(Closed) Legal Bees, PLEASE HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Legal
Post # 5
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858 posts
Busy bee

I am not 100% sure but that seems right. It could also depend on the state laws regarding those type of situations, do you plan to sue the person who did this? did you press charges? keep documentation on everything, every bill, everything you get from anyone

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ok I went back and read everything and to me it seems like the only way to make back the money he is missing is to file a personal injury civil lawsuit I would look into finding a good lawyer,some of them do a free consultation so it wont hurt to ask

Post # 6
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3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not licensed in your state so I can’t provide legal advice, nor do I know this area of law.  Contact your state bar association for a referral – most lawyers will do a low cost/free consultation initially.  It seems to me you are upset about two things and they involve two different potential defendants:

1. Not being paid full wages by the chain store while out on disability. I’m guessing this is what the other lawyers are saying they can’t help you with.  I don’t know state law to say if this is right or wrong (but I do know if 10 people are saying one thing, you might reconsider whether you need an 11th opinion).

2. Civil lawsuit against the women who did this to him for the injuries, pain & suffering, etc.  Keep in mind this can take a while to get money so you will NOT be getting anything quickly to help out with your wedding bills.  Do you know if they are working and/or have any assets?  If they are “judgment proof” that means there’s really no money that you can shake out of them because they have nothing.  That’s bad, because it means a lawsuit might be expensive and result in no money in the end (only bills from your lawyer).

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Summy00: The only reason I mentioned the wedding was because you had written “We have no idea how long he’s going to be out of work. We’re on a strict budget here with the wedding planning. UGH.”  It’s absolutely legit for you want compensation for his injuries and suffering – that’s why we have civil cases – but I just wanted you to be aware that pursuing a lawsuit will not help you with current bills.  (Unless you find someone willing to loan you money based on the lawsuit, but that’s a whole different kettle of fish.)

I don’t practice criminal law, in fact I’ve only had the one required course my first year in law school, so I really can’t help you much with your specific questions becaues I don’t want to give out potentially wrong information.

Post # 10
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3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Unfortunately, even if a legal bee writes a disclaimer that it’s not legal advice and you agree it’s not legal advice…if it sounds like legal advice you can still get in trouble… 

Which means I’m happy to give you general legal information about how cases work and such, but can’t give you specific advice on your case.  (I actually practice health law and I currently teach business law.)

You’re right you have time to make these decisions.  At some point you might want to check into the statute of limitations to make sure you don’t take *too* much time, but there’s plenty time to focus on his health and wedding.  It’s a lot to handle at once.

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