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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

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can a 14 year old beat up a 10 year old

My brother is 14 and my friend is 10 and my brother wants to beat him up

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 6, 2019

No its called an assault and its a criminal offense.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: I was assaulted in on Friday August 2nd I have the police report and it's put the nature of the call was a disorderly p

On the paper says that the additional offense POLI police information judicial status zdbr I am lost at what is going on.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 7, 2019

This is information for the police and court, don't worry about it just go to court when you get a notice to attend.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I was injured in a slip and fall in 2016 Coming up on 4 yrs is that good or bad it’s taking so long

It was in a restaurant located in a casino wet floor no wet sign a very bad fall which I ended up getting surgery

Peter Briskin
Peter Briskin answered on Jul 28, 2019

So sorry to hear you were injured. I have some more questions about your case. Feel free to contact me to discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My daughter's boyfriend slammed my storage room door and it broke off it's hinges. Not knowing it was broken, I went

to close the door and it fell on my head causing me to have staples in my head and having a cat scan for a concussion. Only two people have the key to my storage room, myself and my daughter's boyfriend boyfriend, Christian and i know that I didn't do this to myself.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 26, 2019

Speak with a personal injury lawyer it sounds like you have a good case, that being said you can't get water from a stone and if a person has no money all they have to do is declare bankruptcy.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I hit a cyclist and didn’t make a police report. He is now claiming hit and run with body and property damage.

I hit a cyclist stopped my car and checked he was ok. He was fine just complained bike was damaged. No police called I didn’t make any police report. I now received a hit and run letter from a lawyer claiming property damage. What do I do. The cyclist came out in front of me on a roundabout.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 24, 2019

If charged by the police get yourself a good Criminal lawyer you will be facing loss of your license and jail time. If not charged but just received a letter from a lawyer notify your insurance company.

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