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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Tax Law and Stockbroker Fraud for Utah on
Q: Law suit or cash payment..HELOC check acceptable?

My boyfriend wanted to help me invest my portfolio. I gave him access but with stipulations that we were to talk about each position and I would okay them. I also told him I did not want to lose more than 2500$ of the original 10 k we talked about. He was to always put stops or trailing stops to... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Apr 7, 2020

He basically gave you a gift. Don't worry about taxes. Gifts are not taxed. You do not need to worry about taxes.

Wes

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Can an inmate be held in prison without an institutional file? If no what kind of lawyer would one need?

Inmates institutional file was lost and he can not take classes he need to take to parole out because of this.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 6, 2020

What kind of lawyer? A criminal lawyer would be the best bet. You could try reposting your question there (and leave off Contracts and Personal Injury), you could try contacting a lawyer you find here or on your own, or you could see if the State Bar of Georgia has resources that might be helpful.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Probate for Florida on
Q: My mother apparently auto accident claim that has been settled, my father is still alive. They set up probate though?

My mother apparently auto accident claim that has been settled, my father is still alive. They set up probate though? They weren’t able to reach him because number had changed. I have power of attorney over father since dx of Alzheimer’s. What should I know?

Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq. answered on Apr 6, 2020

That’s a complex question. Was there a law suit filed? Is your mom still alive? Do you live in Florida? You need to consult with an experienced probate and a personal injury attorney quickly. Get all the paper work together, police report, insurance information etc.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Mexico on
Q: can i fix neighbors property and not have the property owner not responsible for any injuries to myself
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 5, 2020

A New Mexico attorney could best address your question, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, it's really in your hands. If you do attempt to help neighbor, that's nice of you and I hope nothing happens to you in the course of the work. But if you did injure yourself, the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: I was published in the local newspaper blotters briefs for motor vehicle theft however that was not my charge

It was brought to my attention by a co worker

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 5, 2020

You can contact the news organization and ask for a correction. If you lose your job or some significant injury, then talk to a defamation lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I would like to know if I USA court cases can be transferred to Saltillo or Other Mexican State?

Is the USA law interchangeable with the Mexican Law?

Can a representative from Justia headquartered in Saltillo answer this for me?

In the very low tab under Company and then About Justia says that about your company.

I want to know if this website Is a Company, an... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 5, 2020

more info needed.

however, i have never heard of a US case being transferred to Mexico or another country.

I believe that they simply would not have jurisdiction

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: indiana subrogation lien from WC, 3rd party fault ( car accident) what is included in the lien? pay & medical?

I am writing a demand letter & want to ask for a lower lien amount

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Apr 5, 2020

if you were trying to handle this on your own, you are in trouble. these two, entirely separate and distinct actions: 1.) you have a Worker's Compensation which is a Board member of the Indiana Workers' Compensation Board; and 2.) you have a traditional lawsuit in the Circuit Court for the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue 711 for bring randomly attacked on their property
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 5, 2020

It could depend on the level of security measures in place to protect the public. You could contact an Oklahoma attorney to discuss. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

6 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My truck was hit by someone being pursued by the police. the police admitted that they didn't have the sirens on.

The suspect ran the red light at a high rate of speed and T boned me.

Later the police asked me to sign something at the hospital..(idk what it said.) It was then they admitted to having no sirens on b/c they were trying to catch up to him. The vehicle was stolen, and I had no uninsured... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 4, 2020

California Vehicle Code Section 17004.7 provides that a public agency employing peace officers is immune from civil liability for damages for personal injury to or death of any person resulting from collision of a vehicle operated by a suspect who is being or has been pursued by a peace office... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I am being sued for 50k personal injury for car accident I was not involved in-occurred in another state. What do I do?

I was served with a summons yesterday to appear regarding a personal injury claim. Apparently about one year ago someone rear-ended a man in OR, and he is suing me for 40k in non-economic damages and 9.5k in medical expenses. I live in AZ and was not in the state of OR last year. My credit card... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Apr 4, 2020

Report the claim to your insurance company immediately. They will pay for a lawyer for you to defend the claim and to answer the complaint. If you truly weren't in this wreck, then the lawyer from the insurance company should be able to get the claim dismissed fairly quickly. Fear not because... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: Can the manager at a mobile home park legally carry on your house and put it in the dumpster was no warn notice at all

You see I had a fire they knew I was going to save the last quarter of the house to rebuild a tiny home the the manager came of the bobcat tore it down and put it in the trash do I have any recourse for that

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 3, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. It could depend on the park's polices, and the extent of fire damages in the remaining portion of the structure. One option is to see if a Texas attorney would offer a free or brief, low-cost consult to assess the matter. Before starting to shell out money to explore... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: What legal action could/should I take regarding long term low level carbon monoxide poisoning over the past 6 years?

My family and I moved into our rental 6 years ago. Recently Our Security system we just bought picks up general air quality ie. pollen, cooking odors, methane, dust and carbon monoxide. It was detecting abnormal air quality the past week that we've had it. I double checked our smoke detectors, and... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Apr 2, 2020

That can certainly be distressing but nothing you posted indicates that you have actually suffered any specific harm from the exposure so what are your damages? Plus, a landlord is not a guarantor that nothing will go wrong. Rather it is their duty to fix problems with reasonable diligence once... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: What is the liability of the hairstylist when selling professional hair color to their clients for at home use?

We are thinking of making color "touch up" kits to sell to clients during the time we are closed due to social distancing. What are the liabilities associated with this as the business owners if something were to go wrong with either the color results , unexpected hair damage or personal injury due... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

Liability will generally depends on whether a license is required to sell the product, and if so, there is probably a potential for liability.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: My underage friend was raped, his attackers are of age. Will this go to court?

He has video proof, has taken it to the police and was blackmailed by these people. He also made sure friend was also on FaceTime to witness it.. will the friend have to stand witness?

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

The “will witness have to go to court” will depend on the situation. Criminal cases will depend on the Prosecutor. Civil cases, a witness generally cannot be compelled to testify.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Six months ago I was shocked in my ear by a blu phone I’m having issues now with my head
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 1, 2020

A Georgia attorney would be able to advise best, but you await a response for two weeks. There wasn't a question here, but if you are wondering if you would have rights arising out of the incident, it sounds like it would be a difficult case. Considerable time has elapsed since the event that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Oregon on
Q: What can I do if my job is at high risk of giving me covid? It is a crowded place, and it isn't essential

I work in a call center, we are more than capable of doing this job from home, they aren't allowing us to work from home, but they're not doing anything but putting our lives at risk. Every single person that works there gets sick if so much as one other person gets sick. The job that we perform is... Read more »

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Mar 31, 2020

Assuming you are in Oregon Governor Brown's order expressly banns office work when the work can be done from home. https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-washington-northwest-coronavirus-cases-live-updates-march-23/ This article explains where to report a suspected violation:... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I was placed at fault in an accident. Driver has no license, and even admitted fault in a text message weeks later.

I was in a bicycle accident recently involving a car who ran a red light, hitting me on my side and sending me to the emergency room. The police placed ME at fault. This guy had no license, and just recently texted me admitting fault.. Weeks later after the police had already filed their report.... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Mar 31, 2020

It’s going to depend on the substance of his text and what the witness has to say. As a cyclist myself I empathize with you. I’m willing to discuss it with you on a call tomorrow. 888-343-4529.?

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: i fell in 711 store parking lot and broke my femur can i sue california
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 31, 2020

more info needed.

you can always sue anyone at any time for anything.......the question is whether you would win!

what did California do wrong? what did the store do wrong?

just because you fall doesn't mean you can collect.

You must show Negligence on the other...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents on
Q: I was in a car accident (with my son's vehicle) cause by a faulty carwash.

I was asked 'if I was doing my son a favor by taking his vehicle for a carwash' or 'if he asked me to take his vehicle for a carwash.' Why are they asking me this? What's the difference in any answer I may give? Thank you in advance.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2020

It could depend on who is asking. You may want to consult with an attorney before answering any questions. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue if I was bit by a dog where I was working in exchange for room and board? The injury later caused an absess

The absess was staph and another worker had staph there. I was hospitalized for a week and was bed ridden for 6 weeks. In addition I am also an undocumented immigrant from Canada. I moved to the USA on a 3 year work visa and overstayed 10 years ago. I've resided In USA for 13 years. I lost my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 30, 2020

I think you mean that you were bitten 23 Nov 2019, not 2020. Did you have pasturella or staph? Go get a certified copy of your medical records and bill and hire a personal injury lawyer no later than 23 Oct 2020.

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