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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Minnesota on
Q: Can I sue I bit into a bone from a nugget from McDonald's it broke my tooth
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

Contact a member of the Minn. Assn for Justice--they give free consults. A lot depends on where the tooth is--and if it had a crack before.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Minnesota on
Q: Can I sue I bit into a bone from a nugget from McDonald's it broke my tooth
D. Patrick McCullough
D. Patrick McCullough answered on Mar 16, 2018

Yes, and perhaps you will not have to sue and just settle out of court. Of course McDonalds may contest what happened and if so it is your burden to prove that is how you broke your tooth. You should consult an atty to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: I was recently employed and let go due to medical reasons. My job did not follow my doctors restrictions and etc

I was given zero option to stay after claiming I needed to stay till I found a new job. Is it worth going against them and if so how would I could about it?

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jan 11, 2018

You will need to speak to an attorney and provide more specifics about your situation to see if there are any claims you may have,

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Q: The place I got my treatment for my car accident asked me to fill out a doctor's Lien does that meant the old ones no go

The place I got my injury help at my car accident I feel like they overcharged me I was recently told I can request my money from my lawyer if there isn't a letter of protection or a lean I know there isn't a letter of protection and the lien paper they gave me is not fully filled out and they... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 15, 2017

You want to look at the wording carefully--show it to a lawyer. He should insert a "reasonable" into the charges, and watch out if your state limits what can be charged in car crash cases. Finally, check the dr. out--if you think they overcharge maybe it's time to go elsewhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I was injured by a stranger who started a fight with someone else I don't know, they collided into me...

I was outside of a bar with a group of people, and a man came out quickly from inside the bar straight up to some other guy who was near our group. He instigated a fight, and they ended up accidentally slamming me into the ground and I had injuries as a result. I went to the Doctor to get checked... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 7, 2017

Theoretically, yes. Will it be a big enough case for a lawyer to take on? Maybe.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Hi I was incarcerated a few years ago at a correctional facility.

While incarcerated I landed a job there as a dishwasher..My first day I was starting to do dishes I was never told that I have to wear gloves until after I put my hands in the dish soap solution a day after my thumb was burning.Since after working my thumb is deteriorating and I need some advice as... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 3, 2017

Contact a member of the Minnesota Assn for Justice--they give free consultations. I'm not hearing you have a diagnosis as to what is going on with your thumb and that would be helpful.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Our two dogs are on my property, under control of an electric fence. The dogs cant leave the yard without being shocked.

If the neighbor girls come on our property with or without my permission and while petting the dogs, get scratched or bitten.

Are we responsible for their hospital bills?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 3, 2017

If they are on the property with your permission you are. If not you may not be. However I assume that if you have property you have homeowners and you must report it to them.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Can I ask my adj. closes my case, give me small $ so I can get tx whenever I can (job demanding) & still settle for

pain and suffering with other at fault ins.?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 10, 2017

Not sure what you mean by tx Generally it's not a good idea for you to ask any company to close a file. You give up certain rights by doing that. There's no downside to it being open.Most importantly it sounds like you have been hurt. You should contact a member of the Minn.. Assn for Justice--they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I broke a tooth on a McDonalds boneless chicken nugget. Their was a .5" bone shard inside of it. What are my rights?
William Head
William Head answered on Aug 22, 2017

Hopefully, you told them immediately, and kept the evidence. They want that, to prevent false claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: I am disabled an need a MN attorney for financial exploitation, harassment, slander to potential employer, pro bono?

I have a restraining order that has been breached with theft also my new address is now in my abuser's hands.

I was harassed and bullied causing a bogus eviction which was later realized as fraud.

Retaliatory restraining order was filed bold lies in print on court forms.

My... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 3, 2017

Assuming the person has no money you will have to pay for suing them--there's no source of money for anyone to collect a fee from. However, a womens law center may be able to get you someone who can ask the court to enforce the court order or get a different one.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: MN drinking laws for minors

In Minnesota, if an adult is in the presence of a minor drinking and has reasonable knowledge that this minor is drinking, could they be held legally liable for the minor drinking? The adult is not furnishing the alcohol, handling the alcohol, and the social event is not held on the adult's... Read more »

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Feb 15, 2017

You want to research "social host" laws or ordinances, although if you are thinking of a specific incident reach out to an attorney. Anything involving alcohol and minors is serious.

Since you did not specify the city, a specific answer is not possible. Minnesota Statute 340A.801,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: In Minnesota, what is the maximum %, that an attorney may receive in a personal injury case?

In my lawsuit, a settlement was reached, out of court, in the amount of $10,000, I will only receive $5,000. I feel cheated. Am I wrong? Thx

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

Is that the fee or fee and costs or fee and costs and medical liens? Look at the breakdown. In a workders compensation case I believe the maimum is 25% If not workers compensation you will want to check with the bar association but first read your own fee agreement.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Dog broke off chain, went after dog that had previously injured said dog. Dog walker tried to break dogs apart.

In the process, was bitten and it's unknown which dog bit her. There has been no contact/communication made with either party in regards to incident. Not before, during, or after. A letter from an attorney was received by the party in question telling them to have their insurance adjuster contact... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 16, 2016

each person should contact their insurance. Odd that a chain would "break." Whoever's chain it was should keep it as that may be someone to be added to the case. Each person is responsible for keeping their dogs under control. Let the insurance company handle it is the next step.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: I ran into a plank out the back of my ex's truck I have perm. eye damage and no useful vision, could i sue his ins?

He had let me borrow his truck to run some errands, the plank had an aluminum plate on the end of it...i went to a friends apartment and when i came out to leave, it was dark out, i don't usually drive his truck and there usually isnt a plank sticking out two feet past the tail gate, i ran into... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 16, 2016

Possible the medical payment provision of his car insurance is if it covers you in your state for injuries that happen in the process of getting into a vehicle. That part is usually "no fault" so whether you should have remembered what was

in the bed of his truck or seen the item doesn't...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: A girl I dated in the 80's stole $10,000 from me. She threatened to go to my boss in 1983, if I pressed, and report our

Our gay relationship. I was a stockbroker. I backed off fearing losing my job. Over the years, I thought we put it behind us.. And communicated as friendly. She does printing, and I needed some help with a mailer, so I asked her for help at No Cost. She then made up new accusations that I beat her,... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Sep 11, 2016

Your question does not provide the full facts of your case. I suggest you do not post the complete information here as it is a publicly searchable forum. You write about "blackmailing," "threats," and "new accusations." It would be important to know the nature and context of the communications made... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Is it considered harassment or bullying to target a single person and point out inaccurate statements they've made?

This person made a blog that makes fun of veganism, and he has said a lot of things that are rude, hurtful, and so on. I want to go one by one and refute everything he's said rationally and honestly. I will not tell any lies, I will not call names, and I will focus only on the arguments he's made.... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jul 19, 2016

I can write a post that says "I believe Dave's opinion to be ill-informed." without any worry. I cannot write one that says "Dave is a piece of garbage and should not be trusted." Google libel an slander, hope that helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Internet Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Can I be sued for blogging about dysfunctional families (mine!) online if I don't use their names?

I write for two of the most well-known sites/blogs online. Every fact I reveal is 100% true and my writing helps thousands of others who also grew up in similarly dysfunctional homes. Am I not protected by the 1st Amendment?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jul 19, 2016

The answer to this question is HIGHLY dependent on what you are writing, its truth, the damage it may cause to others, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Need a civil rights and personal injury lawyer

threat of contempt and incarceration for facebook and telling my story

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jul 19, 2016

This question is too vague to answer, please contact an attorney ASAP for help.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Today I used a tanning bed at a salon. After the session, I sat up, and the glass beneath my butt broke. Causing a cut.

I told the person at the front desk, she looked at it, I let her know I will be back Monday, anxious to know what the owners had to say. Should I do anything else?

David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Mar 28, 2016

There may be a personal injury claim to pursue. You may have a legal case or claim to pursue. There are also practical considerations to such claims. If the injuries are minor in nature that do not result in medical care or scarring, it may prove difficult to find an attorney to handle the case... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Minnesota on
Q: Does the discovery rule apply to other cases outside of malpractice?

I had a brain tumor removed about a year and a half ago and I'm just now getting back on my feet. I have missed the statute date on a case I want to file and I'm wondering how I go about filing it late - due to a serious medical issue.

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Feb 29, 2016

The discovery rule (which varies by state) can apply to almost any tort. However, nothing in our question would implicate the discovery rule would apply.

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