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  • Can I get evicted from my rental home for adopting a second dog?

    My partner and I have been renting this property for 2 1/2 years. When we moved in, we had one medium-sized dog, and a chinchilla. The original rental agreement stated no pets, but my landlords made an exception for me. The pet section of our leas...

    Don’s Answer

    Your lease will control. By the snibit you posted its probably at the LL discretion. So they can serve you with a 7 day notice of non-compliance if you don't remove the second dog.

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  • Can my mother buy uninsured motorist coverage after the accident I was in

    I was in a very Bad Accident .I was a backseat passenger with my friends brother, he was driving pretty recklessly. The mother stopped paying their insurance days before the accident and the other ladies insurance is still active, even during the ...

    Don’s Answer

    No. It only matters what was in effect on the date of accident. You probably should consult with an attorney to be sure all possible coverages are being addressed.

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  • Advice about accident I was involved in?

    I was on my way to work on Tuesday morning when at around 9:15 am as I was entering on to I275 north from I4 when I look in the rearview mirror and see a car tailgating me I was in the lane closest to the enterance lane. I think he was traveling s...

    Don’s Answer

    Call one of us today. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to assist you. Lots of stuff going on based on your fact patterns and many unknowns. Most importantly if you were injured, you need to be sure to go get medical attention within 14 days or your PIP policy will be limited.

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  • I need to find a probate lawyer in Seminole county (Oviedo, Florida). I need to claim life insurance for my minor son.

    My youngest sons father passed away last year. He had a small life insurance policy on himself. His parents want my son to have the money.

    Don’s Answer

    Use the Find a Lawyer tab to find contact information for probate attorneys in this area. You will need a few minutes to chat about the situation. You may find a probate may not even be necessary.

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  • Was involved in a rear end collision in my company van by a driver with no insurance. Can I be fired ?

    Knees have soreness and stiffness. The accident was in Troy, Alabama

    Don’s Answer

    Yes they can, unless it's for a protected discriminatory reason. But, you are otherwise eligible for workers compensation. So if you haven't already, you may want to contact a workers' compensation attorney today and preferably one that does personal injury as well. If you file a WC claim and they terminate you, it could subject them to a 440.205 retaliatory claim. An attorney can assist you also look into possible UIM coverages. Use the Find a Lawyer tab above to contact one of us.

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  • Can my workers comp doctor release me back to work even though I feel I am not ready?

    I am a 51 year old female juvenile justice officer. I was hurt on the job doing my job. My right wrist was broken while restraining one of the youths from fighting another youth. There is no light duty. I have had two surgery's on my wrist and sti...

    Don’s Answer

    Make some calls. You are going to need the assistance of counsel on this one to walk you through the coming months. Use the Find a Lawyer tool above to help contact one of us.

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  • If my brother ,who was in charge of the estate,sent me a check for my portion of the estate...i kept the check for a year and

    then cashed it... the check came back as insuffient funds...acct was closed...i never got my money the other 4 sisters got theirs...oh by the way he was a judge when this happened.what can I do legally

    Don’s Answer

    A lot of missing detail. You are probably best served to call a probate attorney or two to fill them in on all the facts as to any written agreements/waivers, and/or the reasoning for not cashing the check in a year's time.

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  • How can an individual who was injured on the job get FMLA instead of Worker's Comp?

    Someone I know was injured on the job and was seen by their primary doctor who believes the person is suffering from a herniated disk. When the company was informed about this they immediately filed a w/c case and instructed the individual to get ...

    Don’s Answer

    FMLA is non WC specific, so that is always an option. That said, if it is WC and you want to pursue the same, you are stuck going to WC doctors. You really should call a WC attorney for a consultation. These issues are far too common these days. Use the Find a Lawyer tab above to assist you.

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  • Do I have exactly 24 hours to vacate the premises in the state of Florida? Eviction 24 hours posted on Thursday..

    I received 24 hrs notice posted on my door. Do I have 1 full business day or not? What's the definite law for the State of Florida?

    Don’s Answer

    Sounds like you are on the tail end of an eviction proceeding have been served with a Writ for Possession by the Sheriff's office. If that's the case, yes, you will have to leave or they will remove you.

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  • Can I get personally sued for motor vehicle property damage when I was uninsured at the time?

    I was in an auto accident last year and let my insurance lapse beforehand. I was going straight when someone was backing out of their house that lines the street. I swerved into the left lane to avoid the car and ended up sideswiping another vehic...

    Don’s Answer

    No insurance does not equate to no liability. Yes, you can be sued. You should retain counsel to assist.

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