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Q: Has a case involving the herbacide 2,4D been decided in Ohio?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 13, 2022

I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. You could try reposting under Ohio. You could add Environmental Law as a category as well, since herbicides can involve environmental law. But this is something most law firms are not likely to casually know without conducting some research,... Read more »

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Q: My daughter has mouth and throat injuries from a metal shard found in her sandwich. What are my next legal steps?

On 4/17/22 my daughter purchased a sandwich from a restaurant. After a few bites she gagged to prevent herself from swallowing a dirty jagged piece of metal. I called the restaurant immediately and spoke to a manager about the shard. My daughter had to go to the emergency room that same day due to... Read more »

Adam Michael Russell
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Adam Michael Russell
answered on Apr 26, 2022

Sounds like you are doing a great job documenting your daughter's injuries and damages, but you still don't have the full picture if more medical treatment may be needed.

It is true that an injured party often provides medical records to prove damages, but you are wise not to...
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Q: I fell into a manhole on Cedar Road in University Heights the evening of 2/12/2022 near my home. Do I have a legitimate

Would it be possible for me to win a lawsuit against the city of University Heights?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Feb 14, 2022

Potentially. I highly recommend sitting down with an attorney asap. Getting a jump on things and preserving the evidence can make or break your case in many instances.

Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Am I entitled to my lost wages due to time off because of medical related to a car accident

I was passenger of the vehicle not at fault we were parked and parking spot at a convenient store. A commercial box truck slammed into us so hard they totaled the car we we were in. Me and the driver went to the ER my friend was off work 3 days with wip lash. During a MRI we found a brain aneurysm... Read more »

Cory D. Raines
Cory D. Raines
answered on Jan 23, 2022

Under Georgia law, those that are injured through no fault of their own may be entitled to damages, which includes compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. The insurance company will be responsible for paying out these sums and will most certainly try to limit their... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Is there anything I can do if I find a broken crack pipe in the used shoes I purchased?

Yesterday, I went to the mall and bought a pair of used Jordan’s. I was only able to try on the shoe that was on display. When I got home and put my feet in my shoes I felt something at the tip of my feet. When I pulled it out it was a broken used glass pipe.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 12, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The answer to your question could depend on the extent of injury. I hope you were not hurt. The best way to answer your question could be to reach out to Ohio law firms. If you have medical records, such as hospital... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Son got hurt at a air jump house can I sue

He was playing at the air jump house and ran into a net and now he has a long scratch from his forehead to his jaw line, he says it feel like a cat scratched him..

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Nov 1, 2021

Typically you sign a waiver before participating in those types of activities. Unless the place was grossly negligent, you probably cannot sue. I would review the documents you signed. At the end of the day you would need to sit down with an attorney for a full consultation before he or she... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Bit by dog at work, owner never filed report to police. Been 6 days and no vaccination records even. Should I sue?

Bite happened on the job. They didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital so I took myself the next morning for tetanus shot and got antibiotics. Work didn’t even contact the owner for 3 days to discuss attack. Been over 6 days and I have no vaccination records, no doctor bills paid and am... Read more »

Michael Lewis Eisner
Michael Lewis Eisner
answered on Sep 20, 2021

You pose a very interesting question. The claims against your employer would be limited to workers' compensation. You can open a claim on the Ohio BWC website. However, the owner, keeper and/or harborer of the dog has strict liability. The only defenses are teasing and tormenting the dog... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: How do I sue a landlord after ceiling falls in on me . And it’s not my landlord ?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Aug 9, 2021

The same way you sue anybody else. Any property owner must ensure that the real estate is reasonably safe for those who come onto the property. The specific duty of care required depends on the particulars of the situation. It would essentially be a negligence claim. I recommend you sit down... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Could you sue a shop for causing your hair to fall out?

The people at this shop were braiding my hair but they were braiding it so tight that it caused a bald spot

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Jul 30, 2021

Potentially. However, any monetary recovery would likely be very small and not worth the time and effort and expense of pursuing.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My daughter was suicidal and pregnant I called the cops and they didn't take her away few weeks later she died from an

She died from an overdose and the baby died do I have a case against the cops

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Jul 26, 2021

It's unlikely. Police have immunity from liability from civil cases in all but a few instances. For a definitive answer you would need to sit down with an attorney to review the entirety of the situation in detail.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: Would I have a case for swallowing a clear piece of broken plastic fork? Making a hole/tear in esophagus, sever sepsis

I swallowed a broken piece of a clear plastic fork. Being that the fork was clear. I could not see the broken piece in the bowl of spaghetti sauce. It caused a tear and hole in my esophagus. Which then caused severe sepsis. I spent 19 days in the hospital. Had 2 surgeries in 4 days that saved my... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Jul 7, 2021

It's difficult to say. I think it unlikely that the fact that the fork was translucent will support a viable cause of action. There may have been other issues in the manufacturing process whereby the fork was not as sturdy as it should be. It could also be a QA issue. For a clearer answer... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: My daughter is being harassed by a teacher. Is there a way to get a letter out to make it stop?

The teacher has targeted my daughter on multiple occasions and after having a sit down meeting with her and the principal, how can I get notice to her that legal action will be taken to stop the harassment?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 5, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Such a letter could be possible. If you consulted with an attorney, before writing such a letter, they would probably want to know more about the matter and all the issues involved, as well as protocols followed by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice and Military Law for Ohio on
Q: My lawyer signed away my rights without me knowing. Should I sue?

I'm an active duty Marine stationed in NC. I'm from OH. Mother of my child was homeless and on meth so my mother assumed emergency temporary custody. She hired my attorney to protect my rights and then hired herself one by recommendation from my attorney. Both attorneys said for me not to... Read more »

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on Jun 5, 2021

Ohio law governs the custody case. If you want to find out if you can sue your lawyer for malpractice you need to speak with a legal malpractice attorney in Ohio. You may also want to consult with a new family law attorney about the order in your custody case. You will need a copy of the entire... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I have tetracycline teeth and lived with it for 30+ years and I feel like I should get some type of justice for it.

Am I able to do anything about it now?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 31, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could approach product liability attorneys, and research online whether there are any legal actions involving the antibiotic. There is the issue of the passage of so much time, but that could be something to... Read more »

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Q: My hair has been falling out and began to thin around my hair line. I am sure it is because of the Tresseme Shampoo

and conditioner. What should I do?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on May 24, 2021

If you're trying to establish the foundation for a products liability suit, one of the challenges is causation. You need to gather evidence to prove that the hair loss is attributable to the product, and not some other cause. e.g. healthcare, headwear etc. You may want to consult with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Business Formation and Business Law for Ohio on
Q: Stayed in hotel room stay was refunded due to bug receipt was given 0 owed days later charged due to no bug

Pics was shown as soon as incident pics was sent to email from front desk. Of bed bug

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on May 19, 2021

Dispute the charge with your bank as unauthorized, which it sounds like it was.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: My/plaintiff's case is in settlement phase. Can my friend be present for moral support during my mtg w/ my lawyer only?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on May 3, 2021

Yes. You can have whomever you like along with you for the meeting with your attorney. The lawyer may want you to acknowledge that you are waiving attorney client privilege for subjects discussed at the meeting.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my school punish me for being Tarty because I had an allergic reaction?
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Apr 22, 2021

This is a difficult question to answer. Is it a private or public school? What type of punishment are you talking about? It seems like the tardiness would be excusable. Is there some sort of appellate process? Depending on what's going on it may or may not be worth the costs of hiring an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Ohio on
Q: Can I sue the assisted living facility for negligence that caused my father's death? what type of suit would it be?

My father had dementia and was allowed to leave the facility in the middle of the night in the dead of winter. He ultimately froze to death and was found the next morning because he forgot how to get back or where he was going. He walked passed security and night staff, right out the front door.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Apr 7, 2021

That sounds terrible, I'm sorry for your loss.

Potentially yes. There may be a number of different causes of action viable in your case. These cases are generally very litigious. You need to sit down with a qualified attorney to review the case and discuss your options.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I am a condo owner who fell on broken sidewalk on our property. ER visit HOA liable. How much should I settle for?

Sidewalk was repaired a couple days after I fell. At first American Family said they weren’t liable. They took pics after sidewalk had been fixed. I asked if I should lawyer up cause I had before pics of the walk and sent them. They agreed they were liable. What should I do now?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Feb 23, 2021

How much you should settle for depends upon the nature of your injuries and treatment. You should talk to a lawyer.

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