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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do I need a lawyer if I was in a 4 car accident n someone else car with the owner. I was the 3rd car.the 1st car ran.

Was not speeding, was not my fault. Rainy day couldn't stop fast enough. Everyone in my car was injured. Neck, back, leg and stomach.

Jan F Hoen
Jan F Hoen answered on Jun 15, 2021

Multiple vehicle accidents are more likely to have issues with coverage, conflicts of interest, and liability. It would be strongly advisable to retain experienced counsel.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do I need a lawyer if I was in a 4 car accident n someone else car with the owner. I was the 3rd car.the 1st car ran.

Was not speeding, was not my fault. Rainy day couldn't stop fast enough. Everyone in my car was injured. Neck, back, leg and stomach.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 17, 2021

The law says you need to drive at a speed that will allow you to stop if something happens ahead. You indicate you may have not been able to stop. That raises issues. You should not make any more statements, not discuss this online. The insurance on the car you were in may give you an attorney. If... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Education Law for Virginia on
Q: medical malpractice, failing to give proper diagnosis

As a Single Mother of 4 children who all have lifetime disabilities including myself. Lets start with Myself. I was finally approved from the SSA with having a diagnosis of OCD, Bi Polar II disorder, PTSD, Depression, Social Anxiety, Other mood disorders, Autism spectrum disorder and Schizophrenia.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 7, 2021

A Virginia attorney could respond best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You provided lots of detailed information. In reading your post, it looks like the central issue is eligibility of your son for a Special Education program... and a misdiagnosis was involved. If that is correct, one... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Q: If I have a claim as explained below, would you be interested in assisting me?

On March 19, 2021, during my incarceration, a civilian doctor refused to give me a CT-Scan and a Myelogram because I had refused to submit to a COVID-19 test administered by his nurse due to my having previously experienced severe nasal pain and nose bleeds caused by previous tests for COVID-19.... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on May 21, 2021

I regret that I do not handle medical malpractice matters or criminal law matters. Sorry.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Q: Hi, Can you please tell me how the SOL in Virginia is calculated ? Thank you !

Hello, can you kindly please let me know how the SOL is considered in Viriginia. If the problem occured on April 15 but you did not discover the issue until May 15 , is this the date you can use to determine when the SOL ends ? I am having a challenging time finding an attorney due to complex issue... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Apr 11, 2021

I regret that I do not handle personals injury cases in Virginia. Sorry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: injured party can’t afford treatment from a specialist not car related.Can that be used against the Plaintiff in court

Treatment is very expensive. Is there something that can help the plaintiff if you ran threw every type of account that you own

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 8, 2021

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. If you have an attorney, this is something they could answer best, as the reimbursement of car accident-related medical expenses will depend on the jurisdiction (no-fault, non-fault, combinations/variations thereof)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Virginia on
Q: My Mom is being represented by a Firm out of our state of residency . She got Cancer from using Round up.

We have heard of multiple settlements, with substantial payouts, related to the Round up Litigation. My Mom continues to get emails from the Firm handling her case telling her to be patient " they are working on it". Mom is becoming increasingly ill and cancer is spreading. What should... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 3, 2021

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. What you are describing sounds like a matter for a survival action, involving continuation of a lawsuit in such circumstances. These are governed by state law, if Virginia has such provisions, and only a Virginia... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do I have to wait until treatment is done to send a demand letter to the property insurance for a slip and fall?

I had an accident on a plaza parking lot which left me currently using a walker. There was a witness and camera footage that hasn’t been persuaded due my attorney saying that I have to wait until my treatment is complete to move forward with a demand letter. They also told me that they won’t... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 27, 2021

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general practice nationwide, plaintiffs' attorneys will usually wait for the conclusion of treatment to send a demand letter. The insurance carrier is not going to want surprises in terms of additional... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Virginia on
Q: I read somewhere that a defendant can be sanctioned for not answering Interrogatories. What are the consequences?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 10, 2021

You are correct. Only a Virginia attorney could advise here because civil procedure is governed by state rules. But your post remains open for four weeks. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, courts can usually impose sanctions for discovery-related issues, as in your question, failing to answer or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: Rear end by O'reilly part driver when to hospital for knee and shoulder and my medical bills was paid and offered a 100
Jan F Hoen
Jan F Hoen answered on Nov 27, 2020

Sounds like you should retain counsel. Insurance adjusters often make a low offer in hopes that the injured person will be desparate and accept just to get bills paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Virginia on
Q: Can I file a claim against general mills for biting into a piece of metal in a gummies
Kevin J. Kuhn
Kevin J. Kuhn answered on Nov 17, 2020

Sorry to hear about your trouble with gummies. Your question is difficult to answer without additional information. First, were you injured as a result of the metal? Did you break a tooth, cut your mouth? If you did not injure yourself, you probably don't have any damages, and without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Q: What does it mean when you file a admentment to a complaint
Jan F Hoen
Jan F Hoen answered on Oct 28, 2020

A Complaint is the pleading that states the nature of the cause of action for which you filed suit and the essential supporting elements and facts particular to the case.

Amendment of pleadings is liberally granted to allow them to be correct and accurate. Filing an amendment modifies the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Q: Can i stilll sue

I went to duke to have my hip put back in then during rehab it popped out and they sent me to hospital after rehab center left me there for two days with 2 dislocated hips well rehab threw me out saying i costed them to much money. So i went home my hip popped out 22 times in two weeks. Went to... Read more »

Mrs Lauren Morgan Ellerman
Mrs Lauren Morgan Ellerman answered on Oct 13, 2020

Oh wow - I am so sorry to hear all of this. You may have a claim against them - but I am not licensed in NC and cannot advise as to the laws of negligence in North Carolina. If you would like a few excellent attorneys licensed in both VA and North Carolina - I recommend Amberley Hammer (Va Beach)... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Loss of job or damage due to sharing private information

if a person (or even a spouse) shares a my Adult site profile to my office boss and I am affected (either loose job or actioned), do I have a case to sue for losses and damages?

Michael Jeremiah Seck
Michael Jeremiah Seck answered on Aug 28, 2020

It is hard to say if that person would be liable for sharing your adult site, is the site public? Did the individual gain access to the site through illegal means (theft, computer theft, hacking)? There are also some statutes in Virginia that make the sharing of certain explicit images criminal... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do we need to call or does my boyfriend mom need to be involved? Rear ended!

My boyfriend and I got into a car accident yesterday, we got rear ended and it was the other guys fault. The car is under my boyfriends mom name, but he pays the car payment and it’s basically his car. But it’s under his mothers name. We plan on calling the guy who hit us insurance company... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2020

I hope you are both okay. If you did sustain any kind of injury, it would be advisable to consult with an attorney who practices in Virginia. As a GENERAL matter in such situations, there is no getting around the fact that your boyfriend's mother will need to learn of the accident. She is very... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Virginia on
Q: What kind of lawyer would deal with neighbor issues? Specifically, secondhand smoke problems.

I'm an owner of my home in a COA. My COA sealed around some common pipes, but the secondhand smoke still seeps into my home and affecting my breathing. The COA can't tell me why this is happing and my neighbor's efforts has not stop the issue and has grown worse in the last five... Read more »

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Aug 18, 2020

Seeping of toxic vapors onto one property from another is Nuisance, and your best choice of counsel might be a lawyer who does real estate litigation. If there are resulting health concerns and medical bills, a personal injury lawyer might consider the case, but the financing model for such lawyers... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: If a person said to me via text that they would Crack my jaw should I take this as a serious threat?

I have filed a police report and they said I could see the magistrate to press charges. I did take the threat seriously and it has cause me much anxiety and fear. Should I press charges?

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 10, 2020

I regret that I do not handle personal injury or criminal law matters. Sorry.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: Hi I'd like to know if this includes surveillance in shelters or supportive housing environments through securitas?

I find it extremely lewd and quite offensive still sleeping in my clothes.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 6, 2020

I regret that I do not handle employment law cases. Sorry.

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: What signage is required for an HOA to have your car towed?
Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger answered on Jul 29, 2020

Possibly none. It depends on what the bylaws say, where the vehicle was parked, and if you're an owner, resident, or guest. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: What are my legal options due to my neighbor’s second hand smoke seeping into my home?

I often can’t breathe easy, and my neighbor has made no lasting effort to curb the problem.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jul 20, 2020

You may want to proceed with a lawsuit against your neighbor or seek a permanent injunction against your neighbor.

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