contingency contract by parent for a minor and minor rights as an adult
When my so was 9 we were involved in an auto accident. the other driver was at fault and was insured. I settled my claim with ins co directly my ex husband hired an attorney for his and asked that he be allowed to do likewise for my son. My son is now 20 years old and the attorney has finally received an acceptable settlement offer. However the paperwork he has sent my son claims a settlement of $10.000 and includes with it a power of attorney form and a release form which states that the attorney is to receive $4,900.00. The agreement we had was 33 1/3%. He states he will not file this case with the court and that my sons Statute of limitations runs out on 4/19/2004. What can my son do ? Is he bound by the contract We signed? the attorney has been asked for a copy of the contract but has declined to produce it. I feel he is taking advantage of my sons inexperience and placing unfair pressure on him to settle this in this way. What are my sons rights and responsibilities? What can he do?
Being sued for dog bite,but child fell on fence-caused injury
A child in our mobile home park said she leaned over our fence & was bit.She required 3 sutures on upper lip.My wife was on the porch & saw the girl running & screaming from down the street and a neighbor heard the scream, looked out her window & also saw the girl run from the same direction.I’m not sure our insurance covers this & have’nt been able to find an attorney willing to help.What can we do? We offered to pay medical but were refused & now have recieved an attorney’s letter stating an intent to sue. Please Help!
i have a major personal injury legal action against the owner of my mobile home park,it is set for mediation in september, in the last year the landlord has refused my rent, has is trying to evict me, he has served me an unlawful detainer action today, this is the second time he has done this to me, the last time about 6months ago,i answered,and demanded a jury trial,he didnt show and the case was dismissed, this time he served me without a 3day notice,only the unlawful deatainer. i am going to change lawyers i do not feel i am being represented properly, i feel my lawyer should be more involved, in this retalitory against me, the landlord sent a 3rd party saying if i would drop my legal action against him i could stay, but how can i prove this? i also live in a mobile home park where i own my own home. is it to late for me to change attorneys? thanks
Barely Got Out With Our Lives
My daughter/boyfriend and toddler were renting a mobile home with inadequate safety standards. Due to the fact that they were young and hadn’t any credit, they moved into this home with the stipulation that the landlord would make the necessary repairs. Hey…what can I say, they were young and the place was across the street from the beach in Newport. Any kids fantasy. Well, in this case…it turned into their nightmare. The landlord ignored any requests to have the electricity repaired. After their first week there, the electricity blew out in the back half of the home. A couple of months later the electricity still was not repaired, a circuit overloaded in the front of the mobile home burning it to the ground, destroying everything the family owned: including, the car and two cats. They literally ran out of the house naked, with the baby. The landlord offered them nothing for reimbursement…not even a hotel room for the night. What recourse do we have??? And what type of attorney would handle this? They are still having difficulty trying to cope with the trauma and get back on their feet. The incident happened in the middle of June 2006. Any suggestions? Please advise.
I don’t see any area of the law listed that may be appropriate for this problem. Dept. of SD Co. Animal Services requires keeping a found animal for 4 days before letting it be adopted. Is this a rule or a law? I rescued a cat that lived in a parking lot in my mobile home park and is fed by residents in the park. There are people in one home who do absolutely nothing for him but say he is their cat. After months of feeding the cat at night and realizing he is ill and getting older and worried how long he will outrun all the cars, seeing him left out in the bad storms we had for a week was too much for me to bear. I asked one of those people to please take him in during the storm & was assured after asking a half dozen times that he would be cared for. However, I went back during the storm & found the cat soaken wet outside. I took him to vet hospital and was told he had medical problems, and he will need special vet food and meds and care. These people won’t listen and are threatening me. I told them if he goes back to that environment that he will eventually die a bad death. I’ve tried talking sense to them but they won’t listen. They are well known throughout the park as causing trouble and the Police visit their home frequently. The cat is on antibiotics and other meds plus had sub-fluids administered because of dehyration. Would break my heart to place him in their hands. Is there any law that can protect him? I just can’t put him thru going to the shelter even for few days and also those dreadful people might get him. I just wish I knew if there was any law on my side and the cat’s. The threats and trying to care for the cat are wearing me out.