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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Texas on
Q: Can a lawyer use his status as a lawyer to intimidate a customer service person by treating a lawsuit to get what they .

Forcing a customer service person to sign a document under duress or threat

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 25, 2020

A Texas attorney could answer you best, as attorney conduct is governed by state codes for professional conduct and ethics. But your post remains open for three weeks. Until you have the chance to discuss your matter with an attorney in Texas, the way things generally work, regardless of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Washington on
Q: How do i find out if my uncle changed the will of my deceased grandfather to benifit him more and how can i see the will
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 25, 2020

I'm sorry for the loss of your grandfather. You might have better chances of your question being picked up if you reposted in the Probate - Estate Planning categories. It went unnoticed for two weeks under Family Law. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: What are the consequences for impersonating someone online?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 25, 2020

It could depend on the entire context. If the impersonation has no consequences and involves an innocent practical joke with a friend, it's possible it might mean nothing. If it involves impersonation of a physician, prosecutor, or someone whose position has legal significance in a serious setting,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sell a vehicle that someone abandon in my driveway?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 24, 2020

I'm sorry your post remains open for four weeks. This is really something an Oklahoma attorney would need to advise on, as laws for determining abandonment could vary by jurisdiction. An attorney should be able to advise as to what good faith measures you would need to take to demonstrate due... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Texas on
Q: My father die from this he was in the navy in the 1950. Can there be anything done after they are dead does the statue

He had lung,Liver,Colon cancer it was a hard 8 months to watch him die that way. He told me about the asbestos on the ship and how it was floating in the air when work was done on the ship piping.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 24, 2020

I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. To learn about your rights here, you could contact a firm that handles toxic tort/product-based cases, more specifically, ones that work in the asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer sector. These cases are not one-size-fits-all. While the ships your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Juvenile Law on
Q: Can I sue a DJ for using my first name as his song title?

I was 17 years old at the time this happened. I kind of forgot about it, but my husband and I were talking tonight and it came up. Basically, I was 17, I was foolishly speaking to a DJ in the UK he was like 25 at the time) and he said I was his "muse" for the song, and that he would name the song... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 23, 2020

Your question remains open for five weeks, and at this point, you might ask an intellectual property attorney for their opinion of your situation. However, it could be worth keeping in mind that many songs out there are named after people, and there could be millions of people who share the same... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: My Husband needs surgery on his foot and was told a date, but the doctor canceled.

It has been twice they canceled because They keep missing information till the last minute. We keep missing work and they just say sorry we'll reschedule.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 23, 2020

There wasn't a question included in your post, but if you're wondering whether the doctor's conduct would be considered medical malpractice, the short answer is, "very unlikely." It might be inconvenient, or it might evidence poor scheduling. But unless the cancellations and delays led to a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents on
Q: What will happen if I don't have the money to pay for the damages I caused to someone's vehicle?

I was involved in a vehicular accident. The car has insurance but it doesn't cover me. I have to pay for the damages to the other person vehicle out of pocket, but I don't have the money at the moment.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 23, 2020

Why don't you first try to find out if the insurance carrier would cover the loss. Although you are not on the policy, covering the accident could be a decision at the discretion of the claim examiner. This can vary from carrier to carrier, and also hinge on the level of damages - which based on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: Can a Doctor deny a patient medical treatment if listed as the patients primary care?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

It could depend on the provisions of the insurance policy. Your post remains open for two weeks. There's no point losing further time if you need medical attention; ask the carrier to arrange for another primary physician. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My mom had a heart attack and has been in the hospital over a month and her job wont respond to calls

trying to get my mother medical and financial assistance but her job refuses to answer or take calls from us or the hospital

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

I'm sorry for your mom's heart attack. Contact the hospital administration where your mom is staying. The billing and collections department could try to investigate what insurance programs she may have coverage under. If her workplace did not provide insurance, contact the social services... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Constitutional Law for Nevada on
Q: How are you able to confirm a court is operating under Maritime Law(dry dock) and not Constitutional?

I understand the fringe on the flag, how to confirm it w presiding "judge" while present in court is my goal.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

A court does not operate under maritime law, as opposed to other types of law. It operates under state rules of civil procedure, or the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that ordinarily govern maritime cases filed in federal court. Maritime law can be the basis of the SUBSTANTIVE law issues in a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: I need a lawyer that does diminished value on a vehicle
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Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

You might be better off starting to contact Indiana lawyers on your own, being that your post remains open for a week. This isn't really a lawyer referral service; it's only a Q & A board. If the vehicle is older, or liability is being contested, it's possible a lawyer may not be able to handle the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice on
Q: Botch surgery

Recently I had a very botched surgery.

I asked for it to be fixed and they said they will refund me the money if I sign saying I won’t give the company a bad review ect. They have informed me that I have 7 days to sign or no refund.

Should I sign?

I have a very botched... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

I'm sorry for the botched surgery. Maybe the most fundamental thing that a U.S. attorney could tell you is to consult with an Australian attorney before signing anything. It's likely that Australian law follows general principles similar to U.S. law for the basic premise of medical malpractice. But... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Legal Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: Our attorney wants to withdraw in the middle of settlement talks

An out of state attorney is in the middle of settlement negotiations with all defendants. The in state attorney who filed the case wants to withdraw suddenly, which will end the case. Is this legal?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2020

From the brief description, it looks like your attorney is appearing in Nevada courts through a motion filed by local counsel. A Nevada attorney could advise you on the specific rules of civil procedure governing such appearances by out-of-state counsel. But your post is open for a week, and time... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets on
Q: I was traveling on Interstate 87 during a snowstorm and crashed going 57. is this "speed not reasonable and prudent"

I was quoted "I was going about 60" however this was 20 mins after the crash and had no time to reflect on what was happening. realistically I was going about 57. And the snow was not removed on the road, therefore Even if i was going 55 my tires wernt touching the road

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2020

If you received a ticket, a good place to start might be to contact a traffic ticket attorney in the state where this occurred to discuss your options and what defenses might avail themselves to you based on the nature of the violation, speed limit, and other information. The crash you mention... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, International Law and Internet Law on
Q: Good evening, Plz could you inform me, if I am allowed to make this product in South Africa or EU with my own design?

plz see here the patent information from there website.

Products covered by:

U.S. Patent 9,936,746, as well as pending

U.S. and international utility and design patents.

Thank you so much

Debbie

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2020

You could repost your question in the Patents (Intellectual Property) section of this question board; there would be better chances of it being seen by one of the patent attorneys here. Product liability is for injuries from dangerous products. That's probably why your post remained unanswered.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for New Mexico on
Q: Can I impleader a Defendant as a co party

Civil suit case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2020

It's possible you could. You would be best off discussing this with an attorney in New Mexico, but your post remains open for a week. As a general matter, this arises in contribution or indemnity settings, and the party you implead becomes a third-party defendant. This is covered in Rule 14 of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Misdiagnosis for breast cancer

I had a perpetual cough for over 3 months and i was diagnosed by my doctor as having nothing, no tests. Just this week, after over 6 months i was diagnosed with breast cancer. They did not do any tests for my earlier coughing symptoms. Can i sue for malpractice?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 20, 2020

That's a question a Minnesota medical malpractice attorney could best answer, after gathering and reviewing additional information. Your question remains open for two weeks; at this point, reach out to Minnesota med mal attorneys for a consult. Most practitioners provide free consults in these... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Texas on
Q: I'm really need help,my lawyer withdraw in the middle of mediation and im brook.

Im disabled and now thay Will roll right over me.im trying to get division of assets sure I can survive 401k and investment fund s

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 20, 2020

I'm sorry for your difficult situation. Texas attorneys would be most knowledgeable in directing you toward resources that might be helpful, but your post remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to reach a Texas attorney for meaningful input, maybe you could start looking at resources on this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Alabama on
Q: In Alabama, is there any law stating that a Horse must have a shelter? if so, Is a tree(s) considered shelter?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 20, 2020

This is really something that attorneys in the Animal Law/Dog Law section would know best. But your post remains open for four weeks. You could try reposting there for better chances of the question being picked up. But I can't imagine any statute, however austere in nature, allowing a tree to pass... Read more »

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