I'm going to arbitration with With a major home builder next month. My attorney does not want me present at the mediation stating there is not enough room for me. In addition, I requested a personal meeting with him but was told he can only me...
Never experienced it before and I don't like it. "Not enough room for me" is not a valid reason to have you not attend. If it's a mediation you have the right and should be there for a number of reasons [If it's an arbitration as you mention in your first sentence those are generally not attended by the client, but I think it's more likely a mediation based on the issues. You might want to verify with the paperwork or the attorney]. Given the attorney permission to settle your case without your being present at the mediation doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I would trust your instincts. Communicate with your attorney in writing [letter or email] and explain you want to meet with him before the mediation and attend as well. After the meeting, if it's appropriate, email him again to confirm what was discussed. Putting things in writing is among the best ways to manage your relationship with the attorney going forward. Perhaps the attorney has reasonable explanations for his actions, but you have the right to know what they are.See question
*PLEASE VIEW BELOW FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This signed release was not notarized even though it included a section for the notary to fill out, stamp, and sign. Also, considering the signed release I received in the mail is not an origin...
The answer is "maybe". A release is a contractual agreement between you and another party. You agree to sign the release in exchange for something...often it's money. An insurance company in an auto accident case might say "We'll give you money, but you have to agree to sign a release which frees us and our insured from future any liability for the accident." Often, these releases have a notary block but sometimes they don't. If for some reason you don't want to sign the release because of the requirement that your signature be notarized, you can send the money back and say "no deal." The insurance company then has several options. Maybe they decide the notary requirement isn't worth fighting about and drop it and let you get the money after all; maybe they don't do anything and you don't get the money and can sue them/the at fault driver if you want and hopefully negotiate or get from a jury as much if not more money than what was agreed to; maybe they sue for "accord and satisfaction" arguing to a court that the notary block requirement is a standard unimportant requirement and you shouldn't be able to back out of the whole agreement just because you don't want to get the document notarized which simply proves that the signature is yours and is valid. If a judge agrees with the insurance company, a judge may require you to notarize the document and accept the money. Hope this helps.See question
I am searching for an attorney to take our case. Our greyhound (certified therapy dog) was attacked and killed by a neighbor's loose pitbull. This pitbull has attacked other dogs and people and has now been deemed a 'dangerous' dog and may be euth...
Unfortunately as you've read from other posts, the law limits your damages. Hiring an attorney on contingency may be impossible and hiring an attorney on an hourly basis may not be cost effective. You might consider filing in small claims court which allows an individual to represent themselves but limits damages to $5000. You can get a small claims forms package at the Hillsborough County clerk's office although all the forms you need may be on line. You might first send a certified letter, return receipt to the dog owners and attach your documents. Maybe they'll do the right thing, although that's not likely. But you can then attach your letter and documentation as an exhibit to the complaint along with the return receipt card. With this information in front of judge along with your proof of effort at resolving the matter, your likely to get the best possible outcome from the judge. But do remember, once the judge gives you a judgment, it's just a piece of paper....you then have to go through the process of collecting on the judgement to turn the paper into money. There's resources available on line to do that but know that sometimes you just can't get money on a judgement from people who have nothing or could even declare bankruptcy and wipe the judgement away. Hopefully this doesn't apply to your situation, your defendants. Sorry for your loss.See question
Am currently waiting fo my setlement car a ccident hospital.alredy sent bills to pre collecttion is there anyway i can stop then from hurting my credit and make den wait until.my setlement comes and fully pay the bills?
One thing we sometimes have our clients do if the hospital is insists on getting paid and not waiting is negotiate a payment plan until the entire balance is paid off with the settlement. You might offer $10 a month and explain that's all you can afford and go up from there if necessary. Often the $10 a month plan works for our clients because the hospital billing department is satisfied that you are taking responsibility for the bill in some way, they expect they'll get paid the balance soon and they can move on and put the squeeze on the next person with an outrageously high hospital bill.See question
My husband had an affair. After said affair the other woman had some information posted about her online. She assumed I was the one that posted it. She has a friend who has a husband that is an attorney who threated us with a lawsuit unless we pai...
In defamation cases, "the truth will set you free" So as long as nothing untrue was stated, a defamation case cannot be successfully pursued. It doesn't mean that a case can't be filed against you. But from the facts you present, I doubt an attorney would waste their time and money doing so. Generally, only defamation cases that result in provable economic damages make economic sense to pursue such as when one business defames another or an employer defames an employee. So I suspect that the attorney's threat will remain just that and if ignored will go away assuming no additional postings appear.See question
Injured in on going water gushing from under dishwasher prop mgr could not fix problem patch it thats it sent email to mgr about water damage nothing was done 2 months later tore my rotter cuff and sprained wrist and ligiments. Whos responsible?
The landlord has some responsibility but given the comparative negligence it may be difficult to find an attorney to work your case on contingency. In general, the at fault party will always attempt to place blame on the person who falls saying that if they were more aware of their surroundings they could have avoided slipping. Here the landlord will likely argue you were well aware that the dishwasher leaks water. Theyll argue that yes, we could have fixed the problem sooner, but you knew of the problem and that there may be water on the ground and we shouldn't be responsible for your injuries. There's also case law that will be a problem for you when a slip hazard is open and obvious.
Consider contacting several attorneys for their evaluation of your claim. The unfortunate degree of your injuries certainly warrant their consideration.
Wishing you the best!See question
My pharmacist has been overcharging me for years. I had to switch my medication because I couldn't afford it and he was extremely mad because he couldn't make money off of me anymore (he only wanted cash before too, but now it's all covered by my ...
Without an injury you wouldn't be able to bring a claim. It would be like suing someone who ran a red light, but didn't actually hit you. n Florida, you can't bring a claim for emotional distress unless there is a physical impact to you from what the pharmacy/pharmacist did. It's very fortunate you have "good eyes."
Wishing you the best!See question
I was a backseat passenger in a car with a reckless driver (friends brother ).he struck multiple cars at an intersection and another car struck us but fled the scene. As a result I have to live with a metal plate in my left arm with a 12’ scar and...
it would be useful to know why the lawyers dropped the case. I assume it's because there's no insurance or source to recover funds from other than the city. The city would have protection under sovereign immunity which not only caps damages but lowers the cap on attorney's fees. Since the city has best only partial liability according to your question, these firms may not want to pursue a recovery only against the city. They may feel it's not worth their while even though you obviously have very significant injuries.See question
Budget Inn bathroom ceiling collapsed while using facilities, water poured from ceiling to floor, forced me to change rooms with kidney failure. Very stressful and traumatic, Independently owned motel how do I approach what do I do from here
If there's no physical injury, but you want to pursue a claim for the stress and trauma, your efforts may be unsuccessful because of Florida's impact rule. In essence, the trauma would have to have effected you such that you were physically effected. Possible examples might be if you had a heart attack or stroke at the time the ceiling collapsed. If the collapse itself caused you injury, the impact rule would not need to be considered in order to bring a claim.
You might try approaching Budget Inn yourself. But the risk of doing something incorrectly is high enough that it would likely make sense to see if an injury attorney might take your case and allow them to approach Budget Inn on your behalf.See question
I walk with a cane and I have chronic back pain, and Multiple Sclerosis, has nothing to do with what I have the rug was messed up.
Assuming you are in litigation, you're not really allowed to say no. Not without significant consequences. You can argue to narrow the time frame, but if a judge says 15-16 years and you refuse, your case can be dismissed, you can be held in contempt, etc.
If you are not yet in litigation, you can say no. But the store attorney can say then we aren't paying you any money and you can file a lawsuit if you want at which time they'll have the right to ask for past medical records.
Good luck!See question