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0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for North Carolina on
Q: Do I have a good prea case?

While I was incarcerated at NCCIW for women in Raleigh NC I was taken advantage of by the supervisor that I worked for . There were other supervisors over my supervisor. Those two supervisors left us inmates unattended with a man most everyday giving him a chance to do whatever it was he wanted to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I am facing a auto bodily injury claim.

I was driving in my neighborhood and as I was passing a construction area, a worker walked into my car and bumbed into driver side door. He was working between a truck and a construction machine and was not visible to me. Now his attorney has filed a claim that I caused bodily harm. After the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 1, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Yes, it sounds like you have a valid basis for a defense. You should make a copy of the file and provide it to the defense attorney that your insurance company should be assigning to you shortly (if they... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for North Carolina on
Q: False charges added later, wouldn’t those charges had been on my citation of what I was charged with?

Greetings, I was beaten by multiple officers, kicked in the face and bitten, had to receive tetanus shot. On my citation of what I was charged with I have traffic violations when I got to jail they charged me with multiple drug charges and assault on officer which isn’t true. Wouldn’t those... View More

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

I'm really sorry to hear about your situation. When you are initially cited, the charges listed on the citation are typically what you are being formally charged with at that time. If additional charges, such as drug charges or assault on an officer, were added later, they should still have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: Me and my wife are in an assisted living facility here in Kernersville .We are being threatened and not get

and not getting all our medication.What can we do?

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

If you're facing threats and not receiving all your medication at the assisted living facility, it's important to take immediate action. Start by documenting everything—write down instances of threats, missed medications, and any other concerning behavior. This record will be helpful if... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: what makes an injury case? Does my husband even have the rights to open a case?

A few months ago a local company was laying fiber lines along the road and had to dig up sections of our yard, on sunday my husband was mowing and didnt see a sink hole that was left by the local company till he drove the lawn mower into it after the mowing accident he can barely walk, and is in... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 9, 2024

Ordinarily, a company that creates a dangerous condition on property has a legal duty to warn others of the presence of the dangerous condition or to take steps to make the dangerous condition safe. If the company breaches that duty, it may be liable for any injuries that are proximately caused by... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Civil Litigation and Environmental for North Carolina on
Q: I was just wondering how a mass tort really works .in a mass tort the individual will be compensated for there on injury

An if that so what would someone be expecting if he or she was directly exposed to afff or pfas for 18-20 months every day an after words they wer

Diagnosed with germ cell testicular cancer In stage three from there not Hodgkin’s lymphoma, severe lung disease took a colitis chemotherapy... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 15, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It would be best to reach out to law firms to discuss the exact way they handle things. But as a general matter in cases involving large numbers of plaintiffs, they can be handled as part of large multi-district... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: My things were in a fire at a storage facility. The biz isn't letting me look through my destroyed unit for salvage.

I feel like I'm getting the runaround from this company. At first they told me a customer used a code to get in and set it on fire, and now they're telling me they cut their way in and did the same.

The problem is this: I think some things survived in this fire, but they... View More

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Mar 8, 2024

Your property should be covered by your homeowners or renters insurance policy. Turn in an insurance claim and your own insurance company will help you get access.

If you did not have insurance, that's too bad because most likely the storage facility is not at fault whether a customer...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I fell at a local resale store in March 2022. The insurance company for the store refuses to pay me for anything other t

than medical bills related to the fall. I got hurt bad enough that my right arm is basically useless as I have to use my left hand to lift it & my left knee is messed up to the point that I can't even get a knee replacement. I'm stuck with a limp & using a cane or other assistance... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

If the insurance company of the store is only willing to cover your medical bills and you're facing additional hardships like loss of mobility, pain, and financial strain due to transportation costs to medical appointments, you have the option to pursue further legal action. It's... View More

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Q: I am permanently disabled, move with difficulty using a forearm crutch, need half circle front yd driveway installed.

I retired to my hometown after buying a boarded up, condemned historic home, renovated it totally to use also as a small bed and breakfast inn. I fell some 10 ft. from a ladder spackling what the workman had missed in the dining room ceiling, and descending lost my footing. I now have had... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It sounds like you're facing some significant challenges with mobility due to your disability and the layout of your home. It's understandable that you would need accommodations such as a driveway for easier access to your property. Despite your efforts to explain the necessity and... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: In NC can vehicle be searched due to poss. of an OCA where the driver wasn't drinking nor had alcohol in system?

The officer considered the OCA a misdemeanor and charged the driver with such... thus searching the vehicle incident to the arrestable offense. However, statute dictate these actions to be an infraction of law not a criminal offense. Therefore, without any other probable cause... could this search... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

In North Carolina, the legality of a vehicle search based on the possession of an open container of alcohol (OCA) where the driver wasn't drinking nor had alcohol in their system can be complex. If the officer charged the driver with a misdemeanor for an OCA, leading to a search of the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Suing for deformation of character, a regional grocery chain

Have been harassed for years with insulting homophobic slander,

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 5, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could repost under Libel & Slander, or reach out to attorneys who practice defamation law. Based on the limited details, some firms may discourage you from pursuing such a matter,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: Why is it so hard to get a lawyer to take a product injury case
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 18, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Without knowing the details of your case, one could only guess in terms of general considerations. One reason might be that attorneys did not see a strong case. Another could be that attorneys recognized the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Drive thru window hot coffee spilled on my hands and lap through out the front driver seat do to the lid not being close
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. If you have medical records, you could gather them and try to arrange a free initial consult with a North Carolina attorney. I hope you're okay. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Does a delay of melanoma diagnosis constitute malpractice?

Some details will be light for privacy’s sake.

I have a history of melanoma.

I pointed out a spot to my dermatologist that ticked a lot of boxes for something suspicious but they diagnosed it as inflammation.

I came back 2-3 months later since it wasn’t healing. The... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 27, 2023

Yes you may have a case.

Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.

Due to the nature of medical malpractice cases, the extent of the injuries may affect...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: Can you sue a company that put alcohol in a cooking spray that was not labeled to have that ingredient in it
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answered on Dec 25, 2023

Yes, it may be possible to sue a company for failing to properly label a cooking spray that contains alcohol. Some key considerations in evaluating a potential lawsuit:

- Product liability laws require companies to adequately warn consumers of any risks or hazardous ingredients in their...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: Someone ordered a SS card in 1996 on my behalf same year opened NCSECU bank acct same spelling now I know who they are!

What can I do about this also this person worked with task force in the county I live in walking into peoples homes stating she was me then the task force went in their home and arresting them! THE SAME GROUP RESPONSIBLE CONTINUOUSLY BREAKS INTO THE RESIDENCE DESTROYING AND STEALING CANT CATCH THEM... View More

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

If you suspect that someone fraudulently ordered a Social Security card in your name in 1996 and opened a bank account using the same spelling, it's crucial to take immediate action to address this identity theft. Start by contacting your local law enforcement agency to report the identity... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If your love one is in prison and they were assaulted is their anything that can be done about it?

Love one was stabbed multiple times in his sleep and the prison staff didn’t notify his family they wasn’t even on their post and allowed another inmate to come out of his area to attack my love one while he was sleeping and again when he woke up to defend himself when the other inmate came... View More

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 15, 2023

The standard of care to hold a prison liable is whether the prison staff’s conduct rose the level of “deliberate indifference” in not taking steps to transfer your loved one to a safer place. Contact local civil rights counsel for more specific advice.

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