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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: How do I find settlement of law suite against unc hospital I filed
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 5, 2019

If the hospital assigned a defense firm to your case, you could contact them and ask for copies of the closing papers. If the hospital handled the matter without outside counsel through their in-house claims department, you could see if they have closing papers (settlement letters, releases, etc.)... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If you believe a car malfunction led to your injuries who or what attorney would you try to get for that? Thank you

So I believe that Toyota should be held responsible for their airbags deploying which caused the vision impairment to avoid the accident that caused the injury to me I have a lawyer for the injury the self but feel that Toyota should be held responsible because it could have been avoided thank you

Ross Diamond III
Ross Diamond III answered on Apr 12, 2019

Depending on evidence in the case, Toyota could be named in the suit. Since you have a lawyer representing you, this is something to discuss with that lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: should i call OSHA or get an attorney for sick building illness
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 4, 2019

You could do both. Start by contacting a memer of the NC Assn for Justice that handles workers compensation--they give free consults.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: The woman whose car I rear-ended months ago said she was fine. Now she's claiming back pain. Could I get sued over this?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

Yes. Let your insurance handle it. If you get calls on it do not comment, pass it on to your insurance. If you are served with papers, make a copy, then call, fax a copy, send a copy certified return receipt to the address for the adjuster on your case. Put the claim number at the top of each... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If a large can of tomato sauce was improperly shelved and fell and gave me a concussion, will the store be required to

pay for my medical expenses?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 27, 2018

As a general matter, it could possibly be. But in such settings, a store could also argue that another customer might have put the can back on the shelf in an improper manner. You could consult with an attorney in North Carolina to assess the expenses at hand, your injuries, the cost of pursuing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Q: I'm look for a Business Property and Casual Lawyer. Personal injury in NC.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2018

You could check with the North Carolina Bar Association’s lawyer referral service. You could tell them you are looking for a property and casualty lawyer (possibly business-related based on your terms).

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: My husband was hit by a lady in Bunc. Co NC, 3-25-17. Her ins wants us to sign papers releasing her for future probs.

My hubby saw "CAP" arrested@ scene but wasn't asked if he wanted to press charges & he wasn't notified of her court date. Her ins Co conceded the max of 30k BUT wants us to sign a "Release of ALL Claims NOT TO ENFORCE JUDGMENT" against the driver "CAP"... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Nov 6, 2018

What can you do? Really? You need an attorney and you likely have the type of case that personal injury attorney's would likely take on a contingent basis. So go shop around and hire an attorney before this gets mucked up any more than it may already be.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: If I offer a laboratory testing service for supplments will I be liable for injury as a result of inaccurate reports
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

You have exposure. That's why you should have adequate insurance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Can you have some one waive rights to personal injury claims while working on your property?

A young man wishes to do some groundwork on my property, cutting bushes, removal of debris etc. Is a waiver for liability for personal injury binding?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

If they are a contractor not an employee they can sign an acknowledgement that they acknowledge that the risk of any injury is accepted by them and they are undertaking the job assuming any risk.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: Diagnosed with acute leukemia after working with Benzene for 21 years. What kind of attorney to we need?

My longtime partner, diagnosed with Acute Leukemia after working with Benzene products for 21 years. He tool all the precautions(mask, ventilation, etc.)In March 2018, After extensive research, experts at Harborview Medicine Environment and Occupational have determined benzene flipped the genetic... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

May have an occupational disease or similar claim. Look for a member of the NC Assn for Justice who handles workers compensation and toxic exposure cases--they give free consults and could best advise your partner.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: injured at work pushing wheelchairs and am now in a medical boot. I was told I can’t Return to whiling wearing boot
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

If you have to have the boot you should be eligible for workers compensation. If they give you a problem contact a member of the NC Assn for Justice who handles workers comp. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: I wrecked my mom's car after swerving to miss a deer does her insurance have to pay me

I was driving my mother's car with permission. I am 45 years old. I swerved to miss a deer causing the car to flip. I hurt my back and have missed 4 weeks of work due to the accident. However her insurance company recently told me that they were not responsible to pay my medical bills or for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 19, 2018

If you own a car and have insurance, that insurance is primary. That only covers your medical bills and lost wages (if wage loss was selected). You don't get to sue anyone because a deer caused it. Unless you can show the deer was a pet deer, and the owner didn't confine it, no person is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: I am home and having a dispute with my neighbor due to his pine trees all over my property line. What can I do?

I have contacted him for the last 10 years and he refuse to cut back his trees. I have a White House and white 6x6 fence that are dirty every year due his trees. It has cost me thousands of dollars to clean my home over 10 years.

Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 9, 2018

That is a city compliance issue, you need to file a grievance with them

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: How long do I have to file a lawsuit for injuries caused by a car accident in NC?
Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Jul 5, 2018

The statute of limitations on a personal injury claim is 3 ys in NC.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Should I give the other persons car insurance permission to release my car to them after a bad car accident?

Over the week I was involved in a car accident. The other person involved is 100% responsible. I ended up calling her insurance company to file a claim. Now I have her insurance company contacting me to give them permission to release my car to them. Should I speak with a lawyer first & let... Read more »

Bill Powers
Bill Powers answered on May 14, 2018

GOOD QUESTION

Talking to a lawyer, at least to get general information about how to proceed, is a good idea. Many, if not most, "personal injury" lawyers in NC give a FREE CONSULTATION. I put "personal injury" in quotes because an important consideration is whether...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for North Carolina on
Q: How do I get my neighbor to stop feeding my dog her leftovers? I've asked, given a letter she still puts in my yard?

I've asked her to stop in person a couple times, written a letter and given it to her and talked to her landlord. She stops for a while then starts up again. Is there anything else I can do? My yard is fenced in and I should be able to let my dogs out into it without any problems or having to... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 13, 2018

Set down and talk to her. Maybe with someone else --like a vet assistant --so she won't want to look bad by giving you an issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: A visually impaired driver has a car accident. Who is liable if their doctor never informed they should not drive?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 13, 2018

Depends on whose fault the wreck was. If it was their fault they are, their Doctor may have some liability unless the vision was correctable. If doctor said get glasses, they don't --not the doctor's fault.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: How do i obtain my insurance claim if no one has record of what insurance company has the settlement in it's possession?

When I was 4 my mom stood for me in court as I was a minor. I was injured at a daycare and my mom sued them for 60,000. The lawyer took 20%. Years later I am now eighteen years of age and am in search of the insurance company who has the money. The lawyer, court, and even the daycare claim they... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 12, 2018

Normally the agreement would have the name of a bank where the funds were to be deposited. The lawyer would have to have some records. If not you can ask the local bar association

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: We need help bad. Long story but, my neighboor just cut limbs off of my holly bushes tree without our permission

This was done out of spite. Can i take her to court? Trees are on my property. Now my trees are damaged. 11 trees damaged out of 19. We paid $2800 thats when they were little trees. We also had our land surveyed and she remives our stakes thats on her side. She claims that our fence is on her land... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Jan 24, 2018

If the limbs crossed over into your neighbors property she can likely cut them as long as it doesn't kill the tree. Your best bet is to consult with a local attorney and start costing her money as well. Usually after getting spanked in the wallet a couple of times, neighbors start keeping to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: My wife was prescribed a 14 day supply of 750mg levofloxacin for acute sinusitis. Do we have a case?

Levofloxacin has severe and major side effects, and for this reason the FDA says not to prescribe it for sinusitis because the potential side effects outweigh any benefit when the infection is minor. The most common major side effects are Peripheral Neuropathy which is chronic and can be... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 17, 2018

Save the drug,wrapping,receipt,box,etc.

Right now it's hard to tell if a) her getting the rx was inappropriate b) what it is that's causing her problems. The FDA does approve it so it's not wrong to prescribe.

Get a referral to an ENT/sinus specialist. Do not get...
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