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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: My hair damaged and fell out from johnson and johnson
Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Nov 22, 2021

You may have a claim, the type of case would be called "product liability." You should consult with a product liability attorney in your area.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: What can be done to prevent a lawyer from imposing a lien if you need to switch lawyers because he has not done his job

correctly, deposed a Dr that he was told not to, gave defense wrong info they are going by, will not do the research nor talk to the dr's that are specialists that are a necessity. It's a PI case where I had an accident dec 30th 2014, sustained injuries and have a brittle bone condition I... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Nov 17, 2021

If your retainer contract with your lawyer has the standard lien language and you fire him, he can then file a notice of lien in your case, and upon any recovery, his fees would likely be based on the amount of work he put in compared to the amount of work a subsequent lawyer would put it to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Reopen workers compensation case.

My attorney told me that my workers compensation claim wasn't worth anything. I got ran over by a garbage truck on 12-11-2019. I didn't receive surgery until 10-22-2020. My orthopedic surgeon put me on permanent Disability. During mediation my attorney told me the value of my case will... Read more »

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Nov 16, 2021

Unfortunately, once you've settled your work comp case, and especially when a judge has enforced the settlement, there's not much you can do. Usually, if you disagree with the judge's decision, you can appeal to the First District Court, but they don't usually do much, and, most... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Just got a letter from a car accident lawyer. What are my next steps?

I was involved in an accident where both parties were deemed at fault by the officer. We traded information through the officer, and I told the other party I would be filing with my insurance when I got home, and they would be hearing from them.

Today, I received a letter from a local law... Read more »

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Nov 15, 2021

If you have car insurance, it should defend you against the claim being made against you. If you believe you may have a claim against the other party (say you have injuries, car damages, lost wages, etc), then, just as the other party has done, you'd hire your own attorney. Unless you plan on... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: I just found out last night from my 9 year old that her older sister and niece have the Corona virus and she was expose

He hid it from me so I wouldn't know what legal action can I take

Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara answered on Nov 13, 2021

Until you know whether she actually has it there isn't much you can do. And after, you can take him to court for violating parental responsibility.

Good luck!

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5 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: I was assaulted by a Dollar tree manager as a customer, what type of lawyer do I need? Criminal and civil?

A Dollar tree manager assaulted me, threw, my cane, shove me & grabed my phone when I told her I was recording her because she wouldn't do a refund on things I had bought 2 mins. earlier w/receipt even though Dollar tree policy is to do so. As soon as I told her I was recording her she... Read more »

Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel answered on Nov 7, 2021

You may have a claim for personal injuries based upon assault, battery, negligent hiring and retention, negligent and or intentional infliction of emotional distress. You should consult with an injury lawyer that charges you no fees or costs unless you win. You should also preserve your phone... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Lawyer paperwork

My workers compensation case is done. I moved to another county. I've been contacting my WC lawyer to get my files so I can give them to my personal injury lawyer but she haven't been returning my calls back. Can i get my files from another facility if i live in a different county if... Read more »

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Nov 3, 2021

I answered this same question under the workers' compensation topic. Here is my answer: "If your case is over and settled, your work comp attorney should have collected his/her costs from the settlement. These are costs for things, like obtaining your records, on the case. Thus, if your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I need an attorney to speak with from the Middle District of Florida to represent me to file a lawsuit on a court

From a federal agency that has abused me at home and in my car for eight years and two months.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Nov 2, 2021

It's hard to tell from your brief description what your legal issue is. The word "abused" does not indicate which rights you believe were violated. (For example, the right to be free from false arrest or police excessive force, the right to freedom of speech, the right to be... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: A cat jumped jumped the fence and entered my backyard. My dogs hurt it. Am I responsible for the vet bills?

I broke up the attack but the cat was hurt. One of my dogs is hurt. Am I responsible for the cats vet bills?

Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Oct 28, 2021

Yes, generally speaking, you could be held liable for the damages (bills). Under Florida Statute § 767.01 "Owners of dogs shall be liable for any damage done by their dogs to a person or to any animal included in the definitions of “domestic animal” and “livestock” as provided by s.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Workers Compensation

why my workers comp attorney won't send my personal injury attorney my file case?

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 18, 2021

Without more information, it's difficult to answer this question. There can be a host of reasons such as your work comp attorney wanting to be paid by your personal injury attorney for documents that he/she will be producing, etc. Really, though, your work comp and personal injury attorneys... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I was assaulted in the workplace, how can I sue the individual who assaulted me?

Already working on a PI case against the employer.

Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Oct 12, 2021

You would sue the person who assaulted you in the same lawsuit as the PI case against your employer. I suggest that you retain an attorney to handle both matters, or tell the attorney you already have on the employer case that you also want to sue the individual.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: In the state of Florida how long do I have to file for any kind of claim/alternative negligence,malpractice etc?
Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 9, 2021

For general negligence, it's 4 years from the date of your accident. For malpractice, it's generally 2 years from the time the incident is discovered or should have been discovered. For wrongful death, it's also 2 years. If you have any question about whether you may be approaching... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Government Contracts and International Law for Florida on
Q: Got injured on the job

I got injured on the job by a coworker. do I have to accept worker’s compensation?

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 7, 2021

I'm not sure why the labels for this question include government contracts and international law, but, if this is an accident that occurred at work in Florida and is not a Federal Agency, if you were injured on the job, in almost all circumstances, your only choice is workers'... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: If an employer forces you to take the EUA Pfizer and does not have the FDA pfizer, are they held accountable? Is pfizer

Held accountable for any vaccine injuries?

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 7, 2021

Were you injured in any way allegedly due to the vaccine? It appears not, so I think that this question is a little premature to be asking until and unless something does happens. The only thing that I can say is that you should document everything in the meantime. Don't go looking for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I've been trespassed 12X & had 25 - 911 Calls on me w/ Zero Arrests. Do I have a case? I'm in Florida.

I have done nothing wrong. I have Bipolar 1/OCD/Anxiety & some other health issues.

I have no criminal past & no violent history. I've never threatened anyone or been inappropriate with anyone at any of these businesses. Just about all of the phone calls are businesses. One... Read more »

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 7, 2021

I'm not exactly sure what you are asking here. It seems that you are asking whether you have a case for discrimination due to your Bipolar/OCD/Anxiety disorders against these establishments who've called 911 and that have alleged that you've trespassed. I'm not sure what the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Do I need to sign a release form within 10 days as they requested?

During an extraction for a permanent bridge, I received an injury. Small but am now under another doctor's care hoping it will heal entirely. I requested a refund from the current dentist for the work not yet performed, and have been asked to sign a release but it needs to be done in 10... Read more »

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 6, 2021

Without knowing what the release says or what you may be waiving by signing it, I don't think any attorney can give you an answer on here. I'd highly recommend that you reach out to an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who handles personal injury cases for a free... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was in a car accident. I ran into the left side of a truck that was parked in the road.

Can I counter sue for injuries!

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Oct 4, 2021

For your medical bills up to a certain extent (usually about $10,000), your PIP covers you, and the insurance directly pays the medical providers. For compensation to you for your pain and suffering and for bills in excess of PIP, you may make a claim if the other party was at fault, and you would... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: My face got burnt by a technician who did Lazer Hair Removal on my face. Now I have a scar.

I currently get Lazer Hair Removal on my face. The owner of the shop usually does it but got a new girl to do my treatment last time. The new girl was either nervous and it burnt me twice in the same place. That same day the skin started to peel away and has now left an ugly scar or mark on my... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 27, 2021

You did not ask a question, but if you would like to know if you might be able to make a claim for compensation to cover medical treatment for your condition, the answer is yes. And if you end up with a permanent scar due to the inability of medical professionals to remove it, you may claim... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers Comp Contract

I have a question. If I agree to a lump sum settlement and told my lawyer to sign it instead of me signing it at a mediation but end up emailing my lawyer telling him I changed my mind two hours letter about the settlement. Do I have to settle for whatever amount was given to me or Is the contract... Read more »

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 2, 2021

Florida Workers' comp is a little different in that it's typical to allow your attorney to sign on your behalf on the mediation agreement. If you truly do not want to proceed with the settlement and you've asked your lawyer to try and back out of the settlement, what may happen is... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Government Contracts, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers compensation contract

I don't remember signing a workers compensation contract. And I didn't want to be under workers compensation. I got ran over by a garbage truck. One of the workers compensation clients must of came in and had me sign their contracts when I was at the hospital under the fluence when I was... Read more »

Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel answered on Sep 10, 2021

There are not enough important details in your question to be able to get give you a good answer. For example, who owned the garbage truck? Who was driving the garbage truck? Where did this happen? You may actually have both a personal injury claim and a workers compensation claim. You should... Read more »

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