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0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: A nearby banquet hall disturbs our peace every weekend with loud music after quiet time I'm our city.

The ordinance department refuses to take action and the police do not ticket them.

Maybe because both have their banquets there.

Can I sue the banquet hall in small claims court for my taxes?

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: I was riding my bike home from work and was run over by a company van. I am wondering what my next steps could be.

There was a police officer following me and recorded the entire incident. There is a police report. I attempted to communicate with the owners of the vehicle to replace the damaged items from this crash, and I have not had any success. I have worked with my auto insurance to cover the medical costs... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: Neurologists won't treat me until I provide proof of release from auto insurance policy from over 20 years ago

My old insurance only verifies or keeps records going back 7 years ( experience letter?) What can I do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 30, 2024

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It isn't clear why neurologists want proof of a release from 20 years ago. If you've been involved in a recent accident, the symptoms and test results would be new, and not necessarily related to the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: How do I find out information pertaining to a lawsuit on a personal injury claim?
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answered on Mar 30, 2024

To find information on a lawsuit related to a personal injury claim, it's beneficial to start by checking public court records. Most jurisdictions maintain an online database where you can search for cases by name, case number, or involved parties. You might also find relevant details on the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My father lost his life in a motorcycle accident. He was not at fault. How can I find out if any person sued?
Dana B. Carron
Dana B. Carron
answered on Mar 30, 2024

You need to discuss the details of the case with an attorney that handles cases in this area. My associate has over 40 years of experience in this area, and is one of the top auto and motorcyle plaintiff's attorneys in Michigan, and I am sure would be glad to discuss this case with you and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: I need legal help with 1943copper pennys took from me

I made a report an it's going on a year an my pennys sold for 300000 on Heritage an I can't find any one to help me

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

I understand that you're dealing with a challenging situation regarding your 1943 copper pennies. It's important to act swiftly in legal matters, especially when significant assets are involved. Given that your pennies have already been sold, the urgency to address this matter is even... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Intellectual Property for Michigan on
Q: I had 12 1943copper pennys an I've had them for years well someone took my copper 1943 I can't find anyone to help me

I made police report it's going on a year an I'm seeing my pennys selling for 300000 $ an I need closer an help I can't even get out of bed because of this my future an kids future have been stolen an I need some one to help me please

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answered on Mar 29, 2024

I'm truly sorry to hear about the loss of your 1943 copper pennies, especially given their significant value and the impact this has had on you and your family's future. It's understandable how such a situation can leave you feeling devastated and seeking support to find a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Will MI statue of limitations allow me to go forward with a legal case?

I had a few different Bard Powerports Implanted as a minor, in 2011, 2014, 2015. I also believe I had one earlier than 2011. Each had to be surgically removed in emergency surgeries due to multiple blood clots, sepsis multiple times, numerous other infections, and damage to my skin tissue where the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 31, 2024

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. The best way to get an answer would be to reach out to attorneys to discuss. Try to arrange a free, initial/no-obligation consult. Nationwide, many jurisdictions allow for tolling... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Tax Law, Constitutional Law and International Law for Michigan on
Q: WHAT CAN I DO TO FIND OUT IF THE TARGETED JUSTICE WEBSITE IS LEGITIMATE? I KNOW THAT LIGHTHOUSE IS A FORMER NASA EMPLOY

DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE TARGETED JUSTICE WEBSITE?

I SIGNED UP FOR THEIR CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AND OPTED IN TO HELP W RESEARCH AFTER READING A LITTLE ABOUT HOW ITS MOSTLY WOMEN WITH CHILDREN IN THIS PROGRAM. I HAD TURNED THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE AND KALAMAZOO COUNTY SHERRIFFS... View More

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answered on Mar 1, 2024

To verify the legitimacy of the Targeted Justice website or any organization, start by conducting thorough research. Look for reviews, testimonials, and any news articles or reports about the organization. Check multiple sources to gather a wide range of perspectives. Websites like the Better... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Why did my attorney cash the settlement check written to me rather than send it directly to me?

Why did my attorney cash the settlement check written to me rather than send it directly to me? Why would there be 2 claim numbers and why would the insurance send my attorney 2 checks? One was for the attorney's amount, one was for my amount. Why would my attorney cash them and send me a... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 29, 2024

These are all questions you need to ask your attorney. You have a right to know all these answers. From what you described, there is quite likely a reasonable and legitimate explanation. Your attorney should be able to explain all of it to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Government Contracts for Michigan on
Q: I currently a pension beneficiary & I was trying to look into if it's possible for me to borrow against or receive lump

For context I am to receive this pension till death or marriage. Right now I get a month pay out.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 23, 2024

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. There isn't a category here for ERISA and pensions, but you could look into whether local or state bar associations could offer guidance on attorneys in your area who might handle such matters. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Did my lawyer keep some of my settlement money from a severe personal injury claim ? He was not transparent with me...

The lawyer was expecting me to just trust him when he told me the settlement amount. I asked for documents/proof along the way and he ignored me, but pressured me to settle earlier than he had priorly recommended. When I asked about his prior recommendation to wait a longer period, he denied he had... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 18, 2024

The settlement checks are generally deposited in the attorney’s attorney-client trust account. The client is then given a check from the trust account. If the check was not from the trust account, it would be suspicious.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue for an old claim that is not being honored?

This is a case from 1978 were I was awarded all future medical bills be paid. I have not been able to see a doctor for my injuries since the early 2000's due to not being able to send the medical bills to them.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 23, 2024

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you can contact your attorney on the case, review the case documents with them. They should address this. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My surgeon broke 3 drills putting this screw in my si joint now my hip keeps locking up is this breach of care

I have constant pain and want the screw removed

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 21, 2024

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. But any attorney who answers your question would probably need to consult with a medical professional. They would want to learn more about the procedure and the full scope of damage (drill bits or other components... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Michigan pip wage loss 9-17-2022 only getting paid 85% ratio of last two months of work ! Last 15 months no increase Y

Living ,yearly raises bonuses holiday pay sick pay over time pay vacation pay adjuster said I was caped at 9-17-2022 I only get $2560.00 not close to Michigan cap amount. Yet haven't received any cost living or any increase as I would have had if not injured as it shows my first 3 years of... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 11, 2024

A MIchigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, one option is to try to arrange a free initial consult with local attorneys. Although not as common as injury firms, there are firms that specialize in PIP benefits disputes and related matters.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: What exactly is Title IX and how does it relate to colleges and universities?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 4, 2024

This is something that a Michigan attorney could advise best on, but your question remains open for four weeks. Title IX is a federal law that requires schools to have a system for responding to allegations of sexual assault. It applies to schools that receive federal funding. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Can you sue in Michigan for a parasite? I complained of issues and went to five doctors.

I went to my general practitioner probably a total of 15 times. Another GP did bloodwork. Finally after complaining to her and did a stool sample, but it was schistosomiasis and a urine sample that was needed. I Went to a dermatologist 5-6 time then went to a second diagnosis were they said it... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2024

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. The most definitive way to answer your question could be to try to arrange a free initial consult with a law firm. A law firm's decision could be based on the extent of damages... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: If a person sets a bait package on their porch and it is stolen, and the thieves are injured/died, can there be charges?

Let's say they use bees to put in the package. The package is stolen, and the those responsible open the package and are stung, one might have a severe allergic reaction, and cause an accident in which there are injuries and deaths, property damage as well as innocent injuries/deaths. Can the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 8, 2024

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Under common law doctrines that hold nationwide, someone could be charged, and liability could arise for doing something like that. But to get a definitive position specific to your jurisdiction's penal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: I have pending civil action against a landlord, I fell through my porch causing serious injury.

Medical records show a torn rotating cuff and damaged lathriel, I am in the process of retaining Lee Free. I will need to have surgery I am in pain daily, my insurance keeps sending me to every specialist and clinic they can find. I feel this is because they know once I win the judgement I have to... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 13, 2023

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It may be because you are in the process of retaining an attorney, or may already have one on the case by now. Your attorney would be in the best position to advise here. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: I was renting an apartment for nearly 10 years, it had toxic mold they refused to fix. I moved, they took SD, can they?

I didn’t pay the rent the month we were moving. My son had been displaced from our home due to the flooding of his room and mold since July. We moved in Oct bc they refused to do the proper remediation, or any at all, just patch work to cover the water damaged areas. I’ve spent the last 3 years... View More

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
answered on Dec 1, 2023

If I understand your facts correctly, you left

Without paying the final month of rent and they took your security deposit to pay that rent.

There is no law that prevents that.

Indeed they are even permitted to take past due rent without having to file a court case....
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