Personal Injury Questions & Answers

Q: My roommate has multiple personality disorder and she was taken from the parking lot at casino arizona to scottsdale

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Kai Michael Henderson's answer
This may be a HIPPA issue. A person who is involuntarily committed has privacy protections which means that individuals without Release of Information paperwork may not be able to access the records. Her husband may be better able to obtain certain directory information. HHS.gov explains that "the HIPAA Privacy Rule at 45 CFR 164.510(b) specifically permits covered entities to share information that is directly relevant to the involvement of a spouse, family members, friends, or other...
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Q: Can I sue a ski resort for an injury I got while skiing there?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
This depends on the particular circumstances of the incident. I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first speaking with you on the particular details of your matter.
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Q: I was brutally beaten by. 3 Stater Bro's employees as they Were kicking me out. Of the store, with FALSE accusation

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
William John Light's answer
If you are injured, an attorney may want to take a look at this. If it is only your pride, it's not worth it.
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Q: Yes I need advice on what to do. I have a Workman's comp. Case on going. But I think my lawyers are not doing right.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Talk to your lawyer again about this issue, and ask him to explain why he is not concerned. If not satisfied, take copies of everything you have, and visit with another comp attorney.
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Q: I am currently homeless and someone impersonated a fake person with a fake charity claiming they are going’s to help me.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
William John Light's answer
Call the police. Impersonating a charity may be a crime, although the person may actually have been trying to help you. You don't have a lawsuit. You have not been injured or harmed.
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Q: I'm allergic to bees and I got stung while at a friend's house. Can I sue to recover my medical bills?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Oregon on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
I doubt the bee has insurance or you would be able to track the bee down to sue.

Otherwise, you would have to show it was someone's fault you were stung, such as they threw the beehive at you.
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Q: What happens if a biker is hit by a car, but the car drives off? Is there any potential legal remedy?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
David Alan Wolf's answer
If the driver / owner of the vehicle can be identified, there can be a case against the driver / owner. If the driver / owner cannot be identified, there may be an Uninsured Motorist insurance claim if this coverage was purchased by the injury victim or a resident family member. There may also be a fund established in the State of Wisconsin for victims of a crime.
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Q: Was driving a company car and got in an accident - will the other driver sue me or my company?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Idaho on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Kurt Holzer's answer
Not all collisions end in a lawsuit. I am assuming that you were the person who made the mistake and caused the collision. If that is true the injured person has the right to bring the claim against you, or if you were "within the course and scope" of your employment, your employer. Many time a claim is made against both. The important question is what insurance is applicable to the car at the time you were driving it. The best thing for you to do is simply report the incident to your...
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Q: What can I do about a parent complaint at age 35. My parents cited PTSD from the Virginia Tech massacre?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Timothy Belt's answer
I am unclear from your question, is your condition related to an incident that happened at work?
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Q: Advised I needed probono personal injury lawyer for severe emotional abuse, how do I find

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
D. Patrick McCullough's answer
You should consult with another attorney who is experienced in Personal Injury cases and he/she could then give you the correct advice as to how to proceed. Most, if not all, attorneys in these type of cases will consult with you free of charge.
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Q: I filed suit for a friend, I'm a jailhouse paralegal, I found a flaw, his wrongful confinement claim is solid, Reply?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for New York on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Aubrey Claudius Galloway's answer
I'm happy to consult you and/or your friend free of charge; my cell phone # is 914-912-1555.

What legal argument (technicality/"flaw") are you referencing in the above opinions? Also, note said opinions are not binding caselaw, but rather persuasive precident/caselaw.

The authority on this is the criminal procedure law of the State of New York. In terms of cases interpreting the same, look for NY Court of Appeals opinions.

Hope this helps,

Feel free to...
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Q: I was bit by a dog when i walked inside a dollar tree store. It wasn't a service animal even. Is dollar tree liable?

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info is needed

do they allow dogs in there all the time?

did you get the name of the dog owner and insurance?

did anything provoke the dog?

call police/animal control?

how long ago?

see doc right away?

damage?

call with questions : dale gribow 760 837 7500
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Q: Is it possible to file a second claim on an injury?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Christopher M. Davis' answer
In some circumstances it may be possible to pursue a secondary claim for a personal injury. An example of this might be if the first third-party claim was settled for the full policy limits but that the damages exceeded the policy limit amount. You should consult with an attorney about the specific facts of your case to get a better understanding of your legal rights and options.

Q: My kid broke her leg in London -- is it possible to sue the responsible party in the US?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Christopher M. Davis' answer
While ultimately there are a number of different factors that can impact this issue, jurisdiction for a personal injury matter is typically determined by the location of the incident which caused a person's injury. It is unlikely that you would be able to pursue a lawsuit in the U.S. for this injury.
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Q: Can a monetary tort claim be amended even if I've filed my lawsuit already and I discovered new evidence to ask for more

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Robert D. Kreisman's answer
In most jurisdictions a complaint may be amended anytime up through judgment as long the amendment conforms to the proofs. In your situation depending on your state's procedural law, I think it would be routine to amend your complaint to raise the ad damnum (or the claim for damages) that are in keeping with what you believe to be your damages for your injuries. In my county where I principally practice, a complaint for damages other than in contract would be alleged to be an amount in excess...
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Q: A guy runs a red light and T-Bone you. Can you sue his insurance company and do a personal suit against him?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Titus Thomas Nichols' answer
You will want to consult with a Personal Injury attorney who is familiar with these types of cases. Although the driver is clearly at fault, his insurance company will not want to pay you a fair compensation.
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Q: My moving company hired two felons who threatened to burn down my house/kill me. Do I have a case for negligent hiring?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Drew Ball's answer
From the limited facts you provided it does not sound like any personal injury was actually suffered? Did they cause you injury? Have you seen a doctor or psychologist as the result of the threats? If you did not sustain an injury it would be difficult to say "you have a case" and even more difficult for any lawyer to justify taking your case on a contingency basis without some measurable injury. I am sorry you had to go through that, and negative reviews are surely justified but a lawsuit...
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Q: I'm of an advocate of an Oklahoma family who have had their children legally kidnapped please any advice welcome

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
What do you mean by "legally kidnapped?"
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Q: Slipped and fell out of a bumper boat onto a dock. Had an mri done. I have a torn meniscus, a torn acl, a broken tibula.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe, at least with the injuries you have, if you do have a case it may be sizeable. A lawyer would need to know what caused you to fall, was it your fault or some type of negligence of the boat owner. Also important is where did you fall, did it happen in NJ or in another jurisdiction. I suggest you speak with a good personal injury lawyer to see exactly what your best options are.
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Q: Slipped and fell out of a bumper boat onto a dock. Had an mri done. I have a torn meniscus, a torn acl, a broken tibula.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Marc S. Berman's answer
I’m so sorry to hear about your accident and injuries. You may have a valid case. You should immediately consult an experienced New Jersey attorney who accepts personal injury cases. You can easily find one of us on Justia.com. Most lawyers offer a free consultation. You have to take proper legal action in time to preserve your rights. Some cases have deadlines as short as 90 days. Good luck.
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