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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Can a business be liable for an injury in handicap area if.there.is a step 3 inch high not painted yellow
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 9, 2020

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. A starting point could be to consult with a Tennessee injury attorney - they could research or consult with disability attorneys as to whether such measures would have been included under federal or state... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for New York on
Q: Does a counterclaim dismissal with prejudice mean that the defendant is no longer on the case if the plaintiff files it?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 9, 2020

When a claim is dismissed with prejudice, that generally means the claim cannot be brought again. Your description mentions a counterclaim. You could consider consulting with an attorney who handles contract litigation to review the impact of the dismissal on the case. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Missouri on
Q: I had won my case there was some miscommunication and the the bills and utilities werent added would i be safe to appeal

the bills and utilities werent added to the final total awarded. would i be safe to appeal and get the remainder of the money owed to me? or would i be able to file another small claims, and go through it that way?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 8, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, it could depend on context. What type of case was it? Were those elements material and significant? What was the error or oversight resulting in their omission? Was the evidence withheld?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: Large wheel sized rockinstore lot went unnoticedand scratched and dented my car was told by store people must've moved'e

There are two lines of rocks in this alley behind store one extends more than length of store but opposite the building, the other is about three or four of them against the back wall of the store. Now usually these rocks have remained in position; ive never seen them moved. This time drove into... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 8, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There wasn't a question, but I think you might be wondering if you can bring a claim. Based on the description, it sounds like it would be difficult. When you say "pumps," that suggests gas pumps, which... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law for New York on
Q: Does a private physician have an Enforceaable obligation to report a patient violating a quarantine order?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 8, 2020

The courts in the greater New York area have only recently resumed operations. It's possible that in the coming months, this question and others like it could confront the court system. The recent pandemic has introduced many new issues in terms of balancing public safety and protecting... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for a homeowners insurance agent to come on my property taking pictures without my knowledge at all.

Agent nor Ins. Co. Made no attempt to contact me prior to this inspection. I dont know their name or what they look like. How do I know if he will return with ill intentions.. Saw all that I own around my yard and carport. I cant go outside by myself without worrying if I'm being watched since... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 8, 2020

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If they were surveying your property for underwriting a homeowner's policy, sometimes they can simply appear. The home office could have given you a heads up, but it could have gotten lost in the fray if they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: Laws about working a shift that harms a medical condition.

What are the laws concerning making someone with a medical condition work a shift that would cause the medical condition become worse? I have a seizure disorder that flairs up due to inconsistent sleep cycles and my employer was scheduling me an overnight shift despite me telling them I was... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 8, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Two options you could consider are (1) reposting your question under Ohio Employment Law, which might be a closer match as a category for the issues you describe (but keep in mind that you would be discussing a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Can a tow company keep my car for Sunday and charge me for it because they aren’t open?

He told me they close at 4 on Saturday and closed on Saturday And open at 8:30 Monday but I read online they have to be open 8 Monday and till 5 on Saturday and open Sunday

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 7, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter in most any jurisdiction, the answer is generally yes. Such facilities, as a policy, do not suspend accrual of storage fees on Saturdays and Sundays. A Texas attorney could advise more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice on
Q: Hi, I recently underwent a medical procedure in which the result was a botched cosmetic result. How should I proceed?

The operation was an excision and liposuction recommended by a plastic surgeon. The resulting disfigurement are bilateral craters in my chest. These are visibly apparent, and a second opinion from a different surgeon comfirmed that the operation was botched.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 7, 2020

How to proceed? A starting point could be to contact attorneys in the state where this took place. That isn't mentioned in the description. Most med mal attorneys offer free initial consults. If an attorney felt that you might have the basis for a viable case, they could request your records,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Louisiana on
Q: if i am watering my plants in my yard and the water runs off naturally into my neighbors yard. is this my fault?

he said it is against the law for me to put water onto his property..but i did not do so knowingly

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 7, 2020

This is something a Louisiana attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for four weeks. It could depend on surface water doctrine followed in Louisiana. Different jurisdictions have different rules for water run-off. But if you're talking about some minimal quantity of water... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: McDonalds 2day, my specialty order. The person in front of me dug through my food during covid-19. Lied 2me at window

I watched it happen, she lied to me at the window more than 3 times, the manager agreed she lied, put my life in danger 2day, I could possibly catch covid from this or spread to my immediate family. I have receipts to prove tgis, plus the manager said she had the girl on camera who gave me food... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 7, 2020

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. This could be a challenging case in terms of substantiating damages. That's ordinarily done with medical documentation in injury cases. If this did not result in medical diagnosis/treatment/testing, it could be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for New York on
Q: In 1866 what did the SCOTUS Rule in Ex Parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 Section 98 on National Emergency
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2020

The case is basically about the right of civilians to be tried in civil courts instead of military courts when civil courts are in session. If this is for a school assignment, you could provide background by discussing some of the other measures taken by President Lincoln during the Civil War -... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Q: Was a guest at friends apartment for week. I was completely mauled by FLEAS

And limitations if any.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2020

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. As a general matter, these can be difficult cases. Fleas are common and abundant in many places, and all sides could argue it was the other party that was the source of fleas. The cost of testing or investigation... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Communications Law and Internet Law for New York on
Q: Can I post a video from a national morning show on my company social media channels?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2020

You're asking about media in which the owner can assert certain intellectual property rights. This does involve all the categories you correctly listed, but if you reposted in the Copyright Law category, the attorneys there could probably offer the most meaningful insight. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for New York on
Q: I am in court hearings with my neighbor. Please tell me how much court proceedings cost.

This is a civil court. This is a land issue.

A neighbor wants to use my part of a property. There is no easement.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2020

One of the real estate attorneys here could answer your question in the best manner, but you await a reply for three days. It's unlikely that an attorney could give you a turnkey price based on the brief description provided. An attorney might want to set up a paid consult to learn what the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: If someone comes near me not wearing a mask, which is a threat to my health can I defend myself.
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2020

A Washington attorney could answer this best, but your question remains open for a week. Depending on how the situation unfolded, it could result in assault charges. A criminal defense attorney could offer better insight here than a personal injury attorney. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: When I was under the car, One of scissors jack suddenly broke down and my car came down on my arm.

When I was under my car, one of scissors jack suddenly broke down and my car came down on my arm. I got injured I can barely move my arm. Do you think I can sue this scissors jack company? If so, do I need a police report and receipt when I purchased?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

I'm sorry about your accident. More important than the receipt could be an operating manual if you have one, because it would carry operating instructions for the scissor jack. It could include warnings about not to go underneath a vehicle without using jack stands. Those things are really... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Idaho on
Q: What is idaho's Civil Procedure to giving medical records to the defendant litigating a civil suit?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

An Idaho attorney could advise best, but you await an answer for two weeks. As a general matter, most states have their standardized rules of civil procedure. Find the Idaho rules online (you could probably find them under the unified court system or other public resources, and refer to the section... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Nevada on
Q: What if someone put a hidden camera in my house and I don't know where it is?

What would happen if there are spy cams unknown to the owners in their homes? I’m suspecting that there are hidden cameras in my home. People seem to know what I've been up to in my home without telling anyone and I'm told that there are hidden cameras in my house. Is there a law that... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. This is something a Nevada attorney could advise best on, but your question remains open for four weeks. You could look into the cost of investigators. To save money, you might be able to conduct some of your own investigations on the property. If you find that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Ohio on
Q: I was wondering how long an insurance company has to notify me about a claim made against me?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

An Ohio attorney is best qualified to answer your question, but you await a response for four weeks. As a GENERAL premise, absent any statutory requirements, it would probably be a reasonable time. The underlying principle is that a party against whom a claim is made should have opportunity to... Read more »

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