Just Who is the Defendant and Can There be More Than One?
In many personal injury cases, more than one defendant may be responsible for the same injury. If multiple parties contributed to causing your injuries, you may name all of them as defendants in your lawsuit, and collect damages from everyone responsible.
It is critical to the success of your lawsuit that at least one defendant in your case be solvent. A defendant is a solvent if he has enough money to pay for your damages. Imagine, for example, that a penniless homeless person throws a large rock which hits your windshield and causes you to have an accident. Even though you may be able to prove that the homeless person was liable for causing your wreck, you won’t be able to recover damages for your injuries since this person clearly has no ability to pay. This is an unfortunate situation, but one that does come up from time to time.
In many instances, however, a defendant may claim to be insolvent but actually have the ability to pay damages to a plaintiff. After causing an accident resulting in injuries to another person, many individuals will attempt to hide their assets in order to appear insolvent and discourage the injured party from filing a lawsuit. If the defendant in your case is hiding assets and you are unable to prove it, you probably won’t be able to recover what your case is really worth if you’re even able to recover anything at all. At our Texas Law Firm, our lawyers perform an asset check in nearly every personal injury case that we handle. If the defendant in your case is hiding resources, the chances that we’ll be able to find them are very good, which ensures that you’re paid what you deserve.
Put our years of experience to work for you if you want to know what your rights are, how to proceed with your claim, and how much compensation you can secure from your personal injury case. Regardless of how it happened or who is liable, we can answer all of your questions. Call our Law Firm now at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.
Should I Buy a Used Water Softener?
In most cases, water softener systems are expensive items to purchase, and as a result, many property owners may consider the idea of purchasing these appliances used. However, there are a few reasons why this may not be a good idea – even if they do come from a so-called ‘reliable source.’
No Warranty Will Be Supplied
Regardless of how good a price you can purchase a used water softener system for, you will not get any form of warranty with it – unlike when you purchase these appliances new. This means that in the event of the softener system malfunctioning, you will be faced with two options – to either purchase another system or to try and have the used one repaired. In many cases, neither of these options end up being financially viable because you will normally end up spending a lot more in the long term than if you had just purchased a new system to being with.
Replacement Parts May Not be Available
If you are considering the purchase of a used water softening system that is more than a few years old, you may find that replacement parts are not available when it decides to malfunction or break down for any reason. Once again, this will result in you having to purchase another (used or preferably new) water softening system. Before considering the purchase of a used system, it is essential to do sufficient research to determine whether the system is too old or not.
Not as Efficient as Newer Models
Many people will try to sell their existing water softener systems because newer models have been released that are far more efficient and cost-effective to use. Older models may also require a lot more maintenance to keep them operating as they should, which will also be far more time-consuming. Instead of purchasing used, rather keep a watch for promotions or special offers on newer, more efficient models.
Water softeners may seem expensive to purchase new, but they will provide you with many years’ use if they are properly cared for along the way. In most cases, newer models will also be a lot cheaper to maintain.