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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Public Benefits for Minnesota on
Q: Is there a lawyer willing to help me sue a hotel after I was violently robbed and beaten

I had no phone in my hotel room to call 911 and the doors were broken and hotel was really understaffed

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You probably have a decent case. Your case would be stronger if you did not know the attackers. When did this happen? There is a statute of limitations that applies to these types of cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Can I sue the hotel after a violent robbery

No phone in my room to call 911 and hotel was understaffed

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Yes.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I was being wrongfully accused of trying to kidnap a baby. I spit at a girl and she punched me. Only I’m being charged?

I was knocked down into a wooden barrel and the ambulance had to come. This was at a wedding. The mother of the groom came over and threw her glass of wine on me as I lay there defenseless. I understand that I instigated it by spitting at the girl but she was screaming and telling people that I was... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Although you could potentially ask that they file charges against her, what you're really doing is making a report to an officer regarding potential criminal behavior and the prosecutor is left with discretion to charge a crime or not. The issue, of course, is that prosecutors oftentimes will... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need for catching a stalker?
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on May 5, 2022

This is something law enforcement would help with. Call the relevant authorities.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: I’m 17 and my sister 19 and we just got into a fight. I’m in my first trimester and she doesn’t know that. Who’s wrong

We were in the street I got dragged out. She hit me first and defended myself. I’m very petite and I’m sister is strong and bigger and has the upperhand. She got a bump on her head i got scratch marks on my side and knee. My hair was pulled and I had stuff in the car I couldn’t get to, the... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Feb 16, 2022

You certainly have a legal right to defend yourself and your unborn child. It seems like you might have some exposure of being charged with a 5th Degree Assault. That is a misdemeanor unless you have prior assault convictions. You need an attorney. You should either hire a private attorney or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Construction Law for Minnesota on
Q: If I fell on the job site and was injured due to uneven grade is the builder liable as well as my employer?

I was helping a co worker carry something on the construction site and due to the uneven grade it caused me to slip and fall and tear the meniscus in my knee and fracture my hand. There was limited areas to walk and access the building because the landscaping crew had large holes in the ground with... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 5, 2022

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your injuries. It sounds like you took proper steps in initiating a workers' comp claim. In terms of the other hazards, you could discuss them with your workers' comp attorney if you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Compensation for Minnesota on
Q: MN Statute 169.18(8)(a) - I need an affordable lawyer who can help me on this traffic citation please.

On July 18th I was cited for following a car too close as he was turning right in front of me on a 35E exit to pilot knob road which is a two-lane road. MN Statute 169.18(8)(a) I did end up closer to the vehicle than I, myself, would have preferred since the front car slowed to turn much more than... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Jul 20, 2021

The effect that this might have on your insurance rates depends on your prior driving record and your insurance company. There is no mechanism for tickets automatically coming off of your driving record absent some type of agreement with the prosecutor. I don’t necessarily expect it to affect a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Minnesota on
Q: Hello! Should I press verbal assault charges against a security guard who verbally threatened me, “banning me” tryin

Thank you!! I have had no interaction that provoked it besides me shaking my head. He is attempting to ban me from a hospital when I did not initiate any encounter with him, and he stormed up to me demanding the I know who he is and I better not mess around with a man like him, I have no idea what... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Apr 27, 2021

You can't "press charges." You can report the matter to law enforcement. They will make the decision if charges are appropriate.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Is a college liable for putting my daughter, alone, in an off campus house with a gas leak and no sense of smell?

She was put in a house alone, with no supervision when tested positive for covid. She could not smell anything, but heard a sound emitting for the stove. She called security and they came and supposedly turned off the gas and told her she was safe now. I got there an hour later and was amazed at... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 25, 2021

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your daughter's and your family's ordeal. They could be liable - it depends on the level of responsibility they assume for off-campus housing (or the level of responsibility they disclaim... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: Our daughter is transgender male halfway through her transition. She was placed in all male prison where she has been

sexually assaulted twice.She was brought to hospital both times.As her patents we need to get advice to help her any information you have or advice would be appreciated. Thankyou.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Feb 23, 2021

I’d suggest contacting an attorney directly. Most will give a free consultation. But this is more complicated than can be addressed in this format.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Social Security for Minnesota on
Q: Can I sue a med clinic/neuropsychologist for misdx of Early Onset Alz & not releasing med records to Mayo for tx?

Neuropsychologist told me I had Early Onset Alzheimer's (runs in my family), that I couldn't work anymore or be able to learn any new training/job. She later changed her report to say I had Mild Cognitive Impairment, Amnestic Type.

I went to Mayo in Rochester for a 2nd opinion... Read more »

Brad A. Thomas
Brad A. Thomas
answered on Nov 9, 2020

If you have a scheduled hearing coming up then you need to find a disability attorney as soon as possible because going to a Social Security Disability hearing on your own is not a good idea. You can use the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of the page, or call NOSSCR Lawyer Referral... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Can you sue in small claims court in Minnesota for emotional distress?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 8, 2020

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Until you are able to consult with a Minnesota attorney, here is a link to a resource for small claims litigants. It was prepared by the Minnesota Attorney General's office and can be found on the Internet by... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Minnesota on
Q: 2 years ago i was stung by a bee hive attack I was working in country Called 911 Told operator address

Operator said she had to transfer my call to another county

My call was disconnected. I couldn’t see phone to redial

I got lucky and they called me back

I feel operator should have stayed on line and used another phone or have someone help

I could have died to do... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 7, 2020

A Minnesota attorney could address your matter most meaningfully, but your post remains open for a week. You posted under Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. You wouldn't have a legal cause of action because damages in lawsuits are based on actual damages instead of damages that could have or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Minnesota on
Q: I had a toxic reaction to a substance used in a routine X-Ray procedure.

I had previously informed the facility that I was allergic to this substance, yet it was administered anyway. This resulted in two trips to the ER in four days. Both times my complaint that I was given a toxic substance were not addressed by the on-duty physician and I was discharged while still... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 23, 2020

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It sounds like what you experienced might have been a severe reaction to a contrast agent - only a medical professional could say for certain. You could contact a Minnesota med mal attorney to discuss the matter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: My neighbors kid hit my dog and trapped him under a blanket with her and he nipped her and broke skin. Can she sue?

The child is 5 and has been told multiple times to not hit or hurt the dog previously and prior during the same day the incident happened. the other siblings have beaten him with sticks previously.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 27, 2020

'Poor dog. Anyone could sue and there's no controlling or predicting whether someone would. What you describe sounds like a reasonable basis for a defense or counterclaim. Your question remains open for three weeks. Try contacting one of the attorneys in the Animal/Dog law section and see... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Social Security for Minnesota on
Q: How can I stop my payee using my money for her one use

I looked into my bank account and she used my money to pay for her sons lawyer. Told me that I have to give her all my money because she is behind in her Bills. I never can buy myself clothes which I need too. I just need help so she will stop doing it

Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio
answered on Mar 2, 2020

You can either change your bank account or Stop her from having access as a signatory.

Attorney Scott F. Bocchio, Esq

President

Legal Rights Advocates

P 855-254-7841

www.legalrightsadvocates.com

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Minnesota on
Q: Can a healthcare provider or system be held accountable for harm caused by not treating someone or finding a new doctor?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 10, 2020

It's possible they have provisions in their policy that covers them for changing the availability of health care providers to cover themselves for the contingency of participating physicians exiting their plan. They could also have provisions that place part of the responsibility on patients... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Misdiagnosis for breast cancer

I had a perpetual cough for over 3 months and i was diagnosed by my doctor as having nothing, no tests. Just this week, after over 6 months i was diagnosed with breast cancer. They did not do any tests for my earlier coughing symptoms. Can i sue for malpractice?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 20, 2020

That's a question a Minnesota medical malpractice attorney could best answer, after gathering and reviewing additional information. Your question remains open for two weeks; at this point, reach out to Minnesota med mal attorneys for a consult. Most practitioners provide free consults in these... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: was my denial fair?

i got a letter in the mail that said my already approved workmans compensation case was denied for lack of consistency. Thankfully, i have my medical records in hand so i was able to review them immediately. It is noted that i experienced significant memory loss from before AND after my accident... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 4, 2020

You could repost your question, adding workers' compensation as a category. Or with the question remaining open for two weeks, at this point, you could simply reach out to a workers' compensation attorney in Minnesota. You ask about fairness, which is a good question. But in these types... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: Need lawyer to do paper work for federal tort claim against bca and a agent have all evidence paper work .. there admit

They arrest me sat in jail month bailed out trial began then they stoped. Bca brought to courts attn they made error in there records I had fulfilled my duty as of 9_17 arrested 5_18 for supposed crime ..now there saying they wanna expungement court under Judical inherent authority..for me...... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Sep 29, 2019

It is unclear what your "federal tort" claim might be. Contact civil rights attorneys directly about this issue.

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