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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: If my spouse is sued in Nevada am I liable

Following a car accident

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 18, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's always possible in every case, but the other side would need to demonstrate that their damages exceed the limits of your policy. Unless the coverage is very bare bones with policy limits at the statutory... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: is it good if i change attorneys if the case its being going on for over 1 year?

my attorney changed my case manager twice . the firts case manager was fired , she didnt hep me at all, all the things she had to do ,didnt do. so 5 months went the drain then and there. the new case manager had to start all over again. this new manager was helpful until one point stopped calling... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 3, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best but your question remains open for three weeks. It wouldn't be fair to you or your attorney for anyone here to pass judgment on the file without the chance to closely review it. The decision to change attorneys is yours to freely make, but it is safe to say... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: How can I extending statute of limitations for a personal injury. attorney dropped out with 22days until statute is up
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 22, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question is open for a couple of days already and time is definitely of the essence here. Please consider reaching out to attorneys to discuss this immediately instead of waiting indefinitely for a response here. With 22 days remaining (19 or 20 days... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: I’m trying to find a attorney that can help with suing my landlord for destroying my Tiny home

Hello my ex landlord evicted me then refused to allow me to retrieve my property which was a tiny home that I was building and residing in along with other personal belongings and tools and materials. He has since destroyed the tiny home and everything else. I can only sue for $10000 in small... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 8, 2022

A Nevada attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal and the frustration in finding an attorney. It's no guarantee, but one option at this point could be to explore legal aid services or pro bono attorneys. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Q: can i sue for not having hot water or heat for 5 months from a gas leak in my apartment? plus more

Please let me explain. I have lived in this apartment in Henderson, NV for a year now. Approx 10 months ago I was having breathing problems (only inside the apartment) and documented it. 5 months ago I figured out there was a natural gas leak and the gas company shut the gas off at that time. The... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 11, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your question straddles two separate categories and I could only speak about the personal injury aspects. You mention that your breathing problems are documented. If you mean by medical records, those could be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: a procedure i didnt ask for left me deformed on my face

i went in to have eye bag removal and face lift and woke up with some threads that are connected to my bone that cause damage to my face and i did not sign for this and was never told of this ,i have seen 2 plastic surgents that said they cant fix it .That they have never heard of this ,also that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 3, 2022

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. There wasn't a question included in the post, but you may be wondering what your legal rights are. The first step in finding that out is to reach out to Nevada med mal attorneys. If a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: My 5 year old son got a bad cut on his foot from a sharp carpet tack sticking out. Is apartment management responsible?

He tripped over last night. His wound is approx. 5cm long and 1mm deep on the top of his foot. We took him to urgent care this morning. Doctor did not give any stitches as several hours passed. It will definitely leave scar.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Feb 13, 2022

The landlord has a legal duty to inspect for any hidden defects prior to you signing the lease and moving in, and would be liable If your landlord failed to remove that dangerous condition. Take plenty of pictures of the defect, and also make sure that your child gets needed medical attention, and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: The case settle and signed all documents and notarized, how long will I get my settlement payments?

It’s been over 2 months and other party already offer the amount and my Lawyer and I agreed the amount offer, but till now my Lawyer said he haven’t received the payments! Why, it’ takes too long to receive my money and I think my Lawyer keeping my money for some reason! Please let me know... Read more »

Ben Bingham
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Ben Bingham
answered on Dec 14, 2021

Typical turn around times are two - four weeks. However, there are factors which can cause delays. If medical liens exist with medicare or medicaid and your attorney is requesting reductions on the amount you are required to pay back, the same can take weeks. Further, if your claim was in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Banking for Nevada on
Q: This is what happened to me. My bank gave out my balances that resulted in 90k taken from my bank. They even called me

That they were aware they made the mistake and were investigating. Never heard back from them. I guess there was a judgment in a civil case that I was completely unaware of.. I mean nothing. They didn't show that I was served, called or anything. Now they did have a curior say that he... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 6, 2021

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Since this involves a judgment, a collections attorney would probably have better insight here than a personal injury attorney. There's no guarantee all posts are ultimately picked up, but you could repost and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Business Law, Gaming and Small Claims for Nevada on
Q: My hand was smashed extremely hard between two glass doors at a casino entrance. What's the right way to handle this?

Is there a liability on the casino I should be addressing since this may be an issue on something they should look into.

Thirty days later and my hand is still soar. Nobody there seemed to be of concern. I asked to speak to someone about it and I was asked rather rudly if I needed a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 20, 2021

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your accident and injuries. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys in your area to discuss in further detail. Most attorneys who handle injury cases offer free initial consults. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Education Law and Health Care Law for Nevada on
Q: What are my options for if I’m injured at school?

I’m in medical assistant school and one of the other students gave me possible nerve damage at some point during a vein puncture or injection. I went to the doctor after alerting my teacher and the doctor told me my symptoms sounded like nerve damage and to see a specialist if I don’t see... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 16, 2021

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You ask about your options. A starting point could be to try to arrange a consult with an attorney. Most law firms that handle injury cases offer free initial consults. Whether or not an attorney identifies the basis... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: It has taken almost 30 days for American Home shield to get air compressor fixed still broke is this legal?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 13, 2021

A Nevada attorney could advise best. but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to reach a local attorney, it could be worth noting that these types of settings are often governed provisions of the contract between the parties. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: I am in need of a lawyer to right an opinion letter based on a person injury claim which seems to be a nuisance claim.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 31, 2021

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to attorneys to ask for the cost of writing such a letter. But more important than that, what is the nature of the claim being made - if the claim is in the form of a summons and complaint to initiate... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: Does my auto insurance company's settlement offer to the driver affect me?

I was involved in a vehicle accident in Nevada. While the officer's report and testimony place the other party at fault, Nevada is a shared fault state. With that said, my insurance company wants to offer the other party a small settlement in an attempt to put the matter behind me. How can... Read more »

Chris White
Chris White
answered on Mar 26, 2021

You should call me for a free consultation, I have helped numerous clients with similar cases (434) 660-970-

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: Should I settle for the 1st amount offered for an accident if I don't feel right about it?

I was rear ended as a passenger at a traffic light. I now have major back problems. There were 3 others in the vehicle but it appears I was injured the worse. Since I was not going to the doctor on a regular basis, my attorney wants me to settle for $5K in which I will only receive about $2.5K. My... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 23, 2020

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's difficult for an attorney to advise on a file site unseen, and in particular, one where the claimant is already represented. As a general matter, it doesn't mean a great deal for an offer to be the first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for Nevada on
Q: Does the attorney general have to provide special council when it is evident that no attorney will represent a plaintiff

I want to sue the state of Nevada does the Attorney General have to help me represent me if I can't find an attorney that will does she have to appoint special counsel

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 19, 2020

A Nevada attorney could best advise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter across the nation, the state attorneys general do represent citizens. But that role is something more in the form of advising lawmakers or enforcing laws. The office isn't thought of as an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: What are general liability limits in NV for a convienent store/gas

Like auto policies there's a minimal amount you have to carry what are the amounts for general liability

Say a customer slips and falls, is there a starting amount and / or is there caps on policies or do they rate the claim based on damages soley

In short I wanted to know... Read more »

Adam Williams
Adam Williams
answered on Feb 15, 2020

It all depends on your case. Would you be able to elaborate here?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: I need some advice regarding personal injury payout dates that keep getting pushed away. What can i do as the payee?

I was injured on this mans property and he asked me not to bring lawyers into the matter. He agreed to pay me 12,500$ next he has a lawyer contacting me...

Adam Williams
Adam Williams
answered on Feb 15, 2020

You should counteract by bringing your own lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: Who is liable if a person gets injured or dies what renting your home out with airBnB or Evolve vacation rentals?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 1, 2020

There is no universal answer here. It would depend on the given situation, taking into consideration the conduct of a guest, inherent hazards of a particular home, information stated or implied about the home, and other possible factors. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Legal Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: Our attorney wants to withdraw in the middle of settlement talks

An out of state attorney is in the middle of settlement negotiations with all defendants. The in state attorney who filed the case wants to withdraw suddenly, which will end the case. Is this legal?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 21, 2020

From the brief description, it looks like your attorney is appearing in Nevada courts through a motion filed by local counsel. A Nevada attorney could advise you on the specific rules of civil procedure governing such appearances by out-of-state counsel. But your post is open for a week, and time... Read more »

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