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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: What can i do about my dog being put to sleep without my consent?

I ask my family members in Kissimmee, Florida to see if they can watch over my dog while i completed my tour in Korea. I gave them my dog September 2018 and is being over 1 yr. Apparently my dog was playing with their little yorkie and my dog she is american bulldog. So while fighting over a toy... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Nov 25, 2019

Regarding the issue of pressing a criminal charge (such as destruction of personal property), that is a question for the local law enforcement authorities. Regarding the issue of seeking money damages from the shelter and/or from family member(s), you do have potential claims there, though... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Can a 19 year old female spend the night at her 16 almost 17 year old boyfriends house with his parents permission

I’m a 19 year old female dating a 16 year old male who will be 17 this month, which is November. We started dating before I turned 18 so we have been together almost 2 years. I’m wondering if I’m allowed to spend the night at his house legally with his parents permission? Because his parent... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 7, 2019

Spending the night at his house is one thing; having sex with him is quite another. The former is ok; the latter may be a problem. But there is a close-in-age exception which probably applies anyway: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_the_United_States#Florida

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My brother had a gunsafe fall on him at sams club. Can he sue? He works there in florida

He's in hospital with 2 broken vertebrae, Broken foot and face bone.

Daniel Marc Berman
Daniel Marc Berman answered on Oct 30, 2019

He may have a case against Sam's Club. More facts would be needed.

Have him call our office for a free consultation. 954 764-6099

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was recently attacked by 2-3 people causing black eye, bruises, scrapes, bruises rib, n a cracked windshield. It start

Last Tuesday @April house 2 visit when her 13 year old son punched me in the arm. My fiance hit his arm back. April approached my fiance asking y he did that n 2 tell her next time. 2 days later at April', her son walked up 2 me n I tapped his stomach saying "that's 4 other night n my arm". April... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 26, 2019

A civil case against the people who attacked you? Perhaps.

From what you have indicated (Using a cell phone perhaps; It is very hard to read?), it appears you have a valid defense to any criminal charges. You don't indicate that you assaulted anyone, including the 13 year-old boy, however...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I need straight up attorney on mold issues.

I need legal help now.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 25, 2019

You're going to have to conduct searches, either through this site or on your own. It's a narrower field than typical personal injury cases; in addition to general personal injury attorneys (many of whom do not handle such cases), you could look into toxic tort attorneys. They deal with exposure to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: doctor in Orlando florida I was refered to by my doctor in NYC his office refusse to give me appointment to see him

they claim because I have medicare and medicaid attached to it the cant see me I tried to explain to them they dont need to bill medicaid that medicare covers 100 present of my medical since I'm on a special needs plan they would not hear it then insisted I needed a Florida insurance I called... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2019

They won't accept your insurance. They won't accept cash. You might be better off asking your doctor for a different referral. You could delve further into the insurance coverage, reviewing the guidelines and determining your rights. It's a personal decision in how determined you wish to be in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: Can you recommend how to start a moving business in Fl, the first steps to be legal ? I I plan on moving seniors to AL

I have a current llc and can do this as a dba

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2019

You might be better off reposting in the Business Formation & Business Law categories. Personal injury is for accident-injury cases and Products Liability is for people who have been injured by dangerous/defective products. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: If my girlfriend and I are both on the lease and in an eviction lawsuit and she moved out completely, what can I do

My girlfriend and I split up and she moved out of the condo we rent, in the middle of an eviction lawsuit with our landlord. They are trying to evict us because I found mold inside while doing repair work like painting and patching holes and i have MULTIPLE health issues due to mold exposure and I... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 18, 2019

This wonderful free legal advice forum was not created for--nor intended to be--a place where people who have already hired lawyers to represent them can ask questions about their case that should be directed to their lawyers.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: hi.my name is Fernando and I have aquestion about statue of limitions.In 2017 I was at a restaurant/bar down stairs .out

out side having a appetizer and a beer when a 35 lbs fan fell on the side on my head knoking me and my friend to the ground.i felt dizzie but not to bad.we left the next day I went to thehospital with a massive head ache.they did tests and said they didn't find anything.time went by and now I get... Read more »

Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq. answered on Sep 14, 2019

Not sure where this happened. If it happened in Florida you’re still within the four year statute of limitations.

Happy to discuss with you in more detail: 305-441-0440.

Thank you for your question.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: I don’t know if I have anything here. But thought I would ask. Better to ask then always wonder and wish I'd of asked.

My child was diagnosed with pneumonia 9/9/19. The prescription of Azithromycin was filled at a CVS pharmacy. I gave her a dose Monday and Tuesday. When I went to give her a dose today I noticed the expiration date was 5/19. I had been giving my 6 year old child an expired drug for 2 days. How... Read more »

Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq. answered on Sep 11, 2019

Horrible. I don’t know where you are but if you’re in Florida you can report them to the Department of Health.

If you child had become ill because of the expired drug you might have a case against CVS.

Thank you for your question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: The accident happened in California is April of last year I received a Settlement in March out of that I had to pay back

The accident happened in California is April of last year I received a Settlement in March out of that I had to pay back all the people with the bills but my biggest question is Progessive wants me to pay back what they paid to the doctors. So I wanted to know if I had to pay that back is the... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 11, 2019

Normally, an auto insurance company won't make a demand that has no legal basis, but what you're saying makes no sense if you were not the at-fault party and Progressive is your own insurance company. You should make an appointment with an attorney in your area to show the written demand, your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Do i have to give my social security number to an insurance company for them to pay a claim ?

i didnt bill medicare,im paying dr for two visits out of claim money,i had a injury at a store

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 3, 2019

Insurance companies in all jurisdictions generally request social security numbers as part of their normal claims practice. There are boxes that require it on their standard no-fault applications and other paperwork. No one can force someone to disclose their SSN, and you could check with a Florida... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Can you the county in which you live for not maintaining the ditches on front of your home

My fur baby escaped when we were gone we looked for him for days. We did not know he was at the bottom. It was so over grown you couldn't see in it. Until it rained so hard it brought him up from the bottom. I found him floating like trash down the ditch. I'm having a hard time with that image

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

No.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I let a person pet sit . They wont return my dog a police wont help me. What now

She got evicted played games bout her location. O found her police wont help. Hes no pure breed . And I have 4 yrs of pics along with papers stateing he is my emotional support dog. But police couldn't find her. 2 months have passed I've located her police still wont help me

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 19, 2019

If you have the location of the dog, advise the police; you may need to file a report with the police...

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Is electronic harassment a federal crime in Florida? I am asking for myself I am currently a victim of this harassment

These perpetrators can spy on my whereabouts 24/7 and have the capabilities of viewing my thoughts on a computer I have no other earthly idea how they do this though.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 16, 2019

What makes you think they are doing this?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Is a Dr negligent when gives a med not supposed to be taken with a Rx currently taking, causing harm?

Didn't find out about warning til next day, pk'd up Rx. Given pill at hospital initially, had terrible reaction. Has been several months, continue to have intermittent blurry vision, getting worse and more often, not better as had hoped. All meds were brought with me and documented at ED.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Aug 5, 2019

It is possible that the doctor would be deemed negligent in this circumstance. Schedule a consultation with an attorney ASAP; you are running out of time to make a claim!

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Can Congress be sued for not holding CDC accountable, writing guidelines, not in their wheelhouse, harming millions?

FDA is in charge of drugs and regulations. Congress stated that CDC had no authority to issue guidelines for pain mgmt, especially how it did so, cherry picked bias members none whom never treated pain patients, had financial conflicts! Congress stated CDC be held accountable, consequences never... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 5, 2019

No

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Can my daughter's father hire a lawyer for an accident our minor daughter was in w/o my consent?

They were rear ended by a commercial semi and signed for my daughter to be represented by an attorney. She was slightly injured. He will not give me any information and obviously as her mother this is something I should be involved in. How does this work in FL and What options do I have? Her... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 1, 2019

If your child is a minor, then the court will appoint a guardian ad litem to approve any settlement that is reached for the minor and advise the Judge if said amount is in the child's best interests. If the judge approves the settlement, said monies are placed into a trust for the child (usually a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: I had 2 dogs that I rescued kept them at a my mothers house for over 2yrs I rescued them 7-8 yrs ago I lived with my fa

family member called animal control had dogs removed without notifying me... they are gone. im54 don't have kids I live in arcadia florida went to sheriffs office they said I cannot press charges against them I have over 3,000 dollars invested in them shots ,food and the time I spent with them..... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 14, 2019

Animal control, in most jurisdictions, won't pick up pets unless they've been abused or neglected, not simply because someone calls and says, "I don't want my pets anymore." Don't know if that's the case here, but your first step is to contact animal control to ask the reason for the pick-up and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I was in a drug rehab my medical information was released by a technician to make front of me in front of other clients

happened 18 months ago

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 2, 2019

You didn't ask a question, but you apparently want to know what you can legally do about the fact that this happened to you. Also, when you say "to make front of me...", I assume you mean, "make fun of me..."

The U.S. Office of Civil Rights handles this type of complaint (for violation...
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