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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: An event coordinator made my server dig through the garbage despite covid. I want to pursue this.

An event coordinator made my server dig through the garbage despite covid. I asked her where the trash was to be put, she said over there and pointed to a trash barrel While server food to guests she came and got my server and he had to dig in trash where people are throwing their dirty plates and... Read more »

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace answered on Oct 19, 2021

Was this 'coordinator' the Employer/Supervisor of the server redirected to the trash? If not, this worker should have declined; if he becomes ill, he can pursue a Personal Injury claim against the Coordinator. If there IS an employment relationship between the Coordinator and the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Workers Compensation

why my workers comp attorney won't send my personal injury attorney my file case?

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 18, 2021

Without more information, it's difficult to answer this question. There can be a host of reasons such as your work comp attorney wanting to be paid by your personal injury attorney for documents that he/she will be producing, etc. Really, though, your work comp and personal injury attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Education Law and Health Care Law for Nevada on
Q: What are my options for if I’m injured at school?

I’m in medical assistant school and one of the other students gave me possible nerve damage at some point during a vein puncture or injection. I went to the doctor after alerting my teacher and the doctor told me my symptoms sounded like nerve damage and to see a specialist if I don’t see... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2021

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You ask about your options. A starting point could be to try to arrange a consult with an attorney. Most law firms that handle injury cases offer free initial consults. Whether or not an attorney identifies the basis... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Q: How detailed should complaint for Slander be if filing in District Court. Make sure I'm not presenting argument.

I want to give enough detail so the judge knows I have a serious issue that needs the court's judgment but I do not want to be presenting arguement.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Oct 16, 2021

The cause of action in Maryland is called “defamation of character” and it encompasses both verbal (slander) and written (libel) defamatory statements. A sufficient statement of a cause of action requires that you allege sufficient facts to meet each element of the cause of action. You must... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I have many years of experience with Doctors and undisclosed diagnostics that eventually lead to serious problems

requiring major surgeries. My prexisting condition of MS was very managable until a surgeon claimed to find an L5 fracture. I have since had 4 lumbar surgeries. The first 3 failed, Doctors blamed MS. My Injury was found out of network then corrected on 4/2/19 followed by 2 weeks of acute care. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 14, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could be difficult for a non-medical professional to make a call here. I'm very sorry for the pain you are experiencing, but given the long history of treatment and multiple surgeries, it could be difficult... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My 14 and 16 year old son's were jumped by a group of 8 kids do we need a lawyer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Let the criminal process take it's course. If your son was hurt and you have medical bills the Crime Victims Compensation Act may pay for them.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: What should I do if fell on town property. I have called and got a attitude from the lady. They haven’t fixed it

I have pictures of the sidewalk and my face and leg where I was injured. And to be honest I just wanted them to fix my phone and iPad that broke when I fell. But the lady told me to get my lawyer to call there’s. I went to take pictures a week later. I couldn’t stop shaking and my left eye has... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

If you haven't already, go see a doctor. As far as the sidewalk, in Pennsylvania it's a split responsibility between the town and the owner of the property (if it's not the town). Contact an attorney who is a member of the Pennsyvlania Assn for Justice in the town. They give free... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What are my options when my attorney ignores my calls for long time?

PI case. Can't reach my attorney in any possible way.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2021

much more info would be helpful

is it a so-so case, or a slam dunk?

if a good case with liability and GOOD damages make an appointment with ANOTHER local PI Lawyer who can sub in and the two lawyers would split the legal fees in some manner and it would not cost you anything....
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2 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Good afternoon, I would like to find representation for our daughter who attends a local school in Tompkins County.

She was physically attacked by another minor and another student recorded this incident. We have pressed charges on the subjects. I believe we are going to need some to be our representative, to make sure that the young lady gets more than one week's suspension and will no longer cause harm to... Read more »

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik answered on Oct 15, 2021

The decision to suspend your daughter's assailant (and how long to suspend her) is likely in the sole discretion of the school's principal / superintendent. Do not be surprised if you do not have any say in the matter. If the student who attacked your daughter had a history of such... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Ins inspectors entered my apt,I was in the shower, door open,clear I was home; they did an inspection;who's responsible?

My damages are severe because I have had to see my psychiatrist to increase my meds and relive trauma with my therapist. I now feel they are retaliating because they stated they were doing a 2nd inspection and took pictures of my apartment. Brought 2 people so I could not possibly monitor both of... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 12, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could reach out to local firms to see if they would offer a free initial consult. Despite the distress this caused for you, you'd want to know if it's something that a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Michigan on
Q: My bedroom ceiling collapsed on me in my sleep. The property manager was aware that the ceiling was cracked.

I inhaled lots of fiberglass insulation and sustained a foot injury so I went to the ER.

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris answered on Oct 12, 2021

Ouch. If you are a tenant, the landlord is likely to be liable. The landlord's insurance carrier may offer a settlement. You could take the settlement, or, if you can find an attorney to take the case, you could sue to see if you get more. If you hire an attorney, that might increase the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I was assaulted in the workplace, how can I sue the individual who assaulted me?

Already working on a PI case against the employer.

Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Oct 12, 2021

You would sue the person who assaulted you in the same lawsuit as the PI case against your employer. I suggest that you retain an attorney to handle both matters, or tell the attorney you already have on the employer case that you also want to sue the individual.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I’m not sure what kind of lawyer I need. I’m suing my university for slander and emotional trauma.

Loyola University sent out an email insinuating that the bartenders at TJ Quill’s are serving college kids roofied drinks. This statement was made before the official police raid and investigation began at TJ Quills. I, along with three other fellow students, are 4 of the 12 bartenders that work... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 12, 2021

Contact a personal injury attorney in your area--anyone you contact ask for his experience with defamation cases specifically.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Which is better a hearing before an administrative law judge or a trial in federal court for hud case

HUD case involving personal injuries and disability discrimination, illegal lock out, retaliation. Tenant wants property management co fined and charged with crimes

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

as a PI attorney, this is not my area of law.

however, most cases are based on the facts.

what might be good in one court is not before another judge.

make an appointment for a courtesy consultation with a local lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Kindergarten accident

My child is 3 years old. He knocked down his classmates in kindergarten and caused a broken tooth. Do parents need to take responsibility?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

more info is needed.

however, that is the way I was raised.

if you don't control and educate your kids, who will?

if you are asking if you should pay the med bills, that is another question and I would want to know more facts........

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: what type of attorney will i need?my elderly mother has fell from her bed at a local hospital

the bed she was brought to the room in was broken I was there when they moved her. the alarm couldnt be plugged in. They knew she was a fall risk cause she had almost fallen once earlier.I left for the night and stopped by to ask the nurses to please watch her because she was so (out-of-her-head... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 11, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your mother's fall. As a starting point, you could reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss in greater detail the circumstances of the fall and the extent to which it involved elements of a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Oregon on
Q: If I stayed at a persons rental a month after they had covid and then I got sick with covid is the owner liable
Gabriel A Watson
Gabriel A Watson answered on Oct 11, 2021

I agree with what others have answered to this question. It is very unlikely that you have a claim against the renter or that most ethical attorneys would be willing to pursue such a claim. This doesn't mean there is no chance whatsoever that your stay at the rental caused your COVID, but from... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Iowa on
Q: Adultery in the state of Iowa

What recourse does a husband have in Iowa if his wife is openly committing adultery and refuses to stop?? The only respite she is offering is a divorce for which the husband has to pay along with losing half of the assets. She is openly mocking him by saying that in Iowa, he is screwed by the... Read more »

Austin J Luse
Austin J Luse answered on Oct 11, 2021

Iowa is a "no-fault" state, meaning that adultery, etc., cannot be used against an opposing party in divorce proceedings. Additionally, Iowa is a "marital property" state, meaning that any assets, aside from specific exemptions (including inheritances kept in separate accounts),... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I was recently involved in an auto accident, I was hit by someone who ran a red light, then a few seconds later I was ht

Again. The issue is I had a witness 2 actually ,who spoke to officer but officer did not include their statement on report as he said he did. So I am being blamed for everything. I ended up with a crushed wrist,had a plate and 8 screws put in,still have a broke bone that was found while doing... Read more »

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis answered on Oct 10, 2021

You need to call your own automobile liability insurance carrier. They will provide a defense for you. After you do that, you can hire a plaintiff's lawyer to assert your claims for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: Would it be a conflict of interest if the Insured does it's own inspection of it's own product/packaging?

I'm a third party claimant in a Product Liability claim. My claim is not based on the product but the packaging of the product. My first email response from the insured was that they were going to reach out to their supplier to have the problem fixed. The Insured sent the claim over to his... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. On my own cases, I generally request independent verification, testing, or inspection of important elements of a case. You could review the file with an attorney to identify your options, and whether litigation or... Read more »

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