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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I was recently involved in an auto accident, I was hit by someone who ran a red light, then a few seconds later I was ht

Again. The issue is I had a witness 2 actually ,who spoke to officer but officer did not include their statement on report as he said he did. So I am being blamed for everything. I ended up with a crushed wrist,had a plate and 8 screws put in,still have a broke bone that was found while doing... Read more »

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis answered on Oct 10, 2021

You need to call your own automobile liability insurance carrier. They will provide a defense for you. After you do that, you can hire a plaintiff's lawyer to assert your claims for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Can you sue for denying access to health care if laws enable unvaccinated people to overwhelm hospitals?

Just a thought experiment, but needed to be asked. Understandably, it would be difficult for a private citizen to file suit against the hordes of unvaxed choking the health care system, much like the novel SB8's workaround. While I understand the concept of sovereign immunity, I still... Read more »

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott answered on Oct 2, 2021

It’s all a big giant scary mess. I cringe every time I see political leaders on TV saying parents, the vast majority of which are not virologists and probably do not even own microscopes, should decide whether vaccines are in the best interest of their children. What if parents decide they should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Texas on
Q: I was at fault for an accident in the time my insurance lapsed. Now the other person's lawyer is asking for compensation

I recently moved and my insurance sent a letter to my old house saying that my policy was going to end soon. I didnt know this since I was at a new house and they didnt call nor email. During my accident I didnt stop in time at a stop light and rearended the person in front of me. I got cited for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 29, 2021

Contact an attorney in whatever state you moved from who can tell you what the law is on cancellations. Save the paperwork you got that was forwarded. Postmarks are key--sometimes, insurance companies being cheap, they hold their mail for a few days for a bulk rate. That means if the letter was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Will a surgery cause my father to loose his job and will the company be able to pay for part of the expense?

My father got a hernia with working at the refinery right now hes needing surgery for it, if he advises the company that hes going to get surgery because of the hernia he recieved working there will he have a chance of loosing his job and is there a way for the company to help with part of the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 29, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If your father was injured in the course of employment, he should reach out to workers' comp attorneys. In such settings, workers' comp insurance should cover medical expenses and lost wages. Your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: My husband was in a at fault car accident. Due to clerical error on the insurance side.

They where trying draft auto pay from a different form of method than I had set up. The insurance on my vehicle then lapsed 2 days before the accident. I received a letter from the adjusters stating they where covering the cost of damage and could take it to any mechanic to be fixed. A few days... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks and it sounds like time is of the essence in your response. I'm very sorry for your loss. A local attorney should advise on the specific operation of Texas law, but as a general rule in most jurisdictions,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: I first have to ask why? Tx will allow me 5 yrs to charge a man with robbing my house. But a doctor can

Overpump me with inducing meds till I rupture killing baby and I. Leaving broken parts inside causing terrible pain and years of torture and irreparable damage to my health though I have no clue for years later cause I’m no doc…….. how come I can only do something for two years ?????

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott answered on Sep 8, 2021

The two-year period starts from the day you knew or should have known (if you had looked into your symptoms to see what was wrong) that the doctor had left something inside you, not from the date that the doctor actually left the parts in you. In other words, it is 2 years after you discovered that... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: How do I answer a lawsuit? I am being sued for an accident but my insurance company has settled with the plaintiff.
Katie Marie Charleston
Katie Marie Charleston answered on Aug 9, 2021

Were you served after the settlement? You should contact your insurance company and find out what happened so that you can be prepared for whatever additional case has been filed. If you have not been served and the case has settled, the insurance company should ensure the lawsuit is dismissed for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Q: I need to know who to talk to about me working at a job site and hitting a electrical power line it exploded in my face
Juan G Ramos
Juan G Ramos answered on Aug 5, 2021

You need to speak to your employer immediately. If you were a contractor working under a general contractor you need to contact the general contractor. The purpose of this notice is to see if your employer or supervising contractor have worker's compensation insurance.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Q: I need to know who to talk to about me working at a job site and hitting a electrical power line it exploded in my face

No 911 never was called and I was not seen my boss told me not to tell nobody but I have to because my vision is not right I know it's not and I'm just afraid to get anybody in trouble but this is not right what do I do

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2021

First you need to talk to a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn in your county who handles workers compensation. They work only for workers, and give free consultations.

You need to get medical attention as soon as possible. Start by seeing your family doctor. Be sure to jot down the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Military Law for Texas on
Q: VA FTCA Over Two Years Old

Want to sue

Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels answered on Jul 31, 2021

If you are an adult, it is difficult to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the VA that is over two years old. There are some very, very limited exceptions. But for the most part, you cannot win the case based on time issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I’ve been using this shampoo for years and have a very irritated scalp and now this lawsuit came about. Need help

I have been using J and J shampoo and conditioner for 6 years. I started when I went to college and assumed that my constant itching of my scalp was due to being stressed at college and in my career. My girlfriend showed me that they found formaldehyde in the shampoo and it all makes so much sense.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You indicate that you wish to speak with someone. You could reach out to law firms that handle product-based injuries. There's a tab above (Find-a-Lawyer). You could search using that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Using 3 1/2 years, but not everyday. use other shampoo/conditioner but since Retirement. I have notice hair lost.

I had notice that I was loosing my hair a lot, before I retired. Am I able to be part of the lawsuit?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 20, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could reach out to the law firm(s) involved in such suit(s) - it appears you did some research and determined a current suit is pending. Keep in mind that if the matter involves... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Public Benefits for Texas on
Q: I used trial size Biotin shampoo and conditioner on vacation and my scalp is itchy and burning since, is this a symptom?

Bought travel size biotin shampoo and conditioner for my vacation in California June 18-28th and used over there. My scalp has been itching and burning ever since although I have not used since I returned and am now using my regular shampoo and conditioner I continue to have itchy burning scalp.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 16, 2021

You would need to talk to a dermatologist, not an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: My son has been using these products and just this weekend complained about extremely itchy scalp. What can we do?

I tried getting him in to see a doctor Saturday but they were no appointments available. I’m calling again in the morning. My son is 15. His scalp is very red and there are some tiny spots like sores on his head.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 15, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You ask what can you do. You could reach out to Texas attorneys to discuss the matter in greater detail. Although I'm sorry for your son's ordeal with the shampoo, if the damages are of a transient and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Got ran over by a garbage truck!

What can I do? I got ran over by a garbage truck December-11-2020. Stayed overnight at the hospital. The E.R. Doctors sent me home the next day. Workers compensation doctors had me do therapy and they let my foot healed improperly. I was forced to walk on my foot for months with it like that until... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 9, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The doctors who sent you home might argue that their decision was a sound one based on findings of a physical examination, x-rays, CTs, or other medical evidence available at the time they formulated their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Is there a class action suit against J&J’s hair products been using them and my hair keeps falling out
Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels answered on Jul 8, 2021

There are commonly class actions on products that cause injury. If you can identify the specific product, then a search can be done. You might also do a Google search on the product itself.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: using the damage remedy plus coconut miracle oil by OGX and have been having an irritated scalp as well as hair thinning
Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels answered on Jul 4, 2021

You may have a product liability claim if you can prove the damages you suffered are related to the product. You should also contact the FDA about your complaints.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on a civil case? Son was a victim of an agg. assault causing serious bodily injury.

1. Defendant plead guilty to Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury....to avoid trial “Use of Deadly Weapon” was dropped.

2. We go in front of a judge for sentencing in October.

3. My son has collection agencies calling him @ unpaid medical bills that we have not... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 1, 2021

Schedule a consultation with a Personal Injury attorney ASAP. https://texaslawhelp.org/article/statutes-limitation-civil-lawsuits

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: If pain and suffering, injuries etc exceed the policy limit of the at fault persons insurance. What can I do?

Can I still sue the insurance company for more money?

Randy Sorrels
Randy Sorrels answered on Jun 25, 2021

Typically, you cannot sue the insurance company for more than their insurance policy limits. There are one or two exceptions, but unless you have made a demand for the insurance policy limits (with a whole bunch of provisions in it), then you are probably limited to the insurance money. You can... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Texas on
Q: Can a Special Master refuse the Petitioner's right to listen in on a Stutus Conference
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 8, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, as rules for civil procedure or arbitration proceedings could be state-specific. But your question remains open for two weeks. Rules governing arbitrations could also be specific to the organizations overseeing the proceedings. As a GENERAL matter, in... Read more »

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