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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Bit by dog at work, owner never filed report to police. Been 6 days and no vaccination records even. Should I sue?

Bite happened on the job. They didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital so I took myself the next morning for tetanus shot and got antibiotics. Work didn’t even contact the owner for 3 days to discuss attack. Been over 6 days and I have no vaccination records, no doctor bills paid and am... Read more »

Michael Lewis Eisner
Michael Lewis Eisner answered on Sep 20, 2021

You pose a very interesting question. The claims against your employer would be limited to workers' compensation. You can open a claim on the Ohio BWC website. However, the owner, keeper and/or harborer of the dog has strict liability. The only defenses are teasing and tormenting the dog... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury on
Q: This is regardingcommpensation for medical negligence at children’s hospital with my son

We were denied X-ray and told Ed was for emergency patients only as he had no fever. I told them he has lvl 3 autism and eats things other than food, had not eaten for over a month could hardly walk & was going grey. Next morning I took him to Chermside hospital as he was worse & also... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 20, 2021

I'm sorry for the ordeal your family has gone through here. However, if you are talking about Victoria, New South Wales, this forum might not be able to offer meaningful guidance. This is for basic questions involving U.S.-based matters.

Although you posted under med mal, your matter...
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Q: I need a lawyer to represent me in a case against the juvenile detention agency in san Diego county
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 20, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could continue to await a response here, but it could be difficult for an attorney to reply - this is only a Q & A board. Some options you could consider include looking into sites that do operate as attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Someone was using my IPad at church to run the church cameras. Then they took upon themselves to read all my texts and

show it to other people. Is this illegal? Is the computer invasion of privacy?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could be considered an invasion of privacy from a textbook basis. But from a practical standpoint, it could be difficult to arrange for the matter to be handled on a contingency basis - which could mean that a... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: WE'RE PLAINTIFFS IN CIVIL SUPERIOR CASE X 3 YRS AND WANT TO STOP CASE, HOW DO WE MAKE SURE WE WON'T PAY ANYDEFENSE FEES?

We need help with how we should word the motion filed to withdraw vs dismiss or what to call it? What is the best way to go about doing this to be 100% sure we are not responsible for the defendant's attorney fees and can the defense come back and try to sue us after we either withdraw or... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 18, 2021

you really want to have an attorney contact them to try to get some money and then when they say no, to ask if I can get them to drop/dismiss the case, we would want a release agreeing that each side shall bear their own costs.

if they know you are going to give in, then they may not agree...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Consumption by Fraudulent Means. Is there a law against this in NYS

I was slipped an illegal substance in my drink unknowingly. There are witnesses. I later had my urine tested. It tested positive for thc. I have eye witnesses. This has caused me mental anguish and anxiety. Do I have a civil case?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 17, 2021

Yes. You have a battery case (as in assault and battery). However, if the person has no money, you may win but not collect. Also, if the only effect is anxiety be aware that courts require proof of mental harm, and some states have more stringent requirments.Contact a member of the NY State Trial... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Had a tbone accident 6 months ago. 32 years of age & just started having lower back pain. Can this be a delayed injry

Only had a ct scan on my head and neck at the time of accident. After my neck and shoulder were rehabilitated then the back pain pain kicked in out of no where.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. That's something requiring a medical opinion, based on the mechanics involved in the accident, earlier diagnosis and treatment, your medical history, and a current medical examination. An attorney couldn't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: My son is in jail and he's been treated terribly while there what can I do. I have all of the documents that's needed

The information that's needed i can provide to show what has taken place

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Sep 16, 2021

You should reach out to an attorney and discuss the specific actions that you believe the Jail has done wrong. This question is really to general to provide any substantive response.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: herlp with idenity theft personal freedom violations forgery fraud illigeal financial transactions theft cryptocurtency

im west tn it is ongoing and expanding to point cell numbers emails stolen every sigle aspect my life affected hidden cam ease dropping- extensive.. point i am complete prisioner who would i contact to help stop and convict these individuals thanku respectfully jg MD

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 15, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to attorneys who handle identity theft matters. It could also be worth considering reaching out to financial institutions who handle your banking and credit cards to find out if the identity... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Personal injury pro se law suit

I filed a pro se PI suit on 8-30-21 I have found supportive material, till which date I am allowed to file, summons are served and time given for defendends to appear or file

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 15, 2021

The way this works is you need to ask a question. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you, we all give free consults but do NOT expect a discount because you filed. You may or may not have properly drafted the Complaint and you may or may not have named the correct Defendant. If you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: It has taken almost 30 days for American Home shield to get air compressor fixed still broke is this legal?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2021

A Nevada attorney could advise best. but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to reach a local attorney, it could be worth noting that these types of settings are often governed provisions of the contract between the parties. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

4 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can you help me sue my employer, the city of Oakland.

I have a workers comp case (Psych) as a result of bullying and threating by an operations manager. 1. I was retaliated against for filing a complaint (Denied a promotion, interference by Director of Public Works in the Workers Comp process) . 2. I was also harassed, discriminated against and... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Sep 13, 2021

Unfortunately, this Q&A site is not a place to ask attorneys to contact you to work for you.

If you can prove you were harassed and discriminated against because of your religious beliefs, you may well have a meritorious legal claim.

Whether or not you would have a meritorious...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Copyright and Arbitration / Mediation Law for California on
Q: His do I file a formal writ to the courts for personal possession?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 13, 2021

Some Judicial Council forms deal with the right to possession. They can be found on your Local Superior Court website under "Forms: State forms". They may give you some ideas, and they will cite some statutes regarding writs for possession. Consult a local attorney about recovering... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: My hair is falling out thanks to Johnson & Johnson shampoo & conditioner, Ogx ... what can I do ?

I used this product 2x my scalp is burning... everyday I lose more hair..

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2021

You could check to see if there are any ongoing actions involving the products you used. When law firms handle product liability-based cases, some firms specialize in certain areas or certain product lines. You could also search attorneys independently on your own, or use the Find-a-Lawyer tab... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I tripped walking on a sidewalk. There was a square that is lifted making me trip and fall on my knife. Do i have a case

It was night and not very lit. So I couldn't see that the sidewalk lifted.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could be difficult for an attorney to answer your question without additional details - severity of the defect, negligence on the part of the owner, dimness of lighting , nature of injuries, how knife was carried,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: My granddaughter was hurt at school Thursday and I wasn't notified or no note sent home she did she the school nurse

Took her to doctor she has a broken arm had to take her to orthopedic for cast and appt next week if not healing properly she will need surgery

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 12, 2021

Though certainly appropriate, the school has no duty to notify you. Moreover, you offer no facts to suggest that the school was responsible for her injury or that the delay in medical care resulted in further harm. If the school caused your child's injury or the delay made the injury worse... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: If a child breaks my child's glasses should the parents be responsible?

A boy (12) took my daughters (11) brand new (less than 1 month old) glasses off her school desk and threw them across the classroom. Hard enough to break one of the arms off of them. I now have to replace them. The 2 kids weren't fighting or rough housing etc before hand. It was completely... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

Yes, a 12 year old knows this behavior is wrong and it is wrong to damage some else's property. You should consult with the teacher and the principal and present the bill to the parents for the child. If they don't pay, take them to small claims court, it will be a good lesson for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance Defense and Small Claims for California on
Q: If loaner company knew I had a nonowners insurance policy does that mean they are held liable for any damage done tocar

They didn’t offer additional coverage, knew I had nonowners & loaned a vehicle. Vehicle was damaged & nonowner policy won’t cover it saying they should’ve never let me drive away with it. Am I responsible for the damages to the car? Or are they because of negligent entrustment?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

Normally "negligent entrustment" is when someone entrusts property to a third person who then injures you. Claiming to be the incompetent person to whom the property was entrusted is an interesting legal theory but it may not fly in court. You don't say how the car was damaged.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Government Contracts, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers compensation contract

I don't remember signing a workers compensation contract. And I didn't want to be under workers compensation. I got ran over by a garbage truck. One of the workers compensation clients must of came in and had me sign their contracts when I was at the hospital under the fluence when I was... Read more »

Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel answered on Sep 10, 2021

There are not enough important details in your question to be able to get give you a good answer. For example, who owned the garbage truck? Who was driving the garbage truck? Where did this happen? You may actually have both a personal injury claim and a workers compensation claim. You should... Read more »

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Q: Workers compensation contract

I don't remember signing a workers compensation contract. And I didn't want to be under workers compensation. I got ran over by a garbage truck. One of the workers compensation clients must of came in and had me sign their contracts when I was at the hospital under the fluence when I was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 9, 2021

I'm not certain what it was that you signed while hooked up to IVs in the hospital, but I'll address the personal injury aspect of your question, since you posted under that category. If you were injured in the course of your employment, it's possible you could have the basis for a... Read more »

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