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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was hit by an 18wheeler
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 14, 2020

So?

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: I have spent 4 years trying to get HR to help me. They didn't trust or believe me. It took 9 people quit
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 11, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. If this involved an injury (you included Personal Injury in your categories), it isn't clear from the brief description what type of injury it was. If there was an injury that arose in the course of employment, a... Read more »

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 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, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: Can my assets be brought into a previous lawsuit if we get married?

My fiancee was involved in a car accident while he was on his parents policy. One person did not settle and is now sueing. Can my assets be brought into the lawsuit once we get married in November 2020?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 19, 2020

A party's assets are not an issue in such a lawsuit unless and until a money judgment is entered against the party, and then it's an issue only if there is no or too little insurance coverage to protect the party - for example, if a judgment for $50K is entered against the defendant, who... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was sexual assault by father when I was younger than twelve. Seeking guidance on civil litigation for restitution

Seeking restitution in cash and real estate holdings

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 6, 2020

So sorry to hear that. I agree with my colleague Mr. Ferro. You posted you inquiry for Fla. attorneys, yet you are writing from Georgia. You should consult an attorney is the State where your father is located. The main issues to examine are (A) proof of the sexual assault (anything beyond your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: if protesters are blocking a road or highway

do i have all legal rights to drive "slow" through them AFTER giving them ample warnings and time to move. Now lets say i do drive and these people turn violent. do i just "floor" it and plow through them? Central Fl.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 4, 2020

Go around. If, hypothetically, the "turn violent", what you might do would depend on the circumstances. But the best advice would be for you to avoid the situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: What can I do about my apartment falling apart my shelves in my kitchen fell on me and at first I didn’t think I was

Injured but now I have back pain

Raul G. Delgado II
Raul G. Delgado II answered on May 30, 2020

If you are injured, the first thing you should do is get medical care. A injury to your back can be a very serious condition because of the nature of the spinal cord and the nervous system. Hopefully a doctor tells you that you have nothing to worry about but nonetheless, the first step is always... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Do I file answer with all of my financials or call Morgan and Morgan and let them know I don’t own the car anymore?

Out of nowhere while visiting with family the other day, I was served with a summons for a vehicle crash my ex wife was involved in. Shocking as I moved several states away a couple months ago and was back in town at extended family’s residence visiting for the weekend and BBQ. We are divorced... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 18, 2020

DO NOT CALL MORGAN & MORGAN. There are more than enough scary facts presented here to warrant you looking for and hiring a lawyer right away. It appears that the crash report identifying you as the owner is the main cause for concern; however, people being sued under the theory of vicarious... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: fell off a roof working for a company two years ago And suffered multiple injuries to his Feet legs and back.

The fall off the roof was caused by equipment Failure, The harness he was in broke and didn’t stop him from falling off the roof. Also had to be life flighted to Shands hospital

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 30, 2020

It sounds like you are reaching out on behalf of your friend or relative here. If you want to help this person, there are several pieces of information you could start gathering that would enable Florida attorneys to offer meaningful input and direction. If a workers' comp claim was filed, a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Hello, I have somewhat of an online presence and someone that I used to speak to as a friend has decided to leak my nude

photos from OnlyFans (a protected site that subscriptions are payed for) as well as has leaked my previous home address, phone number, and still constantly harasses me via twitter through multiple accounts.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Apr 27, 2020

You should report to the police.

As far as leaking photos, you should consider filing for copyright registration and sue him for infringement.

You should consult with an attorney quick.

Marcos

www.legalbizglobal.com

5 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I slipped and fell at work. Company provide no non slip mats in kitchen. Are they grossly negligent?

They provide no non slip mats for wet floors that they know always get wet, from ice to drinks to spills. They also don’t have good enough drainage as it’s under a fixture blocked by ice bin. It’s a kitchen. Also my back already has been hurt before so because of them not taking proper care... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 17, 2020

Have you filed a workers compensation claim?

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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 Florida on
Q: Is it required by law to inform a family member if the resident of a memory care facility falls?

Came to see mom at 3pm she had a lot of trouble standing and screamed when she took a step. I was told she fell at 10am and told by someone else she fell 2x. I had the facility arrange she go to hospital - she had 2 fractures in pelvis.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 7, 2020

You correctly posted this under the Personal Injury category; it is a personal injury matter. But your question remains open for two weeks. This might be something that attorneys who handle nursing home cases would be more likely to know. There is a section here for Nursing Home Abuse. Although... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was assaulted on jet blue by a passenger. I need a negligent security attorney
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq. answered on Feb 25, 2020

Happy to help you. Please contact our office 305-441-0440. Ana Soto our intake coordinator is waiting for your call.

Spencer Aronfeld

Board Certified Trial Lawyer

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: In VA, A, a resident of FL, struck B, a resident of NY. ($80000 medical expense)

can person B sue to FL circuit court? does FL state court has jurisdiction over this case?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 23, 2020

Yes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: A porch torch burned my friend dress as she walked by it and caught fire is there a case. 3rd degree burns?

Small porch torch bought at Walmart

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Feb 17, 2020

Much more detail would be needed to determine if there is potential liability. Your friend should consult a personal injury attorney in her geographic area. It should be easy to find one offering a free consultation.

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6 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My neighbors dog got out from across the street came across and took a chunk out of my arm. Can I do anything?

They have no insurance

Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman answered on Feb 11, 2020

Yes. The owner is liable as an act of negligence, and if they have homeowners insurance may cover the dog owner for the claim. Not sure of extent of injury. If no medical treatment needed then may not be of much value. Certainly if stitches or more serious injury and medical expenses incurred... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: my case started june 11, 2018, i was dismissed on june 23, 2018 for something i dont really know. i have the disc/

i had an extreme slip and fall at the bflo airport; had every single page of whats needed by SIMON AND SIMON; because i live in florida; they kept me hanging for 11 months and i thought we were ready to finish; my gosh the poking and prodding and testing, mris, physical therapy which made things... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jan 27, 2020

You are writing from Fla., and therefore being seen by Fla. attorney looking out for Fla. cases. However, since the accident happened in New York, you need a New York firm to handle it. Is that where Simon & Simon is? If not located there, the firm you signed up with would have had to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Auto ins co says accident claim may exceed our limit.We rent- have auto loans - no assets. Other party likely to sue us?
Scott J. Jontiff
Scott J. Jontiff answered on Jan 23, 2020

There are several considerations for the attorneys who represent the injured person(s). Among those considerations, they will determine if the person who was driving the car also owned the car; or, did another person or entity own the car. If the at-fault driver is also the owner, only that... Read more »

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