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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Employment Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for California on
Q: Can I Email a judge? Or how do I contact the judge who presided over a hearing?

He is a Admin. Law Judge.

The hearing was done remotely, and I have no idea how to ask for further review

my appeal was granted, but compliance has not been what was ordered. There are a few other concerns I need him to be aware of. I've tried all other ways to resolve the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 26, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general rule nationwide, judges do not usually communicate with one side in the absence of the other (covered in rules on ex parte communications). One option is to reach out to a California attorney in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I was cited for reckless operation of a golf cart on put in bay. But the court house doesn’t have me on file and

I also broke my leg, but they won’t let me do it virtually and say I need to get ahold of the put in bay police to send them the information. What should I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 25, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. By now, you may have already done so, but this is something to be discussed with a defense attorney. In terms of the personal injury element of breaking your leg, if it was related to the reckless driving charge and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: i need an attorney to suit ohio water park campground after breaking my neck due to their negligence

ohio water park campground people installed an intertube bridge in 1.5 ft of water when safety manual instruction says no less than 4.7 ft. there were no signs about this tube and upon walkkng to the edge (to sit and wait my feet) out of nowhere a hose began spraying water at me from behind... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 25, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry you were injured in this accident. From your post, you are looking for an attorney. Attorneys here can't reach out to you - the format here is basically question & answer. There are sites out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: I can't afford my chiropractor anymore but I have a 12 month contract with them. Can i get out of it safely?

The service with them has helped i just can't afford it every month and have a standing contract/payment plan with them.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 24, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be difficult for an attorney to offer guidance without seeing the contract's terms about termination, cancellation, refunds, penalties, etc. You could reach out to local attorneys to review the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: I was in to the hospital for kidney stones and a severe UTI. I ended up septic

They gave me the wrong antibiotics twice

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 23, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It would be difficult for attorneys to offer guidance here. There wasn't a question, but it looks like you're wondering about your legal rights. That would call for a medical opinion. You could reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: Veh ins co is asking me to sign a doc authorizing them to retrieve/retain veh data with no specifics do I sign?

The document states the date of the accident in which I was struck at a red light, but it does not specify a time and place. I do not want them retrieving anything else that does not pertain to the accident as this document states they can look at information prior to, during, and after the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 23, 2022

It could be difficult for an attorney to advise either way without seeing the form. Your concerns about an open-ended authorization with no specifics, or a limitless scope of information retrieval are valid. One option is to review the form with an attorney. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Employment Law for New York on
Q: Hi, My name is Aina.I just got fired from my job because of my health condition. What should I do?

Back in 2018, I had an accident in my country, so I have a back problem and the day I did interview with my employer, I already explain to them that I am in a session of treatment actually. They accepted to hire me which was a months ago, and today, they just fired me because I did not work... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 22, 2022

I'm sorry you were fired. This is something that the employment law attorneys here would have better insight into than personal injury attorneys. There's no guarantee that all posts on this Q & A board are picked up, but if you reposted and added Employment Law as a category, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Business Law for Idaho on
Q: Do we have to have general liability insurance for our go karts or can we just have customers sign waivers?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 22, 2022

An Idaho attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to arrange a meaningful consult with a local attorney, it's worth noting that nationwide, liability waivers are not a substitute for insurance. They can have limitations. You could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Contracts, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Nebraska on
Q: legal documentation of inability to dispense medication nebraska legal documentation inability to dispense personal abil
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 22, 2022

A Nebraska attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Part of the post may have gotten left off in uploading - the question is not fully clear. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you could try reposting again. Do not include personal information in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: What technology do lawyers use to communicate with clients, present evidence to clients, and update them in real time?

We're developing commercial technology to absolutely remove or reduce legal paperwork, real time effortless evidence and detail updates between client/lawyer cases, real-time rapid case communication between lawyer/client. Overall simplifying client/ lawyer interaction and courtroom litigation.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 21, 2022

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Nationwide, the tried and trusted methods are phone, email, and regular mail. However, law firms can operate differently from one another in terms of embracing technology. There are offices that still use faxes,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Massachusetts on
Q: Can you physically acquire a criminal's property if they filed jointly with someone who has no criminal record?

For example, if your wife killed someone by driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and they are currently in the system for future sentencing. Can a civil attorney of the victim's family take her mortgage or the estate's value if she filed jointly with her husband who committed... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 20, 2022

A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. This is something that would require more thorough analysis than solely looking at tax filing status (you mention filing jointly). Attorneys would look at ownership of the property and assets, not only tax... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on
Q: Hit and Run car accident triggers heart attack and leads to surgical procedure, what should I do?

My friend was in a hit and run car accident while in a parked car. He got hurt in the chest. Called 911, the cops came but told to file report online. Experienced severe pain in jaw, arms and chest, went to hospital next day in an ambulance. Doctors notified he experienced a heart attack which was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 20, 2022

I'm sorry for your friend's accident. They should consider reaching out to attorneys without delay. Depending on whether the vehicle is tracked down, there could be a number of different insurance coverages at work here. Some of the applicable insurance benefits/coverages have filing... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for New Mexico on
Q: UnitedHealth will not pay my wife's hospital bill. They said hospital is out of network and will not pay claim

Took wife to lovelace ER was told she needed to be admitted.she was in hospital for 4 days. UnitedHealth says hospital is out of network will not pay claim

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 19, 2022

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You probably already attempted resolution or negotiation with them. When it comes to ER or ambulance services, some carriers will show more leniency. But if you are at an impasse, which could be the case from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Oregon on
Q: I had major damage from a roof leak and State Farm wants to deny it.

At first they told me they were going to deny it. The next day they said they would partially approve it. The day after that, they said that they again said they were going to deny it. So far - they have put nothing in writing. They reversed because my $11K damage to my walls, ceiling, and trim was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 19, 2022

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be difficult to speculate about the change in position without knowing more about the file in terms of the policy terms, damages, repairs, inspections, approvals, and other possible issues. If the reversal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Alabama on
Q: Should I go to law schcool?

I have always been fascinated with being a criminal defense attorney. So much so that I got my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from UAB here in AL. I ended up with an office job in freight logistics making 72k a year and the job is decent. I don't mind doing it, but it's just not... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 18, 2022

This is really a question that involves lots of thought. Congratulations on your Criminal Justice degree. That's a big accomplishment. Only you can make this decision, based on your schedule, finances, and personal commitments. Going to law school part-time at night can be consuming, and it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability on
Q: My daughter, a professional, destroyed by a drug, is now disabled.. Denied jury trial, defendant lied to judge . Help

This is a very well-published case and thousands of women have contacted us ..I am the mother and have handled it from day one as daughter was totally destroyed. Is there an Attorney who has the ability to stand up for the law,. I have all the evidence written evidence to change this but do not... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 18, 2022

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. I'm very sorry for what happened to your daughter. What you describe appears to be a product liability cause of action, which you already realize from your selection of categories. The burden is upon the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: A misplaced n g tube was Actual Cause of death. Discovered after prescription do I have a path forward to sue?

Actual Cause although mentioned by ER Doctor 5 times, n g tube looped in distal esophagus, tip terminated, coiled in hiatel hernia above diaphragm blocking airway, my family was told septic shock and bowel perforation killed my mother. I feel this has been criminally mishandled.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 18, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. Condolences to you and your family. Yes, you could possibly have a path forward, but no one here could say for certain until the records are reviewed by medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Washington on
Q: appealing to the court in CA to remove my name on sued list that I reside in WA

someone sued me and 2 brothers (they reside same CA state) about the money matter in the family. I would request to remove my name since I live out of the state.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 17, 2022

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You may want to consider discussing this with a Washington attorney. It isn't fully clear if this is an arbitration (which is your posted category) or a formal legal action, possibly based on a long-arm... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Car accident

I was invoiced in a car accident July 16,2020. Insurance didn’t settle with plaintiff because I said he hit my car. I have pictures of my car and videos of intersections. Fast forward 2022 this same guy if trying to sue my friend for 250000. Because my car was on his policy. My friend was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 16, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Your friend should turn the summons and complaint over to his insurance carrier. If he is their policyholder, they will investigate the accident and make a determination on liability and their obligation to defend. In... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: N.Y.S.B.A.?

I am desperately trying to find a medical malpractice attorney in NY to no avail. Everyone keeps telling me to try the New York State Bar Association. Isn't that a paid subscription site? I tried to go on it but I couldn't navigate it correctly. It doesn't help that I'm... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 16, 2022

I'm sorry for the frustration you are experiencing in trying to find an attorney. You are correct, the NYSBA could have fees associated with consults. Their website mentions fees, and the details of those arrangements are something to be discussed with them or their attorneys. But as a general... Read more »

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