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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My former employer accused me of stealing 1000.00 dollars. I did not do this and can prove it.

My former employer accused me of stealing a thousand dollars. I did not do this. I was asked by him if I would take a polygraph and I said yes. I waited to hear from him and did not. 3 months later I am riding with my boyfriend and he gets pulled over and he was told that they was looking for me to... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 23, 2021

You should speak with an attorney to discuss your rights regarding the unpaid wages. There are specific laws that regulate the time within which an employer must pay you. After the alleged theft issue was resolved, he may not be able to claim that as a defense. At the very least, you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: Myself and 8 others own an undivided lot lot with boathouses and lake access. a new is using the lot. Can he w/o permi?

The new neighbor lives adjacent to our undivided lot and got the idea if he kept it up then they could use it for extra room when having get togethers. I am concerned about injuries and them claiming the lot for themselves since they kept it up and used it for all those years. Am I correct in... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 23, 2021

I believe you have answered you question: contact an attorney in your area, discuss your situation and/or give him the above post, and ask what to do/what does he recommend.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Small Claims on
Q: A friend of my boyfriend offered to take my puppy to the vet and now won't return him

I found him that morning in the living ro they all got out side some how and he was hurt. I didn't know how but he look like he'd been in a fight or hit by a car . I have 5 of them he was only one hurt. Now the man says I did it and he's not returning him. What can I do my puppies... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 23, 2021

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to attorneys in the Chicago area to discuss in further detail - it could be one person's word against another's. I hope your dog has a healthy recovery. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Do Recklessness falls into intentional tort? If the driver was driving while being high but was careless?
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Jun 22, 2021

The short answer is no. Intentional torts require the wrongdoer (known as the tortfeasor) to do something on purpose. A person who is driving high does not intentionally try to get in a car crash. Accordingly, while driving under the influence is certainly reckless behavior, it is not an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Insurance Defense for West Virginia on
Q: Need help filing a dismemberment claim
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2021

A West Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to West Virginia attorneys. If the dismemberment involved loss of an extremity in a work-related setting, it could involve element of workers' comp law. But if it was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury on
Q: What can be done about 5 pit bulls attacking my son and killing his dog in his own yard.

Son at friends house. His dog was with him. Pit bulls in next door yard. They were barking and before my son knew what happened they were out growling and nipping at him and his dog tried to save him. They drug Lucy into their yard and proceeded to shred her and my son tried to stop them and the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 21, 2021

Take photos of your sons injuries, get him medical treatment, contact an attorney who is a member of the Louisiana Assn for Justice/louisiana Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where this happened. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: This guy wanted to sue and changed his mind. He made me pay for his lawyer’s retainer. Is that right?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jun 20, 2021

Unless he held a gun to your head, you volunteered to pay him his legal fees. That’s on you. Next time, just say no.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: Can I ask if meshlit product contained asbestos
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 18, 2021

It's going to be difficult to get an answer to something like that on this forum. Asbestos testing labs or industrial hygiene consultants would be more likely to know that than law firms. More particulars about the product would also be helpful - model numbers, when in production, etc. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: The neighbors tree has branches over my property. During a storm the tree dropped a branch on my renters car.

It broke the windshield a couple of months ago. Now it dropped another branch. What are my legal rights?

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

First, consult your homeowners. It should be the responsibility of the neighbor but you dont want to be in a situation where your insurance says "you should have notified us."

Photos photos photos. Ideally with a good camera. Some cell phones are good others not.

Video...
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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Contracts and Small Claims for California on
Q: I bought a truck at auction, paid $4200, drove 10 miles, it caught fire, total loss. Can I be compensated?

I was not burned but suffered smoke inhalation. I had the truck for one hour. An auction employee drove the truck to the front of the lot for me to take delivery. I was told it was driveable. The Fire Dept had to come put out the fire.

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

Sorry to hear that. Virtually every auction I've ever seen has a disclaimer both on the bidding number issuance paper and on the bill of sale that says that you buy it, you take any and all risks, that the auctioneer doesn't test or examine the vehicles and makes absolutely no guarantee... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Hello I have a personal injury case that’s in the stp part ! The judge denied summary judgement that the defendant filed

Then defendant filed appeal judge still denied appeal ! Now there’s something filed by court that says remitturr! There was no trial yet ! How can judge reduce award or verdict when there was no trial yet?????? We have not went to trial as of yet but the last entry by court was remitturr I... Read more »

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik answered on Jun 17, 2021

I think you posted this question a few days ago. Remittitur is the process by which the Court reduces a jury's verdict. If your case never went to trial (either in front of a judge or a jury) then there would arguably be no verdict for the Court to reduce. Assuming you are representing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Personal Injury on
Q: Several of my civil rights have been violated by state workers who have illegally violated many of my Rights am I

Due any jusTice for any wrongdoing that has been done to me and my children

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 16, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. There wasn't a question mentioned in the description, nor was it fully clear what the matter involved. You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above to reach out to lawyers in the Pampa area to discuss in further detail,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Updated question to my original painter dogbite situation.

New update on my situation. So a worker I hired to paint my house got bit by my chihuahua shitzu mix dog is from Another country, doesn’t have a green card and is here on asylum. Would they still be able to file a lawsuit against me?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 16, 2021

Yes, if the person is an adult.

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My dog bit a house painting crew member that we hired.

Hello, so we hired a painting company to paint the inside of our house. My wife advised them that she would be working from home in the bedroom and our chihuahua shitzu mix dog would be in there with her. Later in the day when taking the dog outside, my wife got distracted and the dog ran upstairs... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 16, 2021

Yes, be sure to notify your insurance carrier of the situation. If you sell, the insurance carrier would still be responsible for this potential claim.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do I need a lawyer if I was in a 4 car accident n someone else car with the owner. I was the 3rd car.the 1st car ran.

Was not speeding, was not my fault. Rainy day couldn't stop fast enough. Everyone in my car was injured. Neck, back, leg and stomach.

Jan F Hoen
Jan F Hoen answered on Jun 15, 2021

Multiple vehicle accidents are more likely to have issues with coverage, conflicts of interest, and liability. It would be strongly advisable to retain experienced counsel.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do I need a lawyer if I was in a 4 car accident n someone else car with the owner. I was the 3rd car.the 1st car ran.

Was not speeding, was not my fault. Rainy day couldn't stop fast enough. Everyone in my car was injured. Neck, back, leg and stomach.

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

The law says you need to drive at a speed that will allow you to stop if something happens ahead. You indicate you may have not been able to stop. That raises issues. You should not make any more statements, not discuss this online. The insurance on the car you were in may give you an attorney. If... Read more »

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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.

Tim Akpinar
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 Personal Injury and Products Liability for Pennsylvania on
Q: Good day, I have a case management hearing and no representation, how likely is it I will be treated fairly for justice?

I was severally injured in a car malfunction due to Auto fraud and product liability. My former attorneys mishandled my case and no one will represent me. I am not giving up on justice. My life will never be the same, my health is getting worse as I suffer physically, emotionally and financially... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 11, 2021

Proving malfunction cases is extremely difficult, and be prepared to spend $60,000 or more to obtain experts, have tests done.

It is not enough just to say it happened this way. You need experts to say it happened that way due to a defect in design, manufacture, or the failure of a part,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Pennsylvania on
Q: Good day, I have a case management hearing and no representation, how likely is it I will be treated fairly for justice?

I was severally injured in a car malfunction due to Auto fraud and product liability. My former attorneys mishandled my case and no one will represent me. I am not giving up on justice. My life will never be the same, my health is getting worse as I suffer physically, emotionally and financially... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 11, 2021

You will be treated fairly but no case is self proving. Do you have expert reports? You are required to. As the plaintiff it is your burden of proof.

Do you have a) medical reports and b) a report of a medical expert?

If you are claiming a product case, do you have deposition...
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