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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was at a university and was stabbed by a street sigh in the foot. Can I sue for negligence or something to that effect
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 21, 2016

Not sure why a sign would stab you--perhaps you mean your foot was cut by a sign.

Generally if the sign is static, I don't see why there would be a case assuming your foot was the moving object.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My daughter broke the frame of another childs eyeglasses, just the frames, Am I responsible to pay for new lenses too?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 12, 2016

If the way the glasses are made requires that, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My daughter hit her head at school and ended up with a concussion and the school failed to notify me.

The incident took place on October 25, 2016. I didn't find out that she had a concussion until later I took her to the ER based off of her symptoms. My daughter told me that she had a headache; however she's 5 so I assumed she was just mocking and trying to get attention. It was until her... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 30, 2016

depends on how it happened. Get a consult from a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My husband just died and my son is driving a car that's in my husband's name.

Am I responsible if he gets in an accident?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 30, 2016

Assuming he has a license, no.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Question about circumcision

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 23, 2016

If you are over 20 I can't imagine any state that wouldn't find that you are barred by the Statute of Limitations. Let me note however that your parents had given consent, so the doctor was doing what at the time was viewed as a normal procedure.Let me also note that many doctors still... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law, Internet Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Is it illegal to record video in the Department Motor Vehicles without permission?

Is it illegal to record video in the Department of Motor Vehicles without permission?

Is it also illegal to publically post said video (if taken without permission) and make available on social media (facebook, youtube) without permission?

Michigan - Jackson - DMV

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 15, 2016

First, may be illegal under their rules--usually is. Second you are looking for trouble with a reposting.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was hurt on the job in Mi but the small family own business did not have workers compensation, what can I do

I don't believe they have a large lump sum of money but can I get monthly payments from them over a period of time?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 20, 2016

You need to contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice who handles workers compensation claims--most states have a state fund to cover situations like yours.Short answer is if there is no comp you may sue them for the injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Q: A 14 year old fought my 8 year old, leaving him with a knot on his head. Can charges be brought against 14 year old?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 4, 2016

Assuming he started it yes. Whether anything will come of it depends on many circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My little dog sneaks out the front door while I'm walking inside, and runs after a kid, am I liable if nothing happens

My dog just likes to run after the kid, but does nothing to hurt him, or even comes close to him. But the kid gets scared and runs... So is that breaking any laws?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 1, 2016

Dog cant sneak out if he's on the leash.If the kid isn't on your property you are asking for trouble.Technically, depending on the law in your township, you may be violating leash laws.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue my teacher or the school?

I have a teacher (I am in high school) that says my acid reflux condition is not a valid excuse for me to miss her class even if I am vomiting. She also refuses to help me or give me clarification on assignments because of this. A fellow student messaged me as I was in the office saying that our... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 1, 2016

Unlikely. If you do have a medical condition your parents need to ask for an IEP (individual educational plan) to allow you education without harassment. If you don't have to be in her class after this year you can see what procedures are in place to require schools to take and record... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I sent a google doc to my brother. His wife, who he is in the process of divorcing and is physically seperated from,

him opened the document without his permission and deleted it. Do I have a case against her for deleting and reading my private document to him?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 28, 2016

I don't see it.If they both had access to the email and he never changed his password, it's not the US mail she interfered with.

The document itself is an electronic copy so it's not as if she destroyed something irreplacable.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: what would happen if my dog scratches/bites a kid?
David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on May 28, 2016

The liability for a dog bite or dog attack will depend on the laws in place where the incident took place. Some states have strict liability for dog bite incident. In other words, a dog owner is liable even if the dog never attacked a person in the past. Some states have a "one bite... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: I want to rent out my motorcycle and ensure that I am not liable for the renter's injury/death. How do I do this?
David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Apr 24, 2016

In most States, there is a dangerous instrumentality type of law which makes the owner of a motor vehicle / motorcycle liable for the negligent acts of the driver / operator. You definitely want to make sure there is plenty of insurance that is in place. Another option may be to have the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: If I injure someone in an accident and get sued for more than my insurance coverage can I lose my properties even if my

wife and or childrens names are on the titles

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Mar 31, 2016

If they get a judgment in excess of your policy limits, they can go after your assets. They would most likely not be able to foreclose on your real property due to multiple owners, but they could place a lien on them for when they are sold. A bankruptcy may be of some use to you if it gets that... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My mother is being sued by her ex-husband for property "damages". When in fact those damages were there before hand.

The damages were there before the relationship began. What are her steps to make sure she doesn't have to pay, when none of it was her fault.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jan 13, 2016

Not clear if it's part of a divorce or separate, but she should talk to a lawyer about the specifics.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was injured at a gym because of my trainers neglect. I am suing. Would it hurt my case to still go to that gym?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 17, 2015

Best to talk to a lawyer and answer that as part of the overall case strategy.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue a licensed child care facility for negligence if my child engaged in sexual activity while in their care?

My son is 12..(but developmentally delayed which is why he was still attending daycare) the other child is 6. My son is currently being charged with 1st degree csc for genital/mouth penetration. I have been told the 6 year olds parents have grounds to sue the child care but I have nothing because... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 16, 2015

Possibly. Talk to a local injury lawyer about the specifics.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My niece lives with me. She slipped and fell on the ice and is now suing my homeowners insurance. Can she do that?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 14, 2015

The lawsuit is against the owner, and the insurance provides defense and indemnity if there is coverage. Ask them to hire counsel to represent you.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My child is being harassed by an adult. Said adult has pushed her and called her an ugly Indian.

This woman has screamed out her door at both of my children saying things like your father isn't your father and nobody likes you. She has called my older daughter a fat ass among other things and has called me a race mixer. This has been going on for over a year now and I feel helpless. How... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Sep 11, 2015

Perhaps the police can assist. Also, some states offer injunctions against harassment. Check with a local lawyer about your options.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My son got hurt at a neighbors house, can I sue?

My 8 year old son was invited to the neighbors house to play. He had fell out their tree. He sustained several fractures, fracture of Mastoid Bone; Fracture of Temporal Bone; Concussion; Hearing loss. Stayed in the hospital for two days.

Do I have a case if I was to sue the homeowners insurance?

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 28, 2015

More information is needed. Just because there was an accident doesn't mean they are responsible. You have to prove negligence. Talk to a local injury lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information...
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