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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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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue a police officer for police brutality even if it happened 20 years ago?
Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel answered on Jun 8, 2020

No. The statute of limitations expired many years ago in NJ.

6 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: My teenaged daughter took my car and hit another car. The woman is now suing us. Can I get a public defender?
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Apr 23, 2020

You do not indicate if you are being sued civilly or criminally. You may qualify for a public defender for a criminal matter but not a civil matter. If it is a civil matter, just turn the papers over to your insurance company which should provide you with counsel. If criminal, ask the court for a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My neighbors dog gets out at least twice a week. & the owner does nothing to fix his fence nor does he care about hi dog

A month ago his dog was out while my dog’s were in the car with my dad, his dog ended up biting my dad sending him to the hospital to get stitches. We did nothing just asked our neighbor to fix his fence so this does not happen again. His dog has been out at least twice a week since that... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 16, 2020

I would suggest that you talk to a personal injury lawyer you may have a good case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Q: Do you handle medical malpractice cases
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 10, 2020

This isn't a law firm. It's a question and answer board. But you can find New Jersey lawyers who handle med mal cases. See the Find-a-Lawyer tab. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I need to find a medical practice lawyer my free consultations and a good lawyer

11 years in surgery surgon messed up on my stomach

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 29, 2020

You should be able to arrange that. Medical malpractice lawyers typically provide free initial consults. You could look for lawyers on this site (Find-a-Lawyer), or conduct your own independent searches. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Was struck by a vehicle in a H&R, is there a program to help cover lost wages or expenses.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 6, 2020

Maybe but much more information would be needed to answer your question. I suggest you set up one of the free and office consultations at most of us lawyers offer.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: How to find a Attorney who will protect the rights of a patient who is handicapped in ICU and misdiagnosis and care

My son has been in two hospitals for a total of three months. He is handicapped mentally and delayed. The doctors still can not diagnosis the reasons for his fever spikes. He has gone on a downward medical path. He acquired a collapsed lung, 3 pneumonia, bed sores and with all the testing the... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 11, 2020

You need to call around and attorney cannot call you as that is called solicitation. That being said the best part of the case is probably the bed sores or non/mis diagnosis. Bed sores should never occur in a patient that cannot move themselves. Generally bed sores occur because of the following... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: I live in Florida and separated spouse took a vehicle I owned out of state (NJ)...allowed another person to drive

I live in Florida and separated spouse took a vehicle I owned out of state (NJ)...allowed another person to drive... had an accident... the injured party is suing...my name is listed...as a potential defendant because the vehicle was registered to me...I have about 30 days to respond.

Paul J. Riviere
Paul J. Riviere answered on Dec 19, 2019

Call your insurance company and let them know you are being sued. They will most likely assign you counsel. If the vehicle was uninsured you will have to get counsel on your own and to defend against the lawsuit.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Someone slipped and fell on property that I rent. They sued me, and they suffered no injuries. Is their case valid?

How much will I have to pay if their case is valid?

How will they show proof of falling.... I did not witness it. They could be lying.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Dec 8, 2019

Unfortunately their proof of falling is what they say, they don't need a witness, but it would help their case. Whether they are lying will be up to the judge or jury in the case, How much you will have to pay is determined by the injury they claim. No set fees in any case, BUT generally a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: A person stole my debit card and took all my money. Can I press charges after a year passed??
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 29, 2019

Yes you can still press charges since it is generally at least a 4th degree crime but ask the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: can I sue my university if my dorm/residence hall is providing bad water (wink/shower) that is affecting my health?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 27, 2019

It would be a difficult case, unless others in the building are experiencing similar symptoms, and those can be readily correlated with water quality. Additionally, such claims typically require sampling and analysis, which could be costly for a contingency case. Contact attorneys in your area to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: What's the real phone number
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Nov 10, 2019

This forum is not a directory service and you did not even indicate what phone number you are talking about.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: If two people commit adultry and the result could lead to a divorce for the disabled spouse of one, can the disabled one

File a lawsuit?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 28, 2019

New Jersey is a no-fault divorce state. The ground for divorce is irrelevant to the economic issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Should I retain a personal counsel addition to insurance assigned lawyer?

2 Years ago, I rear ended a car. My car had no damage and the other car just replaced a bumper. I have been sued this February for personal injury. I have sent lawsuit paper to my insurance company and they assigned me a lawyer. My deposition have been adjourned twice and rescheduled on September.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2019

You could arrange a consultation with an attorney who is knowledgeable about the management of assets; that's a personal decision. The insurance carrier's defense attorney assigned to you could help you make that decision - based on the direction the case is taking, if there are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I fell at my university which is private, non profit and had a surgery in result of that and all surgery cost were payed

For by the school. Are they covered by charitable immunity act ?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 12, 2019

Hey could be covered by the act, much more information would be needed to be now to answer your question

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