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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: If I'm forced to sign a document is the employer required to give me a copy.

Truck driver, receiver has a document upon arrival, they walk around the semi trailer, marking any damage on the trailer before they let you drop the trailer, they make you sign the document before you can leave it and they refuse to give you a copy.. if you dont sign they will not let you on the... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Apr 26, 2019

You can't make them give you a copy. Can you take a photo of the document with your phone? If not, take photos of any damage to the trailer that they note on the document and simultaneously make your own written record of the damage they are writing down.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: Can a dealership knowingly sell a truck with under rated tires on it and hide this by dangerously over inflating them?

I purchased a used truck (2015 F-250 Super Duty) from 3/6. 3/22 the tire pressure low light came on.

The air pressure recommendations on the door placard of the truck recommended 80psi rear and 65 front.

I checked the max pressure on the tire sidewall and immediately noticed the... Read more »

Timur Akpinar answered on Apr 10, 2019

A starting point could be to bring the underrated tires to the attention of the dealership. If they agree to the issue you raise and are willing to work with you to remedy the problem, that might be the most cost-effective solution.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on

Q: Recharging after itemized list and paid in full.

So, I moved out of my apartment mid December 15th and received a itemized list of the charges and I paid in full end of the month December. Mid February my friend in the apartment told me they replaced the carpet. Can they recharge me again after 30 Days from when I moved out? Also, can they charge... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Apr 6, 2018

The landlord can send you a bill. Nothing prohibits that. If you don't pay, they can sue you. Nothing prohibits that either. If they sue, the court will determine if you have any legal obligation to pay it.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: My young son was injured bcuz of a product made specifically 4 kids his age. Do i have a case? Details below.

to know if i have a case or not... i purchased a car bed for my 3yr old, made by a company that specifically makes various toddler/kids products. This particular toddler bed is designed in a way that can & has caused serious injuries to young children. The specific design has an open "moon roof"... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

Contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice who handles product cases.--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: If you leave your coat in the locked employee break room and someone steals it what kind of trouble can they get in?

While I was at a bar my friend works at she told me I could put my coat in the break room because the door would be locked and no one except employees could get in there. A couple days later I was informed my coat had been stolen and management wasn’t doing anything about it. I contacted the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

File a report with the police.

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Ohio on

Q: I'm 17 and was t-boned at an intersection. They argued that my light was red and my fault. What might be court results?

Matthew Williams answered on Dec 7, 2017

The court could determine you were not at fault, or it could determine you were at fault. If it determines you were at fault, you face a likely license suspension, fines, and driving school.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Ohio on

Q: If someone kicks down their door that you got stuck in cause the door got stuck, who has to pay for it?

I was at a house and I went to the restroom and when I tried to leave the door wouldn't open, I would lock it then unlock, move the handle multiple times, pull on it, nothing happened, it was stuck. So the people who own the house kicked the door to get me out. Who has to pay for the door me or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2017

There are arguments either way. They should because as their guest they owed certain duties to you. Offer to pay the cost of a locksmith house call because if all had been calm and had time to wait that's what would have had to be done anyway.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: My father was a smoker. He smoked cigarettes, cigars and a pipe, which caused my premature birth.

I am convinced that my father's smoking also caused the deaths of my unborn siblings. My mother had twins and two other siblings who died stillborn.

Because of my prematurity, I have had vision problems due to too much oxygen used in the incubator.

Could I pursue this in a lawsuit... Read more »

William Head answered on Aug 10, 2017

Your message left out a LOT of important data. Very few attorneys would tackle this type case, but one (in California) might.

Contact Brian Witzer at 1-888-948-9348 or 310-777-5999

Tell him you were referred by William Head from Atlanta, GA

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Small Claims and Consumer Law for Ohio on

Q: I live in columbus ohio. I pawned my tv. When i picked it and took it home discovered it was broke

What can i do since pawn shop broke it

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 21, 2017

File a claim with them but they'll say it was you. Then go to small claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: Can you sue the maker of nexplanon if you get pregnant while on it

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2017

Unlikely but consult an attorney who handles those cases to see.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: Any active cymbalta lawsuits?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 26, 2017

There was a claim in the 9th circuit that seemed to run into some type of problem. Contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice who handles Pharmaceutical litigation. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: Is it illegal to use someone else's social security number to add your self as an authorized users to an account?

Ex-wife purchased a phone when we had a joint account with t-mobile. After She decided to get a divorce she got her own account and I removed her from mine including being an authorized user. Since she has left and the divorce has been finalized she has not paid for her phone like she said she... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 12, 2017

Covered by the divorce decree. If she violated that, yes. If not, it's an expensive hassle.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Consumer Law for Ohio on

Q: I purchased a shower surround wall and base in 2015. It leaks from two cracked places and has to be remove.

To remove, the contractor has to disturb new walls and flooring estimated $6800.00. Who is responsible.

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 29, 2017

Assuming that you can show that the cracks have no damage around them, and it was installed properly, you can make a claim on the manufacturer and whoever you bought it from.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: I went to speedway and got a fountain drink.I was drinking it and then I noticed that it was tasting funny

I went home and noticed that a battery was in the bottom of my cup.My dr is aware of this matter.

Robert D. Kreisman answered on May 16, 2017

If you're asking about a cause of action to bring, you need an injury or damages which you didn't included. You should notify the place you bought your drink and perhaps the local health department.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Business Formation and Business Law for Ohio on

Q: I'm creating a game that has people travel the city. If they are injured, am I liable? Do I need a waiver or insurance?

Players will not be on my business property. The game utilizes different symbols or locations in the city like a scavenger hunt.

If I would be liable for injuries, would having a mandatory waiver as a part of my website's terms and conditions (that players must agree to in order to play)... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 3, 2017

As you describe it, if you make part of the rules they comply with all laws etc you shouldn't be liable. If it's a drinking game, that might be different.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Contracts, Products Liability and Small Claims for Ohio on

Q: Can the landlord give my security deposit to the neighbor?What is the legal definition of premises,just rented property?

I trimmed the neighbors bushes that were a fire and safety hazard next to my past residence because my land lord doesnt take care of the property and didnt want to talk to the neighbor. He told me where he thought the property line was so I trimmed the bushes on that line. The neighbor went berserk... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 1, 2017

If you gave landlord your forwarding address before you left, landlord must give you an itemized list of any deductions to your security deposit within 30 days. If he did not, then you can sue him for double the amount wrongfully withheld plus your attorney fees. Use the Find a Lawyer tab here on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: what can be done about buying a car off an individual thats not safe to drive?

gas tank leaks and break line leaks

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 6, 2016

If you bought it used, it's on you unless you can show he had to know and conceal it. In that case get estimates of cost of fix, if he doesn't pay, sue him in small claims. But get both fixed.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: A company I purchased a car from ask me to rewrite checks because they misplaced them should I

I was asked too right six check to be deposited bi-weekly for my purchase they deposited some of them and has said they lost the rest should I do this or not

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 5, 2016

Sounds fishy. Talk to your bank. Generally, you can stop payment (get them to pay the charges) and sort it out.If the balance hasn't been cashed then you should be ok with a rewrite. Note on the check what it is for.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: I bought candies from grocery store. After I ate it I found bugs on it. I was sick. Is the store responsible for it?

I tired to go communicate but they told me to go find manufactor industry. I recorded what they said and I still got that candy with bugs. They were in bad manner and they totally denied everything.

Adam Studnicki answered on Feb 12, 2016

You might have a claim again the store and/or manufacturer. The value depends on the nature and extent of your damages. A local products liability lawyer can advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general...
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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Ohio on

Q: I bought cold medicine from a local chain store and took some without realizing it was expired, it made me sick

could I take legal action?

Adam Studnicki answered on Oct 3, 2015

The viability of your claim will depend on being able to show the medicine made you sick (as opposed to whatever sickness you already had that led you to take the medicine), as well as the nature and extent of your injuries. You can consult with a local products liability lawyer about your specific... Read more »

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