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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: my landlord rented a shop on the same property as the house that i rent to people that ran an appliance repair shop.

they shut it down but didnt clean the small debris up. i steped on something and had my toe amputated because of it. can i sue

Michael S. Foster
Michael S. Foster answered on Apr 3, 2021

Depends on a lot of things. How open and obvious was it. Should you have noticed it? Was landlord on notice of the issue?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: Do my lawyer have the right to give me my documents on my case with index # etc?? Do They the right to hold my money

How do I find out how much my settlement was? How much a lawyer to suppose to charge? Do I pay for filing and paper work out my money? Why my lawyer Got more of the money then I did. 33.3% I thought was of fee. She had it in her savings for 1yrs b4 I received anything, also he lean me a few... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 3, 2021

It's difficult to comment on the award and fees without knowing what your arrangements were. As a general matter, if there were claims from public agencies such as Medicaid/Medicare that demanded reimbursement on payments they made on your medical treatment related to an accident, that could... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: can i sue and/or press charges on anytimemailbox.com for my mail being brought home and opened without authorization?

the operator of one of anytimemailbox’s site’s is also currently refusing to give me my mail which is currently at the operatior’s HOME and not the anytimemailbox address.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 2, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED

YOU CAN ALWAYS SUE........THE ISSUE IS WILL YOU WIN AND THEN ARE THERE PROVABLE DAMAGES.

I WOULD ASSUME IF HE IS RECEIVING MAIL VIA POST OFFICE, THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO COMPLY WITH THE SAME RULES AS IMPOSED ON THEM.......I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS AND WOULD REPORT TO...
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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: What should I do if my dog who is not considered as a dangerous dog got to bite someone
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Apr 2, 2021

Did your dog bite someone? If so, and if the person either is filing a claim for personal injuries or called the police/animal control, then you need to respond to both. The county code generally controls the determination of whether a dog is dangerous or not, and most counties have a two-bite or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maine on
Q: Who should I contact about finding a safety pin inside a piece of dove chocolate and is this a case for a lawyer ?

I contacted the company and was pretty much blown off my kid or any child could have swelled it and caused damage fortunately it was myself getting it in my mouth company Mars said we have metal detectors in plants so this doesn’t happen but for sure was in the piece my girlfriend was there when... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 2, 2021

A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could contact an attorney who handles injury cases. It sounds like no one was injured, and I am happy for you there. But if there was grounds for a case, it would be based on actual damages, not damages that might... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: Can I sue the other driver of a car that hit mine?

My car was hit on the rear passenger side. The crash report says my car was only going 5mph when hit. According to the police report the car following behind the other car stated the lady ran a red light. The insurance company of the other driver said we were at fault because one witness said our... Read more »

Virgil Royer
Virgil Royer answered on Apr 1, 2021

Yes. You can sue. The fact you can sue does not mean you have strong case. It sounds like there might be some conflicting evidence that needs to be sorted out. The fact you were hit on the passenger's side door might indicate that you were not at-fault because clearly your car was struck.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: I was in a car accident in my mother's car. I was not injured my girlfriend is a little sore and banged up.

I'm just wondering if I should obtain a legal services

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you mean in the sense of being sued as the driver, the insurance policy of the car would generally cover the driver, as a GENERAL premise nationwide, if the policy recognizes the driver as an authorized operator... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Personal Injury and Gaming for California on
Q: Chemical burns at Indian casino..how should I proceed?

I was recently can really meet at a California Indian casino when I suffered chemical burns on the back of my legs due to sitting down on a chair that had been treated with the chemicals that they spray to disinfect against Covid. This caused me severe pain and swelling and caused me to go into... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 28, 2021

more info needed.

you may have a case but the complicating factor is you need not only a PI lawyer but one with experience suing Indian tribes

google for local PI lawyers to see if they have this kind of experience.

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 »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If someone is suing can i sue the same person as well?

Can i join another person lawsuit for financial compensation?

John Karas
John Karas answered on Mar 26, 2021

Your question has absolutely nothing to do with criminal law. If you want to sue someone, that's a CIVIL matter.

Just because someone else is suing someone, doesn't mean you can join their lawsuit (or file an independent action against that defendant). to "get on the gravy...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: Does my auto insurance company's settlement offer to the driver affect me?

I was involved in a vehicle accident in Nevada. While the officer's report and testimony place the other party at fault, Nevada is a shared fault state. With that said, my insurance company wants to offer the other party a small settlement in an attempt to put the matter behind me. How can... Read more »

Chris White
Chris White answered on Mar 26, 2021

You should call me for a free consultation, I have helped numerous clients with similar cases (434) 660-970-

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Q: How long do you have until your case expires

How many years do you have on a personal injury case before your case expires ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 25, 2021

A North Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you reached out to law firms in your state, described your matter, and asked what the statute of limitations is, you'll probably reach an attorney who could tell you the time by which you need to file... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: My water heater in my appartment was leaking and created a lot of bad mold, got me sick. Do I have grounds for sueing?

The flood unit is coming by tomorrow to assess. I asked if it was safe, they said no, not ideal. No offers to put me up in a hotel or another apartment. I've been sick for well over a month with extensive lung and throat damage. No idea on how long it has been leaking but there was no water... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 24, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, mold cases can be difficult and some law firms do not like to handle them. The injuries and damages tend to be less clear cut than in other forms of injury cases. In terms of your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: in california... how do i file for a contempt charge in Civil law....

the guy that i was in court against lost our case and was ordered to pay my lawyer fees immediatly... that was almost six months ago..

I tried filing on a FL-410 and the window clerk said that was incorrect form but was unable to tell me the correct form.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 24, 2021

If they were ordered to pay your attorney fees then you should have the attorney handle the matter. You should have a contract with your attorney that covers such situations. Your attorney needs to confirm with the court how much you paid your attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gaming for Texas on
Q: Candy crush

I was playing words with Friends and an ad popped up for Candy crush and it was constant screaming! I am deaf in one ear and when I hear loud sharp noises it makes my ears ring and hurts really bad. I couldn't mute it or x out of it it gave me severe anxiety at 6:00 in the morning, I filed a... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Mar 23, 2021

My best suggestions would be: 1) Stop playing apps that have annoying adds, or 2) pay for the app so you don't have to see the ad.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Legal Malpractice for New Mexico on
Q: Had accident in Tx 08/19. Live in NM hired lawyer in NM it’s been over a year now attorney said I don’t practice in Tx.

NM Attorney said take final offer or find TX attorney cause he’s not licensed in TX. Just found this out after one 1/2 year of waiting for a result. No communication from the attorney. I have done all work on providing him with medical documentation. He’s done nothing. No communication and no... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 21, 2021

A Texas attorney/New Mexico attorney could advise best here, but your post remains open for two weeks. Regardless of whatever it was that caused the lapse in communication here, you should move without further delay to sort this out. Is your attorney under the impression you moved on and retained a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Elder Law for California on
Q: Pro per Plaintiff had civil suit reassigned without my knowledge. Is there any procedure to discover why in California?

During initial hearing before new judge, it seemed as if she was not familiar with the case. She did not ask Defendant's atty to declare his presence so I have no idea if anyone was actually present. Lastly, she seemed completely befuddled, as though she had no idea what she was doing.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 21, 2021

It's hard to know exactly your role in the case. Are you a defendant? Do you have an attorney? Without more information we can't really give you a good answer. If you have an attorney you should ask them. If you don't and you are a party in the case you should strongly consider... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Can someone sue me if I sell them a trampoline?

I have a brand new 15 foot trampoline still in the box that I bought from Walmart. If I sell the trampoline to someone, and if that person/family unfortunately suffers an injury while using the trampoline (on their property), can they sue me?

Rishona Peace
Rishona Peace answered on Mar 20, 2021

Anyone retains the right to sue but given the details as you explained, the short answer is that the buyer would not prevail in a lawsuit for personal injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: I have a case of fall that is already in court . by falling inside a commercial premises

I have a case of fall that is already in court inside. I rented the place and signed 1 contract but because I did not have social security the owner of the commercial property told me to look for another person with ssn , she made another contract in the name of the other person and the licenses... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 19, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. One option is to check with another attorney - but they would likely want to know why the first attorney withdrew from the case. There are a number details here that raise additional questions, as to whether this was a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Nebraska on
Q: My minor son was in an auto accident with the other vehicle being at fault. Multiple injuries, how to proceed for sett

Other party has stated they were at fault according to police report. We now need to go forward to reach settlement for injuries sustained to our minor son. We have a claim # with other parties insurance. My son will not be able to do some things long-term he wanted to do. We have not paid any... Read more »

Justin Kahn
Justin Kahn answered on Mar 19, 2021

You may want to contact an attorney in Nebraska that works in the personal injury field to help point you in the right direction. As a minor is involved, there may be special steps you need to take.

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