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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Can someone sue me if I sell them a trampoline?

I have a brand new 15 foot trampoline still in the box that I bought from Walmart. If I sell the trampoline to someone, and if that person/family unfortunately suffers an injury while using the trampoline (on their property), can they sue me?

Rishona Peace
Rishona Peace answered on Mar 20, 2021

Anyone retains the right to sue but given the details as you explained, the short answer is that the buyer would not prevail in a lawsuit for personal injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: I used a hair dye on my beard and it caused serious chemical burns and face to swell and leakage

Can I sue the company even though it was hair dye not beard.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 10, 2021

Anyone can sue anyone for anything. Your suing would not be as much a stretch as this one, but you’ll either need to pay an attorney potentially tens of thousands of dollars or secure contingency representation.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I was hit walking down the road by an oncoming vehicle on the 11th of this month and disagree with the report

The officer that who wrote the report was the same officer that I had a conflict within a past case in 2012 there was nothing kind said to one another and I think that this had something to do with the report being written the way that it was , I don't think it was fair! I have talked to an... Read more »

Jordan Jewkes
Jordan Jewkes answered on Dec 30, 2020

Under the law you have the right to request the police officer change or amend the police report, for clarity. Perhaps another attorney can offer additional guidance after viewing the police report.

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I fail out of a chair in a restaurant owner will not Release insurance information how can I find that out?
Rishona Peace
Rishona Peace answered on Dec 27, 2020

Best suggestion is to hire an attorney. An attorney will help navigate that process, and either contact the restaurant with a settlement demand or a legal complaint filed as a civil lawsuit based upon justifiable damages that you sustained as a result of the fall. Our firm would be more than happy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Was renting a home in the Outer Banks and there was a slip and fall injury resulting in a broken foot. What can I do?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 20, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the rental agreement and what provisions it makes for coverage. But more fundamental than that, it could depend on how the slip and fall accident that resulted in your injury took place. A... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: How could I find out if my lawyer filed my case or not
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 17, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. The most straightforward way is to simply ask your attorney. When I file suit, I give clients a copy of the summons and complaint for their records. Depending on the court system involved, it's possible... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: what do i do if i was assaulted and i didnt get photographic evidence but i do have a witness?

a gentleman grabbed my arm and dug his nails into my wrist. i am a security officer at an uptown high rise building

Gregory Scott Greenberg
Gregory Scott Greenberg answered on Nov 22, 2020

Have the witness write out a sworn statement and have it notarized.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If a dog breaks loose out of its owner’s house am I able to stop the dog by picking it up, pushing it, or kicking it?

My sister and I were walking my dog on the sidewalk past a house and their dog breaks through the door and runs at me and my sister. Are we able to stop the dog by physical means if it runs at us and is acting aggressive? I dont want to hurt the dog but if it stops me, my sister and dog safe I will... Read more »

Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran answered on Nov 7, 2020

I would have to read the municipal codes for Raleigh to know for sure, but as a general rule, you are allowed to defend yourself if you reasonably feel threatened. My strong suspicion is that you would be fine as long as you could reasonably claim you were defending yourself, sister, or your dog.

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 »

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