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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: My heating pad recently caught fire, I filed a complaint, now they are requesting it be mailed to them.

To see what went wrong. My question is, is it safe to mail in the product, prior to being compensated? Do companies try to request failed products, to avoid compensation? Essentially taking my proof?

The heating pad burned part of my mattress, my body was not blister burned, but very red... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 3, 2021

If you have a personal injury claim you should talk to an attorney first. They most likely would have an expert evaluate it and keep it as evidence in your case. If you didn't get hurt very badly then it most likely will be hard to get an attorney. They should compensate you for a new mattress... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Should I get a lawyer?

Slipped and fell from oil outside of a QuikTrip gas station parking lot

Mr. William A Sand
Mr. William A Sand answered on Mar 3, 2021

Premises liability cases, like most negligence cases, have two major components: Liability and Damages. Both need to be proved by a preponderance of the evidence in order to prevail. Let's break them down:

Liability: This has to do with whether or not the defendant/wrongdoer/tortfeasor...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I broke my foot at home I live in Wisconsin, can my employer fire me if I'm under my doctor's care?
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Mar 3, 2021

Hello, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you likely do not have protection. However, your leave may be protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act "FMLA", you may have protection depending on the seriousness of the injury, the size of the employer, and other factors. I would... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Reception at hospital loudly/publicly discussed my medical care, finances, my injury, payment history, and my looks.

They checked me in and I sat in the waiting room with others. They were commenting on how much I paid on my bill that day, how is the hospital would never see another penny, The fact that I was getting fake teeth (previous boating accident facial trauma) and that it wouldn't help anyway, how... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 3, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could continue to await a response, or you could consider reaching out to a local attorney to discuss, also looking into whether any state laws apply here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: would a public school be responsibility if teacher and staff knew a student was being bullied and the victim got hurt

school was aware of a group of students that have harassed , and physically the grandmother pepper sprayed my daughter as well as my self .

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 1, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general premise, you could be confronted with the argument that no one has control over what individuals do off school property if that is where it happened. Anti-bullying polices have evolved in recent... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: I got side swiped by a car while riding my bike. Hit and run. Can I sue if we find the person? And for how much?

His mirror broke off on my hip and threw me off my bike. He or she didnt stop. I went to the hospital but nothing was broken. Just severely bruised.

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark answered on Mar 1, 2021

Assuming the driver of the vehicle that hit you was at-fault for the accident, you can sue if you find the person within the statute of limitations with enough time to get a lawsuit filed. If the incident happened in Oregon, your case must be filed or settled within 2 years.

If you have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I live across a high school baseball field. If I or my family gets hit by a foul ball can I sue the school?

I live in California. Foul balls land on my driveway, patio, at times hit my house.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 28, 2021

Did you notify the school and ask them to put of a fence? Generally, you have a technical trespass claim, and that would cover any injuries. If its a problem for the neighborhood maybe send a joint letter to the school board and copy your city council representative.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I am a victims of an attack and assaulted at the work place parking lot by another co-worker as I was unlocking my car.

I work a privately own Medical establishment. The owner who is having me come to work Monday 03/01/2021 in a Hostile environment with the Attacker. And refusing to pay me Medical Leave , due to I am Traumatized and need Medical help and I am scared of my Attacker. The Attacker who's worked... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 28, 2021

Contact a member of the texas Trial Lawyers association who handles workers compensation cases in your county. you can discuss with him the options you may have for other claims.

You can also report the assault to the police.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for West Virginia on
Q: What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in West Virginia?
Jeffery Robinette Esq
Jeffery Robinette Esq answered on Feb 28, 2021

Personal injury lawsuits in West Virginia must be filed within two years of the event or accident that caused the injury. It is essential to make sure you get your personal injury lawsuit filed in Virginia's court system before the two-year window closes and your claim is forever barred.... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I live across a high school baseball field. If I or my family gets hit by a foul ball can I sue the school?

I live in California. Foul balls land on my driveway, patio, at times hit my house.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 27, 2021

Maybe. Have you notified the school and requested that it install some netting?

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue a hair growth company for hair loss

I recently purchased a all natural hair growth oil which caused severe hair break off , bald spots, oozing sores, flakes, and extreme itching throughout my head. I had not even used 20% of the product before all this happened, I never had bald spots in my life and even after months of not using the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to local attorneys to discuss. It could be helpful in your consultation if you looked into whether others experienced damages as a result of the product, as these types of cases can sometimes be... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: What can I do?

Car accident a year ago involving 3 cars. 1st car stopped because of debris on street. 2nd car hit her. Then 2nd car got hit by me. I only had to pay 2nd car for damages. Now over a year later the 2nd car is personally suing me. She is suing cause her husband I depressed. She never even mentions it... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 27, 2021

More information is needed to properly answer your question, but in general when you get sued you should: Give the law suit to you insurance agent/company they should cover you for the accident if you were insured. If not you will need to hire your own lawyer to defend the case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a Hospital remove and seal your medical records from you and a lawyer and the courts?

I am a victim of the Talc Powder lawsuits. I underwent a total hysterectomy, there were post operative complications. The doctor who preformed the surgery was brought up on 2 malpractice lawsuits that I knew nothing about. Resultantly being fired from the hospital and loosing the benefit of... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

your lawyer should address this issue for you.

it is not something you should be responsible for doing.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Just left the ER with my wife,she slip fell and injured her arm, diagnosed with concussion,acute knee injury.

The knee has a popping sound or clicking sound now. Not from outside but going into the garage on the step. What now? Step has been broken/ missing a brick before we moved into the home and since we been here. We are in Huntsville, Alabama.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I hope your wife is okay. It isn't fully clear if the accident occurred on the hospital grounds after leaving the ER and your wife noticed the popping sound on your garage step, or if the accident OCCURRED on your... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Can i sue a restaurant for the injury damages i got from falling on their steps, i was also drunk when this happened.
Michael J. Prisco
Michael J. Prisco answered on Feb 27, 2021

You can sue if the cause of your fall was a dangerous condition, i.e, a foreign object left on the stairs. The fact that you were drinking will go to whether you are also at fault, which is an issue a jury will weigh.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Can i do a law suit when i fell at mcdonald's a few years back now i have back problems and need injections every year?

The manager had told me thing were going to be fine and to go to a chiropractor and do physical therapy but now i have to get injected every year to help the pain i have cause of a fracture i had in my back that i had barely found out about a year or two ago mcdonald's never wanted to take... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

The statute of limitations for injury claims in Colorado is two years. It may be longer if you were under 18 at the time, but if you were older it would be two years. Why not call an attorney who handles fall cases to see? Many give free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Malpractice breaking iv,plastic peace in arm causing massive thrombosis in vain harming the patient physically mentally

I have medical records Showing plastic broken in vain causing damage to functional conditions in arm and fingers causing no feeling serious neuro damage in my left arm I us,interfering with work

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal, but it would be difficult for any attorney to comment meaningfully on this, despite the clear and apparent nature of what you describe - it would call for a medical opinion. You could reach... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My 8 yr old son used bath n body works on hhis face and it became burned and rashed. Bath n body works said they will gi

Give 50 dollars if i sign a release and indemnity with my social security number

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Feb 25, 2021

I see now they are offering 50$. To many people that is quit a bit of money, but in the grand scheme of things, you won't know what you're giving up unless you talk to an attorney who can give you at least a cursory overview.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Louisiana on
Q: A store sold us 3 month old expired milk which made me and my daughter sick. I had to bring her to the ER. Options ?

We bought several individual Fairlife Milks from a local convenience store yesterday morning. I drank 1, my daughter had 2 one about 11am and another at around 6pm. My stomach was hurting all day after I drank the milk. But it tasted fine so I took some pepto. My daughter on the other hand has to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 25, 2021

Hire a personal injury lawyer. Save your receipt and the containers.

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