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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: my car worked on and when I got the car back I had cut my finger from a razor blade that was left in my seat.

Is there anything legal I can do

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 11, 2022

You must be able to prove that the repair shop was responsible for placing the razor blade on your seat. That may not be easy unless you can demonstrate that you were charged for some procedure in the interior of your car that would have required or may have required use of a razor blade. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: My neighbor planted Oelander on an easement close to street where lots of neighborhood children and elderly walk, in IN

It is poisonous to the touch. Can I make them remove it?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 5, 2022

All parts of the plant are highly poisonous. If you are positive of the plant's identity, your neighbor must be a moron. Nobody would want to assume the liability for causing serious illness or death to humans and pets, irrespective of their age. If it is their property, they have a right... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Can you drive car without driver side mirror I only l have passengers mirror can you get pull over for I?

Indianapolis

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 8, 2022

Can you drive? Yes, but it's not legal and you could get pulled over for it. Just be careful and perhaps go get a driver's side mirror.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Indiana on
Q: Workplace mental health issue

I have a question: I was working at a local small government entity as a director. The outgoing director and I formed a strong friendship that ended with a emotionally charged discussion between us before they left. In the course of this discussion, the person said, “I hope you don’t hang... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on May 24, 2022

At the time of the comment, you are both acting in your official capacity so Worker's Compensation would be your sole remedy. That said, Indiana's Worker's Compensation law does not recognize psychological injury so I honestly do not see any viable cause of action. I would urge you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Environmental for Indiana on
Q: How do I stop voice 2 skull
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on May 24, 2022

This is NOT a legal question but a technical one. You need to identify the mechanism of transmission before any legal remedy is possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: I was assulted and injuried by my manager at work what can i do.
Jason Reese
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Jason Reese
answered on May 23, 2022

You should consult an employment attorney right away regarding your rights under Indiana law. You may have claims against your employer and/or a worker's compensation claim for the injuries you sustained.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Mistakenly mismarked my exhibits in a motion for waiver of objections i filed can i amend this motion to correct?

I'm representing myself in a personal injury lawsuit. I filed a motion to waive objections that defendant provided to me in their answers to my Request for a 3rd set of Interrogatories and request for Production. I discovered that i had mistakenly mismarked my exhibits and i need to fix this... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on May 6, 2022

There is a very old saying that the individual who represents themselves has a fool for a client. I don't mean to be flippant but you are going out of your way to prove the adage. You need to hire a legal professional for the same reason that you do not drill your own teeth or paint your own... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Can I stay after eviction n also appeal I didn't n couldn't make court this landlord throwing me out
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 30, 2022

I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks on such an urgent matter. This is something that an Indiana landlord-tenant attorney would have insight into. The question was overlooked under Personal Injury and other categories. If you haven't done so already, you could reach out to a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: I am trying to find out if there was some type of violation that occurred involving a personal injury statement.

The father of my children, who lives in KY, was in a car accident and received an 80K settlement. He has owed back child support for about 10 years and from everything I read child support should have intercepted the settlement. So, something got out of order. I know that this was settled outside... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 30, 2022

If the claim was settled before a lawsuit was filed, child support would've had no way of knowing about the claim. The attorney who handled the claim would have had no way of knowing that a child support lien existed unless his client told him or the attorney was notified by child support.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: Can you still sue for losses if they changed power of attorney over if it happened before they changed power of attorney

In other words can you pursue their assets if it happened before they changed power of attorney over

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 17, 2022

You posted this under landlord-tenant law but you are asking about a power of attorney. You need to provide more details before anyone can provide a meaningful response. Questions that you should address when you repost this include:

Are you the tenant or the landlord?

How are you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: My 17 yr old was in an accident, Can the parent be sued if the policy is not enough to cover medical bills?

My 17 yr old was involved in a car accident, she was found at fault for failing to yield on a left turn, the other driver was speeding and had no seat belt on and was severely injured. My policy limits will probably not cover the cost of his bodily injury. What happens in a case like this? Can I be... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 15, 2022

Technically, yes. Practically, no. Remember this and increase your coverage in case you or a loved one is injured by an uninsured driver or someone with minimum coverage.

The injured party absolutely can sue you and your child. Here's the problem. Your insurance company is willing...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: Does the dog owner still have to pay the full vet bill from a dog attack if you made a Fundraiser for emergency help?

My dog was attacked we emptied our bank account to pay the bill because the owner of the other dogs couldn't pay upfront. I got a fundraiser to help us in our time of need. Now she feels she doesn't have to cover the full amount. Is she still entitled to pay the full amount?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 5, 2022

To be "entitled" is to have the right. She has the "right" to pay but NOT the obligation. The fundraiser collected money for the dog's vet bills. That money MUST be used to pay the vet. She is obligated to pay ONLY the shortfall between what you raised and what you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Q: I just got a notice from the plaintiff for a deposition. A hearing for a motion to dismiss is scheduled. Do I go anyway

It is a civil tort case. The plaintiff served me by publication and I have yet to see his original complaint, yet still just got sent a notice for deposition. The plaintiff even included costs of deposition. Do I have to go? There’s a hearing for a motion to dismiss scheduled and the courts... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 1, 2022

If you are the defendant and you filed a Motion to dismiss, you must be represented by counsel. ASK YOUR ATTORNEY. In general, refusal to obey a subpoena places you in contempt of the court that issued the subpoena. Failure to obey the subpoena can result in multiple penalties which may include... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: I need a format for a claim of pain and surrering and misuse of federal guidlines and l8tigations
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Feb 23, 2022

If you are planning to sue in Federal District Court and you are looking for a " Form," it doesn't work like that. Moreover, the Court will NOT be charitable enough to wade through more than a sentence that is as badly written as your question. I am not criticizing so much as... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: Is it malpractice if my specialist has not ordered a refill of a medication that is very dangerous to stop cold turkey?

I take pregablin for fibromyalgia. I called for my rheumatologist to send a refill to my pharmacy on Friday, called again Monday & they called back stating he couldn't get it to go through his computer. They offered to 'try again tomorrow'. I called today & the phone nurse... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 20, 2022

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. Your best option to determine the merits of a potential case would be to reach out to med mal law firms. However, despite the anguish you experienced, if the damages you sustained were... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Indiana on
Q: I just need an attorney on this car accident that hit the back of a semi and I was the passenger in the car is still wit
Timothy Rowe
Timothy Rowe
answered on Feb 5, 2022

Were you injured in the accident? It is important you seek immediate medical treatment for all injuries in the crash. Even though you were a passenger, you can seek reasonable compensation which includes lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical bills, and the nature and... Read more »

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Q: What is criteria to file a malpractice claim in the state of Indiana?

The doctor misdiagnosed my injury, delayed my treatment, and altered my restriction paperwork with my knowledge. Which I believe all of these act to be intentional base on audio recordings of our conversation ( the doctors contradictions on treatment) this was all due to my former employer who... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 28, 2022

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you have a meaningful consult with an Indiana attorney based on state-specific elements of law, the criteria for med mal claims are fairly standard throughout the nation in the most general sense. The criteria... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Had accident in dump truck I own 4 months after divorce filed is X entitled to any money I receive because of accident
John Paul Young
John Paul Young
answered on Jan 24, 2022

This answer is based on Indiana Law.

If you are asking whether your ex spouse is entitled to any money for the damage to the dump truck, that depends. If her name is on the title then yes the spouse would be entitled to funds commensurate with the spouse's ownership interest in the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: can I get power of attorney after signing settlement agreement without fully understanding it?
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jan 15, 2022

Please re-post your question in a more coherent fashion. What you ask is not what you mean. I cannot divine what you were thinking or I would simply answer your question. You NEVER have a right to get someone's power of attorney.

If you are asking whether you can void a settlement...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: My bank received a subpoena for an account I am on with my son. My name was listed on the subpoena as well as his.

He is the one they are investigating. Were my rights violated? Were my sons? We were not given a copy of the subpoena and only know because I work here. And everyone knows!

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jan 10, 2022

How can your rights be violated by a Subpoena? The Subpoena was NOT issued to you, but rather to your bank so your bank received the subpoena and apparently responded to it as they must.

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