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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Can i sue the plasma donation center?

So, I am not new to donating by any means. I used to allllllll the time in HS. I go to BioLife to donate for the first since I graduated. Well, the nurse had to keep coming back and messing with the machine(about 3 times) then a different nurse comes to me and says "let me monkey around with... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2020

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. But based on the brief description, it isn't clear if the damages are of a fleeting nature or something of significant impact that would be of a lasting duration. If the impact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Can I runaway at 18 and not get caught?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 17, 2020

Since your question remains open for four weeks, you may want to reach out to Indiana attorneys to be certain of any applicable state laws. But as a general matter in most places, 18 years of age is an adult. It's no one's business, but regardless of the law, being on your own at that age... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: If a car runs a stop sign causing a speeding moped to hit the car who is at fault? Can a video give probable for a charg

Can a police officer be at fault for giving a speeding charge and not a disregarding a stop sign? What if that same officer has been harassing the one charged?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 27, 2020

Your question is not stated clearly enough to give you a definitive answer. If you are saying that a moped was proceeding straight, through an intersection for which it had the right-of-way and the car entered the intersection from the other road, failing to stop at the stop sign, the vehicle that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Can I sue for discrimination if someone is harassing me calling me names cause of my disabilities and taking my money

The girl is calling me retarded and blacked mailed me into giving her money and then steal money from my bank account and keep telling me I’m retarded and that I should kill myself

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 2, 2020

You need to call the police, it is very likely she is committing several crimes.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: last night eating a Wendy's chocolate Frosty. When I choked on a large piece of plastic that was in frosty
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 25, 2020

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Based on the description, it would be a challenging case. You need to demonstrate significant damages, generally substantiated by medical evidence. If you choked on the plastic briefly, and then expelled it, it would... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: If my 2 year old dog bit someone that grabbed her by the collar to stop her running off, am I liable?

My daughter opened the front door when her friend came over and our dog almost ran out the house. The adult who was dropping off my daughter's friend grabbed the dog's collar to stop her getting out and apparently the dog bit her. The woman left and did not say she was bitten until almost... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jul 25, 2020

I can only answer your question with certainty based on Utah law, but in most states yes, you are strictly liable for the actions of your dog. Strict liability means that regardless of fault by you, or any knowledge that your pet might bite someone, by simply owning a pet you are responsible for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for Indiana on
Q: My family dr wellness checkup asthma checkup nurse steps out he ask me disrobe sticks speculum inside me then his two

Fingers. He knew two years prior planned parenthood did paps since 13 yr. also I check at age 40 paps are done 3-5 yrs he knew I had one yr before so he intentionally sexual misconduct. I reported it to nurse on other side building 4 days later also MHS case manager and dr that had me report to... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on Jun 27, 2020

A sexual assault which should be reported to the local police or Sheriff office. Send certified letter with all the details of they won’t take your statement. Get therapy through Victims Assistance if you can not afford it.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Education Law for Indiana on
Q: I spent 5th grade with my mouth literally taped shut using 2” masking tape.

With I’m sure toxic glue as it was the 90’s, while the teacher encouraged the class to mock and make fun of me. I want to sue Demotte Elementary School, which is Kankakee Valley School Corp., I’m dead serious and will find representation somewhere. Most of those classmates are still residing... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 26, 2020

It would be best for an Indiana attorney to advise, but you await a response for four weeks. You ask about what type of lawyer? A personal injury lawyer, preferably one with insight into the education system. But you are looking at a very formidable challenge in terms of the timeline here. I'm... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Can speed bumps be installed on a rural county road to slow traffic down if pulling out from a driveway?

What other options are available if speed bumps are illegal?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jun 1, 2020

YOU CANNOT install ANY type of traffic regulation on ANY public road. Contact INDOT for more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Legal Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: This company failed to put warnings on packaging. Can I and should I sue the company. How do I sue the company?

I decided to get a face mask while i was at the store. I put the mask on and it started burning and stinging. Apparently I'm allergic to it since my whole face is blotchy, red, and swollen for over 2 hours now. The product has no allergic reaction warnings. The product also does not inform... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on May 10, 2020

It’s not inherently unsafe if you had an idiosyncratic reaction; however, report it to the CA BBB and Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you end up having serious disfiguring scars it might be worth talking for their to a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Where do I report a healthcare practitioner? I have been extremely unwell... Little has been done to help the situation

Over the last few years I have become very unwell. I was a normally functioning person but became unwell and am still unwell. When I go to a medical provider, nothing is done to actually acknowledge what's wrong. Many times they say something similarily equal to "nah". My... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 7, 2020

Complaints are filed with the Attorney General at https://indianaattorneygeneral.secure.force.com/ConsumerComplaintForm

On your facts, you may simply wish to seek a second opinion from another doctor as you do not describe any conduct that suggests the doctor is causing harm to you or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: if i wanted to file a lawsuit against a medical provider for refusing service to me. How can I?

I went to this provider and stated that I had pain in a particular area of my body. He roughly and unexpectedly tapped the area with his instrument causing immediate pain to me and I reacted by coming up out of my seated position, to the Dr.'s alarm. I immediately and angrily said to him... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 23, 2020

You have to start by filing a complaint with the Commissioner of Insurance. Go to the website to get the particulars.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: indiana subrogation lien from WC, 3rd party fault ( car accident) what is included in the lien? pay & medical?

I am writing a demand letter & want to ask for a lower lien amount

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Apr 5, 2020

if you were trying to handle this on your own, you are in trouble. these two, entirely separate and distinct actions: 1.) you have a Worker's Compensation which is a Board member of the Indiana Workers' Compensation Board; and 2.) you have a traditional lawsuit in the Circuit Court for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Q: What is it considered when someone tries to kiss or touch my baby without my consent because they adore babies?

People try to kiss and handle my daughter all the time in public because they love babies and think she’s adorable I ask them to back away and they get really mad with me. If they try to come back anyways I sometimes have to shove them away. What’s the legal standing on people attempting to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 18, 2020

You'd have to check with an Indiana attorney on this, as to how the kiss or touch could be defined under state penal codes or civil laws. But your post remains open for four weeks. By textbook definition, one could argue that the conduct amounts to battery, but in terms of viability, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Indiana on
Q: When should a torte case be on Justia after papers sent?
Timothy Rowe
Timothy Rowe answered on Feb 15, 2020

It is always a good idea to seek legal counsel immediately after an injury or accident to see what your legal rights and options are. It does not have to wait until litigation is initiated. Most consultations are free so it does not hurt to talk to an an attorney experienced in personal injury. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Tax Law for Indiana on
Q: Is there a way to waive the 10% fee for early withdrawal of a 401k due to personal injury resulting in job loss?

My husband was involved in a rear end collision that caused damage to his spine. He will soon lose his physically demanding job due to his injury. We need to withdraw from his 401k - would this situation exempt us from paying the 10% penalty for early withdrawal? Thank you!

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 5, 2020

A tax attorney or officer at your bank should be able to advise you on the tax aspects of such a withdrawal. But the more important question here is why you and your husband are contemplating the withdrawal. If your husband is represented by an attorney in this accident, it's possible that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: the person was in the wrong and I went to the hospital with injuries I went for 12 weeks of therapy

I had my hand operated on lost 30% I have a spine problem also

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2020

There wasn't a question here, but your post remains open for two weeks. If you're wondering what your rights are or how to pursue them in a legal action (you already realize the other party is at fault), you could contact an Indiana attorney to discuss your matter. If you already have an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: How do I go about pressing charges for a battery case with bodily injury the police arent persuing.

Have medical bills in collection now because of it as well as damaged property. I am being discriminated against by the local police and they are trying to give me the run around.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 30, 2019

You can contact the prosecutors office to see if they will do a citizen intake to discuss the case with you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: My teen was sexually assaulted, the person was been caught and charged.

Is there any lawyer that would take my case on this matter, I want these people to pay for what happened to my daughter.My teen was sexually assaulted, the person was been caught and charged. I want to sue if possible him, the person who took the video and posted it online, also the home owner.

Jonathan Armiger
Jonathan Armiger answered on Nov 5, 2019

Thank you for posting your question. I am very sorry to hear about what happened to your daughter. To answer your question, yes, I think you would be able to find a lawyer to assist you, and certainly, at the least, to advise you on possible legal remedies, one of which may be an action under... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Lawyer is quiting in middle of lawsuit. Stated his reasons which I think are just try to cover for a violation of confid

I have to go to deposition in December. Confidentiality. By giving opposing lawyer acsses to my medical records.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 8, 2019

Based on the limited facts here, I don't suspect that there was a violation of confidentiality here. You posted this under Personal Injury. If you are the plaintiff in a personal injury case, your lawyer would provide your medical records to opposing counsel as a normal course of action.... Read more »

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