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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: I called and was refused ambulance ride

I called an ambulance because I couldn't move and was sick and was refused a ride to the hospital and was told I am a waste of space and don't deserve a bed. Ten minutes later I pulled the courage to call again and I told them I was sick and now also having suicidal thoughts.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 18, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. There wasn't a question here, but if you are wondering about your rights, the best option might be to contact a Nevada attorney to discuss the matter in further detail. This could be a fact-intensive matter, where an attorney may want to review any reports that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Nevada on
Q: Can I be compensated for pain from a fallen sprinkler head cover?

I was in a casino in Las Vegas and struck by a falling sprinkler head cover. It hit my arm so it's not a major injury, but after a night my arm is hurting badly. What kind of compensation can I ask for from the risk management?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 1, 2020

It's possible you could. Your post remains open for two weeks, so at this point, you might want to think about contacting an attorney to discuss your matter. There are Nevada attorneys on this site who handle these types of cases. You could contact one of them, or you could search for someone... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: If a person falls on a buisness property, is it the buisnesses responsibility to cover the costs? Medical etc.

My mother fell at walmart, the video is very poor quality, she got hurt, and they say the wheel was never on the cart tto begin with. That to me is worse than if the wheel fell off because an employee didnt inspect the cart, and put it where a customers safety was at risk( where all the carts are... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 28, 2019

I'm sorry your mother was injured. They could possibly be responsible to cover the costs. The fact that she fell on their property does not make them automatically liable. You are thinking in terms of a strict liability case. In this type of accident, your mother needs to demonstrate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: If a person falls on a buisness property, is it the buisnesses responsibility to cover the costs? Medical etc.

My mother fell at walmart, the video is very poor quality, she got hurt, and they say the wheel was never on the cart tto begin with. That to me is worse than if the wheel fell off because an employee didnt inspect the cart, and put it where a customers safety was at risk( where all the carts are... Read more »

Mr. Garrett S. Handy
Mr. Garrett S. Handy answered on Dec 24, 2019

A business owner is not responsible for all accidents/injuries that occur on their property. However, I think this is common assumption that a lot of people have. They assume that if they fall and get injured on someone else's property that the property owner is responsible to pay medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: I was injured in an accident involving a minor w/o a driver's license. I have learned he didnt have permission to drive

What are the laws relating to minors driving w/o permission, causing an accident, with over $40k in medical bills?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2019

You should get advice--and the services--of an attorney with the Nevada Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where the wreck happened--they give free consults. I'm assuming it's their fault--if its your fault, the fact that he wasn't licensed etc doesn't mean you collect if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Nevada on
Q: Statute of Limitations

Does this hold true in all states?

In most states, there are several other methods by which the statute of limitations can be extended. ... So, if the statute of limitations in your state is three years, and the defendant was outside the state for two years after the accident, the statute... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 15, 2019

In your case I doubt it but why not contact an attorney handling a tobacco litigation case to see--you may be covered under a "class" of people when your state AG or some attorney filed a class action.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Personal Injury and Internet Law for Nevada on
Q: What can I do if someone is sharing my explicit content that I've made, directly to their own underage community?

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Feb 27, 2019

if the content is yours you can stop them to use it.

If they are using a platform like youtube you can get youtube to help stopping them.

It always helps to have a copyright registration.

Contact me if you need any consultations

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: My child was injured while on a nature walk. There was a sign that warned of dangers on the trail but nothing about the

the animal trap he stepped in. Can we still sue the owner for a dangerous condition?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

Yes--that's an unantiicpated danger he should have warned of separately. Contact a member of the Nv. Trial Lawyers Assn for the county where it happened--they give free consults.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it legal to place a GPS tracking system on an RV rental without notifying or getting consent from the person renting
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

As it's their vehicle I believe they can put that equipment on it. Even if it wasn't it would be hard to prove damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: If the DA's office decides to file a criminal charge against the drunk driver who hit my car, can I accept a settlement

offer or do I have to wait until the criminal verdict is handed down?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 4, 2019

I do not practice in Nevada and can't advise on the specifics of Nevada civil/criminal procedure, but your question hasn't been picked up in four weeks. As a general matter throughout the nation, the criminal prosecution is a separate action from the civil proceeding, resulting in injury... Read more »

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