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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: What is the penalty for assaulting a nurse in Missouri, and can you point me to the relevant legal code?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 16, 2020

You have this posted under Personal Injury, and it remains open for two weeks. This is something a Missouri criminal defense attorney is more likely to know than a personal injury attorney. You could repost under Criminal Law for better chances of a response. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: Hello, last night I drove my mother to the hospital due to an ankle injury. She broke her leg and ankle.

Hello, last night I drove my mother to the hospital due to an ankle injury. She broke her leg and ankle. The hospital put a cast on her leg. I was not able to go inside the hospital due to COVID. When she said she was coming out to leave she fell down inside the hospital breaking two ribs. Is the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 16, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your mother's ordeal. For the most meaningful answer to your question, it would be helpful to investigate the matter in greater detail, in terms of hospital policies, witness statements,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I was in a no contact accident. I was merging from the left lane, signal on, checked all of my mirrors. I was able

To get into the other lane but a few seconds late I hear tires screen and see a motocycle sideway on the road with no driver on it. I pull of the road and call 911 but see some cops who can help and follow them back to the scene to give a statement . I eventually found out that the driver that fell... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 14, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week and time is of the essence in your matter. By this point, it's possible the police report might have materialized. You could consult with a local attorney to go over the facts of the accident, possibly with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: A dog was hit by a random person infront of my home didn’t have chip or collar so took to vet told them we were adopting

Paid 1,000 dollars owner came forward doesn’t have proof of ownership get gave dog to owner but I can’t get my money back or the dog that I said I was adopting and didn’t ask for proof of ownership what do I do

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 2, 2020

I don't believe that you have a cognizable claim to file. Missouri recognizes the "doctrine of necessaries" as to a married couple, i.e., if the medical services patient received were necessary and patient maintained no separate assets, one spouse would be liable for the reasonable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: How much does insurance usually pay out for a broken feumur?

My daughter had a 200LB sliding barn door fall on her and break her feumur bone at a relatives house and they didn't have homeowners insurance. I dont want to sue them but to find out a reasonable or typical amount paid out for an injury like this.

Michael S. Foster
Michael S. Foster answered on Oct 17, 2020

It is too bad they didn't have homeowners insurance. Your question is a hard one to answer though. The answer depends on the cost of her medical treatment, the age of your daughter (was she working and cannot?), the length of time she'll be treating for her injuries, her pain and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: If someone puts you at risk for injury and you fight them will you be protected in anyway?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. It could depend on what is meant by putting you at risk for injury. If they pose an immediate threat of physical harm, it could be a matter of self-defense. But the nature of the risk isn't clear from your post.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: can i sue a dr for not prescribing my son meds??

I have been in and out of Dr. offices, psychiatrist's, and Counsiling appointments since I was 12 years old, taken from my mother for child abuse and neglect. I was taken to a boy's and girl's home called The Noyes Home in St. Joseph, MO: I have been on meds every since. I have been... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 31, 2020

It’s not a lawsuit unless you sue and have a case number. I don’t think that it will be worth your spending thousands of dollars to sue and doubt that any attorney will represent you on a contingency basis because your damages are not easily quantifiable. Plus, you are entitled to go see a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: Large wheel sized rockinstore lot went unnoticedand scratched and dented my car was told by store people must've moved'e

There are two lines of rocks in this alley behind store one extends more than length of store but opposite the building, the other is about three or four of them against the back wall of the store. Now usually these rocks have remained in position; ive never seen them moved. This time drove into... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 8, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There wasn't a question, but I think you might be wondering if you can bring a claim. Based on the description, it sounds like it would be difficult. When you say "pumps," that suggests gas pumps, which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: Can I sue businesses for promoting the Black Lives Matter movement?

I find it offensive and extremely racist. It has no place in a business such as Amazon. How do I force these companies to stop advertising BLM. If they are not willing to promote Alt-Right why are they allowed to promote BLM?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jun 20, 2020

Anyone can sue anyone for any amount of money. But you are going to lose if you file such a suit, I believe.

If you are serious and willing to spend thousands of dollars paying an attorney to file a frivolous suit perhaps you’ll find a taker. I think your lawsuit would be dismissed...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: Can you be found guilty of a CRIME in a civil case?? And if so,Why would I NOT be allowed to sue for perjury??

I was told that only the prosecutor can pursue the person who sued me in civil case and lied under oath, because perjury is a crime.

If that is true, how can I be sued for a CRIME, if not by the PROSECUTOR, in CRIMINAL Court????

Ok. To try to be clearer.... OJ Simpson was tried for... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 11, 2020

I’m not following your post. Perjury is a crime and you seem to understand that a prosecutor prosecutes criminal cases. Some acts can be pursued both civilly and criminally. Think OJ Simpson.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: I want to sue for abuse of process

I was in a child custody case.

My husband passed away and his family legally by default got temporary custody and my daughter saying that I was a drug addict I was not a good mom because of my drug use. I had all clean UA's to clean hair follicles and they dismissed the case before... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 9, 2020

Contact an attorney in your area, put down a substantial sum, and go for it.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: Can you sue a doctor for a failed back surgery it was during a workers compensation claim

I was injured at work and was told that I needed back surgery because I had a compressed disc so I went through with it and it didn't help at all now I have scar tissue that prevents me from having any further surgeries to help me this was during a comp case I am disabled now and the doctors... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 26, 2019

I'm sorry for your ordeal with your injury and ensuing surgery. Unfortunately, an attorney can't really make a call on this based on these brief facts, despite the admission made by the doctor you describe. What they can do is request your medical records, including diagnostic imaging... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Missouri on
Q: My dog just died from eating berries off a lantana plant in the backyard of the home I've been renting since June. Sue?

My landlord never advised that plants on property were toxic to dogs. I accumulated about $2,500 in vet bills trying to save my dog to no avail. Can I ask my landlord to reimburse?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 7, 2019

I am sorry that your dog got poisoned, but I'm not aware of any Missouri case on point. My gut feeling is that a landlord is not under a duty to advise a tenant of plants that are toxic to animals. Here is a link to an old Missouri Court of Appeals case, Grimmeissen v. Walgreen Drug Stores,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I was holding my phone while it was charging and was electrocuted apple wants all of my medical information why?

I’m still in treatment trying to deal with this constant pain and nothing helps (5 months now) anyway I called apple to ask about something like this happening before to someone else. They transferred me to 3 different people. I sent them pictures of the shock and damage to my hand and they want... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 10, 2019

Contact a personal injury attorney near you. If you are claiming to have been harmed, it is normal for the other side to want to see your medical records in order to assess whether to pay you and how much (or, more likely, little).

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: If an insurance company decides against your claim against their client, how to pursue?

Last August I went to a city meeting. The parking lot was a mucky mess due to reconstruction. Leaving the meeting I walked across a grassy strip next to the parking lot to avoid the muck, stepped into an unmarked trench that lined a newly-installed parking curb, tripped and fell. The trench was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2019

A Missouri attorney could advise in the best possible manner, but your question remains open for two weeks. If there is no further medical treatment and no meaningful findings of injury in any follow-up examination, and these bills are the extent of damages, small claims could be an option. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: When sending medical claim to party responsible for personal injury, do you include what your health insurance paid?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 8, 2019

A Missouri attorney would be in the best position to advise you based on applicable state laws, but your question remains open for a week. As a general rule, without regard to jurisdiction, you do disclose what you were reimbursed by your health insurance - a claimant does not collect twice from... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I bought a breaker bar from harbor freight and as soon as I tried to use it it broke and broke my tooth out

I did nothing wrong and yet my tooth is broke and ugly

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Mar 10, 2019

You didn’t ask a question but I’m assuming you want to know whether to hire an attorney. If so, it’s up to you. If you could find an attorney to represent you on a contingency basis, that would be great. If you have to pay an attorney $250+ per hour, and there’s no guarantee of the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: can an extended stay hotel refuse to continue to rent due to rumors?

I was put on an extended stay hotel DNR list due to rumors and nothing else. I rented the room for a week and did put another guest on my room she is an adult, I have no control over her. I did nothing wrong never had the police there, did not bother anyone. I was always in my room. Was told that... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 26, 2019

A hotel may not discriminate against you on account of race, religion, national origin, etc., but may discriminate against you on account of merely not liking you or mistakenly believing you are selling drugs.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: My sister is 16, and my mom attacked her hitting her in the face with her phone and my sister pushed her into the tv.

My mom then got on top of my sister and hit her again so my sister hit her back. Now my mom is threatening to send her to Juvy. Can she?? And since I’m 18, can I get custody if my mom is taking narcotics??

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner answered on Jan 28, 2019

If your mom tried to report it, it sounds more likely that your sister would be placed into a foster home instead of detention. If you are over 18, then you could be considered a placement option for your sister, so long as you can support yourself and her. Report the event to social services... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: If I discover a daycare staff member hit my child and left a bruise, should I sue the whole center or just that one

staff member?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 4, 2018

The daycare staff member probably makes about ten bucks an hour. I hope your child recovers. A bruise is serious, but if your child was not harmed in a way requiring medical attention it might not make sense to sue. Unfortunately, personal injury attorneys who take cases on a contingency... Read more »

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