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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: I was issued a hit and run citation. I didn’t realize I hit the other vehicle in a parking lot. What should I do next?

I am prepared to repair the damage but I really had no idea it made contact. I knew I was close but didn’t tell or hear any contact. My car had a light scratch only. The other has a plastic 1/4 panel that will need to be painted and dent removed. I have no criminal or traffic infractions on my... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 29, 2021

Only a North Carolina attorney could advise here, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you haven't already done so at this point, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss handling of the matter (while at the same time looking into arrangements to cover the property... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: is there any liability for a doctor who does not prescribe pain med timely for a patient after several year of doing so?

my Family doctor started me on pain med several years ago after being diagnosed with an incurable disease, and i have been using this med as prescribed since it was first prescribe for me. there has been several times over the past years when he has been as much as 2-5 days late prescribing the med... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 28, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Based on your brief description, it appears that the measure of damages would essentially be a pattern of several delays in receiving pain relief meds after long-term use of the medication. Although your suffering... Read more »

Q: I Want to Open Hydrogen Station, I wanted to Know about its Legal Formalities etc. In USA
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 28, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. It could be difficult for any attorney to meaningfully advise on the formalities you ask about in the brief format of this forum. There are many things to consider, whether from an intellectual property standpoint... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: Wrong size natural gas pipe in kitchen ? Who is responsible ?

Recently we moved into a 2004 8 story condo in IL without an inspection. We noticed that we were getting a very low pressure and after a while an orange flame started to be visible. I contacted the management and board who said that nobody else in the building had similar issue and since it only... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2021

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could try asking the City, but it seems unlikely they would become involved in a private dispute involving an HOA where an owner had opportunity for inspection. In terms of public authorities, you could check... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: What do I do?

Papers were left in my door saying I needed to show up for court in August I am being sued for like $3000. I have read it over and over again and it does not say who is suing me. So I have no clue who or why I'm being sued for that amount of money.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. And time could be of the essence in your response. At this point, you may have already sorted this out. If not, contact the clerk of the court and provide whatever information is contained in the paperwork. In most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: I lease a Walkabout Properties home. No stair rails installed on deck. Lost balance on stairs and fell. May I sue them?

This event happened Fri., June 4, 2021, at 5 p.m. I suffered a concussion with a large subdural hematoma. No fractures, but the fall injured my back, sacral area, neck and shoulders. A level 3, or mid to severe concussion, can take time months to heal. I have a continual headache, including... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2021

I'm sorry for your accident and the injuries you suffered. This is really something that a Missouri attorney should advise on, but your post remains open for four weeks. If you reached out to attorneys in the Springfield area, most would probably offer free initial consults on such matters.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: How many cars can legally be overtaken
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 26, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. As a general matter nationwide, statutes do not generally include any particular figure for cars overtaken. Most statutes pertaining to left lane violations tend to be phrased "a" vehicle or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I’ve been using this shampoo for years and have a very irritated scalp and now this lawsuit came about. Need help

I have been using J and J shampoo and conditioner for 6 years. I started when I went to college and assumed that my constant itching of my scalp was due to being stressed at college and in my career. My girlfriend showed me that they found formaldehyde in the shampoo and it all makes so much sense.... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You indicate that you wish to speak with someone. You could reach out to law firms that handle product-based injuries. There's a tab above (Find-a-Lawyer). You could search using that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Utah on
Q: I was turning and was hit. Think the lady was speeding through light is it possible to get traffic cam footage

I then found out that my I insurance had lapsed. I had no clue my husband first all that. I had insurance the next day. I believe that both parties involved are at fault . I shouldn’t have assumed she was going to be going as fast as she was. It’s kinda a blur but I remember the light was... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 26, 2021

A Utah attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope everyone is okay here. You put a number of issues on the table. In terms of fault, a Utah attorney familiar with the state's vehicle and traffic law AND the signage/traffic... Read more »

Q: Do i need to have someone look into a lawsuit i had then was dropped due to lawsuit open in different state i ever lived
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 25, 2021

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. That's up to you and your decision, but what you are describing seems to be not just a change of venue, but state (where it's possible elements of both states' rules of civil procedure could apply - only... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Insurance Defense for Idaho on
Q: I am having major issues with the idaho dol And am looking for representation. How do I get representation?

No one responds. No one will help. There are hundreds that that need help and no one gets back to us.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 25, 2021

An Idaho attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal - one option could be to search for attorneys online, or you could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. Your post covers a number of different categories, but you mention the Department... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Texas on
Q: My sister gave me some paper work from Investors syndicate life insurance and annuitycompany. Its life insurance for me.

My parents opened up when i was a baby. How do i go about finding out about this policy?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 24, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. One option could be to look for information about the policy in the paperwork you were given - policy number and other specifics. You could also reach out to Syndicate Life to ask about the policy. Have the paperwork handy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized on
Q: Hello, I have an issue with a company in New Jersey

I bought some training courses on Internet but it's impossible to finish them within one year. I asked the company a refund but they refused.

They said: if I made the request before they delivered the package, it will be OK.

In the reality, I sent them my request before they... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 24, 2021

Based on these brief facts, it sounds like it might be a difficult case. As a starting point, review the agreement you entered into. Look at the terms for cancellation. Unfortunately, these conditions sometimes tend to be limited, where it isn't merely enough not to be able to complete a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: I got a ticket for improper backing in state of Ohio very minimal damage but was accident. I have no insurance .
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 24, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident, but am glad no one was hurt. You may have already done so by now, but you could reach out to a Traffic Ticket attorney in the Marion area to discuss the violation and the no-insurance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Dakota on
Q: I literally own these products and have been having hair loss and excessive shedding should I sue do I have a case

I have two shampoos as well as conditioners in my bathroom now I had no idea my hair shedding/ loss was because of these products which are the Johnson Johnson’s shampoos and conditioner I seen where someone is suing them because of the same reasons is this worth me even pursuing I don’t want... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 23, 2021

A North Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, one option is to reach out to firms dealing with the products you were using. Product liability cases tend to involve extensive research and discovery. A firm that has already looked into or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: I slipped on black ice at someone’s home in February 2021 two days later I went to the hospital with the terrible pain.

I have to have shoulder surgery. This incident was five months ago, is it too late to file a lawsuit

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 23, 2021

I'm sorry about your accident. The description does not include a state. Five months should be within the statute of limitations of virtually any jurisdiction. However, additional information would be helpful in making a more meaningful assessment in terms of exact location, applicability of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: My mother has land in Puerto Rico which we want to give to the government. How do we do it.

Land is to be sold to pay taxes.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 22, 2021

I'm sorry your question remains open for three weeks. You could try reposting this under the Real Estate category for Puerto Rico. Look for the linked text, "Show More States." When you click that, you'll see Puerto Rico toward the lower portion of the page under "US... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Using 3 1/2 years, but not everyday. use other shampoo/conditioner but since Retirement. I have notice hair lost.

I had notice that I was loosing my hair a lot, before I retired. Am I able to be part of the lawsuit?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 20, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could reach out to the law firm(s) involved in such suit(s) - it appears you did some research and determined a current suit is pending. Keep in mind that if the matter involves... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: What steps should I take if I have been impacted by two of the listed products via Johnson Johnson lawsuit

I have been using biotin collagen shampoo and conditioner for a couple of years now. I have suffered scalp irritation and hair loss over the years and could not figure out what it was and now this news comes out.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 20, 2021

I'm sorry for your ordeal. You are describing what appears to be a matter that could involve product liability legal theories. There are many firms that handle product-based cases, but some specialize in certain areas - pharmaceuticals, consumer products, or other goods. You could research... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for New Jersey on
Q: Man dies w/o wife or children. Parents dead. Has a step brother & another step brother dead but had kids kids heir
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 16, 2021

Does this involve a situation where someone died without a will, and you're wondering how their assets pass to relatives? It seems like that could be a possible basis for the type of questions you're asking. If that's the case, you may be better off reposting your question in Probate... Read more »

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