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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: How often does a previous injury affect an auto-injury case? Without offering information about a previous injury.

I have a 5-year-old medical bill in collections from a previous injury that is in close proximation [on my body] (but not exact) to this auto injury I just had. Will this show up somehow and affect a possible case? It was in another state that I don't have a policy in or residency in.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jul 1, 2020

Good question. Your issue is a common one in most personal injury cases. A reputable injury attorney knows how to deal with this.

You are only entitled to make a claim for the injury that was "caused" by the wreck in question. Whether that means a completely new injury or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Q: How do i go about amending a personal injury suit from negligence to reckless

Me in the hywy and was arrested

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 30, 2020

This is something that a Rhode Island attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for three weeks. Ordinarily, most state civil procedure codes contain provisions for amending a complaint (if this is a state court-based claim, which most motor vehicle accidents involving parties from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I need to know if I can fight an accident during an unsafe change lane from another driver.

a driver stop in front of me to change lanes, when I was turning right and non traffic conditions,

when ahead it was a sign, merge to the left , another sign ahead lane end merge to the left.

she stopped without signal in a continuous traffic. I was behind the big truck turning right .

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jun 30, 2020

You're asking a classic comparative fault question. Yes, you can make a claim for your damages if you feel the other driver was at fault. But a jury may have to decide the answer to that question. The insurer may take the position that because the other driver was in front of you that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: i need a personal injury lawyer in scioto county in ohio can u help
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

You await a response for a week, but this isn't really an attorney referral service. It's only a Q & A Board. You could avoid losing further time by seeking out an attorney on your own. You could use the resources of this site, or you could conduct independent searches online. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If someone purposely gave me an std can I sue them? Even if they don’t have medical documentation.

I’m from ohio.

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

If you can prove that the other party knew they had the STD and failed to disclose, then you could have an action for assault and/or battery. If they intended to give you an STI, then I would talk to a criminal attorney about possibly filing a police report, however, Ohio statutes only seem to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: year100% loyal every payday,week late.job searching he found out got fired.group workchatsaved times on phone.checkshold

every employee on job group chAt. when to come in, every where my checks from every employee there , numerous numerous times.every im losing my place,bills ,food texts from over 20 employee..i lost my apartment,and everything else after also texts for help .. personal damages are in play.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

I'm sorry your post remains open for four weeks. There are a number of categories here and it isn't clear if things in the various categories are related to one another. The most central one appears to be employment-related. At this point, you could contact an employment attorney to see... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Medical Malpractice on
Q: can i sue company for not having pretrial information that I requested and had to file without?Case was dismissed

I was led to believe the insurance company that insures the Dr I was suing was performing the pretrial she asked for signed consent forms etc she was investigaing as far as I knew , so when the time came to file I asked and she never responded so I filed to hopefully save my timing to file.... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jun 29, 2020

It appears your case originates in Georgia and you should ask a GA attorney your question. My response is based on Utah law, but most states do something similar to Utah. I'm also unclear as to the posture (or procedural stance) of your case so I'm making some assumptions in my answer.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Does res judicata and/or collateral estoppel apply to a small claims judgment?

If a plaintiff succeeds in small claims court and receives a judgment, can the loser (defendant) later file a lawsuit in King County Superior Court over the same matter? This involves an auto accident in which each party blames the other. The matter was heard in King County District (Small... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 28, 2020

This is something a Washington attorney should advise on, as it involves state court practices. But your question remains open for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter, it's unlikely that a suit would be filed against you if the matter stems from the same claim/controversy and involves the same... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: As a witness would a recorded over the phone deposition be void if never sworn in and only talked to lawyer
Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Jun 28, 2020

The question s too vague to be answered to your satisfaction. Do you have a lawyer, if so talk to your lawyer. If not call a lawyer with more information.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I need help! I have been made very ill by contamination from working in two separate buildings.

I lost my memory, developed heart issues, due to sinus contamination. No sense of smell now. The second time the same issues, but I lost my balance, and now my left hand last two fingers are numb all the time. Every morning I spend time clearing my sinuses so I can breath. They knew the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 27, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You mention working in buildings. A starting point in learning about your rights here could be to contact a workers' compensation attorney. Many offer free initial consults. If you have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: I need my temporary disability while waiting for full disability. I have been diagnosed with Post Concussion Syndrome.

I suffered a traumatic Brain Injury in September 2016. just went through a major lumbar surgery am unable to work..had former cervical surgery. I have NO income do not want any attorneys that specialize in Disability ONLY tried that route to no avail, law firm out of Little rock. I live in... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 27, 2020

This is something on which an Arkansas attorney could best advise, but you await a response for four weeks. I'm sorry for your terrible injury. It isn't fully clear how the injury arose, whether it was an ordinary personal injury situation or whether it was something that arose at work,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for Indiana on
Q: My family dr wellness checkup asthma checkup nurse steps out he ask me disrobe sticks speculum inside me then his two

Fingers. He knew two years prior planned parenthood did paps since 13 yr. also I check at age 40 paps are done 3-5 yrs he knew I had one yr before so he intentionally sexual misconduct. I reported it to nurse on other side building 4 days later also MHS case manager and dr that had me report to... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on Jun 27, 2020

A sexual assault which should be reported to the local police or Sheriff office. Send certified letter with all the details of they won’t take your statement. Get therapy through Victims Assistance if you can not afford it.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Request Property manager to take down Black Lives Matter signs in store

I have been attacked by this group and am seeing a doctor for tranquilizers do to trama. Can I suit IC if they do not remove them

Michael Francis Barrett
Michael Francis Barrett answered on Jun 26, 2020

No, they have a right to display such signs.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Education Law for Indiana on
Q: I spent 5th grade with my mouth literally taped shut using 2” masking tape.

With I’m sure toxic glue as it was the 90’s, while the teacher encouraged the class to mock and make fun of me. I want to sue Demotte Elementary School, which is Kankakee Valley School Corp., I’m dead serious and will find representation somewhere. Most of those classmates are still residing... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 26, 2020

It would be best for an Indiana attorney to advise, but you await a response for four weeks. You ask about what type of lawyer? A personal injury lawyer, preferably one with insight into the education system. But you are looking at a very formidable challenge in terms of the timeline here. I'm... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: I was in a boat fire in Nov 2018 .the insurance contacted me but I haven't heard from them again

Progresive contacted me. I was in the ICU burn until in a coma for a month and in there longer. I suffer from al kinds of stuff now

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 25, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. Contact a maritime attorney who handles injury cases without delay. Boat fires, particularly on small vessels on navigable waters, can introduce legal tactics that are not available for accidents that take place on land. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I slipped and fell at wing stop. I sued the insurance company for my damages and suffering. But I had extra damages that

I live in Texas

Nomaan K. Husain
Nomaan K. Husain answered on Jun 24, 2020

In Texas if you have already sued a person or company for damages arising from an accident then you are usually barred from suing the same person and company again. In your case, if your case is still pending then you can amend your petition and add other damages. However, if you case has been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Minnesota on
Q: I had a toxic reaction to a substance used in a routine X-Ray procedure.

I had previously informed the facility that I was allergic to this substance, yet it was administered anyway. This resulted in two trips to the ER in four days. Both times my complaint that I was given a toxic substance were not addressed by the on-duty physician and I was discharged while still... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 23, 2020

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It sounds like what you experienced might have been a severe reaction to a contrast agent - only a medical professional could say for certain. You could contact a Minnesota med mal attorney to discuss the matter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Do I just have to live with it? I worked in two buildings that had mold contamination. I got very sick, what do I do?

I lost memory, my sense of smell, my balance, and now my last two fingers are numb all the time. Heart issues, breathing issues, and so very scared of catching the COVID.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 23, 2020

You must consult an attorney handling workers compensation cases ASAP!! Injuries and illnesses caused at an employee's worksite generally must be remedied in workers compensation cases, with the employer's workers comp insurance kicking in. In some situations, there might also be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: I am researching The Public Motor Vehicle Liability Security Fund. Do self-insured vehicles pay into this fund in NYS?

You can email me at SDavis@american-transit.com

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 22, 2020

According to New York Code ISC - Insurance § 7601 (d) The public motor vehicle liability security fund shall consist of

all payments made to it by insurers and of securities acquired by and through the use of moneys belonging to it, together with interest and accretions earned upon...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I sue the birth control company Nexplanon for emotional distress?

It does not state anywhere in the warning that the birth control could lower my hormone levels greatly after removal. After testing, doctors were convinced that I was infertile and guaranteed me that the birth control could not lower my levels to a point that makes it seem infertile. They said it... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2020

A California attorney could best advise, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. What you describe could be more a product liability case than a med mal case. A med mal cause of action would be based more on a breach of a medical duty of care, while a... Read more »

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