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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If a citation an accident report had 2 different dates is that dismissible
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter in virtually all jurisdictions, courts will allow corrections of basic information to be made. If it involves something of deeper substance beyond a clerical error, such as extrinsic evidence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: My grandmother was buried in the wrong plot. What's my next step and are there any attorneys in NC who handle this?

On 8/9/20 she was buried in the church cemetery where the plots are free to members who were in good standing, so there was no contract. She's supposed to be next to her husband. The cemetery caretaker (also her nephew) marked the wrong grave and knew of his error prior to her being committed... Read more »

Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran answered on Sep 28, 2020

I am very sorry to hear that you are going through this, contact a local lawyer, and get their advice on how to proceed. It is unlikely that you will need a lawyer that specializes in these matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: I have reported a problem with the leasing office about the new neighbors and how my apartments smells like (weed)

They have not done anything about it and i have a seven year old. it comes from the bathrooms and all in the apartment.. it seems to be coming from the venting system. i spray light candles ect. What can i do about this? im worried about my child and myself

Jonathan Shbeeb
Jonathan Shbeeb answered on Sep 1, 2020

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing these problems. As for ensuring the landlord does something, the first place you should check is in your lease. I would not be able to tell you whether you have the right to enforce certain prohibitions in your lease, such as a smell penetrating your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can i get emancipated from her?

Hello I have a mother who is borderline emotionally abusive, she tells me i make everyone miserable constantly, blames me for everything that goes wrong and more. I am 16, can I move out and live with a friend legally. Can i get emancipated from her?

Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Aug 28, 2020

Maybe, but these aren't easy actions to 'win' and it would be something you wouldn't be able to do yourself. To able to file, you have to be 16 (check) and have lived in the same county for 6 months (don't know). To successfully emancipate yourself, you are going to have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I was in a store this weekend. I slipped and fell on unseen water in front of me with the cart I was pushing.

I jumped up from fear, while shopping with my family. But because of the pain I could not continue to shop and went to the hospital. I am bruised and very sore and I need assistance.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could consult with an attorney who could investigate the accident and evaluate your injuries. If they determine that your injuries arose as a result of the store's negligence, they could advise you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Can you sue a work place if you get corona virus due to improper safety measures?

They do not require the wearing of masks even though it is state mandated. They also do not have hand sanitizer for the works at the cash registers. Although there is 6 feet apart labeled, people are invading the space of the employees and most aren't wearing masks

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 19, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could best advise, but your question remains open for a week. A workers' comp attorney could probably answer your question more meaningfully than a personal injury attorney, as you're describing something arising in the course of employment. You could reach out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: A hotel I am living at is false advertising I have filed a complaint with the doj is there anything I can else I can do?

The person working the desk also the owner said he wasn't offering the posted weekly rates that are taped in the office window due to covid-19 which should have been $225. Instead he said I would have to pay the nightly rate and charged me $45 per night for 7 nights which totaled $315. He is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 10, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It might not necessarily be false advertising - it's possible it could be an oversight resulting from changes in day-to-day operations that the pandemic has forced upon small business owners. There could be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: i'm 16 this woman plans to get married to my step dad refuse to even let me speak with him shes never met me what do i

she has also been threatening my step fathers sister and is going to court aug 7th but i wanna know what can i do cause my mom and him are not officially divorced shes highly controlling a liar.

Mr. Albert Loch Saslow
Mr. Albert Loch Saslow answered on Aug 3, 2020

I'm afraid I can't help you very well as I don't understand the various relationships and don't think I comprehend what you are asking. That said, you are unfortunately only 16 and don't seem to have a lot of legal options at this point. Perhaps things would be different... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I fell through a vent in the floor of my rental property

I had put in several work orders for them to be replaced because they were old rusted, and had missing pieces. Well I fell through the vent in had to go to the hospital which further injured and injury I already had. I reported this to them and nothing was done and I didn't know what steps to... Read more »

Richard Granowsky
Richard Granowsky answered on Aug 3, 2020

So sorry this happened to you! These types of cases can be surprisingly difficult under North Carolina law. Whether or not there is a remedy available to you at law is very fact specific. You should seek a consultation from an experienced personal injury lawyer to review the facts of your case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: hello, I have a few questions

I was in a accident and im try to sue for car damage, medical bills and pain and suffering

Rishona Peace
Rishona Peace answered on Jun 20, 2020

We would need more information such as whether the other party has assumed fault, whether any citations were issued and to whom, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: Still having pain and swelling in my left knee 6 months after minor surgery for a torn meniscus

I was completely functional prior to a torn meniscus in October 2019. Had a normal X-ray in the ER, followed by an ortho appointment, MRI, then surgery to ”remove the torn edges” of the medial meniscus. In February I was still having considerable pain and swelling, a 2nd MRI revealed bone... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 4, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal with your pain. A North Carolina attorney should advise you, but your post remains open for three weeks. It isn't fully clear what the question is, but it looks like you suspect something was done wrong in your medical care. If that's the case, you could try... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Business Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I rebottle a brewery's bulk hand sanitizer into smaller sizes (2oz, 5oz, etc.) and sell to biz's with permission?

I talked to a brewery about buying their WHO 80% Alcohol Formula in bulk and selling it to businesses within the triangle area in NC. I want to see what legal issues there may be and how to avoid getting into trouble.

My email to the brewery was:

"Good morning!

I was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 4, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise you best, as state law issues could be applicable, but your post remains open for a week. One issue that you could consider is posing this question to a trademark attorney, as that category is not included in the selections made. You are selling someone... Read more »

Q: If a respondent objects to answering interrogatories on grounds of broad, burdensome, how can I respond to get the info?

95% of my requests were responded this way. I am pro se in arbitration in a labor case on issues of discrimination, retaliation, and constructive discharge. I have no money for an attorney.

Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel answered on Apr 26, 2020

Send a letter to the other party's attorney telling them you need the answer within a certain period for example 10 days or two weeks of the date of your letter to them. Offer to talk about the information and why you need it. See if you can work out a deal to get all the information or your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: on January 26, 2020 I was assaulted. I have a criminal case coming up.Do I have to sue separately for damages, wages?

I would like to know if they will be able to compensate me for pain and suffering and lost income in the criminal trial or will I need to file a separate case>

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 23, 2020

A criminal court can add "restitution," but that only works if the no-good has money. Some states have crime victim compensation acts. Ask the DA's victim assistance coordinator about that.

You can file a civil case, but unless the person is covered by insurance that is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Can I sue a hospital for abuse of patient family?

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Apr 12, 2020

Telling you that you can not come in is not 'abuse' and if she is your girlfriend - you are not 'family'. Even if you were family - the hospital likely has a right to exclude you if they deem it prudent (especially now due to the virus situation). They very likely told you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Environmental for North Carolina on
Q: My neighbor dug two deep culverts on his property against my fence to drain water onto my property.

In 2016, he did something similar and admitted digging a trench because his yard was too wet. What can I do? My yard is a mess and I am becoming ill over this level of harassment. I need the offending party to cease the assault on my property and pay for tree and lawn repair. What category of law... Read more »

Charles Evan Lohr
Charles Evan Lohr answered on Feb 25, 2020

You may have grounds to file a nuisance lawsuit against him. Feel free to call me at (919)348-9211 if you'd like to discuss the case further.

Evan Lohr

Attorney

evan@lohrnc.com

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I recently had a car accident and need legal advice
Evan S. Sloan
Evan S. Sloan answered on Jan 2, 2020

An attorney is going to need much more information than this to provide you with solid legal advice. I would gather up as much information as possible regarding your car accident (crash report, crash photos, medical records, medical bills etc.) and contact a local personal injury attorney. You want... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: My husband was shot in the back of the head. He suffered a tramatic spinal cord injury leaving him parayzed

Simple affray was the chosen charge for assailant. What legal options do I have

Adam Bull
Adam Bull answered on Dec 22, 2019

There are two different interactions with the law in this situation. The first is the criminal side which you mentioned. The state is in control of what charges to bring and the prosecution. It does seem like thet may have undercharged given then information provided.

There is also the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: Do I have to wait for a passenger to finish treatment to settle with the insurance company?

I was in an accident (not at fault) and I am wanting to settle with the other person's insurance company. But i am under the impression that I can't do so until my passenger finishes treatment. Then and only then will the insurance company pay me.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 30, 2019

No. But the decision will still be up to the liability examiner (together with carrier's counsel if your matter is in suit). If they have a bead on the injuries you and your passenger sustained in relationship to the limits of the policy and the reserves they set for the claim, they have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: Fire broke out in my apartment caused by an electrical wire that was poorly installed. Will you have to pay for repairs?

Fire started Sunday November 3 2019 at 4:10am. Fire was caused by electrial wire of a fan that was poorly installed and properly working correctly.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 23, 2019

You should not have to pay for anything if you had nothing to do with the installation of the wire. You posted this under personal injury. If that means you sustained injury and incurred medical expenses as a result of the fire, you could have certain rights, which you could discuss with a North... Read more »

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