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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hit by a van

A van hit me while I was riding a bike and did not stop at all. AfterWards a lady pulled up in her car, showed me a photo of the van and said “this Is the person who hit u and handed me a paper with the license plate number. I’m not in horrible pain but definitely noticeable pain . What... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 23, 2020

Call the police. If you are hurt, go to the doctor. An attorney can't help you if you aren't hurt.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Oregon on
Q: I was living in a house in authority of Jackson county apartment complex with a VAWA voucher And I am also fully disable

I had my home broken into repeatedly in my car stolen from the parking lot and now they’ve served me with addiction notice because I’m a victim again how is that fair ? I did file online a formal complaint with the housing and urban development and they called me to see if it’s their... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 23, 2020

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but you await a response for three weeks. Do you mean an EVICTION notice? Read it more carefully. If that's the case, repost this under Landlord-Tenant law and hopefully an experienced L-T attorney could offer meaningful guidance. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Hello, I fell out of an Otis elevator when the door opened and it was approx. 5-8 inches above the lobby floor.

I reported the injury to my supervisor at work. WC claim was filed. I will be having surgery to my low back on 12/01/2020 due to the fall. No attorney wants to handle my personal injury claim because, I am told Otis is hard to deal with and they will try every trick in the book not to pay a claim.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 23, 2020

there have to be lawyers that specialize in elevator cases..........

call me and I will try to find one for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Wisconsin on
Q: my dog ran in front of a biker and he hit her. I am now being sued, and it says she ran into him, knocking him over

The biker ran into my dog and kind of crumpled up against his handle bars and slowly almost sat on the ground. The letter from his attorney states he fractured his clavicle, but he and his wife were concerned after he fell because his doctor had just given him the ok to ride a bike again after... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Nov 23, 2020

You need to speak to a local attorney since you don’t have an insurance carrier to fight for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: My dog was left at dog resort the resort lost him and he was hit by car. The insurance is offering half bills?

The pet resort lost my dog and as a result my dog was hit by a car. This required an ER visit and surgery in order to save his life. The medical visits are not done yet but will probably be about 9000. The pet resorts insurance is only offering me 5500, leaving me to pay the rest of the medical... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Nov 23, 2020

You will likely need to speak to a local animal attorney to write what’s called a demand letter to ask the boarding facility to reimburse you for all the bills. You will need to gather all your bills and have them sent to the insurance company for them to reimburse you for everything. They are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: Should mattress company be responsible for pulling out a fairly new mattress from my home if it is releasing fiberglass?

Purchased California King mattress from Nectar late summer. Felt sharp pricking on my body as early as 1st week sleeping in this mattress. Thought it was bed bugs, but no signs of bed bug bites on my body. Recently, followed instructions on the company's website on how to clean pee off their... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Nov 23, 2020

There could be some lawsuits regarding your situation. Sit down with a personal injury lawyer to see what options you might have. And good job documenting everything.

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: My grandma lives in an elderly care facility and she falls at least twice a year. Can we sue for negligence?

Her most recent fall was yesterday. She's had other falls that she's need stitches for as well.

John Mesirow
John Mesirow answered on Nov 23, 2020

You would have to provide a lot more information for a personal injury lawyer to be able to make even a preliminary determination. The hard truth is that elderly people fall frequently, without anyone being negligent. There are lawyers who handle a lot of nursing home negligence cases (I'm not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for South Carolina on
Q: Can a person with a restricted licence drive a car while a license driver in passager seat?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 22, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter in ANY jurisdiction, it could depend on the restriction. Nationwide, Departments of Motor Vehicles enforce different classes of restrictions, covering things such as hearing aids, shoulder... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Due to my personal health and covid19,I filed my own Personal Injury Claimant Proof of Claim Form re: Purdue Pharma.

Health concerns stabilized and upon review of Claim, I was exploring if I can submit an update to my original claim which could increase the compensation.

Gregory Scott Greenberg
Gregory Scott Greenberg answered on Nov 22, 2020

When it comes to any personal injury claim, I highly advise you use an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Municipal Law for Montana on
Q: If I was on a pedestrian and bicycle path and the car driver had a yield sign where I was badly injured is it my fault ?

I was on a bicycle and pedestrian path many people use every day! I was still on the path and it had a crosswalk on the path. The driver of the car had a pedestrian yield sign and didn’t yield hitting me and causing severe injuries. Police came with ambulance and fire trucks and I was rushed to... Read more »

Gregory Scott Greenberg
Gregory Scott Greenberg answered on Nov 22, 2020

It does not sound like you are at fault here. However, I strongly advise you get an attorney licensed in the state of Montana as soon as possible to assist you further with this issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: what do i do if i was assaulted and i didnt get photographic evidence but i do have a witness?

a gentleman grabbed my arm and dug his nails into my wrist. i am a security officer at an uptown high rise building

Gregory Scott Greenberg
Gregory Scott Greenberg answered on Nov 22, 2020

Have the witness write out a sworn statement and have it notarized.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue drug manufacturer?

I developed a severe gambling addiction while taking Mirapex long-term. It stopped after I quit taking the drug. This has placed me on the brink of bankruptcy. Is this a valid basis for suing the manufacturer? Do the existence of prior class action lawsuits to which I was not a party prevent me... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 21, 2020

A Michigan attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter, It seems like it would be a difficult case to establish. It could depend on what the warning label for Mirapex includes, but the drug is generally used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Incorrect/Delayed diagnosis resulted in extra expenses/delayed treatment/prolonged recovery; would this be malpractice?
Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Nov 21, 2020

Maybe. You haven’t really provided enough information here for any real analysis.

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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: My 2018 Mattress, I never removed cover noticed it is now leaking glass. Daughter complains of itching, what can I do??

I bought the Modway Caroline mattress on Amazon 2018, my daughter slept on it for 1 year. Then went to sleeping on my bed. She does complain of itchy back, on and off. I am pregnant and having my third child thus purchasing them a new bunk bed+crib. After reading all these reviews about fiberglass.... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Nov 21, 2020

you should sit down with a personal injury lawyer who can look into what your options are... especially with your daughter have bronchitis. good luck to you and your family.

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Going Thur a identity theif I don't know how to do it. But I honestly believe it is at home thing and four years of
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 20, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. When you say you are going through identity theft, it isn't fully clear whether you were the victim... or whether you are being accused of committing identity theft by authorities. If you were a victim and had your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Q: I don't believe my lawyer is being honest with me, after the lawsuit with the insurance company is over can I get a

Different lawyer to sue the esate? My son died in a car accident.

Jason Allen
Jason Allen answered on Nov 20, 2020

It may be possible. However, laws vary by state and much more information is needed to determine what options you can take.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: I want to install a wheelchair lift in my home in place of the stairs. Is this allowable or do I still need stairs?

I am going to purchase the lift from a dealer. Have it professionally installed and enclose it. This will be for a 2 story residential dwelling. I will get it inspected. The question really is do I still have a stair requirement?

What are the laws for selling aftward

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 20, 2020

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. If you are unable to consult with an attorney on this, a Georgia architect could possibly offer guidance about where to research building codes, fire safety codes, or other applicable statutory authority. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it your fault falling on ice while talking on a cell phone
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Nov 19, 2020

If you fell and hurt yourself, I am sorry to hear that! There really isn't a hard and fast rule I can point to for an an answer to your question. Every slip and fall case will turn on the particular facts of the case. A lot of slip and fall cases will have some measure of comparative... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Kansas on
Q: Rental car>Bad Tags>Pulled over>Charged with FIP>Car Impounded>Jailed

Rented a car and was pulled over due to bad tags. Children's mother forgot firearm. Now being charged with felon in possession. I thought my car was supposed to have valid tags. Now facing multiple felonies.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 19, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks and time is of the essence in your actions. Reach out to a Kansas City criminal defense attorney, or if qualifying based on need, you could look into whether you are eligible for a public defender. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I had a my index knuckle replaced in 2015. It failed in 2019...broke. How many others have failed...his patent???

Doctor has patents on replacement joints. I have 2. Index failed in 4 yesrs...in retirement.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 17, 2020

A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal involving the joint failure. To make a meaningful assessment, an attorney would probably need to review your records with a medical professional - and possibly a biomedical engineer.... Read more »

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