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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: What can I do about my apartment falling apart my shelves in my kitchen fell on me and at first I didn’t think I was

Injured but now I have back pain

Raul G. Delgado II
Raul G. Delgado II answered on May 30, 2020

If you are injured, the first thing you should do is get medical care. A injury to your back can be a very serious condition because of the nature of the spinal cord and the nervous system. Hopefully a doctor tells you that you have nothing to worry about but nonetheless, the first step is always... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Do I file answer with all of my financials or call Morgan and Morgan and let them know I don’t own the car anymore?

Out of nowhere while visiting with family the other day, I was served with a summons for a vehicle crash my ex wife was involved in. Shocking as I moved several states away a couple months ago and was back in town at extended family’s residence visiting for the weekend and BBQ. We are divorced... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 18, 2020

DO NOT CALL MORGAN & MORGAN. There are more than enough scary facts presented here to warrant you looking for and hiring a lawyer right away. It appears that the crash report identifying you as the owner is the main cause for concern; however, people being sued under the theory of vicarious... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: fell off a roof working for a company two years ago And suffered multiple injuries to his Feet legs and back.

The fall off the roof was caused by equipment Failure, The harness he was in broke and didn’t stop him from falling off the roof. Also had to be life flighted to Shands hospital

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 30, 2020

It sounds like you are reaching out on behalf of your friend or relative here. If you want to help this person, there are several pieces of information you could start gathering that would enable Florida attorneys to offer meaningful input and direction. If a workers' comp claim was filed, a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Hello, I have somewhat of an online presence and someone that I used to speak to as a friend has decided to leak my nude

photos from OnlyFans (a protected site that subscriptions are payed for) as well as has leaked my previous home address, phone number, and still constantly harasses me via twitter through multiple accounts.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Apr 27, 2020

You should report to the police.

As far as leaking photos, you should consider filing for copyright registration and sue him for infringement.

You should consult with an attorney quick.

Marcos

www.legalbizglobal.com

5 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I slipped and fell at work. Company provide no non slip mats in kitchen. Are they grossly negligent?

They provide no non slip mats for wet floors that they know always get wet, from ice to drinks to spills. They also don’t have good enough drainage as it’s under a fixture blocked by ice bin. It’s a kitchen. Also my back already has been hurt before so because of them not taking proper care... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 17, 2020

Have you filed a workers compensation claim?

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Probate for Florida on
Q: My mother apparently auto accident claim that has been settled, my father is still alive. They set up probate though?

My mother apparently auto accident claim that has been settled, my father is still alive. They set up probate though? They weren’t able to reach him because number had changed. I have power of attorney over father since dx of Alzheimer’s. What should I know?

Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq. answered on Apr 6, 2020

That’s a complex question. Was there a law suit filed? Is your mom still alive? Do you live in Florida? You need to consult with an experienced probate and a personal injury attorney quickly. Get all the paper work together, police report, insurance information etc.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Is it required by law to inform a family member if the resident of a memory care facility falls?

Came to see mom at 3pm she had a lot of trouble standing and screamed when she took a step. I was told she fell at 10am and told by someone else she fell 2x. I had the facility arrange she go to hospital - she had 2 fractures in pelvis.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 7, 2020

You correctly posted this under the Personal Injury category; it is a personal injury matter. But your question remains open for two weeks. This might be something that attorneys who handle nursing home cases would be more likely to know. There is a section here for Nursing Home Abuse. Although... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was assaulted on jet blue by a passenger. I need a negligent security attorney
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq. answered on Feb 25, 2020

Happy to help you. Please contact our office 305-441-0440. Ana Soto our intake coordinator is waiting for your call.

Spencer Aronfeld

Board Certified Trial Lawyer

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: In VA, A, a resident of FL, struck B, a resident of NY. ($80000 medical expense)

can person B sue to FL circuit court? does FL state court has jurisdiction over this case?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 23, 2020

Yes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: A porch torch burned my friend dress as she walked by it and caught fire is there a case. 3rd degree burns?

Small porch torch bought at Walmart

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Feb 17, 2020

Much more detail would be needed to determine if there is potential liability. Your friend should consult a personal injury attorney in her geographic area. It should be easy to find one offering a free consultation.

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6 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My neighbors dog got out from across the street came across and took a chunk out of my arm. Can I do anything?

They have no insurance

Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman answered on Feb 11, 2020

Yes. The owner is liable as an act of negligence, and if they have homeowners insurance may cover the dog owner for the claim. Not sure of extent of injury. If no medical treatment needed then may not be of much value. Certainly if stitches or more serious injury and medical expenses incurred... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: my case started june 11, 2018, i was dismissed on june 23, 2018 for something i dont really know. i have the disc/

i had an extreme slip and fall at the bflo airport; had every single page of whats needed by SIMON AND SIMON; because i live in florida; they kept me hanging for 11 months and i thought we were ready to finish; my gosh the poking and prodding and testing, mris, physical therapy which made things... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 27, 2020

You are writing from Fla., and therefore being seen by Fla. attorney looking out for Fla. cases. However, since the accident happened in New York, you need a New York firm to handle it. Is that where Simon & Simon is? If not located there, the firm you signed up with would have had to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Auto ins co says accident claim may exceed our limit.We rent- have auto loans - no assets. Other party likely to sue us?
Scott J. Jontiff
Scott J. Jontiff answered on Jan 23, 2020

There are several considerations for the attorneys who represent the injured person(s). Among those considerations, they will determine if the person who was driving the car also owned the car; or, did another person or entity own the car. If the at-fault driver is also the owner, only that... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: Can my civil lawyer sue family members of the person who caused my daughters death? Like tale their assets.

No insurance on either vehicle , multiple people involved (driver of car no license and under the influence driving another person's car no insurance. ) (driver of motorcycle my daughter was a passenger on driving a friends motorcycle no insurance or endorsement for either driver)and owner of... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 9, 2020

Why are you asking this question if you currently have a lawyer? Are you doubting something that your lawyer told you, and if so, why? If a family member of a driver owned the vehicle being negligently driven, that family member could be held liable. If found liable with a money judgment... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: I had a dentist office make my crown wrong, lost the foot print of my mouth and now I bite the inside of my cheek.

Been back numerous times still not right. I believe because of two technicians actions it was done deliberately. Can I sue for discrimination and the fact that I have to live with this malfunctioning mouth?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 8, 2020

You can not, according to what you have indicated, for discrimination. Perhaps you could sue for negligence or, if what you say is correct, intentional tort.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My 6 year old was pulled out of a bathroom by his teacher slamming his head against the wall. Do I have a case?

He was injured but does complain of headaches and I was never notified y teachers. He was allowed to go to the office and get ice but no one ever informed me that this happened

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 7, 2020

One of the experienced Florida injury attorneys here could answer you best, but I wanted to bring something to your attention, as your question is open for nearly a week. As a general matter in many jurisdictions, public schools, municipalities, public transportation carriers, etc. are often... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: In Florida can you have a judge determine before trial if a defendant is in fact liable for my injuries?

Case is filed in Pasco County but my attorney bailed (no resources to continue to trial) Defense says their insured my former HOA is not responsible for a dangerously defective causing my serious personal injuries.

I will give up on claim if a Judge tells me there is no liability on... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 7, 2020

Yes, in Florida, you can have a judge determine before trial that a defendant is liable for your injuries, but only on a plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, which is rarely granted. If it is granted, you would then have a trial on the issue of damages only. If it's not granted, you... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was at a retail chain grabbing a couple items and fell on a wet floor with no sign

Normally I would blame myself as I've never sued anyone in my life, but a few things urked me. The store is always a cluster. Boxes in isles, metal storage carts everywhere, merchandise on ground etc. They appear to keep these metal storage Carts outside and it recently rained. The storage... Read more »

Gregg M. Hollander
Gregg M. Hollander answered on Dec 30, 2019

You may very well have a case. However, Florida law is not always favorable to victims of a slip and fall incident. In Florida, if a person slips and falls in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment knew or should have known of the dangerous... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was sent an affidavit for a car accident that was already decided the other party’s fault. What’s happens If signed?

I had a car accident which both insurance companies put 100% fault in the other party but the dude is still trying to sue over a fake injury he got. His lawyer sent my insurance company an affidavit and they tell me I can either sign it or choose not to. Would signing it be the same as me saying... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Dec 19, 2019

Your inquiry is impossible to respond to without knowing the affidavit statement(s) that you are being requested to agree with.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My 11 years is punch on the head and grab by the neck a 14 years old teenager. Can we sue them.

The teenager family just moved in to the neighborhood 2 months renting the house. My son walking home from the bus stop. This 14 years teenager grab him on the neck and punch him. My son is only 11 years. Is there any possible we can sue them.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Dec 17, 2019

Yes you can, but whether it would be worthwhile for an attorney to take your case is another issue that depends on various factors. If your son needed no medical treatment, most or all attorneys will not be interested. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area.

Also, if there is...
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