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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
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Court’s decision that I’m not at fault was not accepted as evidence by arbitrator. Is this legally erroneous?

The rulings with respect to evidence was unfair, deprive due process rights. The arbitrator’s decision; I’m 80% at fault other party 20%. It’s legally erroneous.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 12, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to an attorney to review. They're likely going to want to review both decisions to make any kind of meaningful determination. There's a tab above (Find-a-Lawyer), or you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Arizona on
Q: I had a pen torch blow up in my hand like a gun twice, same brand. Faulty design can't hold psi when filled.

The product is dangerous, if u would have had my ignition source in range it would have blew my face off, burned me and anyone close. First time it pelted my chest bruising it and second it grazed along the ends if my finger tips leaving a slick friction burn and almost shot my gf in her face. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 27, 2021

An Arizona attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general premise, an injury victim would not usually be able to base damages on injuries that "could have" been. The standard would be "actual" damages. Those types of damages generally need to... Read more »

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

Case Description: Yesterday I was walking into Safeway and tripped on the curb and fell onto my hands and knees I was so embarrassed and I got up despite the pain I was in and tried to play it off like I was ok. I went in using the cart to help me get around and finished my shopping. The manager... Read more »

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Apr 26, 2021

Regardless of whether you will be able to recover or not; your first priority should be your health. Whether you have an actionable case against Safeway depends in part on whether Safeway was at fault. You should immediately consult a personal injury attorney and many offer free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Should I get a lawyer?

Slipped and fell from oil outside of a QuikTrip gas station parking lot

Mr. William A Sand
Mr. William A Sand answered on Mar 3, 2021

Premises liability cases, like most negligence cases, have two major components: Liability and Damages. Both need to be proved by a preponderance of the evidence in order to prevail. Let's break them down:

Liability: This has to do with whether or not the defendant/wrongdoer/tortfeasor...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Arizona on
Q: I was prescribed the nootropic Risperdal as a teenager and subsequently developed gynecomastia. Is it too late to sue?

I was told by an endocrinologist that the gynecomastia was likely caused the nootropic I was prescribed.

I really don’t care about the money, I just want to be able to afford the surgery so I can be comfortable in my own skin again.

Thanks for your help!

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

It depends on the law of the state where you live. If you have a "discovery date" it can be extended. If you were under 18 when you took it, most states give you until you are 21.

I would contact the Arizona Trial Lawyers Assn and ask for attorneys who handle pharmaceutical...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Statute, law would apply to Retail Store Premises Injury? Metal Security door fell, hit me in the head,

I was hit in the head by a metal security door frame at Home Depot. Doctors said I have a closed head injury/TBI. Their security chains were not in place. The insurance company dragged this out and now my 2 year mark is coming up on Friday. I am trying to submit a summons/civil complaint to keep my... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

I do not know Arizona law, and this should not be taken as legal advice but I would generally suggest you 1)go to the town where the Home Depot is and see what names it is registered under for the Certificate of Occupancy, and get that address.

2) Go to your county law library right now....
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: Hello, my father had a hernia malpractice case going which was near to the end of reaching settlement. He passed away

Recently and my mother could not find any information about this case as it was through email and we can’t get access to his phone. Is there a way to figure out who was on this case? Thankyou!!!

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 28, 2021

I'm sorry for the loss of your father. An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter in any jurisdiction, you might try checking the local court systems to see if they have any online records (if the matter had been placed into suit).... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: 3 Employees are driving to work in a company truck. A Lady ran a red light causing injuries to 3 employees-Workers Comp?

3 Employees were commuting to work in a Company Vehicle. These employees did not stop for any work related errands. They were headed to work from their Hotel. Another Driver made a left turn on a Red Light causing a collision with injuries. Does the company have to file a workers comp. claim. The... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 23, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for two weeks. As for the personal injury attributes of the accident, those would be handled as third-party injury claims in most any jurisdiction. But from what you describe, it sounds like there really isn't a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Collections for Arizona on
Q: I had a lawyer in a civil case and there was a settlement to be paid. He was paid. Should he follow up to retrieve money

So they had two years to pay the settlement and after that it would accrue interest. My lawyer was already paid and I was told when two years came if we needed we would go back to court. It’s been 13 yrs I contact the office a few times over the yrs and at one point told I wouldn’t have to pay... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 29, 2020

Depending on the facts of the underlying case, this could be something that an Arizona or Massachusetts attorney could advise best on. But your post remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear what happened here that has you waiting for the funds of your award. If your lawyer recommended... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona on
Q: How do I go about fixing my car after a hit and run?

I was involved in a hit and run about a year ago I was able to get the license plate and make a report to the police. I never followed up because I moved states and lost the documents, I’m back in Arizona now and where the damages that were caused during the hit and run are now causing my vehicle... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 25, 2020

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could try that, but issues may arise as to notice - with either carrier. The general premise, regardless of jurisdiction, is that an insurance carrier needs notice within a reasonable time to investigate claims.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I slipped and fell on some water at the casino. An insurance claim has been filed, but I need legal help

I am dealing with several symptoms and injuries. The insurance adjuster is supposed to call me within a day or two. I need to pursue this matter, but don't know how.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Sep 25, 2020

You need an attorney immediately. Time is critical to your claims. Often casinos have videos of incidents that they don't save unless they're provided with a properly worded "preservation letter." Most lay people cannot do this alone. Without video evidence of your fall on... Read more »

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