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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for North Carolina on
Q: Can I sue a gas station for the pump not automatically turning off when the tank was full which lead to eye injury?

Can I bring a suit against a gas station for the pump not automatically turning off when the tank was full? My wife was pumping gas and the pump didn't turn off when the tank was full. She was sitting in the car when she noticed the gas spewing out of the side. When she went to remove the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 2, 2023

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope your wife is okay. It sounds like it could be a difficult case because there's a possibility it could involve costly engineering examination and testing of the release mechanism in the nozzle,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nebraska on
Q: Will I get paid for the damaged someone else caused in a car accident?

I haven’t had car insurance for a couple days due to a check being on hold and not paying on them. The only reason my car was out was to get formula. A girl was distracted and claimed she was crying and rear ended me and sent me into another car damaging the front and back of mine. Since I’m... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 2, 2023

A local attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A local attorney must advise here, but in many states, only limited economic damages are recoverable if uninsured. However, each state has its own rules. Try to arrange a free initial consultation with a local... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Yes my neighbor roof blew off an damaged my car. I feel the roof was not installed right. There were 3 sets of shingles

On the roof and the staples they used was not long enough to go through all of them to the wood. They were not Pieces of roof they were hole shingles. There roof was the only one the blew off. My roof has been.on for 30 years and nothing happen to it. I'm talking about alot of there roof.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 1, 2023

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for state-specific guidance, there are a couple of ways to handle these types of situations in general nationwide. If you have a comprehensive auto... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Can you be at fault for changing lanes when all the other cars are stopped and you turn on your signal in advance?

All of the cars are stopped and there is an open space to your left to pull into the left lane due to a gap left between a car and a truck. However, despite you already being halfway in the lane in the middle of the lane change, the truck suddenly accelerates in the middle of your change and slams... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 1, 2023

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for state-specific vehicle and traffic law, the general rule nationwide is that the vehicle changing lanes or merging has a duty to make sure it's safe to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can a insurance adjuster fill out a PIP claim for the insured without written consent?

Can the adjuster set up a claim & authorize the Release of Personal Health Information without the insureds written consent? I was advised the insurance company can create a claim & process payments without notifying the insured. Specifically, the insured is not required to complete &... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 31, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney about specific state practices, consent is generally required nationwide. However, given the tight timeframes nationwide in filing for PIP benefits, it's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Is it to late to collect my pandemic relief money I was qualified and had a claim balance of 13 thousand
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 31, 2023

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. No one here has any way of knowing. The applicable agencies need to be checked with - there were different programs throughout the nation and each had their own timetables. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Education Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you sue a school for failing to notify a parent of a broken leg at school? Someone else called to inform mom.

My aunt was on site picking up her child when my nephew broke his leg around 2 pm. He was playing basketball at school while waiting on the busses to arrive. The school called the ambulance but never called his mom to notify her. She drove to the school (after my aunt called her) then followed the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 30, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. An important issue here would be the damages resulting from failure to notify a parent. It looks like timely response was made to summon an ambulance. The hospital delay does not appear to be the fault of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Where can I get help with my ongoing 3rd party claim with the other drivers auto insurance company in Washington State??

3rd time DUI offender plowed into our front yard, our fence, and our car at a high rate of speed. His car finally stopped only about 10 feet from the room in which we were at that morning. Our car was deemed a total loss as this was the only thing that stopped the driver from plowing right into our... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 30, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You're correct; this could be an overwhelming matter because of the number of elements it contains. You indicate seeking an attorney. Your best option is to reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I slipped and fell on Thanksgiving morning my left shoulder pops and aches as if I tore my Rotator cuff..

Even though I hurt it in November do I have a case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 29, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on a number of issues, including liability or fault. If the fall was the result of a defect or negligence on the floor or the ground, it's possible. It would also hinge on medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: What should I do when an insurance company keeps removing my uploaded documents on their claims website???

The insurance company continues to remove my documents that I have uploaded to their website and to which I was instructed to do so by the claims team. I have asked via text and email as to why this is happening and have not received a response. This has been happening every time I upload a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 29, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. One option is to ask them if there is a technical glitch with either the site or the formatting of the documents, and if so, will they accept hard copies by certified mail. Also ask them if they are downloading... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Indiana on
Q: Car insurance is not paying out for the accident. What ca be done?

My daughter's car was hit from behind on December 16 2022. Insurance company has made no movement on paying out the car. Her car has been in impound. She has been paying ride shares and walking to work. What can she do? Does the insurance have time requirement to resolve the issue?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 28, 2023

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Some of your primary options include attempting negotiation with the carrier, filing suit in small claims court or civil court, or arranging a consult with an attorney to discuss them filing suit or continuing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: In the state of Georgia is there a policy on how accidents are investigated. processed and recorded?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 28, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. However, accidents nationwide could be investigated by various entities, including insurance companies, departments of transportation, departments of highway safety, and outside agencies. Different entities could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Alabama on
Q: Had dcr with stent surgery 1mo ago. Can they deny having stent removed 3mo from now if I don't go to followup appt?

They are located 2 hours away and I don't have time or money to waste for a just a check up. They told me they wouldn't complete the process unless I do followup. ( really rude doc office )

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 27, 2023

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. However, as a general matter nationwide, if a medical provider has a valid basis for requiring follow-up examination, it isn't something that an attorney is likely to challenge on any legal grounds. It's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I backed up looked three times and a little short French car hit my passenger bumper I couldn't see hher in my mirrors

Because her car was so short it didn't show up in my mirrors it shouldn't have been a regulatory height requirements to be able to be driven

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 27, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, that doesn't sound like a strong argument, unless the vehicle was unregistered, uninspected, and not in compliance with ordinary safety standards. You could mention the point to your insurance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New York on
Q: When submitting a grievance or appeal electronically to an Insurer, when is receipt received? Please applicable law.

I submitted electronic appeals (Monday- Sunday) on my Insurers website a Public Site. I also submitted appeals by USPS Certified Mail.

a) Electronic Appeals: I received acknowledgment with a URL, date, and time stamp for the electronic submission. When would electronic receipt make sense?... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 26, 2023

When it comes to correspondence outside of formal pleadings (whose timetables are governed by the NY CPLR), the terms and conditions on these settings could sometimes be set the entities involved. One option to ask the insurer if they accept receipt (for which you already have digital... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can a drug/alcohol rehab facility in nj have hand sanitizer with alcohol in every place and blame covid
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 26, 2023

I'm not aware of any legislation that addresses the matter at this time. The issue has been recognized, and non-alcohol sanitizers have been implemented in some places. But it may be up to public health agencies or lawmakers to institute industry-wide measures. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Delaware on
Q: I have an insurance that is refusing to pay for a benefit I was assured they would pay for before getting it.

I have screenshots and emails saying they will but still deny benefit.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 25, 2023

A Delaware attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If they issued you a denial form or a denial letter, it's possible those could outline your recourses, in terms of litigation, arbitration, etc. There aren't many details here, but one of your options is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: Can a business in oregon, allocate theft on you and force you to leave. Then ban you from all of there stores. Innocent.

Entered, began shopping. After a short time, the manager comes up and says she has me on camera with a sound bar shoved down my pants.

Then says so I'm going to have to ask you to leave.

Confused, I say, I don't think so; can I see the video. She showed. The video depicts... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 25, 2023

An Oregon criminal defense attorney could analyze this best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney, it may be best to stay away from that store. They could create bigger headaches for you than the loss of store points. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Business Law for New York on
Q: Is a contract legal in New York if the seller didn’t sign the contract only the buyer signed

Dog purchase

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 24, 2023

The business litigation attorneys here could offer the best analysis, but you await a response for two weeks. The short answer is that a contract signed by only one person could be enforceable. Some contracts could be in the form of a one-sided purchase agreement. If there's a significant... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: city bus accident were the bus driver shuts the door in my face and pulls away and edit body cam falsified 911 records

How to make them give the information up and is it a violation of my constitutional rights of due process.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 24, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks and you may be losing valuable time if a public carrier is involved in an injury claim. At this point, consider reaching out to Texas accident attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult - municipal carriers... Read more »

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