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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: My hair is falling out thanks to Johnson & Johnson shampoo & conditioner, Ogx ... what can I do ?

I used this product 2x my scalp is burning... everyday I lose more hair..

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2021

You could check to see if there are any ongoing actions involving the products you used. When law firms handle product liability-based cases, some firms specialize in certain areas or certain product lines. You could also search attorneys independently on your own, or use the Find-a-Lawyer tab... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: I’ve been using these shampoos too and have experienced hair loss

https://dockets.justia.com/docket/illinois/ilndce/3:2021cv50226/404315

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 10, 2021

One option is to go online and look into whether there are firms currently handling actions involving the products. Product-based litigation is less generic than ordinary motor vehicle or premises cases, where law firms that pursue such cases often invest considerable resources in research and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can a healthcare employer mandate the “experimental“ COVID shot. This is in the experimental phase.

Isn’t this coercion and undue influence? Isn’t this a violation of the Informed Consent Law?

https://law.justia.com/codes/new-jersey/2013/title-26/section-26-14-4/

And what about religious exemptions?

https://law.justia.com/codes/new-jersey/2013/title-26/section-26-1a-9.1/

Thank you!

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on May 27, 2021

Generally speaking, in the employment law context, you can only request to not be required to have it if you have a religious objection or a disability/medical condition. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Q: I took a medicine called Saxenda it was the only medication I was taking at the time... I then became epileptic.

I was diagnosed with epilepsy soon after taking Saxenda... I want to know if I should proceed with a lawsuit. I will always be epileptic because of it.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 19, 2021

I'm sorry this happened to you. No one here can tell you whether you should proceed with a lawsuit. It could require investigation of your medical history and evaluation of warnings that come with the drug. Additionally, attorneys would likely need the guidance of medical and pharmacology... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can I collect from LANDLORD insurance

Follow up to my previous comment

Peter Briskin
Peter Briskin answered on Apr 26, 2021

I need some more information. Of course there are situations where you may have a legally cognizable claim against your landlord and assuming the landlord is insured then they would be the ones liable to compensate you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Now if I CAN get pain and suffering will that person's car insurance cover it if it wasn't a car accident
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 25, 2021

Generally car insurance only covers cases involving car accident cases, but you would need to see the policy to confirm that is the case in your particular case.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Neighbor shut door on my finger on purpose, I need reconstructive surgery, can I get pain and suffering?? Or something?

I thought I heard her bf slap her during arguing, I ran and said 3 words are you ok .. She cursed me out telling me to mind my own f**n business go the f home I started walking to my door opened it got on inside of apt and here comes her cousin Elijah whom is also a tenant and slams my door and... Read more »

Peter Briskin
Peter Briskin answered on Apr 25, 2021

You can most certainly seek compensation for pain and suffering in addition to other damages. The real question that needs to be explored is whether or not there will be a path to recovery. Specifically, are the individuals we are seeking recovery from insured? Do they have assets from which a... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: i was injured bad in a slip and fall looking for pro bono injury i have serious injuries and no one to help

the police reports states the rotted plank caught my foot pulling me down onto a rusty nail that ripped through my hand down to wrist i have lost use of that hand due to median nerve injury but the issue is its my dominant hand also the slam ruptured my breast implant that is silicone gel I'm... Read more »

Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel answered on Apr 22, 2021

All personal injury attorneys offer free constructions.

You should contact one who is Certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Lawyer.

They can tell you your rights and evaluate whether you have a case.

Gerald D Siegel

Plainsboro NJ

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue for the medical neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual exploitation of my daughter in DDD homes

I have taken her out and collected documentation of beatings, lack of psychiatric care, broken arm and exposure to constant sexual exploitation.

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 22, 2021

You need to sit down with a "certified civil trial lawyer by the NJ Supreme Court" to discuss your legal rights. This is obviously not a family law question but a matter involving the potential for a civil lawsuit for damages. If you run a search for a lawyer, type in the information... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: What can I do?

Car accident a year ago involving 3 cars. 1st car stopped because of debris on street. 2nd car hit her. Then 2nd car got hit by me. I only had to pay 2nd car for damages. Now over a year later the 2nd car is personally suing me. She is suing cause her husband I depressed. She never even mentions it... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 27, 2021

More information is needed to properly answer your question, but in general when you get sued you should: Give the law suit to you insurance agent/company they should cover you for the accident if you were insured. If not you will need to hire your own lawyer to defend the case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I just slip and fell from my apartment building entrance,IM in so much pain now I’m in emergency
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 18, 2021

Get Well and out of the hospital and speak with a good personal injury lawyer most of us lawyers offer a free in office consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can my employer be held accountable for possibly infecting me with covid for not quaranting after international travel?

He did Not quarantine, and said he got a 24hr test done at a place I know does not offer that service. Only 2-4 days due to it being a public testing facility. Also a few people also became ill immediately after his arrival.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 24, 2021

You can sue anyone, but can you prove that you got covid from him and not someone else such as when you wen to the supermarket for food. This would be the defense your employer would probably assert. Not that you shouldn't try and you may also be entitled to workers compensation insurance.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My friend sustained 3rd degree burns from spilling Dunkin Donuts coffee in a vehicle. Does she have a case?

Her friend was driving and braked hard after a deer jumped in front of the vehicle. Can she sue Dunkin Donuts and receive a settlement? Does she have a case? She has medical records and pictures of her burns. This occurred in New Jersey

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 6, 2021

I'm sorry your friend was injured. It sounds like it could be difficult to establish a case based on these circumstances. Beverage cups nowadays come with clear warnings about the contents being hot. If the cause of action were to be based on negligence, in terms of a poorly installed lid,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: How can a lawyer who was relieved from the case put a lien on his ex client when A bill was never given For services

It's a personal injury case with a tractor trailer in Burlington County New Jersey

Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel answered on Dec 17, 2020

An attorney handling on personal injury case on a contingent fee basis, has a statutory lien for their services or possibly based upon the reasonable value of their services a/ka/a "quantum meruit". There is also case law that creates different classifications of prior attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Is there a NJ statue that mentions excessive smoke and high flames from an outdoor fire pit.

The excessive smoke From neighbors fire pit filled our home causing my husband and myself physical distress He was unable to breathe and began wheezing I also experienced shortness of breath, headache and swollen watery eyes

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 30, 2020

Check your local town nuisance laws in your townships local code.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: I was listed in someone else's custody order out of spite and wasn't informed. What can I do?

I have been dating someone for 18 months. 6 months into our relationship, his soon to be ex-wife, (who had met me and approved of me spending time with her kids and has full custody of them) decided she wanted to be with him again and stopped allowing the visitations she had previously allowed and... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Nov 10, 2020

You are not going to like my answer. This is an issue between your boyfriend and his wife as part of their divorce. I have no idea why the wife has decided that she does not want you to be with their children at this point in time but your boyfriend has the right to oppose same and to ask the court... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can dcp&p remove children during covid-19 pandemic without a court order?
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Aug 26, 2020

From a procedural standpoint, DCPP gets a call from an anonymous source, school, police department, etc expressing concern for the welfare of a child in your household and it then sends out a representative to investigate. The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether the child is at... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: I was attacked by a laundromat employee and I need an attorney, I am not sure what kind. I am a person of color.

I filed a police report and the way it was written, to me, it reads like I did something wrong. This is so with the knowledge that there was video footage that they the Police refuse to secure. I live in Rutherford.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 19, 2020

You need a personal injury lawyer and you should have your lawyer subpoena the video it is not the responsibility of the police to do this for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can you sue for lost wages if you need to take the day off to deal with all the accident related issues?

A car slammed into me I wasn’t hurt but my daughter went to the ER with a neck sprain now I have to take the day off to take her to the doctor and deal with the adjusters and everything because I’m a full time healthcare worker and don’t have the time to be doing these things at work

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 13, 2020

Not generally. I'm sorry for your frustration and inconvenience, but lost wages are based on injury or disability. Good luck to you and your daughter for a good recovery from her injuries.

Tim Akpinar

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: When I was under the car, One of scissors jack suddenly broke down and my car came down on my arm.

When I was under my car, one of scissors jack suddenly broke down and my car came down on my arm. I got injured I can barely move my arm. Do you think I can sue this scissors jack company? If so, do I need a police report and receipt when I purchased?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 5, 2020

Yes you can sue the scissor jack company. First get medical attention and make sure you tell them how you injured your arm. Then, Immediately contact a good lawyer.

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