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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: Can you sue a company that put alcohol in a cooking spray that was not labeled to have that ingredient in it
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answered on Dec 25, 2023

Yes, it may be possible to sue a company for failing to properly label a cooking spray that contains alcohol. Some key considerations in evaluating a potential lawsuit:

- Product liability laws require companies to adequately warn consumers of any risks or hazardous ingredients in their...
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Q: I purchased a vehicle from an Auction Company in OK that did not disclose Salvage Title. Do I have a case to sue?

I live in NC.

I purchased the car from an Auction in OK.

They did not disclose prior salvage history or its current salvage title prior to sale either on the description or during dialogue on sale day.

The only document I received regarding the purchase was an invoice that... View More

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Nov 29, 2022

Did the auction company advertise this sale to you personally, or otherwise reach into North Carolina to attract North Carolina bidders? if not, you should look for an Oklahoma licensed attorney with automobile fraud experience to have a consultation with. Your lawsuit would most likely have to be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: Why is it so hard to get a lawyer to take a product injury case
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 18, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Without knowing the details of your case, one could only guess in terms of general considerations. One reason might be that attorneys did not see a strong case. Another could be that attorneys recognized the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Q: Am I liable for the incident explained below?

Hello,

I live in Clyde, North Carolina and this is where the incident occurred. I was parked at a dollar general in a designated parking space and when I came back out after purchasing products, there was a Dollar General Semi Truck parked right behind me. I went to pull out slowly and was... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 1, 2023

Yes you would be liable. Though it sounds they like they will not pursue this.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Education Law and Health Care Law for North Carolina on
Q: My dormitory at my college is infested with cockroaches, disgusting, and I have gotten sick many times this year. Help

Can I sue for this?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 3, 2023

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Many law firms would be reluctant to handle such an injury case on a contingency basis. Due to the costs of litigation, most firms seek out cases with more clear-cut damages. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: Can I sue me storage facility if my unit was broken into and it was no cameras facing the unit do to them being moved.

When the insurance company contact the office they hadn't even filed a report. Now they have increased my storage unit by almost 50 bucks. We have pictures of the locked being broke and none can tell us how long it has been this way.

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Oct 1, 2021

You can sue them, the question is, will you win? First of all, your insurance company may be willing to take the lead on this. It's called "subrogation". They sue the responsible party to try and get a judgment for the money they paid out to you on the insurance claim plus your... View More

Q: Water main broke. Flooded basement, washed out gravel, dirt, grass. Insurance claim denied as 'act of God'!?

God did not lay the pipe! Utility vendor insurance carrier says not liable for damages as no work had been done that was faulty, just normal wear. But also claimed 100 year pipe, only been 50 years in. Another main burst 100 yards down road yesterday. My damage was 4 weeks ago. Should I file... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 3, 2021

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could continue to await a response, but you could also consider reaching out to local attorneys with experience in civil litigation and property & casualty losses. This has the makings of a complex,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: I have been using J&J product for 2 years now and it had definitely caused me a lot of hair loss, can I sue them?

I’m having issues with my scalp, hair loss (lots of it) doctor visits and etc. knowing this I’m feeling like I have been frauded and taken advantage of.

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Jul 20, 2021

You will need qualified medical expert testimony that establishes the product caused your injury in order to have a good case. Product liability cases are very difficult to handle without a lawyer. I recommend you have a personal consultation with a personal injury lawyer to evaluate your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: I am an 18 year old male who has experienced the negatives of the product. Can I get compensation for my hair loss?

My hair is thinning and I have a bald spot that recently appeared. Prior to some hair loss my scalp has been irritated whenever I touched my hair. This concerns the recent lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnson.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 8, 2021

At your age you may wish to consider that having hair loss from whatever origin is unusual and you may want to consult an M.D. expert. Do not say you are interested in a case. Doctors don't like to be involved and you need a good diagnosis.

However to make a claim you need some reason...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: Can I open a vending machine business that sells tobacco products in my state. North Carolina.

I read article 39 14-313 under the distribution of tobacco products and you would think it would be no however with the new technology of vending machines being able to use age verification, Would there be a way to get around this legislation and put these vending machines anywhere?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 6, 2021

Unless the state permits that machine you would not be able to get the proper license to sell the product. It is unlikely, for many reasons, for that permission to be granted but you can always contact something like the American Enterprise Foundation to see if their legal arm is willing to... View More

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.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: If I provide a paid digital service that the participants do on their own time do I need to include a waiver?

I have created several car scavenger hunts that people can pay and download a digital copy of the clues. The clues will send them around town to find different locations and do different tasks. Once they pay for the digital copy they can do it at anytime they please with whoever they decide to... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 28, 2020

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Before offering guidance on waivers, disclaimers, or other notices to the public, as a general matter, an attorney might need to know more about the digital service. It's possible a consult could be needed... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: We have a Jeep that is less than 2 years old that we have now sunk about $6,000 in repairs. What is our recourse?

There was a recall on the clutch and we fixed that issue before the recall and are trying to get reimbursed. The same issue has happened though on top of other issues. The car is used to and from work and normal use. It is only about 18 months old and we have sunk about $6,000 repairs on a brand... View More

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Jun 17, 2020

I assume you purchased the vehicle new. If you purchased a used vehicle, the lemon law does not apply. Here are the basic lemon law details for a few vehicle.

The problem occurs in some part of the vehicle that is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty and you are within the warranty...
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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... View 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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: I got a perscription from walmart and the label said take 1 tablet twice daily when the script was 2 daily twice a day.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 1, 2020

There wasn't a question here, but if you're wondering if this creates the basis for a lawsuit, it would depend on damages. A court would look at what you suffered in terms of damages by taking one less pill as a standard dosage. Based on these brief facts, I don't see it as a case... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: What can I do if the apartment complex I stay at entered my apartment and left my doors unlocked and items where stolen

They acknowledged they dropped the ball with not locking my door, but only offered me $1000 when my losses were over $13000

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 10, 2019

Ask for the 13,000. I assume you filed a police report and can document the value? Note that the value you'd get in court would be the value as they were. Tell them you expect the 13. Chances are they are trying to avoid an insurance claim.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for North Carolina on
Q: If a doc. between privatemployer and you is not notarized and a word doc, is it considered a legal doc

Husband out of work for 4 and a half months due to injury not sustained at work. Work said he had 40 hrs PTO he can use, but broken down to maintain insurance needed for operations , Dr appts, etc. Returns to work, employer hand him document that is not notrawarized and typed up in a Microsoft word... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 21, 2019

Whether the document is notarized or not does not matter. This is a simple internal payroll issue. It sounds like the employer has allowed your husband to return to work but is also docking your husband's pay because he used more than 40 hours of PTO while tending to his medical needs. This... View More

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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... View 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 Products Liability and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Q: I bought a house under the stipulation that repairs were made to the roof. If the roof repairs fail, can I sue?
Robert D. Kreisman
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Robert D. Kreisman
answered on Jan 1, 2018

You may be able to sue to enforce the clear terms of the contract. If the roof repairs were described in that contract, you should contact a local real estate attorney to learn what action you may be able to take to seek relief.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Identity Theft and Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: The equifax data breach can I sue in small claims for lifetime cost to protect myself class action won't cover 1 yr

The class action if lucky you'll get 500 dollars which is about 1 yr of protection actually defense can't protect now and it won't cover any time or aggravation or IRS protection from scammers but in small claims on and individual case could I ask for maximum pay out for local jurisdiction

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 11, 2017

You can try but they will likely fight it and the law is very complicated.

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