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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Can employer work you past your doctors restriction on hours

I have a left foot injury before I started employment with my company and they was aware of previous surgery on ankle before I was hired after working for 7 months or so had several big knots in bottom of left foot that was causing me a lot of pain and discomfort my doctor put me on restrictions... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Feb 16, 2021

This sounds like you potentially have a claim for disability discrimination. If he terminated you because you could not or would not work beyond your work restrictions, that would be actionable.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: i worked at amazon as a toterunner and i had to pass a area everyday that blasted a alarm horn in my ears at a crazy

loud now my ears never stop ringing and giving me headaces with no sleep

Tim Rose
Tim Rose answered on Feb 5, 2021

Report this to your employer, then see a doctor.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: chapter 11 bankruptcy and disability payments.

I injured myself at the beginning of May and I’ve been off work since then. I have a return date of October 31. I initially filed a workers comp claim but that was denied, appealed, and denied again. So I’m moving on to a disability claim. No one is disputing that I’m injured. The dispute was... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2020

Yes, file a proof of claim for everything g you’re owed.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If an underage, non licensed child shows up on my property on a golf cart, and then leaves, can I be held liable?

She was not invited. Should I not allow her to leave, or will it come back on me if something happens?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

You should 100% always allow people to leave, particularly a young girl. The idea that you should prevent a young girl from leaving when from what you've mentioned here, has caused no damage but passed through on a golf cart, is terrifying.

If you are worried about trespassers, get a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can i take a 14 year old to court for hurting me?

I babysit for my friends mom, the 14 year old threw a tennis ball at my face and busted my lip while making area of impact and lower left face numb. Can i take him to court, i have a witness to this as well.

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 13, 2020

Parents are usually responsible for the actions of minor children, so you'd likely want to sue the parents as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Do city police have to wear masks and observe the 6 feet rule! I have witnesses
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 8, 2020

There are no laws requiring police to observe social distancing guidelines.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My dog was attacked by a dog whose owners are a rescue in indiana, the dog was in ohio n they refused to take it back.

Who is liable for the vet Bill's of my dog and my child who was bit, the rescue has refused to come get the dog several times after aggressive behavior from the person she stuck with the dog, the dog passed away in the attack. The dog was still owned by the indiana rescue, they abandoned the... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 24, 2020

It sounds like the dog has a new owner, not the rescue. That person would be liable unless the dog was still in the rescue's custody when the attack occurred.

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: i need a personal injury lawyer in scioto county in ohio can u help
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

You await a response for a week, but this isn't really an attorney referral service. It's only a Q & A Board. You could avoid losing further time by seeking out an attorney on your own. You could use the resources of this site, or you could conduct independent searches online. Good... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If someone purposely gave me an std can I sue them? Even if they don’t have medical documentation.

I’m from ohio.

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

If you can prove that the other party knew they had the STD and failed to disclose, then you could have an action for assault and/or battery. If they intended to give you an STI, then I would talk to a criminal attorney about possibly filing a police report, however, Ohio statutes only seem to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I am looking to consult with a local attorney in regards to a physical/sexual attack to my mom in a rehab ctr.

Another resident committed the attack, however, the facility didn't respond and react appropriately. I have removed my mother and setting up home health care/rehabilitation. She had complete shoulder replacement and had to fight this resident off of her. She has now had a set-back in her... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 15, 2020

An Ohio attorney could best advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for your mother's and your family's ordeal here. Reach out to Ohio attorneys; they won't contact you - this is only a Q & A board. You'll have to contact them. You can search... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Wasn’t charged with OVI due to my injuries, hospital did a medical screen. Urine. Can it be used against me in lawsuit?

I came up over a hill to find an excavator crossing the road with only one warning sign a half mile back and no flaggers present I t-boned it going just under the speed limit I wasn’t suspected of or charged with an ovi or given a blood test or a sobriety test. The hospital did however do a... Read more »

Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Jun 10, 2020

Claims and lawsuits for personal injury require medical documentation, so your records would be admitted to show your condition after the accident. The at-fault party/company/insurance company may try to use evidence contained in those records to their advantage, if there is information that would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: In ohio, who deposits funds from a minors settlement claim?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 9, 2020

An Ohio attorney should advise here, but your question remains open for two weeks. In many jurisdictions, cases involving minors will be concluded with a hearing where the court formally memorializes terms of the settlement in an Infant Compromise Order (that's the New York terminology - every... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal to leave a electric gorge Forman grill on the ground close to the sidewalk at a apt. Complex Unattended

My son touched the neighbors grill and suffered 2 nd degree burns. I didn’t know it was there let alone on it was a small household appliance and we were outside for 45 mins and she never came outside to check on the grill. So I had no idea she had one on the ground. It wasn’t on a table or... Read more »

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Jun 9, 2020

It's not necessarily illegal, but he may be able to recover his damages in a civil suit/pre-suit negotiations. They may have been negligent leaving the grill unattended. It's work discussing with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I was going to join what i think is a class action suit. but they said this & i wanted to know if this right fees/worth


Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 10, 2020

It's unlikely that an attorney here is going to tell you that becoming a plaintiff in this class action lawsuit is worth it or not worth it. That's going to be your decision to make. The terms make mention of a separate medical malpractice action. It sounds like this might be about a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: Trying to see if there are any Probono lawyers available to take on a case against FCGSB for my disabled daughter.

I have a 19 year old daughter, Arianna, that has 15 co-morbid diagnoses. Franklin County Guardianship Service Board was appointed in 3rd Party Guardian Dec 2019. Due to Arianna's father (Drew) and I not being able to navigate Co-Guardianship. He refuses to acknowledge 14 of her diagnoses and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 3, 2020

You could see if the Ohio State Bar Association lists any resources, or you could try to contact them (it could be difficult at the current time with the health crisis) if they could direct you to any entities that could be helpful. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I contend my brother forged my moms signature on a POA. He and the lawyer that wrote it, claim that she signed it.

When they wrote the POA, they put the wrong middle initial. Then he signed it, and used the wrong middle initial for the signature. Does that prove forgery?

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 9, 2020

That's going to be weak evidence. Your best bet would be to retain a handwriting expert who can conduct an analysis of the two signatures to determine whether it is a forgery.

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