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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for California on
Q: Could you please do my opposition to motion summary judgment?

I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle and the defendant’s attorney has sent me motion of summary packets. I need to respond so I need help with that paperwork please.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 25, 2020

You are in the middle of litigation. you need to hire an attorney right now. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: How do I go about fixing my car after a hit and run?

I was involved in a hit and run about a year ago I was able to get the license plate and make a report to the police. I never followed up because I moved states and lost the documents, I’m back in Arizona now and where the damages that were caused during the hit and run are now causing my vehicle... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 25, 2020

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could try that, but issues may arise as to notice - with either carrier. The general premise, regardless of jurisdiction, is that an insurance carrier needs notice within a reasonable time to investigate claims.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I slipped and fell on some water at the casino. An insurance claim has been filed, but I need legal help

I am dealing with several symptoms and injuries. The insurance adjuster is supposed to call me within a day or two. I need to pursue this matter, but don't know how.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Sep 25, 2020

You need an attorney immediately. Time is critical to your claims. Often casinos have videos of incidents that they don't save unless they're provided with a properly worded "preservation letter." Most lay people cannot do this alone. Without video evidence of your fall on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Walmart accused me of shoplifting an it’s not right I need to speak with sumone

I came in the store with a box to take back the man which was the door person saw me an told me go to customer service I did dey didn’t take it due to corona . I went on grab a couple things self check out an went out the same man was der let me came on thru . A female that works der that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 24, 2020

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. This is not a personal injury matter. You need to contact a criminal defense attorney; if you can't afford one, contact the Public Defender's Office. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Should my mother sign a medical release after a slip and fall in a grocery store?

The grocery store did not have a bolt on a metal plate on the floor and my mother fell over it and hurt her knee and potentially her back

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Sep 24, 2020

It depends on who is asking her to sign the release. If it is the store's risk management or legal representative, then I would definitely advise her to talk to a lawyer first. Most attorneys do a free consultation (probably by phone) so she can get her specific questions answered.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Denied short term disability, what should I do?

I was injured at my previous employment a few months ago. I sought medical treatment, but never went to therapy to fully heal. I started a new job and the injury flared up since the new job is more labor intense. New job offered to put me on short term disability while I go to therapy since they... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 24, 2020

If the injury occurred during the course of employment, you could reach out to a workers' comp attorney and discuss the matter with them in greater detail. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: Should I settle for the 1st amount offered for an accident if I don't feel right about it?

I was rear ended as a passenger at a traffic light. I now have major back problems. There were 3 others in the vehicle but it appears I was injured the worse. Since I was not going to the doctor on a regular basis, my attorney wants me to settle for $5K in which I will only receive about $2.5K. My... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 23, 2020

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's difficult for an attorney to advise on a file site unseen, and in particular, one where the claimant is already represented. As a general matter, it doesn't mean a great deal for an offer to be the first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: chapter 11 bankruptcy and disability payments.

I injured myself at the beginning of May and I’ve been off work since then. I have a return date of October 31. I initially filed a workers comp claim but that was denied, appealed, and denied again. So I’m moving on to a disability claim. No one is disputing that I’m injured. The dispute was... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2020

Yes, file a proof of claim for everything g you’re owed.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: Can a MVA claimant come after a separate insurance policy (different carrier/vehicle) for their "loss"?

Was in MVA in Massachusetts. My vehicle in accident had "full coverage" to Mass standards. My name was on another vehicle as a co-borrower with a separate insurance policy (different carrier, different vehicle) and person suing me wants to come after the policy for the OTHER vehicle... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 21, 2020

A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, I believe your understanding of the operation of insurance coverage is correct, particularly since the carriers are different. At this point, you've probably turned the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue my ex spouse for injuries he inflicted upon me while married after I caught him cheating with his co-worker?

He was found not guilty by prosecutor. His Miranda rights were not read to him. I live in TN now, he is still in IN. I moved for my safety.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Sep 21, 2020

It depends on what the injuries were and when the occurred. And if the incident(s) occurred in a state other than Tennessee, you'll need to check that state's law on statutes of limitation.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Severe Injury caused by Door Dashers actions, what options do I have since injury will affect me forever

August 4th 2020, I ordered pizza from Little Caesers, who uses Door Dash for their deliveries. When the food arrived, the delivery person spread my order of 1 lg. pizza, crazy bread, and 2 sodas directly in front of my screen door, preventing me from being able to open the screen more than approx.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 21, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED

CONTACT A LOCAL PI LAWYER IN YOUR COMMUNITY. WRITE OUT A DETAILED SUMMARY OF THE FACTS.

WAS THERE ANOTHER DOOR TO THE HOUSE? IF SO WHY DIDN'T YOU USE IT?

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Does an injury lawsuit close if the accuser dies, not from injury. Or does a settlement go to the next of kin
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 20, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL MATTER in many jurisdictions, the settlement award goes to the estate if the plaintiff dies. Going to next of kin could depend on the existence of a will or other arrangements - that's something a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: how can i change my workmans comp lawyer without cost

I feel my lawyers is not doing enough to help me on my case as result my injuries are not getting better they are getting worse

Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman answered on Sep 20, 2020

You can Ask them if they will waive their fee lien. But if they incurred advanced costs on your behalf they should be reimbursed upon a settlement, but again they can waive it too.

All you can do is ask

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Thousand dollars down to hold a truck and the guy died two days later and never made it back they won’t refund
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2020

Since your post remains open for a while, at this point you could consider checking with an Arizona attorney if this is something the person(s) appointed to handle the estate would handle - but if it was a matter of cash exchanged over a handshake, there might not be any record of it. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Injured in a car accident as a delivery driver while at work. Was told to see WC doc now lawsuit is paying for WC costs?

Was not given option to see WC doc or my own VA doc.

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Sep 18, 2020

Hi, this is Tristan Morrison with Morrison & Hughes Law in Marietta, Georgia. When you have an on-the-job motor vehicle accident, and you get hurt, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. This is true even if you were found to be at fault for the vehicle wreck. If you were... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on
Q: Can my medicaid lien be voided in 180 days also for a personal injury settlement since the 90 day notice?

They sent a 90 day notice in to medicaid but still no response.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 18, 2020

An Arkansas attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you are represented by an attorney, you should pose this question to them. If not, you could reach out to the agency (this can be handled by human resources administration offices or their equivalent namesakes,... 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 »

5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: I was in an accident about a month ago (hit by a car as I crossed the street from sidewalk to sidewalk while biking home

I was in an accident about a month ago (hit by a car as I crossed the street from sidewalk to sidewalk while biking home). I was knocked unconscious for a brief period and woke up to cops around me looking at me with flashlights. I was asked if I wanted to go to the ER in the ambulance and I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 16, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED.

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND MAKE A FREE APPOINTMENT WITH A PI LAWYER WHO CAN GET YOU COMPENSATION IF YOU WERE NOT AT FAULT.

IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEN IF YOU CONTACT ME I WILL GIVE YOU SEVERAL NAMES TO CONSIDER.

HOWEVER, DON'T DISCUSS CASES LIKE THIS ON AN...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: My brother stalks me he's destroyed my life. He uses his position as manager at AAA get info about me. Can i stop him?

The DMV instructed me to surrender the plates on my car and they issued me different plates. The new plates are personalized plates that i didn't order. The message on the plates is a terrorist threat. The plates contain the letters PBK along with the years my daughter's were born. To me... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 16, 2020

much more info needed.

it is not the type of matter I handle.

i would not post info on an open forum like this that anyone can access.

you need to make an appointment with a lawyer in your area of the state....but I suspect lawyers will only take a matter like this on an...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: If I was hit and injured in a car accident having no insurance and a suspended license, what are my options considering?

I left the scene before cops arrived "Which is considered a "hit and run" the person who hit me is at fault and was not injured nor were any of her passengers. I have not filed a report, nor spoke with police about the matter. I am afraid, because I don't have insurance, I will... Read more »

Virgil Royer
Virgil Royer answered on Sep 16, 2020

You pose an interesting, and all too common set of issues. If you are in accident caused by someone's negligence, and do not have auto insurance, then you are entitled to recovery your monetary damages (for example, medical bills, lost wages, property loss). In other words, you cannot recover... Read more »

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