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Q: Am I liable for any injuries after a sale of a moped in the state of Connecticut

I sold a moped and the moped broke causing injuries to the person riding it

Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Jul 18, 2022

it depends on whether you knew the moped had any damages or defects that led to the problem that caused the injury to the rider. It also depends on whether you had a contract where the buyer bought it "as is".

Q: 5:14-cv-03139-SAC-DJW. Help please.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 4, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. And you post under Personal Injury and Appeals/Appellate, suggesting that a need to appeal your matter might be at hand. With the question & answer format here, it's difficult for attorneys to reach out... Read more »

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Q: If I sprained my ankle due to an unsalted sidewalk at McDonald's is McDonald's liable to pay my ambulance ride and bills

I went to my local McDonald's yesterday around 5:30 in the afternoon it's been between 30-35°f so the ice is melting off the roof and freezing onto the sidewalk. And because of covid they only have one entrance. I ordered curbside but they took about 30 min so I decided to go inside and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 27, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on the outcome of the investigation of the accident. Property owners and businesses could have their own policies and procedures for handling accidents that occur on their premises. If you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: What kind of personal injury lawsuit do I pursue when two cars hit me and I have zero culpability and I’m injured?

I was in an accident where two cars hit me, and I was completely stopped at a light. Whiplash and post concussion syndrome. Serious MCL, shoulder injury. Doesn’t look like surgery. Having PT and had CT scan done. Taking meds along with daily headaches.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 23, 2021

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. And it would make sense to consult with someone sooner than later because the days immediately following an accident could be accompanied by forms to compete for insurance companies, obtaining police reports, bills... Read more »

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Q: What is the procedural posture of this case? How did it move through the court system prior to this Supreme Court case?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 31, 2021

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You refer to a case that is not included in the post. It's possible that part of your question may have been left off when you uploaded your post. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up,... Read more »

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Q: If I get civil Summons for a personal injury suit and it says the amount is greater then $15,500,how much more can it be
Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Jul 6, 2021

$15,000 is an amount that invokes a certain jurisdiction of the Superior Court. There is no limit to what can be recovered, but Courts are always on the look out for excessive or improper awards. Each case is judged on its individual merits.

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Q: What is the statute of limitations on a trip and fall accident in Connecticut?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 17, 2021

Only a Connecticut attorney could advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. If you haven't already, consider reaching out to a local attorney to discuss. Aside from state-specific statutes of limitations (which are typically in the order of years as a general matter nationwide), if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Employment Law for Connecticut on
Q: Do I have a case? I suffered a miscarriage; my healthcare provider refused to provide me with accommodation.

I was in lots of pain leading up to my miscarriage. The healthcare provider didn't look into the cause of pain and when I asked for accommodation after stating I lift heavy at work (50+ pounds at times) I was refused. I worked 12 hour shifts at the warehouse Amazon and every worker is given... Read more »

Todd Kelly
Todd Kelly
answered on Jun 2, 2021

It is unlikely that you have a medical malpractice case. However, you may have an employment discrimination case. I do not do that type of case, but would be happy to refer you to a colleague.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: Can my ex-husband sue me if our daughter gets hurt on a trampoline at my house?
Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on May 3, 2021

The short answer is yes. But it depends on the condition of the trampoline. For example, if there was safety equipment that was not assembled or connected to it, whether there were problems with the trampoline that you knew of, but nevertheless let her use it.

Now it may be that he is only...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Connecticut on
Q: Can I sue a previous lawyer for not paying my medical bills with my lawsuit?

The I.R.S has started garnishing my wages and also my tax return. I am on Disability & Medicare paid now wants money back

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 26, 2021

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. If it were New York City and I was presented with a situation like this, I would focus my efforts on finding out if it would be possible to do something with the lien, and finding out if the Human Resources... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My therapist was found guilty how do I go about compensation for pain and suffering? How 2 get his insurance?

Ga Board of licensed counselor... Found him guilty. We have a baby that he has custody of. He lies in court while we were in court for the children, cause I relapsed after his therapy. No one would listen to me when I tried to tell them. Now he is on probation etc. Do I start a civil law suit?... Read more »

Joseph Maya
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Joseph Maya
answered on Feb 15, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. To fully address your legal issue, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Defense and Nursing Home Abuse for Connecticut on
Q: How to find out a Corporation's liability insurer information, if have intent to sue for negligence?
John B. Hudak
John B. Hudak
answered on Jun 9, 2020

Consider consulting with a personal injury attorney—with a confidential consultation. Many times personal injury attorneys will take cases on contingency where the client will not have to pay anything until money is recovered, part of the recovery goes to the attorney and part of the recovery... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Collections for Connecticut on
Q: I won my personal injury case now what?

Hi! I won $178 000 in personal injury case. But there is no insurance. My lawyer closed the case and told me to contact collection lawyer or private investigator. So, I am kind of lost here. My lawyer didn’t take any money for his work since there is no money behind this judgment as he said.... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg
answered on Jan 24, 2020

A collection attorney will likely work on contingency. That means they will only get paid if they collect and they will get a percentage of what they collect. My office regularly handles matters like this and would be happy to review the case. Please feel free to contact us to discuss this matter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Yesterday I suffered an injury at work. Given the details I’ve provided, what’s the likelihood I take legal action?

Yesterday I was at work when a hand cart I was moving upended, tipping approximately 300 pounds of product in totes onto me. The cart caught an uneven portion of the floor, causing it to flip in my direction. When I asked for an ice pack I wasn’t referred to an emergency medical responder (which... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 15, 2020

It looks like your injuries arose in the course of employment. If that's the case, you should consult with a workers' compensation attorney. Personal Injury and Employment Law were good choices for categories on your part, but WC attorneys specialize in workplace accidents. Most offer... Read more »

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Q: can the failure of mitigating an unsafe condition after injury and notice be used to show lack duty to care by defendant

Person injured as invitee in commercial establishment by hazard. Notice given of hazardous condition immediately. Defendant does NOT mitigate the condition. Can lack of failure to fix issue be used to show that defendant has a propensity for not providing due care to its customers.

Joseph Maya
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Joseph Maya
answered on Dec 21, 2019

Your question related to personal injuries suffered by an individual is a very good one. The law on mitigation and subsequent remedial measures is a complicated body of jurisprudence. You should consider retaining an attorney to consider the facts of your specific situation. Best of luck to you and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: New hamspire based broadband company leaves work equipment on street in front of house and there is a impending storm.

Duty risk and professional negligence claim if unable to contact from state of Connecticut

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 9, 2019

Hopefully, no one was injured or no property damaged as a result of the equipment being there. If that were the case, there wouldn't be grounds for a case based on negligence. Although unsecured equipment in such a setting could pose a risk of causing injury or damage, a case would not be... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: can I sue a doctor for misdiagnosis and wrong treatment?

Hi everyone. I just want to start off by saying this is a gynecological problem. So I had a gyno for almost a year and I was being treated for something I had on the outside of my woman parts. I was being treated by using ointments that would burn me so bad and wouldnt work. She even made me do it... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg
answered on Nov 4, 2019

You have no permanent injuries and any misdiagnosis does not seem to have disadvantaged you in your medical treatment in any meaningful way. Thank goodness you switched doctors and trusted your instincts. Now if your new doctor states that you are suffering and may continue to suffer due to prior... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Connecticut on
Q: I had shingles and my manager went and told the whole staff and the manager across the street

When the manager across the street came in to grab something she let everyone know what was going on and there was a customer in the bathroom

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 24, 2019

I assume you are asking if there is a suit. You may have a claim for hostile work environment but this is very tricky-contact a member of the Ct. Trial Lawyers Assn that handles employment issues. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: My mother was bitten by fleas in a casino at a gaming table, does she have a case to sue?

My mother was bitten by fleas in a casino at a gaming table, does she have a case to sue? She had to go to the ER with severe swelling on her legs. The casino acknowledged that they do have a flea problem. The incident occurred in Foxwoods casino in CT. We live in New Jersey.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 6, 2019

It's possible she could, but a fundamental issue that would determine the strength of such a case would be establishing a causal relationship between her injuries/damages and exposure to the fleas at the casino. One of the challenges that could arise as a legal defense is that fleas are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: What if your trying to sue the state for negligence and or deliberate indifference and you were a minor at the time

The statute 52-577d always 30 years past age of majority but the Connecticut state law to sue the state says 1 year. But if you weren’t of majority at the time you were not able to sue. So that is unjust. Is there a way around that or would I have to take it to appeal court ? I filed a claim with... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 14, 2019

You should contact an attorney who handles such claims such as Michael Koskoff to see if there is a way around it. Chances are there are not,because the statute of limitations is set by each state and a court can't overrule that statute.

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