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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: if your lawyer have file a lawsuit why would he not sent me a copy it been six month ago he have not contact me yet.

it is 2 cases a discrimination against my former employer and a erisa case to help me get my disability which should

not take no more than six months always going to get back to me never dose I had permanent I was fired because of my injury on the job and I had permanent restrictions on me.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 17, 2020

Some attorneys provide clients with copies of pleadings and other important paperwork as soon as it is filed; some provide it upon being asked for it. Make a written request and let them know that you have been trying to reach them for information about the disposition of your case. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: What is my recourse for landlord inaction to contaminates in my apartment that are causing skin rash and constant itch?

Also have mold growing in the apartment due to the leaks in the windows and doors. The contaminates are coming out of the cracks in the walls. I’m vacuuming twice a day trying to keep ahead of the waxy particulates that are coming from the walls getting worse it’s been three months it is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 16, 2020

You may need to speak with two different attorneys here. Maybe the more pressing issues are those involving habitability in your apartment. Contact a landlord-tenant attorney to discuss your remedies under Mississippi L-T law. You could also contact a personal injury attorney. However, based on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Mississippi on
Q: If a patient was sexually assaulted in the hospital is the hospital responsible for the employee's actions if being sued
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 16, 2020

Quite possibly. I would highly encourage you to reach out to an attorney to talk more about the facts and circumstances. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most lawyers offer free consultations to see how we can help out.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Nursing Home Abuse for Mississippi on
Q: What headings are used for a legal narrative?

I am looking for a template outline to tell me what areas are included in a narrative.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 24, 2019

I don't handle nursing home abuse, but in terms of personal injury cases, you could use a number of different formats. What is more important than the particular format is that you include relevant information that outlines the who, what, when, where, and how of an accident. You want to include a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I was arrestted for accessory after the fact but nobody was arrested for actual crime. I only got the lady vehicle back

I am being retaliated against for making complaints to ago office and i was onlt doing what i thought right and got them to take lady car back. But can this be legal since nobody has been arrested for actual crime

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 16, 2019

You posted this in Personal Injury, but you need to speak with a criminal attorney. I'm sorry you were arrested - you should speak with someone without further delay. Repost your question in the Criminal Law section, or maybe to be more practical, reach out to attorneys and ask about a consultation... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a teacher physically restain a student, by forcefully grabbing the student's upper arm (causing bruising)?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 25, 2019

The not-straight-forward answer is that they shouldn't ever... BUT there are circumstances when a teacher or any other adult may be justified in physically restraining a student. A teacher is responsible for the welfare of all the student in their charge. If they used force to prevent an assault or... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Mississippi on
Q: can the passenger of a boat that caught fire 5 days before a recall letter about fire was sent, also sue?

I was on a boat that caught on fire with a friend.. She owns the boat. We both had to jump off into the water and be pulled away before it went completely up in flames. 5 days after this happens, my friend receives a recall letter advising of a problem that could cause overheating and boat to catch... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2019

Yes, it's possible you could sue, based on your injuries. I hope the two of you are okay, but keep records of any injuries sustained in the fire, in abandoning the vessel, and awaiting rescue in the water, if applicable. This could include emergency room visits, follow-up doctor visits, etc. If you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Hello, I am considering pursuit of any money delagated to lamar county residents for compensation of the salmon and re

Ated projects. The cancer rate, effects on soil, water, animals, and children.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

As a starting point, you could contact an environmental attorney or toxic tort attorney in Mississippi and ask if they would give you a free initial consultation. Keep in mind that these types of cases could require considerable budgets. They can involve costly soil and water sampling and analysis... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Q: went to the ER, and they kept me over night. The next morning I got dressed, and was waiting to be discharged. The

Doctor/nurse came and said I was septic. I told them point blank I wanted to leave, and I would sign my release paperwork. That is when they said sepsis can be fatal. I didnt not think I was.I would have left to get a 2nd opion. So I still declined. That is when they said that is I left my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 24, 2019

You could initially try to see if the insurance carrier will assist you. Contact your insurance carrier and ask them to work with you to review the file in terms of the timeline of events, your symptoms, and other relevant issues. If they will work with you and review the hospital's bills for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Can you tell me what is the maximum amount of restitution in Mississippi.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 21, 2019

This is really something you should discuss with a Mississippi attorney, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, you'd be entitled to economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses would cover you for damages on which you could place a dollar figure, such as lost... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I am being sued over my dog biting someone that came in my house without my permission

Not sure what to do now

Ross Diamond III
Ross Diamond III answered on Apr 30, 2019

If you have not already done so, contact your homeowner's insurance carrier to report the claim. The insurance company should defend the case and will employ a Mississippi lawyer to advise you on your liability.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I keep getting water intrusion in my home every year when it rain because of none properly working street drains

The town and county officials won’t help

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 4, 2019

One approach might be to film the overflow of relevant drains during a heavy rainstorm to show that they are not functioning as designed (possibly because of being blocked by debris). If town officials saw this, it's possible they could look into allocating resources to look further into the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: If a person falls on a business property and result in death and have no insurance at time of accident what step can I

What step can I take

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 13, 2019

You need to get with an attorney ASAP, as this is a premises liability law suit and wrongful death action, and certain steps need to be followed to gather as much information on the front end as possible. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I was injured at work and I filed a suit against my employer. I had been on my job 5 1/2 years with a good work record.

I was fired for allegedly falsifying documents which was untrue. This got really ugly. They intimidated me.harassed me and lied and defamed my character to discourage my law suit. Am I eligible to file an action against them

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 13, 2019

You may be able to; however, it will depend on when you were injured, the type of employer, and whether the employer had worker's compensation coverage. I would strongly encourage you to reach out to an attorney ASAP, as there is only a set amount of time to initiate an action. Feel free to reach... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: how can I find a case number of a person suing another.

my husband that has left me may be filling a lawsuit against a grainmill ..how can I find out if he has filled.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

If he files a case it would in all likelihood be in the County court for the county where the grainmill is located. Go to the clerk's office and they can look it up.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: What consequences are their for slander
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 30, 2018

The typical consequence is some form of monetary damages; however, the amount for recovery is dependent on several factors, such as the damage to reputation, how many times the slander occurred, etc.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I live in MS and just had 2/3 of my index finger amputated because of a workplace injury. What am I entitled to?

The injury was on my dominant hand.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 12, 2018

It sounds like you are definitely entitled to worker's compensation. My recommendation would be to get in touch with an attorney ASAP so that you do not miss out on benefits. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here, as most of us offer free consultations.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: I live in Mississippi and I'm wanting to find out if I have a case against a local hotel in my area.

This hotel gave out details of my stay to someone claiming to be me. This person went to the hotel with my debit card number, said someone committed fraud using the card and the hotel proceeded to give this person details of my stay including my room number, receipts and also gave this person... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 22, 2018

Sounds like you have a case. You need an attorney for the place where it happened. Look for that state's Assn for Justice--their members give free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Does Tricare have a right to uninsured motorist money since that would make it 1st person after 3 years?

It has been three years since the accident and my uninsured motorist portion has finally kicked in so can Tricare still put a lien on it.

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Apr 19, 2018

Tricare may have a valid lien. It is worth looking in to. Often these liens can be negotiated by an attorney which could mean more settlement proceeds being paid to you. Consult an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Can a person receive pain and suffering if he or she get injuries at a public park???
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 26, 2018

It depends how the injury occurred among several other factors. Contact a MS personal injury attorney listed on this site for answers, and do so quickly as there is a time limit on when you can bring a claim of as short as one year.

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