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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Been waiting 5 years for my case for Risperdal too settle or go to trail, why is it taking so long
Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on Sep 18, 2019

I suggest that you contact the attorney who filed your case. They will provide you with the right answer depending on when the case was filed, and whether the case is a class action or not a class action. Many factors play a role regarding the timeline for cases to resolve.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I am inquiring about malpractice.

When having surgery I was given a spinal and I was never told about it. When giving the injection the anesthesiologist hit a nerve. When I awoke my feet and legs were numb and on fire. I have delt with this constant pain and burning in my legs and feet and have been told the nerve is never going... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2019

You must really check with a North Carolina attorney. However, your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, it's unlikely you would have been admitted to surgery without signing a host of forms consenting to procedures to be performed upon you, and acknowledging that you had... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: My pregnant fiance and myself were recently exposed to mold at a hotel stay, they refuse to refund me.

Both of us experienced flu like symptoms, my pregnant fiance much more than myself.

Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on Jul 28, 2019

If you have proof that you and your finance are affected as a result of the mold from the hotel, you can likely obtain refund from the hotel. Some valid proof of mold exposure includes; Blood Test done to detect mold, or Skin Prick test done by your doctor. The hotel will take your claim more... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I was recently in a car accident that wasn't my fault and injured my left knee.

The other persons insurance company wants me to sign a release for now and then pay me. Im not sure if i should sign the form now and settle or if i should get a lawyer.

Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on Jul 21, 2019

My recommendation, do not sign the release form and settle, get an attorney to represent you. I recommend that you reach out to an attorney who practices Personal Injury. Most insurance companies do not have your best interest at heart. They will not voluntarily disclose all your options for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Tax Law, Banking and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: Need ethical law firm that can process the evidence of dishonor against a bank for internal document fraud, Fudiary duty

I am involved as the victim of an identity theft operation called ghosting. My bank altered the tax ID # and my date of birth on the internal documents that are associated with my business accounts, overriding my social security number and date of birth with the identifiers belonging to somebody... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 15, 2019

This free legal advice forum is intended to help consumers better understand common legal terms and to explain general legal principals and procedures to non-lawyers interested in understanding more about the law. Accordingly,

this forum is not the place to seek free legal representation...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: I cut my fingers badly. I went to local Emergency Room. ER Doctor put 2 stitches in one in Each finger, No x-ray.

No referral to a surgeon nothing,

My fingers are numb.

Can I get legal help

Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on Jun 1, 2019

An emergency room doctor is normally trained to assess the extent of cuts or injuries and determine the correct treatment. A referral to a surgeon is not normally done for every cut and injuries to a finger; a referral is done if warranted based on the extent of the cut. Likewise, X-rays are not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Should I expect to get reimbursed at least for medical bills at Urgent Care facility for dog bite - $175.00?

I'm riding my bicycle through my neighborhood (on the street) last night, and I come up on a lady with 2 German Shepherds loose in her yard with her. I hear her say "oh no", and the dogs start growling/barking, and then they attack me. As she's yelling "they don't bite", one of them gets me good on... Read more »

Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on May 25, 2019

Yes, you should be able to receive reimbursement for the medical bills you incurred. You can also receive compensation from the dog owner for the injuries you suffered. You need to show that the German Shepherds were pet dogs, and the owner did not confine them. Vicious dogs like German... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: If a doc. between privatemployer and you is not notarized and a word doc, is it considered a legal doc

Husband out of work for 4 and a half months due to injury not sustained at work. Work said he had 40 hrs PTO he can use, but broken down to maintain insurance needed for operations , Dr appts, etc. Returns to work, employer hand him document that is not notrawarized and typed up in a Microsoft word... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 21, 2019

Whether the document is notarized or not does not matter. This is a simple internal payroll issue. It sounds like the employer has allowed your husband to return to work but is also docking your husband's pay because he used more than 40 hours of PTO while tending to his medical needs. This can be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: How do I find settlement of law suite against unc hospital I filed
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 5, 2019

If the hospital assigned a defense firm to your case, you could contact them and ask for copies of the closing papers. If the hospital handled the matter without outside counsel through their in-house claims department, you could see if they have closing papers (settlement letters, releases, etc.)... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If you believe a car malfunction led to your injuries who or what attorney would you try to get for that? Thank you

So I believe that Toyota should be held responsible for their airbags deploying which caused the vision impairment to avoid the accident that caused the injury to me I have a lawyer for the injury the self but feel that Toyota should be held responsible because it could have been avoided thank you

Ross Diamond III
Ross Diamond III answered on Apr 12, 2019

Depending on evidence in the case, Toyota could be named in the suit. Since you have a lawyer representing you, this is something to discuss with that lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: should i call OSHA or get an attorney for sick building illness
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 4, 2019

You could do both. Start by contacting a memer of the NC Assn for Justice that handles workers compensation--they give free consults.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: The woman whose car I rear-ended months ago said she was fine. Now she's claiming back pain. Could I get sued over this?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

Yes. Let your insurance handle it. If you get calls on it do not comment, pass it on to your insurance. If you are served with papers, make a copy, then call, fax a copy, send a copy certified return receipt to the address for the adjuster on your case. Put the claim number at the top of each... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If a large can of tomato sauce was improperly shelved and fell and gave me a concussion, will the store be required to

pay for my medical expenses?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 27, 2018

As a general matter, it could possibly be. But in such settings, a store could also argue that another customer might have put the can back on the shelf in an improper manner. You could consult with an attorney in North Carolina to assess the expenses at hand, your injuries, the cost of pursuing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Q: I'm look for a Business Property and Casual Lawyer. Personal injury in NC.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2018

You could check with the North Carolina Bar Association’s lawyer referral service. You could tell them you are looking for a property and casualty lawyer (possibly business-related based on your terms).

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: My husband was hit by a lady in Bunc. Co NC, 3-25-17. Her ins wants us to sign papers releasing her for future probs.

My hubby saw "CAP" arrested@ scene but wasn't asked if he wanted to press charges & he wasn't notified of her court date. Her ins Co conceded the max of 30k BUT wants us to sign a "Release of ALL Claims NOT TO ENFORCE JUDGMENT" against the driver "CAP" & the man holding the policy, "CB". I found... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Nov 6, 2018

What can you do? Really? You need an attorney and you likely have the type of case that personal injury attorney's would likely take on a contingent basis. So go shop around and hire an attorney before this gets mucked up any more than it may already be.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If I offer a laboratory testing service for supplments will I be liable for injury as a result of inaccurate reports
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

You have exposure. That's why you should have adequate insurance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Can you have some one waive rights to personal injury claims while working on your property?

A young man wishes to do some groundwork on my property, cutting bushes, removal of debris etc. Is a waiver for liability for personal injury binding?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

If they are a contractor not an employee they can sign an acknowledgement that they acknowledge that the risk of any injury is accepted by them and they are undertaking the job assuming any risk.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: Diagnosed with acute leukemia after working with Benzene for 21 years. What kind of attorney to we need?

My longtime partner, diagnosed with Acute Leukemia after working with Benzene products for 21 years. He tool all the precautions(mask, ventilation, etc.)In March 2018, After extensive research, experts at Harborview Medicine Environment and Occupational have determined benzene flipped the genetic... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

May have an occupational disease or similar claim. Look for a member of the NC Assn for Justice who handles workers compensation and toxic exposure cases--they give free consults and could best advise your partner.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: injured at work pushing wheelchairs and am now in a medical boot. I was told I can’t Return to whiling wearing boot
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

If you have to have the boot you should be eligible for workers compensation. If they give you a problem contact a member of the NC Assn for Justice who handles workers comp. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: I wrecked my mom's car after swerving to miss a deer does her insurance have to pay me

I was driving my mother's car with permission. I am 45 years old. I swerved to miss a deer causing the car to flip. I hurt my back and have missed 4 weeks of work due to the accident. However her insurance company recently told me that they were not responsible to pay my medical bills or for any... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 19, 2018

If you own a car and have insurance, that insurance is primary. That only covers your medical bills and lost wages (if wage loss was selected). You don't get to sue anyone because a deer caused it. Unless you can show the deer was a pet deer, and the owner didn't confine it, no person is at fault... Read more »

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