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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Arizona on
Q: medicare coverage issues , who would handle the appeals process or be able to council

I am being denied coverage for Emergency Hospital stay because the Hospital is out of Network with my Advantage Medical Plan.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 5, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Depending on the amount in dispute and complexity of an appeal, people may choose to work with attorneys who handle health care claims. Read the fine print on the conditions for the appeal. It looks like three... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Alabama on
Q: My husband just died and left his entire $1,000,000 life insurance policy to his sister. We have minor children.

He told me I was beneficiary. Life insurance policy was paid for 12 years from our joint account. Married over 17 years. 2 minor children. Do I have cause to contest this?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 4, 2023

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your husband and the concealment of the terms of the policy. This is posted under Bad Faith, but attorneys who practice in the Probate and Estate Planning categories might be a better... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Dfndnts Ins Co doesn't wnt to pay plaintiff's req amt. Is going to ct only abt money or could the plaintiff lose the cs?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 4, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In this type of setting generally speaking, two options are to go to court, as you mention, or to lower the amount demanded. Yes, there's always a possibility that plaintiff could lose. A case could be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents on
Q: I need help for an early resolution meeting

I got into a car accident where I was at fault due to weather conditions and need advice for early resolution meeting

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Your question remains open and you may lose valuable time awaiting a response without including a state/territory. However, it could be quicker to simply reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a consult to discuss. You could search attorneys on your own or use the tab above, Find-a-Lawyer, or... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for New York on
Q: What laws must I know to write a book or movie about a fictional version of a recentish event, mentioning real names?

The event in question took place a couple of decades ago. Some of the main people involved are dead and some are alive. It's a relatively well known/publicized event, though not everyone's involvement is super well known its all easily available in news articles. I want to know about... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Aside from intellectual property issues, there can be tort law issues. Diligent publishers will review certain manuscripts to ensure that a book does not open the door to allegations of libel, the act of defaming (causing damage to dignitary interests) a person in written form. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Hampshire on
Q: We lost our place to live. We are paying for a hotel but it is my whole paycheck. Does the city welfare have to help us?

We got the room for $114 each night. My husband's health isn't good so we can't go into a shelter he has a service dog.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2023

A New Hampshire attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your difficult situation. Here is a link to New Hampshire Legal Assistance.

https://www.nhla.org/legal

One of the categories they list under their legal assistance programs...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for North Carolina on
Q: Can I sue a gas station for the pump not automatically turning off when the tank was full which lead to eye injury?

Can I bring a suit against a gas station for the pump not automatically turning off when the tank was full? My wife was pumping gas and the pump didn't turn off when the tank was full. She was sitting in the car when she noticed the gas spewing out of the side. When she went to remove the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 2, 2023

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope your wife is okay. It sounds like it could be a difficult case because there's a possibility it could involve costly engineering examination and testing of the release mechanism in the nozzle,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nebraska on
Q: Will I get paid for the damaged someone else caused in a car accident?

I haven’t had car insurance for a couple days due to a check being on hold and not paying on them. The only reason my car was out was to get formula. A girl was distracted and claimed she was crying and rear ended me and sent me into another car damaging the front and back of mine. Since I’m... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 2, 2023

A local attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A local attorney must advise here, but in many states, only limited economic damages are recoverable if uninsured. However, each state has its own rules. Try to arrange a free initial consultation with a local... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Yes my neighbor roof blew off an damaged my car. I feel the roof was not installed right. There were 3 sets of shingles

On the roof and the staples they used was not long enough to go through all of them to the wood. They were not Pieces of roof they were hole shingles. There roof was the only one the blew off. My roof has been.on for 30 years and nothing happen to it. I'm talking about alot of there roof.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 1, 2023

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for state-specific guidance, there are a couple of ways to handle these types of situations in general nationwide. If you have a comprehensive auto... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Can you be at fault for changing lanes when all the other cars are stopped and you turn on your signal in advance?

All of the cars are stopped and there is an open space to your left to pull into the left lane due to a gap left between a car and a truck. However, despite you already being halfway in the lane in the middle of the lane change, the truck suddenly accelerates in the middle of your change and slams... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 1, 2023

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for state-specific vehicle and traffic law, the general rule nationwide is that the vehicle changing lanes or merging has a duty to make sure it's safe to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can a insurance adjuster fill out a PIP claim for the insured without written consent?

Can the adjuster set up a claim & authorize the Release of Personal Health Information without the insureds written consent? I was advised the insurance company can create a claim & process payments without notifying the insured. Specifically, the insured is not required to complete &... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 31, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney about specific state practices, consent is generally required nationwide. However, given the tight timeframes nationwide in filing for PIP benefits, it's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Is it to late to collect my pandemic relief money I was qualified and had a claim balance of 13 thousand
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 31, 2023

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. No one here has any way of knowing. The applicable agencies need to be checked with - there were different programs throughout the nation and each had their own timetables. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Education Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you sue a school for failing to notify a parent of a broken leg at school? Someone else called to inform mom.

My aunt was on site picking up her child when my nephew broke his leg around 2 pm. He was playing basketball at school while waiting on the busses to arrive. The school called the ambulance but never called his mom to notify her. She drove to the school (after my aunt called her) then followed the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 30, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. An important issue here would be the damages resulting from failure to notify a parent. It looks like timely response was made to summon an ambulance. The hospital delay does not appear to be the fault of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Where can I get help with my ongoing 3rd party claim with the other drivers auto insurance company in Washington State??

3rd time DUI offender plowed into our front yard, our fence, and our car at a high rate of speed. His car finally stopped only about 10 feet from the room in which we were at that morning. Our car was deemed a total loss as this was the only thing that stopped the driver from plowing right into our... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 30, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You're correct; this could be an overwhelming matter because of the number of elements it contains. You indicate seeking an attorney. Your best option is to reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I slipped and fell on Thanksgiving morning my left shoulder pops and aches as if I tore my Rotator cuff..

Even though I hurt it in November do I have a case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 29, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on a number of issues, including liability or fault. If the fall was the result of a defect or negligence on the floor or the ground, it's possible. It would also hinge on medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: What should I do when an insurance company keeps removing my uploaded documents on their claims website???

The insurance company continues to remove my documents that I have uploaded to their website and to which I was instructed to do so by the claims team. I have asked via text and email as to why this is happening and have not received a response. This has been happening every time I upload a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 29, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. One option is to ask them if there is a technical glitch with either the site or the formatting of the documents, and if so, will they accept hard copies by certified mail. Also ask them if they are downloading... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Indiana on
Q: Car insurance is not paying out for the accident. What ca be done?

My daughter's car was hit from behind on December 16 2022. Insurance company has made no movement on paying out the car. Her car has been in impound. She has been paying ride shares and walking to work. What can she do? Does the insurance have time requirement to resolve the issue?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 28, 2023

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Some of your primary options include attempting negotiation with the carrier, filing suit in small claims court or civil court, or arranging a consult with an attorney to discuss them filing suit or continuing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: In the state of Georgia is there a policy on how accidents are investigated. processed and recorded?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 28, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. However, accidents nationwide could be investigated by various entities, including insurance companies, departments of transportation, departments of highway safety, and outside agencies. Different entities could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Alabama on
Q: Had dcr with stent surgery 1mo ago. Can they deny having stent removed 3mo from now if I don't go to followup appt?

They are located 2 hours away and I don't have time or money to waste for a just a check up. They told me they wouldn't complete the process unless I do followup. ( really rude doc office )

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 27, 2023

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. However, as a general matter nationwide, if a medical provider has a valid basis for requiring follow-up examination, it isn't something that an attorney is likely to challenge on any legal grounds. It's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: I backed up looked three times and a little short French car hit my passenger bumper I couldn't see hher in my mirrors

Because her car was so short it didn't show up in my mirrors it shouldn't have been a regulatory height requirements to be able to be driven

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 27, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, that doesn't sound like a strong argument, unless the vehicle was unregistered, uninspected, and not in compliance with ordinary safety standards. You could mention the point to your insurance... Read more »

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