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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Can I sue the landlord for a tenants dog biting me

I Was Bitten at the end of September the owner of the dog knew the dog was vicious it's not the first time this dog has been somebody I'm like the fifth person is bitten can I sue the landlord for pain and suffering since the tenant has no insurance and it happened on the landlords property

Michael Bersani
Michael Bersani answered on Dec 21, 2018

In NY, the answer is yes. If the LL knew of the viciousness of the dog and failed to protect the tenants, depending on the precise facts, it is possible to hold the LL liable.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arkansas on
Q: I was hurt on an accident at work involving a bobcat workman's comp picked up I am still injured now that I am to head

Back to work they are giving the guy who injured me my position and tring to put me somewhere else I feel like it's a form of retaliation on my part

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 18, 2018

Depending on what happened you may have a claim against the Bobcat manufacturer. As to the work issue speak with your attorney that handled your comp claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: can a person get away with attempted murder? I live in a small town in arkansas, where i walk around from to time. I

was beaten almost to death airlifted to med in memphis with bleading on brain. I pressed charges against him, but nothing is being done about it, they are saying I provoked him, but i didnt I had no kind of weapon on me, it was turned over to a deputy proscecuting attorney. he said he is declining... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 10, 2018

If a prosecutor doesn't want to prosecute unfortunately it only emboldens the assaulter. Best thought is to consider relocating if you can get work elsewhere. As far as dealing with some of the fallout, suggest you google

psychology today therapist EMDR ______________ (insert the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: my 16 year old daughter got assaulted by a grown woman in walmart parkig lot cops said theres nothig they can do

is there anything i can do

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Apr 3, 2018

You can pay an attorney to sue her.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Is there a statute of limitation on finalizing an auto accident suit? Treatments ended after 6 months.

I retained a lawyer right away. I received treatments for whiplash and PTSD for 6 months. It has been almost 2 years since the accident that the other party's insurance agreed their client was at fault. I have done a lot of the footwork in gathering up the bills, etc. The young secretary/... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

First, set up an appointment for a face to face with him. Part of the problem may be that you finished treatment, the insurance is playing a waiting game--they figure it's a "closed end" case--you recovered, it's 6 months, they can see if he'll fold. Meet with him now. Find... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: My mom fell At Walmart in now they're saying that they don't have to compensate her for falling on their property

My mom Fell at Walmart and now they're trying to say they don't have to compensate her for falling on their property in that they can fight to not have to pay her is this true or not?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 15, 2018

They will fight and if her case has merit they will eventually pay. They hope if they act like hemorrhoids everyone will go away.She should contact a member of the Ark. Assn for Justice for the county where it happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Did the Arkansas statute of limitations for filing a civil suit for sexual abuse start "ticking" again for my wife?

My wife & I married 1 year ago. Just very recently, with the help of an excellent psychotherapist, did she come to understand the devastating impact the abuse by her stepfather has had on her life. Until I insisted she get some help, she had repressed everything and convinced herself that the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

More likely criminal action. Best bet is for her to consult a member of the Ark.Assn for Justice who handles assault cases and see what they say--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: If Car A is using the max allowed distance for a center turn lane, and Car B noses into the lane much closer to an inte

ection, and Car A collides into a part of or back of Car B,

1) Is Car A within right to be overtaking Car B as it is part of a left turn maneuver

2) Besides poor speed differential judgement, which party is at fault for causing the collision (Keep note: Car A is coasting/ braking... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

Very difficult to tell from a verbal--you did a good job but tough to tell. You need to consult a member of the Ark Assn for Justice--they give free consults.Generally, the person who rear ends another is at fault or at least starts out by having to show the other company why they aren't at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: If a 17 year old consents to fight with a 21 year old and the 21 year old causes physical harm is it a battery charge.

The 17 year old was drunk and also had a set of Brass knuckles on his hand.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 12, 2017

Depends on who hit whom when. The 21 year old should consult a criminal defense attorney, not discuss this on any social media including public websites.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: My mom went to Wal-mart and as she was leaving she slipped on oil in the Wal-mart parking lot. Can my mom sue Wal-mart?

My mom had just recently had hip surgery last month and when she went to the Springdale Wal-mart as she was leaving to the car she slipped on oil in the parking lot. She is currently at the hospital due to the injury. My brother says he took photos of the oil in the parking lot my mom slipped on... Read more »

David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Jul 23, 2017

Wal-Mart has a duty to provide a reasonable and safe environment for visitors. While Wal-Mart is not liable every time that an injury takes place, it could be held liable when it knew or should have known about a danger and failed to post a warning sign and / or clean it up in a timely manner.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Q: Can a doctor be sued for personal injury, if it's well past the window for malpractice?

I had bypass in my groin that was done 3/01. Then I needed the replacement redone as it had worked for the expected time it was supposed to. 7/07 is when I went in because I had a blood clot in lower right leg. Dr. Did not replace it then , they did what they call a AFRO, basically it wasn't... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 30, 2017

No--the injury is from the malpractice, and the malpractice statute governs. Sorry! Suggest you contact a member of the Arkansas Assn for Justice--they give free consults. At least that way you know you asked around, and it is what it is, and however bad or wrong it was at this point you must give... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for Arkansas on
Q: If a judge sexually harrasses you and does it to every women he comes in contact with who do you contact about it
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 29, 2017

The board of judicial conduct in your state. If there's a good investigative reporter might want to let them know.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Is a property owner liable for accident with brick mailbox

My daughter was struck in head by mailbox brick.

Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson answered on Mar 10, 2017

This depends upon several factors, not the least of which is the event that caused your daughter's head to come into contact with the mailbox.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Contracts and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: My daughter is fighting with insurance company home owner. She was or still is a victim of theft vandalism on her home

Now they put her in motel for over two months. When she went to extend. Her stay the hotel said no because she had damaged to room. So now the insurance company say they will not get her any where to stay. She has six kids now no where to live on street

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2017

They may have a duty to reimburse her; they certainly have no duty to find a place for her. Has she contacted the red cross?

Also, if the state has a crime victims compensation act that may help.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Q: If you just discover a possible medical injury that was overlooked, can you bypass statute of limitations? A loop hole?

My son has severe non verbal autism. He was vaccinated while fighting a virus called RSV. Knowingly by his pediatrician.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 14, 2017

If it's your son, his statute for anything done before the age of 18 is his 20th birthday in most states. If he was under 18 when it happened and it's not yet his 20th birthday, contact a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles malpracticeissues.-they give free consults If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Am elderly and disabled. What can be done concerning dogs runing at large and knocking me down at my own house?

Have been knocked down, teeth knocked out and broke.

Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson answered on Dec 6, 2016

You should contact an attorney within three years of any negligent act that occurs in Arkansas. A homeowner's insurance may be liable.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Banking and Juvenile Law for Arkansas on
Q: I have a blocked savings account and I wanna know when I'm gonna be able to touch my money?

My mom died when I was five and I've got money ever since. I got money out before but I my dad had to go through the court to get it approved. I'm just wondering when I'm able to touch it fully.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 21, 2016

Depends on the terms of the court order setting up the account. Some pay it out when the person is 21 or 25 or 30 so they won't blow the money on a car or other things.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: I am having a hard time finding a lawyer. My daughter got a throat infection due to tommy tippee sippy cup being moldy.

My daughter was in the hospital for 2 days and almost died. Every lawyer contacted so far will not take the case. Could you please steer me in a good direction. I am close to Memphis Tennessee if there is any lawyers you know that would take the case.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 16, 2016

Unfortunately bringing the case is way more expensive than what you'd be likely to get. If every lawyer contacted --sounds like several--says no, then it's no. You can try to take whoever is responsible to small claims but they would need a letter saying it was the mold and nothing else.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: If a person is hurt in one state due to negligence and resides in another which state would the lawsuit be heard? State
David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Jul 20, 2016

Typically, the lawsuit must be brought in the State where the crash took place. You may be best served by having one attorney local and another attorney in the State where the crash took place to work together and coordinate efforts.

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