Questions Answered by Timur Akpinar

Q: My mother got shocked due to touching an exposed lamp wire at a hotel that wasn't easily noticeable. She sustained

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It could be the hotel and/or the lamp manufacturer, depending on the circumstances of how the wire came to be exposed. You could consult with a Connecticut attorney who could investigate the matter further and review the medical records.

Tim Akpinar

Q: How far out does a boat have to be for federal law to apply to an injury?

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for New York on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
The criteria is one more about the nature of the waters than of distance. Maritime law can apply to an injury that takes place on something known as "navigable waters," which carries with it the attribute of interstate nexus. Therefore a boat operating off the East Coast, West Coast, adjoining gulfs, or sounds can fulfill this requirement. It doesn't have to be 100 miles offshore.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I was injured physically during a mammogram after X-rays a & MRI I have a superior labral tear in my shoulder

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Consult with a medical practice attorney in New Jersey. An attorney could request your medical records and examine the matter in greater detail.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can an individual file suit against a company or organization if the government is actively pursuing

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Washington on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It could depend on what the government is pursuing the person for/or what the government has taken action against the person in the past for, and whether those things are relevant to, or directly/indirectly connected to the suit. A consultation with a Washington attorney who had additional facts and details could help answer the question more meaningfully.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Does homeowners insurance cover medical bills of friends who get injured on your property, or is there a limitation to

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I don't practice in Michigan but your question remains open for 3 weeks. In general, a homeowner's policy should cover medical bills. There can be limitations, such as if a contractor was performing work, the carrier could issue a denial on the grounds that it would be a workers' comp matter. You could check the terms of your policy. If you want to submit the claim and it is denied, you could consult with a Michigan attorney who could advise more meaningfully after reviewing policy.

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Q: I got injured at work but my employer is claiming that I knew about the potential dangers of the equipment I was using

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Depending on issues related to the equipment, it is possible that grounds for a third-party action could also exist.

Tim Akpinar

Q: How long does it take primary health net work take to pay once release is signed

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It can depend upon state law.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I'm look for a Business Property and Casual Lawyer. Personal injury in NC.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could check with the North Carolina Bar Association’s lawyer referral service. You could tell them you are looking for a property and casualty lawyer (possibly business-related based on your terms).

Tim Akpinar

Q: I got sick because I was surrounded by germs in my doctor's waiting room. Any chance I can sue for medical malpractice?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Alaska on
Answered on Dec 9, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I don’t practice in Alaska but your question remains open for two weeks. In general in a med mal case, a medical practitioner would have needed to breach a duty of care, injuries/damages would have resulted, and there would be a causal relationship between the breach and the injuries. An attorney could ask how you know you didn’t become sick elsewhere, and what medical records do you have to substantiate becoming sick. Additionally, doctor’s waiting rooms can be high-traffic areas known...

Q: what constitutes membership in any orginazion

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury on
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It’s generally a matter of being registered as a member, and if applicable, paying dues.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What is a mechanic's lien?

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for California on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
In general, a mechanic’s lien is a security interest against someone’s property. It can arise if a homeowner fails to pay a contractor who performs work and the contractor files the lien. If you are involved with a mechanic’s lien and require more in-depth information, consult with an attorney in California.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can my car insurance company drop me if I’ve had a DUI?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Yes, they can drop an insured for DUI/DWIs, as well as other factors, such as claims and violations.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I would like anything you know about reducing political bribery in the US for my paper.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You should be able to find abundant material on the Internet. You could also explore the related topic of campaign contributions.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I was involved in truck wreck on Halloween evening 2018.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for Texas on
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Consulting with an experienced attorney should be able to help explore options for covering medical care.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What are the most important legal liabilities/responsibilities of a corporate legal firm?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
This is an open-ended question whose answer could fill volumes. One of the important responsibilities of a corporate legal firm is to advise officers of the client corporation how to properly operate within the law. This could include guiding corporate officers about compliance with legislative developments.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What can I do when a company based in another country ignores my customer’s help message?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, International Law and Internet Law on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Your customer could contact an officer of the company to verify if the request is reaching the right department. If the company will not respond, and there is a basis for a valid and meaningful claim, your customer could consult with an attorney.

Tim Akpinar

Q: November 2,2018 I had ordered from dominoes pizzeria for a delivery that was

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It could be difficult to say without knowing more details, such as whether everyone’s versions of events are consistent with one another.

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Q: I left my power saw in the back of my pickup. I took it to a dealer for service and the saw was missing when I picked

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It could depend on additional facts, one of which would be whether they had a policy or disclaimer regarding property left in vehicles.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I was walking on the curb of a street that had no sidewalk when a car clipped me with its mirror, breaking my elbow. The

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Contact a personal injury attorney in North Dakota who provides free consultations. In addition to discussing the legal issues arising here, the attorney could advise you regarding deadlines and timeframes within you must act to preserve your legal rights.

Tim Akpinar

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