My husband was accused of giving a minor alcohol and drugs and this is not true because I and a few others were present when this was support have happen. Now he is in jail on a probation violation. I was told his p.o can hold him for 5 days and ...
I agree. Call a lawyer. If he cannot afford one, you need to make sure you are proceeding to secure a public defender.See question
My daughter is 9 years old and her biological dad is currently in prison for manslaughter. He has never been apart of her life since she was one. We had my daughter out of marriage. I have sent him custody paper for him to give up his parental rig...
Matt Hunt of our firm handles these matters and I have spoken with him and he agrees with the lawyers who have posted here. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local lawyer (like us) to answer further questions. Good luck.See question
Trafficking. F1. First time offender. Military war veteran. Currently on level 1 community control for 18 months. Served 6 months in jail, followed by 18 months level 1 community control (5 months into this part), then 4.5 years of probation. All ...
A lot depends on your history, but it sounds possible. I know Reid Hart, our criminal defense lawyer has worked on cases like this locally. We suggest you use AVVO's "find a lawyer" service and email a local lawyer directly. Many lawyers will give you an initial consultation for free. Reid certainly does.See question
I was in a car accident recently. i was driving ,my light turned green and out of no where i hear a car honking i look over to my right and i see a big crystler jeep heading full speed towards my car . i tried to speed up but it was to late the ot...
You can sue. Hire a lawyer and let us sort it out.
Any injured party should get to a doctor and document their injuries, as they will be crucial to document the cause. Not only does being proactive help your health, but insurance carriers and their lawyers always look to use evidence against you- how long you took to get to a doctor, what you complained about or didn’t complain about and they will comb through your records in painful detail. Go to the doctor, be honest and detailed.
Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly. I worked for eight years defending these claims for these companies and big businesses and could write a book about ways they use your desire to be fair and reasonable against you. We now solely work for injury victims like you.
Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason – and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully. Also, make sure it is the lawyer who shows up to meet with you and not a mere investigator. You are haring a lawyer and deserve their time. Also, ask for sample closing costs. Some lawyers charge for faxes, phone calls, scanning, postage, “in house courier” charges and even interest in these charges.
Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.
Get a consultation with a good lawyer. It's free and important. John is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. The Bar certifies lawyers who pass a full day examination and undergo extra training and who have a documented history of going to trial and good peer reviews. If you are paying the same contingency fee, we'd recommend hiring a Board Certified lawyer. It makes a difference. We handle cases all over the state.See question
We were to Six Flags over Georgia last Saturday March 26, the first ride that we took was Dahlonega at Peachtree Square. Before the ride start I raised my hand to the assistant, because the bar protection of my son's car and my doesn't going dow...
It appears you were fortunate in that, despite the peril you were put in, no one was injured. As such, you can make an administrative complaint, but as you have limited to no damages from injury, there is no viable civil suit.
Here are lists of regulatory agencies: http://www.saferparks.org/regulation/agencies and http://www.inflatablestartup.com/state-regulations-and-amusement-safety-officials/.
I was involved in a hit and run accident at approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning. After the local police arrived, it turned out his bumper fell off that had his license plate on it (Washington state, and I'm located in California). I don't have mu...
Hit-and-run motor vehicle wrecks are a growing problem. Unintentional accidents are a top cause of death and a massive cause of injury in this country- literally happening every minute.
What should you do after being a witness or victim of a hit-and-run? The moment any accident occurs is unnerving. A car accident can leave witnesses and those involved in the accident shaken or in shock, or even seriously injured. Your reaction is important regardless if you are the victim or a witness.
(1) Details, details, details
It is critical that all details of the scene are recorded. Record the color, make, model, year of the car, as well as weather, time of day, and of course, the license plate numbers if possible. Law enforcement or lawyers can verify the owner of vehicle and match car details to tag details immediately.
There may also be businesses in the area with surveillance cameras that could have captured the scene or even details about the fleeing driver of the vehicle. That footage is sometimes recorded over even as early as 24 hours later. Act quick and don't depend on the police alone.
Your ability to respond by recording information can make an enormous difference in helping the victim of a hit-and-run. The victim invariably wants closure and wants the person who harmed them to at least own what they did.
(2) Call the police
A primary response as a witness or as a victim should be to contact law enforcement immediately. Response times vary, but can take up to an hour, which is often too long to get certain details. The hit-and-run vehicle is long gone. The incident still needs to be documented as soon as possible, but this often leads to frustrating results.
Many law enforcement entities are too overworked or not concerned enough to truly survey repair places, search for vehicles or otherwise find the culprit. Plus, denial and lies can often work in the crook's favor. You still must report it, but don't have to rely on the police alone.
(3) To chase or not to chase?
We've had clients and witnesses give chase to the hit-and-run vehicle. While getting the tag number and identifying information is crucial, continuing the chase or confrontation can be extremely dangerous.
We do not recommend confrontation. Get identifying information and let police and lawyers do their job. People who leave the scene may be committing a felony. As such, we have seen instances where they know getting caught will lead to serious trouble. This creates risk for anyone initiating a confrontation.
(4) Seek Treatment
Any injured party should get to a doctor and document their injuries, as the opinions of medical professionals will be crucial to document the cause. Not only does being proactive help your health, but insurance carriers and their lawyers always look to use evidence against you- how long you took to get to a doctor, what you complained about or didn’t complain about and they will comb through your records in painful detail. Go to the doctor, be honest and detailed.
Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. You get one shot at recovery. Lawyers must make sure the insurance companies are acting fairly.
(5) Insurance Claim
The most important advice comes BEFORE the accident occurs. Get underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage. It is also called UIM or UM coverage. Most drivers in Florida have little to no coverage and, given how often people leave the scene, that leaves these policies to fill the gap. For instance, if someone hits you and has a PIP only policy, meaning they have no Bodily Injury coverage, and you don't have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage, you literally have no coverage other than a small amount of paid medical bills. We have seen amputations, brain injuries and people taken out of being able to do their profession- who were left without any source of recovery.
(6) Lawyer up.See question
*FLORIDA* My son's father has been absent essentially all of his life and he is turning 17 in 2 months. He was around for 6 months when he was too small to remember so he has no foundation to remember him at all. I found him on facebook a couple...
You should consult with a lawyer about this for a free consultation to discuss the intimate details more.See question
My sons father has been absent essentially his whole life. My son is 17 now. We were not married when I had him. At about age 7 we got a paternity test because I needed some help through the state and they went and found him somehow. The paternit...
We agree termination of parental rights is not an easy. You should consult with a lawyer about this for a free consultation to discuss the intimate details more. Matt Hunt of our office handles these. It's delicate, as he or any lawyers you can find under Avvo's "Find a Lawyer" tool can tell you.See question
I was involved in an accident that involved 5 cars total, the last driver in line claimed responsibility. We hired an attorney who is representing me, my wife and my son. My wife is pregnant and the expected delivery date is August 10th. Should my...
This is best for your lawyer to answer. Assuming no known complications, it is extremely likely that your child is fine and uninjured. The statute of limitations is 4 years, so you'd have some time to see and react as necessary.See question