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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I'm being sued for supposedly hitting a vehicle door when backing out. What do I do?

No police report filed. No damage to my car. Gentleman claims I injured him by striking his door and it hitting his back. Now he has pain and suffering and lost wages.

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answered on May 17, 2024

If you have insurance, notify them today of the wreck and claim. If no insurance, expect to lose your TNDL, and hire an attorney to represent you. When served, you might also file a Notice of Exempt Property if you are not rich, which should curtail the plaintiff's enthusiasm. An Answer... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My Landlord/ roommate has tried to make me her caretaker, my kindness has been high jacked and she slanders and threaten

When we moved in she was independent and her own POA. She had to go to hospital and returned in a wheelchair. She had refused to go to a facility. I helped her get home care because I felt for her but suddenly she began demanding more and if I refused she slander me, adult services came out and... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: If I was hit by a tractor trailer or a Toyota car are the laws still the same? Under the Arkansas law
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answered on Mar 28, 2024

Under Arkansas law, if you're involved in an accident, whether it's with a tractor-trailer or a Toyota car, the basic principles regarding fault, liability, and the pursuit of damages are generally consistent. The crucial elements to consider include determining who was at fault for the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: What is a reasonable demand amount for my injuries ?

Whiplash

Straightening of cervical lordosis

Two disc buldges, c4 and c5

Spinal canal stenosis

Fluid on shoulder

Panic disorder, PTSD from wreck

Future surgery/treatment cost , roughly $100,000.00. Current medical bills $13,000.00.

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Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 13, 2024

That is a typical response from an insurance company. You need a skilled and experienced attorney.

The value is impossible to determine from these facts alone. Assuming strong liability and other positive factors, the insurance company is not even in the ballpark.

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I had a heart attack the doctor tried going in through my wrist now it's numb does it qualify malpractice?
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 7, 2024

It might be.

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 the viability...
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Q: My brother was in a accident in 1997 that left him a quadriplegic, my mother has taken care of him since then and the

Insurance company pays her 1044.00 a month. It has never increased she has gotten to old to continue and I will be taking over what are my legal rights for more pay

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answered on Mar 1, 2024

Taking over the care of a family member who is a quadriplegic is a significant responsibility. The financial aspect, including the payment from the insurance company, is crucial for ensuring that your brother receives the care he needs. If the monthly payment of $1,044 has not increased since 1997,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I have concerns about my partner being swatted by his now ex wife. False claims of violence lead to felony charges.

Wilson county police and swat responses to a woman who claimed she was punched in the face and had a chair smashed into her face. When police arrived there were no injuries. The swat team was used to apprehend the person the woman claimed inflicted the injuries when the individual asked if the... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

It's deeply concerning to hear about your partner's situation, especially with the severity of the accusations and the involvement of SWAT based on false claims. False accusations, particularly those leading to a wrongful conviction, are serious matters that can have long-lasting impacts... View More

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Q: I was involved in a hit and run vehicle accident. Do I have a case?

I have driver's information. A police report was filed. And their were witnesses.

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Jan 24, 2024

Yes. you have the ability to bring an action against the driver of the other vehicle.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue my doctor and insurance company? I am a 71 year old woman when I turned 65 my OBGYN.that I didn't need to get

more pap smears, because all my paps have been normal. I started have retention problems with bladder. Went to ER to have a cather put in. They were not able to insert the Cather. Did a CT scan found a mass on my cervix. I have a 6 centimeter mass on my cervix. I have cervix cancer. There is no... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 7, 2024

I'm sorry for your ordeal. In terms of your question about what you can do, one option is to reach out to Tennessee law firms to discuss in further detail. That could answer your first question. A law firm that felt you had the basis for a case could retrieve your patient records and review... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Tennessee on
Q: Do I need to fill out an Financial Affidavit for an accident. Is it better to fill it out or not?

My daughter was in an accident. The car and insurance was in my name at the time of the accident. The amount of the claim is $19,500 for hospital bills. My insurance covers up to $25,000 and that is what they are asking for. I do not have any assets or extra income for them to come after. I just... View More

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Jan 4, 2024

You likely have a lawyer provided by your insurer if you are at this point. the lawyer should be able to advise you as to your best next step- to provide the affidavit or not- and what to include/ disclose. If you want to get a second opinion - you would probably need to show the affidavit to a... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: If a witness' at trial testifies on the stand and tells lies,everything he said in the preliminary hearing will confirm!

Then he cant be held as a credible witness??!! All testimonies sworn under oath are recorded right?

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answered on Dec 17, 2023

Any hearing in court should be either audio recorded and/or recorded by a court reporter. You could request a transcript of the hearing which could be used to impeach the witness at a later date. Impeaching is the fancy term for calling someone a liar in court by showing the inconsistency in their... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Can a cop demand to see your id(my DL is rev)bc I ran out of gas and walking?arrest you for being rev?and search my car?

I was nowhere near the vehicle! Hours later a mile and a half up the road

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answered on Dec 18, 2023

You could file a Motion To Suppress Evidence, but if LEO had any plausible reason to think you were driving, it will be denied.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue a plasma donation center for a severe bruise due to them putting needle in wrong
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 12, 2023

While such a case is possible, there are two hurdles that may be difficult to overcome.

First, you must prove they did something wrong. Bruised can happen without (and with) malpractice.

Second, your harm must be sufficient to warrant a lawsuit and what you describe may not be.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Person ODs in my truck and I had nothing to do with where the drugs come from am I in criminal trouble because they were

In my truck? I heard that I was responsible for what happens in my truck because I am the owner and should know who I let in it. I took them to the ER.for help

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

You can be charged with several Felonies. Apparently you have not been charged yet, but if passenger dies, expect to be arrested.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: Calling people and telling lies in order to stop or ruin all my personal & business relationships. What can i do?

They have hacked my phone and have access to my contacts. They call my gas stations, bank, everybody. Even my friends from school. It's a crazy amount of funds and effort spent on a nobody like me. What course of action should be taken

Stanislav Kshevitskii
Stanislav Kshevitskii
answered on Nov 24, 2023

It is not clear from your question whether you know the names of individuals who have committed and continue to commit these actions. At the same time, you indicated that they make phone calls, respectively, it is possible to identify these persons by their phone numbers. Having determined the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Why did authorities not contact my daughter emergency contact when she was arrested then found dead?

I would also like to know why they didn't have her evaluated when she asked to be evaluated? Why is she dead now? I can't get answers from anyone.. she was 22 years old she called for help that she was in danger and scared. They found her on the barge on the 21 of October please help me... View More

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answered on Nov 1, 2023

You are going to have to hire an attorney and an investigator in TN. Sorry but no other response is appropriate. Start here on Justia.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Antitrust for Tennessee on
Q: What if I think my attorney made false payouts for a scene recreation and some other things what should I do?

Also I only received payment from one of the two people the owed in my injury settlement

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 9, 2023

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If they have receipts or invoices, those could help clarify expenses and the breakdown of disbursements in the file. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: Tenant rights when Air quality report confirms that AQ is poor in leases townhome. Landlord pulled lease renewal

Lease is ending 10/31/23. renewal pulled.I have been quite sick since September and discovered on 9/17 an attic and HVAC that is leaking water into a plastic tote for last 2 years that I have leased. The water damage showing in guest bathroom had me call in a neighbor to see what he could find and... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 8, 2023

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I could only speak for the injury-based component of your matter. You could try to arrange a free initial consult with an injury firm. Gather any medical documentation related to your symptoms. However, these are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can an officer testify that he was on the phone w/ someone who OBVIOUSLY was lying & I get convicted? Isn't that hearsay

A woman said that we were reloading suggesting that we were shooting at her and telling the officer on the phone this and he found out that it wasn't true. 10 officers held guns to our heads but had to let us go. Would this not be hearsay? The officer said that the woman was insistent that she... View More

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answered on Sep 29, 2023

You have to cross examine the LEO when he testifies against you. Does not sound like heresay for all of those facts, but probably some of it is. Without an arrest I doubt enough damages exist for a civil rights suit. Some other lawyer might want to sue, but I would not.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Tennessee on
Q: TN code violations for corporation using deceptive acts of promising refunds in writing without ever paying???

Multiple promises in writing, asked Corp multiple times for transcripts, recordings & notes for all interactions with representatives that I supposedly had access to as customer, I have large amount of those interactions & asking to compare in order to solve who is at fault to no avail...... View More

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answered on Sep 25, 2023

That sounds like a potential breach of contract action on each refund. Possible class action. But it sounds like you have no evidence. Consult with an attorney. But be advised it may not be a TN jurisdictional matter.

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