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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Broken tooth had to be removed on Product from a Grocery store

I purchased a grocery store pitted olive salad that they process in the store and source the Olives from another company. They investigated it and said that in the ingredients small print on packaging it says may have small pieces of pit or pits. They said they would give be my initial dental... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unless you're being presented with the opportunity of going to arbitration, one option is looking into whether the matter falls within the limits of Arizona small claims court. Another option is reaching out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: I am suffering bulemia nervosa after a comment from an ex. My teeth are falling out and it is expensive. Can I sue him?

This probably sounds so crazy. But his comment lead me down a spiral of self-hatred and eventually forcing myself to vomit up food to be skinnier. And now, thanks to all that acid, my teeth have holes and I suspect I need around $10,000 to repair them completely, including 4 crowns and at least 20... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jul 25, 2022

I'm sorry to hear of everything you are experiencing. Regardless of what I may say about your legal case, please know that you deserved to be treated better by your ex and you should also be kind to yourself and love who you are.

I think winning a case like yours would be difficult....
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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I’ve been drinking poison for 2 years. Arsenic in well water on the home I leased failed test - EPA Standards.

I'm female, in my 60's, and I don't know a polite way of stating this...I've had chronic diarreah for the last 2 years which is why I had the water tested.

What are my chances of finding an attorney who would represent me, get paid when we settle, and sue this SOB for... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 24, 2022

An Arizona attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It sounds like you're asking about an attorney who would handle your matter on a contingency basis (you mention payment upon settlement). It's difficult to say whether a firm would handle something like... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: My husband was hit by a drunk driver in his work van Workers comp paid 66% & we paid them back with ins settlement

Isn’t he still entitled to restitution for his lost wages, pain & suffering, loss of personal work equipment & mileage? Our accident lawyer says not to apply for restitution. I think it’s because he won’t get a cut…?

He is back to work full-time. Has a low impairment rating... Read more »

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Jul 22, 2022

This is not a one size fits all situation and the answer to your questions depends on several factors: what were your husband's injuries, how serious were the injuries, does he have any permanent damage (medical impairment or disability) from the accident, has he been able to go back to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: Would I be able to sue in Maricopa County, Arizona, a person making libelous content about me who is a resident of PA?

This person is seeking harm by slander in order to intimidate and harass

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 12, 2022

This is something that only local attorneys could advise on in terms of state court systems, since venue is governed by state rules of civil procedure. But your question remains open for two weeks.

If you contemplate the federal court system, rules for venue are outlined in the Federal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Do I have a dental malpractice case if my dentist was negligent and left me with no teeth since last summer?

My dentist was to extract all my teeth & replace them with 3 bridges and 6 implants on each arch. Surgery & implant placement was in July of ‘21. I was sent home with a denture that didn’t properly fit because they never took since impressions were never taken. After several failed... Read more »

Sean Woods
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Sean Woods
answered on Jun 2, 2022

As with everything, it depends. It sounds like you have been through a terrible ordeal. You likely could have a case - these types of cases require preliminary expert reports, so to get to the case, you would need a dental surgery expert to review the records and opine on what went wrong and why.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: I received a civil lawsuit complaint &waiver of service summons form & not sure if I should sign it. I need assistance.

I am not sure if I should sign the waiver because I haven't had time or money to get legal advice. I already filed an answer denying the complaint saying I went to court for this incident.

Sean Woods
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Sean Woods
answered on Apr 28, 2022

While all cases are different, the waiver is a standard procedure in Arizona if the parties are in communication. It provides an additional time period beyond the normal Answer deadline for a party to file an answer.

Waiving service saves costs and gives the person answering 60 to respond...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Intellectual Property and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Can I sue the company that made these sweatpants for not holding my phone ?? Repeatedly drops out walking up a staircace

Or the phone company ? It’s an iPhone XR and it’s damaged by falling out not more than a causal walk up a staircase.

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Mar 24, 2022

On many legal claims you have to prove that the company did something wrong. Did the company making the sweatpants tell you or market their product as being able to securely hold the iPhone XR without falling out? Is the iPhone XR advertised to be able to securely fit in these particular... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: What lawyer would I need if iv been denied for my invoice by fiduciary of ex employer due to lack of detailed services?

Denied my 1509hrs of 24hr in home care giving for my ex employer sum of $24,304.00 invoiced to the fiduciary. And denied due to (if is discrimination ) for I am now relationship with ex employers daughter that the fiduciary is now suing and is malicious and only acts through Ill will and now denies... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 26, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. What kind of lawyer do you need? Of the categories you chose, an employment attorney might be a logical starting point. The other two categories you posted under, Employment Discrimination and Personal Injury, do not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Environmental for Arizona on
Q: I am being exposed to cleaning chemicals at work, by a business next door to where I work. Can I take them to court?

They say they are allowed to dump there by the City of Sedona, I stand above the drainage pit all day for 9.5 hours every day, for 8 years, burning eyes, throat, lungs. I have complained to my boss, his boss, the business that's dumping, and the city of sedona, who says they are allowed to do... Read more »

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Feb 25, 2022

Thank you for your inquiry. I see a couple of issues you want to follow up. I would first contact the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (https://www.azica.gov/forms/adosh2213) and the US Department of Occupational Safety and Health (I don't have a link to the federal form),... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I was injured by a cashier she had pinned me between the shelves and the full U-boat, manager never asked me anything.

I think I forced him to write my name. I was told to call the store if I was going to get checked over I went to the ER left wrist pain and swollen and contusions on my hips. Have a wrist brace that I need to wear. Their insurance company Sedgwick gave me a cold call and left a message to send text... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 9, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your injuries. You could continue to try to reach the carrier. The fact that a claim has been set up for you is a good thing. It doesn't necessarily mean anything about the strength,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: My mom wants 20k because I "ruined her life" by existing and injured her 7 years ago (conflict resolved). Am I liable?

I am currently in the process of moving out (getting kicked out, choosing not to go through eviction) and my mother is demanding 20k. I am 24, COVID hit hard. Mom has cited that it's because I injured her when I was 17/18. I had hit her with an ipad during a time when I was mentally unstable... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jan 23, 2022

There's a two-year statute of limitations for her to bring a lawsuit over you hitting her with an iPad. Since she didn't file within those two years, she is past the deadline. If she file, you should file a Motion to Dismiss.

As for all other issues you raise, the two of you...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: In car accident cases do lawyers get billing records from the hospital stay if their is one?
Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Jan 20, 2022

Yes, getting the bills for all your medical records is very important if seeking recovery for damages of related medical treatment. This can sometimes be tedious to do without the help of an attorney and sometimes it is difficult to correctly present a claim if you have one. You should contact a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Nov 1,2021 at a store from a cashier, I spoke with a manager didn't take my statement. I ended up going to ER.

Segwick is the insurance company that handles the store, I received one cold call and I have called left messages, text's and email's. Is there anything I can do?

Matthew Maerowitz
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Matthew Maerowitz
answered on Jan 13, 2022

If the store is at fault, you may be entitled to recover damages. Contact a personal injury attorney to go over what happened. Many of us offer free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: If I had a knee replacement and now I have a 1/2 inch height discrepancy do I have any recource?

I had surgery at specialty orthopedic hospital was told had xray in OR to confirm procedure. It is nor just the limp, is also causing pain

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 17, 2021

An Arizona attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The answer depends on additional details beyond the scope of this brief textbox format. If the height discrepancy was the best outcome possible under the circumstances, and there were no breaches of a duty of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: Hi there so broke my hand at work 4 to 5 weeks ago . in that time I have seen doctor every week. 1 week into break I wa

I was released to go back to work. Just don't use hand..as of today my hand is not in a cast and it should have been weeks ago. My hand hurts and will heel wrong . so future looks bad for hand. They did give me a wrist brace with wrap. This all sounds not right. This is a workmans comp.... Read more »

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Dec 17, 2021

Good morning. It's not clear from your message how you believe your hand was broken and should be in a cast (like an x-ray or something else), and why you think you cannot do your regular work, since you apparently have been to a doctor who would make those decisions. It will make a difference... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Do I have personal injury claim for pain & suffering caused by my doctor failing to help me when requested?

I am a 71-year-old man who has been certified by the Federal Government as Totally and Permanently Disabled. Sun Life Family Health Center, Inc. in Casa Grande, AZ (SLFHC) was my Primary Care Physician for over 6 years, and I was already permanently disabled before I came to SLFHC. Because I live... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 28, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If you believe you suffered damages resulting from breach of a duty to provide you with proper medical care, you could reach out to med mal attorneys in Arizona. Most law firms that handle med mal cases offer free... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I tripped walking on a sidewalk. There was a square that is lifted making me trip and fall on my knife. Do i have a case

It was night and not very lit. So I couldn't see that the sidewalk lifted.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 12, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could be difficult for an attorney to answer your question without additional details - severity of the defect, negligence on the part of the owner, dimness of lighting , nature of injuries, how knife was carried,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: I was driving in a parking lot in Tucson, AZ. I was established and driving forward in a through way lane (main lane).

Another driver drove in front of me out of an aisle/feeder lane and we collided. Is there common law in AZ regarding negligence as it pertains to a vehicle in a feeder lane and a vehicle in a throughway lane colliding?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 5, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Only an Arizona attorney could meaningfully advise on state-specific vehicle and traffic law. The general rule in most jurisdictions is that vehicles in the main roadway have right of way over vehicles entering... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Arizona on
Q: If a home healthcare agency sends an aide to a client's house that brought bed bugs into the clients home,can he sue?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 28, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It sounds like it might be a difficult case. With such cases in general, connecting the infestation to the alleged source (to the exclusion of other possibilities) could sometimes present challenges. Additionally, if... Read more »

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