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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: can this document be copied and edited to accuse someone of choice no defendant mentioned

I feel during this time here in San Antonio alot of he did it she did it Crazy what money does to a state written by Felica marie gallegos from fresno ca lives in san antonio texas

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 23, 2020

I am not sure of your exact question, or the situation you describe. Sit down with a local attorney. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: my sister was killed by a 22 year old drunk driver over 27 beers in one court report.july 4 1983 can I sue

His name is Charles kerr from tampa and I would like to sue him-not his parents etc I just want him to see how it is not to have a life. My sister was an 18 year old homecoming queen and then she was killed.

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Jan 22, 2020

No. The statute of limitations expired about 25 years ago.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My mom had a heart attack and has been in the hospital over a month and her job wont respond to calls

trying to get my mother medical and financial assistance but her job refuses to answer or take calls from us or the hospital

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

I'm sorry for your mom's heart attack. Contact the hospital administration where your mom is staying. The billing and collections department could try to investigate what insurance programs she may have coverage under. If her workplace did not provide insurance, contact the social services... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What are the guidelines for California ssdi

I worked most of my life and did pay into disability benefits. I was not employed at the time of my injury and was granted ssi. Can I put in an appeal to get ssdi benefits?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 22, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED.

YOU NEED TO ASK THIS QUESTION ON AN EMPLOYMENT LAW FORUM.....I ONLY HANDLE DUI AND PI

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: How long can a fired attorney in FL withhold a settlement?

If multiple insurance companies are being sued and 1 settles, and the settlement check put in escrow by attorney. Client then fires attorney and hires new attorney who takes over case. Can the fired attorney continue to withhold the settlement and for how long... or does fired attorney have to... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 22, 2020

There may be circumstances in which the attorney can hold the settlement funds in his/her trust account, pending global settlement of the case, but if he/she does, he/she must fully communicate with you the reasons for doing so, and might also need to file a motion in court to determine what to do... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I was assaulted by my ex-wife's boyfriend infront of my daughter, breaking my nose. compensation of medical bills?

I was at drop off for my daughter, my ex-wife's boyfriend came (first time he has been there) and punched me in my nose, fracturing it and requiring surgery. We filed charges on each other because he stated I started the fight (Which is untrue), he took a plea deal, and I had my case dismissed. I... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Jan 22, 2020

You can recover up to $4,000.00 in small claims court to cover your expenses incurred from his actions. you can go online to the county courthouse where this happened and there are forms you can complete to get a case filed and him notified of a hearing. Getting additional recoveries (pain and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Legal Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: Our attorney wants to withdraw in the middle of settlement talks

An out of state attorney is in the middle of settlement negotiations with all defendants. The in state attorney who filed the case wants to withdraw suddenly, which will end the case. Is this legal?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2020

From the brief description, it looks like your attorney is appearing in Nevada courts through a motion filed by local counsel. A Nevada attorney could advise you on the specific rules of civil procedure governing such appearances by out-of-state counsel. But your post is open for a week, and time... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Need an attorney against pastor of organization that discriminates and put our lives in danger.

Me and my daughter went to a religious women home to split rent and be part of organization.

We discussed rent amount moved in

Shortly realizing his tenants Below did not appreciate him moving me and my daughter in the home and started harassing us started coming to the home late... Read more »

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

MORE INFO NEEDED.

IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN INJURED THE POLICE WILL SAY IT IS CIVIL.

IT IS NOT MY AREA OF LAW AS YOU ARE INQUIRING ON A PI FORUM.

YOU WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO GO TO LEGAL AID OR FIND A PRO BONO LAWYER.

HOWEVER, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO STAY THERE?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nebraska on
Q: Do I have a case?

I was a passenger in a sheriff transport van and we were struck by another driver... I was denied medical treatment on the scene even though I requested it nor was I taken to the hospital... I was returned back to the jail and placed in a holding cell until my release which was 6 hours after the... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jan 21, 2020

If you are injured in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation for damages. If you were not injured, you are not likely to be awarded any compensation.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I fell through the broken staircase in Nov 2017 at my Fiancée’s rented apartment. Do I have a case?

at my Fiancée's rented apartment in November 2017. One of the back stairs on which I was standing suddenly broke and I fell through it on the floor below. We Immediately called an UBER and rushed to emergency room. I had injuries on my legs, back, stomach sides and arms. Plus, it is causing me... Read more »

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on Jan 21, 2020

Hello, This is not a real estate case but a personal injury premises liability case.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for New Mexico on
Q: Can I impleader a Defendant as a co party

Civil suit case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 21, 2020

It's possible you could. You would be best off discussing this with an attorney in New Mexico, but your post remains open for a week. As a general matter, this arises in contribution or indemnity settings, and the party you implead becomes a third-party defendant. This is covered in Rule 14 of the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How to fine a motion to dismiss without paying legal fees.

I am a plaintiff and my attorney just withdrew abruptly. I know nothing about civil trial or procedures. I have not worked in five years since the injury and I am currently going through school to change my job field. With school starting, I have no time to invest in this law suit. At this point, I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 20, 2020

more info needed.

a lawyer usually withdraws if the case looks bad or the client is hard to handle.

if you are talking about YOU having filed and now want to drop it then you can google motion to dismiss.

however, i would want to be sure the defense would not come after you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Misdiagnosis for breast cancer

I had a perpetual cough for over 3 months and i was diagnosed by my doctor as having nothing, no tests. Just this week, after over 6 months i was diagnosed with breast cancer. They did not do any tests for my earlier coughing symptoms. Can i sue for malpractice?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 20, 2020

That's a question a Minnesota medical malpractice attorney could best answer, after gathering and reviewing additional information. Your question remains open for two weeks; at this point, reach out to Minnesota med mal attorneys for a consult. Most practitioners provide free consults in these... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I sue for a CO shooting me on accident in Folsom prison?

My ankle continues to have great soreness and I am still in great pain.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 20, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED

YOU CAN ALWAYS SUE ANYONE FOR ANYTHING. THE ISSUE WILL BE WHETHER YOU WILL WIN AND THEN OFTEN WHETHER YOU CAN COLLECT.

YOU WILL NEEDED A LAWYER WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH THIS AREA OF LAW. VERY FEW LAWYERS BRING CASES LIKE THIS.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Hi i was in a car accident in Feb. 2018, n I am getting mail that I have to pay $40,000 worth of damages, do I negociate

I was really badly hurt, but officer gave me ticket I slid in ice and went to court, but was not in right state of mind when going to courts

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2020

It sounds like you were sued and served with papers? You really need to get your insurance involved. If you received suit papers and you don't have insurance you need to make sure you don't get a default by filing an Answer and entering your appearance "pro se." Check with the local bar association... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Dear Justia Lawyers!I was inured on the premise of a studio I worked at in 2014.

I still suffer with the injury consequences until this day. Since then the owners split up. Please advise me if there is anything I can do.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 18, 2020

I'm sorry about your injuries. A Pennsylvania attorney would really need to answer your question, as it would involve state law regarding statutes of limitations. But your question remains open for two weeks. Contact a Pennsylvania attorney to discuss these, but I'm afraid that in most any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: I called and was refused ambulance ride

I called an ambulance because I couldn't move and was sick and was refused a ride to the hospital and was told I am a waste of space and don't deserve a bed. Ten minutes later I pulled the courage to call again and I told them I was sick and now also having suicidal thoughts.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 18, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. There wasn't a question here, but if you are wondering about your rights, the best option might be to contact a Nevada attorney to discuss the matter in further detail. This could be a fact-intensive matter, where an attorney may want to review any reports that were made.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What do I need to start a medical malpractice lawsuit?

My wife's birth was more complicated than her pregnancy. She was supposed to have a better birth, but it ended up being 3 and a half hours long of tremendous pushing. Despite the epidural, she still had a lot of pain. Then our baby was born with all these crazy things, like seizures, swelling in... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 17, 2020

you need to consult with a med mal lawyer and NOT post on an open forum like this.

you will need doctors that would testify there was malpractice...rather than a bad result or just difficult pregnancy.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury on
Q: Can you still have a malpractice suite if you are 30years old and born with a birth defect that was caused by the doctor

Syrabol palsy

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 16, 2020

A lot of time has elapsed here. Your question remains open for a week, but doesn't have a unviersal answer. You're going to have to consult with a Georgia med mal attorney as to the state-specific operation of the statute of limitations in med mal cases. I can't speak for the law in Georgia, but as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Mississippi on
Q: If a patient was sexually assaulted in the hospital is the hospital responsible for the employee's actions if being sued
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 16, 2020

Quite possibly. I would highly encourage you to reach out to an attorney to talk more about the facts and circumstances. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most lawyers offer free consultations to see how we can help out.

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