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Are These Grounds For A Wrongful Death Suit?
My Father Passed Away Recently. The Circumstances Behind His Death Have Just Been Disclosed To Me By An Acquaintance Who Was There At The Time. The Account Is As Follows: My Father Was Working Out At A Large Chain Gym When He Suddenly Collapsed In Cardiac Distress. Gym Staff Then Called 9-1-1 And Said That Someone Had Fallen.
Meanwhile My Father Lay On The Floor Gasping For Air As A Crowd Gathers Round. Staff Took No Initiative To Take Control Of The Situation. As His Breaths Begin To Dissipate Then Cease The Manager Of The Gym, Who New Something Had Happened Never Left His Post At The Front Desk Checking Id'S. Someone Then States That My Father Is Not Breathing And There Is No Heart Beat...As Staff Looks On. A Fellow Gym Member Then Rushes Over And Begins Cpr. The Man Is Then Advised By Gym Staff To Cease Cpr And Wait For Emt'S. Another Staff Member Is Then Seen Taking The Defibrillator Off Of The Wall And Powering It Up...The Machine Was Beeping And Ready To Administer Shock, However, The Staff Never Uses It...They Just Held It In Their Hands. Apparently They Are Not Trained On How To Use The Machine Nor Cpr. When The Emt Eventually Arrive 12-15 Minutes Later, They Are Walking In Slowly, Like There Was Never Any Emergency At All Because The Staff Stated That Someone Had Fallen. (The Hospital Is Within A Half Mile Of The Gym!)
By The Time They Arrived My Father Was Gone. I Believe That The Staff'S Lack Of Knowledge Of Cpr And Defibrillator, As Well As The Managers Lack Of Care To Properly Handle The Situation Contributed To My Fathers Demise. The Gym Members Who Notified My Family Of This Were Instructed By Gym Staff To 'Not Stir Up Any Problems' Upon Them Asking Why More Was Not Done To Help My Father. The Manager Never Left The Front Desk...Because He Was More Worried About Checking Id'S And Making Sure That Someone Does Not Sneak In, Than Saving My Fathers Life. Does This Seem Like Grounds For A Wrongful Death Suit? I Feel Like If They Had The Tools To Save A Life (Defibrillator), Then Why Didn'T They Use It?! Why Didn'T The Manager Handle The Situation Properly...He Should Have Called 9-1-1 Back When He Realized It Was A Life Threatening Emergency.
wrongful death? no. Negligence? Yes. Wrongful death implies that they somehow cause his heart attack, which they most likely did not do. But it seems they were negligent in not being properly trained on how to use life saving equipment that was obviously available to them. You should really contact a lawyer.
What Can I Do With A Law Degree Other Than Be A Trial Lawyer?
What Can I Do With A Law Degree Other Than Be A Trial Lawyer?
I'M About To Get My History Degree, And Law School Is Sounding More And More Appealing, But I Really Don'T Want To Be A Lawyer. What Else Can I Do With A Law Degree?
Please be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first.
Reminder: We are in a World-wide Recession.
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. Many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.)
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a lot of debt.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just saturated with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will lie to you. The root of the problem is we have too many law schools. We are in a recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............
If you don't believe me, then just do a search here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.s. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of >>>Healthcare or Information Technology! I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job availability! and scholarships!
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)
I Need Some Serious, Honest Legal Advice, Please Help!!?
Ok, This Is A Pretty Long Story, Please Read The Entire Post, Ill Try To Shorten It Down As Much As I Can. First Off, I'M 19 Years Old, At The Times Of The Crimes Talked About Below, I Was 17 And Prior To This I Had No Criminal Record At All. I Live In North Carolina. In June Of 2010 I (Shamefully) Accompanied 4 &Quot;Friends&Quot; While Breaking Into A House. (I Know I Know, Its Terrible) Anyway, Myself Along With These 4 People Broke Into Someones House In The County I Live In. We Got Away With It. So, 2 Weeks Later, We Did It 2 More Times, In Another County. Again, I Know Its Awful And Terrible. The 3 Times This Took Place, I Either Sat In The Vehicle Or Stood Somewhere Outside The House. I Was The &Quot;Look Out Guy&Quot;. A Few Weeks Down The Road, The Police Came To Question One Of The Guys Involved. He Was The &Quot;Leader&Quot; I Guess You Could Say Of The Whole Thing. He Drove The Car, And Did Most Of The Stealing. Turns Out, At One Of The Houses They Broke Into, A Note Signing Him Out Of School Early Was Found In The Driveway Of One Of The Houses. Well, The Police Questioned Him, And To Sum It All Up, He Cracked. Told The Police Everything. They Only Knew Of Us Being Involved In One Home, And He Told Them Of All Three As Well As Everyone Involved. To Save Some Time, I'M Gonna Jump Ahead Here A Little. The Police Found Stolen Goods In His Vehicle As Well As Another Persons Involved Vehicle. As Well As They Found Out That 2 Other People Involved Pawned Several Of The Items., And The Police Recovered Some Pawned Items As Well, With Ticket Stubs Displaying The Names Of Those Who Pawned Them. They Questioned Everyone But Me. Before They Came To Me, I Went To Them. I Called Up The Next County Over'S Sheriffs Office And Told Them Everything. I Even Rode With A Detective, Pointing Out The Houses We Broke Into, In Doing This, I Hoped I Would Help Myself A Little. Turns Out Down The Road, This Did Nothing But Incriminate Me More, And, Get This, The Officer Whom I Rode With Denies Ever Speaking With Me!?!?!?! I'M Gonna Skip Forward Here To Give You The Upshot Of The Whole Mess. In August Of 2011 I Was Charged With 2 Counts Of Misdemeanor B&E And 2 Counts Of Misdemeanor Larceny. Because My &Quot;Friends&Quot; Lied And Said I Went Into The House In The County I Live In 2 Times To Steal Things. I Spent 3 Days In Jail And Was Placed On Probation For 1 Year, And Ordered To Pay $1200. That'S The Value Of The Thins Taken From The House In My County. Whew, Long Story. Fast Forward A Year I Paid Every Penny Back To The County I Live In, And Served A Successful Probation Term. Well At The Tail End Of My Probation Term For My County, I Finally Get Tried For The 2 Houses That Were Broke Into In The County North Of Mine. Well, This Is What Happened. I Get Charged With 2 More Counts Of Misd. B&E And 2 More Counts Misd. Larceny. Placed On Probation For 18 Months And Ordered By The Courts To Pay A Total Of $5,880!!!!!!!!!!! Here'S Where My Problem Occurs And Where The &Quot;Justice Will Be Served&Quot; Saying Starts To Crumble. In All Of This, I Was The Only One Convicted Of Any Crimes, The Only One Placed On Probation And The Only One Ever Ordered To Pay A Cent Back!! Out Of 5 Total People, Just Me! Ready For Another Curve Ball, When The Da Of The County Of Which The 2 Houses Were Broken Into Read Over The Crimes, He Stated That I Was The Least Involved To The Judge, And The Judge Even Read Off Everyone'S Name Who Was Supposed To Be Charged And Held Liable For The Fines. Fast Forward Till Today, June 5,2013. Nothing Has Changed, No One Else Was Charged, The State Put Everything On Me And It Stuck. I Still Owe The Other County Almost Five Thousand Dollars, And Am Still On Probation. My Probation Will Be Checked Over To See If I Am Complying With The Terms In Few Weeks, And I'M Not. Because I Do Not See It As Justice That I Have To Pay Everyone'S Debt To Society Again. So, My Probation Officer Will Likely Violate Me, And I May Go To Jail Right Then. Or I Will Be Given A Court Date, And Have To Defend Myself As To Why I'M Not Complying. My Question To Anyone On Here, Who Knows Anything About Law Or Court Is, What Should I Do?? Plz Help Me Out Here. I Cant See How Any Judge Can See This As Justice!? There Are Probably Things I Left Out, But That'S About All I Can Remember. I By No Means Think I Have A Right To Get Out Of Paying Anything At All To The Other County, But, I Do Not Think I Should Have To Pay Everyone'S Part Again! If You Have Any Sort Of Helpful Info, Please Share It With Me. Thanks For Reading If You Read The Whole Thing, I Know Its A Book.
First off let me say... paragraphs!! That was hard as heck to read.
I agree with the first answer that above all you need a lawyer. You are entitled to court appointed counsel so take it by all means. Quit worrying about the other people involved. You need to worry about yourself and do anything and everything that is required through probation. Violating that is pure stupidity and will only get you in deeper trouble by being defiant. The judge will have no patience for your little protest and you're only going to make things worse for yourself.
From here on out you need to not do anything at all wrong but abide by what the court has imposed. You're in a big mess but stay out of further trouble and someday you can possibly get this far far behind you.
Since there are multiple charges I don't know if it will be possible but hopefully some day you can get this all expunged from your record. But that is gonna be a couple of years off until you can qualify if at all. So in the meantime get with the program and do what has been required. Get a lawyer to help you get this reduced or at least argued to the judge in a more favorable way for you. You're gonna lose in the worst way every time without a lawyer, period.
Here is a link to expungement law in NC that may someday apply to you http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegis... Read over these but I think the law that may apply to you begins at the bottom of page 3 of this link. You can research lots more online too.
Good luck and I hope this helps!
Describe How A Businesses Can Avoid Litigation?
Treat all customers in a consistant and fair manner, if there is a conflict, write a statement of the episode, have rules in writing that everyone signs off on, have people licensed (i.e. real estate leasing agents or food certifications).
Why Do Lawyers &Quot;Practice&Quot; Law?
Why Do Lawyers Use The Term &Quot;Practice&Quot; Instead Of Saying I Work In Legal Field Or Something Like That. Why Is The Term &Quot;Practice&Quot; Used.
I deal with lawyers on a near daily basis (Im a police officer). I too asked several lawyers this question a few months back. The answer I received was pretty suprising. Laws, while black and white in some areas, are gray when it comes to others. Its in these gray areas where lawyers "practice", by this they mean try to get judges or juries to see their interpertation of the written law.
Laws are not inflexible. Even the cut and dry, black and white laws are not truly set in stone. For example: Yes you killed somebody. It is your defense lawyer's job to produce why, your emotional state, other mitigating circumstances that could possibly sway a jury to think that your were justified in doing what you did. Thats the practice part, using their skills at oration, persuasion and interpretation to outwit the other lawyer.
We Have To Somehow Establish Custody Right?
My Child Is 3 Months Old And Her Father And I Have Separated Ways, Never Married. Now I Have Learned That Neither One Of Us Has &Quot;True&Quot; Custody Of Her. My State Does Not Prese Custody If Paternity Has Been Established. We Live In Two Different States But Apparently If He Came To Take Her One Day Noone Would/Could Help Me. We Breastfeed So That Helps Me A Little But I Am Afraid. So We Made A Custody Agreement That He Would Only Pay 300 In Child Support And I Would Have Primary Custody, Otherwise He Could Not Afford To Come Visit Her. I Said Ok We Can Make That Work And I Was Really Relieved. But To Make That Legal We Have To Get It Mandated By A Judge, We Can'T Sign And Then Notarized Because That Apparently Has No Standing In A Case Like This. Every Lawyer We Have Seen Cost Way Above What We Can Afford Even With Offered Payment Plans. They Are Saying Around 1000 Down And I Make 200 Too Much For Low Income Assistance. He Says Fine Let'S Not Go To Court We Have Our Agreement. That Sounds Great But Should I Risk Him Finding Out He Can Take Her. What If He Finds Out While She Is Visiting With Him, How Do I Get Her Back? Advice?
Okay first off, i don't care if he is on the birth certificate or not, or what forms he has signed, if you haven't been to court to establish his paternity he doesn't have any. if he tries to take the child from you at any point in time your ace in the hole is "I'm not even sure he is the father", and poof he is just joe schmo off the street that took your kid. Now that is the dirty way to play it, but if push came to shove that is how you are going to have to do it.
It sounds like you guys are really trying to be civil and I HIGHLY encourage you to continue to BE civil, that is what is best for your child. I also encourage you to make this legal, because it will stop the headaches down the road. The reason why you can't just write it up yourself and ge it notarized is because there are certain things that every county requires in a custody agreement and if you don't have that exact language it isn't a binding agreement. that is where the Judge comes in, they aren't there to decide things like custody, that really wasn't suppose to be their role, they are interpreters of the law. For example I thought my husband should make his former girlfriend pay $200 a month in child support until the child was out of college, as long as they were a full time student. Sounds reasonable right? Well in GA no child support can go above the age of 19 and that is only if the kid is still in high school, so what i thought was reasonable was actually not allowed in GA and would have invalidated the agreement.
Your best avenue here is to become a mini-lawyer. It can be done and it's not too hard, you have to find the forms on line for YOUR STATE, because that is where the child lives so that is who has jurisdiction. You fill them out, you are the petitioner, he is the respondent, and then fill out the form. Go to the court house, file the form with the clerk and you will get a court date. Go to the court date with what you think are reasonable requests that you have both agreed to like the primary custody, and a detailed holiday schedule and child support....etc. and then let the Judge tell you what is okay and what isn't and what you are missing.
In GA the Judge usually has what is called a court lawyer. This person does the bidding of the Judge, so if you were to file your petition, and both show up for court, and agree to everything in detail the Judge will look it over and if everything looks good he/she could then give it to the court lawyer to draft up for you to sign. if you were in GA the whole thing would cost you about $250 to file and get him served with the papers....and in most states it is a lot less.
if you have questions on what to file the court of clerks office MIGHT help you over the phone. They strictly speaking aren't allowed to give you legal advice or tell you what to file, but they could tell you for example "You can't file a custody motion without also filing a child support motion at the same time"...see, some counties they are together and some are different. This will probably take a few trips to the court house to make sure you have everything but you can do that yourself and then just get it all sorted out and get him served with a time to be there.