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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New York on
Q: I need a legal aid lawyer to help me with my custody case
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 25, 2021

This is something that the family law attorneys here could best advise on, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to reach an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area, you could run some online searches for legal aid or pro bono attorneys. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: my mom fell from her bed at a local hospital causing critical injuries,

she was high risk because she had come close to falling earlier, there is more details but I dont feel comfortable putting them online. she had to have ccu care and 11 days in shes still at the hospital, now needing a rehab facility. shouldnt she be compensated more than her hospital bill? Its... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2021

I'm sorry for your mother's injuries. A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As for your concerns about posting personal details, you don't need to post any further personal information. One option is to reach out to med mal attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: doctor didn't take staples out after surgery, requiring second surgery, 3 mo IN hospital and ptsd. Can I sue dr or hosp?

hospital neglectful mistreatment almost killed me several times during the 3 month stay. Wound drain tube pulled out by nurse, over medicated, organ failure etc. Now I can't even go on the street as hosp without breaking down in tears. Im so fearful of returning I have nightmares. Now I... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. It would be difficult for an attorney to answer your question based on these brief facts. The things you describe involve medical opinions. You could reach out to California med... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: being sued by someone claiming personal injury from my car in 2018. He went through my insurance. Now he’s suing me

I have no property. All I have is a checking account I pay my rent with and a car worth $2,000. What do I do?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 23, 2021

Turn the papers over to your insurance carrier after making a set of copies for your own file. If you are contacted, do not make any statements. Politely advise the law firm that the matter will be handled by defense counsel arranged by your insurance carrier. With your cooperation, your insurance... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and International Law on
Q: Looking for proven experience related to US Code TITLE 22 / CHAPTER 32 / SUBCHAPTER III / Part I / § 2370a

US Code TITLE 22 / CHAPTER 32 / SUBCHAPTER III / Part I / § 2370a

§2370a. Expropriation of United States property

(a) Prohibition

None of the funds made available to carry out this Act, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.], or the Arms Export... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 23, 2021

There is a tab above, Find-a-Lawyer, that lists attorneys by region. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: If trucker have accident but haven’t heard from the courts nor receive a ticket for the accident but it shows up on

Truckers record can the trucker fight it

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2021

Yes, you can. Protect your CDL. A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and you probably have a small window of time in which to respond or appear, if you have not already done so or consulted with an attorney. If you're going at it alone, good luck.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Q: Do y'all deal with mode cases I have black mode in my room
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. This is only a Q & A board. If you're seeking an attorney, you could go to sites that are attorney referral services. You could also search online independently or use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Is intentionally intimidating pedestrians within a crosswalk assault?

I live in New Orleans, and often when I'm walking within a clearly marked crosswalk, vehicles will slow down just enough so that they could brake hard to avoid hitting me if I keep walking but are clearly maintaining enough speed to try to intimidate me into not continuing on. Isn't this... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 21, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Assault can be both a civil offense and crime. Under common law tort principles (not state-specific, but GENERAL principles), one could argue assault in the civil sense in terms of placing one in fear of imminent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for New York on
Q: We are leaving a NY apt and they are withholding our 6800 security deposit because they said we didn't notify in time

My daughter and her husband live in New York City on the Upper East Side and they recently vacated an apartment.

It had a very large security deposit of 6,800. Their lease stipulated that they needed to inform the landlord at least 60 days of their leaving, by registered letter. They did... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 21, 2021

A landlord-tenant attorney could have the best insight here, and the question probably remains open for two weeks because it was overlooked in these categories. You could repost under Landlord-Tenant. There's no guarantee all questions are ultimately picked up, but it could have better chances... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: I have a medical malpractice lawsuit going on since January 2020 and I feel like my attorney is not informing me much?

How long should this lawsuit end?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 20, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, med mal cases can drag out for a long time. It could depend on when it was placed into suit, the backlog on the trial calendar, how long it takes to complete discovery, and other factors. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: If I go back to work and get hurt again in my neck or back would I be able to sue for injury at the new job

I have had neck and back surgery and my attorney told me to go back to work in my field my field is construction

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 20, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Based on your description, it does not look like a personal injury matter involving suing, but more likely a workers' comp claim. If the attorney you mention is handling your workers' comp claim, they would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Can an opposing party sue my family if I where to get into an accident because I have THC in my system?

I am 18 and have my medical marijuana card. I live in the state Washington. My parents claim that if I were to get into an accident since I would have THC in my system the opposing party could sue my family. Keep in mind I never drive under the influence. I am under there car insurance as well. Is... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney for the most accurate state rules, in many jurisdictions, the claimant will usually go after the vehicle operator and the owner. Those two parties are generally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for New York on
Q: not sure how to proceed Rochester Gas & Electric has triple billed me with before the other bills were paid. total 955.

my energy bill is on auto pay they have not even waited for the payment before bill me again so far they have triple billed for a sum of $955.10 they did not take out the payment for September added October to that bill and now have add October to Novembers bill have called them and every time... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2021

This is more a Consumer Law matter than Energy, Oil & Gas, which involves leases, drilling rights, land use, and related issues. If you're not able to resolve this through their customer service and the cooperation of your bank/credit card, one option could be to contact the New York State... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Pennsylvania on
Q: What do I do the shampoo company I use is being sued for hair loss! which I have what should I do ?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you feel you suffered injury as a result of the product, you could contact the law firm(s) handling the lawsuit and speak to them. If they felt you had a case, they could advise you on your options. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: Can we claim damage on a property that was sold if the claim was made prior to sale?

Our home in Texas had suffered roof damage due to hail. We opened a claim with insurance company. They delayed sending the check for repairs. Meanwhile the home got sold at a much reduced price. Insurance company later sent the check, but it had both ours and the mortgage company's names.... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 18, 2021

A Texas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you were represented by an attorney in the sale, they would be in the best position to advise. But as a general matter, you may have signed a release that reflects your acceptance of money damages for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New Jersey on
Q: How do I get a discrimination lawyer
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 17, 2021

You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. You could search independently on your own online. You could check the resources of the New Jersey State Bar Association. A local library might be able to offer additional resources. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: My husband passed away unexpected and I am not listed on the credit union acct and I need to access the money.
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 17, 2021

I'm sorry for your loss, and that your question remains unanswered in your time of need. This is not my area of practice, but you could try reposting under Probate and Estate Planning if the credit union can't offer guidance in terms of beneficiaries/alternate beneficiaries. Attorneys in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Education Law and Health Care Law for Nevada on
Q: What are my options for if I’m injured at school?

I’m in medical assistant school and one of the other students gave me possible nerve damage at some point during a vein puncture or injection. I went to the doctor after alerting my teacher and the doctor told me my symptoms sounded like nerve damage and to see a specialist if I don’t see... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2021

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You ask about your options. A starting point could be to try to arrange a consult with an attorney. Most law firms that handle injury cases offer free initial consults. Whether or not an attorney identifies the basis... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Identity Theft and Social Security for Florida on
Q: Due to a mistake not of my making my DOB is inaccurate by 1 year. I am a 15yr US Navy Vet. Conflicting DOB exists.

I currently hold no valid ID for the State of Florida because of this discrepancy. I am 63yrs old and just diagnosed with prostate cancer, scheduled for surgery on 12 Oct.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2021

This is not my area of practice, but your question remains open for two weeks and it frustrates me that a veteran might have their benefits held up due to administrative discrepancies in personal information. Here is an address link to a page in the SSA website -... Read more »

Q: Can I sue a business who made me get costly insurance and certifications to work with them if after I do so they ignore?

I had been in talks with a large college for over a year about running my mobile business on campus, I moved states, and got the insurance/ certifications/ inspections they told me I had to get to work with them (all of which costed money) and after doing all that specifically for this school,... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2021

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be difficult for ANY attorney to answer your question based on these brief facts. An attorney would likely want to see agreements, contracts, and communications between you and the business. If you... Read more »

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