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Q: How do I know if I was cheated by a lawyer I was supposed to receive a $70,000 settlement and only received 26

I was hit by a car and we got a $70,000 settlement but I only received $26,000 how do I know if I was cheated

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 16, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Law firms generally provide a summary of how money is distributed at the conclusion of a case. Without knowing more details, an attorney could only make general guesses about the figures here. Assuming that you... Read more »

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Q: How can I find out if I was cheated by a lawyer on a settlement

I was supposed to get a 70,000. On the case but only received 26,000

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Jan 6, 2022

Request a settlement statement that details where the money went. I presume the gross settlement amount was $70,000.00 and some portion of that likely went to case expenses, attorney's fees and paying back medical bills or insurance subrogation. However, that is merely a presumption. Your... Read more »

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Q: What can I do about mold infestation and foundation problems in my rental?

Mold was first addressed in 2017 growing in the bathroom ceiling. Landlord remedy was bleach. When mold came back, it was again cleaned with bleach and painted. Mold continues to resurface. I recently found mold growing behind bathroom walls. Landlord again offered to clean with bleach and assured... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 31, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. In terms of your question about rights as a tenant, a landlord-tenant attorney could advise on those. I'm sorry your question remains open for four weeks. It may have been overlooked in the Personal Injury... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: My son is in jail and he's been treated terribly while there what can I do. I have all of the documents that's needed

The information that's needed i can provide to show what has taken place

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Sep 16, 2021

You should reach out to an attorney and discuss the specific actions that you believe the Jail has done wrong. This question is really to general to provide any substantive response.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: Can the ER ask someone with a high fever to sit in a car with no air conditioning in a parking lot that is 100°f
Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Aug 9, 2021

Short answer is yes, should they is another question entirely. Many of the norms we typically associate with hospital protocols have been altered by COVID-19. If you suffered an injury as a result of that situation it may be worth contacting an attorney for a private consultation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: Myself and 8 others own an undivided lot lot with boathouses and lake access. a new is using the lot. Can he w/o permi?

The new neighbor lives adjacent to our undivided lot and got the idea if he kept it up then they could use it for extra room when having get togethers. I am concerned about injuries and them claiming the lot for themselves since they kept it up and used it for all those years. Am I correct in... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 23, 2021

I believe you have answered you question: contact an attorney in your area, discuss your situation and/or give him the above post, and ask what to do/what does he recommend.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: judge dismiss case before virtual hearing today. can i appeal this decision.

the decision was done at 10:03 am 3-29-2021. my hearing was for 3-29-2021 at 10:15am. for some reason at 10:11 am I could not get through to the virtual hearing with my meeting ID#. I tried several times. Please let me know if I can appeal this decision. I wasn't given a chance to defend my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 13, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could continue to await a response, but you could also consider reaching out to local attorneys to review the matter. As a GENERAL matter in most jurisdictions, an attorney would want to know whether the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Alabama on
Q: What can be done about a liable or slanderous statement involving a crime and the welfare of children?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 4, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to attorneys in your area who handle defamation cases. As a GENERAL matter, these types of cases are not usually handled on a contingency basis like a car accident - which means that regardless of... Read more »

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Q: I have a case of fall that is already in court . by falling inside a commercial premises

I have a case of fall that is already in court inside. I rented the place and signed 1 contract but because I did not have social security the owner of the commercial property told me to look for another person with ssn , she made another contract in the name of the other person and the licenses... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 19, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. One option is to check with another attorney - but they would likely want to know why the first attorney withdrew from the case. There are a number details here that raise additional questions, as to whether this was a... Read more »

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Q: Just left the ER with my wife,she slip fell and injured her arm, diagnosed with concussion,acute knee injury.

The knee has a popping sound or clicking sound now. Not from outside but going into the garage on the step. What now? Step has been broken/ missing a brick before we moved into the home and since we been here. We are in Huntsville, Alabama.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 27, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I hope your wife is okay. It isn't fully clear if the accident occurred on the hospital grounds after leaving the ER and your wife noticed the popping sound on your garage step, or if the accident OCCURRED on your... Read more »

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Q: injury of a minor 2+ years ago we had no knowledge of. Can we still be sued?

Alabama. We have Not Responsible for accident or injury signs on every entrance and the child was supposedly injured on an inflatable slide.

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
answered on Jan 1, 2021

In Alabama, if a personal injury occurs to a minor, that minor can file a lawsuit up until the day the minor turns 21. There's a 2-year statute of limitations for injuries due to negligence, but that 2 years doesn't start to run until the injured person turns 19 years old.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Q: My stepdad of 30 years died in the pipeline explosion 2016. His wife, my mother, automatically became the executor of

My mother passed away this June and the lawsuit hasn't been settled and I need an executive of estate to file with home insurance and truck and would me and my sister be the beneficiary of lawsuit

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 8, 2020

An Alabama attorney would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the recent loss of your mother, and earlier loss of your stepfather. You say that a wrongful death lawsuit has not been settled. It isn't clear from the facts whether a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Family Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: How do I find my dead fathers lawsuit from the accident that led to his death

I would like to probate the lawsuit since he left no will and testament

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 20, 2020

An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. If the case was placed into suit, you could look into whether it appears in any of the online resources of uniform court systems. Nationwide, more and more court systems have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Family Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: How do I find my dead fathers lawsuit from the accident that led to his death
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Oct 9, 2020

All courthouses have access to the state filing system known as Alacourt. They are free to look information on. You can use this system to find the lawsuit in Alabama.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Alabama on
Q: I want to know whether i can sue a doctor for causing a bigger scar on my face, while he treating for one scar on face

I had a facial burn scar and i started treatment with one of the doctors here. He provided me a bleach cream to apply around the scar to start the surgery after one month. But after i started applying for a week it started burning on my face and created a very big scar than i used to have it... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 16, 2020

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Based on these brief facts alone, it is difficult to answer your question. An attorney could need additional information, such as instructions provided to you by the doctor, warning labels on the cream, the nature... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: I have done my deposition about 4 months ago, and is there a time frame on the person I'm suing to do there deposition?

The person Im suing hasn't did there deposition and I wanted to know could they wait until next year to do theirs, or is it a time frame for them to do theirs. My deposition was held four months ago.

Jeffrey G. Blackwell
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Jeffrey G. Blackwell
answered on Aug 27, 2020

Good question. With the current Covid-19 issues, many things are delayed. Your delays could be the result of coronavirus issues. But, I'll answer the question as if times are normal.

I've seen many lawyers frustrated by issues scheduling the other party's deposition. One of...
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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 »

Tim Akpinar
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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Q: My mother died of matastitic ovarian cancer in 1996 talcumpowder, can I bring a case under toxic tort law
J. Brent Burney
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J. Brent Burney
answered on Apr 17, 2020

You may be able to file a claim. There is currently litigation pending against the manufacturers of talcum powder, particularly Johnson and Johnson. You should immediately contact an attorney in your area to discuss your mother's death in more detail to determine if there is a viable claim.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Are there grounds for an individual such as myself to sue a pharmaceutical manufacturer for opioid addiction?

In 2006-07 I had my wisdom teeth removed and became addicted to opioids. For the next 10+ years I began doctor shopping to acquire opioids. I've seen states and municipalities going after the pharmaceutical companies and was wondering if the people that it actually affected have any legal recourse.

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
answered on Apr 14, 2020

Possibly. There are a number of law firms around the country who have been investigating individual cases for persons affected by opioid addiction. At this point, I am unaware of any people who have actually received compensation for this. Various legal theories are being explored and it's not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Rotary cuff injury with 15% loss. @70 yrs of age, is $4000+ in settlement enough? He was holding 2 jobs when accident

Fired from main job... little to no work from 2nd job

J. Brent Burney
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J. Brent Burney
answered on Mar 24, 2020

Unfortunately I cannot answer this question based on the information provided. I assume that this is a worker's compensation case. Settlement values depend on multiple factors like the worker's average weekly wage, weeks of TTD benefits that have been pain, and several other factors. I... Read more »

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