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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Q: I was attacked by a security guard at a hospital while on a 72 hour hold for Suicide. The attack was unprovoked.

The Little Rock police department is investigating for felony charges. The whole incident was on video. I’m wanting to sue them but I have never had to search for a lawyer before much less understanding all the areas of practice.

Patrick R. Lee
Patrick R. Lee answered on Sep 6, 2019

You should consult an attorney with experience in intentional torts. If this security guard truly did attack you unprovoked, and the whole incident is on video, you could have a strong case against both the security guard and the hospital for any injuries you sustained in the attack.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Identity Theft and Legal Malpractice for Arkansas on
Q: How do I accept a lawyer who has refused to return my call?

An out of state attorney who is female and unwilling to represent me. To expand on this misunderstood sentence, she tries to communicate with me in an akward sense, she is being charged. This is due to her not communicating with me only. It is impossibly horrible to expect 'good standing' in front... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 1, 2019

It might be easier to simply start looking for a new attorney in your state. It's anyone's guess as to why they aren't returning calls. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arkansas on
Q: I got a lung disease while employed at a dusty factory. Now disabled for life I’m 27. Can I sue Company for this?

I’m 27 now been in and out hospital for last year, seeking answers on what was wrong with me. Was very healthy until this all started. Worked there for 4 years in extremely dusty chemical factory (alumina dust). Company takes no blame but I don’t see how they can possibly not. I’m... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

You want to contact an attorney who is a member of the Arkansas Assn for Justice/Trial Lawyers Association who handles workers comp & occupational disease claims. You should apply for Social Security Disability. If denied appeal. If the time has run file a second application.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: In the Supreme Court decision, Wright vs. UNION NATIONAL BANK.

Very little was given back, they stole Hi Daniel's oil and Gas Co. After this decision, million hidden in overseas accounts, nothing returned to June Grubbs. I just found the money existed, that it was millions, about the Gas Co. Law firm is closed. In last sentence, was chancelOrs decision that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2019

This appears to be a matter of considerable complexity that would be difficult for an attorney to respond to in a basic Q & A forum. As a starting point, you could contact an Arkansas attorney to arrange a consultation. It was categorized under Personal Injury, but seems closer to being something... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Arkansas on
Q: My brother was killed and they found the other driver at fault. The driver had no DL or insur - can they go to jail

What can our family do legally? The person said they didn't see him on his loud Harley, yet hit him on the passenger front side while making a left turn. This was in Arkansas where he lived with his wife and son.

Paul Gerard Pfeifer
Paul Gerard Pfeifer answered on Jul 3, 2019

I would recommend you contact an Arkansas injury lawyer to discuss whether anything can be done in a civil claim. Regarding whether there is criminal liability for what occurred, I would need more information and also direct you to the prosecuting attorney in the County where the wreck occurred.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: My daughter was mauled by 2 pit bulls while walking. The owner is not the home owner where they came from whose fault?
Paul Gerard Pfeifer
Paul Gerard Pfeifer answered on Jun 2, 2019

I am sorry to hear about what occurred. You need to discuss this situation with an Arkansas dog bite lawyer. Liability for what occurred may depend on certain facts that need to be known. I hope she is recovering well.

Paul Pfeifer, Attorney at Law

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: how do I get my doctor bills and pain and suffering from someone who broke into my house and attacked me
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2019

People that do that type of thing tend to be poor or not have assets. Short answer is you can sue him,but that won't get you anything but a piece of paper. You want to get with the DA's victim assistance coordinator, and ask that restitution be part of any sentence. As far as the doctor bills, if... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Can I sue the landlord for a tenants dog biting me

I Was Bitten at the end of September the owner of the dog knew the dog was vicious it's not the first time this dog has been somebody I'm like the fifth person is bitten can I sue the landlord for pain and suffering since the tenant has no insurance and it happened on the landlords property

Michael Bersani
Michael Bersani answered on Dec 21, 2018

In NY, the answer is yes. If the LL knew of the viciousness of the dog and failed to protect the tenants, depending on the precise facts, it is possible to hold the LL liable.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arkansas on
Q: I was hurt on an accident at work involving a bobcat workman's comp picked up I am still injured now that I am to head

Back to work they are giving the guy who injured me my position and tring to put me somewhere else I feel like it's a form of retaliation on my part

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 18, 2018

Depending on what happened you may have a claim against the Bobcat manufacturer. As to the work issue speak with your attorney that handled your comp claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: can a person get away with attempted murder? I live in a small town in arkansas, where i walk around from to time. I

was beaten almost to death airlifted to med in memphis with bleading on brain. I pressed charges against him, but nothing is being done about it, they are saying I provoked him, but i didnt I had no kind of weapon on me, it was turned over to a deputy proscecuting attorney. he said he is declining... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 10, 2018

If a prosecutor doesn't want to prosecute unfortunately it only emboldens the assaulter. Best thought is to consider relocating if you can get work elsewhere. As far as dealing with some of the fallout, suggest you google

psychology today therapist EMDR ______________ (insert the name of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: my 16 year old daughter got assaulted by a grown woman in walmart parkig lot cops said theres nothig they can do

is there anything i can do

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Apr 3, 2018

You can pay an attorney to sue her.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Is there a statute of limitation on finalizing an auto accident suit? Treatments ended after 6 months.

I retained a lawyer right away. I received treatments for whiplash and PTSD for 6 months. It has been almost 2 years since the accident that the other party's insurance agreed their client was at fault. I have done a lot of the footwork in gathering up the bills, etc. The young secretary/ assistant... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

First, set up an appointment for a face to face with him. Part of the problem may be that you finished treatment, the insurance is playing a waiting game--they figure it's a "closed end" case--you recovered, it's 6 months, they can see if he'll fold. Meet with him now. Find out his plans. Certainly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: My mom fell At Walmart in now they're saying that they don't have to compensate her for falling on their property

My mom Fell at Walmart and now they're trying to say they don't have to compensate her for falling on their property in that they can fight to not have to pay her is this true or not?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 15, 2018

They will fight and if her case has merit they will eventually pay. They hope if they act like hemorrhoids everyone will go away.She should contact a member of the Ark. Assn for Justice for the county where it happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Did the Arkansas statute of limitations for filing a civil suit for sexual abuse start "ticking" again for my wife?

My wife & I married 1 year ago. Just very recently, with the help of an excellent psychotherapist, did she come to understand the devastating impact the abuse by her stepfather has had on her life. Until I insisted she get some help, she had repressed everything and convinced herself that the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

More likely criminal action. Best bet is for her to consult a member of the Ark.Assn for Justice who handles assault cases and see what they say--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: If Car A is using the max allowed distance for a center turn lane, and Car B noses into the lane much closer to an inte

ection, and Car A collides into a part of or back of Car B,

1) Is Car A within right to be overtaking Car B as it is part of a left turn maneuver

2) Besides poor speed differential judgement, which party is at fault for causing the collision (Keep note: Car A is coasting/ braking... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

Very difficult to tell from a verbal--you did a good job but tough to tell. You need to consult a member of the Ark Assn for Justice--they give free consults.Generally, the person who rear ends another is at fault or at least starts out by having to show the other company why they aren't at fault.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: If a 17 year old consents to fight with a 21 year old and the 21 year old causes physical harm is it a battery charge.

The 17 year old was drunk and also had a set of Brass knuckles on his hand.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 12, 2017

Depends on who hit whom when. The 21 year old should consult a criminal defense attorney, not discuss this on any social media including public websites.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: My mom went to Wal-mart and as she was leaving she slipped on oil in the Wal-mart parking lot. Can my mom sue Wal-mart?

My mom had just recently had hip surgery last month and when she went to the Springdale Wal-mart as she was leaving to the car she slipped on oil in the parking lot. She is currently at the hospital due to the injury. My brother says he took photos of the oil in the parking lot my mom slipped on... Read more »

David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Jul 23, 2017

Wal-Mart has a duty to provide a reasonable and safe environment for visitors. While Wal-Mart is not liable every time that an injury takes place, it could be held liable when it knew or should have known about a danger and failed to post a warning sign and / or clean it up in a timely manner.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Arkansas on
Q: Can a doctor be sued for personal injury, if it's well past the window for malpractice?

I had bypass in my groin that was done 3/01. Then I needed the replacement redone as it had worked for the expected time it was supposed to. 7/07 is when I went in because I had a blood clot in lower right leg. Dr. Did not replace it then , they did what they call a AFRO, basically it wasn't no... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 30, 2017

No--the injury is from the malpractice, and the malpractice statute governs. Sorry! Suggest you contact a member of the Arkansas Assn for Justice--they give free consults. At least that way you know you asked around, and it is what it is, and however bad or wrong it was at this point you must give... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for Arkansas on
Q: If a judge sexually harrasses you and does it to every women he comes in contact with who do you contact about it
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 29, 2017

The board of judicial conduct in your state. If there's a good investigative reporter might want to let them know.

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