Personal Injury Questions & Answers

Q: If a chemical is being used and the company is not following the manufacturers use guidelines and causes occupational

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Yes. If you develop a health problem as a result of workplace exposure to a toxic agent, you can take legal action against whoever is responsible for your injury and recover the compensation you deserve. Supposing the manufacturer provided the company with adequate guidelines on how to use their product, yet the latter failed to do so, they will be held liable for disregarding the instructions. If you are in this situation, I strongly encourage you to take legal action against the company as...
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Q: can the courts make you clean asbestos from a torn down house as part of your community service

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Since asbestos is a carcinogenic agent which needs to be carefully handled, the answer is no. Removing asbestos can entail tremendous health consequences, as well as serious environmental contamination, if performed incorrectly. Therefore, it is a job which must be left to professionals who have priorly undergone thorough training in this regard and know how to safely deal with hazardous substances. Your community service should definitely not include removing asbestos from old, damaged...
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Q: Do I have a viable lawsuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

This is a very complex situation for which you need to contact a legal expert in cases of toxic exposure. It requires thorough evaluation, which I or another lawyer cannot provide without knowing more information about your case. Depending on a variety of factors, such as the severity of your diagnosis and the causal relationship between the hazardous agent in question and your illness, you may indeed be eligible for recovering financial compensation for secondary exposure to chemicals....
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Q: Hello

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Call the lawyer and ask for a copy of the receipt for filing the summons or Complaint.
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Q: If a palm fron falls on you and you are on private property are the owners responsible?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Property owners must make their property reasonably safe for people who are on the property lawfully. This duty would include ensuring that they maintain trees properly. The extent of this duty would depend partly on the type of property involved. To hold the property owner accountable for the injuries caused by the tree on the property, you need to be able to establish liability.
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Q: What are my rights

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

I am sorry you and your family are going through this. There are not enough details set out to give you a meaningful response. I would make sure the children do not miss school- whether it is an enrollment in N.C or Tenn.

Your boyfriend and you will need to work through visitation, custody and child support issues.

I can't tell whether this would be under Tennessee or North Carolina law.
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Q: If a minor assaults me at my home can I fight back/defend myself? If a friend sees this can they fight/defend me as wel

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

You can defend yourself from someone that you reasonably believe is trying to harm you physically. "Reasonably"

is the key word. More information is needed to see if you have a self-defense claim.
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Q: I was hit by a car while in police custody. Do i have a lawsuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

If you were not driving and another hit you negligently, then yes, you do have a claim against the negligent driver. There is a two year statute of limitations in Kansas, and you amount of recovery will be dependent on the extent of your injuries.
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Q: What forms would be necessary in obtaining written permission from owner to legally enter onto their private property?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Simply put. Your situation is more complicated than this free Legal advise site. You need to consult with an attorney in your area to develope agreements that you can use on a repeated basis to do the photography projects.

Good luck.
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Q: My 8 y/o has been physically assaulted in class many times. Admin is aware and done nothing. Can I take legal action

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

School systems are required to act upon reported acts of bullying. School systems have bullying forms posted on the websites and paper copies are available in the school buildings. This is the best way to document what is happening and to hopefully have administration swiftly take action.

If the school administration does not act on your report, you can escalate the concern to their supervisors at the central office level and to the Maryland State Department of Education....
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Q: My son was walking home from school and was attacked by a pit bull. No significant injuries. Can we still sue?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

The successful pursuit of this case may end up depending on coverage (if any) on behalf of the dog owner. Some homeowner's insurance policies cover dog bites and some do not. Fortunately, your son did not suffer any serious physical injuries thanks to his clothing. Consult with a local attorney to get some recommendations. It may be worth pursuing an insurance claim. I am not sure based on these facts if a lawsuit would be filed by an attorney due to the limited extent of the damages. Good
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Q: Can my ex-girlfriend sue me for not giving her money for the gym membership she offered to pay for?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Contracts and Small Claims for Florida on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

Anybody can sue anybody for anything. But can she prevail? Probably not. a gift is normally not the basis of an enforceable contract.
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Q: Can my employer terminate me for additional leave after my FMLA has expired?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

It is possible that the additional leave that you requested and the request to work from home are reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. If so you may have viable causes of action against your employer. It is essential that you consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible. Experienced employment law attorneys are listed on this website. Unfortunately, the Avvo rules do not permit us to contact you...
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Q: counsel decides not to move forward with the case and doesn't answer 3rd party complaint, what is outcome

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

Not enough facts are posted to understand what is happening here.
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Q: Yesterday I had my leg pinned against the steel by a faulty power jack after telling a supervisor my Jack was faulty

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

Workers comp applies regardless of fault.
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Q: If a male in a public place was coming into your personal space and opening their shirt is that considered harrassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Maybe. It depends on how threatening he was. How close he was. How big he was. What size you are. His age. Your age. Etc., etc., etc. Facts matter. If he was "rowdy" as you say, that suggests misplaced fun, at worst. If he was sexually aggressive, then you had the right to defend yourself.
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Q: Can the State be sued for releasing someone who murdered previously and then murdered again 2 months after release?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

No. The courts and parole board make those decisions and both are immune from suit unless the release was due to negligent error. Then you might be able to sue the state.
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Q: I called the cops on my mom because she took money from me and poked me with a screw driver.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

She could ended up being a convicted felon which is never good. If you want to help her, contact her attorney to speak to him or her and tell you side of things. Whether the charges are dropped will now depend on the prosecutor but you can help her attorney try to get the charges dropped or reduced.
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Q: Just recently I was in a car wreck and taken to the hospital. I called my wife at work and told her what all happened.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Personal Injury and Employment Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

fmla only violated if she puts in the paperwork. This is America--you think it violates a law to not allow an employee time to go to an emergency room? If she left, was fired, she could argue it was not wilful misconduct because she was reacting to an emergency. That's about all the law does for her.
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Q: Hi I was at the stop light and this car rear ended Come to find out guy don’t have license and insurance

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Several issues here. 1) you have a personal injury claim you can pursue against the other driver. For your medical bills if you have health insurance this should cover your bills until you can resolve your claim with the other driver or the insurer for the other driver. You may also have "med pay" coverage under your car insurance that would cover your medical bills until you can resolve matters with the other side.

2) The car rental company will have damages for the rental car....
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