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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Hi,this is Micah Lewis.I had a slip and fall accident inside of my children’s school here in Michigan in september 2019.

What attorney will take my personal injury law suit?No one seems to be able to tell me what to do about this,I am unable to work at this time,and I am in physical therapy and possibly needing surgery for my labrum tear of my hip!Please help.

Dana B. Carron
Dana B. Carron answered on Jan 23, 2022

It sounds like you may have a case, however, you are going to need to go into more details with an attorney, in order to find out if you have a lawsuit worth pursuing. Like myself, many attorneys offer free consultations, so you will need to find someone that you feel comfortable with, and contact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was emotionally harassed by an advisor for sending emails and asking too many questions.

I was looking for options I can have to change my minor. But during the advising meeting I was denied to ask questions and they said they do not care what I choose. I was denied to ask any further questions on the topic and was insulting experience for not knowing what to do even as an... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 16, 2022

What is your question? It sounds like your best course of action would be to address this issue with your university. Perhaps to the head academic advisor or to a dean of students. Many universities also have departments and deans specific to international students.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: How can I create a DPOA for someone who is mentally incapacitated in Michigan?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 16, 2022

You can't create a DPOA for someone who is now incapacitated. These documents require capacity (e.g. knowing what you are doing and signing). Once incapacitated, you'll need to look into a guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Defense, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Am I responsible for removing my trampoline from a privately owned golf course's pond?

My trampoline flew into a pond owned by a privately owned golf course during a major wind storm. The trampoline was anchored down and was ripped out by the wind. I live in an HOA that is next to the golf course. The trampoline is destroyed. Am I responsible for cleaning it up out of the pond?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 14, 2021

What is the golf course owners saying? Even though it's an act of God, someone will still have to pay. Either the golf course will just do it on their own, or they will contact the HOA and the HOA will pay, and may end up tracing it back to you.

It may be worth your while to contact...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Can a case that say dismissed in good faith mean can I take it to the right court
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 21, 2021

Cases are dismissed with or without prejudice. If your case involves medical malpractice, you really should not be doing this on your own because it will be next to impossible for you to successfully navigate the procedure and rules.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Michigan on
Q: My bedroom ceiling collapsed on me in my sleep. The property manager was aware that the ceiling was cracked.

I inhaled lots of fiberglass insulation and sustained a foot injury so I went to the ER.

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris answered on Oct 12, 2021

Ouch. If you are a tenant, the landlord is likely to be liable. The landlord's insurance carrier may offer a settlement. You could take the settlement, or, if you can find an attorney to take the case, you could sue to see if you get more. If you hire an attorney, that might increase the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: have a personal injury claim won 69k im getting 10k lawyer says does this seem normal?

My personal injury case went to the supreme court settled for 69k my lawyer says i will receive 10k does this seem like a fair amount no medical payback just there portion and mine

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 3, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. However, ANY attorney would need to know more (such as the terms of your retainer agreement, and other possible agreements/amendments) before offering input regarding attorney fees on your case. If your case involved... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Just wondering if there is away to get my ex boyfriend to pay for my medication, psychiatrist, and therapist bills?

My ex boyfriend has sexual, physically, and emotionally abused me in the past

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 8, 2021

Possibly, in one of two ways: 1) contact police and make a report. It's up to the prosecutor about whether to actually pursue criminal charges - the length of delay may be a factor, because that's the first a defense attorney will attack. 2) if you don't want to, or the prosecutor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: How can I stop a quote of something I said from being used in a way I don’t approve of?

I am credited on a quote on a pro-birth website. “Adoption is not a birthmothers rejection, but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby”. I’m extremely pro choice and don’t like how this is used on a pro birth website.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 7, 2021

Is the quote attributed with your name? Is it an accurate quote you said? You could contact the pro-birth website and express your concern, that you don't agree with their position, and that you'd like your name and quote removed. But if it's an accurate quote, I'm not sure they have to....

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: How do I sue a county?

I was hit in the head with a wooden baseball bat and no one was held responsible even though I know who did it. I almost lost my life

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 5, 2021

What is your theory that the county government is responsible for an individual's potentially criminal actions? You also need to consider that police and prosecutors have qualified immunity for their actions.

A more effective route to consider might be suing the person you claim hit you.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: If you get hurt in Nevada & live in Michigan do you have to get a lawyer in Nevada?

I’m 79 years old & don’t want to travel anymore.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 27, 2021

Yes. Any court action would need to take place in the state it occurred

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Michigan on
Q: travel employee, injured while not on site. what can i do.

traveling mechanic for BAE systems from kansas working in michigan. at some point in the last 9 months i developed a hernia and cannot point to any specific event that caused it. I am basically being told go home and handle it while unemployed. this sounds fishy to me and im looking for any other... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 26, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. It's difficult for attorneys to reach out to you within the format of this Q & A forum. This doesn't operate like an attorney referral service. If you haven't already spoken with an attorney, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: Hey, I was using this, had hair loss and scalp itching and dandruff from it. I’d there anything I can do?

Scalp issues, hair loss still going on. It has been a week since I quit using the shampoo and conditioner. I still have hair loss, my hair is my pride. If I bald from this I won’t be happy at all.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jul 12, 2021

You need to see a dermatologist. To be successful in a lawsuit, you will need to link the product to the condition through expert testimony.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: Hi! My mom currently passed away from serious complications due to her hernia mesh, the exact make is not on recall.

Is there still a case? It was a Johnson and Johnson mesh she had put in her in 2012. She saw a Specialist in 2018 and he told her the quality of life she had now is the best it’s going to be and it couldn’t be removed. It had already broken down in her body by then and caused a fistula. Long... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 7, 2021

I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. You ask very good questions. Yes, there are product liability suits that do not necessarily involve recalls. And yes, you should try another lawyer. They may tell you the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: my mother had an ongoing lawsuit until 1988 when she passed away, from my understanding it was settled out due to this.

I am wondering if I can re instate lawsuit under the discovery act which would circumvent the statute of limitations. I.e. Loss of motherhood and e.t.c

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 7, 2021

Unlikely. Someone had to have legal authority to settle the claim on your mother's behalf, and when that happened, that almost assuredly extinguished any other claims she could have raised. You *might* have your own claims you could raise, but that's going to be fact-dependent. What you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I dont feel my son attorney is really helping us. We are living out of a hotel cash running out. My son being injured
Frances Murphy
Frances Murphy answered on Apr 26, 2021

There are plenty of other personal injury attorneys available to help if you are not satisfied with your current attorney. However, sometimes it's helpful to let the attorney know how you feel. They may not know you're dissatisfied with their help. Also, cases are moving more slowly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: I never signed a contract for coverage in Alabama, but, funds were removed from my account for coverage. Is this lega?
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Apr 21, 2021

Without a more specific question and subject matter it's really hard to say, but possibly and possibly not.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Had a rear end accident not at fault on a highway, cars totaled, my wife have back, and neck pain but I had no insurance

Can I still make a claim on my vehicle on others persons insurance?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 7, 2021

Not for the vehicle; that's (one of) the consequences of not having insurance. You'd be responsible for your vehicle even if the other driver were at fault.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My 8 yr old son used bath n body works on hhis face and it became burned and rashed. Bath n body works said they will gi

Give 50 dollars if i sign a release and indemnity with my social security number

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Feb 25, 2021

I see now they are offering 50$. To many people that is quit a bit of money, but in the grand scheme of things, you won't know what you're giving up unless you talk to an attorney who can give you at least a cursory overview.

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