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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for Pennsylvania on
Q: Man hurt himself on my property blowing leaves. Lawyered up. Besides my ins. lawyers do I need other.Now or future.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 2, 2022

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Attorneys assigned by an insurance carrier will sometimes advise a policyholder it is their right to explore outside counsel. Your insurance carrier's attorney would likely be in a better position to offer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does the law say I can’t be compensated my full proven wages damages due to the extend of my injury?

I was involved in a motor accident. treatment for 5 mths. Doctor after 3 mths placed me on 4 hr work restriction and finally limited me to a continuous and permanent 4 hr work restriction. So I can no longer make the money I used to make unless I try to get another less manual work. The insurance... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 16, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You ask if this outcome is fair, and whether the law requires you be compensated full damages due to your injuries.

Unfortunately, that's not the way this works. It sounds like your file should be...
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Q: EEOC Notice to Sue Letter ends November 27th

Workers compensation, work-related injury, fired because I reported sexual harassment while on the job. Received EEOC Notice to Sue letter scheduled to end November 27th. I need representation.

Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt answered on Nov 10, 2021

Use the "Find a Lawyer" function at the top of this page to locate attorney's in your area.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hired seasonally, then hired permanently to be fired for reporting sexual harassment, and sustained a work injury.

My seasonal role turned permanent, then I was fired weeks after reporting a sexual & verbal harassment incident; I was demoted and reported to another department and had no idea until another employee mentioned it. My vehicle was vandalized on the companies property, my timecard was deactivated... Read more »

Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt answered on Nov 10, 2021

I am not sure what your question is, but clearly you have several issues. I would strongly suggest that you contact an employment law attorney in your area as soon as possible to explore whether or not you wish to move forward with the EEOC complaint. Furthermore, if you still have issues with... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Metal piece on the sides of the columns in Walmart fell on my daughters face and cut/scratched her.

Back in July 2021, my family and myself were walking through Walmart around 5 p.m, the store wasn't too crowded as we were in the back. My spouse and step son were walking in front of myself and my daughter. As they passed one of the columns (they were a good distance away from it), one of the... Read more »

Joseph D'Annunzio
Joseph D'Annunzio answered on Oct 29, 2021

Because it is a business premises, the liability of the store is based upon the duty that it owes to the person who was injured. In this case, since the families were o the premises as customers, they are business invitees and are owed the highest degree of care. The piece that was used to secure... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My 14 and 16 year old son's were jumped by a group of 8 kids do we need a lawyer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

Let the criminal process take it's course. If your son was hurt and you have medical bills the Crime Victims Compensation Act may pay for them.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: What should I do if fell on town property. I have called and got a attitude from the lady. They haven’t fixed it

I have pictures of the sidewalk and my face and leg where I was injured. And to be honest I just wanted them to fix my phone and iPad that broke when I fell. But the lady told me to get my lawyer to call there’s. I went to take pictures a week later. I couldn’t stop shaking and my left eye has... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 14, 2021

If you haven't already, go see a doctor. As far as the sidewalk, in Pennsylvania it's a split responsibility between the town and the owner of the property (if it's not the town). Contact an attorney who is a member of the Pennsyvlania Assn for Justice in the town. They give free... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am a victim of a hate crime and I don’t know who to go to

I cannot take the indirect threats or the 3rd party messages no more - please help me

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 1, 2021

If it is directed at you for a specific attribute you can start with a group that assists those with that attribute--NAACP, Lambda Legal Defense, etc.

The DA's Victim Assistance Coordinator may be able to direct you.

Threats would be a police matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Pennsylvania on
Q: Does my Uninsured/Underinsured Motororist coverage apply if a motorist hits me while I'm riding my bike? [Pennsylvania]

Hi,

I'm shopping around for Auto Insurance in PA; considering Progressive. I also like to ride bike. Hopefully, I'd never need it, but if a motorist injures me while I'm riding bike and they are at fault, would I be covered by Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 1, 2021

Short answer yes. Uninsured underinsured covers you if the driver running into you has no insurance or too little. If you have more than one car in your household get "stacking" --the best deal in car nsurance. It multiplies the coverage you had for UM/UIM by the number of cars, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Pennsylvania on
Q: Good day, I have a case management hearing and no representation, how likely is it I will be treated fairly for justice?

I was severally injured in a car malfunction due to Auto fraud and product liability. My former attorneys mishandled my case and no one will represent me. I am not giving up on justice. My life will never be the same, my health is getting worse as I suffer physically, emotionally and financially... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 11, 2021

Proving malfunction cases is extremely difficult, and be prepared to spend $60,000 or more to obtain experts, have tests done.

It is not enough just to say it happened this way. You need experts to say it happened that way due to a defect in design, manufacture, or the failure of a part,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Pennsylvania on
Q: Good day, I have a case management hearing and no representation, how likely is it I will be treated fairly for justice?

I was severally injured in a car malfunction due to Auto fraud and product liability. My former attorneys mishandled my case and no one will represent me. I am not giving up on justice. My life will never be the same, my health is getting worse as I suffer physically, emotionally and financially... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 11, 2021

You will be treated fairly but no case is self proving. Do you have expert reports? You are required to. As the plaintiff it is your burden of proof.

Do you have a) medical reports and b) a report of a medical expert?

If you are claiming a product case, do you have deposition...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: CAN A PERSON WHO CONTRACTED COVID-19, WHILE INCARCERATED, SEEK FINANCIAL REIMBURSEMENT?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 11, 2021

Possibly. Contact the Pennsylvania Civil Liberties Union. Ask for their Prison section.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can we place a class action against the Wuhan Industries of Virology for the creation of the Chinese Coronavirus?

The Covid-19 is a Mass Murder Criminal and each Mass Murder deserves to go to prison.

Why this Mass Murder does not deserves to go to prison?

Thank you

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 25, 2021

You can file anything you want but proving it would be near impossible. You also run into problems if you are suing a foreign government. Finally, if you were not injured, you have no "standing" to bring a claim.

As to charges of murder, those would have to be brought before the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am an orphan who has been kept from exercises around my orphan also starved and robbed for my social security

Who do i contact law firm?...or officers my contact info ..my original bc my name is it in Philadelphia....

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 20, 2021

This is really something that a Pennsylvania attorney familiar with child protection matters would know how to handle. I'm not certain if there is such a category here that deals with child welfare services or child protective services. The closest category might be Family Law - If you were... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue a hair growth company for hair loss

I recently purchased a all natural hair growth oil which caused severe hair break off , bald spots, oozing sores, flakes, and extreme itching throughout my head. I had not even used 20% of the product before all this happened, I never had bald spots in my life and even after months of not using the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to local attorneys to discuss. It could be helpful in your consultation if you looked into whether others experienced damages as a result of the product, as these types of cases can sometimes be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Contracts and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I just rented an apartment 5 days ago. I was locked onside because door would not open. 6 hours later they got it open

I’m scared to death to stay there thinking had there been a fire, my 5 year old son and I might be dead or seriously burned! They drilled through the door...my son was screaming...

I don’t want to stay here. How can I get out of my lease and move to a safer space? What recourses to I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

Look at your lease, but the fact there was one incident is usually not sufficient to say the premises are uninhabitable. If you spoke to the locksmith and they said that there was no way they could fix it that's a little different, but locks are not the type of thing that a Court will break a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it your fault falling on ice while talking on a cell phone
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Nov 19, 2020

If you fell and hurt yourself, I am sorry to hear that! There really isn't a hard and fast rule I can point to for an an answer to your question. Every slip and fall case will turn on the particular facts of the case. A lot of slip and fall cases will have some measure of comparative... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have a question about personal injury and process for demanding a settlement from a landlord/the landlord's insurer.

My daughter was injured in her apartment when a glass and metal shower door that was incorrectly or incompletely attached fell on her and gave her a concussion. She had put in a repair request which had not been addressed. She incurred about $1000 in medical bills, some lost wages, and the injury... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Nov 15, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's injury. To answer your main question, if you have not had contact with the landlord's insurance carrier, it sounds like the landlord is trying to resolve the case without getting the insurance carrier involved. You can probably address your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got hurt from a healthy snack bar.

My husband purchased a snack bar and I was sharing this snack bar with my son when a piece of splintered wood wedged in between my teeth. It was painful I had to asked my husband to help me to pull it out. My son almost choke from it.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 8, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There was not a question included, but it's possible you may be wondering about your legal rights here. Although the experience sounds like it was distressing, it could be difficult to base an injury case on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it illegal for me to help my daughter move of of a residence without the home owners knowledge
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 28, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could best advise, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible this may be more a landlord-tenant matter than a personal injury matter. Regardless, unless there is some sort of special provision that dictates who she can use to move, it's no... Read more »

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