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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Contracts for Iowa on
Q: i bought a motor home from a private seller who told me it ran perfectly and had no issues. it caught fire a month after

a day after i got it it started dying on me anytime i started it. i found out the carburetor was rebuilt and wrongly at that, pieces missing and bent. then i found out they rewired it to add air conditioners which crossed with the fuel line. i was driving it the next day and it caught fire with my... Read more »

Tim Bottaro
Tim Bottaro answered on May 6, 2021

I'm sorry but I don't practice in this area of the law. I would suggest you search for someone under auto sales; possibly breach of contract. Your matter deals with a transaction rather than a personal injury such as in a car crash case. You should try to focus in your part of the state... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Iowa on
Q: If the product is made in a youtube video and the product name is changed is that ok?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 23, 2020

An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You may want to repost this under Trademark or related intellectual property categories. The Products Liability category is more about injuries from dangerous or defective products. There's no guarantee all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Iowa on
Q: Is it medical negligence if a doctor put me on a ssri medications that resulted in low blood pressure, permanent vision?

I had previous fainting spells with an ssri and it was discontinued, then a year later when I was pregnant I was put on another ssri which caused low blood pressure which resulted in my eye basically having a stroke from lack of blood oxygen. This caused drusen which destroyed a lot of optic nerve... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2020

An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. To answer your question, an attorney would need to evaluate your condition in greater detail, which would likely involve retrieval of your medical records and consulting with a medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Trademark for Iowa on
Q: if I Pirate a song and later buy another digital copy of said song would the pirated version still get me in trouble?
Steve Charles Vondran
Steve Charles Vondran answered on Oct 6, 2020

This is general legal information only and not legal advice. In general, once you pirate a movie, song, photograph, or other creative content, without a proper license, that becomes copyright infringement. You can be liable for that and copyright penalties can be stiff. Buying a licensed version... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Iowa on
Q: Airbag recall

Had an appointment to get it fix. They canceled cause it's still pending.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 18, 2020

An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It's difficult to speculate why the matter might still be pending after a major recall notice. Unless COVID-19 might have had a role because many facility's are short staffed these days, it's anyone's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Iowa on
Q: My fathers civil case trial in Iowa settled in Iowa, now can attorney get the percentage from texas no cap or iowas

In texas they have no amount or percentage capped they can get more than 33% by using texas law in Iowa we get 33% of settlement. texas also charges for court cost experts who testified traveling cost there own plain flew hear. We won was allowed to be reversed we appealed it was sent back to... Read more »

Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens answered on Jul 16, 2019

It is unclear as to what you are asking. You need to schedule an appointment (do not randomly call on the telephone) with your attorney and have him or her fully explain what is happening in your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Iowa on
Q: After wearing my brand new,name brand, snow boots shoveling for 2hrs. I noticed there were lumps on my Achilles tendons.

2 years later having to have surgery from the plastic or metal piece holding the shaft up, rubbed my Achilles tendons to shred. Never wore boots again. Can I sue boot company for this happening to me.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 21, 2018

You could consult with an attorney in Iowa who could examine further details about the boots and whether they were defectively designed or manufactured. Anyone can sue, but with additional information, an attorney might be able to advise you more meaningfully as to the merits of pursuing such a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Iowa on
Q: Bed bug infestation from rental furniture do I have a case

I noticed what appeared to be a rash on Monday June 26, by Friday I was itching all over. I was sitting on the floor in the bed room and this bug crawled across my dark pants, I killed it, looked it up on the internet, it looked just like a picture of a bed bug. I called the apartment manager and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 7, 2017

Yes, but it's on you to prove the bed bugs came with or from the furniture and not from a guest, etc.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Iowa on
Q: Tire shop repair caused me to lose my entire wheel on the freeway, now they won't give me their insurance info.

I got my tire replaced at a tire shop. They took the whole wheel off and replaced the tire and then put the wheel back on. The first time that I was driving it was on the highway and I heard some vibrations and a few seconds later my tire flew off, the rotor hit the road, caused sparks, my car was... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 13, 2017

Call a member of the Iowa Assn for Justice--they give free consults. You may have to handle this yourself as you weren't injured. You need any bolts that sheared, the tire and rim that went etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Personal Injury for Iowa on
Q: I have a horse that was injured at a horse show in the wash racks. There was a sizeable drain cover that moved.

The drain cover moved and my horses hind legs both fell into the drain injuring his left hind leg and putting him into stall rest with hand walking for in excess of 6 weeks. The fair grounds and the state have denied my claim stating that since there was no prior injury that "had been... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2017

What they mean is did they have "notice" that the racks weren't stable or secured? This depends on how they looked.

Also depends on what your contracts were etc. Contact a member of the Ia. Assn for Justice --they give free consults.

If it's the type of thing...
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