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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Can I sue a daycare for negligence and personal injury?

My child broke her femur at daycare. They didn’t call 911 they called us. Stated they found her on the ground crying. We picked her up and it was considered a spiral fracture from being stuck. Now we have accumulated mass amounts of medical bills from the transport and surgery. They are also... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 27, 2022

You should retain counsel on contingency fee here in Florida which means you don’t pay anything unless you win. Additionally, Counsel should get a preservation of evidence letter out immediately to see if there’s any video footage that needs to be preserved. Act quickly. This website prohibits... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: If my lawyer has a lean on my case, and my case he was representing gets dismissed by the court, does he has a right to

represent me again

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 24, 2022

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Yes, it's possible he could. It would help to know additional details about the amount of work done to date and the nature of the dismissal. It looks like the dismissal was not fatal to the case and did not... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I am presently being sometimes respected sometimes not by Rubinstein in law. The whole firm has ignored my injuries

My rights I am on SSDI they have been ignored. I went to college for paralegal studies. I am undergoing so many surgies. He put on public record that Megan paradis is suing Publix with no representation. My injuries have been ignored. Now supposedly him and Irwin ast and Leo are my co... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 24, 2022

You have the unconditional right to discharge your lawyer at any stage of litigation. Once you hire a new attorney, the old attorney will have a lien on the new attorney’s share of the disbursement once the case settles. (For work done by the old lawyer). In other words the Lien will not attach... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My daughter is sueing some doctors for malpractice for her miscarrying my grandson's. I was there can I sue also?

I caught both my grandkids when they was born deceased and took her to all her Dr appointments

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 23, 2022

You would not have standing to sue simply by you being present.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: State Agency Rep committed slander and put Red Flag report on person after 40 second phone call.

SBDC office rep was to transfer me to their office manager to go over business plans for services. The Receptionist spoke to me for 40 seconds. After, transferred me. She then continued to file a State police complaint claiming I was a threat to society. Googled my name, saw images of me over... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Nov 23, 2022

You cannot sue a State Agency in Civil Court. You must sue them in the Court of Claims and then only after filing a Tort Claims Notice (usually within 6 months). That is probably a very bad idea for many reasons, including limited recovery and a long wait time to be paid.

The suggestion...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Could we sue Lowes for leaving live copper wire exposed above the stove in our kitchen after removing the kitchen hood?
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Nov 22, 2022

You mean leaving it exposed, but with no one being injured by electric shock? If so, this isn't a personal injury question, but rather a breach of contract question. If someone WAS injured, clarify and re-post your inquiry. If this is simply a breach of contract due to incorrect... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation on
Q: I had a work injury at a factory, and im suing the insurance company , the case is built well and they are ready to pay.

They offered to pay me 1.2 million shekels but my lawyer is taking the case to court and we're going to court after getting a medical opinion.

My question is; can i ask for a very small amount in advance ? Like say , 20,000 shekels?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 22, 2022

It sounds like you may be outside the U.S. This is something that your attorney could advise best, as it would be governed by the laws of the applicable jurisdiction. Your attorney has probably already explored all sources of replacement income while awaiting trial, but there could also be options... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Probate for South Carolina on
Q: My Mom Killed My Daughter In Car Accident I Had probate court In oct.its been a year what's taking so long too proceed?!

How much do you think Insurance companies will settle out ??There were two other vehicles involved!

Roy Willey
Roy Willey
answered on Nov 22, 2022

I am very sorry to hear about your daughter.

As to our question: It’s unclear to me whether you went to probate court and the estate was set up (you were appointed as personal representative or not?). Assuming you were and there is insurance available it often does not take very long...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Probate for South Carolina on
Q: My Mom Killed My Daughter In Car Accident I Had probate court In oct.its been a year what's taking so long too proceed?!

How much do you think Insurance companies will settle out ??There were two other vehicles involved!

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 22, 2022

You should have your lawyer explain this. If you do not have counsel, you should retain one for representation. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Insurance Defense on
Q: I am sued for personal injury, property Damage, wrongful death, but no one died. What can I do if I was at no fault?

House was being auctioned for tax Lien , branch broke by an act of god which hit power line and pulled metal pole down. The pole landed on a vehicle in which supposedly someone was struck (this did not happen on my property). The wound (which was 1cm in length) was adressed with dermabond then... Read more »

Michael Jonathan Sabbeth
Michael Jonathan Sabbeth
answered on Nov 21, 2022

I'm very sorry to hear about your predicament. The best thing you can do is to inform the insurance company that insured your house/the property at the time of the injury. Typically, they will handle the defense of the case, even hiring and paying for a lawyer to defend you. I hope this is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I'd love to find more information on this, my mother had a similar experience at Raleys in 1986 that left her disabled.

She was my mother and she has now passed, mostly due to her bad health and poverty as a result. She was beat with a baseball bat after dealing with harassment during all of her employment at Raleys. She said there were other women that had been harassed and assaulted at the same time.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 21, 2022

not sure what your asking. your looking to know if you have some type of legal case on behalf of your deceased mother due to an incident in 1986???

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: I was wondering, can someone sue a party, even if they put themselves in a situation where injury could occur?

I was watching some videos and was curious if person A could sue person B even if person A put themselves in a situation that they knew could possibly put them at risk of injury.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 20, 2022

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like you are talking about the legal defense known as "assumption of risk." It depends on the particular circumstances. On cases where the defense is raised, the conditions can be fact-specific. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: Is being intimidated and yelled in public an assault/battery/tort?

A year ago I was visiting Vermont with family. We were berated by a man. We were in our car and unintentionally in his parking space at a ski resort. He banged on our window with his fists and screamed at us. Did either party commit a tort of some sort? Thanks!

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 20, 2022

A Vermont attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Being in the parking space might be a violation more than a tort. In terms of the other person's conduct, there could be torts there, but it does not sound like the type of tort case that a law firm would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: my dog bit someone and most likely I am going to get sued for it but I don't have any kind of money to pay

i'm on the verge of filling bankruptcy. I got less than $50 on my bank account and I doubt I can afford a lawyer to help me. What can I do?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 20, 2022

If you own a house your homeowners insurance may cover it,

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Can I sue the hospital for sending me home with severe sepsis without any antibiotics?

I was hospitalized for over 3 weeks at my local hospital. I went cause I had cellulitis & the medication my primary prescribed didn't work. By the time I went to the E.R. I had 3 different antibiotics thru about 2-3 weeks. Was told after the 2nd round if it didn't work to come to be... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 19, 2022

You will need to consult a medical malpractice attorney for an assessment of your case. Medical malpractice cases are complicated and fact intensive.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: Is there an active class action suit against the makers of Achromycin or Tetracycline?

My teeth turned grey as a child and teen after ingesting this medicine used in my case to treat asthmatic bronchitis. I have seven real teeth left in my head after having the rest extracted.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 19, 2022

A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. With many civil cases, you could look them up on unified state court system websites. But with class actions or multidistrict litigation, the venues could be nationwide, often on court dockets. Product liability... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: I won a settlement but the company is not paying. What can I do ?
Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Nov 19, 2022

Once a case settles, both sides are contractually obligated to fulfill their respective ends of the deal. In most instances, that means the injured party will sign a release while the other party will pay a sum of money. In the event either party fails to uphold its end of the bargain, the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: We rent in a area that has a hoa. Well it seems they don’t like us

We rent in a area that has a hoa. Well it seems they don’t like renters, the management company that handles our hoa has been sending letters to our landlord accusing us of bringing criminal activity to the neighborhood. My boyfriend got tools taken out of his truck, we have it on video, but the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 18, 2022

you should make an appt with a local attorney with HOA experience.

s/he can send a letter demanding a retraction and consider a defamation lawsuit.

if the facts are strong enough you might find a lawyer that will take the case on a contingency............can you tied in your med...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Can I get out of my contract with a lawyer even though my case is still pending
Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on Nov 18, 2022

You have a right to change lawyers at any time, for any reason. If you are not satisfied with your current legal representation, find a new lawyer. You can find many excellent attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. Keep in mind that your new lawyer will have to reimburse... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: I fell in my public housing and injured after a flood from the apartment above us that was under repair. What can I do

If I file a claim, can the housing authoritie make me leave or raise my rent.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 18, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. And if public entities are involved, it's possible there could be notice of claim issues that require prompt filing action. Your best option is probably to reach out to Connecticut personal injury attorneys... Read more »

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