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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What tort claim demand form did I fail to submit within the legal time statute?

Opposing attorneys have filed a motion for a summary judgement in my lawsuit against Sutter Creek Police Department, citing my failure to file a tort demand within the one year time statute. What form should I have filed? I have to answer the motion with my defense of my failure, I need to find... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 18, 2021

You appear to be too late. It must be filed within 6 months of the incident. You have another 6 months to file a Petition for a Late Claim. You might try amending your complaint to state counts for violation of civil rights under 42 USC section 1983. Those are federal claims and do not require... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Iowa on
Q: I fell down on someone's property and was wondering if I could take them to court

The sidewalk leading to the apartment building was raised up and my toe caught it. I busted my mouth open, broke my finger that I now have had surgery and pins put In, I can't work and I can't afford the medical bills

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 17, 2021

I'm sorry about your fall and the resulting injuries. An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's possible you have a case, but it could depend on the circumstances of the fall. You describe a raised sidewalk, and if that amounts to a serious enough... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Hello I’m a mother of 5 kids in my son 16 was shot on his front porch talking to someone in now we have to move in no

In the landlord termination my lease

Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel answered on May 17, 2021

Was this at an apartment complex or at a rented house? You may have a claim for negligent security. Please feel free to call our office at 407-999-0045 to speak with attorney Greg Maaswinkel.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Do I need a deposition official?

I have a copy of form interrogatories, my question is, do I need a deposition official as referred to in ca. ccp when I have other questions not included on the form interrogatories?

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 16, 2021

No.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury on
Q: Someone might put in a personal injury claim against me but the whole incident looks staged. What can I do? Thanks
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 15, 2021

If it does happen, notify your insurance carrier and let them sort things out. They have more resources than you to investigate the crash site, evaluate collision damage to both vehicles, analyze video footage, interview witnesses, and come to a more well-informed conclusion than the average... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Where do I find answers to question I asked yesterday? How many days should I expect to wait?
William John Light
William John Light answered on May 15, 2021

Answers, if any, will be sent to you via email. If you haven't received any, then no one posted an answer.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for New York on
Q: What type of lawyer to file suit against company found guilty by NYS Dept. of Labor?

My complaint against billion+dollar US/Canadian company was investigated by NYS Dept.Labor:company admitted 'guilt' & Dept. determined 'guilty', fined & penalized. NYS Dept. lead investigator informed me that because company already admitted guilt (IE: violated NYS Mold... Read more »

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps answered on May 14, 2021

Hi. That is a very interesting fact pattern. You definitely want to consult with an attorney prior to settling a potential action. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation, as I’m sure many others are as well.

All the best. Stay safe, have a great weekend.

Jon

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: My understanding is Anthony Fauci owns patents in vaccines he's promoting using his official position with the US CDC

Seems like a clear conflict of interest which he can be sued or indicted for fraud for?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 14, 2021

Think about the person who led you to this "understanding" about Fauci's patents. That person is either ignorant or deliberately manipulating you. They are either stupid or evil. Either way, that person is not a reliable source of information. Stop listening to that person.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Q: An individual starts rumors around town that you have individual living your house with psychosexual disorder what do?

These are indeed rumors and there are no basis or factual data supporting claim and it is ruining the reputation of the whole family.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 14, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. An attorney who handles defamation cases could review your matter to determine whether your situation satisfies the legal elements of libel or slander in terms of publication, falsity, and damages. But you should keep... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I have a 17 year old daughter and she likes a 13 year old girl they started to cut themselves how can I stop them

My daughter said she will kill herself if I stop her from talking to this 13 year old girl I don't know what to do . Can I file a restraining order ?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 13, 2021

she needs a psychiatrist and medical treatment more than a lawyer.

a mother and father should sit down with her and try to get through to her.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents on
Q: Press charges.

I was passenger in a vehicle that was in an accident. The airbags went off and but no cops were called due to her making us leave. I have now suffered bad concussion due to this it was 3 months ago. I was not wearing a seat belt am i still able to press charges?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 13, 2021

I'm sorry about your accident. If you're talking about bringing legal action for your injuries, that's done with a claim or a lawsuit. Pressing charges is something separate, where typically the county district attorney brings criminal charges. It sounds like you are interested in... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Drunk grandmother hit my 17 year old daughter my 19 year old son defends his sister and he gets put in jail what do i do
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 13, 2021

more info will be needed

obviously, you need to get a lawyer either private or by requesting the court appoint the public defender at the arraignment.

write out all the facts and have any wits do the same so the lawyer can evaluate the case and determine if it was self defense or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Divorce for Indiana on
Q: Can you be tested for poisons if you aren’t dead?

Honestly fear chemical dosing of malicious intent to disable or kill while inheritance money rapidly dissipated and displaced - obvious tampering of bank transactions evident - 150k gone in my state of undiagnosed impairment - time sick and decommissioned paralleled inheritance distribution all the... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on May 13, 2021

You want to take care that you are not perceived as a paranoid, conspiracy theorist. That said, simply share any concerns that you may have with your general practitioner who can certainly test the presence of most harmful substances, depending upon the symptoms that you experience.

If you...
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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: My daughter was in an accident, 3 weeks ago, her lawyer is stating that medical costs being left open is not a thing.

My Daughter was in an accident in GA. She is currently dealing with 2 fractured discs in her back, a fractured elbow and blurry vision. Her lawyer is stating that there is a $130k pool for the 3 occupants and that medical being left open for future issues related to this " Is not a thing"... Read more »

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on May 13, 2021

Your lawyer is correct. Following an accident, the insurance company will make one payment to settle your daughter's case. Out of that one payment by the insurance company, all expenses will need to be paid including attorney's fees, cases expenses, outstanding liens, medical bills, etc.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can I sue a former employer for a work-related accident that I was unjustly terminated & no letter of termination.

The accident was caused, no letter of termination or final dispensation. I was hospitalized, no workman's compensation, no unemployment. I missed over 24 weeks of work

Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen answered on May 13, 2021

It is important for you to contact a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer immediately. You may have a claim, but it is hard to know for sure with the facts provided. I would need to know more about how you were hurt, your injuries and would want to confirm your employer is not a... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: If I’m injured in a motorcycle trading school Are they responsible for my medical
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 13, 2021

Review the enrollment contract. There could be terms and provisions (or disclaimers) that address such issues. Different schools could have different policies. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: If I’m injured in a motorcycle trading school Are they responsible for my medical
Michael Bersani
Michael Bersani answered on May 13, 2021

Only if they negligently caused your injuries.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Do I have a shot?

I am a 23 year old man who almost died due to a very large pharmacy giving me the wrong anti seizure medication, even putting the label over it stating that it was the correct one and telling me to take 5 every night. This caused me to have a seizure in my sleep while vomiting, unable to turn to my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 11, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. And that Texas attorney would really be your current attorney, since you mention being "lawyered up." It isn't clear if this situation transpired OVER [THE COURSE] OF TWO/THREE WEEKS, as you wrote in your... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Nebraska on
Q: I went to an ER severe headache and pressure behind left eye. They treated me for sinusitis and discharged me. I advised

The treatment did not help and was crying because of the pain. They basically booted me out the door. (3-31-21) On 4-10-21 My 13yr old son had to call an ambulance for me as I could no longer recognize him or my daughter. I don't remember any of that. What the "sinusitis" turned... Read more »

Tim Bottaro
Tim Bottaro answered on May 11, 2021

I'm sorry but I don't practice in this area of the law. A couple of Sioux City area attorneys who might be able to help you include Bob Tiefenthaler at 712/252/5080 in Sioux City and Bob Stahle at 402/494/3012. There are many more attorneys in the Omaha area which it appears is where you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Neighbor tenant made false complaint against me, landlord wants to inspect my unit of false complaint. Unit inspected 2x

Complained unreasonable slamming/banging of walls and doors since Oct 2020, landlord told me to record duration and how many times, nothing done. Called police, incident report late March. Demand letter from atty sent April 8th to neighbor, a copy to landlord. Last week, neighbor tenant made... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 10, 2021

i suspect the Landlord is looking for a legal excuse to get you out.

more info would be necessary to go into more detail.

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