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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: Who has the legal rights to own the possessions of a deceased roommate if said roommate has no family?

My friends housemate passed away recently. They lived together for about 10 years in one house (owned by the living housemate) in Missouri. The deceased had no family at all that were living, except for one estranged brother who may be in prison, whereabouts unknown and no will made out. The... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 28, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best here, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you might not want to lose more time waiting for a response in a different legal category, but this is something that attorneys in the Probate and Estate Planning categories would have the most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue a hair growth company for hair loss

I recently purchased a all natural hair growth oil which caused severe hair break off , bald spots, oozing sores, flakes, and extreme itching throughout my head. I had not even used 20% of the product before all this happened, I never had bald spots in my life and even after months of not using the... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to local attorneys to discuss. It could be helpful in your consultation if you looked into whether others experienced damages as a result of the product, as these types of cases can sometimes be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Just left the ER with my wife,she slip fell and injured her arm, diagnosed with concussion,acute knee injury.

The knee has a popping sound or clicking sound now. Not from outside but going into the garage on the step. What now? Step has been broken/ missing a brick before we moved into the home and since we been here. We are in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I hope your wife is okay. It isn't fully clear if the accident occurred on the hospital grounds after leaving the ER and your wife noticed the popping sound on your garage step, or if the accident OCCURRED on your... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Can i sue a restaurant for the injury damages i got from falling on their steps, i was also drunk when this happened.
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2021

It could depend on the condition that caused the fall, in terms of engineering defects or dangerous conditions. In terms of intoxication, it's a factor that a court would consider because New York is a comparative liability jurisdiction. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Georgia on
Q: hospital went on lockdown for an active shooter. Is it false imprisonment to not allow some1 to leave till shooter found
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 26, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, as there could be applicable state laws. But as a GENERAL premise, if the hospital acted to protect the safety and lives of everyone on site, it's actions could probably be justified on the basis of necessity. For a more meaningful answer based on Georgia... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: How can I find out details about the estate of my late aunts?

My father had 2 sisters and a brother. He died 20 years ago. One of my aunts died in 2010 and the other in 2017. An estate lawyer contacted me a while ago to ask me to sign waivers and other documents.

Last time I was contacted by the same law firm was in 2018, asking me again to sign... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 26, 2021

This is something that the probate/estate planning attorneys here would know about - but your post remains open for three days. Not every post is ultimately picked up, but you could try reposting and adding Probate and Estate Planning as categories instead of only posting only under Uncategorized.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Malpractice breaking iv,plastic peace in arm causing massive thrombosis in vain harming the patient physically mentally

I have medical records Showing plastic broken in vain causing damage to functional conditions in arm and fingers causing no feeling serious neuro damage in my left arm I us,interfering with work

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal, but it would be difficult for any attorney to comment meaningfully on this, despite the clear and apparent nature of what you describe - it would call for a medical opinion. You could reach... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: Is my son entitled to compensation if a driver hit his father (pedestrian) causing possible permanent disability.

He was paying child support and can no longer work, due to injury and possible mental capacity changes.

I am also curious if there could be any payment for my son for time missed with his father. we are looking at long time hospitalization with no visits.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Only a local attorney could advise meaningfully as to the operation of first-party benefits and the type of jurisdiction Texas is in terms of such benefits, but as a general premise, a number of different forms of money... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Who can I sue and how do I go about it?

A guy I know opened a joint account on an apartment in his and my name, I never lived in the apartment and never gave permission for my name to be used.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you consulted with attorneys who handle civil litigation, they should be able to advise. They could also identify necessary measures to be taken, such as notifying banks and other financial institutions. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: Who is legally responsible for monitoring the sale of alcohol?

I wrk for a large transportation company my manager says I am not allowed to manage or control the amount of beer I serve in a trip. That if they want 4 beers an hour per person to sell them the 4 beers. When I was hired decades ago I was taught that I was legally responsible and in control of... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 24, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You are astute to recognize the possible applicability of dram shop statutes in such settings. These statutes are not universal across the nation - although the general premise of assigning liability to an establishment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: I used glue on nails and they damaged my nails and skin around them severely, can I sue?

I had to get medical help

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 24, 2021

Technically, you can. But as a practical matter, it would depend on the severity of injuries. I hope you are okay and that you experience a healthy recovery. If the injuries are of a transient nature that do not result in serious damage or disfigurement, some attorneys could be reluctant to handle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New York on
Q: Can a NYS town add fees to property taxes resulting from property maintenance issues, snow removal, etc.?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 24, 2021

Your question remains open for four weeks. Until you are able to get meaningful feedback from an attorney who is knowledgeable in property tax matters, here is a link to an article:

New York Property Taxes

Information on Property Taxes in New York State...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Hampshire on
Q: re: Patent # 4,206,367 How can we find any uses of this patent and by whom?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 24, 2021

Your question remains open for three weeks. Sometimes questions do go unanswered, but you could try reposting under the Patents (Intellectual Property) section; you might have better chances for a response there. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Public Benefits and Securities Law on
Q: suppose if a building collapses ,and the building have 10 flats aand 10 owners, who will pay back the loss
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 24, 2021

The answer to this question could depend on a number of factors. A geographic region was not included, but that would normally be relevant in terms of applicable state laws for zoning, building codes, fire safety, and areas. In general, some of the factors could include liability (who caused the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for New York on
Q: If a school doesn't obey the mandatory Moment of Silence law: NV Rev Stat § 388.075 (2011), can they be sanctioned?

for Nevada

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 24, 2021

This involves a Nevada statute. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but there might be better chances of a response if you reposted under Nevada. Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: What kind of attorney is best to get my elderly mom proper representation to sue hospitals for the death of father?

My mom has documented and proven facts of wrong doings to support claims that caused my fathers untimely death

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 23, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. You could reach out to med mal-wrongful death attorneys. A law firm that handles one of those categories would likely handle the other in most cases. Since your mom is... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Admiralty / Maritime and Business Law for California on
Q: What option do we have to avoid bankruptcy as freight forwarder hit by per-diem charges for container storage?

We are a freight forwarder and at the brink of filing for bankruptcy. Our client, the shipper, ran out of warehouse space to accept shipments and instead had the trucking company hold the containers for over three months. The shipping company charges detention or per-diem fees for the containers... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 23, 2021

It could be difficult to predict what the attorneys for MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, and HMM (or their outside counsel) would do. A law firm would likely want to see the cargo paperwork to determine the respective rights, obligations, legal remedies, and legal defenses of the various parties involved. You... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: Is this legal? If so how should it be tackled?

My friend's mom, Erin, got into a car accident with a lady, Emily two years ago. Emily was alone. Emily is now suing Erin on the argument that Emily was not alone and there was a passenger who was injured.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 23, 2021

A geographic location does not appear, but whichever state this occurred in, turn the papers over to your insurance carrier for them to handle the lawsuit. They would assign an attorney and likely investigate the matter. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Q: I just received a summons in civil action in the mail. It was from a credit card I failed to pay. What do I do next?

It is asking for an answer. Do I need type up something?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 22, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks, and time is of the essence in your actions. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, you would respond with an answer, or other type of pleading, depending on the elements of the summons. It may be helpful here to reach out... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: After heating up a cup of hot water for my tea, when I went to take a sip, the handle broke off.

After heating up a cup of hot water for my tea, when I went to take a sip, the handle broke off and the scolding hot water burned my right thigh. I suffered second degree burns on my front and back thigh yesterday afternoon on 02/21/2021. I did seek medical attention and was prescribed medication... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 22, 2021

I'm sorry for the burns you suffered from the hot tea. Although it is clear you suffered a painful injury, it's possible that determining the cause of the failure of the cup handle could be complex and costly. But that's only a single opinion. You could reach out to attorneys to... Read more »

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