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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My 8 yr old son used bath n body works on hhis face and it became burned and rashed. Bath n body works said they will gi

Give 50 dollars if i sign a release and indemnity with my social security number

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Feb 25, 2021

I see now they are offering 50$. To many people that is quit a bit of money, but in the grand scheme of things, you won't know what you're giving up unless you talk to an attorney who can give you at least a cursory overview.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Does the acne medication Accutane cause mental illness and do I have a case?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

Accutane has been the subject of much product liabiilty. A lot would depend on what your doctors attribute your mental health change to. Contact attorneys who advertise for Accutane adverse reactions.

Trying to prove the origin of a mental health condition can be quite difficult.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: can i sue the PD for giving my child covid after making my child sit in the car with the officers after a traffic stop?

my son was pulled over for a tail light while on his way to the grocery store. While pulled over neither officer had a mask and made him take his off to identify himself. While they ran his name they made him get out of his vehicle handcuffed him and sit in the patrol car with them. After waiting... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 17, 2021

Your son should first make a complaint against the officers with the department's internal affairs. Legally, whether the officers' actions were appropriate will depend on what exactly was going on at the time, and what your son was or was not doing.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: We need legal assistance we are being sued

We do not have money for a lawy

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 6, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three days and this is clearly something where time is of the essence in your actions. If this involves someone suing for injuries from a car accident (based on the categories in which you posted), you should immediately take any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue drug manufacturer?

I developed a severe gambling addiction while taking Mirapex long-term. It stopped after I quit taking the drug. This has placed me on the brink of bankruptcy. Is this a valid basis for suing the manufacturer? Do the existence of prior class action lawsuits to which I was not a party prevent me... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 21, 2020

A Michigan attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter, It seems like it would be a difficult case to establish. It could depend on what the warning label for Mirapex includes, but the drug is generally used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Coworker gave me Nazi salute, twice. Owner says I misinterpreted.

Na

Patrick Duff
Patrick Duff answered on Oct 25, 2020

It's hard to say whether there is a cause of action here without knowing whether you're in a protected class--i.e., race, age, gender, etc. If you feel that your hours were cut in retaliation to your complaint, you can always file a claim with the EEOC and/or the MI Department of Civil... Read more »

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Q: Hello. Can I still hire attorney to represent me in Ohio lawsuit. Against manufacturers? Other than Purdue pharma.

I've filed in the Purdue pharma case. Was told by plantiff committee to contact an attorney to represent me in Ohio for that case against the manufacturers. I've called several attorneys they can't me as individual or they only represent states .I read there was deadline in Ohio but... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 7, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. Since you've already reached out to attorneys, you probably covered most of the available resources. If you haven't already used it, there is the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. The Ohio State Bar Association also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Our renters would like to get a pool for their fenced in back yard. We have liability insurance on the property but how

Do we limit our responsibility

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jun 4, 2020

Good question and I get this sort of question frequently from friends. First, although you have liability insurance, make sure your insurance company informs you, IN WRITING, that injuries related to the pool will be covered. The more information you send your insurer about the pool the better.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was wonder if I could sue for pain and suffering after an not at fault accident which I now have bad back problems?

The car accident took place at February 28, 2020

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 26, 2020

Likely no. Our no-fault system makes your insurance company responsible for your medical bills. About the only way to get outside of the no-fault system and sue the other driver is if you suffered a serious impairment to a bodily function (e.g. paralysis, amputation, etc.). Back pain, usually,... Read more »

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Q: Can I be forced to take a coronavirus testing just to have a medical procedure done?

I don’t think I should be forced because I’m not sick I don’t have to be tested when I go to work and to me it’s a forcible action to be able to track you and follow your whereabouts in quarantine you you don’t think that’s a overreach of government

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 18, 2020

Likely yes. The medical professional could refuse services if you don't, unless it's an emergency situation. I'm not sure what benefit you'd receive by refusing. The procedure you receive could be compromised because the doctor doesn't have a complete picture of what is going on.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Slipped and fell

I had to have surgery to wire and pin it back together, the area I fell was a dangerous area unknown to me but the owner knew because I was later told he was asked to fix it several times but refused I was also told he normally had warning cones set in this are but not the day I was there, a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 14, 2020

It's difficult to tell, based on these facts alone. It would be helpful to know why the cones were removed, the extent of the defects involved, among other factors. You could contact a Michigan injury attorney to discuss the matter in greater detail, and that would probably enable a more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: can I request anything from this hotel or is there any legal action I could take? This is blatant neglect to me.

I stayed at a hotel in Southfield Michigan and noticed the sliding glass door for the shower was coming off the rail on the back top rollers. My roommate notified the front desk about the issue and the man told him he will call a work request in and to just be careful with it. I went to take a... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 13, 2020

Yikes! I would think so. At the very least, I would be in contact with hotel management - in the case of a chain hotel, I'm not talking about the local people; I'm talking about the actual parent company.

Whether it makes sense to pursue a personal injury lawsuit depends on a...
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Q: Is it my fault for slipping and falling at a carwash and breaking my kneecap and having to have surgery

I was getting out of my car to go over to the service area on March 12 2019 at a carwash, I was going to get change, I slipped and fell in a shaded area on what is called black ice, as a customer came to help he also fell.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 12, 2020

It could be, but if you consulted with a Michigan attorney who could examine more details about how your injury occurred, what precautionary measures were taken to melt or remove ice, etc., you could get a more complete picture of the respective liabilities here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Complaint and Claim Based on Injuries Caused by Negligence at a private Islamic religious school.

On January 22nd, 2019, Sara, my daughter, was pushed by another student and fell on her head on a concrete floor covered in carpet.

The coordinator of the Tawheed center, Wahajuddin, refused to call the police to report the incident, instead, he called me and asked me to pick up my daughter... Read more »

John Francis Nicholson
John Francis Nicholson answered on Mar 5, 2020

You raise a number of good issues; however, I believe it is less complicated. The school must have premises liability to cover any injuries to persons on the premises that are there legally. The facts that you allege regarding negligence help your argument and serve to defeat a defense that your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: If I got a strawberry banana smoothy from McDonalds about 6 year and I found a needle as a sucked through the straw.

If I got a strawberry banana smoothy from McDonalds about 6 years ago and I found a needle as a sucked through the straw. I bit down thinking it was ice and it poked my mouth. I have the needle still. I was wondering if I still have a strong case.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 4, 2020

No. Why bring this up now 6 years after the fact? I would imagine McDonald's lawyers would attack that right off the bat.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Is there a claim when an unauthorized person writes to my spine doctor and my insurance company causing medical denial?

This is a very strange situation; I have been seeing a spine doctor for 8 years. My doctor wrote a couple scripts for medical equipment and letters to support their need. My insurance company sent letter with more questions to the doctor. I then contacted the medical records dept. of my doctors... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 29, 2020

It's difficult to offer an answer without knowing what the letter contained and what the grounds for the denial was (medical necessity?). You could consult with a Michigan attorney to learn if they feel it would be cost-effective to pursue. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue my mobile home park. They shut my water off on January 7th 2020 for no reason that same day I had a demand for

Payment. As of today January 23rd 2020 I still have not received an eviction notice however but regardless to this day I have not got a written reason why my water has been shut off or a not even a verbal reason they haven't said one word to me about it earlier that I had look into it and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 23, 2020

Contact a Texas attorney who handles eviction defense to review the actions of the park and the terms of your agreement. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I slipped getting out if a vehicle a few months ago in a gas station parking lot...the er said i sprained my shoulder.

Its getting worse. I want to know if there is a time limit to file a lawsuit on a slip and fall..i live in michigan

Evan S. Sloan
Evan S. Sloan answered on Feb 4, 2020

The best thing you could do is contact a local personal injury attorney. They will be able to evaluate your situation and inform you of your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I want to know if I can sue my cell phone company for all the ads I get on my phone I did not sign up to get ads

I get between 150 to 200 ads on my phone weekly Detroit Michigan

Matt Schmoldt
Matt Schmoldt answered on Jan 31, 2020

There is federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which protects individuals from unsolicited telephone calls and texts. It allows an individual to recover $500 to $1500 per call or text made in violation of the statute. The statute is a little complicated and I recommend... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Environmental for Michigan on
Q: I came in contact with silicosis dust from diamertous earth and i already had COPD anyways this powderly stuff

This powedrly stuff was put onto my capeting by my sister inlaw anyways afterwards after i inhauled this chemical called diametrous earth 3 days after i inhauled this powderly chemical 3 days afterwards i ended up into the hospital with small bowel obstruction i had to go through surgery because of... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 27, 2020

You should contact a Michigan attorney if this is something on which you are contemplating a claim. Your post remains open for a week and it looks like two-plus years have already elapsed. You should act without further delay to discuss state statutes of limitations for the applicable legal... Read more »

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