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  • Can my parents and I pursue legal action against my rapist?

    My father was in the Army and we lived in Germany for his job. The boy who raped me was also living in Germany because his father was in the Army. This boy was 12 and I was at the time 7 and he continued raping me for two years. I eventually moved...

    Philip’s Answer

    If this happened on an american base in Germany, then I would immediately go to the Judge Staff Advocates office at Fort Bliss and report it to them. They should help you from there. Good chance there will be interplay between US and Germany laws. So sorry this happened to you and good luck. You might also want to contact an attorney there in El Paso and let them look further into any possible legal action.

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  • Can I sue if my sister got cerebral palsy from medical negligence

    My sister has been suffering 21 years with cerebral palsy due to medical negligence at Methodist Hospital we have no assistance and it's due to their medical negligence that she is living this way how can we make somebody pay for their mistakes.

    Philip’s Answer

    It appears you have a statute of limitations problem. It is hard to comment further without knowing more. I would suggest you find a medical malpractice firm in Dallas on AVVO and contact them directly to discuss in more depth.

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  • What kind of lawyer do I need?

    I was at a party this past Saturday, June 11, where a picture was taken of another male individual pelvic thrusting above me as I was on the ground doing push ups(simply for the amusement of another friend). I am a heterosexual male and have now s...

    Philip’s Answer

    Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is ask the publisher of the photographer to take it down and get rid of all copies. You have no legal recourse as the facts are stated by you.

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  • I need an attorney in the Houston metro area ASAP. Who’s interested?

    Very good reason why I’m behind on my auto loan payments, but long story short, my car is in repossession. However, three different tow truck drivers hooked my car up without me knowing, and proceeded to drive off while I was still in the car. The...

    Philip’s Answer

    Need to find a debt collection attorney who also understands the nuances of a potential injury claim. Use Avvo to locate one and then call the attorney and speak with him/her directly.

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  • I want a lawyer to fight against F.B.O.P

    Inmate Was exposed to mold in food

    Philip’s Answer

    Don't think there is anything an attorney can do for you at this point. Unfortunately, the damages don't justify the hiring of an attorney.

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  • How to make all state pay er bill, they accept responsibility for accident but refuse to pay er bill. I was rear ended.

    I was completed stopped at right light, all of a sudden I was rear ended, other driver admits fault, All state adjuster states they wont pay for my ER bill because my car was not severely damaged. I went to ER, they dx me with Cervical Sprain &...

    Philip’s Answer

    Typical Allstate. They think that all people are robots and get hurt at the exact same threshold. They base their business model on low balling claims. I would suggest you contact an attorney to get them on board. You will likely have to sue the driver of the vehicle that struck you (Allstate insured). Only jury verdicts will make the Allstates and Farmers of the world change their "deny, delay and make low ball offer" tactics.

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  • Can I file a civil suit against the father for damages and pain and suffering and loss of wages

    I was in possession of my niece in laws car while she was out of town and I got into a fender bender. I did not have any insurance at the time but the teenager who hit me was at fault and was not on his parents insurance so the damages to my niece...

    Philip’s Answer

    You have a claim against the at fault driver (and potentially a claim against the parent(s) for negligent entrustment). Did your niece in law carry a policy of insurance on the car? Even if you do not carry car insurance, as long as you were driving her car with her permission and she carries insurance, you will be covered under her policy. If she does have insurance on the car, check to see if she has uninsured motorist protection or collision coverage. Either of these will help your niece get the car repaired. The uninsured motorist coverage will cover you for your injury claim. Also check for
    Personal injury protection or medpay which will help pay medical bills (pip will also pay 80% of any lost wages you have due to wreck). If your niece has no insurance on the car, then you basically have the option of filing suit in small claims court (limited $ recovery) or in district/county court (attorney hiring recommended). Good luck

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  • My son was hit by a car this morning by someone with no insurance. Should we pursue legal action against the driver of the car?

    My son was hit by a car this morning on his way to school on his bike. The woman tried to flee but was blocked in. She does not have insurance and we believe is not a legal citizen. Is there anything I can do to be compensated for our medical ex...

    Philip’s Answer

    First, check your auto policy to see if you have any of these three things which would help to get your bills paid: 1. Underinsured motorist 2. Personal injury protection (PIP) 3. Medical payments (medpay).
    If any of these things are on your policy you will coverage for his medical up to the limits of the applicable coverage.
    If not, then you will have hope the at fault driver was insured and you will make a claim under the drivers liability coverage.
    If none of these things are available, you have the option of small claims court (limited recovery available) or filing in state district or county court (probably need an attorney in these courts---although not required). Good luck.

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  • What exactly do you think will happen?

    I got into a car accident 6 days ago. It was my fault and I explained to the cop what happened and then was put in an ambulance. The cop came to the ambulance asking if I had anything illegal in my car. I answered yes, marijuana. He then told me...

    Philip’s Answer

    There is no one that can answer this question, except the police. Do not contact them. If they want to pursue charges you will find out soon enough. If they do call or show up personally, do not tell them anything until you speak to a criminal defense attorney.

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  • Could this be considered leaving the scene of an accident? Should I expect a fine or summons in the mail?

    A few days ago, at around 9:00 PM, my car went off-road and got stuck in a ditch. My car was not on anyone's personal property and I did not cause damage to any structures (just some minor tire tracks in the grass). This happened about 100ft away ...

    Philip’s Answer

    I would not worry about it. If the cops want to discuss it with you, then they will find you. I would not expect that you will get a ticket in the mail as the police have no way to confirm you were the one driving.

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