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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: Am I liable or is the host liable for the damages?

I attended a Christmas party hosted by someone and during the party, I stood on the pool table for a few seconds. The owner of the house the host had his event at has a picture of me on the table and is trying to charge for damages to the table. The party was hosted by someone else. It was his... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 12, 2020

Whether or not the owner will find the host liable, with the incriminating photo, either might choose to pursue damages from you. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: Am I liable for a damage to the bathtub floor that broke when I was taking a shower
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 6, 2019

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, you should not be held liable, unless you did something out of the ordinary to break the floor. From the sound of it, it appears to be a structural failure that would under most any circumstances... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Employment Law and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: I was denied a job for taking CBD for my lupus. It was not labeled as having any THC. It did, and I failed my drug test.

Can I do anything about the employer or seller?

Ken Shigley
Ken Shigley answered on Sep 26, 2019

There are not enough facts here.

Re: the seller or manufacturer, determine whether they included warnings about the product potentially causing one to fail a drug test designed to detect marijuana, etc. If so, it's probably on you.

Re: the employer, this is a developing area of law...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: If the DA decides to take the Case of my Late Mom's and me; would I still need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

My Mom suffered through year's of multiples Doctor's induced illnesses/injuries that resulted in her Death. She was systematically medically murdered. Motive Medical Exploitation for False Claims Act and Retaliations, and Doctors covering for doctors against my Elderly Mother, Minnie L Webster. Her... Read more »

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Oct 25, 2018

You need a personal injury attorney to represent your mother's estate to sue the medical provider.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: I got my girlfriend a car she promise to pay the carnote but refuse to pay now I told her to return the vehicle and she

refuse to return the vehicle back to me

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 25, 2018

Whose name is the title in? The Registration in? You have got yourself in an awkward situation --best outcome is that you get to sue her for the payments. You need to notify her that she is responsible for maintaining the car, making the payments, and if she doesn't you may make the payments but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: My policy is in Md I was hit in Ga.Their insurance couldnt find a policy.I have UM but dont have a police report

I took pictures and got there information myself. So the police werent called. When I filed the claim they couldn't find an active policy. My insurance is asking for the police report saying it may be required. But if they presented insurance at the time of the accident I wouldn't have known the... Read more »

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

You are required to file a report within 30-60 days under most policies. If it's not over that file one. Second, ask DMV to have the guy's license & tags suspended. If he has a policy that should do it. Last but not least contact a member of the Md. Assn for Justice-they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: What do I need to know about choosing the best law firm to sign up with for a class action suit?

I currently have a St. Jude defibrillator that is part of their recall for faulty batteries (my 2nd faulty St Jude). There are multiple law firms organizing class action suits. Are they all the same or are there important things that I need to know before choosing one to represent me?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 2, 2018

You need to see what they have handled so far. Some have a solid reputation for product liability work and some are just hangers on, hoping to scoop up clients who they'll then have someone else take care of. Are the attorneys members of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn and the American Association for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: A friend of a friend enters my home without permisson while im away and damages walls. Hes not wanting to pay for it.

He has admitted to my friend that hes done it. There were 3 other people with him at the time. Were all underage drinking there. Ive spoke with his mother and she is being absolutely no help. What can I do. My mother is the home owner and doesnt know yet. Not wanting to tell her really. Im over the... Read more »

Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Jan 30, 2018

Contact the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: Rainbow vacuums has done me and my husband wrong.

We signed some papers to do the program and had until 6 month then payment to would start in December. We received 2 bills and thought we got them disputed, but then received another bill. We never received our copy of contracts or paperwork. I feel like we got a raw deal. Is there anything legal... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 8, 2017

Block any payment; check your credit cards to make sure they didn't bill it.

Return any item they sent.

Send them a notice of cancellation, certified return receipt. Keep a copy of what you send.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Agricultural Law and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I am starting a mobile bbq business. Can I prepare food at my home in a separate room set up for food preparation .

According to local health dept regulations paulding county ga

William Head
William Head answered on Aug 21, 2017

So long as the kitchen is approved by the State. All regs should be available. Find out this cost, and requirements. Important.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: I was sold a used car in GA that did not have an emissions test done. What are my rights?

I tried to get the emissions done myself however, The vehicle didn't pass. The dealer agreed to take the car to get the repairs needed to pass emissions... But now he wants me to sign a "Post Sale Repair Disclosure" before he'll return my car to me. Is this normal? Should I sign this? Can he keep... Read more »

William Head
William Head answered on Jul 30, 2017

This is a warranty or contracts question. Absent representations of the seller of something warranted, you have nothing. Buyer beware.

Not all counties in GA require emissions. Most counties don't.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: My little girls shoulder pops out of place for any reason.

Trying to find out if I should be concern with fact that my 13yr old little girl's shoulder pops out of place from almost any thing from just rolling over,she takes a lot of steroids for her allergys.We have taken her to childrens hospital and they say something about growing pains,I found out... Read more »

David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Jul 20, 2017

Medical malpractice cases are quite complex. I recommend that you get your daughter assessed by an orthopedic specialists. If there are issues related to growth and maturity, you may see if an evaluation by and endocrinologist is in order. For an attorney to take on a medical malpractice cases,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue walmart for my eye injury due to them not having safety seal on product which caused trip to ER

The product is bleach caled True Value. The top came of when it hit the floor and the liquid shot upward into my eye. I ended up at the ER lastnight for chemical burn and had to miss work today and buy meds. It had a safety top but no safety seal over the spout. I personally feel that this could... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 3, 2017

Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can a lawyer go to another law firm without telling they client

In the middle of your case,then the lawfirm they left become your lawyer without you knowing

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 3, 2017

They should notify you, but if the old firm is competent, then I would go with it--it's sometimes tough finding a new lawyer in the middle of a case.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Can you sue a vehicle manufacturer if you hit the back of a vehicle that had a gas tank recall on it?

Can you sue a vehicle manufacturer if you hit the back of a vehicle that had a gas tank recall on it? Which resulted in a death and you were unaware of the defect at the time you plead guilty and are now serving time in prison and then a civil suit took place where the family sued the company and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 1, 2017

You can't. But talk to your attorney to see if that jury verdict can be used to lighten your sentence or otherwise.

Do not respond to this, and don't discuss more on social media.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: I'm wondering about the possibility of a lawsuit against a prison doctor or a implant company for defective hardware.

The implant had to be removed and I was told by one of the physicians that there were a couple screws loose on the device. I also became infected with staphylococcus and this was a direct result of the treatment rendered.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 15, 2017

Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical carelessness cases and medical products.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Medical Malpractice and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: What if the lawyer had it done ( with Prjudice in late 2015,but had you thing the case was on going.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 15, 2017

I believe you may in that case have a potential case against the attorney.But unlikely they wouldn't tell you unless you had not responded to their letters.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: What if your lawyer dismiss your case with Prjudice with out you knowing

it was done in a big case with many other people involed,it happen in 2015 with 3 of my cases and again just last month

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 15, 2017

Depends on your agreement with him which would spell out what they may and may not do. I would set up an appointment to meet with him in person and review it.

Q: What happens if you are not notified of your case being dismissed
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 15, 2017

You can file a motion ot reopen,which should be done as soon as you find out. Check and see the addresses they used.If you moved, didn't tell people, on you.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: Could I file s law suit on a prescription drug company for my son being born with a birth defect?

Reword the question I had a typo it won't let me edit it!

Can I file a law suit on a prescription drug company ? From a medication that caused a birth defect?

It happened in 2007 , I was young& 17 I had a kidney infection the dr says he and prescribed me antibiotics! I later Then... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2017

Certainly worth investigating. Call me and I'll see if I can get the name of someone who handles those specific types of cases in Georgia.

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