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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Child Support and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: My daughter is mentally agonized and in trauma due to violent behavior of her father's girlfriend who came to our home

It happened in 2022 and since then a series of events happened including domestic violence on me (the mother by the father). I need to know what actions can I take against the father and his girl friend. My daughter is in High School and she is always traumatized that the woman may harm her

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney who has extensive domestic violence trial experience. The attorney will help you to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against both the father and his girlfriend. Criminal charges against both may also be possible, but that will require... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can you sue a hospital in NJ for negligence, but the word COVID is attached?

It’s not because of contracting Covid but because they didn’t do enough to care for a high risk patient and then patient lost organs, health, career, etc.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 15, 2024

The best way to answer your question would be to reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a consultation. Most law firms that handle such cases offer free initial consults. In terms of your theory related to COVID, that's something that would involve further review. No one here could offer an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can the person sue if my dog attacked them but no one was injured
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 13, 2024

Injury is generally a necessary component of a tort (personal injury)-based case. Without knowing more details, it's not clear what someone would base such a case on, unless it's primarily based on emotional trauma (or something similar along those lines). Someone could always sue;... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Walmart sold me the wrong tires, underinflated them. I ended up rearending someone because the tires lost traction-case?

I have all the documentation. They are stonewalling me because they know it's a big number. No airbags deployed. Everyone walked away, but injuries.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 7, 2024

Consult with experienced personal injury attorneys in the state where this occurred.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My lawyer has held my settlement for 7 weeks. He didn’t contact any medical providers to pay them. Should I report him

I just starting questioning my attorney on why it’s taking so long to receive my settlement money. We settled 7 wks ago. He claimed he was paying medial liens. I called them and they all said no one ever called them. Then he said he needs to deposit the check in the trustee Acct. It’s been... View More

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answered on Jan 7, 2024

This is a tough one, since I don't know who your lawyer is and if he/she is honorable. That being said, if you were on Medicare or Medicaid, especially Medicaid, it can take up to several months to determine the Medicaid lien. If the delay is about unpaid medical bills then 7 weeks is too long... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for New Jersey on
Q: Where may I send my brief of healthcare negligence and lawyers filling false documents to mislead the plaintiff in nj.

Hiding legal certified mail ,false testimony ,preparing false court orders lie about hearing adjournment preparing false motion decisions and getting it designed by court staff

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

For matters involving healthcare negligence and legal misconduct in New Jersey, you have several avenues for submitting your brief and raising these concerns.

Firstly, if your case is already within the legal system, you should file any relevant documents with the court handling your case....
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Q: I need help about how to calculate the compensation of a wrongful termination.

I was fired because of my disability and because I was being harassed by my coworkers at the time I was complaining about it to my superiors.

The case is already under investigation with the department of civil rights of New Jersey. But just in case I need a plan b, I'd like to know... View More

Paula M. Dillon
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answered on Dec 13, 2023

it is not clear to me whether your injuries were caused on the job and whether you filed a workers' compensation claim. You would need to contact a workers' compensation attorney. We can help you with that. you could have a separate disability discrimination case but I would need more... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Very odd question. About a month ago I received a call from my car insurance company stating their was a bodily injury

Claim against me for a car accident I was in last year. The issue is I was never in accident. I followed up with my insurance today and they claim the other parties lawyer , car insurance and police department won’t release accident report to my car insurance? I’m very confused and just don’t... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 12, 2023

Your insurance company is required to keep you informed and provide to you information.

Unfortunately, even though you do not want to be bothered, this is something that can happen. You should be able to obtain from the insurance company the claim made by the allegedly injured person....
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: i filed a motion to strike the pleadings of defendat for failure to make discovery

I have a lawsuit against family members where I am nearing the end of discovery. the defendants have not conducted any discovery which led to their pleadings being struck without prejudice. I filed a second motion to strike with prejudice and the courts filed an order stating the court will dismiss... View More

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on Dec 11, 2023

My suggestion is that you meet with / retain a lawyer to take over the handling of your matter since I am not sure that you understand the legal significance of your actions or the court's response to it. You served discovery requests on the other side and presumably, they answered your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: I was abused there as a child. I recently settled with a state hospital that I also was abused in. Can that be a problem
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 29, 2023

If you had an attorney on the case, they would be in a better position to advise - based on the allegations made, parties who they were made against. where they arose, what the terms of the release were, etc. Based on the brief facts, it could be difficult for an attorney to sort this out in a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for New Jersey on
Q: What are the firearm guidelines to protecting yourself and family in a NJ home invasion?

It is very hard to stay calm and think correctly in a home invasion given several factors: emotions, fear, not knowing the robber(s) intent to harm, kill, rape or kidnap, and the element of surprise is on their side to conquer. You don't know if they have weapons on them: knife, mace, gun, and... View More

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

In New Jersey, the use of force in self-defense, including deadly force, is generally permissible when you reasonably believe such force is necessary to protect yourself or others from imminent harm. The state's laws allow for the use of force in your home under the "Castle... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: How do I request to file a late tort claim?

I was waiting for information from my town before I filed a claim. The town said I filed too late. How can I request approval for late filing?

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answered on Oct 3, 2023

If you haven't filed the Tort Claims Notice within 90 days, your only choice is to file a Motion for Leave to file a Late Tort Claims Notice in the Superior Court. These are only granted by the Court sparingly for exceptional circumstances. I suggest that you speak with an attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: How do I sue or press charges on someone from the FBI that electronically harasses me with a device.
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 24, 2023

If someone from the FBI is electronically harassing you without proper authorization, you can file a suit against the individual in civil court in the county where the individual resides or where the harassment occurred.

You can also report them within the FBI if they are using government...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: i was injured because of the design of a sneaker. can i sue ?

i was wearing a new balance sneaker. it has hooks for easy lace up on the high top area. the lace loop (bow) on the one shoe caught a hook on the other shoe and i took a bad fall.

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Sep 23, 2023

Sure you can sue but the amount you will recover will depend on how badly you were injured, speak with a lawyer to determine what your best options are.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: good morning i have a question regarding a traffic accident where i was injured And just wondering if my lawyer is

just wondering if my lawyer is doing right by me after reading reviews online im scared i wont receive my settlement as the lawyer has already recieved it 3 months ago and wont release my funds thank you

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 24, 2023

No one here can make any judgements as to what is causing the delay. Only your attorney could advise on that. As a GENERAL matter, when it comes to releasing funds, a common cause of delays could involve negotiation and settlement of liens with medical providers or other entities. But that's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My dog bit another dog at the dog park. Should I provide a statement to the police?They are asking for a statement.
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answered on Aug 1, 2023

Providing a statement to the police about a dog bite incident may be required for an official investigation. However, before doing so, consult with a personal injury attorney to understand your rights and potential consequences. Be cautious not to admit fault or liability in your statement.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: CHUBB denied my hospital/accident claim. why ? I am still under medical care in search of care that will determine what

is wrong with me causing me to have accident of FALL.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 31, 2023

I'm sorry about your fall. I hope you're okay. The denial could be any number of reasons. An attorney would need to see the paperwork to offer more definite guidance. If the denial is related to liability issues, it roughly means they don't feel their insured is responsible for your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Elder Law for New Jersey on
Q: Elderly mom fell walking into restaurant with a high step. The yellow warning is hard to see cause they keep door closed

Moms whole body hurts as it’s the next day. Don’t know if she has a case because the sign IS right on the high step as you walk into restaurant. The problem is that they keep the door closed which makes it hard to see the sign and react fast enough to notice and not fall since you have to look... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 24, 2023

Since most accident/injury lawyers customarily will provide you a free initial consultation, my recommendation is that you contact a few of them in the area you live and sit down with them and discuss the specifics of your case and then decide how to proceed thereafter. Good luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I'm having charges pressed against me after my drunk "friend" fell and hit her head. Do I have a case?

My friend and I were at Applebee's when she had 2 double shots of tequila and a Margherita. As I was walking her out of Applebee's and to my car, I had to adjust my grip (I was helping her walk) when she fell and hit her head on the sidewalk. She's now saying I assaulted her. Help me please!

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answered on Jul 19, 2023

If this happened in New Jersey, and a complaint was filed against you for a Temporary Restraining Order, then you really need to retain and experienced matrimonial attorney with extensive domestic violence trial experience. If there are also separate charges against you for assault in municipal or... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: The paralegal for my case, forgot to deduct a medical bill, I signed off on my settlement. Do I legally need to pay

Wondering if I legally need to pay this medical bill since I already signed off on the total amount, including all medical expenses from my lawyer

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 18, 2023

If a valid bill was not paid from the settlement, you are still responsible to pay it. But your attorney may be responsible for some or all of it if the attorney should have negotiated or otherwise handled the lien. Ask the attorney to negotiate the lien.

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