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  • What do I need to do and who do I need to contact to bring a lawsuit against a police officer for breaking my arm.

    Recently I have split from my partner of ten years and we share two children. My ex said that I just 'moved out' which I didn't. He and his brother in law forcibly removed me. I returned to the home last week and my ex called the police. I have ha...

    Gerard’s Answer

    You need to consult with an attorney who handles civil rights claims. It is important you do so prior to any criminal proceeding to make sure you do not jeopardize any civil claim you have by the outcome of any criminal charges.

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  • Can this person still sue my father? Or will they now go after my Mother?

    I am being sued after being involved in a car accident. I was the person driving the car but at the time the car belonged to my father. The person I got into a car accident with is now trying to sue both my father and I. My father recently passed ...

    Gerard’s Answer

    Under PA law you can not sue a dead person, you have to sue their estate. Assuming your father had car insurance, you should turn the claim over to your father's insurance company at the time of the collision and they will defend you and your father's estate.

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  • Why is a portion of my settlement being set aside for Medicare? What is this all about?!! I'm in my 30s!

    I'm looking over my comprise and release paperwork for a lump sum settlement for a work injury and I discover some of of settlement is being "set aside in Medicare's interest." From what I read online the funds that are being taken from me are be...

    Gerard’s Answer

    If you don't have a lawyer for your workers' compensation claim you need to consult with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer to explain this to you. If you reached the agreement without a lawyer your WC insurance carrier may be willing to pay an attorney to represent you. Do not rely upon the insurance company's lawyer to represent your interests.

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  • Can I sue my job for getting meningitis?

    I recently got meningitis and was hospitalized for 10 days. I started looking up what could have caused it and looked up mice because my store has a mouse problem. I found that you can get LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS from them. I wonder if I have...

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    First, to make any type of claim you need to have a medical opinion that your work activities is the cause of your condition. You can not sue your employer. Any claim against your employer is limited to a Workers' Compensation claim. If you have medical proof of the connection you should consult with a workers' compensation lawyer from your area.

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  • Am I liable to sue?

    Hello, I am 19 years old and I got hit by a police car around my house on my way to school. What happen was that I was crossing a one way street and a police car was driving on the opposite side. Me thinking that it was on a one way street, it nev...

    Gerard’s Answer

    Yes you have a right to make a claim against the police officer. Because he is a government employee you need to notify the government within 6 months to preserve your right to pursue the claim. I would recommend you locate a lawyer thru the Pennsylvania Association for Justice to assist you in pursuing this claim.

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  • What can I do if my lawyer basically lied to me and didn't inform me of certain things pertaining to my personal injury case?

    I have a personal injury case due to a car accident, This case has been going on since 2010. It took 3 years for his insurance to make a settlement for one part of the case. Now there is second part to this case where I'm suing my own insurance c...

    Gerard’s Answer

    It is unlikely you lawyer has lied to you. This sounds like a misunderstanding on your part. You need to schedule a face to face meeting with your lawyer to go over these issues.

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  • Question about car accident/employment?

    I was involved in a car accident this past Friday on the way to work. This is a new job I started on 9-8 and am currently in my probation period (90 days). When I went to the ER, the DR recommended I not go into work for 2 days (Friday/Satu...

    Gerard’s Answer

    If the other driver was at fault you have the right to make a claim for any economic losses you sustain, which includes lost wages and medical expenses that are not otherwise covered. Whether you have a claim for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering depends on the extent of your injuries and your tort selection on your automobile policy.
    If you lose your job, you would be eligible for unemployment compensation, as you would have lost your job thru no fault on your part, assuming you have not previously exhausted your current eligibility.
    I would recommend you consult with a Trial lawyer who is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice for more specific advise.

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  • Personal Injury in a Grocery Store

    I was recently considered for employment as a butcher at a chain. After some back and forth with HR the meat department manager called me and asked me to come in cut meat. When I arrived I asked if I am supposed to fill out W2s or anything before ...

    Gerard’s Answer

    Although more facts are needed, you likely were an employee. This would allow you to file a Workers' Compensation claim. You can have a valid Workers' Compensation claim even if you only work one day. The store also owes you wages for your one day of work. I would recommend you consult with an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney in your area.

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  • Could a car accident and an external version cause rib fractures in a baby if my amniotic fluid was low?

    On July 16 I had an external version done bc my baby was breech but my amniotic fluid was only 4 and that's a danger to the baby, later on July 16 I was in a car accident someone pulls out in front of me a t boned my car deploying air bags and my ...

    Gerard’s Answer

    It is possible your child was injured in the collision. This is a medical issue that would require a physician to offer an opinion on causation. You should consult with a personal injury lawyer if you wish to pursue this further.

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  • Can a person who caused you an injury but is now claiming to be seriously ill and in the hospital, still be sued?

    I was hit by a car as a pedestrian 2 years ago. The person who hit me is now claiming to have to have a bone marrow transplant. My injury caused me to have to have surgery for a torn rotator cuff to my left shoulder. This person keeps hiding under...

    Gerard’s Answer

    Short answer is yes, assuming it is still within 2 years from date of collision. Also, assuming the driver has insurance the claim will be handled by the driver's insurance company. The drivers illness is of no relevance to your claim. You should consult as soon as possible with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can assist you.

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