There are three things we need to factor in to prove you have a viable personal injury case, negligence, causation, and damages. Negligence means the legal liability of the other side for their conduct. We need to show it was not just an accident, but it was due to something the other party did wrong.
Generally, a prior arrest it is not admissible as evidence. In other words, if they have a jury trial, the jury is not allowed, the state, or the prosecutor is not allowed to inform a jury or bringing evidence of the prior arrest or conviction.
We handle cases involving petty misdemeanors to major felonies, which carry prison sentences from twenty years to life. I have several murder trials under my belt as well as about another one hundred cases involving misdemeanor trials.
We handle residential and commercial tenant issues, including the rental of a home or apartment. There are separate statutes that govern residential and commercial properties. They are really two different areas of law.
The landlord is supposed to return the security deposit immediately, but they have to provide a letter within 40 days if they intend to keep any of the security deposit. It could be for violations of unpaid rent, or any damage to the property.
Mediation is a great option, especially in Maui, because the costs are minimal. I recommend that mediation be explored. Even a judge would recommend mediation. Therefore, if there were good will between both parties, that definitely would be an option.
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it is very likely that you will be dealing with an insurance company in order to seek compensation for your damages. Settlement discussions are commonplace in personal injury insurance claims and are considered the default way to resolve your dispute before deciding to take the next step and go to court.