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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Health Care Law for West Virginia on
Q: Doctors office is trying to enforce a 3 strike policy with missing appointments

Doctors office is trying to enforce a 3 strike policy with missing appointments where you will not be allowed to speak treatment there. Just tried to reschedule my appointment because after driving around for 20 minutes in 3 different parking lots including a garage there were not spots a... View More

Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on May 23, 2023

Physicians have the right to end the Patient Physician relationship. The only time there me be a legal issue is for patient abandonment where a patient must prove that the physician ended the relationship at a critical stage in the patient’s treatment without good reason or sufficient notice to... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: Walmart injury

Kid hit head on a misplaced display rack that was sticking out in toy section. We didn't go to doctor. Walmart was very rude and not helpful when it came to filing claim and trying to talk to management. Walmart offered 500 dollars. The negligence of the display is worth more than that to me.... View More

Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on May 23, 2023

This would be a premises liability case against walmart for having an unsafe condition on their property. If there was not any medical treatment it will be hard to prove any kind of substantial injury. Unless there was some kind of large cut or significant scarring, without any treatment it will... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for West Virginia on
Q: I stepped in a hole & fell at the Chevy dealership and severely sprained my ankle. What are our legal options?
Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on May 23, 2023

You can bring a premises liability case against the dealership/property owner. In WV, all places open to the public have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonable safe condition. However, if the hole was open and obvious you will not be able to bring a case. If the hazard, which was not open... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for West Virginia on
Q: My rent is paid but now she's expecting property tax money for 2017 back taxes. Now she won't let me get rest of belongi

Now she is holding what I had left to move in the garage and I have been told that I have to do a civil suit. She has paid her taxes by the due date but until I give $600 I can't get my belongings. I've lived there almost 3yrs and moved first wknd in April. Those taxes aren't my... View More

Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on May 23, 2023

I would recommend contacting Legal Aid of West Virginia. They provide no cost legal services to WV residents and I believe they can handle landlord tenant issues like this.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for West Virginia on
Q: I need to know if I have a legal issue. I joined a private pool and paid $459. The pool has a crack & it’s not opening

They don’t want to give us our money back but wants to transfer our money to a public pool where I would lose money or another private pool that requires more money. They won’t answer my emails and I never received a notice. Another member told me. Can I fight them to get my money back

Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on May 23, 2023

You likely are entitled to a refund of your money as they are not providing the services you contracted for.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for West Virginia on
Q: Cop didn't impound my vehicle when it should have been for no insurance or license
Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on May 23, 2023

The police often have some discretion in these situations. Also, sometimes they just plain miss things or cut you a break.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Education Law for Kentucky on
Q: What can I do?

Child has been hit in face, bullied and called racial names by same child at school..Can the child's parents be held liable or the school?

Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on May 23, 2023

You could bring a case against the school for things like negligence, violation of the basic human rights and reckless infliction of emotional distress. You could also bring cases for battery and assault.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for West Virginia on
Q: Can I sue a company located and regulated in the state of New York without being present in the lawsuit

Via virtual conference, online I don't live in the state of New york

Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on Aug 11, 2022

You can file a lawsuit against a company that is in a different state than you but you would likely be required to make some appearances, such as at trial. Since COVID, many things are now handled remotely. It would be beneficial to have a local lawyer that can appear on your behalf for certain... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for West Virginia on
Q: I was released on my own Reconizance, but 1 year later I was forced to take a urine test, as part of being Bailed out

I refused the urine test, but I was informed that because I was out on BAIL that I had to take the urine test. I'm not even. up for any drug charges.

Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on Aug 11, 2022

This is sometimes allowed as a condition of your bond.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for West Virginia on
Q: Should I file a response in Circuit Court after being served papers to terminate guardianship of my grandson?
Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on Aug 11, 2022

Yes, you should always respond appropriately after being served Court papers. If not, you could lose by default.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for West Virginia on
Q: Where can I obtain a petition for grandparents rights?
Matthew Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
answered on Aug 11, 2022

Typically, at the Circuit Clerk's Office for the County the petition will be filed in.

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