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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: chapter 11 bankruptcy and disability payments.

I injured myself at the beginning of May and I’ve been off work since then. I have a return date of October 31. I initially filed a workers comp claim but that was denied, appealed, and denied again. So I’m moving on to a disability claim. No one is disputing that I’m injured. The dispute was... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 21, 2020

Yes, file a proof of claim for everything g you’re owed.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: If an underage, non licensed child shows up on my property on a golf cart, and then leaves, can I be held liable?

She was not invited. Should I not allow her to leave, or will it come back on me if something happens?

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 24, 2020

You should 100% always allow people to leave, particularly a young girl. The idea that you should prevent a young girl from leaving when from what you've mentioned here, has caused no damage but passed through on a golf cart, is terrifying.

If you are worried about trespassers, get a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can i take a 14 year old to court for hurting me?

I babysit for my friends mom, the 14 year old threw a tennis ball at my face and busted my lip while making area of impact and lower left face numb. Can i take him to court, i have a witness to this as well.

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Aug 13, 2020

Parents are usually responsible for the actions of minor children, so you'd likely want to sue the parents as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Q: Do city police have to wear masks and observe the 6 feet rule! I have witnesses
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 8, 2020

There are no laws requiring police to observe social distancing guidelines.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My dog was attacked by a dog whose owners are a rescue in indiana, the dog was in ohio n they refused to take it back.

Who is liable for the vet Bill's of my dog and my child who was bit, the rescue has refused to come get the dog several times after aggressive behavior from the person she stuck with the dog, the dog passed away in the attack. The dog was still owned by the indiana rescue, they abandoned the... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jul 24, 2020

It sounds like the dog has a new owner, not the rescue. That person would be liable unless the dog was still in the rescue's custody when the attack occurred.

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: i need a personal injury lawyer in scioto county in ohio can u help
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

You await a response for a week, but this isn't really an attorney referral service. It's only a Q & A Board. You could avoid losing further time by seeking out an attorney on your own. You could use the resources of this site, or you could conduct independent searches online. Good... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If someone purposely gave me an std can I sue them? Even if they don’t have medical documentation.

I’m from ohio.

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jun 29, 2020

If you can prove that the other party knew they had the STD and failed to disclose, then you could have an action for assault and/or battery. If they intended to give you an STI, then I would talk to a criminal attorney about possibly filing a police report, however, Ohio statutes only seem to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I am looking to consult with a local attorney in regards to a physical/sexual attack to my mom in a rehab ctr.

Another resident committed the attack, however, the facility didn't respond and react appropriately. I have removed my mother and setting up home health care/rehabilitation. She had complete shoulder replacement and had to fight this resident off of her. She has now had a set-back in her... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 15, 2020

An Ohio attorney could best advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for your mother's and your family's ordeal here. Reach out to Ohio attorneys; they won't contact you - this is only a Q & A board. You'll have to contact them. You can search... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Wasn’t charged with OVI due to my injuries, hospital did a medical screen. Urine. Can it be used against me in lawsuit?

I came up over a hill to find an excavator crossing the road with only one warning sign a half mile back and no flaggers present I t-boned it going just under the speed limit I wasn’t suspected of or charged with an ovi or given a blood test or a sobriety test. The hospital did however do a... Read more »

Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Jun 10, 2020

Claims and lawsuits for personal injury require medical documentation, so your records would be admitted to show your condition after the accident. The at-fault party/company/insurance company may try to use evidence contained in those records to their advantage, if there is information that would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: In ohio, who deposits funds from a minors settlement claim?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 9, 2020

An Ohio attorney should advise here, but your question remains open for two weeks. In many jurisdictions, cases involving minors will be concluded with a hearing where the court formally memorializes terms of the settlement in an Infant Compromise Order (that's the New York terminology - every... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal to leave a electric gorge Forman grill on the ground close to the sidewalk at a apt. Complex Unattended

My son touched the neighbors grill and suffered 2 nd degree burns. I didn’t know it was there let alone on it was a small household appliance and we were outside for 45 mins and she never came outside to check on the grill. So I had no idea she had one on the ground. It wasn’t on a table or... Read more »

Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters answered on Jun 9, 2020

It's not necessarily illegal, but he may be able to recover his damages in a civil suit/pre-suit negotiations. They may have been negligent leaving the grill unattended. It's work discussing with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I was going to join what i think is a class action suit. but they said this & i wanted to know if this right fees/worth


Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 10, 2020

It's unlikely that an attorney here is going to tell you that becoming a plaintiff in this class action lawsuit is worth it or not worth it. That's going to be your decision to make. The terms make mention of a separate medical malpractice action. It sounds like this might be about a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: Trying to see if there are any Probono lawyers available to take on a case against FCGSB for my disabled daughter.

I have a 19 year old daughter, Arianna, that has 15 co-morbid diagnoses. Franklin County Guardianship Service Board was appointed in 3rd Party Guardian Dec 2019. Due to Arianna's father (Drew) and I not being able to navigate Co-Guardianship. He refuses to acknowledge 14 of her diagnoses and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 3, 2020

You could see if the Ohio State Bar Association lists any resources, or you could try to contact them (it could be difficult at the current time with the health crisis) if they could direct you to any entities that could be helpful. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I contend my brother forged my moms signature on a POA. He and the lawyer that wrote it, claim that she signed it.

When they wrote the POA, they put the wrong middle initial. Then he signed it, and used the wrong middle initial for the signature. Does that prove forgery?

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 9, 2020

That's going to be weak evidence. Your best bet would be to retain a handwriting expert who can conduct an analysis of the two signatures to determine whether it is a forgery.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: I filed a complaint against a Chipotle rest. & they won on summary judgment can I now go back & try sue the supplier?

I got injured after choking on a bone found in my chicken burrito bowl while driving

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Mar 5, 2020

You are likely barred from bringing a claim against the supplier because you did not include them in the first lawsuit. Ohio litigants are required to sue all necessary parties to a suit. If they don't, then future cases can be barred. This is to encourage efficient litigation and discourage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Ohio on
Q: Is there any way to find out the results of a medical malpractice suit? My dad, who was suing is now deceased.

My dad passed away before the suit was settled. We were more concerned with him & the time we had left together and never asked for any details regarding the lawsuit. We never even asked who his attorney was.

After he passed my grdma told others about all the $ she was getting from his... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 21, 2020

I'm sorry for the loss of your father. If you know nothing about the case, as in not knowing who the defendant was or who the attorney was, you could try the databases of the Ohio court system if you're fairly certain the case would have been litigated in Ohio. This is something an Ohio... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My mom had a heart attack and has been in the hospital over a month and her job wont respond to calls

trying to get my mother medical and financial assistance but her job refuses to answer or take calls from us or the hospital

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

I'm sorry for your mom's heart attack. Contact the hospital administration where your mom is staying. The billing and collections department could try to investigate what insurance programs she may have coverage under. If her workplace did not provide insurance, contact the social... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My 11yr old son came home from school Thursday telling me that the teacher/councilor locked him in a room

Wouldn't let him out he was terrified so he wrote SOS on paper and held it up to the window they also called the police on him all this for just getting a attitude.

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 15, 2020

Give Albeit Weiker (in Columbus, Ohio) a call. Best education lawyers I know.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal to get a power of attorney from a alzheimers patient
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 14, 2019

It depends on how advanced the condition is. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, the individual often still has testamentary and contract capacity. In the later stages the person clearly does not.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: What is the process when you have a fall at the grocery store due to negligence on their part

The cart Corral fell over and I fell with it also causing my baby to flip over in the cart upside in the car seat. I went to the emergency room and i pulled my back and have muscle spasms. What can I do further?

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 26, 2019

The store would not be liable if the carts were improperly stacked by customers and not the store employees. However, it may be liable if they neglected to correct the recurring problem with the cart corral, or if they knew there was a problem at this particular time and they ignored it. You need... Read more »

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