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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How can I sue for emotional abuse and emotional distress caused by another person? Caused severe depression and anxiety.

Stayed in my partner's relative's house in Los Angeles County and suffered from unexpected emotional abuse during my stay. Severe depression and anxiety that lasted for almost a year after was caused as a result. Looking to file a case against the incident.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 21, 2022

Since this took place in Los Angeles, a California attorney could advise best. But your question remains open for two weeks. It does not look like a matter that an injury law firm would consider handling on a contingency basis. Not to diminish your ordeal, but with these types of settings, it could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: I was stuck in an elevator at a Marriott hotel for almost a hour with 4 other people that I didn’t know. Should I sue?

It was during DragonCon and I had only been there for 10 minutes. I was going up to the room and the elevator went down and stop real hard. One guy in the elevator said this was the second time it happened he was on it the first time. We were stuck in between floors. It was extremely hot in there... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You may have a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress. Some states have the impact rule which requires that there be a physical injury in order to recover for emotional distress. You should retain counsel to investigate if you have a viable claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Public Benefits for Minnesota on
Q: Is there a lawyer willing to help me sue a hotel after I was violently robbed and beaten

I had no phone in my hotel room to call 911 and the doors were broken and hotel was really understaffed

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You probably have a decent case. Your case would be stronger if you did not know the attackers. When did this happen? There is a statute of limitations that applies to these types of cases.

3 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I have a need for legal counsel my 10yr old son has been assaulted at elem school I have been making complaints 2020 no

He’s been touched in private areas now teacher making him feel not worth living has suicidal ideation I asked for help with principal,school police, superintendent and the city mayor and all say my son needs to learn to deal with other people not liking him not any care about his mental state I... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 20, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about your sons sexual assault. That is horrible. It's even worse when it involves a person who is in a position of trust like a teacher. Contact one of the attorneys on this forum for a free consultation. Most of us accept cases throughout the state including Jurupa... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for South Carolina on
Q: I was awarded a settlement by SC workers comp case on a bone infection case. However, the infection returned can I reopn

After settlement I was cleared to return to work, however the infection returned and I as forced to fight the infection w more surgeries/toe amputations that carried me well passed the 2 year limitations and finally lost my leg. Can I re open even though my medical battle went well passed the... Read more »

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Spencer Aldrich
answered on Sep 20, 2022

First, if you had an attorney help you with the settlement you should go back to that attorney with this question. Second, be sure you have a copy of the settlement you signed and read it over. It should address what rights you released, and what rights you kept.

In a more general sense,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: How long do sun behavioral hospital in houston keep the video footage of patient.

It’s been 1 and a half year since my brother was discharged and we are looking at a lawsuit. Ty.

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Sep 19, 2022

If you filed a lawsuit, I would use the discovery process to find out.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: Gf is being sued. Can we lose our home if she loses? Home is under both our names.

Gf was in an accident(at fault) with 2 other vehicles. (25k/50k policy) First vehicle took the settlment. Second vehicle owner is suing for 250k. She makes about 35k a year and no savings. Can we lose our home that is under both our names. 250k mortgage, valued at 390k? Is it protected under... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

It depends on how you own the property, as joint tenants or as a tenancy in common. If you are joint tenants, then a judgment creditor cannot likely place a lien on your home. The homestead exception applies only if the judgment debtor files for bankruptcy protection, in which case the home she... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for California on
Q: My PCP injected me w/trulicity & bydureon. I don’t have diabetes, I am now impaired as a result what should I do

I did not have diabetes and am no medication except a water pill today , as a result of the medication my skin lifted off my body and my internal fluids leaked out. I had to be hospitalized and re-learn to walk and have lost my professional career

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You should contact a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney right away. You only have 1 year after the malpractice to file a claim/lawsuit against the doctor.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Can I sue the hotel after a violent robbery

No phone in my room to call 911 and hotel was understaffed

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: Am I able to sue or do something about a fall in that city? I broke my foot and hurt my arm from a dark hole I fell into
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on the total circumstances, whether the fall was the result of poor lighting, engineering defect, negligence in maintenance, etc. The best way to answer your question would be to reach out to Missouri... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Is it legal for a class action settlement to take out 52,000 for almost 2 years for Medicare Medicaid liens.

We are currently waiting on my dad's who has passed away settlement check, they have held out 52,000 for almost 2 years and the lawyers were paid over a year ago and still no check, they will not return phone calls and we have called and called and called and done their job for them for months... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal here. Unfortunately, Medicare and Medicaid liens can take a long time to reconcile, and as you describe, many of these liens are managed by third-party administrators contracted by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Victim lures defendant to place where no contact order is to humiliate cyber bully attack and cause distress to cause ha
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Sep 18, 2022

You only provide part of the scenario. The way this works is that you need to ask a question so that we may respond. Please repost with a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Broken tooth had to be removed on Product from a Grocery store

I purchased a grocery store pitted olive salad that they process in the store and source the Olives from another company. They investigated it and said that in the ingredients small print on packaging it says may have small pieces of pit or pits. They said they would give be my initial dental... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unless you're being presented with the opportunity of going to arbitration, one option is looking into whether the matter falls within the limits of Arizona small claims court. Another option is reaching out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Elder Law for Arkansas on
Q: What kind of attorney do I need to talk to about violation of ADA rights for a disabled person.

I also need answers about laws broken and other rights violated.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 17, 2022

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You need to search for attorneys who handle Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) matters. You could try searching under ADA and civil rights law firms. You could check with the Arkansas Bar Association. Most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I had health insurance on my 22 yr old child. She died as the result of a car accident. Am I liable for bills?

The bills come in her name.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 17, 2022

Medical expenses that were incurred by a person who later was deceased, can only be recovered Through the creditor filing a lawsuit against the decedents estate. So if your daughters estate has assets, then The creditor can attach those assets to pay for his judgment. So directly, you are not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: Is 8 yrs a bit much for a civil suit to carry on with a pharmaceutical company & little communication with the lawyer?

I am not even aware if he put me on my own suit or lumped me into a class action. Only communication ever is me emailing a inquiry once a year to them and usually the same reply. Waiting for negotiation. How many years does this take and shouldn't I hear about this from the attorney? Be... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 16, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. These cases could take longer than other types of injury cases, such as less complex car accident cases. An individual case could become one of hundreds in ongoing multidistrict litigation. Cases could be reassigned from... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: We had a trespasser on our property and in an attempt to remove him he resisted.

We had a trespasser on our property and when we attempt to remove him he kept resisting. We had the key but he kept locking the door back up if we opened. My associate got angry and broke the door down. The trespasser fled out the back door. Is the trespasser entitled to any protections/is my... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 16, 2022

If the trespasser was injured when the door was kicked down, then yes, your associate may be liable for the injuries (your remedy should have been to call the police and let them deal with it). You should not be exposed to liability if you did nothing to injure the trespasser (unless you incited... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: How is Kemper Ins liable for not covering default judgment of their insured? Insured failed to reply S&C after 26 days..

Def. In civil unlimited failed to respond to S&C after sheriff served. Def. Was insured by Kemper at time of PI auto collision. Def was cited for speeding in rearend accident. Kemper has stoned wall since onset of claim 2 years ago. Property damage and now PI . Filed suit prior to statute limit... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 16, 2022

Your prior question indicated that suit was against Kemper. If you brought suit against Kemper's insured, and gave notice to Kemper, that is another question. Kemper may have a defense to any indemnity obligation based upon coverage issues (failure to pay premiums, misrepresentations at the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Filing for "Court" default judgment on Civil Unlimited failure to respond to S&C after POS by Sheriff some 26 days ago

Filed Civ Unlimited in Pro Per against Kemper Insured Def. Adjustors stone wall forcing me to file, filed to preserve statutes of limitations. Kemper most likely dropped insured from renewing coverage since accident. Insured cited for speeding causing rear collision. Def. served by Sheriff, has... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 16, 2022

If Kemper is the insurer for the other driver, you have no right to sue them and you won't be able to get a Default Judgment. Even if Kemper was an appropriate defendant, you have to wait 30 days to file a Request for Entry of Default. Your lawsuit, if any, is against the driver of the other... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Business Law for Texas on
Q: What discipline and who would be the best attorney or group to help this Restaurateur pro bono?

A car crashed into a restaurant injuring one person critically, destroying a wall and possibly the integrity of the structure itself. The Restaurateur leases the property and the landlord does have insurance. The landlord may or may not have business interruption insurance. Additionally,... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 16, 2022

It is unlikely you will find an attorney willing to take such a case pro bono. Moreover, it is unlikely that you will need to do so.

The restauranteur should report the claim to its own insurance company. The insurance company should cover the restauranteur's damages and will be...
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