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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can you miss circuit court due to the fact you are in drug rehab (voluntary) or will I be considered contempt of court?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 4, 2021

That will be a failure to appear. Get your lawyer to ask for a continuance on those grounds. Do something besides getting a mittimus or capias issued.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: herlp with idenity theft personal freedom violations forgery fraud illigeal financial transactions theft cryptocurtency

im west tn it is ongoing and expanding to point cell numbers emails stolen every sigle aspect my life affected hidden cam ease dropping- extensive.. point i am complete prisioner who would i contact to help stop and convict these individuals thanku respectfully jg MD

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 15, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to attorneys who handle identity theft matters. It could also be worth considering reaching out to financial institutions who handle your banking and credit cards to find out if the identity... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How long would it take to settlement a lawsuit how long it take to win a case if they go to trial on a Risperdal case.

The doctor have paperwork on my case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 1, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. These product-based actions are sometimes mutli-district cases with heavy dockets. If you have an attorney on the case already, they would know best, based on how far along the case has already progressed. But if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: is there any liability for a doctor who does not prescribe pain med timely for a patient after several year of doing so?

my Family doctor started me on pain med several years ago after being diagnosed with an incurable disease, and i have been using this med as prescribed since it was first prescribe for me. there has been several times over the past years when he has been as much as 2-5 days late prescribing the med... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 28, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Based on your brief description, it appears that the measure of damages would essentially be a pattern of several delays in receiving pain relief meds after long-term use of the medication. Although your suffering... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Let go refused to tell why, age 70 and less than a year work comp. Sep Slip- Lack of Work, Job posted next wk.

Do I have a case? I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did. Before injury co-workers and local management had no idea of my age from appearance and job performance. Records were at... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Jun 9, 2021

Hi, more information is needed here. Were you injured on the job and filed a workers compensation claim? Some states have an anti-retaliation law that prohibits retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have a case for Age Discrimination and Retaliation?

Let go refused to tell why, age 70 and less than a year work comp claim, Separation Slip - Lack of Work, My Job posted the next week.

I was in excellent health before injury and my age was not a problem. Injury had nothing to do with age, instead work station and vendor communication did.... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jun 8, 2021

More information is needed to analyze your situation. You may have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, depending on the impact resulting from the injury you sustained. You could also have a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and/or a state law workers'... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: My aunts arm has been broken for the past 3 months of her going to doctors. Now they say there nothing can b done

She has not been able to feel, move, or sit up. She has been in the worst pain imaginable going to Drs and they didnt see it kept saying they didn't know why she hurt. On top of that her cancer came back

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 5, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for what your aunt is going through. There wasn't a question here, but if you're wondering whether this situation provides your aunt with any legal recourse, it isn't possible to give... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Can I still sue after a year of an injury that's gonna last the rest of my life?

3 officers slammed me down in the yard of the home we Were evicted from. While 2 put there knees in my back one reached around them and grabbed me by the back of my neck, squzz and just held as tightly as he could as if trying to strangle me from behind now my neck aches a lot it pops n creeks and... Read more »

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

Looks to me like the statute of limitations in Tennessee is one year. If it is over a year you can't proceed. Contact attorneys who handle "police misconduct." You need exact dates.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: How do I make a motion to dismiss 3 claims from my General Sessions lawsuit and add 1claim w/out having to dismiss case?

Filed over 300 days ago and do not want to ask for dismissal without prejudice when I am ready to go to trial but don’t want to move to circuit court. I’m already suing for harassment and 3 claims are under that umbrella anyway. Asking for punitive damages to be included because defendant has... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 25, 2021

Just state you are dismissing those causes of actions at the start of trial. Alot of times you have to try the case twice, once at Sessions then Circuit Court. It may or may not be your choice.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: husband went to va to have clot removed out of Stent, now dead. Clot went to heart and killed him do I have case?

didn't remove clot put him on iv blood thinner and clot went to heart and killed him. He was 61 years old.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 22, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your husband. The best way for you to get an answer to your question would be to reach out to attorneys who handle med mal/wrongful death cases. The question you ask calls for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Construction Law for Tennessee on
Q: If a person was injured due to his own negligence while working on my house am I liable

The painter stacked a ladder on top of a scalpel to get on the roof after my husband advised him not to do so. While my husband was working on getting a ladder, the painter went on the roof and fell off the ladder that was stacked on the scalpel. He is now saying he is going to sue us. Are we... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 10, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, workers' comp is meant to cover such accidents. That does not mean someone would still not try to sue. It could be difficult to give a quick yes or no answer to your question based on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Should I sign a C-31 Tennessee , medical form release, after I have return to work with some pain?

I was injured in December after a month and light duty. I returned to work at 80%. Now the company wants me to fill out forms and sign a medical release. Is this release just for workers comp?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jan 26, 2021

The below is from the Tennessee Department of Labor website:

Employees injured prior to July 1, 2014 must also sign a Medical Waiver and Consent Form (Form C-31). This form allows the employer, or its representatives, to communicate with the treating physician about the treatment for the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I have strong cas inopiate lawsuot on prude bankruptcy I’ve been told victim s will get the most my two sons

Wil we get enough to buy a house with evidence from 11 yethat opiates prescribed to me foe no reason and prescribed while I was pregnant

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 13, 2021

Your question is not clear. Please consider consulting with an qualified attorney in person to answer your questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: My counterclaim i wanted to file paupers oath...i was told id still have to pay up front why? Sullivan co tn

It is a retaliation eviction for bed bug infestation ..i have statements, pictures text messages etc

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 29, 2020

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, such filings could encounter difficulties if the court has issues with the accompanying affidavit or supporting documents to demonstrate financial hardship/indigence. Another... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: I would like to sue my aunt for kicking me out without eviction, packing my things for me while I was out of town etc.

She is also trying to keep me out of the house. She says I violated the "no drugs" rule but I didn't and she has NO proof. She found weed in my MOMs room and is trying to use that to kick us both out. Where would I find a no fee lawyer with whom I could proceed to file suit with?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 25, 2020

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This doesn't look like a personal injury matter, where a law firm would handle it on a contingency basis with no fee up front. A closer category might be landlord-tenant or civil litigation, but it might be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue a dentist for drilling without numbing me and can I sue a psych ward
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 16, 2020

You can file a lawsuit against anyone if you have a legal cause of action. Consult local counsel to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: GTLA-removal of immunity. Where can I find the duty owed to me by city police in order to determine negligence?
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Nov 12, 2020

One place to start your research is 42 USC 1983 and Bivens v. Six Unknown Agents

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Adoption for Tennessee on
Q: if I signed something while under the influence of something &also having a mental disability & didn't understand

i was lied to about everything from the beginning! first medical purposes only then I got a letter in the mail saying that I owed child support weeks and weeks later when the ones helping me with the child told me the reason they were offering me their help was because they could afford it and they... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Oct 29, 2020

The law presumes people understand and read what they signed. Otherwise it would be really hard to enforce contracts. All someone would have to say is "I didn't understand" or "I didn't read."

On the other hand if you have a mental disability that would...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue my ex spouse for injuries he inflicted upon me while married after I caught him cheating with his co-worker?

He was found not guilty by prosecutor. His Miranda rights were not read to him. I live in TN now, he is still in IN. I moved for my safety.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Sep 21, 2020

It depends on what the injuries were and when the occurred. And if the incident(s) occurred in a state other than Tennessee, you'll need to check that state's law on statutes of limitation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have a case to claim relocation expenses and stress of relocating family with 2 disabled kids?

I was given an offer letter with relo bonus and told to relocate asap. Sent a new laptop and announced as a new hire to my team. After moving and less than a week before my start date, I inquired about my pending background check. then the company started moving my start date back (twice). Once the... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Sep 10, 2020

Tennessee is an at-will employment state - but if you have an offer letter where the company agreed to pay for certain items and you were told to move as part of this you may be entitled to recover for the relocation expenses.

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