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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I recieved a "workers compensation appeals board stipulations with request for award" recently.

How do I know if the award amount is just? I had a lumbar lower back injury that required surgery.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson answered on Jan 19, 2022

you hire an attorney to help you throught the process and especially to set you up with a fair and unbiaed doctor who eventualy writes a final report upon which is based a fair and accurate stipulation. if you signed a stipulation with no attorney to advise you, then you get what you got and do... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Elder Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: If I live with an elderly person and they are harming , neglecting and falsely accusing me of abuse. Can I get in troubl

We are no longer a couple we share different rooms in the same home. She called aps on me several times and self harms herself to say I caused it . She makes herself fall and will sit there without letting any one know she's fallen just to tell them I left her on the floor for hours. , she... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 18, 2022

You can be arrested and charged with a felony if a law enforcement officer believes that you physically hurt an elderly person, or that you neglected a duty to prevent them being hurt. The safest thing is to remove yourself from the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: Can a plaintiff get any late assistance in a civil case?

Im at the stage where I need help with subpoenas.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 17, 2022

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week, and evidence in personal injury cases can sometimes be fleeting in nature. You might be able to (if you have not already succeeded in doing so by now). But nationwide, what you describe sometimes takes some effort.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My parents and dog were attacked by a pit bull yesterday on our street.

My dog and dad both got bit. My dog was bit in the rib cage and my dad was bit in the arm.

My dad was able to fight off the pitbull without any more harm being done to anyone. The pitbull came from a house on our street. We called animal control who came out today and took a police report... Read more »

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Jan 16, 2022

Your father can file a claim against the owner of the house where the dog came out from as well as against any tenant who owns the dog. Your dad is entitled to recovery of his medical bills, loss of earnings, pain and suffering etc

He should contact anyone of us on Justia ASAP for a free...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Utah on
Q: Can you sue a residential treatment center from when you where a minor (8) years ago for physical abuse and negligence ?

Myself and a few other girls from my treatment center where abused as minors and we have permanent nerve damage as well as other injuries we still have today. I was young when I left and didn’t realize it was child abuse until I was older

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 16, 2022

A Utah attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry this happened to you and the other girls at the facility. You could reach out to law firms to discuss in detail and confidence. The fact that this happened to more than one of you could possibly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was emotionally harassed by an advisor for sending emails and asking too many questions.

I was looking for options I can have to change my minor. But during the advising meeting I was denied to ask questions and they said they do not care what I choose. I was denied to ask any further questions on the topic and was insulting experience for not knowing what to do even as an... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 16, 2022

What is your question? It sounds like your best course of action would be to address this issue with your university. Perhaps to the head academic advisor or to a dean of students. Many universities also have departments and deans specific to international students.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: How can I create a DPOA for someone who is mentally incapacitated in Michigan?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 16, 2022

You can't create a DPOA for someone who is now incapacitated. These documents require capacity (e.g. knowing what you are doing and signing). Once incapacitated, you'll need to look into a guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What is my personal liability if my tenant leases my house to short term renters , with my approval?

Are there ways to reduce / manage my liability risks? Thank you.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 16, 2022

Most landlords have a liability policy with a big umbrella. You also need to make sure your lease is well written. We cannot give you specific advice without answers to the above. You should sit down with a good lawyer and go over everything.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: How do I know if I was cheated by a lawyer I was supposed to receive a $70,000 settlement and only received 26

I was hit by a car and we got a $70,000 settlement but I only received $26,000 how do I know if I was cheated

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 16, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Law firms generally provide a summary of how money is distributed at the conclusion of a case. Without knowing more details, an attorney could only make general guesses about the figures here. Assuming that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: can I get power of attorney after signing settlement agreement without fully understanding it?
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jan 15, 2022

Please re-post your question in a more coherent fashion. What you ask is not what you mean. I cannot divine what you were thinking or I would simply answer your question. You NEVER have a right to get someone's power of attorney.

If you are asking whether you can void a settlement...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury on
Q: Advise the extent to which the Government can be made liable for the injuries suffered by Luna and Major Majid.

Major Ridwan and Major Majid were driving a military car to go for a seminar in Johor Bharu. Due to the slippery condition of the road, Major Ridwan accidentally knocked down an unlucky pedestrian, Luna, causing a severe leg fracture that required her to undergo surgery at the nearby government... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 14, 2022

This appears to be something outside the United States. The questions and answers here are generally based on U.S. law, and this looks like it took place in Malaysia. It would make more sense to analyze this under legal theories and laws that would be applicable in Malaysia, and possibly elements... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I am having difficulty in finding a California attorney to bring an action involving molestation against the Boy Scouts.

I have already filed (pro se) in the ongoing Boy Scout bankruptcy action but want to sue a California specific troop and a specific individual.

My claim is related to my participation in the Sea Scouts in the early 1960s and involves an identifiable individual.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

There are a lot of firms, like ours, that is pursuing childhood molestation cases. I'm not quite sure why you can't find an attorney to help you. Don't give up because time is running out for a lot of these type of claims.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Nov 1,2021 at a store from a cashier, I spoke with a manager didn't take my statement. I ended up going to ER.

Segwick is the insurance company that handles the store, I received one cold call and I have called left messages, text's and email's. Is there anything I can do?

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Jan 13, 2022

If the store is at fault, you may be entitled to recover damages. Contact a personal injury attorney to go over what happened. Many of us offer free consultations.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: When suing for personal injury (car accident) in small claims court, who do you sue, the insurance, insured, or driver?

The following question is asked with regard to the State of California: As a result of a minor car accident, the injured party, who was not at fault, wishes to take legal actions in order to recoup some money to account for medical bills, pain/suffering etc. After consulting with an attorney, it... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

Whether you sue in Small Claims Court or Superior Court you would most certainly sue the driver of the car if they were at fault and caused the accident. You might include the owner of the car if for some reason the owner was negligent in allowing the driver to use their car. Sometimes we have... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: What about repeated text communications?

from paternal cousin who is going thru an alleged agreed mediated divorce with my maternal second cousin [aka “daughter”] - anything you can do about his narcissistic behavior besides ignore it? Yep. Wrap your head around that one. Lol

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 13, 2022

you would want to consult an Oklahoma attorney, but my read would be 1) this is one divorcing person with another--let their attorneys handle it; if they have decided not to use attorneys, be aware that the person texted is getting free information, ammunition possibly. Why stop the flow. (In... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I know that the makers of the vaccine are protected from being arrested or sued but are pharmacists also protected
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

You should be a little more specific with your question. There are some immunities from litigation but when you sit down with an attorney be prepared to discuss all the facts regarding your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I suffered a stillbirth at 32 weeks due to a doctors negligence can I sue for wrongful death?

I had lupus prior to pregnancy so I required a high risk doctor. During pregnancy I developed cholestatsis and gestational diabetes so I was at a much higher risk. I was being monitored weekly. Though my lab work showed little progress I was to deliver my baby at 36 weeks. At around 30 weeks I... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

You should reach out to some attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice. They should be able to help you determine what options you have. Do this right away because you only have a limited time to take action.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: Dog (tenant's) attack Summons, dead property owner named defendant and wife is joint owner. Is survivor responsible?

My friend has a rental property located in Johns Creek, Ga. Jointly owned with her husband, who passed away about 6 months ago. She got a summons from Fulton county court regarding a dog attack - the tenant was walking the dog and the complaint says it attacked another person. The summons came... Read more »

Romero T. Pearson
Romero T. Pearson answered on Jan 13, 2022

Please call me for a free consultation when you have a moment. Atty. Pearson 770 277-0272

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Is there anything I can do if I find a broken crack pipe in the used shoes I purchased?

Yesterday, I went to the mall and bought a pair of used Jordan’s. I was only able to try on the shoe that was on display. When I got home and put my feet in my shoes I felt something at the tip of my feet. When I pulled it out it was a broken used glass pipe.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 12, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The answer to your question could depend on the extent of injury. I hope you were not hurt. The best way to answer your question could be to reach out to Ohio law firms. If you have medical records, such as hospital... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: Can I get a hardship license? I have a back injury and unemployed. I lost my job in October and can't work do to injury

I have unpaid traffic tickets and can't afford to pay them, because of my injury what can I do?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jan 12, 2022

We’re these fines imposed by a judge after you requested a trial date and appeared for trial? If so, and if 90 days or less has passed since the trial date, you can file a motion with the court for reconsideration and reduction of the fines

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