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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Antitrust and Small Claims for West Virginia on
Q: I need someone to help me with pursuing a mental anguish case that I can prove was 100% malice intent and also mental an
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 25, 2022

A West Virginia attorney could advise best but your question remains open for four weeks. If you're seeking an attorney, it's going to be difficult for law firms here to reach out to you. This forum is more Q & A format than an attorney referral service. There's a tab above you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for South Dakota on
Q: Do educational due process complaints that go to federal court become news?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 25, 2022

A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It all depends on how important the matter is. They could become news in terms of the case being available online through PACER or other indexing system. Federal agencies also maintain press releases on their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for New Mexico on
Q: Is it illegal to trap someone in a virtual environment and not let them out?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 25, 2022

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the virtual environment is in the setting of a video game or something similar that the players are engaged in voluntarily, that would probably not be illegal. If the virtual environment is in the form of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized on
Q: In your expertise of case laws, how have the application of religious law (s) affected its outcome ?

The answer for this question is not meant to be based on the laws of my country but of the United states

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 24, 2022

This is a very large area of law. There are many ways in which religion is applicable under U.S. laws. In very fundamental terms, people are free to practice their religion if doing so does not interfere with government interests. Also, people enjoy protection from discrimination based on religion,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: Fell on broken chipped front steps icy, no railing.Broke Tibia in 2 n Fibia in 2 .11 weeks in hospital,what 2 do?

This landlord has many many problem properties n is well known there were only 3 steps and railings were broken off yrs ago.. bldg next door recently had fire was condemned yet City made him replace all 4 outside flights of steps they were so bad. I have pics of all,also 2 weeks b4 fall was told... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 24, 2022

A Massachusetts attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. You raise a number of questions, and the best way to answer them could be to try to arrange a free initial consult with a MA attorney. As a general practice nationwide, injury firms that handle slip and fall... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I agreed to a payoff with my lien holder through a signed contract. Now that my insurance is paying it off they said

the contract is null/void because my insurance is paying it out. Is that legal if my settlement amount is less? Can the lien holder disregard that contract

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 23, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This requires closer examination than is possible in the limited scope here. It could depend on the type of lien and other possible factors. There are certain liens, such as public health liens, that are subject... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: My apartment has mold in the vents, and roof from water leaking, I've reported the issue many times now it's 6 wks later

Mold test kit, video, photos, emails and still nothing has been done to resolve this issue, do I have a case against the landlord of the apartment complex?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 23, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I could only speak for the personal injury aspects of your question; a landlord-tenant attorney could advise on the tenant rights-related aspects. There are injury firms that handle mold cases. But nationwide in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: PE teacher slapped back of daughters hand

My daughter is in middle school in Washington state. She went to school today wearing some wedged boots forgetting that today was PE. When she entered the gym both teachers surrounded her and belittled her. They also made her hold her hand out and slapped the back of her hand. Do I have any... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 22, 2022

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry this happened to your daughter. From the situation you describe, it's possible evidence could be of a fleeting nature in terms of video recordings or eyewitness recollection. You could reach out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Oregon on
Q: I own an automobile I wish to donate to a recognized charity. It is garaged in OR, but was moved over 20 years ago ...

... from the last state in which it was registered and has not been registered since. Would there be ramifications to me or the charity about no current registration?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 22, 2022

An Oregon attorney (or an attorney in the last state in which the car was registered) could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In terms of the charity-related issues, it could depend on the organization. Some want a complete folder of paperwork including title, registration,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I was involved in an auto accident. I backed into a legally parked car while driving my another persons vehicle.

The persons who car I hit doesn’t want to go through insurance and instead wants me to pay out of pocket. I am willing to go through insurance any pay their deductible because it will be far less expensive than paying out of pocket. What’s my next move?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 21, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It looks like this could be another person's vehicle (but it isn't fully clear from the description). If that's the case, you should consider asking them what their wishes are, since it would involve... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How can I sue for emotional abuse and emotional distress caused by another person? Caused severe depression and anxiety.

Stayed in my partner's relative's house in Los Angeles County and suffered from unexpected emotional abuse during my stay. Severe depression and anxiety that lasted for almost a year after was caused as a result. Looking to file a case against the incident.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 21, 2022

Since this took place in Los Angeles, a California attorney could advise best. But your question remains open for two weeks. It does not look like a matter that an injury law firm would consider handling on a contingency basis. Not to diminish your ordeal, but with these types of settings, it could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Probate for New York on
Q: How do i get my name added to a deed. In Orange County NY

I am the administrator of my father's estate. My stepmother who predeceased him took out a mortgage in her name only. I cannot get any information on the loan until i get my name added to the deed. What is the quickest way for me to get this done. This information is needed urgently.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You may be better off reposting under the "Real Estate" category. I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks, given the urgency of the matter. It was probably overlooked under the "Government Contracts" heading. Some questions do go unanswered on this forum, but you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: Do I have to take my transcripts of my insurance company talking bout an accident small claims court?

I was wondering if I had to provide the arbitrator with the transcripts of the phone call I had with my insurance company about the accident? The guy tried suing me and when that wasn't working out he decided to take things to small claims.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 20, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the court. If you're in small claims, it suggests there are probably no injuries. If it will take time to order and retrieve the transcripts, it could be up to the court. In general... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Land Use & Zoning for Wisconsin on
Q: Powere company came to trim trees, took half my tree, and left. Is there anything I can do about it? Vandalism charges?

They are offering to take the tree but not grind the stump out, is there an obligation to actually fix the issue

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 20, 2022

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Electric utilities nationwide have broad authority when it comes to protecting and maintaining their transmission infrastructure, including removing trees and other hazards that could ice, bring down cables, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Indiana on
Q: While reading the newspaper, you note a case that is being handled by the U.S. District Court in Hammond, Indiana. From

It is a federal trial court case.

Not enough information to determine.

t is a state trial court case.

It is a federal appellate court.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 19, 2022

An Indiana attorney could advise best but your question remains open for a week. Although students sometimes seek guidance on Justia, this appears to be a question based on an actual, real-life setting. It would be a federal trial court case. District courts are the first level trial courts in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: Am I able to sue or do something about a fall in that city? I broke my foot and hurt my arm from a dark hole I fell into
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on the total circumstances, whether the fall was the result of poor lighting, engineering defect, negligence in maintenance, etc. The best way to answer your question would be to reach out to Missouri... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Is it legal for a class action settlement to take out 52,000 for almost 2 years for Medicare Medicaid liens.

We are currently waiting on my dad's who has passed away settlement check, they have held out 52,000 for almost 2 years and the lawyers were paid over a year ago and still no check, they will not return phone calls and we have called and called and called and done their job for them for months... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal here. Unfortunately, Medicare and Medicaid liens can take a long time to reconcile, and as you describe, many of these liens are managed by third-party administrators contracted by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Broken tooth had to be removed on Product from a Grocery store

I purchased a grocery store pitted olive salad that they process in the store and source the Olives from another company. They investigated it and said that in the ingredients small print on packaging it says may have small pieces of pit or pits. They said they would give be my initial dental... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unless you're being presented with the opportunity of going to arbitration, one option is looking into whether the matter falls within the limits of Arizona small claims court. Another option is reaching out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Elder Law for Arkansas on
Q: What kind of attorney do I need to talk to about violation of ADA rights for a disabled person.

I also need answers about laws broken and other rights violated.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 17, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You need to search for attorneys who handle Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) matters. You could try searching under ADA and civil rights law firms. You could check with the Arkansas Bar Association. Most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law on
Q: What happens to a federal judge's law clerks if he dies/goes missing while in office?

I know SCOTUS Justices' clerks get assigned to other Justices, but what about judges of the federal district and circuit courts?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 17, 2022

If the judge is reassigned, they could sometimes take their clerks with them. If the judge is missing, the clerk(s) could be offered clerkship with succeeding judge. It could depend on the specifics of the situation and the needs of the court. Good luck

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