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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation for South Carolina on
Q: My dad passed away and my uncle took everything! They were in construction and property management. No will was found!

Do I have any options? I lost access to bank account and apartment! This was sudden and unexpected!

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. A probate attorney would be in the best position to assess the situation. You could contact one of the attorneys on this site, contact an attorney on your own, or repost with the categories Probate/Estate Planning added. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: He sent texts threatening to kill her. So the police arrested him this morning at 9:00am My son is sick
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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2019

This isn't a small claims court matter; it is a criminal matter. You must speak with a criminal defense attorney without delay - either one you find on this site, one you find on your own, or one the court might possibly be able to appoint for your son based on financial situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Should I retain a personal counsel addition to insurance assigned lawyer?

2 Years ago, I rear ended a car. My car had no damage and the other car just replaced a bumper. I have been sued this February for personal injury. I have sent lawsuit paper to my insurance company and they assigned me a lawyer. My deposition have been adjourned twice and rescheduled on September.... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2019

You could arrange a consultation with an attorney who is knowledgeable about the management of assets; that's a personal decision. The insurance carrier's defense attorney assigned to you could help you make that decision - based on the direction the case is taking, if there are indications as to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Civil Litigation for South Carolina on
Q: My dad bought a used camper—no written contract—& learned that the walls were rotted out. Too bad, right?

Purchase was from private individual.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 15, 2019

A South Carolina attorney could advise you in the best manner, but your question remains open for two weeks. But as a general matter in most any jurisdiction, the recourses would be limited. It's a private sale sealed over a handshake, no warranties, and no contract. Don't beat yourself up over it.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for North Carolina on
Q: Can I legally demand a passenger to get out of my car no matter where we are
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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 15, 2019

Most jurisdictions wouldn't really have a universal, statutory answer to this. It would depend on the surroundings, the hour of the day, the dynamic between the people, whether the occupant was posing a threat to life and limb, the reasonableness of the demand given the circumstances, and other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: I had a slip and fall out of the tub in a TN state park inn. Got hurt badly. What are my rights?

Had complete shoulder replacement

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 15, 2019

You could possibly have a case and an attorney in the applicable jurisdiction could outline your rights. However, if that State Park Inn has any affiliation with a state entity, keep in mind that many jurisdictions apply short notice of claim statutes to protect public entities. I don't know if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue for an undiagnosed tongue and lip tie for 6 months?

My son was born december 23 around 9 pm. As you can imagine everyone on the 24th and 25th of december was scrambling around and very few supervising staff present. My child had reflux for 3 months and very slow weight gain. He was unable to bottle feed when I was at work. We had to use a dropper... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 15, 2019

I'm sorry for the ordeal this has caused you as a concerned parent. You must speak with an Oklahoma attorney, but your question remains open for four weeks. Don't lose more time awaiting a response. Contact attorneys on your own, as most practitioners in the med mal field offer free initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I don't need to hire a lawyer, but I have a question for an assignment. I am a sophomore undergrad

If an employee runs a stop sign and hits a car, does the employer pay? The employee was acting under the scope of employment.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2019

That's an interesting assignment. Here's a hint to get you started in your analysis: Look up the terms "respondeat superior" and "vicarious liability." You'll figure out what to do from there. Good luck in your studies.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice on
Q: What to do if spine surgery went wrong? The screw was placed right through the channel were the nerv is!

I went to a specialist in Austria who took a CT. Turned out the doctor here in Mexiko put the screw in the wrong place. I woke up with severe pain in my left leg (whereas before the surgery it was the right leg that was painful). One doctor told me that it is normal and I got an injection. After... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2019

I'm sorry for your ordeal. This is going to be a complex case, both in terms of its subject matter and its jurisdictional issues. It isn't something on which an attorney would be able to advise in a meaningful manner based on these facts alone. As a starting point, you could contact an attorney for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Securities Law for Arizona on
Q: I am seeking a R E attorney close to the Mesa area for a long term relationship, who can help me with creative deals.

I also require advise with private loans.

Looking for references. Please!

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2019

This isn't a referral service; it's just a question and answer board. If you want to find an attorney, you could contact those on this site under the Find-a-Lawyer tab above, conduct your independent searches, or try the State Bar of Arizona. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Virginia on
Q: My insurance did not submit evidence (video of car accident) to arbitration, is this insurance bad faith?

y vehicle hit from behind, I provided video of accident to insurance. Insurance did not provide the video to arbitration. As a result arbitration found both parties liable due to "lack of evidence".

Insurance company confirms they never provided the video, and is saying there is no appeal... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2019

Bad faith could be defined by state guidelines or best practices. So you'd really need to consult with a Virginia attorney as to characterizing the conduct. However, your question remains open for two weeks. As a general premise, bad faith usually involves conduct which is deliberate and done with... Read more »

Q: Need help in injury on duty unfair dismissal and medical negligence.

Injury on duty and unfair dismissal that followed and 1 surgery behind me and another scheduled in the next week I need legal help

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 14, 2019

I'm sorry about your dismissal. This sounds like it is going to be a complex matter involving a number of issues and legal areas. You could start by contacting an employment lawyer (one from this site or one from your independent search). It looks like there are going to be additional elements... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Arizona on
Q: Bought a product that expired three months prior to purchase from big grocery chain. Wife is now sick, do we have a case

My wife consumed a food item purchased at Frys Food and Drug store yesterday and is now feeling ill. After checking the container, we discovered the expiration date of the product is for three months prior to purchase. We have both the receipt and the container to prove time of purchase and the... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2019

I'm sorry about your wife's illness and the ordeal this has created for the both of you. It's difficult to say whether you have a case at this point. It would depend on what the medical determination is and what investigation of the product reveals. I hope your wife is okay and recovers well. But... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Is there any law stating an employee be allowed to see his/her contract?

I have a contract with my employer, but every time I ask for a copy of it I just get an excuse why he can’t do it. Are employees allowed by law to see his/her contract whenever they choose?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2019

You posted this in Business Law, a logical choice, but that might be why it hadn't been picked up by an employment law attorney, who is really the person you want input from. You could repost and add Employment Law as a category. As a general legal premise for all areas of law, the practice of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Contracts for Alabama on
Q: What does it mean when a creditor leaves you a message that the account is pending litigation?

I recently found out that several accounts (signature loans, credit cards) have not been paid by my (now ex) finance. Bankruptcy appears to be my only option. However, I am having to come up with the money to pay an atty.

Is litigation the same as a lawsuit? Can this turn into a... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 21, 2019

I agree with Mr. Russell. Pending litigation means your account could be the subject of a collection lawsuit. If you suspect that bankruptcy is a likely option, you should consider consulting with a bankruptcy attorney. You mention difficult finances. You would be able to discuss terms with a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law on
Q: Person X plotted murder on person Y. Just before X raised his weapon, a taxi driver passed by, killed person X.

Is the taxi driver responsible for killing X? Person Y would've died without the taxi driver's accident.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2019

This looks like a hypothetical law problem. If it is, for the conduct of the taxi driver, go to the section of your textbook about torts and ask yourself whether the conduct is intentional or whether it stems from a breach of a duty of care. That should get you started in the right direction for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: Inn keeper don't not take funds as I have tryed many times over months to pay my bill they write my numbers down an put
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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2019

An attorney would need some additional information here to offer any kind of input. Are they rejecting the form of payment you use? Is there another underlying issue why payment isn't accepted? With some additional facts, maybe a Texas attorney could offer some meaningful guidance. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents on
Q: Just had a collision, who would be at fault for it? And whats my options?

Hi, I was driving today and got into a collision. I had the right of way and she had a stop sign. When I was driving normally (not over speeding or anything) I saw her continue straight after her stop, but then stopped a bit (figured she did that to let me go since i'm on the right of way) so I... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2019

I'm sorry about your collision. The jurisdiction where this took place could play a role in how it would be handled. But putting jurisdiction aside, you could wait to see what the determination of the insurance carriers are here. The fact that there was not a police report makes matters more... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: If a worker calls a nurse triage line to report an injury but refuses a triage, is there any liability on the nurse if

something happens later in relation to that initial injury? Technically the nurse/patient relationship starts as soon as a nurse answers the phone but a patient has the right to refuse treatment in any other setting.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2019

I don't see a workers' comp element to this either. In terms of liability for medical error, if it is a well-administered operation, the record should show that the patient declined the nurse's intervention. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Rights and Small Claims for North Dakota on
Q: can a college make you retake a class over after you already taken it, paid for it and passed it? same college mind you
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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2019

You could check the school's course policy. Schools can impose their own specific conditions, such as attaining a certain grade in a course, etc. If you have an academic advisor, maybe they could help explain your rights. Good luck

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