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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: My mother went to a hospital Nov 13 2021. She had COVID-19. She died Dec 7 2021. I believe she starved to death.

I visited every day and not once ever saw a plate in her room. My sister in law was visiting one day, lunch was being delivered to my mom's room, the nurse stopped the delivery lady and stated "don't bring that in there. She don't eat." Radiology was supposed to do a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 13, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. One option is to reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult, which is a standard courtesy with these types of cases. If a law firm felt that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hellos is it legal for our rent to own landlord to have us sign that we waive our rights if there was mold here

Black Mold found after signing lease

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 28, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you speak with a local attorney, many courts nationwide do not look kindly on the idea of waiving liability for injury in general. It could depend on how a waiver was written. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by getting financial compensation for vet bills after unleashed dog attacked service dog in our yard

How would I approach this? Husky dog ran up into our yard on our porch attacked my mother service dog, who is a chiweenie on our porch. Dog has broken bones and peritoneal hernia issues pooping etc. Surgery is likely going to be needed for the hernia. All caught on neighbors security system showing... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 26, 2022

You should contact a personal injury lawyer (or a few of them) in your area to discuss the specifics of your matter and what has transpired thus far--I suggest a few because most will provide a free initial consultation. Also, you can contact the owner of the husky dog and and inquire of his... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue a company for slander/deformation of character, emotional distress and racial profiling?

I went into this store and was not even in the store for 5 minutes a sales associate called security. He told security that I was in there stealing and was banned from the store. Security approached and told me what was going and said I had to leave I told him I did not know what he was talking... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 12, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Although you were treated badly in the store, from a legal standpoint, it does not sound like a case that a law firm would consider handling on a contingency basis. And if there were no tangible damages, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: What do u do about a concrete subdivision sign that is blocking the view of oncoming traffic?

My daughter got in a wreck and said she doesn't remember seeing headlights coming. Because of this concrete sign. Everyone complains about it. She got a ticket but the sign is obstructing her view.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 9, 2022

More information is needed before one can render an assessment of whether or not the concrete subdivision sign was improperly placed and whether or not it was a legal cause of the collision. If you posted this because of a traffic ticket issued to your daughter, then you might want to take photos... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Injury at WorkIf an amount offered by MWCA is a small amount and your lawyer removed himself, do I contact MWCA?

Recently, I was offered an amount for an injury generated in 2019.

Brief History - I was officially placed on medical leave due to medical issues I was experiencing. Throughout the past 2 years, I did not receive any cash payments, mileage reimbursement, medical assistance, or... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 1, 2022

if your previous is no longer involved, you can choose to proceed without a lawyer, however I do not recommend that--my recommendation is that you use the Justia Find a lawyer tab and search for worker's comp and/or injury lawyers in your area, meet with a few, discuss your case and then hire... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I hit an oversized load which had no flags marking its overhangs. Am I at fault or truck driver and whoever loaded it?

If need more details let me know.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 31, 2022

More information is needed to respond to your question-----often times the determination of fault is based on the specific facts of what happened and/or what's presented as evidence to the Judge. In any event, most attorneys who represent injured people will provide a free initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My case has settled and my lawyer is not answering me to update my payment status . It has been 6 weeks. Advice ?

What should I do ? Can I file a report against him?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 3, 2022

Please try again to contact your lawyer and/or his assistant. If you think it necessary, then please request a sit down in person appointment so that your lawyer and/or his assistant can explain the settlement process and answer your questions----while you mention that the case has settled, it may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My stepdaughter was a volunteer for a camp she hurt her in ankle in a hole in the camps park are they liable
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 29, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible they could be liable, but more details would be needed about the accident. I hope your stepdaughter is okay. You could reach out to local attorneys to discuss in further detail. Most law firms... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: A misplaced n g tube was Actual Cause of death. Discovered after prescription do I have a path forward to sue?

Actual Cause although mentioned by ER Doctor 5 times, n g tube looped in distal esophagus, tip terminated, coiled in hiatel hernia above diaphragm blocking airway, my family was told septic shock and bowel perforation killed my mother. I feel this has been criminally mishandled.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 18, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. Condolences to you and your family. Yes, you could possibly have a path forward, but no one here could say for certain until the records are reviewed by medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Q: so the child has to turn 18 to sue?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 31, 2022

If the child is not 18, then the child's tutor can sue on behalf of the child. Usually the tutor is the parent of the child, but if there is no parent, then the guardian, however one might have to legally qualify ask obtain the right from the Court to sue on behalf of the child---it's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: minor child was injured in an accident, and the absent dad gets compensated. Why? Name on birth certificate

I being told it's his legal right because he's on the birth certificate. He owes over 43,000 in child support

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 24, 2022

Get a family law attorney to put a lien and restraining order on disbursement of any funds to father.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Q: if get into a fight at work for defending myself. an i get injured doing the fight by falling and hitting my head.

is my workplace reliable for my injuries? Does my job have to compensate me for my doctor visits?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 19, 2022

If you were defending yourself, yes. If your job is giving you issues then you need to immediate consult with a workers' compensation attorney, or I recommend that you go ahead and do so---most in this area of practice will provide you a free consultation. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: if a person doesn’t get any information from someone during a wreck and let’s you leave without including the cops can

they later on try and file a report if they figure out who it was?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 11, 2022

Yea, you are not in the clear yet.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: What is the law I fell outside Murphy USA they reviewed the tape and denied claim
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 24, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. What is the law? For state-specific law, only a Louisiana attorney could answer. But the law in general across the U.S. is that a person has the right to dispute a denial of their claim. This could be done... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: A neighbor came onto our property and attacked my husband and his brother and hurt them pretty badly Can they be sued

A husband and his wife came onto our property and attacked my husband and his brother and several hurt them can the husband and wife be sued for injuries sustained.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 10, 2022

While there are always 2 stories and versions, not only can they sue, but criminal charges are possible as well. But you (or they) need to determine whether doing so is in their best interests----please consult with a personal injury lawyer or 2 to discuss options. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be held liable because my mom was visiting my house when the incident occurred?

My mom was visiting my house when she let her dog out of her vehicle without a leash to go inside but her dog ran over to my neighbors yard and an incident occurred between my moms dog and my neighbors dog who was also not on a leash. The police and animal control were called and my mom and my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 8, 2022

It wasn't on your property and it wasn't your dog. If yiur neighbor does sue you, your homeowners insurance will provide a defense.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Customer makes a threat to kill me after I get out of work. Do I need to see a weapon before I defend myself if he show

I work at a business that provides Western Union transactions and a customer comes in to pick up money. To pick up money the customer needs a tracking number and either ID or password. Customer provides only a password and keeps demanding that I give him his money. While trying to explain that he... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 20, 2022

Call the police immediately and provide any identifying information.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can i beat a traffic ticket for getting hit by a car on my rollerblades
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 23, 2022

Without a motor, you were a pedestrian.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Last summer, I went 3.5 months with no AC. Am I entitled to any compensation from the complex?

I constantly called and texted about having no AC. The summer before it was out for almost the whole summer. The workmanship is subpart at best because now I don't have an operating thermostat. I have to turn the AC/heater on through the breaker box. It seems like a fire hazard. Due to the... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Feb 18, 2022

The terms of your lease would apply. Many leases state exactly how you have to notify the landlord of the problems you're having - for instance, it may have to be in writing. You should speak with an attorney that handles landlord/tenant matters to review your lease and counsel you on the... Read more »

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