Questions Answered by Timur Akpinar

Q: I’d like to discuss any recourse I have with an airline that refused to board my family despite being there on time

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in California, but your question went unanswered for three weeks. Whether or not a lawyer determines that you have grounds for a legal claim based on the terms of the ticket and the airline’s reason(s) for their actions, she or he could advise you as to the deadlines and statutes of limitations you would need to act within to preserve your legal rights in this matter.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can i sue a department store that had flickering lights which triggered a seizure in my daughter who is epileptic?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in Texas, but your question has not been picked up in four weeks. You could consult with a Texas attorney to examine the viability of legal action. I hope your daughter is okay. Whether or not an attorney would be interested in handling the case, at the very least, you could learn the timeframes and statutes of limitations within which action would be necessary to preserve your daughter’s legal rights.

Tim Akpinar

Q: got a screw in my food at dennys

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in Pennsylvania, but your question has not been picked up in four weeks. You could consult with a Pennsylvania attorney who could ask you about the type of damages you might be seeking, for instance, if there was injury in the form of dental damage, or other forms of injury. An attorney could advise you of the timeframes and statutes of limitations within which you would need to act to preserve your legal rights if you were contemplating legal action.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Is there a difference between real and personal property?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
A first semester property law class in law school could devote a month to this question. On a very superficial level, real property is land, buildings, and immovable structures. Personal property is property that can be moved. Naturally, there are many subtleties and distinctions when one looks more meaningfully at the concept.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Is there a provision of challenge to decision of a sole arbitrator appointed by high court in India

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Without seeing the conditions of the high court, it is difficult to say. There could possibly be issues here that require the guidance of an attorney familiar the law in India as it pertains to the court-appointed arbitrator.

Tim Akpinar

Q: can president trump impose martial law.

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It would depend on the circumstances facing the nation. Historically, martial law has been imposed in times of war or disaster. Constitutional scholars would be likely to have a deeper insight into the concept than maritime attorneys because it is closely connected to the suspension of habeas corpus.

Tim Akpinar

Q: How would you recommend for an undergraduate student to get started on preparing for the LSAT. Thank you!

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for West Virginia on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Do some research on the respected companies offering review courses and find out which ones fit within your budget and schedule. Look into the quality and size of their test banks. You could learn techniques from good instructors, but preparation for the exam is largely a matter of doing lots of practice exams, and TIMING yourself as you do them. If a course is out of your budget, there are self-study resources out there. But if you have the budget for a course, a good course could be valuable....

Q: Hello I work on cruise ship. I fell down on the stair and injured my back. Because the stair was in a bad condition.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Answered on Oct 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It’s possible you could have grounds for a lawsuit. How the matter is handled could depend on the flag under which the cruise ship was registered, the type of crewing agreement you work under, and whether there are provisions in that agreement as to arbitration or other forums.

Report the accident to your supervisor, the ship’s safety officer, or one of the ship’s other officers - the deck officer on watch at the time of the accident if you are able to locate her or him. An...

Q: Are white collar crimes all federal crimes?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Oct 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
White collar crimes can be prosecuted in federal courts and state courts.

Tim Akpinar

Q: The guy I hit with my car is now claiming he's not feeling well, but it was months ago - can he do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Answered on Oct 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Yes, but symptoms that accompany motor vehicle accident injuries generally present themselves relatively soon after an accident. Medical records would need to be examined to help determine what happened.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Hi, I am having a problem getting compensation for a lost delivery

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could ask the delivery company if the shipment was insured; if it was not, you could consult with an attorney to examine the validity of the no-pay position in accordance with their terms of shipment, what your options are, and what options would be most viable and cost-effective in accordance with the value of the phone.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I don't believe I was compensated properly while working as a cruise member.

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for New York on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I would have liked to give you a “yes” or “no” answer, but the most helpful attorney could be one who is experienced with cruise ship wage matters. And not every maritime attorney handles cruise ship wage claims, even if they handle Jones Act claims for crew members. Cruise ship employment can be governed by contract, and crew contracts can vary according to the company, as some ships operate under the U.S. flag and some cruise lines, while having corporate headquarters in the United...

Q: Are all mediators/arbitrators attorneys?

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in Texas, but your question has remained unanswered for four weeks. I can’t speak specifically for Texas, but in general, many arbitrators and mediators tend to be attorneys. However, there are also non-attorney mediators and arbitrators who preside over disputes. It can depend on the region, certification requirements, and the rules of the entity administrating the arbitration. Non-attorney alternate dispute resolution professionals generally have specialized expertise in a...

Q: What does the nature and complexity of the action mean?What does potential Merit of claims or defense mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I don’t practice in Colorado, but your question hasn’t been picked up for three weeks. Here are some answers for your questions. The nature of an action means how it might be characterized. For instance, is it a contract claim involving a business dispute? Is it a tort claim for negligence or an intentional wrong? The complexity means just what the word suggests. Does the action involve many details, facts, events, actions, multiple legal theories, etc. The merit of a claim goes to the...

Q: Is criminal justice a line of work that would be not recommended for women? I've heard many people say it isn't.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
If you are interested in the field, you should not let such comments discourage you. People say many things about certain lines of work, and such opinions are sometimes based on their personal feelings or the social norms they grew up with. You should try to learn as much about the field as possible before investing your time and money in preparing for it. Forensic examiner work in the criminal justice area could be difficult, as it can involve gathering evidence from crime scenes. But the term...

Q: About how long does it take to reach a settlement in a wrongful death case?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in Oklahoma but your question hasn’t been picked up in three weeks. The answer to this question can hinge upon a number of factors. It can depend on how the interests for the defendant are reacting to being presented with a wrongful death claim, in terms of whether they are conceding liability or contesting liability. Even if this point is resolved, there can be issues as to how each side quantifies the element of damages. If the matter is in suit, how far has discovery...

Q: My insurance company is refusing to defend me in a lawsuit. Are they allowed to do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for California on
Answered on Oct 10, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I don’t practice in California, but your question hasn’t been picked up in four weeks. A fundamental reason for purchasing insurance is so that the carrier will defend you against claims by parties alleging that they have been harmed by you. A consultation with an attorney in your state should enable you to determine what your recourses are in this matter. Have the policy available so that the attorney could review it.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Are there lawyers that take on auto ins comp. For comprehensive claims

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized on
Answered on Oct 10, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I don't practice in Florida, but your question hasn't been picked up in two weeks. There probably are such attorneys. But if the matter involves a dispute outside the realm of accident litigation, where it would have been handled as a typical liability claim, an attorney might not necessarily handle it on a contingency basis. It can depend on the size of the dispute and the cost of litigating it.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I was injured offshore in work-related accident. What's the maximum amount of maintenance I can get, and how soon?

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Answered on Oct 9, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
In general, reputable employers will take steps to arrange for maintenance payments soon after a preliminary investigation is able to verify the facts of an accident/injury. Maintenance is generally paid until the employee reaches maximum medical improvement. Some court decisions use similar terms for the milestone, such as “maximum recovery.”

Tim Akpinar

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.