I am 60 years old, retired military, disabled (100%), and
Hello, I am 60 years old, retired military, disabled (100%), and collecting V.A. benefits. I have not been able to work since April 2009, which is documented by the V.A., I can barely walk, both knees replaced, over a dozen surgeries on my legs, right hip replaced, (left hip to be replaced soon ), 2 spinal surgeries which include a plate in my neck, 6 - 3 inch screws in my lower back, and I've been diagnosed with severe PTSD. And last but not least , I was exposed to Sarin gas while serving in the Gulf War in 1990. The Social Security office told me I don't qualify for disability ..... and I believe I need legal representation to properly present my case....your opinion please .
My 2 brothers and I are part of an estate settlement in
My 2 brothers and I are part of an estate settlement in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. The estate was settled on 01/22/2016 and the executor of the will is my sister.At this point we have not received our portion of the estate funds and would like to knowif there is anything we can do legally to get the funds distributed. Our sister refuses to respond to emails or phone calls. I am really curious to find out if she even has to distributethe funds to us.Val Chandonia (###) ###-####
I am worried about my lawsuit getting dismissed due to
I am worried about my lawsuit getting dismissed due to inaction.I hired an attorney to sue a realtor who forged my signature on something I was vehemently opposed to signing. The result was devastating financial loss in the form of my only robustly profitable rental property and the income that formed the backbone of my retirement income.It's been 2 years since I hired the first of two attorneys. I let him go a year ago when he refused to help me respond to discovery and was demanding $6000 to continue, despite having $2400 of mine and a retainer that said he would never ask for more than $3000 at a time. The second attorney revised the complaint by adding causes of action related to tortious interference in my business relationships with my former tenants, filed it as the first amended complaint, and helped me respond to discovery.There was a case management this month, but it was postponed at my attorney's request.Recap: The forgery was in June 2013. I hired a lawyer in July 2014, filed the lawsuit in May 2015 and a filed a first amended complaint with a new attorney in June 2016. My legal costs to date for both attorneys have been about $24,000 and I couldn't be less happy about progress than I am now. I haven't sent out discovery, for example, and it's essential that we talk to the escrow officer, the buyers, and their agents to find out what they recall about my agents' disclosures about me and my desire to cancel, if any. Three years out, they might have forgotten, and can easily get away with saying they have forgotten, even if they haven't.I imagined an aggressive advocate fueled by indignation and righteousness, fascinated by damning evidence in the contents of 3 years of email between me and my agent, which I organized for ease of study. I have only discussed the case once with the new attorney, and I don't know if he sees it as I see it. What I lost was rental income until the day I died and an asset to leave my brother's children. He is focused on the selling price being too low, but that's chump change compared to its income should I live another 30years, and likely to devolve into dueling appraisals; I am outraged that it sold at all.Could the defendants (the agent and her broker, who repeatedly told her not to cancel the escrow, she said at the time) move to have this case dismissed for lack of prosecution at this point? Would it be considered malpractice if my attorney, by neglecting the case, allowed that to happen? Finally, should I look for attorney #3 at this point?
My 22-year-old son lives with me in New Jersey. A few weeks
My 22-year-old son lives with me in New Jersey. A few weeks ago he was hospitalized involuntarily after a suicide attempt. My ex-wife made arrangements to transfer him to a rehab program in Florida. The psychiatrist flew up from Florida on Monday to escort my son. My son had agreed but as soon as my son was signed out of the hospital he changed his mind. After some discussion the new plan was for my son to stay at home with me for 2 days to say goodbye to friends and then fly to Florida on Wednesday. My question is what is likely to happen if my son decides not to go to Florida on Wednesday? Also what are my legal responsibilities? He supposedly is still involuntarily committed.
While checking in at the front desk of a hotel, my dog was
Hi,While checking in at the front desk of a hotel, my dog was attacked by an employee's dog that was off leash. My dog was on leash by my side but it happened quickly that I did not have time to react until after my dog cried in pain. The employee who owned the dog was not present until she heard the cry. My dog was bit in the neck and eye. The end result was he had to have an emergency eye removal surgery in a city 7 hours away. At the time of the attack, I was not informed that the pet owner was an employee and as I was asking for help from the front desk employees (2 women), they responded with "Her dog is over reacting" and then started laughing for the next few minutes at the situation. There are a few more items that occurred, like the pet owner not putting her dog on leash and instead drinking beer on the job and letting her dog run around the property, even after my husband and I asked her to put her dog on a leash. The employees also would not give us the manager's contact information of the hotel. We asked multiple times. It wasn't until I emailed the hotel group and the actual hotel, that I received any contact. We are in the state of Texas and when I did a search, there looks to be leash law. I am not sure what to do next as my dog now has permanent damage. The hotel group has offered to pay the vet bills and has put us up in a hotel. If anyone can advise. I would appreciate it.
I do have defamation with the doctors in the network I see
I do have defamation with the doctors in the network I see and with the people I know. It's making me out to look like the bad guy.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: KansasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Ive been on Ssdi since 2006 for GAD and bipolar.I did things for attention such as bulimia, self mutilation, acting like I had did, but never once have I been dishonest with a medical provider or tried seeking attention or making up pain.I'm not good with words.The medical records that have false info doesn't even refer to this stuff.My psychiatrist who is the medical director where I go, knows about some of this stuff.I really really really need someone to explain what has happened over the last year because I am being misprofiled!!!!!!! Big time!!!!!!!I've been abused in my past, and it feels like I'm being abused again when providers don't believe me.