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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: can a rear end accident cause hearing loss if you hit your side of your head and your ear hurt?

i suddenly started having trouble hearing after the rear end car accident. I was a passenger in the back seat. i was asleep when the first vehicle hit us. Then sat forward a little looking out the opposite back door window. When we were hit again and my head and ear and wrist hit the drivers seat... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 16, 2018

Yes. You need to talk to a member of the Mich. Assn for Justice in the county where the wreck happened--they give free consults. You can have the claim, it's not a slam dunk but it's there and it's significant. But you need to speak with an attorney--this isn't amateur hour... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I got involved in a car accident and I have questions
Neil Davis
Neil Davis answered on Dec 15, 2017

A good auto accident lawyer should be able to answer all your questions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: what happend to me if i missed a court

plz help what the judge do if i missed a court date and i didnt go and what i csn do

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 8, 2017

Find out what happened for starters--if you are a witness, you may get a warrant if they need you--you'd want to check with whoever subpoenaed you.

If it's for an arraignment or other you may have a warrant and should consult criminal defense counsel in that county.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Landlord - Tenant and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: If my son was murder in a apartment complex can i sued the apartment complex

of there camera did not work now no one will talk to the police so can i sued tthe apatment complex cause it no justice for my son

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

You need to contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice who handles Landlord liability. They give free consultations. However a landlord is not required to have a working camera unless that is part of the lease, and security issue cases are often difficult, especially as the Republican... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Consumer Law for Michigan on
Q: Hi I was given a package by a post office worker at the actual post office counter. A USPS worker that was not addressed

Hi I was given a package by a post office worker at the actual post office counter. A USPS worker that was not addressed to me and was not in my name with out showing any sort of id. It was actually addressed to the postoffice itself to a fake alias.I was wondering if there was a proceedure law or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 31, 2017

Not sure why you got the package. You can turn it over to the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: What rights to prisoner's have if they're injured while incarcerated?

I feel my boyfriend was neglected and now has long term health consequences.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 16, 2017

Prisoners are entitled to basic and essential health care services. Whether the MDOC is liable for your boyfriend's injury or treatment is fact-dependent.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: If an auto claims lawsuit has already been settled for pain and suffering. (The non economic damages)

Does this mean I no longer can file another lawsuit for economic damages? I was not advised of the differences and now I'm coming to the end of my 3 years on no fault benefits PIP at least my wage loss and replacement services and soon this will stop. So now I will not be able to perform or... Read more »

David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Jul 11, 2017

Typically, when there is a settlement, there is a general release signed which ends up releasing the at-fault driver and insurance company from any further liability. You may want to consult with an attorney in your area to see if you truly waived all of your legal rights. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My Mom is trying to lookup her decision that was made. How can she go about that?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 22, 2017

Go to the county court where the decision would have been made, if it was a state court case. If Federal, you would go to wheichever Federal Court (Eastern District/Detroit; Western District/Kalamazoo[I believe]).

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I bought air head bites I grab a handful and bit into a screw it broke my tooth and swelled my jaw up
Neil Davis
Neil Davis answered on Jun 7, 2017

You need to keep the screw, the packaging and the receipt. Seek treatment and contact an attorney that knows how to handle these cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for Michigan on
Q: I receive SSI & had an accident. I will be receiving a settlement, will it affect my SSI payments, medicaid or EBT
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 29, 2017

Yes. You need to arrange a "spend down." Discuss this with your attorney.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was injured a few months ago when another car slid into mine in icy conditions. Can the other driver be held legally

responsible in light of the extreme weather? They didn't seem to be able to control their car.

Neil Davis
Neil Davis answered on May 19, 2017

Absolutely. Drivers have a duty to operate their motor vehicles with due regard to traffic and surface conditions then and there existing pursuant to Michigan law. MCL 257.627.

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Q: If someone was illegally parked and you swerved to avoid their car and got in an accident, can they be held responsible?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 29, 2017

I doubt it as they were parked and you were moving, even if they shouldn't have been parked there, you could see them and would've run into a stopped vehicle if you handn't veered off and had a different crash.

Members of the Michigan Assnfor Justice give free consults. Suggest you get one.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Will a judgment against you in an injury case show up on your credit report?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 3, 2017

Yes if they get that far. They are really after your insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: When filing a lawsuit, is it a set limit on pain and suffer because of the other person insurance policy?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 8, 2017

Not when filing but yes it's a limit. Contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice--they give Free consultations. If you look at your policy you have selected a certain amount. The other person also has an amount they set.

However in most states the filing amount is either a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: ARSON: New home being built, no insurance coverage when someone burned it down. Total loss. ????

No one was hurt, or there at the time. We were coming home from vacation, and have a hunch who may have done this, but no real proof. Not enough, anyway, but to me, it checks out. Just not to police. This was a home we were totally redoing, so tools/ladders and tons of new wood, doors, windows,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 26, 2017

If you had a contractor their insurance might cover. Talk to your CPA about a big casualty loss deduction on your tax return--may have to file an amended (for 2015) if you didn't claim it

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: If a person is sick and in jail in need of a doctor how can you get them a court date and bond?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2017

See a criminal attorney. Understand they may not get the bond---law regarding medical treatment rights of prisoners is poor. Contact the prison project of the Michigan Civil Liberties Union for information.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: My dad drowned at the YMCA. He suffered from seizures. Is there anything I can go after the Y for
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 18, 2017

You should contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice--they give free consultations--and get a personal meeting as situations like this are difficult to evaluate over the phone. Much depends on your father's situation, where he was in the pool, other matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: What's the difference between a tort that is criminal and one that is filed in civil court?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 8, 2017

Some tort's are also crimes. There isn't a "crmininal tort."

If the tort is also a criminal offense difference is only police & DA can charge someone for a criminal matter.

A civil case also has a different burden of proof--criminal is beyond a reasonable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I had a salon burn off a lot of my hair. Diagnosed with contact dermatitis after the didn't do the patch test per law

Depressed and prescribed an anti anxiety medication due to

This. Had to see family through holidays embarrassed. Ruined

My Christmas and new year. Will take at least a year to grow back. Can send pictures. Do I have a case worth pursuing?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 2, 2017

Contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice--they give free consults. You have a case, need to follow up with a dermatologist. You would seem to have a case.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Can I be sued for negligence for bumping into someone and they trip?

I was at a crowded place Friday evening. I turned to look over my shoulder, bumped into a man who tripped and fell on his face, causing his nose to bleed. I leaned down to help him, but saw the blood and stepped back, letting security handle it so I wouldn't come into contact with the blood.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 31, 2016

Only if you were careless in turning or how you turned. If he wasn't moderating his speed,on him. However if no one got your name unlikely someone will be looking for you. If they do, If you have homeowners let them handle it.

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