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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I rear ended a guy and my insurance company had dropped me. He wants to settle out of court for $8k or go to court
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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 31, 2020

You'll need to speak with a Texas attorney for the best guidance here, but you await an answer for three weeks and the other side may be asking you if you made up your mind. You may first want to check if your insurance policy was in effect at the time of the accident, even though it sounds like... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: Who recieves the statue of limitation deduction from my settlement?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 31, 2020

I'm not fully clear on your question, and a Tennessee attorney could advise best. But you await an answer for two weeks, and may be in a position of having to wrap your case up. IF you are talking about a personal injury matter, some of the GENERAL deductions arising could include medical liens... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If I never took the oath am I still considered the administrator on an estate?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 31, 2020

You could repost your question in the Probate and Estate Planning sections. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but it would have better chances in those categories. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Florida on
Q: Which site is legitimate? I know there are many scammers. I need a lawyer so I can appeal a denied disability claim

I know legitimate places exist for this but I am seeing sites saying their lawyers will help me with this and they are only entitled to payment if we win the appeal but I'm skeptical. I do not exactly know what I'm talking about but that just doesn't sound like something a lawyer would do

I... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2020

You raise good points, but in the end, the only person who can ultimately make such an important decision is yourself. You will have to contact lawyers, and after speaking with them, decide for yourself who you prefer in terms of skill, experience, and your trust and confidence in them. Good luck... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents on
Q: I was in a car accident (with my son's vehicle) cause by a faulty carwash.

I was asked 'if I was doing my son a favor by taking his vehicle for a carwash' or 'if he asked me to take his vehicle for a carwash.' Why are they asking me this? What's the difference in any answer I may give? Thank you in advance.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2020

It could depend on who is asking. You may want to consult with an attorney before answering any questions. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: Will a judge automatically find me guilty since I made the left turn and fender was hit?

I received the 40.6.71 ticket

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2020

'Sorry that your post remains open. It may be a moot point by now if you already arranged a Georgia attorney to handle the matter, or if it was already heard. As a general matter, they're difficult scenarios. But there are sometimes mitigating factors - excessive speed of an oncoming car,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: I lent my bird to someone temporarily and she won't give himback. I don't want cash, I just want him back. Whatcan I do?

The officer that was involved with the civil standby during the attempt said this is a civil matter and not criminal. I don't want cash compensation. Can a judge make a ruling, forcing her to return my bird?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2020

Try reposting under Animal/Dog Law. There's no guarantee that all posts are answered, but the attorneys in that category would have the best insight into such a matter. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hi For school I have mock trials coming up and My case is really weak and I was wondering if you could help?

It is for school, I am apart of Defense and my case is really weak.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2020

You could build up your case by looking up decisions that support the positions you need to argue. The more cases you find in your jurisdiction, the stronger you will make your case. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a private pond. What can I do to notify others and legally protect myself in the event a trespasser gets injured?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2020

Legal measures could consist of checking existing insurance coverage, providing adequate notice in the way of warning signs, and checking local ordinances. Safety measures could consist of fencing (if feasible, based on size of pond), grill or cover (if pond is small enough), safety equipment such... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims on
Q: Hello. I’m wondering what the deal is with cases where a by law has not been written up yet. Can I still be charged ?

In this case, we are told that we are not allowed in Halifax to use the parks and trails. I cant find it written anywhere so does this mean if I fought it in court I would win? This is all in light of the recent covid outbreak. Nothing that I can find in writing!

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2020

An attorney who practices in Canada, preferably Nova Scotia, would be best qualified to address your matter. You raise a valid point about the effective date of a law, but the current crisis has created extraordinary circumstances on an international level. Emergency measures are being implemented... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: How much does the average attorney charge to appear and represent in a civil court matter?

I have a civil case court matter coming up and I need help with representation.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2020

It's unlikely for an attorney to quote a price on handling a case/matter sight unseen, without knowing anything about what it involves (contract, tort, property, etc.), and other factors. For something like that, you would probably be better off contacting attorneys on your own and discussing. Good... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was in a minor accident in midland texas i was in abig rig i was getting ready to turn left but a oncoming driver thou

Thought i was going to pass in front of him i came to a complete stop waiting for him to pass and he jerked into my lane thinking i was going to cut him off even though i was still in my lane i ended up getting ticket for turning while unsafe only because the stete trooper said he had to assume... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2020

A Texas attorney is best qualified to advise here, but your post remains open for four weeks. Unfortunately, you're in a difficult spot, being in left lane. Absent additional evidence in the way of witness testimony or video footage, the oncoming vehicle is in a better legal position than you. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Q: I was injured at work & accepted an insurance settlement. My med bills are more than the settlement, can I do anything?

I was injured at work last year and was originally billed ~$5k, insurance gave me a settlement of ~$15k. I paid the $5k bill online and thought I was done but was then was sent an additional bill for $25k because I do not have health insurance and the $5k bill was only if I had health insurance. My... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2020

A Virginia attorney is best suited to advise here, but you await a response for three weeks. If you were not represented by a WC attorney, you could contact a Virginia workers' comp attorney to see if they would give you a free, or brief, initial consult to examine your WC file and the carrier's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Colorado on
Q: what are the ramifications of appointing a Town Administrator as Town Clerk and Town Treasurer also.
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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 28, 2020

It depends on their roles. It could be a conflict of interest, or it could be nothing. In the hypothetical, if the responsibilities of one position required minimizing town expenditures, and the responsibilities of the other position involved justifying new furniture for a school, one could say the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Do i have a case worth fighting and where can i find a lawyer?

I went to a dentist to fill 9 cavities. I was put under a form of anesthesia using tranquilizers. This is used for people who are afraid of the dentist and its called sedation dentistry. While i was sedated, the dentist preformed a procedure where he drilled a hole in my tooth and inserted a metal... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 28, 2020

Where can you find a lawyer? You can find a California lawyer on this site, or through your own searches. Do you have a case worth fighting? It's difficult to say based only on these facts. Teeth can break during endodontic and other procedures. The fact that a tool fractured/shattered is not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: where is the policy for bringing up another lawsuit after one is dismissed

i was thinking it takes a year for family or civil

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 28, 2020

A Texas attorney is best qualified to answer this question, but you await an answer for three weeks. As a GENERAL premise, if a matter is dismissed on the merits (for something substantive - not something technical such as "this is the wrong court, you must bring your action in a different venue"),... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: Hello, I had a rear ended car accident in Charlotte NC in Nov. 2017, I am looking for a lawyer.

I have injuries in my lower back and in my neck. I had a lawyer before, but now I am looking for a new one.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 28, 2020

Don't wait for someone to contact you; this isn't a referral service. It's only a question and answer board. Just reach out to attorneys - you could attorneys in or near your county here on this site, through your own independent searches, or maybe through the resources of the North Carolina Bar... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Q: I went to a gas station and received gas that had tons of water in it. It caused over $1000 in damages. Can I sue?

I filed an incident report but nobody has gotten back to me. Nobody has responded to voicemails. The dealership took a sample of the gas and it is completely clear.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 28, 2020

You could, but it does not look like the type of case that an attorney would accept on a contingency basis. You could face issues in showing the chain of custody of the sample, proper protocols used in taking the sample, tests of the gas station's tanks, your own vehicle's maintenance and repair... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: the person i am being sued by for property damages did not give correct information to the judge. what can i do?

when the judge asked him to explain why he thought he was entitled to the amount of money he was suing me for and why he did not give sufficient evidence.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 27, 2020

A Tennessee attorney would be able to advise best, but you await an answer for three weeks. As a general matter in most any jurisdiction, the judge would ask for the evidence you mention - preferably an itemized printout from a reputable body shop outlining estimated charges for parts and labor -... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: What to do in a civil court case concerned a cat we considered a stray/neglected?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 27, 2020

There's a section here for Animal/Dog Law. If you wanted to try reposting there (there's no guarantee that all posts receive responses), you might have better chances of your question being seen by someone knowledgeable in this area. Good luck

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