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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: If I live in GA but work on a cruise ship overseas 8 months of the year, can I claim part-year resident?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 17, 2020

One option might be to look into the Q & A resources or online help resources of the IRS or Georgia Dept. of Revenue - they might be able to provide direction. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law on
Q: What is legal professionalism
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 17, 2020

This is a broad question. Part of the answer includes things like providing sound counseling to clients, complying with laws and regulations, keeping clients up to date on legal developments where applicable, diligently advocating clients' interests, etc. There are many other elements to this that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Delaware on
Q: filing a medical negligence case have no lawyer . What are next steps
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 16, 2020

A med mal case is too complex a matter on which to give cookbook-style step-by-step instructions. If someone replied to you along the lines of: serve summons and complaint, conduct discovery, file note of issue, await trial, select jury, etc., it would be worthless. The entire process can take... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice on
Q: if my client is sued for contributory negligence in medical negligence how can i defend him

he doesn't show his disease to the doctor in intital 18 months then how can i defend him in contributory negligence any defence which you can prefer

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 16, 2020

This is not really something on which it is possible to readily advise here in the brief format of a reply box. Some of your primary arguments are going to go to the issue of failure to diagnose, but there is much more to it than that. If you are his attorney, you may want to consider enlisting the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Can I sue a doctor for giving me a topical steroid that left me with stretchmarks/scars in my groin area?

He did not mention the side effects and they weren't on the cream tube.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 16, 2020

An attorney would need more information to answer your question. Maybe the most logical place to start would be to discuss the matter with an Illinois medical malpractice attorney. It would hinge upon whether the doctor's conduct amounted to breach of a medical duty. That's something that would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: What is my recourse for landlord inaction to contaminates in my apartment that are causing skin rash and constant itch?

Also have mold growing in the apartment due to the leaks in the windows and doors. The contaminates are coming out of the cracks in the walls. I’m vacuuming twice a day trying to keep ahead of the waxy particulates that are coming from the walls getting worse it’s been three months it is... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 16, 2020

You may need to speak with two different attorneys here. Maybe the more pressing issues are those involving habitability in your apartment. Contact a landlord-tenant attorney to discuss your remedies under Mississippi L-T law. You could also contact a personal injury attorney. However, based on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts on
Q: Hi, I have recently signed my cousin’s name on a gov paper without the intent of defraud. Is it illegal to that?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 16, 2020

It would have been better if the cousin had given you power of attorney to sign on their behalf, if such an arrangement would have been acceptable for the form. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts on
Q: Hi! I need help on a simple contract template on supply & demand for farm produce Thanks
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 15, 2020

You could probably find contract templates floating around online, through one of the legal forms companies, office supply stores, old-fashioned stationery stores that still sell an odd assortment of stock legal forms, or at your public library. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Ohio on
Q: If I am 16 in Butler county Ohio can I legally dropout?

I'm ridiculously behind on my credits and classwork, my parents have fallen into a legal gray area. Can I dropout? I have 7.5 credits and i'm in junior year.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 15, 2020

The counselors at your school should be able to tell you what the guidelines in your district or county are. It may be as much a personal decision as one of regulations so far as staying in school goes. No one is going to drag you at gunpoint to finish school should you make the decision to drop... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Wisconsin on
Q: a shop picked up my vehicle to fix a bumper, 20 miles down the road engine light came (blown motor) is this on me?

Car went in for oil change, shop backed into tow truck. They ordered the bumper and picked up my car 20 miles down the road the engine light came on, they towed to their shop, blown motor. No issues with car when it was picked up and supposedly my extended warranty doesn’t cover the actual motor... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 15, 2020

A Wisconsin attorney could best address any state-specific consumer law issues that could possibly arise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in such a situation, it would depend on your arrangement with the shop and what you agreed upon with them. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: I don't have a private lawyer but I do have a public defender just need help
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 15, 2020

You await a response for two weeks, but your post is not fully clear. You are in the Civil Litigation category but you speak about a public defender, which suggests a criminal matter. If you clarify, an attorney whose practice is relevant to your matter could better determine what kind of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: Is there any case law referencing liability of property owner for injuries incurred by falling coconut
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 15, 2020

You'll probably have to run searches on either publicly or commercially available case law databases in jurisdictions where the issue arises. It isn't something that most lawyers in the mainland U.S. would readily have available at their disposal as a common reference. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation on
Q: Settlement amount for workers comp case for back injury with permanent restriction. Please read on for more information.

I live in illinois. I injured my back at a medical facility where I work at. After receiving therapy and other treatments my physician put me on permanent restrictions. My physician was against me having surgery because of my age and the severity of the back injury. My employer sent me to their... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 14, 2020

Although your question is posted in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation, it appears to be a straight workers' comp case, unless there are third-party claims not mentioned here. A reason why your post might remain open for four weeks is that you ask an opinion on the settlement value of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Workmen’s Comp. wants to take me to mediation because I got a second opinion from my personal doctor to get an MRI
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 14, 2020

Your post remains open for a week. You could try reposting under the Workers' Compensation category. It would have better chances of being picked up there than in the Personal Injury category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for New York on
Q: I am beneficiary on life insurance policy with another beneficiary . Do i have to wait to receive funds on him

I have provided my information and death certiicate

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 14, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss. The claims representative for the life insurance company should be able to answer any questions about the timeline for receiving payment. If you recently provided the information, they may still be reviewing the claim. If you do not hear from them soon, you could contact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: I'm 17 and hit a car's bumper and damages are minimal but I'd like to pay out of pocket so my parents won't find out.

will my parents be notified by the police?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 13, 2020

A Virginia attorney could advise you in the best manner, but your post remains open for two weeks. No one here can make that decision for you; that is something you will have to decide. No one can tell you whether your parents will find out either. If that does happen, it is probably likelier to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: In TN. Another car and I backed into each other in a grocery lot.

She looked at and felt her bumper and said she had no damage. I had no damage. She then yelled and said it was good there was no damage then she got in her car and left. She didn't get my info, I didn't get hers. She seemed anxious to leave and did. No police were called - it all happened... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 13, 2020

A Tennessee attorney could advise best on any state-specific requirements, but your question remains open for four weeks. It looks like there is nothing to report because nothing happened. As a general matter in virtually any jurisdiction, such an encounter would require no action - no injury, no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: My cars at old job an my friend overheard the boss saying their going to tow my car. Can I sue since I have no knowledge
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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 13, 2020

It's difficult to say without knowing more about the arrangement you may have made. Instead of allowing situation to escalate into one where the car is towed, it could make more sense to find out what's going on, and getting car out of there if it's true. You probably don't want to lose time in a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: If a hospital makes medical mistakes ex: wrong patient surgery. Who pays for the patient harm?

Fraud Concealment of errors. The patient has no choice but to pay out of pocket to prove, tampered altered and falsified records.

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 13, 2020

The insurance carrier(s) for hospital, surgical staff, or whichever other parties were responsible for the surgical error would be liable. In terms of the other issues you raise, some would require investigation. Such elements, if proven, would render jurors more sympathetic toward patient. You... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law on
Q: Dear Sir A document has come into my possession and want to prove it is not a scam but do not want anyone to know

It was a court 2 in New Jersey, USA The document came from want to know if the document is a scam

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Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 13, 2020

You could check with the clerk in the court from which the document came, but the clerk's office would need to know if they are going to look into whether it is a legal document they issued. Another would be to go to a New Jersey attorney, but they would also know if you showed them the document to... Read more »

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