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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Is it too late to involve an attorney for a fall/injury my wife had @ Fla outdoor mall in May 2019?

Just wondering if it’s too old she’s getting no cooperation with mgmt company anymore.

Daniel Marc Berman
Daniel Marc Berman answered on Aug 4, 2020

No. It is not to late. You have 4 years from the incident date, though the quicker you retain an attorney, the better.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: I was laid off from may job, and asked to continue working until 9/4/20 with a two paid period severance

During that time I had a auto accident and was hospitalized with injuries and surgeries, work comp is now involved and I don’t know my legal rights because being laid off prior.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 30, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A good starting point would be to try to arrange free initial consults with a personal injury attorney - and if the accident occurred in the course of employment, a workers' comp attorney. Move quickly, so... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: How do you fight concurrent causation in personal injury

urrently being sued for damages from a car accident. However, the plaintiff was involved in a separate accident two days later. Most of her diagnoses came after the second accident

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jul 29, 2020

First, you should turn this over to your auto insurance company. They handle defense of the cases and pay any settlement or judgment.

Second, if you don't have insurance, you should hire an insurance defense attorney (likely by the hour) to help you defend the case. This likely...
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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Are there any laws that make it illegal to have an AC unit in the attic?

A person injured trying to stop a leak.... they climbed into the attic on multiple occasions over the years to store items and knew not to step on the drywall. The person was injured coming down the ladder when the ceiling caved in and was told by a healthcare worker that had a friend that... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 20, 2020

The issue of whether there is liability for the injuries described and the issue of whether it was legal for the A/C unit to be installed in the attic are two separate issues, though if it was illegal, it could be one factor (amongst others) in the negligence analysis. Your local government... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Implanon was inserted to deep and cannot be removed without a surgeon is there a chance an attorney would take on?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 17, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could depend on the extent of damages resulting from the insertion. I hope it did not cause serious damage, but that's something a medical professional would be needed to substantiate. You could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Business Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Florida on
Q: Taxi cab hit us, no insurance. Opening multiple LLC' to avoid prosecution? How is this legal?

They have no assets to go after as he is an LLC. How do I have little recourse against them as my attorney states a grim outcome?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 16, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Your attorney has as a point. This situation arises with commercial operators that are undercapitalized and underinsured (or worse, uninsured, as is the case with this vehicle). Your attorney has probably already... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was hit by an 18wheeler
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 14, 2020

So?

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: I have spent 4 years trying to get HR to help me. They didn't trust or believe me. It took 9 people quit
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 11, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. If this involved an injury (you included Personal Injury in your categories), it isn't clear from the brief description what type of injury it was. If there was an injury that arose in the course of employment, a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I need help! I have been made very ill by contamination from working in two separate buildings.

I lost my memory, developed heart issues, due to sinus contamination. No sense of smell now. The second time the same issues, but I lost my balance, and now my left hand last two fingers are numb all the time. Every morning I spend time clearing my sinuses so I can breath. They knew the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 27, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You mention working in buildings. A starting point in learning about your rights here could be to contact a workers' compensation attorney. Many offer free initial consults. If you have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Do I just have to live with it? I worked in two buildings that had mold contamination. I got very sick, what do I do?

I lost memory, my sense of smell, my balance, and now my last two fingers are numb all the time. Heart issues, breathing issues, and so very scared of catching the COVID.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 23, 2020

You must consult an attorney handling workers compensation cases ASAP!! Injuries and illnesses caused at an employee's worksite generally must be remedied in workers compensation cases, with the employer's workers comp insurance kicking in. In some situations, there might also be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: Can my assets be brought into a previous lawsuit if we get married?

My fiancee was involved in a car accident while he was on his parents policy. One person did not settle and is now sueing. Can my assets be brought into the lawsuit once we get married in November 2020?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 19, 2020

A party's assets are not an issue in such a lawsuit unless and until a money judgment is entered against the party, and then it's an issue only if there is no or too little insurance coverage to protect the party - for example, if a judgment for $50K is entered against the defendant, who... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was sexual assault by father when I was younger than twelve. Seeking guidance on civil litigation for restitution

Seeking restitution in cash and real estate holdings

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 6, 2020

So sorry to hear that. I agree with my colleague Mr. Ferro. You posted you inquiry for Fla. attorneys, yet you are writing from Georgia. You should consult an attorney is the State where your father is located. The main issues to examine are (A) proof of the sexual assault (anything beyond your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: if protesters are blocking a road or highway

do i have all legal rights to drive "slow" through them AFTER giving them ample warnings and time to move. Now lets say i do drive and these people turn violent. do i just "floor" it and plow through them? Central Fl.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 4, 2020

Go around. If, hypothetically, the "turn violent", what you might do would depend on the circumstances. But the best advice would be for you to avoid the situation.

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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

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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 »

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