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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: i fell in a grocery store should i open a liability claim

i fell because there was water on the floor i hurt my knee and hip it happened oct 2nd it still hurts

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2019

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise you in the best manner, but your question remains open for a week. You're the one who must decide whether you choose to open a claim. Whether your claim has strong merit is something you could better determine by consulting with an injury attorney in... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: I got injured on the job 30ft fall. I’m on workman’s Comp. Is there a case for not supplying safety equipment.

Broke foot, pelvis, arm, L4&5, and dislocated shoulder. Company didn’t offer safety harness. Which they have implemented now after my accident. Also concerned about my future that I might not be able to return to the position and future pain and surgery and loss of mobility.

Freddy Saavedra
Freddy Saavedra answered on Oct 15, 2019

To address your first question, in Arizona an injured employee who is receiving worker's compensation benefits is normally barred from bringing a personal injury claim against his employer. While it is possible for said employee to bring a lawsuit against his employer, these lawsuits are very rare... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Military Law for California on
Q: What kind of a lawyer should I get to sue the California Labor Board for gross mishandling of my complaint?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 15, 2019

more info needed.

probably a labor/employment law litigator.

my concern is whether they would do it on a contingency or hourly............i suspect hourly.

the issue may be damages

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Iowa on
Q: What exactly is slander or deformation of character? Can I be sued if what I'm saying is absolutely true?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and can vary from one situation from another. Simply put it is a false statement that hurts a person's reputation. You are allowed to express an opinion and you are allowed to state facts - everything else is a grey area. Yes, you can be sued even if what... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: underinsured motorist claim in CA, at fault paid and WC resolved. Do I need to protect the statute?

Auto ax, at fault paid, WC settled and now trying to settle underinsured motorist claim. I researched at it appears that ins just needs “reasonable” time to resolve. Do I need to request arbitration or allow “reasonable” time to pass and settle?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 14, 2019

Make your arbitration demand when you have proof that you have exhausted the liability limits of the at fault driver. You can negotiate later. There are requirements to fulfull when making a demand for UIM arbitration. See Insurance Code section 11580.2, or hire an attorney. Given your injuries, I... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Can we sue hoa for neglecting to enforce rules if they ignore our safety and tell neighbor, we get gunshot dmg

We asked hoa to enforce the rules 4 times, each time asking them not to disclose that a neighbor complained, would give me up as source. I spoke to the neighbors twice before about parking in fire line/street where signs are posted no parking, called the police once, the towing company twice, and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED.

A LAWYER WOULD WANT TO SEE THE PAPERWORK SHOWING WHAT THE HOA RULES ARE.

ANYONE CAN SUE FOR ANYTHING AT ANY TIME.......THE ISSUE IS WOULD YOU WIN...........AND A LAWYER

WOULD NOT TAKE THE CASE ON A CONTINGENCY...........THUS YOU WOULD HAVE TO PAY A LAWYER...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for West Virginia on
Q: What happens in a civil litigation if it consists of a animal bite.what steps will happen?
Brooks West II
Brooks West II answered on Oct 14, 2019

It depends. A personal injury case involving an animal bite can sometimes be settled just like a car accident type case before a lawsuit even needs to be filed. The first step would be to call an attorney experienced in dog bite cases and get a free consultation. Although dog bite cases can be... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Where can I find a personal injury lawyer for a work re!ated injury?

I did a workers compensation claim and settled that claim , but my injury still exist. I was diagnosed with chronic pain syndrome while dealing with my workers compensation claim which referred me to 3 different physical therapist for my injury.Recently I went to see a cosmetic surgeon to get a... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Oct 14, 2019

Unless your injuries were caused by some other person or entity other than your employer, you are likely going to be limited to seeking relief through the workers compensation process. All workplace injuries must be handled through that system. You need to consult with a workers compensation... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: Car i was driving Repoed it was clearly marked disabled placard left me stranded with no means my wallet in the car

This is not my car. SoI had sheriff call and thats when we found out it was 9 am in morning I called to explain that I just need my wallet and things and they refused told me to come to yard at 4:30 pm I am disabled and sick that there was no way to get to yard or home or any place safe that they... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 13, 2019

Being disabled is not a defense to having your car repossessed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Iowa on
Q: I was in a car accident and I had to have surgery on my elbow and arm now trying to get my movement back and strength

I am in therapy and the other driver ran a stop sign

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 11, 2019

There wasn't a question here. If you're wondering about your legal rights or what you should do, you're probably already aware that contacting an Iowa personal injury attorney would be a good first step. Most attorneys offer free initial consults on such cases. Based on your description, it's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Had a heat stroke fell face first. Was released from emergency room .went to see another Dr. His diagnosis was...

Emergency room ran no test ..another Dr.said i have fracture skull n bleeding on the brain...

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2019

You'd get the best input from a Tennessee attorney, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the description, it's difficult to tell exactly what happened. At any rate, it's unlikely that an emergency room ran no test(s). You could arrange a consultation with a Tennessee attorney who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: if someone doesn't ask for an attorney while they are being questioned, is their rights being violated?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2019

You're asking this in the Personal Injury category, but it's an issue that more commonly arises in criminal law. From the standpoint of personal injury cases, which are ordinarily civil matters, one doesn't have the same constitutional issues that arise in a criminal case. A claimant in a motor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I was holding my phone while it was charging and was electrocuted apple wants all of my medical information why?

I’m still in treatment trying to deal with this constant pain and nothing helps (5 months now) anyway I called apple to ask about something like this happening before to someone else. They transferred me to 3 different people. I sent them pictures of the shock and damage to my hand and they want... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 10, 2019

Contact a personal injury attorney near you. If you are claiming to have been harmed, it is normal for the other side to want to see your medical records in order to assess whether to pay you and how much (or, more likely, little).

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: If an insurance company decides against your claim against their client, how to pursue?

Last August I went to a city meeting. The parking lot was a mucky mess due to reconstruction. Leaving the meeting I walked across a grassy strip next to the parking lot to avoid the muck, stepped into an unmarked trench that lined a newly-installed parking curb, tripped and fell. The trench was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2019

A Missouri attorney could advise in the best possible manner, but your question remains open for two weeks. If there is no further medical treatment and no meaningful findings of injury in any follow-up examination, and these bills are the extent of damages, small claims could be an option. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: I was involved in motor vehicle accident against UBER. Currently filing a lawsuit and I have child support obligations?

I was involved in motor vehicle accident against UBER. Currently filing a lawsuit and I have child support obligations?

I was considered disabled since my accident on 12.24.17 and been home since. We will be pursuing a lawsuit of 7 figures! How does this affect my child support once all... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 10, 2019

These are questions to take to the lawyer handling your case. He or she is intimately familiar with details about your circumstances that uniquely enable him or her to give you accurate advice. You've already committed to pay that lawyer a large fee. You should feel free to pose your questions to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: I'm trying to do my own court case, pro se, can I use actual quoted information from this website, if so, how do I ?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

A judge would nit care what an attorney wrote here.

Legal arguments require a lot more than an "I can do it" belief

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: my daughter had a slip and fall we contacted a lawyer who had us sign up with him he took the case it has been a year?

she has been to several doctors they have sent the lawyer a demand letter/ and as of aug 24 2019 we advised we are ready to settle, but speaking to him today he said they have not responded to anything how long do we wait before I get impatient and isn't it a timely if we need to go to court

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2019

These are all things you need to discuss with your lawyer. You may have expressed your readiness to settle, but that doesn't necessarily mean the other side wishes to settle. If your lawyer sent a demand letter and has not received a meaningful response, there are a couple of things that might be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: When sending medical claim to party responsible for personal injury, do you include what your health insurance paid?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 8, 2019

A Missouri attorney would be in the best position to advise you based on applicable state laws, but your question remains open for a week. As a general rule, without regard to jurisdiction, you do disclose what you were reimbursed by your health insurance - a claimant does not collect twice from... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Divorce, Personal Injury and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: i was married on 4-25-2014 and my wife is and correction officer who had her job or her job had her put me in dummy

book against my will they came into my house on 11/19/2014 pull a gun out on me because i was video taping him asking him what reason did he just enter into my home he states i was call long story short they took me out my home and tried to kill me in a public hospital with hand cuffs on behind my... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 7, 2019

Firtst, you wrote in a run on sentence so it is not clear what you wrote

I have no idea what a dummy book is

Second, stop making public statements

Third, if you want a lawyer, then call one.

Do not expect lawyers to respond to your public announcement

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My Son was injured at school On purpose by another student. My wife and I were not notified about the occurrence?

He came complaining of dizziness and pain. Took to ER and said had a mild concussion? Spoke with school nurse who looked at him , she said he looked fine so she “just brushed it off”.

Is this considered negligence? What type of lawyer would handle a case like this?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 7, 2019

You have a case against the parents of the other child and against the school board for personal injury. Get certified copies of the ER records and hire an education attorney.

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