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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law, Insurance Defense and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: If someone else's cat bit me, after it had entered my house and I tried to remove it, can i be liable or sued?

I woke up and I hear meowing coming from somewhere, and I thought it was my cat. It was actually another person's cat that was outside my front door. I didn't know this because it had no collar and I hadn't seen it before. Over the next couple of hours the cat stayed out there. I had gone and came... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Dec 13, 2019

Most likely the adjuster is calling you to pay for your injuries so you don't sue the owner. But, I do not know. I would recommend taking the call to find out what the adjuster wants.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: I went to a business at my local mall and got lashes done, my eyes are now infected and swollen.

I went to my local mall to get lashes extensions, they glue burned and infected my eyes and face, I told the technician that it was burning really bad when she applied it but she said that was normal, the next day my eyes was still hurting I called and if she could remove them because I couldn't... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 12, 2019

Contact a local personal injury attorney to evaluate your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for New Mexico on
Q: Can you help me to locate an attorney to represent myself or my family members in the opiate epidemic class action?

I am seeking compensation against the manufacturers of hydrocodone for reimbursement for my family in paying for extended rehabilitation efforts following opiate addiction.

Deena L. Buchanan
Deena L. Buchanan answered on Dec 12, 2019

Yes, there are lawyers taking these cases. You can contact any of us who practice in the area of personal injury, particularly those who advertise experience in class action or pharmaceutical litigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Found out my unlicensed brother gave my questions year old minor son at least 5 tattoos. What can I do legall
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 10, 2019

if your son was under age, technically your brother committed an assault. You need to take the youth to a dermatologist for starters. You can also sue him but if he doesn't own much that may not get you anywhere.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Vermont on
Q: I need to know how much my claim is worth

My cup ashtray caught on fire, nearly giving my husband a heart attack, and burning both our fingers. he is on ssi for a panic disorder. We called dollar tree who said their claim department would contact us. I was wondering with a fire and a mental disorder involved how much should I ask for?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 10, 2019

mental distress claims are really difficult and technical. Contact some injury attorneys and get an estimate. If you didn't get medical treatment the answer is very little at all.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Oregon on
Q: Retiring early due to a traumatic experience

Between 2008-9 I was involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver his fault I drive professionally as a truck driver the although it's a left me a little bit dramatic Lee confused and at the age of 50 I don't have any other options other than early retirement if that's an option or if... Read more »

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Dec 10, 2019

This isn't a personal injury question as the statute of limitations to sue the other driver has long since past. However because your brain injury continues to limit your ability to work you could investigate whether you can get Social Security Disability. I would look for Attorneys near where... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: New hamspire based broadband company leaves work equipment on street in front of house and there is a impending storm.

Duty risk and professional negligence claim if unable to contact from state of Connecticut

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2019

Hopefully, no one was injured or no property damaged as a result of the equipment being there. If that were the case, there wouldn't be grounds for a case based on negligence. Although unsecured equipment in such a setting could pose a risk of causing injury or damage, a case would not be based on... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: My daughter was clipped by a plow on Saturday night and is traumatized by the incident. Do I have a case?

Unfortunately she was wearing dark clothing but was walking with the traffic. She had her cell phone light on down by her side and other cars were avoiding her. When I spoke with the police and I asked if the driver was intoxicated, mind you this gentleman tried pulling my daughter into his truck... Read more »

Steven A. Schwartz
Steven A. Schwartz answered on Dec 9, 2019

So sorry to hear about your daughter. My gut tells me that this may not be worth pursuing, especially if your daughter's injuries are minor. It sounds like the police report is not helping the situation, noting your daughter's dark clothing. The other issue not mentioned is that you stated your... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Virginia on
Q: Can you sue a company because it’s product caused injury to your child and yourself
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2019

I'm sorry for your injuries; I hope you and your child are recovering. It's possible you could sue. But an attorney would need more information about the product and the manner in which you used it to make that determination. It's not enough that the product simply caused injury, as is the case... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Someone slipped and fell on property that I rent. They sued me, and they suffered no injuries. Is their case valid?

How much will I have to pay if their case is valid?

How will they show proof of falling.... I did not witness it. They could be lying.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 8, 2019

Unfortunately their proof of falling is what they say, they don't need a witness, but it would help their case. Whether they are lying will be up to the judge or jury in the case, How much you will have to pay is determined by the injury they claim. No set fees in any case, BUT generally a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it considered assult if a teacher grabs a student and causes bodily injury?

My son was grabbed by a teacher and pulled to another seat, when he was pulled his finger was cut. He is 8 years old.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 8, 2019

A Pennsylvania attorney could best answer your question, as it could be defined under state law. As a general point, public entities such as school districts could have short notice of claim requirements. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Social Security for Arizona on
Q: I am without gainful employment with an unnoticed permanent total disability of a traumatic brain injury can I get help

Due to an industrial commission stipulation agreement the state of Arizona's benefits have been denied due to a false interpretation of the disability

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2019

I'm sorry for the impact this injury has had upon your life. You chose categories that make sense for injury/disability. But you mention the Industrial Commission of Arizona. If this involves an injury that occurred in the course of your employment, and you had a workers' compensation attorney at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: In Alabama if probate closed in July 2019 shouldn’t the lawyer have disgust the money by now? And

How much money the lawyer put into his personal account? He said it was what the accident insurance paid but we never seen proof of how much

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2019

Your question bridges four categories and it would be best for an attorney who is knowledgeable in Estate/Probate matters to address the estate-related aspect of it. As for the personal injury-based aspect of your question, it shouldn't be a problem for an attorney who represented a plaintiff in an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: I cant find a lawyer here, so can a paralegal help me with my current pro se case ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2019

They can assist. But the scope of things that a paralegal can do is more limited in nature. A fundamental difference (and you can go online and research the full range of distinctions between the two professions) is that a paralegal cannot generally represent a client in court. This is not a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Manipulative ex-boyfriend has made my friend's daughter psychotic and hooked on drugs. Is there any punitive action?

The ex-boy friend's drug dealer keeps contacting the daughter to sell her drugs.

the daughter has been in and out of therapy several times. My friend's daughter is a wreck and the mother would like to sue this gigolo.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 6, 2019

This is an unfortunate situation. More information is needed before an answer can be given. For example, is the daughter a minor? It is best to consult an attorney as soon as feasible.

We are glad to assist you. I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: How should I be handling this? Getting my own attorney or going through the auto insurance company?

I was driving my spouse’s company car and was involved in an accident 22 months ago. I had permission to drive the car and was told by a company representative that as a spouse I was covered by the automotive insurance policy because my spouse also uses the vehicle for personal use. Yesterday I... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

It is best to consult an attorney versus going through the insurance company. An attorney will work to protect your interests, and the insurance company’s primary objective is to protect their own interests.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

7 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does liability insurance coverage, cover wage compensation or just medical?

I slipped and hit my head at my place of employment but was not on the clock. ER diagnosed me with a concussion and whiplash. I've been off work since Nov. 8th. My employer said her insurance doesnt cover missed wages.

Mark Scoblionko
Mark Scoblionko answered on Dec 5, 2019

You should consult a worker's compensation lawyer to see if you have a worker's compensation claim even though you were not on the clock. Secondly, if you fell because of the employer's negligence, the employer's liability insurance would potentially be responsible for lost earnings. However, you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I went to UPMC emergency room Plano, Tx in July and they ruptured my ear drum. I now have hearing loss and Tenitus.

Do I have any legal recourse?

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Dec 4, 2019

Feel free to give us a call to discuss this further. It could be a case of actionable conduct against the facility. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Does my 1mil umbrella backup my 250/500 uim policy for a total of 1.25 million in uim protection?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 3, 2019

You have to pose this question to your independent insurance agent, carrier's rep, or their underwriting department. Without seeing the terms of the policy, in particular the limits and the terms describing their operation, it would be difficult to advise on its coverage. Good luck

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: I caught an insect in my motel room where I've been staying for a week this morning ad I believe it's a kissing bug

Do I notify the manager of the motel? I already filed online report with public health services

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 1, 2019

Yes, you should notify the hotel management. You should also take photos of the bug and of any bite marks, if any. If you’ve been infected with the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite, you might have a claim for personal injuries if the hotel knew or had reason to know of an infection by that insect.

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