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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: If a person falls on a buisness property, is it the buisnesses responsibility to cover the costs? Medical etc.

My mother fell at walmart, the video is very poor quality, she got hurt, and they say the wheel was never on the cart tto begin with. That to me is worse than if the wheel fell off because an employee didnt inspect the cart, and put it where a customers safety was at risk( where all the carts are... Read more »

Mr. Garrett S. Handy
Mr. Garrett S. Handy answered on Dec 24, 2019

A business owner is not responsible for all accidents/injuries that occur on their property. However, I think this is common assumption that a lot of people have. They assume that if they fall and get injured on someone else's property that the property owner is responsible to pay medical bills.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nevada on
Q: What to do when your public defender wants you to plead guilty to a charge

My public defender asked if i wanted to take a plead deal where i would be on probation for two years and take classes i told her no what can i do to prove im innocent i can't afford a real lawyer

Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne answered on Dec 23, 2019

You must plead not guilty, set your case for trial, and have your case tried by a jury/judge. Once you're acquitted, you will be vindicated. There are risks, however, and you could face a longer period of jail or probation if you are convicted at trial. You don't have many more options, unless the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can I be held responsible for damage to my neighbors unit?

I live in a Common Interest Community; and have been accused of putting materials [such a paint, drywall, construction materials, etc...] down the drain. There was damage to their bathroom with this stuff coming up out of their drain. The plumbing is shared between mine and the neighboring unit. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 20, 2019

I'm sorry for your difficult situation. You could ask to see the report and conclusions of the plumber whose determination is used to establish liability. If those findings are against you, you could consider the option of contacting a plumber of your own for a second opinion. If some sort of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Social Security for Nevada on
Q: How can I tell if a family member stole my identity and is collecting my disability?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 18, 2019

Contact social security.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Q: Whose estate/ probate laws would apply for a DE resident who died and left a $40,000 checking account in a NJ bank ?

Should a "short certificate" issued by a Delware probate court be sufficient to claim the account ? The Will is being filed in DE and will go through probate in DE.

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed answered on Dec 9, 2019

As a general rule throughout the United States, what is known as personal property (such as bank accounts) are probated in the state the Decedent was a resident regardless of which they the personal property is located in. So, yes, the Delaware probate court has jurisdiction of the NJ bank account... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Q: Can my dentist bill me for amount insurance is claiming not covered after I signed a comp. screen agreeing to a price

I signed an I pad agreeing to pay a certain amount and now I have received a bill in the mail 6 months later for $400 they are claiming the insurance didn't cover. Do I have any legal ground to refuse to pay and how do I go forward?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 8, 2019

I would have liked to offer a more unequivocal "yes" or "no" response here, but it is difficult to offer a definite answer without knowing the full terms of any agreements or paperwork/screens you signed, and the nature of the denial. Terms and conditions imposed by the insurance carrier upon their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Nevada on
Q: Laws on broken ratchet straps and falling loads?

Accident caused by falling dryer due to broken ratchet strap

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 1, 2019

In virtually any jurisdiction, the owner/operator of the vehicle from which the dryer fell would be liable for accidents caused by the dryer and its debris trail. In the event of strap/ratchet failure due to defect (and not ordinary wear and tear that should have been recognized by riggers or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it better with Fiancee visa or Spouse visa? Which one is faster?


I want to apply for a fiance visa and got some questions.

We have been good friends before I left to US and then we became our relationship. We have been together for 5 years now and I just became a citizen and we met for the first time about a week ago. We couldn't meet because... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Nov 26, 2019

Its best to work with a lawyer who will maximize your chances of a successful application. Some of us are very affordable.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Nevada on
Q: How can I cancel after the 5th day?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 24, 2019

It looks like part of your question may have gotten left off when you posted. You could try posting again. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: one of the judge mental I filed one 5 years ago put a lien on my house I bought two years ago. How do I get rid of it?

I purchased my home 2 years ago. I filed chapter 7 5 years ago. One of the judgements I filed on has put a lien on my home I purchased years after my bankruptcy and now it’s holding up the sale of my house. How do I get rid of it?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 23, 2019

Provide the judgment creditor proof that the debt was discharged in bankruptcy.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Nevada on
Q: Husband died in May. Estate is in probate. I paid his car loan off and sold the car. Do I get my money invested back?

I am Administrator of his estate. Lawyer says car money will be split with husband's two children and myself. Do I get money back that I invested into his vehicle before splitting funds with kids?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 23, 2019

You should discuss this with your probate attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Nevada on
Q: How do I go about separating from my boyfriend when we own a home together ?

We recently bought a house and there are 3 of us on the title. Myself, my boyfriend and my mother. But only myself and the boyfriend are on the loan.

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 22, 2019

Owning property and being in a relationship where you aren't married are two different things. If you all own the house legally and there hasn't been any violence, it's doubtful that any one person can force another to move out.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Nevada on
Q: What is the maximum penalty by Nevada law forNRS 848D 230
Patricia Warnock
Patricia Warnock answered on Nov 20, 2019

Thar is an invalid NRS code. Additionally, fines vary by jurisdiction

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I was previously married and did all the paperwork for my ex wife. Am i entitled to a copy because i want to marry again

I went to every office for immigration paid for it and i have no idea about the paperwork and i want to ask the lawyer for a copy but dont want to tip off my ex wife so she doesnt try to stall my new marriage. She is also and immigrant with a work visa and i dont even know if it will be a problem.... Read more »

Sheri A Benchetrit
Sheri A Benchetrit answered on Nov 11, 2019

You can do a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the I 130 and for any documents that you signed, but you will not be entitled to a copy of the documents she signed, such as the I 485, Application for Employment Authorization or Application for Advanced Parole, as those belong to her.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: Should I get an attorney to purchase a new construction home with a major home builder in a new subdivision in Nevada?

I know that the the company has a standard contract that they will not change. I also know that the builder has a very good consumer affairs rating. The state where I currently live requires an attorney for real estate deals, but Nevada does not. I do not know if it will change anything to have an... Read more »

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Nov 7, 2019

If you feel confident in putting your entire trust and faith in the person on the other side of the deal, that then becomes a personal decision on your part. Also, is the builder being represented by an attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada on
Q: I was injured in an accident involving a minor w/o a driver's license. I have learned he didnt have permission to drive

What are the laws relating to minors driving w/o permission, causing an accident, with over $40k in medical bills?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2019

You should get advice--and the services--of an attorney with the Nevada Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where the wreck happened--they give free consults. I'm assuming it's their fault--if its your fault, the fact that he wasn't licensed etc doesn't mean you collect if it's your fault.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Nevada on
Q: Im i allowed to pass a big rig 10mph faster then the speed limit?

Got a speeding ticket for passing a triple trailer truck at 80mph in a 70mph zone

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 30, 2019

People must drive within the posted speed limit. Do millions of people do what you describe? Yes, because no one wants to linger for very long in a narrow slot between a large rig at highway speed and a concrete median. Your question remains open for a week - consider consulting a Nevada traffic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Nevada on
Q: I'm 17 and i was punched on the 26th of October, which was my birthday, am i able to charge the person who punched me?

I know where he works, he is also much older than me probably mid 20's

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 29, 2019

Yes. Report the incident to the police. The police will investigate and will make the determination to file charges or not. Make the report. Even if they don't lay charges there will be a record with police that he was investigated that may be relevent some day.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Nevada on
Q: Can a new Mexico Judge prevent/void an extradition to Nevada?

My husband was arrested last week in NM for a domestic violence charge that was filed by his ex-wife in 2012. He was unaware of the charge because it was sealed, therefore, was unable to address and resolve the issue. Nevada wants him extradited. Is there a way that a New Mexico judge can... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 27, 2019

Having a home does not make someone mom flight risk.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Nevada on
Q: had crneotomy 2006. tumor in 3rd. ventrical. contract contingent on not using certain cards did use card not suppose to

because of no short term memory

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2019

It's a little difficult to understand exactly what your question might be. From the limited description, it appears you underwent a craniotomy and currently suffer from impaired memory function and it affects what you do under a contract?? I'm not sure. I'm very sorry for the hardship this must... Read more »

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