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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for South Carolina on
Q: How can I get out of a malicious injury to property find, if I really didn't mean to do it.
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 12, 2021

A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. With some violations, intent is not a required element. If the standard is malice, negligence, or strict liability (depending on how defined in state penal codes), one's intent might not be important. One... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Court’s decision that I’m not at fault was not accepted as evidence by arbitrator. Is this legally erroneous?

The rulings with respect to evidence was unfair, deprive due process rights. The arbitrator’s decision; I’m 80% at fault other party 20%. It’s legally erroneous.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 12, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to an attorney to review. They're likely going to want to review both decisions to make any kind of meaningful determination. There's a tab above (Find-a-Lawyer), or you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Did I make a mistake of settling for $100,000 policy limit for a car accident that my medical bills were over 180,000

Should I have waited for a trial? The defendant only had $100,000 coverage with no property. I was told if I went over policy limits she may file for bankruptcy. My medical bills was paid through Medicare with came to me for $17000 due to them.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 11, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you signed the release and accepted the settlement, there's no point punishing yourself. You could ask your attorney if there are options with the lien - unfortunately, public agency health liens can... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Education Law for New York on
Q: Seeking attorney for physical child abuse that happened to myself as a child by elementary school administrators.
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 11, 2021

I'm very sorry this happened to you. If you're seeking an attorney, it might be more productive to use the Find-a-Lawyer feature above. The Q & A format here is unlike an attorney referral service, where an attorney would come forth to offer services. The format here is instead geared... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New York on
Q: I had a virtual job interview but there were a lot of tech troubles. It wasn't my fault. Can I ask to do it again?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 11, 2021

There are employment law attorneys here who are most knowledgeable in this area, but your question remains open for a week, and you might be losing valuable time or a good opportunity. From a practical standpoint, ask. You have nothing to lose, and it could be preferable to the prospective employer... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: I have a personal injury case in Bronx ny. The case was brought in 2017 finally I have a settlement conference

Is it likely that a settlement number will be discussed or is it likely that there will be more settlement conferences! Discovery is finish and all appeals to get the case thrown out has been denied! Should I expect a number from the Attourney? Or will there be more settlement conferences thank you

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 11, 2021

Congratulations on reaching a settlement conference. That's a major milestone. In terms of figures, that could depend on demands, discussions, and progress to date between your attorney and defense counsel. There could be subsequent conferences, but only your attorney could speculate there,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith for Missouri on
Q: What actions are considered vexatious by insurance companies in MO.& what is bad faith? What can I do?

My insurance company used a bias company to estimate loss. The inspection was not thorough and I was pressured to accept a completely unreasonable lowball offer. I complained to my agent and received a call from the supervisor saying they will send a third-party inspector over to inspect the... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 10, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, as your question could involve elements of state-specific law. In terms of what you could do, one option is to arrange a brief consult with an attorney experienced in property damage/fire claims. In terms of pressure to accept an offer, if a release had been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Hii I'm final yr student I got placed in one of the IT MNC and now they want a passport from me .

One of my relatives registered a criminal police case against me(fight and abusing) and now case is running in court

What should I do now

What to write in passport while applying .

Will they rejected me if they find case against me

Please help

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 9, 2021

It isn't fully clear where this took place, as a state is not mentioned - or if you are overseas, as you mention an MNC and a passport. You may want to reach out to an immigration attorney to discuss the handling of the passport - they would have better insight into this than a personal injury... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Texas on
Q: Can a Special Master refuse the Petitioner's right to listen in on a Stutus Conference
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 8, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, as rules for civil procedure or arbitration proceedings could be state-specific. But your question remains open for two weeks. Rules governing arbitrations could also be specific to the organizations overseeing the proceedings. As a GENERAL matter, in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: Am I liable to vehicle damages if someone runs over my dog and damages their car?

While visiting family, upon arrival, my dog escaped the car and was run over by a motor vehicle. Now the vehicle owner is trying to fault me for over $2,000 in damages to their vehicle. Am I liable for this? There is no police report-the police were called and responded, however since the driver... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 8, 2021

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could look into whether a local attorney would offer you a brief consult to explore your best defenses, if any exist. I'm glad your dog survived; I'm very sorry that someone would come after you for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Education Law for Virginia on
Q: medical malpractice, failing to give proper diagnosis

As a Single Mother of 4 children who all have lifetime disabilities including myself. Lets start with Myself. I was finally approved from the SSA with having a diagnosis of OCD, Bi Polar II disorder, PTSD, Depression, Social Anxiety, Other mood disorders, Autism spectrum disorder and Schizophrenia.... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 7, 2021

A Virginia attorney could respond best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You provided lots of detailed information. In reading your post, it looks like the central issue is eligibility of your son for a Special Education program... and a misdiagnosis was involved. If that is correct, one... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: My name is radiah. Iam trying 2 amend a document.Can I amend the document by checking the box from limited 2 unlimited
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 7, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It isn't clear what type of document you're trying to amend, but regardless, it could be difficult to obtain feedback on something like that on this Q & A forum. If you reached out to attorneys in the Dallas... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My previous primary Dr never informed me about two major health issues three years ago. However, the information was in

my online health account which I didn't read. Nothing was mentioned by her about these issues at a follow up visit after a surgery for something else either. Should she have discussed this with me, or was it my responsibility to read my health account, and contact her?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 6, 2021

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. She should have discussed the issues with you, and at the same time, you should have read your records as well if you had access to the information in the health account. Naturally, it also depends on the criticality... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: Is it possible to file a claim against the manufacturer of my siding because it caused the wood to rot?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 6, 2021

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It's difficult to say, based on this brief description. If there were underlying conditions in your building that caused the rot, it could be difficult to attribute rot to new siding materials. But that could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: My aunts arm has been broken for the past 3 months of her going to doctors. Now they say there nothing can b done

She has not been able to feel, move, or sit up. She has been in the worst pain imaginable going to Drs and they didnt see it kept saying they didn't know why she hurt. On top of that her cancer came back

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 5, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for what your aunt is going through. There wasn't a question here, but if you're wondering whether this situation provides your aunt with any legal recourse, it isn't possible to give... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: My daughter is being harassed by a teacher. Is there a way to get a letter out to make it stop?

The teacher has targeted my daughter on multiple occasions and after having a sit down meeting with her and the principal, how can I get notice to her that legal action will be taken to stop the harassment?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 5, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Such a letter could be possible. If you consulted with an attorney, before writing such a letter, they would probably want to know more about the matter and all the issues involved, as well as protocols followed by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Arizona on
Q: Do I need a lawyer to represent me for a class two misdemeanor boating violation in Arizona?

I had no idea it was a criminal offense to let the kids sit on the transom on the back of the boat. This is crazy. Suggestions?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 4, 2021

In terms of suggestions, one option as a starting point is to reach out to a criminal defense attorney in Arizona for an initial consult to discuss the most sensible and cost-effective options, based on the violation. You're correct to include Admiralty - Maritime. But given that you are in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Intellectual Property on
Q: Hi, should I take the 500 euros a dating app is offering me as compensation for stealing my photo and using it as an ad?

A French dating app used my photo, against its own terms and conditions as well as the law (I believe) and used it as its own marketing content, until a year ago when someone who saw it sent it to me, having recognised me in this picture. My image was the first image that appeared when one googles... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 4, 2021

I'm sorry this happened to you. Your post does not mention a state, or whether this took place in the United States, since you describe an overseas-based app and an overseas currency. It's understandable that you have concerns about a matter that could hold uncertainty as to how it would... Read more »

Q: What kind of lawyer handles criminal hospital negligence? The intent to deceive, leaving patient under continous duress.

Hospitals knowledge of errors made after asking patient for her wrist, to look at ID Bracelet. Sudden room change, bed and all down hall across from psychiatrists/nursing staff front desk. Reason? Was told a emergency came in. The emergency discovered years later due to fraud concealment and... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 4, 2021

An attorney who works with medical malpractice cases would be able to evaluate such a case. It could sometimes require a considerable level of evaluation to determine whether negligence rises to the level of criminal negligence. This appears to be a complex case and would likely require detailed... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for Colorado on
Q: I need medical insurance advice

Hurt my back working out at the gym. I have insurance through my job. I got some testing done which includes imaging. I got a preauthorization and met my deductible, payed all bills. Two years later.. I get medical bills that hit my credit, then bills equating to $13,000 which my far surpasses my... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 4, 2021

A Colorado attorney should advise, since the matter could involve state-specific laws, but your post remains open for five weeks. If you reached out to attorneys to discuss, they may want to review the file in its entirety, including authorizations, bills, denials, etc. and trying to identify where... Read more »

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