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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: What steps do i need to take to present a wrongful death/medical malpractice/pharmacy liability case to an attorney?

I have done a lot of research on my family's behalf and we all feel that my father was a victim of unethical practice that led to his untimely passing at only 58 years of age. We would like to discuss our situation and hopefully pursue a favorable plan of action to give my father the proper... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 20, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for your family's loss. In terms of steps you could take, the most productive would be to see if you could set up a consult with a law firm. If you have medical records, those would be helpful.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: I lease a Walkabout Properties home. No stair rails installed on deck. Lost balance on stairs and fell. May I sue them?

This event happened Fri., June 4, 2021, at 5 p.m. I suffered a concussion with a large subdural hematoma. No fractures, but the fall injured my back, sacral area, neck and shoulders. A level 3, or mid to severe concussion, can take time months to heal. I have a continual headache, including... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2021

I'm sorry for your accident and the injuries you suffered. This is really something that a Missouri attorney should advise on, but your post remains open for four weeks. If you reached out to attorneys in the Springfield area, most would probably offer free initial consults on such matters.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith for Missouri on
Q: What actions are considered vexatious by insurance companies in MO.& what is bad faith? What can I do?

My insurance company used a bias company to estimate loss. The inspection was not thorough and I was pressured to accept a completely unreasonable lowball offer. I complained to my agent and received a call from the supervisor saying they will send a third-party inspector over to inspect the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 10, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, as your question could involve elements of state-specific law. In terms of what you could do, one option is to arrange a brief consult with an attorney experienced in property damage/fire claims. In terms of pressure to accept an offer, if a release had been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I am experiencing symptoms related to an injury in 1991 and 94. Can I still file on that claim?

I live in Mo but the claim was filed in Texas.

Brandon Labiner
Brandon Labiner answered on Jun 1, 2021

With the caveat that I practice in Florida, I'd say it's unlikely that the statute of limitations for personal injuries in Texas is over 20 years. Generally, personal injury statutes of limitations are under 5 years. Now, there are exceptions for certain instances, e.g. malpractice, in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: sue a hotel my vehicle was stolen. No security,lights outside not good,was not told very high crime and no signs

I have pictures of building. And cameras.dark are where my truck was stolen. I can prove negligence.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 22, 2021

If you can prove negligence then you’ve answered your own question. I’m not sure what kind of response you are seeking.

Part of proving negligence is proving a legal duty owed to you from the hotel.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: my landlord rented a shop on the same property as the house that i rent to people that ran an appliance repair shop.

they shut it down but didnt clean the small debris up. i steped on something and had my toe amputated because of it. can i sue

Michael S. Foster
Michael S. Foster answered on Apr 3, 2021

Depends on a lot of things. How open and obvious was it. Should you have noticed it? Was landlord on notice of the issue?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Lemon Law for Missouri on
Q: Who so I contact in my area?

I was in a serious car accident. I have been sold two lemons from two different car lots. I feel that I have been mislead and taken advantage of by both of them. I am seeking the justice I deserve.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 23, 2021

Contact an attorney to discuss your options. The lemon law only applies to new vehicles but there may be other avenues for you if the vehicles were used.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: What is the penalty for assaulting a nurse in Missouri, and can you point me to the relevant legal code?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 16, 2020

You have this posted under Personal Injury, and it remains open for two weeks. This is something a Missouri criminal defense attorney is more likely to know than a personal injury attorney. You could repost under Criminal Law for better chances of a response. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: Hello, last night I drove my mother to the hospital due to an ankle injury. She broke her leg and ankle.

Hello, last night I drove my mother to the hospital due to an ankle injury. She broke her leg and ankle. The hospital put a cast on her leg. I was not able to go inside the hospital due to COVID. When she said she was coming out to leave she fell down inside the hospital breaking two ribs. Is the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 16, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your mother's ordeal. For the most meaningful answer to your question, it would be helpful to investigate the matter in greater detail, in terms of hospital policies, witness statements,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I was in a no contact accident. I was merging from the left lane, signal on, checked all of my mirrors. I was able

To get into the other lane but a few seconds late I hear tires screen and see a motocycle sideway on the road with no driver on it. I pull of the road and call 911 but see some cops who can help and follow them back to the scene to give a statement . I eventually found out that the driver that fell... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 14, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week and time is of the essence in your matter. By this point, it's possible the police report might have materialized. You could consult with a local attorney to go over the facts of the accident, possibly with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: A dog was hit by a random person infront of my home didn’t have chip or collar so took to vet told them we were adopting

Paid 1,000 dollars owner came forward doesn’t have proof of ownership get gave dog to owner but I can’t get my money back or the dog that I said I was adopting and didn’t ask for proof of ownership what do I do

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 2, 2020

I don't believe that you have a cognizable claim to file. Missouri recognizes the "doctrine of necessaries" as to a married couple, i.e., if the medical services patient received were necessary and patient maintained no separate assets, one spouse would be liable for the reasonable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: How much does insurance usually pay out for a broken feumur?

My daughter had a 200LB sliding barn door fall on her and break her feumur bone at a relatives house and they didn't have homeowners insurance. I dont want to sue them but to find out a reasonable or typical amount paid out for an injury like this.

Michael S. Foster
Michael S. Foster answered on Oct 17, 2020

It is too bad they didn't have homeowners insurance. Your question is a hard one to answer though. The answer depends on the cost of her medical treatment, the age of your daughter (was she working and cannot?), the length of time she'll be treating for her injuries, her pain and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: If someone puts you at risk for injury and you fight them will you be protected in anyway?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. It could depend on what is meant by putting you at risk for injury. If they pose an immediate threat of physical harm, it could be a matter of self-defense. But the nature of the risk isn't clear from your post.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: can i sue a dr for not prescribing my son meds??

I have been in and out of Dr. offices, psychiatrist's, and Counsiling appointments since I was 12 years old, taken from my mother for child abuse and neglect. I was taken to a boy's and girl's home called The Noyes Home in St. Joseph, MO: I have been on meds every since. I have been... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 31, 2020

It’s not a lawsuit unless you sue and have a case number. I don’t think that it will be worth your spending thousands of dollars to sue and doubt that any attorney will represent you on a contingency basis because your damages are not easily quantifiable. Plus, you are entitled to go see a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: Large wheel sized rockinstore lot went unnoticedand scratched and dented my car was told by store people must've moved'e

There are two lines of rocks in this alley behind store one extends more than length of store but opposite the building, the other is about three or four of them against the back wall of the store. Now usually these rocks have remained in position; ive never seen them moved. This time drove into... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 8, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There wasn't a question, but I think you might be wondering if you can bring a claim. Based on the description, it sounds like it would be difficult. When you say "pumps," that suggests gas pumps, which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: Can I sue businesses for promoting the Black Lives Matter movement?

I find it offensive and extremely racist. It has no place in a business such as Amazon. How do I force these companies to stop advertising BLM. If they are not willing to promote Alt-Right why are they allowed to promote BLM?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jun 20, 2020

Anyone can sue anyone for any amount of money. But you are going to lose if you file such a suit, I believe.

If you are serious and willing to spend thousands of dollars paying an attorney to file a frivolous suit perhaps you’ll find a taker. I think your lawsuit would be dismissed...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: Can you be found guilty of a CRIME in a civil case?? And if so,Why would I NOT be allowed to sue for perjury??

I was told that only the prosecutor can pursue the person who sued me in civil case and lied under oath, because perjury is a crime.

If that is true, how can I be sued for a CRIME, if not by the PROSECUTOR, in CRIMINAL Court????

Ok. To try to be clearer.... OJ Simpson was tried for... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 11, 2020

I’m not following your post. Perjury is a crime and you seem to understand that a prosecutor prosecutes criminal cases. Some acts can be pursued both civilly and criminally. Think OJ Simpson.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: I want to sue for abuse of process

I was in a child custody case.

My husband passed away and his family legally by default got temporary custody and my daughter saying that I was a drug addict I was not a good mom because of my drug use. I had all clean UA's to clean hair follicles and they dismissed the case before... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 9, 2020

Contact an attorney in your area, put down a substantial sum, and go for it.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: Can you sue a doctor for a failed back surgery it was during a workers compensation claim

I was injured at work and was told that I needed back surgery because I had a compressed disc so I went through with it and it didn't help at all now I have scar tissue that prevents me from having any further surgeries to help me this was during a comp case I am disabled now and the doctors... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 26, 2019

I'm sorry for your ordeal with your injury and ensuing surgery. Unfortunately, an attorney can't really make a call on this based on these brief facts, despite the admission made by the doctor you describe. What they can do is request your medical records, including diagnostic imaging... Read more »

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