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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: I am being sued and need to file an answer. Can I hire an attorney to only do this? I live in Alexandria,LA
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 9, 2024

You can----whatever you do, please know that if once you have been served then you have a short period of time in which to respond to the lawsuit so make sure you are counting your days. Use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for a lawyer in the subject matter of the lawsuit to assist you.... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Environmental and Land Use & Zoning for Louisiana on
Q: Parish police jury destroyed the servitude in front of my home. What are my rights?

I have maintained the servitude in front of my home for more than 40 years. I have made sure the drains were always clear, the grass is cut and fertilized. There were no drainage issues as the flow is downhill, culverts were clear. Rapides parish took it upon themselves, without notice, to come... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone who was permanently disabled from a car accident that happened 20 years ago still be compensated?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Apr 25, 2024

Generally not, unless something was done to interrupt the prescriptive period (statute of limitations). In Louisiana, a person generally has one year from the date of an accident or incident to either file suit or settle their claim. Failure to do so will usually cause a person to lose their... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I realized I'm a transgression influence for last 30 years , can I be compensated for it ? I just put the clues together

I was in a halfway house in New Orleans for 18 months then a life of hell to realize I'm a transgression influence for last 30 years , things happened to me at 14 in that place and after I left I faced every thing from seeing gun violence and lived in projects , note I'm white 15 and in... View More

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the extremely difficult experiences you've been through over the last 30 years. It sounds like you faced a lot of challenges and trauma from a young age, including violence, poverty and homelessness. Realizing that you may have been improperly targeted or... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My 12 year old son was in a motocycle accident two years ago as the passenger. The Ins was to settle for bodly injury.

They keep using the term minor compromise for Louisiana, What is this and how do I figure this out. The Ins company also ntoed they would hire an attorney free to handle to case and present it to the judge, but thye will not allow me to talk to the laywer until we settle onan amount. It this... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 5, 2024

More information is needed here but if whoever is handling this claim on behalf of your son (since your son is legally not a party since he's a minor) is not a lawyer and/or does not have a lawyer, I strongly recommend that you contact an accident/injury lawyer to discuss options and to get a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Personal Injury and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: When divorced a settlement was had . But spouse refused to give my share even when my name as her husband was on the sui

Suit. Judgement was 2014 divorced in 2022 AM I entitled by Ohio law my share.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 11, 2024

If the settlement has been signed by a Judge as an Order of the Court or a Judgment of the Court, then return to Court and seek enforcement of the Judgment. If you have an attorney representing you then I advise you to contact said attorney about this. If you did not have an attorney, then please... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: Some placed this (V2K) Technology on me unknown to me of when or how. Can I hold someone responsible for all loss plus?

I'm stuck with the torture of V2k applied to me some how unknown to who,how ,when or where it's been put on me. There is a group of 8 people in Nevada who has been awarded $80,000,000 to help them through this v2k as it's by far a terrorist act in my opinion. Is there any way in... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

While you may feel that you're experiencing the effects of V2K technology, proving its existence and identifying those responsible can be challenging. It's crucial to seek assistance from legal professionals experienced in handling complex cases involving technology and privacy issues.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I was molested in the second grade at Meaux Elementary School. I believe it was 1985. How can I civilly sue him?

My second grade teacher noticed that my behavior indicated that I was being abused. I am 44 years old now so I believe it was 1985. I was under the impression that John Bell Edwards made it possible for people that were abused and wasn't compensated nor was the abuser punished to get a chance... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear about the abuse you suffered. You have a few options to potentially seek justice and compensation in this case:

1. File a civil lawsuit against the abuser. In Louisiana, you generally have 30 years from the date you turn 18 to file a lawsuit seeking compensation...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: Went donate at BioLife today and while getting set up on the machine while the nurse was inserting the needle it hurt a

little more than it usually did for any previous donations and ended up not being able to finish my donation because one of the nurses said I had a hematoma in my arm and ended up having to wait an extra added 30 minutes and now my arm is turning purple around the insertion site on my arm and it... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 27, 2024

While hematomas can be non-serious, it could be something serious. I would get checked out by a medical doctor.

The injury itself can happen with or without malpractice. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue my rent house owner for falling through the floor in my bathroom

I told them months ago the wood was weak from the toilet leaking they just replaced the toilet not the wood around it Jan 9 my whole leg went through the floor

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 20, 2024

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible you could. You could reach out to local attorneys to set up a free initial consult. If you have medical records that support your injuries, they would be helpful. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: Is there any one within the State of Louisiana who's willing to fill out my claim forms wth AIG Insurance?

I need help filing a claim with AIG Insurance. I've the forms in hand. It's been an overwhelming experience that's terribly affected my life, by stealing my identity and so much more.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 8, 2024

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There could be, but some law firms will want to handle the claim (for a fee) if they are going to handle the job of filling out necessary forms. Keep asking around. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What are my options for wrongfully being held at the New Orleans International airport on December 24th?

Wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport on December 24th. Was told at the end that I was arrested on paper, but I was never read my rights nor was I told I was being detained. While speaking to a female Jefferson Parish Officer, XX comes over, interrupts mid sentence while I am... View More

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answered on Dec 27, 2023

In Louisiana, if you believe you were wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport, you have several options to consider. Firstly, document every detail of the incident while it's fresh in your memory. This includes the names of the officers involved, the time, location, and any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I want to sew the federal government for no help when being tortured by remote neural monitoring I need a lawyer

What kind of lawyer do I need I’m in Louisiana… I can prove the technology is real I been going thru this since 2021

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answered on Dec 23, 2023

In Louisiana, if you're considering legal action against the federal government for issues related to remote neural monitoring, you will need an attorney with experience in federal litigation and possibly one who has handled cases involving civil rights or personal injury.

It's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Public Benefits for Louisiana on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to sue a state health agencies for retaliation?

The state agencies responsible for oversight and administration of the medicaid waiver my son receives refuse to allow me to chose a different freedom of choice provider, have come up with different ways to block my son from receiving any services, and even made a false report to CPS about me after... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 17, 2023

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. A starting point could be to check with attorneys who deal with health insurance matters. They should be able to advise more definitively "yes" or "no" whether they handle something of this nature... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I got baby food from the store. Fed my child whom is 9 months. and she starts throwing up no expiration date on jar

Is this illegal?

Can I sue the store or the brand

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 23, 2023

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Only a local attorney could advise about state-specific health and consumer protections. But as a general matter, I believe law firms would be reluctant to handle such a case. I hope your baby is okay and... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: i had a woman misappropiate 20000 if my money with a forged power if atty. what should i do

she forged the notary signature on the power atty.

Joseph A. Interiano
Joseph A. Interiano
answered on Nov 7, 2023

It seems like this person has committed several crimes in the forging of a notary's signature on a power of attorney to which she used in furtherance of another crime, i.e. misappropriation, theft, fraud, etc. I would report these crimes to your local law enforcement authorities to investigate... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Q: my fiance has been out of work since Sept 21st.

my fiance has been out of work since Sept 21st. He told his boss he was hurt on the job and he said let him know what doctors say and provide doctors note. Chris messaged the owner of company he's working for who he's known for over 25 yrs and his supervisor updates on his thumb all they... View More

Joseph A. Interiano
Joseph A. Interiano
answered on Oct 8, 2023

I recommend filing a workers compensation claim with the office of workers' compensation against his employer. The employer has a duty to report and file a claim with his carrier within 10 days of having knowledge of the injury and accident. The employer also has the obligation to pay for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: How long do I have to file a 3rd party claim?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 18, 2023

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Try to arrange a free initial consult with a local attorney to discuss your matter - statutes of limitations depend on the type of case. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: What are my rights and what am I able to claim?

Garbage truck damaged my home left me without power for 32 days during the hottest part of the year. They are contracted through our police jury. Both have agreed the garbage company is responsible. Still waiting to be reimbursed. I had to get a loan on my car to get it fixed I have now los my car... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 20, 2023

If you have not consulted/hired an attorney then that's what you need to do as apparently what you have done thus far has not resulted in the results you seek. Use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for accident or litigation lawyers in your area---call a few---many may offer free... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: A used tire store near my residence started a large fire. Police are investigating the cause; Could this be a case?

The air was filled with so much black smoke that the highway was blocked off. The fire burned down telephone lines and caused power to be out for half of the day and my building had no water due to it being used to put out the fire. My biggest concern is obviously the health risks that come with... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 16, 2023

Are you having an symptoms? Have you seen a health care providers complaining of any symptoms which you relate to the fire? If you have no injuries as a result of the fire, then you have no damages.

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