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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: both husband and wife involved in car accident where our car was hit from a car that did not yield the right of way.

Our car was totaled and we both sustained injuries from broken arm to hematomas and chest bruising among other

consequences to our body.. Are we entitled to pain and suffering from these injuries?

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answered on Jan 2, 2024

If you sustained injuries in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver who failed to yield the right of way, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for pain and suffering. Minnesota is a no-fault state, which means that your insurance typically covers medical expenses and other economic... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: both husband and wife involved in car accident where our car was hit from a car that did not yield the right of way.

Our car was totaled and we both sustained injuries from broken arm to hematomas and chest bruising among other

consequences to our body.. Are we entitled to pain and suffering from these injuries?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 6, 2024

An attorney who practices in your state could offer you the most definitive and accurate guidance. You posted a week ago, so until you are able to arrange a free initial consult with a Minnesota attorney, the short answer is that it's possible you could. If you have a basis for a case under... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I live in MN and I was detained by the city police for assault in the third degree presumable evidence of injury..

The person who is claiming I injured them roll down a flight of stairs and broke a rib was that being said he told the police I pushed him when he tripped and rolled.. The first paper I received in jail nothing is filled out on it and everything is blank or there should be dates time and names and... View More

Sarah Gad
Sarah Gad
answered on Jan 1, 2024

In Minnesota, they do not actually have to charge you to arrest and hold you in jail. If the police officer believes they have probable cause to make an arrest (probable cause is a very low standard), they can hold you in jail for up to 48 hours without charging you. If they do not charge you... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I live in MN and I was detained by the city police for assault in the third degree presumable evidence of injury..

The person who is claiming I injured them roll down a flight of stairs and broke a rib was that being said he told the police I pushed him when he tripped and rolled.. The first paper I received in jail nothing is filled out on it and everything is blank or there should be dates time and names and... View More

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Jan 1, 2024

If a person is facing a criminal charge, it's time to get help from a criminal defense attorney - either public defender or private criminal attorney. Once that happens, your attorney will have access to police reports, videos, etc, as well as legal papers related to the case. At that point... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I live in MN and I was detained by the city police for assault in the third degree presumable evidence of injury..

The person who is claiming I injured them roll down a flight of stairs and broke a rib was that being said he told the police I pushed him when he tripped and rolled.. The first paper I received in jail nothing is filled out on it and everything is blank or there should be dates time and names and... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In Minnesota, the legality of your arrest depends on whether the police had probable cause at the time of the arrest. Probable cause refers to a reasonable basis for believing that a crime may have been committed. If the police had probable cause to believe you committed third-degree assault at the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Why is so hard to sue the airports l was in a airport on October 2nd and fell in the bathroom at terminal H4

I was flying back to Florida from Minneapolis Minnesota Oct second got through check in and everything then l decided to go to the bathroom in the airports bathroom when l entered the floor was wet l fell to the left and hand was still engaged in the handicap chair and it snapped the top of my left... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Dec 28, 2023

Like any business, a personal injury law firm must make a profit. The firm will evaluate your situation based on its criteria and determine whether you have profitable case. Personal injury law firms don't take risks.

Write down a clear and concise description of the events to present...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Q: My life was ruined by a surgeon who lied to me about what happened while I was unconscious. I was poisoned-nearly died.

I have medical records to prove that HE was the trauma that required my 20-plus surgeries. Is there no recourse? Why? Is it because he refused to tell me what happened within the Statute of Limitations (four years)? My hospital records were "missing" and absolute evidence of the wrong... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Oct 23, 2023

If you expose the truth about what happened to you through social media and autobiography/memoir/literary plays and/or historical fiction you will likely be sued. Be prepared to defend yourself in court. It will be expensive for you. Any publishers will certainly run your allegations by their legal... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: I have a pending settlement with the boyscouts of America. But I need money now. And my attorney doesn't allow

Pre-settlement loans. Is there anything I can do? Or do you know any company they doesn't require a attorney signature. Because I have the paperwork necessary to prove that I am apart of the settlement.

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answered on Jul 17, 2023

If your attorney does not permit pre-settlement loans and you need immediate funds for your pending settlement with the Boy Scouts of America, there are still options to explore. Begin by discussing your financial urgency with your attorney and exploring alternative solutions together.... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: My child was held down & assaulted kicked kicked in the growing he has bruises on his arms is traumatized What can i do

He was at camp and these boys attacked him, wouldn't let him go, and kicked him over and over in his growing. He has bruises on his arms from them holding him and him trying to get away.

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answered on Jul 13, 2023

Report the incident to the camp authorities or management immediately, providing a detailed account of what happened and requesting appropriate action. Simultaneously, contact your local law enforcement agency to file a police report, providing them with all relevant information and evidence,... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: My child was held down & assaulted kicked kicked in the growing he has bruises on his arms is traumatized What can i do

He was at camp and these boys attacked him, wouldn't let him go, and kicked him over and over in his growing. He has bruises on his arms from them holding him and him trying to get away.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 15, 2023

I'm sorry about what happened to your son. You should try to arrange a free initial consult with a local Minnesota attorney without further delay. Evidence can be fleeting in these settings, and it can be important to initiate an investigation before relevant evidence is lost. Also find out if... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Today I was caught exiting a store with a few goods I did not pay for. Loss prevention came out, I said I would go with

Today I was caught exiting a store with a few goods I did not pay for. Loss prevention came out, I said I would go with them just to please not touch me. The lp grabbed my right arm, twisted it, bent my wrist back, physically pushed me down causing cuts on my knee, held me down by putting his knee... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on May 30, 2023

You may have a case if you can prove the facts as you allege. Evidence takes many forms, including witness testimony and video. Your medical bills would also be important. The aggressor will undoubtedly have a different account of the event and most likely have evidence. Police contact and charges... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I recently tripped and fell over uneven pavement outside a local business, injuring my shoulder, head, arm and knees.

The business owner offered to pay my medical expenses, which total just over $3000. They did open a case with their insurance company. The hospital ER billed my medical insurance leaving a balance owed of $1400 and that's the amount their insurance company is paying me. Am I not entitled to... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 9, 2023

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If a claim is only for medical expenses, the claimant would generally be entitled to only the outstanding amount that was not covered. The premise of insurance law is to make the claimant whole for their loss. In... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Where do parents go from here...I had a friendtalk to me Siblings. Do they report the incident posted below?

Male Siblings—ages 15 and 12. The older kid asked the younger kid to take off their own underwear/touch each other’s genitals. When the younger sons underwear were down, the older son rubbed his penis on the younger son. There was no Penetration. The younger kid was uncomfortable, said no, and... View More

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Apr 5, 2023

It's not a good idea to post details of a possible crime on a public website. But calling a lawyer with a telephone would be a better way to start. A Minnesota therapist will be a "mandated reporter" to police, of any child abuse disclosed to them. Therefore seeking help could lead... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: My ps4 has been stolen, what would be the charge for this if I did decide to press charges/report it.

I know who did and I have their information they just won’t give it back. Would this situation be taken seriously by the cops or am I just wasting my time reporting it? All I really want is my stuff back I’m not even interested in pressing charges

Sarah Gad
Sarah Gad
answered on Jan 9, 2023

As frustrating is it is to have your property taken without your consent, filing a police report and subjecting the person to criminal prosecution is a somewhat of a drastic measure. You might want to ask yourself if it is worth it to do so, or if there are other measures you can take to have your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Minnesota on
Q: how can i be so violated in my rights and yet not have legal assistance in civil claims? is it easier to not help?

i have valid claim for county liability.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 4, 2022

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It isn't clear what the matter is about, but keep in mind that if your claim involves a county or public agency, it's possible there could be notice of claim elements. Only a Minnesota attorney could advise... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Minnesota on
Q: what type of lawyer do i need to let a doctor know he screwed up big time.

yes i have had two surgeries and now i am needing a third surgery and if i would have not gotten a second opinion i would have most likely needed a fourth surgery. i had a back fusion and it was redone a second time already i was told then by the surgeon he put a part in me that would not move well... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 30, 2024

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. The answer to your question is a medical malpractice attorney. If you could arrange a free initial consult, that might help assess your matter. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I have settled a lawsuit with opposing counsel, I am self represented and the opposing counsel is adding requirements

They are asking me to get signatures from non-parties, and writing the check to non-parties. Now they are ghosting me.

My question is, are there sanctions for them doing this including paying my lawyer to collect from them. It’s an insurance company but they have been very difficult this... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Apr 9, 2024

Unfortunately, we don't know who these non-parties are. There may be legitimate reasons for these demands. If you don't have an attorney, you can't be awarded attorney fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Thousands of waste tires illegal dumped on my land by local recycling center!! Help what can I do??
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Mar 25, 2024

I have no doubt there is much more to the story. Please start here;

https://www.minneapolismn.gov/resident-services/garbage-recycling-cleanup/illegal-dumping/

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: My son died in 2021.funeral home has not given me my son's remains.what can I do ?
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Mar 24, 2024

Why hasn't the funeral home given you the remains? Perhaps repost with more information.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: My attorney does not respond over yrs this time I sent him four past two weeks with no response at all
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Feb 22, 2024

Failure to communicate in one of the most common complaints regarding attorney. Complaints against lawyers should be directed to the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, (651) 296-3952.

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