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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Social Security for Kansas on
Q: What can I do when the social security disability examiners are setting requirements that are detrimental and iniquitous

I have been asked by disability examiners to meet an unethical and possibly illegal requirement. They have asked me to do something that I cannot do because of my disability, knowing that my disability would prevent me from succeeding in their demand. I proposed an alternate method which is... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 18, 2024

Attorneys in Kansas would probably be in the best position to advise you, but your question remains open for a week. At this point, you could reach out to Social Security disability attorneys. Arrangements for any such consult would be between you and any law firms you reach out to, but SSDI... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Social Security for Kansas on
Q: What can I do when the social security disability examiners are setting requirements that are detrimental and iniquitous

I have been asked by disability examiners to meet an unethical and possibly illegal requirement. They have asked me to do something that I cannot do because of my disability, knowing that my disability would prevent me from succeeding in their demand. I proposed an alternate method which is... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

If you're encountering demands from Social Security Disability examiners in Kansas that you find unethical or in violation of your rights, especially demands you cannot meet due to your disability, it's important to address this issue promptly and effectively. First, document all... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I live in Missouri and was rear ended on my motorcycle at a red light in Kansas.

The other person’s insurance company did not provide me with a rental and after 14 days they totaled it. I have since lost my job. Is medical part separate or is medical and the accident lumped together?

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answered on Feb 3, 2024

The other driver's insurance will be liable for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain/suffering damages - including future costs in those categories. It is very advisable that you talk to experienced legal counsel as soon as possible so that you do not short-change any recovery you may be... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: what happens if someone is riding a motor cycle on the highway and is struck by a power line pole electricuted, boots bl

own off arm burned badly gets attorney turns down first offer of 750,000. then gets murdered before second offer

David Adams
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answered on Sep 8, 2023

So long as the statute of limitations has not run on the claim (usually 2 years in Kansas and 5 years in MO), you should still be able to pursue and conclude the claim. A number of possible issues involved in a prior attorneys involvement. That should all be resolvable as part of resolving the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: what happens if someone is riding a motor cycle on the highway and is struck by a power line pole electricuted, boots bl

own off arm burned badly gets attorney turns down first offer of 750,000. then gets murdered before second offer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 9, 2023

I'm sorry for your friend's terrible accident and subsequent loss. The attorney handling the case should know what steps to take, including possible involvement of attorneys/family members handling estate, and what measures are necessary to preserve rights with regard to applicable... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: can an employer blame a new injury on an old injury
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 28, 2023

This is common. I covered this issue in an industry trade magazine in an article, "Who Caused Your Injury?" The setting was a Fifth Circuit case involving a chief engineer on a 103-foot towing vessel. But the general principle could arise in many settings.

"WHO CAUSED YOUR...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: For almost a year, my apartment complex has not fixed the gate at our complex. Are they liable for my stolen car?

When I applied for a lease at my "gated" community apartment complex, they had a working gate where a fob or a number code was needed to get in. When I moved in, the gate was removed for repairs and has not been replaced in about a year. Recently, my car was stolen. The apartment has... View More

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answered on Jul 7, 2023

Property owners have a duty to maintain a reasonably safe and secure environment for their tenants. If it can be demonstrated that the apartment complex failed to fulfill this duty by not repairing the gate, not fixing the cameras, and not notifying tenants of known vulnerabilities, they may... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: When would the statute of limitations begin the date the doctor committed the first act of malpractice

Or if the doctor attempted to cover up his mistake and it was not found until later date would that date be considered the start of the time for limitations?

David Adams
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David Adams
answered on Apr 25, 2023

As a general rule, the two year statute of limitations starts to run from the first day that the injured person could have reasonably discovered that the negligence occurred. If the doctor covered up his negligence, then there is likely a strong argument that the two years does not start to run... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I broke my ankle going down the stairs at my friends place. Should their insurance cover that?
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answered on Apr 9, 2023

Their insurance should have to cover if the home owner (or renter) caused some kind of dangerous condition to cause your fall. If the fall was your fault and there was nothing wrong with the stairs, then you would likely not have a cause of action that would make their insurance liable. Best to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: My mom had a hysterectomy and surgeon perforated her small bowel. She went septic. Could this be malpractice?

My mom had a hysterectomy and the surgeon perforated her small bowel . Afterwards she went septic and into organ failure. She has had multiple surgeries and is leaking bile . Could you please advise ? Thank you

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 8, 2023

Yes, it could be malpractice. Perforation of the bowel can happen with, or without malpractice. A perforation alone does not indicate malpractice.

Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Kansas on
Q: If my license is suspended and I am driving my girlfriends truck when a cop hits me going through an intersection

with only his lights on and no sirens on— who is at fault for property damages and medical bills? The accident was undeniably his fault, but I did receive a must appear citation for driving while suspended- habitual violator.

David Adams
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David Adams
answered on Mar 1, 2023

If the police officer is more than 50% at fault for the collision, then the city he works for will be liable for that percentage of all your damages. Your damages will include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. The city most likely has some form of insurance to cover this... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: How do I check status of my Missouri tort case ??
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 20, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The most direct way is to check with your attorney if you are represented in the matter. If you're handling your case on your own and an insurable interest is involved, the claim examiner for the carrier... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: My wife had a stroke at work and no one called 911 or called me to advise there was a problem communicating with her.

Her stroke is severe. Affected mentally.

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

In situations where an employee experiences a medical emergency at work, employers are generally expected to take prompt and appropriate action. Failure to call for emergency medical assistance or notify family members could potentially be considered a violation of duty of care or negligence.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: What if you have a complaint against your lawyer who can you talk to

I settled my case and my lawyer kept talking about Medicaid Medicare and I kept telling him that I was not on a government assistant program so now that my case is settled he's telling me that since he talked to the insurance company they said they had a lean on me and I told him that that is... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Sep 25, 2023

The Attorney is warranted to obtain a written clearance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I need a Overland Park/Kansas City Area personal Injury Attorney that practices in Kansas & Arkansas.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 24, 2022

An attorney in the jurisdictions you mention would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you reach out to attorneys in the applicable jurisdiction for meaningful guidance, as a general note, a single jurisdiction of admission is generally enough for most personal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: A client borrowed funds against their case and now have a lien. Client wants to pay lien himself instead of having atty

A client borrowed funds against their case and now have a lien. Client wants to pay lien himself instead of having attorney reimburse the lien to the case funding company because he believes if he pays the lien himself he can get a tax benefit since some of the lien is made up of funds he borrowed... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 7, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. This is really a question for your attorney because they probably have the contract entered into for the loan, and are familiar with state codes of professional conduct & ethics. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Government Contracts and Military Law for Kansas on
Q: Yes I have a question about my case Kolbek v. 3m company. Case number 7:2021cv9491. Filed March 5th 2021 the judges nam

M. Casey Rogers in result of the 3 M earplugs lawsuit personal injury. Product liability. So I have not heard a word on this issue and my tinnitus is getting worse with partial hearing loss.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 6, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the suffering you're experiencing. If you're represented by counsel here, they would be in the best position to answer. Without knowing the particulars of your case, a general feature of many... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: How do I file a motion for abduction prevention act
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 27, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, it could be worth considering reaching out to Kansas attorneys to discuss. The format here is basic, general questions. When it comes to filing motions and other more complex elements of actual... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: statue of limitations petition was filed 6 days before limitations and clerk filed with court after statue past
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answered on Feb 17, 2021

Not clear exactly what happened here. Most all filings are online now, so there is no delay in filing. If you physically dropped off paperwork with the clerk and they did not file timely, that could be a real problem. Currently because of Covid-19 most statutes of limitations are suspended, so... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for Kansas on
Q: Coerced and Bullied. Wrongfully accused and incarcerated. Taken advantage of. Public officially abused and Harrassed.
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jan 28, 2021

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