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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Texas on
Q: I was scammed 2100 dollars. what are the steps I should take to get it back?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 27, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Answering your question could depend on the nature of the scam. If it was by a private individual, you could gather your proof and pursue the matter in small claims. If it was something involving a business,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Can a pro se case be save/re-energized by a Lawyer

My treatment and facts given in the 5th circuit court Amarillo

Division were totally ignored. Plus i knew of no case law tu associate with my case just State Statues.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear what happened here or what is meant by "saving/re-energizing" a case. One option is to see if it's possible to arrange a free initial consult to look at the file and advise of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Health Care Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Need support for ADA case for not passing Optometry boards (several times) because of learning disability.

We are preparing documentation and looking for legal counsel to support us. We have documentation from a Educational Psychologist, test results, employer recommendations, history of learning disability, test scores, analysis of test scores, etc. Is there a firm or legal counsel that can help us... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 26, 2021

An attorney in the D.C. area would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could check with the D.C. Bar if their resources for the public might be helpful in terms of attorney recommendations or referrals. Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: Advise Lisa whether she can make a claim against the factory (do not discuss defences).

Lisa and her father moved three years ago to live next to the Tropichem Co Ltd which is a factory that produces toxic chemicals. The factory is in the manufacturing district of the island. Lisa's father has a nervous condition which has worsened because of the constant noise from the factory.... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 25, 2021

If this is an actual situation, you could consider reaching out to an attorney who handles toxic tort matters. If it is a hypothetical problem that you are researching for educational purposes, you need to examine it from the standpoint of nuisance theory, not defamation theory. Nuisance generally... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New York on
Q: I need a legal aid lawyer to help me with my custody case
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 25, 2021

This is something that the family law attorneys here could best advise on, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to reach an attorney who is knowledgeable in this area, you could run some online searches for legal aid or pro bono attorneys. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: my mom fell from her bed at a local hospital causing critical injuries,

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2021

I'm sorry for your mother's injuries. A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As for your concerns about posting personal details, you don't need to post any further personal information. One option is to reach out to med mal attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: doctor didn't take staples out after surgery, requiring second surgery, 3 mo IN hospital and ptsd. Can I sue dr or hosp?

hospital neglectful mistreatment almost killed me several times during the 3 month stay. Wound drain tube pulled out by nurse, over medicated, organ failure etc. Now I can't even go on the street as hosp without breaking down in tears. Im so fearful of returning I have nightmares. Now I... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. It would be difficult for an attorney to answer your question based on these brief facts. The things you describe involve medical opinions. You could reach out to California med... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: being sued by someone claiming personal injury from my car in 2018. He went through my insurance. Now he’s suing me

I have no property. All I have is a checking account I pay my rent with and a car worth $2,000. What do I do?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 23, 2021

Turn the papers over to your insurance carrier after making a set of copies for your own file. If you are contacted, do not make any statements. Politely advise the law firm that the matter will be handled by defense counsel arranged by your insurance carrier. With your cooperation, your insurance... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and International Law on
Q: Looking for proven experience related to US Code TITLE 22 / CHAPTER 32 / SUBCHAPTER III / Part I / § 2370a

US Code TITLE 22 / CHAPTER 32 / SUBCHAPTER III / Part I / § 2370a

§2370a. Expropriation of United States property

(a) Prohibition

None of the funds made available to carry out this Act, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.], or the Arms Export... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 23, 2021

There is a tab above, Find-a-Lawyer, that lists attorneys by region. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: If trucker have accident but haven’t heard from the courts nor receive a ticket for the accident but it shows up on

Truckers record can the trucker fight it

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2021

Yes, you can. Protect your CDL. A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks and you probably have a small window of time in which to respond or appear, if you have not already done so or consulted with an attorney. If you're going at it alone, good luck.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Q: Do y'all deal with mode cases I have black mode in my room
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. This is only a Q & A board. If you're seeking an attorney, you could go to sites that are attorney referral services. You could also search online independently or use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Is intentionally intimidating pedestrians within a crosswalk assault?

I live in New Orleans, and often when I'm walking within a clearly marked crosswalk, vehicles will slow down just enough so that they could brake hard to avoid hitting me if I keep walking but are clearly maintaining enough speed to try to intimidate me into not continuing on. Isn't this... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 21, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Assault can be both a civil offense and crime. Under common law tort principles (not state-specific, but GENERAL principles), one could argue assault in the civil sense in terms of placing one in fear of imminent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for New York on
Q: We are leaving a NY apt and they are withholding our 6800 security deposit because they said we didn't notify in time

My daughter and her husband live in New York City on the Upper East Side and they recently vacated an apartment.

It had a very large security deposit of 6,800. Their lease stipulated that they needed to inform the landlord at least 60 days of their leaving, by registered letter. They did... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 21, 2021

A landlord-tenant attorney could have the best insight here, and the question probably remains open for two weeks because it was overlooked in these categories. You could repost under Landlord-Tenant. There's no guarantee all questions are ultimately picked up, but it could have better chances... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: I have a medical malpractice lawsuit going on since January 2020 and I feel like my attorney is not informing me much?

How long should this lawsuit end?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 20, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, med mal cases can drag out for a long time. It could depend on when it was placed into suit, the backlog on the trial calendar, how long it takes to complete discovery, and other factors. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: If I go back to work and get hurt again in my neck or back would I be able to sue for injury at the new job

I have had neck and back surgery and my attorney told me to go back to work in my field my field is construction

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 20, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Based on your description, it does not look like a personal injury matter involving suing, but more likely a workers' comp claim. If the attorney you mention is handling your workers' comp claim, they would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Can an opposing party sue my family if I where to get into an accident because I have THC in my system?

I am 18 and have my medical marijuana card. I live in the state Washington. My parents claim that if I were to get into an accident since I would have THC in my system the opposing party could sue my family. Keep in mind I never drive under the influence. I am under there car insurance as well. Is... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney for the most accurate state rules, in many jurisdictions, the claimant will usually go after the vehicle operator and the owner. Those two parties are generally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for New York on
Q: not sure how to proceed Rochester Gas & Electric has triple billed me with before the other bills were paid. total 955.

my energy bill is on auto pay they have not even waited for the payment before bill me again so far they have triple billed for a sum of $955.10 they did not take out the payment for September added October to that bill and now have add October to Novembers bill have called them and every time... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2021

This is more a Consumer Law matter than Energy, Oil & Gas, which involves leases, drilling rights, land use, and related issues. If you're not able to resolve this through their customer service and the cooperation of your bank/credit card, one option could be to contact the New York State... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Pennsylvania on
Q: What do I do the shampoo company I use is being sued for hair loss! which I have what should I do ?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you feel you suffered injury as a result of the product, you could contact the law firm(s) handling the lawsuit and speak to them. If they felt you had a case, they could advise you on your options. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Texas on
Q: Can we claim damage on a property that was sold if the claim was made prior to sale?

Our home in Texas had suffered roof damage due to hail. We opened a claim with insurance company. They delayed sending the check for repairs. Meanwhile the home got sold at a much reduced price. Insurance company later sent the check, but it had both ours and the mortgage company's names.... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 18, 2021

A Texas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If you were represented by an attorney in the sale, they would be in the best position to advise. But as a general matter, you may have signed a release that reflects your acceptance of money damages for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New Jersey on
Q: How do I get a discrimination lawyer
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Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 17, 2021

You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. You could search independently on your own online. You could check the resources of the New Jersey State Bar Association. A local library might be able to offer additional resources. Good luck

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