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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: My daughters name was found to be on a students hit list.

Her name was on a students hit list. The school has a zero tolerance policy and only suspended the student for 10 days with a potential expulsion based on a closed door expulsion hearing that we are not allowed to go to. What would be our best avenue for how to handle this legally potentially... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Nov 17, 2022

Talk to your local county prosecutors office, which might want investigate and will decide whether to pursue a criminal action. Then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles civil litigation cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If I don't prosecute my offender can I ask for compensation for my mental and emotional distress?

I live in Cleveland Ohio, I teach at a Middle School, one of my students threatened me (he wrote a hit list with my name and several other students' names with the intent of physically harming us) I filed a police report. Now the detective is asking me if I want to prosecute or not? I will... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 10, 2022

You could file a civil lawsuit against him instead of pursuing a criminal case. But if you choose to do so, expect the defense to note that you did not pursue criminal charges and argue that shows it wasn't a big deal.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Can a landlord be sued if a tenant has a pit bull dog and it bites someone.
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 6, 2022

Yes, if the landlord was negligent and knowingly allowed a dog with a vicious propensity to remain on the premises.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I was just looking for more details on this case. I stayed here when I was young. It’s important to me to figure out.

I just need information, I’m afraid I was a victim here.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 22, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Something may have gotten left off your question when you uploaded. It isn't clear what case you are seeking information on. If this is something of a personal nature, it could be best NOT to include specific case... 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 Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Am I able to present my full medical bill as a damage in a demand or just the amount paid by my health insurance?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 28, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. For the purposes of showing damages in a bodily injury claim, I would present the full bill. It would have the line-by-line procedures. However, I would also disclose reimbursements that were enjoyed through no-fault,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: I work for large Union tricking company I fell at home they are my chart medical record's can I refuse not be fired?

I have clearance paperwork from doctor

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 16, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You may want to repost this and add Employment Law as a category, as you have issues here that an employment law attorney would have better insight into than a personal injury attorney. Employers are going to want to see... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: Im 17 years old (18 in nov) could I take legal action against my mom for dental neglect and keeping my survivors benefit

My mother keeps my insurance cards from me so I cannot make appointments on my own and denys me dental care appointments as a form of punishment when I have an abscess tooth and a gum disease I believe. I have asked for years to go to a dentist as I've had this abcess for years. (Around 2... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Aug 12, 2022

Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. They will be able to find the help you need.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My roommate hit a tree I was hurt but I’m in the same insurance policy so they don’t want to pay bi can I do anything?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 6, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident and your injuries. Unfortunately, this looks like a household exclusion denial. You could reach out to Ohio attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult. If a law firm would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Ohio on
Q: What is the US code for respondeat superior?

Heathcare medical negligence

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 28, 2022

An Ohio attorney med mal attorney might be in the best position to answer this question, unless you're interested purely in terms of researching any applicable federal codes on the respondeat superior doctrine. But your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: I am looking for a lawyer who will prosecute up to 3 union county deputies.

I apologize if this goes to Akron its fighting me to send this to Marysville.

Roger  Bouchard
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Roger Bouchard
answered on Jul 24, 2022

Call the UnionCounty prosecutors office.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Publicly shamed in office for a born disability, reported it, quit, offered severance to not sue.. what are my options?

Former coworkers publicly shamed me for my walleye by printing crossed eyed pictures and hanging them in the office. They also harassed with a number of other photos taken in the bathroom and hung them up. As you can imagine, this really took a toll on me and put me in a very depressed state for 6... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 23, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. Your category selections straddle a number of areas, but you did not include Employment Law as a heading. That might be one reason why the post remained open. You could reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: At my apartment complex, they left rusted pool cover bolts up, sliced my foot requiring 9 stitches. What are my options?

I was walking along the pool and the apartment complex left pool cover bolts that should be flush with the concrete up. These bolts were about 1" off the ground all around the pool and I sliced my foot so bad it required 9 stitches and a visit to the ER before I bled out. So far my medical... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 20, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your accident. You ask about options. The short answer is that you could try to arrange a free initial consult with an Ohio attorney. Upon a detailed investigation, they could best outline your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: I was cited for reckless operation of a golf cart on put in bay. But the court house doesn’t have me on file and

I also broke my leg, but they won’t let me do it virtually and say I need to get ahold of the put in bay police to send them the information. What should I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 25, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. By now, you may have already done so, but this is something to be discussed with a defense attorney. In terms of the personal injury element of breaking your leg, if it was related to the reckless driving charge and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: i need an attorney to suit ohio water park campground after breaking my neck due to their negligence

ohio water park campground people installed an intertube bridge in 1.5 ft of water when safety manual instruction says no less than 4.7 ft. there were no signs about this tube and upon walkkng to the edge (to sit and wait my feet) out of nowhere a hose began spraying water at me from behind... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 25, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry you were injured in this accident. From your post, you are looking for an attorney. Attorneys here can't reach out to you - the format here is basically question & answer. There are sites out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Has a case involving the herbacide 2,4D been decided in Ohio?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 13, 2022

I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. You could try reposting under Ohio. You could add Environmental Law as a category as well, since herbicides can involve environmental law. But this is something most law firms are not likely to casually know without conducting some research,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My daughter has mouth and throat injuries from a metal shard found in her sandwich. What are my next legal steps?

On 4/17/22 my daughter purchased a sandwich from a restaurant. After a few bites she gagged to prevent herself from swallowing a dirty jagged piece of metal. I called the restaurant immediately and spoke to a manager about the shard. My daughter had to go to the emergency room that same day due to... Read more »

Adam Michael Russell
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Adam Michael Russell
answered on Apr 26, 2022

Sounds like you are doing a great job documenting your daughter's injuries and damages, but you still don't have the full picture if more medical treatment may be needed.

It is true that an injured party often provides medical records to prove damages, but you are wise not to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I fell into a manhole on Cedar Road in University Heights the evening of 2/12/2022 near my home. Do I have a legitimate

Would it be possible for me to win a lawsuit against the city of University Heights?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Feb 14, 2022

Potentially. I highly recommend sitting down with an attorney asap. Getting a jump on things and preserving the evidence can make or break your case in many instances.

Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Am I entitled to my lost wages due to time off because of medical related to a car accident

I was passenger of the vehicle not at fault we were parked and parking spot at a convenient store. A commercial box truck slammed into us so hard they totaled the car we we were in. Me and the driver went to the ER my friend was off work 3 days with wip lash. During a MRI we found a brain aneurysm... Read more »

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Jan 23, 2022

Under Georgia law, those that are injured through no fault of their own may be entitled to damages, which includes compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. The insurance company will be responsible for paying out these sums and will most certainly try to limit their... Read more »

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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 »

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