I live in Pennsylvania
in Pennsylvania, judgment creditors can seize bank accounts, but cannot typically garnish wages, unless it is related to a landlord/tenant matter, and even then it is only a small percentage that can be garnished.
Besides my car being totaled, the er did nothing for me.not even an xray. My family Dr ordered xrays. I had limited tort and I'm looking for a lawyer who can represent me
You need to read the exclusions and law on limited tort in Pennsylvania. Here is a link to the statute.
(1) An individual otherwise bound by the limited tort election who sustains damages in a motor vehicle accident as the consequence of the fault of another person may recover damages as if the individual damaged had elected the full tort alternative whenever the person at fault:
(i) is convicted or accepts Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance in that accident;
(ii) is operating a motor vehicle registered in another state;
(iii) intends to injure himself or another person, provided that an individual does not intentionally injure himself or another person merely because his act or failure to act is intentional or done with his realization that it creates a grave risk of causing injury or the act or omission causing the injury is for the purpose of averting bodily harm to himself or another person; or
(iv) has not maintained financial responsibility as required by this chapter, provided that nothing in this paragraph shall affect the limitation of section 1731(d)(2) (relating to availability, scope and amount of coverage).
The Erie County, Pennsylvania form for Praecipe for Writ of Summons is a template requiring attorney's name, contact information, etc. And says "Writ of Summons shall be issued and forwarded to Attorney / Sheriff (circle one). I'm concerned about ...
it does NOT have to be filed by an attorney. It can be filed PRO SE.See question
become ill, other attorneys are helpful but not that experienced. any suggestions?
You should follow up with your attorneys and meet with them to confirm that your case will still be given the attention and time it deserves. You are always free to meet with other lawyers, but depending upon the status of the case, it may or may not make sense to transfer the file. If you do transfer the file, there may be a lien on any legal fee, but that should not affect the clients portion of the recovery, but may affect the amount any new lawyer would be able to recover. Demand an in person meeting with your lawyers before making any decision.
Im 24 and when I was a baby the doctor circumcised me. He cut way to deep and I had to go through five major reconstruction surgeries. I'm still having sensitivity problems down there. Is it to late to do anything about this?
In PA the statute of limitations for injuries to minors is 2 years from their 18th birthday, unless the statute is tolled and they were unable to know of the alleged deviation until later. In your case, it sounds difficult, but you would need the medical records reviewed by a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice lawyer.
I was driving and fell asleep at the wheel, I hit a vacant parked car. The car was totaled by my insurance company, and a check was sent to the owner. I found out today that the owner of the vehicle now intends to file a law suit for pain and suf...
No. Unless the owner was in the vehicle when you hit the parked car, they cannot recover for pain and suffering. I guess they could sue you, but the case should be tossed and you might be able to recover any attorney fees in having to defend it. Talk with your homeowner's insurance or your car insurance if they do sue you.
when you are in a minor car accident and there is a judgement of payment for damages. can the company that's trying to collect add interest on because the original amount is 8,000$ but now is 12,000$.
Yes - Pennsylvania allows interest to accrue at a statutory rate of 6% per annum. But $8000 to $12,000 sounds like more than that.
our joint checking accounts have been frozen since Friday. I thought because our account are joint the debtor was not legally able to do this. However, when I went to mt bank to question this, they basically said there was nothing they could do an...
If the judgment was against both you and your spouse, then yes, the marital account can be frozen. If the judgement was only against one adult, then most banking institutions will NOT freeze a marital account. That is the issue.
Middle finger and thumb still tender. Index finger permanently damaged, painful, disfigured and practically useless.
You need to save all of the evidence and have the matter reviewed by a lawyer and expert familiar with products liability law in Pennsylvania. It is quite possible the product was defective and you could be entitled to damages under Pennsylvania law.
Hope this helps.
If my mother in law died due to an accident where the hospital admitted they dropped her and I have the letter of their admittance of the drop plus a Death certificate that says cause of death was accidental, can I begin legal process without my h...
It depends upon many factors including whether your mother-in-law was married, and perhaps how her will was structured if she had one. Typically, a daughter-in-law does not retain the right to sue unless authorized by a will or through estate proceedings. The family may or may not also want to consider an autopsy depending upon all of the facts and circumstances involving the medical history. I would strong recommend talking to a lawyer asap so that all of the facts can be thoroughly investigated. Hope this helps.