman when caught (minimal damage,no injuries

    The police were called in, I didnt have a license,and I'm a first time offender . I've never been in any type of legal trouble even as a juvenile,and I did exchange insurance info and things,and went with the police to the hospital to get blood te...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should seek the advice of a local criminal attorney. Driving without a license can be a very serious offense in some jurisdictions.

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  • Does being ticketed for unsafe lane change when rear-ended in an accident put me at fault, insurance wise?

    My daughter was merging into a left lane and she completed the merge but was rear ended within seconds of merging. She said the driver must have been going faster than she thought because it happened so fast. Even though she got the ticket, will i...

    Stephen’s Answer

    It could go against both. Your daughter had a duty to see what was there to be seen and to properly judge the speed of the oncoming vehicle before making the lane change. The other driver had the same duty and was responsible to stopping if possible. With regard to the ticket, it might make economic sense to hire a local attorney to handle it in traffic court. Many New York State Courts will reduce a ticket to a parking ticket. This would prevent the violation from getting on her record and the insurance savings down the line would likely more than pay the cost of the attorney.

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  • How long do i have to sue my privet worker disability insurance for canceling the policy after injury.

    they start to pay the compensation for 3 months till they said that the investigators they sent saw me on the job site working and that was not true i just came to visit my friends from work.

    Stephen’s Answer

    In general there is a 6 year statute of limitations on insurance contracts and your disability insurance is a contract. If you are talking about worker's compensation benefits, that may be an entirely different matter. You should contact a Worker's Comp attorney in your area.

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  • My car was hit at a intersection. Witness claims on police report that my father ran a red light. Insurance denies claim.

    My father was involved in a collision at a intersection while driving straight with a car making a left turn from the opposite direction. Witness claims that my father ran a red light and that was put in the police report. My father didn't give a ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    If your father was seriously injured, any personal injury attorney will likely take up this issue as part of the case. If, as you say, the light must have been red for both drivers, you have a pretty good liability case.

    Remember that insurace companies exist to make profits. The more premiiums they accept and the more claims they deny, the more money they make. Logic sometimes plays very little role in their decision making.

    If the damage is 5,000.00 or less, you can take the other driver to small claims court in Rochester. Good luck.

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  • Who's insurance is responsible for damage to a vehicle

    my neighbor's walnut tree is causing damage to my vehicle's due to the walnuts dropping on them........the tree is on her property but some of the walnuts that are dropping are hanging over my property line. I know i can trim anything that han...

    Stephen’s Answer

    In a lawsuit, the question will become "why do you park under the tree? This may be a difficult case to succeed in. You might consider a civil conversation with the neighbor to see if they would contribute to the trimming cost. Failing that, you should contact a local attorney to discuss the issue.

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  • I got hurt at work and my employer dosny have workmans comp what do i do

    i got hurt at work and i get payed off the books my employer dosnt have workmans comp insurance what can i do

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should contact a Worker's Comp attorney in Buffalo to discuss exactly what happened and what harm it has caused.

    There may be a state fund for people injured in situations where there is no comp insurance. Any Comp lawyer can advise you on this.

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  • I went to my dentist for four fillings. Three on the top right and one on the bottom right. I was given a quick few pinches of N

    Sue dentist from fillings? I have no feeling in my face.

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should contact an Erie County medical malpractice attorney to discuss exactly what happened and what harm it has caused.

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  • Should seek a ma;practice against a doctor

    My wife received injections for back pain. About 3 weeks later she was admitted to the hospital with a severe staph infection. Would I have any legal recourse against the doctor's practice.

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should contact an Erie County medical malpractice attorney to discuss exactly what happened and what harm it has caused.

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