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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Environmental for Missouri on
Q: Franklin County, MO, municipality is negligent in maintaining alternative sewer system, creating health hazard.

The municipality signed an agreement with the original property owners in 2004. That they were installing a step septic tank system on their properties, that the village owned, was part of the village sanitary sewer system, would maintain, repair, and service. The system on our property was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 1, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. This is a complex matter. Evaluation of the septic system could involve the expertise of civil engineers and wastewater experts. Assessment of contamination could involve sampling and lab analysis conducted by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: Am I able to sue or do something about a fall in that city? I broke my foot and hurt my arm from a dark hole I fell into
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on the total circumstances, whether the fall was the result of poor lighting, engineering defect, negligence in maintenance, etc. The best way to answer your question would be to reach out to Missouri... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: My girlfriend was assaulted by another tenant at our apartment building. What legal action can we take?

The lady that assaulted her was arrested. I more want to know what legal action we can take against our landlord if he doesn't evict her.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Aug 17, 2022

Your girlfriend can make a police report. She can also contact property management. And if your girlfriend has the financial means to hire and attorney and if she suffered significant injury (I hope not) and if the assualter has money, your girlfriend could hire an attorney to file a lawsuit.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: Can I sue my landlord for mold exposure after signing renters liability waiver?

Me and my family have been exposed to white black and green mold within our walls. We all have been experiencing different health problems that are consistent with mold exposure. We found out that old mold had been sitting and spreading through our walls before we signed a lease. We found out about... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 12, 2022

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. Your best option for a meaningful answer to your question would be to try to arrange a free initial consult with a law firm. That's because attorneys would likely... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: My dog bit someone it states on the served paper "I was corralling the dog" is that proof my dogs were provoked. Missour

Does does that constitute the dog defending itself or is that a vicious bite I'm in the state of Missouri and I'm being sued because my dog bit someone who was grabbing it and picked it up while chasing it

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Aug 8, 2022

I suggest you contact your homeowner's insurance company to see if it my provide coverage and counsel. Otherwise, hire your own attorney if you can afford one. I know that you want someone to tell you that the case lacks merit, but no cautious attorney is going to tell you that. Litigation... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: What is the stature or percentage fee or charge for a lawyer on Missouri handling a lawsuit for property damage
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Jul 9, 2022

There is no statute or specific percentage. For contingency representation, attorneys weigh numerous factors in coming up with a percentage, such as the potential recovery, the strengths and weaknesses of the case, whether the potential plaintiff has realistic expectations, and whether a judgment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Missouri on
Q: Can a certified lifeguard in the state of missouri be held liable if someone drowns in a municipal public pool?
Todd N. Hendrickson
Todd N. Hendrickson
answered on May 20, 2022

That depends on a lot of factors. All I can say at this point is it's possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: My daughter is a victim of sexual assault and our identity is plastered all over casenet.

Statue 566.226 states our Identity is not suppose to be public records,

Our address to our home as well as my daughter school, as well as My name ( her Mother) all over case net

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Apr 20, 2022

That’s terrible. Hire an attorney to seek to have that information not appear on Casenet. I don’t know why a judge would not grant a motion to seal or raise the security level of such filings.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: my lawyer won 4500 for fcra violation but said i can only get 1000,00 and he keeps the rest i was on contingency fee

He said its not him taking all the money its the industry only letting me get 100.00 this makes no sense.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Mar 28, 2022

You’ll need to read your engagement letter.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Federal Crimes, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Missouri on
Q: What can be done to help a mother find some justice for the death of her son?

Last april a man driving without a license, without insurance, in an truck he’d had for nearly a month without registering it properly turned left into oncoming traffic. He struck and killed a man and seriously injured a woman on a motorcycle. Even with prior charges in another state for driving... Read more »

Cameron Tousi
Cameron Tousi
answered on Feb 15, 2022

I'm so very sorry for your loss. In rare circumstances, it is possible to seek damages from the state itself (e.g., police and others acting as its agents). This is called the public duty doctrine, and its application depends on the particular statutes/court cases of a particular state. Under... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Antitrust and Environmental for Missouri on
Q: Work comp

If im working at a none livable hoirly wage and get an inspection that Takes my lifes work away because they understamated me what do i do

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Dec 13, 2021

I suggest you revise your post because it is hard too follow and too vague to answer. I assume you meant you received an "injury" rather than an "inspection." If you were injured at work, contact a workers' compensation attorney to evaluate the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Missouri on
Q: I'm I was a very bad car wreck I. Is 25k all I can sue for its the max on my ex girlfriends insurance.
Michael S. Foster
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Michael S. Foster
answered on Oct 30, 2021

You can always sue for more but you may not collect on it. If you don't have any underinsured motorist coverage under your policy and the driver who is responsible for your injuries only has $25,000 of insurance, there's a good chance (there are a few exceptions to this in the event the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: What steps do i need to take to present a wrongful death/medical malpractice/pharmacy liability case to an attorney?

I have done a lot of research on my family's behalf and we all feel that my father was a victim of unethical practice that led to his untimely passing at only 58 years of age. We would like to discuss our situation and hopefully pursue a favorable plan of action to give my father the proper... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 20, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for your family's loss. In terms of steps you could take, the most productive would be to see if you could set up a consult with a law firm. If you have medical records, those would be helpful.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: I lease a Walkabout Properties home. No stair rails installed on deck. Lost balance on stairs and fell. May I sue them?

This event happened Fri., June 4, 2021, at 5 p.m. I suffered a concussion with a large subdural hematoma. No fractures, but the fall injured my back, sacral area, neck and shoulders. A level 3, or mid to severe concussion, can take time months to heal. I have a continual headache, including... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 27, 2021

I'm sorry for your accident and the injuries you suffered. This is really something that a Missouri attorney should advise on, but your post remains open for four weeks. If you reached out to attorneys in the Springfield area, most would probably offer free initial consults on such matters.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith for Missouri on
Q: What actions are considered vexatious by insurance companies in MO.& what is bad faith? What can I do?

My insurance company used a bias company to estimate loss. The inspection was not thorough and I was pressured to accept a completely unreasonable lowball offer. I complained to my agent and received a call from the supervisor saying they will send a third-party inspector over to inspect the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 10, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, as your question could involve elements of state-specific law. In terms of what you could do, one option is to arrange a brief consult with an attorney experienced in property damage/fire claims. In terms of pressure to accept an offer, if a release had been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I am experiencing symptoms related to an injury in 1991 and 94. Can I still file on that claim?

I live in Mo but the claim was filed in Texas.

Brandon Labiner
Brandon Labiner
answered on Jun 1, 2021

With the caveat that I practice in Florida, I'd say it's unlikely that the statute of limitations for personal injuries in Texas is over 20 years. Generally, personal injury statutes of limitations are under 5 years. Now, there are exceptions for certain instances, e.g. malpractice, in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: sue a hotel my vehicle was stolen. No security,lights outside not good,was not told very high crime and no signs

I have pictures of building. And cameras.dark are where my truck was stolen. I can prove negligence.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on May 22, 2021

If you can prove negligence then you’ve answered your own question. I’m not sure what kind of response you are seeking.

Part of proving negligence is proving a legal duty owed to you from the hotel.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: my landlord rented a shop on the same property as the house that i rent to people that ran an appliance repair shop.

they shut it down but didnt clean the small debris up. i steped on something and had my toe amputated because of it. can i sue

Michael S. Foster
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Michael S. Foster
answered on Apr 3, 2021

Depends on a lot of things. How open and obvious was it. Should you have noticed it? Was landlord on notice of the issue?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Lemon Law for Missouri on
Q: Who so I contact in my area?

I was in a serious car accident. I have been sold two lemons from two different car lots. I feel that I have been mislead and taken advantage of by both of them. I am seeking the justice I deserve.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Feb 23, 2021

Contact an attorney to discuss your options. The lemon law only applies to new vehicles but there may be other avenues for you if the vehicles were used.

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