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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: Can a tenants business LLC be held liable for lease violations, injuries etc if not named as a tenant on the lease?

If a tenant signed a lease personally in his own name at the start of the lease term running a business as a sole proprietor, then mid term transfers his business to a LLC and no longer runs the business within the leased space as a sole proprietor but as a LLC and further the lease was never... View More

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Q: I live in a homeless shelter in MA. One of the workers decided to place a lock on the restroom door. Is this legal?
Thomas J. Percy
Thomas J. Percy
answered on Jun 25, 2024

Unlikely, and i would certainly approach management and clearly state this is a health and safety code violation. Good luck!

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Massachusetts on
Q: Can a landlord be held liable for injuries in a tenants leased space that they have full control of?

Id like to know if a commercial landlord can be held liable for any personal injuries suffered by any persons within the confines of the tenants leased space that a tenant has full control of, when the tenant agrees per lease agreement they are solely responsible to perform ALL upkeep, repairs and... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In general, a commercial landlord's liability for injuries that occur within a tenant's leased space is limited when the tenant has full control over the space and has agreed to maintain it. However, there are some exceptions and nuances to consider:

1. Lease agreement: If the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Massachusetts on
Q: Greetings. My name is Mikael 34 years old.I've been victim of domestic violence. Can i file for citizenship?

We've been in a relationship for almost 5 years I have videos of the abuse and after we break up she and her brother stated that if i ever go back to my country they will get me killed.

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answered on Jan 8, 2024

Mikael, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Experiencing domestic violence is a serious matter, and it's important to know that there are legal protections available to you.

Regarding your citizenship query, being a victim of domestic violence does not automatically qualify...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: I also need a Civil lawyer that covers sexual abuse as well.

As I have gotten SA’d within the facility and got written up and laughed at just for trying to report it. They even tried to take my phone away and took the program phone away for a week hoping I couldn’t get a sane test. They were forcing me to give up my pregnancy results which violates... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 25, 2023

A Massuchusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You're seeking an attorney, and this forum isn't set up like an attorney referral service. I'm sorry for your ordeal. In addition to your own searches, you could look into the "Find a... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can you get compensation from employers for suffering severe concussions?
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answered on Aug 29, 2023

Yes, in Massachusetts, you may be eligible to seek compensation from your employer for suffering severe concussions if the concussions were caused by workplace-related incidents or conditions. Massachusetts provides workers' compensation benefits to employees who sustain injuries or illnesses... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: What am I liable for a car accident?

If it's judged to be my fault and there is a personal injury lawsuit. The questions: are:

1. I am retired and my only income sources are social security and pension. Will that be garnished if a compensation is awarded?

2. My wife has separate bank/savings/brokerage accounts.... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 29, 2023

Your auto liability policy should handle any claims against you. Insurance carriers will sometimes advise their insureds that they could consult with an attorney, depending on damages and the limits. It could then be up to the insured to seek additional guidance from an attorney regarding personal... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: I was in a multi car accident. The person that caused it got away, hit and run. Do I need a lawyer for my injuries?
Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
answered on Aug 22, 2023

While you are certainly not required to have an attorney, an attorney who works representing car accident Plaintiff's knows the law and how to deal with insurance companies effectively.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: Is it illegal to to offer an insurance adjuster a portion of a settlement or a gift?

I am in MA, insurance adjuster is in AZ.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 11, 2023

A Massachusetts, Arizona, or Washington D.C. attorney could advise best, but your question is two days old, and I wanted to respond to your question before you took action in this regard. DON'T EVEN THINK of doing something like this. You could end your claim, get the poor claims examiner... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: landlord put traps in apartment after I complained about mice. A trap broke my cats leg. Is he liable for med bills?

We knew about the traps, but was also waiting for him to seal the giant hole in the cupboards that lead behind the appliances and into part of the wall

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
answered on Aug 8, 2023

Have you documented the injury at the Veterinarian's office/animal hospital, cost of treatment and prognosis and do you have the trap involved? Also, have you informed the Health Dept. in the City or Town of the rodent and handling of same?

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Public Benefits for Massachusetts on
Q: I am having a huge problem with Medicare. Despite doing everything I was told to do, I still do not have insurance.

I paid the amount of money I 'owed' , filled out and sent the paperwork (3 times) and still do not have any insurance. I am very worried now that I have missed my gynecological oncologist (had ovarian cancer treatments), much needed mammogram and colonoscopy (have Lynch Syndrome),... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 13, 2023

A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the injury and cancer treatments. One option is to try to apply online - that could be quicker than the paper route. Another is to contact them and ask for a location of an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: what do you do in case someone drugs you with edible gummies without you knowing it is drugs? can you sue them?

my aunt got overdosed by her friend who gave her edible gummies

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answered on Jul 24, 2023

If someone intentionally drugged you with edible gummies without your knowledge and it resulted in harm or injury, you may have grounds to pursue legal action against them.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: If some1 is screamin at u & acting like they r gonna hit if u warn them if they hit u u will hit back a threat

At work this young girl decided to start screaming & yelling at me & humiliating he infront of guests & co workers even saying I shouldn't even be allowed to be a server cuz of my nasty missing teeth i never yelled at her i stayed calm the whole time even know i was humiliated but... View More

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answered on Jul 18, 2023

You have an excellent question and one that could certainly be open to a case for wrongful termination, but you will need to speak with someone who handles employment law. (Worker's Compensation only deals with workplace injuries.) Use Justia's "Find a Lawyer" tab and search... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Estate Planning and Probate for Massachusetts on
Q: I will be receiving a settlement for a suit I filed for wrongful death of my father. It was product liability. I am the

Only heir, my dad died 6 yrs ago with a will naming me sole beneficiary. They have already run complete lien checks to be sure nothing is owed to anyone. I’m going to be receiving a settlement check but they want to put check to the estate of. I called bank and they are telling me I would have to... View More

Paul Baker
Paul Baker
answered on Mar 22, 2023

Show your lawyer the will, in which you are named sole beneficiary. Then emphasize that the money is going to end up with you anyway, and that going thru the estate process (filing with the Probate court, advertising your appt. as executor, etc) will be a worthless (and needlessly expensive)... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: Is there an active class action suit against the makers of Achromycin or Tetracycline?

My teeth turned grey as a child and teen after ingesting this medicine used in my case to treat asthmatic bronchitis. I have seven real teeth left in my head after having the rest extracted.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 19, 2022

A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. With many civil cases, you could look them up on unified state court system websites. But with class actions or multidistrict litigation, the venues could be nationwide, often on court dockets. Product liability... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: My car insurance paid a settlement to a bike rider who ran into my door. Can I appeal this decision?

The bike rider was unlicensed, driving at night without lights or reflectives. They also did not signal when riding and wove in between cars. I have dash cam footage to prove this. Why is my insurance company paying her a settlement when she was negligent?

William D. Keefe
William D. Keefe
answered on Oct 10, 2022

Good morning.

First, I'm not sure if you are referring to someone who was riding a bicycle or operating a motorcycle. I don't know of any license you need to ride a bike. In any event, not having a license is not proof of negligence.

Your insurance company has not only...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: Fell on broken chipped front steps icy, no railing.Broke Tibia in 2 n Fibia in 2 .11 weeks in hospital,what 2 do?

This landlord has many many problem properties n is well known there were only 3 steps and railings were broken off yrs ago.. bldg next door recently had fire was condemned yet City made him replace all 4 outside flights of steps they were so bad. I have pics of all,also 2 weeks b4 fall was told... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 24, 2022

A Massachusetts attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. You raise a number of questions, and the best way to answer them could be to try to arrange a free initial consult with a MA attorney. As a general practice nationwide, injury firms that handle slip and fall... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I drove a girlfriend's car cross country for her to drive there. She broke it off and jerking me around

What should I do to stay out of trouble? She is not cooperating.

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
answered on Aug 15, 2022

Not sure what your question is. The relationship is over so don't contact her anymore, don't contact her friends or relatives and stay clear of any stalking type behavior or aggression to avoid legal problems.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: While at overnight camp my daughter was pushed by another camper which caused injury to her face. She has a laceration

Right above her eye. The camp brought her to urgent care the next day. She will have a permanent scar. Can I sue the camp?

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answered on Jul 29, 2022

There is a possibility that your daughter may be entitled to make a claim for her injuries. It will depend on several factors including the particular facts of the incident and any paperwork that was required to be signed prior to entering into the camp.

We would happy to evaluate the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: Owner occupied condominium. Father & son who was in a car seat. Tripped & fell over empty pill bottles from a unit owner
Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Unclear why information about car seat was included.. Sounds like a trip and fall personal injury case, but no inuries and damages referred to -but then also confused by the car seat reference.

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