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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Michigan on
Q: Am I able to bring a lawsuit up against my workplace that wouldn't partake in a work-related accident?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 25, 2022

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could continue awaiting a response, or consider reaching out to Pennsylvania workers' comp attorneys. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was released from the hospital with a .2 blood alcohol content and I had to walk home and I fell and hit my head twic

I called the non emergency number and they sent out a police officer and he offered to get an ambulance but it was to the same hospital. I did not feel safe.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 20, 2022

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your injury. In such a setting, the hospital could raise the issue that based on its observations, it saw no lawful grounds to detain a patient. One option you have is to reach out to attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: my case is worth $150,000 I get $38,000 out of it. now my attorney tells me it’s worth $250,000 but I’m still getting 38

These numbers don’t sound right

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 14, 2022

This is something a Michigan attorney could advise best on, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could ask your attorney to sit down with you and go over the figures with you. It sounds like you have a large lien(s) on the case. Without knowing more, it could be from any number of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: HOW TO FILE A NEGLIGENCE COMPLAINT AGAINST A DR., SPARROW, AND ANURSING HOME/ SOCIAL WORKER?

THIS HAS TO DO WITH MY SISTER WHO HAS A MENTAL CONDITION FOR YRS .LAST YR SHE FELL AND WAS TAKEN TO CARSON HOSPITAL FOR THAT . THAT IS WHERE THE NIGHTMARE BEGAN. SHE HAD BEE TAKING CLOIRIL FOR YRS AND I RECOGNIZED IT WAS AFFECTING HER SPEECH AND HER ARMS BECAME JERKY AND BECAUSE OF BEING AROUND... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 29, 2022

You have two potential issues: 1) medical malpractice, and 2) nursing home abuse / neglect. The latter is one you can more readily start by contacting the facility, omsbudman, or the state's complaint website. The former would require gathering medical documentation and finding a medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I have been subjected to torture by cps, courts not responding to my request for assistance with the stopping of this.

I am looking for assistance with pro Bono council for the service of abstaining proper treatment and rights of disabled people with ADA compliance, custody, increased parenting time, the clearing my name from abuse and neglect and the treatment of years of negative behaviors by the other parties... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 22, 2022

If you are in current abuse / neglect proceedings, you should have an attorney appointed to you, and you need to work with that person to address these issues.

One of the biggest mistakes parents make in these sort of cases is to focus on what the other person is doing, when the emphasis...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: What happens when one of two defendants fail to answer suit.

I was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. Upon suit, the driver of the vehicle in which I was alleges the other driver is liable. The alleged other driver failed to file an answer to the complaint with the court. How will the case proceed?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 1, 2022

Your driver may ask the court to enter a default judgment against the other driver. Do you know if the other driver is insured?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My child's school's foodservice company sold my child food containing gluten can we file a lawsuit?

The school system is providing free meals to all students this year and in order to prevent my kids obtaining gluten I submitted the required special diet form signed by our doctor. My kids don't normally have hot lunch but we felt forced to submit the form. They also have some items to buy... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 9, 2022

The first question to ask when contemplating a law suit is what are the damages? Did your son suffer a reaction to the extent of being hospitalized? Law suits are expensive and unless you have some provable damages, you may want to just voice your concerns to the school administration.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: CAN I SUE FOR BED BUGS CAUSING NEAR DEATH?

I HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR INFESTATION OF BED BUGS AND STILL TODAY, LANDLORDS HAS NOT REMOVED THEM

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 8, 2022

You will need to contact a lawyer who handles personal injury and real estate matters in the county you lived. There are so many intervening factors involved that can significantly limit a landlord's liability, and so I would encourage you to be realistic in what you can recover from the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was emotionally harassed by an advisor for sending emails and asking too many questions.

I was looking for options I can have to change my minor. But during the advising meeting I was denied to ask questions and they said they do not care what I choose. I was denied to ask any further questions on the topic and was insulting experience for not knowing what to do even as an... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 16, 2022

What is your question? It sounds like your best course of action would be to address this issue with your university. Perhaps to the head academic advisor or to a dean of students. Many universities also have departments and deans specific to international students.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: How can I create a DPOA for someone who is mentally incapacitated in Michigan?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 16, 2022

You can't create a DPOA for someone who is now incapacitated. These documents require capacity (e.g. knowing what you are doing and signing). Once incapacitated, you'll need to look into a guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Defense, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Am I responsible for removing my trampoline from a privately owned golf course's pond?

My trampoline flew into a pond owned by a privately owned golf course during a major wind storm. The trampoline was anchored down and was ripped out by the wind. I live in an HOA that is next to the golf course. The trampoline is destroyed. Am I responsible for cleaning it up out of the pond?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 14, 2021

What is the golf course owners saying? Even though it's an act of God, someone will still have to pay. Either the golf course will just do it on their own, or they will contact the HOA and the HOA will pay, and may end up tracing it back to you.

It may be worth your while to contact...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Can a case that say dismissed in good faith mean can I take it to the right court
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 21, 2021

Cases are dismissed with or without prejudice. If your case involves medical malpractice, you really should not be doing this on your own because it will be next to impossible for you to successfully navigate the procedure and rules.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Michigan on
Q: My bedroom ceiling collapsed on me in my sleep. The property manager was aware that the ceiling was cracked.

I inhaled lots of fiberglass insulation and sustained a foot injury so I went to the ER.

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris answered on Oct 12, 2021

Ouch. If you are a tenant, the landlord is likely to be liable. The landlord's insurance carrier may offer a settlement. You could take the settlement, or, if you can find an attorney to take the case, you could sue to see if you get more. If you hire an attorney, that might increase the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: have a personal injury claim won 69k im getting 10k lawyer says does this seem normal?

My personal injury case went to the supreme court settled for 69k my lawyer says i will receive 10k does this seem like a fair amount no medical payback just there portion and mine

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 3, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. However, ANY attorney would need to know more (such as the terms of your retainer agreement, and other possible agreements/amendments) before offering input regarding attorney fees on your case. If your case involved... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Just wondering if there is away to get my ex boyfriend to pay for my medication, psychiatrist, and therapist bills?

My ex boyfriend has sexual, physically, and emotionally abused me in the past

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 8, 2021

Possibly, in one of two ways: 1) contact police and make a report. It's up to the prosecutor about whether to actually pursue criminal charges - the length of delay may be a factor, because that's the first a defense attorney will attack. 2) if you don't want to, or the prosecutor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: How can I stop a quote of something I said from being used in a way I don’t approve of?

I am credited on a quote on a pro-birth website. “Adoption is not a birthmothers rejection, but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby”. I’m extremely pro choice and don’t like how this is used on a pro birth website.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 7, 2021

Is the quote attributed with your name? Is it an accurate quote you said? You could contact the pro-birth website and express your concern, that you don't agree with their position, and that you'd like your name and quote removed. But if it's an accurate quote, I'm not sure they have to....

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: How do I sue a county?

I was hit in the head with a wooden baseball bat and no one was held responsible even though I know who did it. I almost lost my life

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 5, 2021

What is your theory that the county government is responsible for an individual's potentially criminal actions? You also need to consider that police and prosecutors have qualified immunity for their actions.

A more effective route to consider might be suing the person you claim hit you.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: If you get hurt in Nevada & live in Michigan do you have to get a lawyer in Nevada?

I’m 79 years old & don’t want to travel anymore.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 27, 2021

Yes. Any court action would need to take place in the state it occurred

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Michigan on
Q: travel employee, injured while not on site. what can i do.

traveling mechanic for BAE systems from kansas working in michigan. at some point in the last 9 months i developed a hernia and cannot point to any specific event that caused it. I am basically being told go home and handle it while unemployed. this sounds fishy to me and im looking for any other... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 26, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. It's difficult for attorneys to reach out to you within the format of this Q & A forum. This doesn't operate like an attorney referral service. If you haven't already spoken with an attorney, you... Read more »

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