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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue a hair growth company for hair loss

I recently purchased a all natural hair growth oil which caused severe hair break off , bald spots, oozing sores, flakes, and extreme itching throughout my head. I had not even used 20% of the product before all this happened, I never had bald spots in my life and even after months of not using the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to local attorneys to discuss. It could be helpful in your consultation if you looked into whether others experienced damages as a result of the product, as these types of cases can sometimes be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Contracts and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I just rented an apartment 5 days ago. I was locked onside because door would not open. 6 hours later they got it open

I’m scared to death to stay there thinking had there been a fire, my 5 year old son and I might be dead or seriously burned! They drilled through the door...my son was screaming...

I don’t want to stay here. How can I get out of my lease and move to a safer space? What recourses to I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

Look at your lease, but the fact there was one incident is usually not sufficient to say the premises are uninhabitable. If you spoke to the locksmith and they said that there was no way they could fix it that's a little different, but locks are not the type of thing that a Court will break a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it your fault falling on ice while talking on a cell phone
Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Nov 19, 2020

If you fell and hurt yourself, I am sorry to hear that! There really isn't a hard and fast rule I can point to for an an answer to your question. Every slip and fall case will turn on the particular facts of the case. A lot of slip and fall cases will have some measure of comparative... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have a question about personal injury and process for demanding a settlement from a landlord/the landlord's insurer.

My daughter was injured in her apartment when a glass and metal shower door that was incorrectly or incompletely attached fell on her and gave her a concussion. She had put in a repair request which had not been addressed. She incurred about $1000 in medical bills, some lost wages, and the injury... Read more »

Timothy Kraeer
Timothy Kraeer answered on Nov 15, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's injury. To answer your main question, if you have not had contact with the landlord's insurance carrier, it sounds like the landlord is trying to resolve the case without getting the insurance carrier involved. You can probably address your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got hurt from a healthy snack bar.

My husband purchased a snack bar and I was sharing this snack bar with my son when a piece of splintered wood wedged in between my teeth. It was painful I had to asked my husband to help me to pull it out. My son almost choke from it.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 8, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There was not a question included, but it's possible you may be wondering about your legal rights here. Although the experience sounds like it was distressing, it could be difficult to base an injury case on... Read more »

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Q: Is it illegal for me to help my daughter move of of a residence without the home owners knowledge
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 28, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could best advise, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible this may be more a landlord-tenant matter than a personal injury matter. Regardless, unless there is some sort of special provision that dictates who she can use to move, it's no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue home owners for getting assaulted at a party?

I was at a party and got assaulted by the homeowners daughters boyfriend. Can I sue his homeowner insurance

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 27, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As as general matter, homeowners insurance tends to cover things that are usually the result of accidents, negligence, and related causes. Many policies do not usually cover intentional acts. You could consult... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Where do I go when the Pa. Dept. of labor & Industry won't investigate unlawful business practices that they themselves

Have on their website? I also have been dealing with retaliation from this former employer that directly caused further damage to my heart due to loss of income and medical expenses nearly $250,000 from fraudulent accusations that have been proven false by Pa. Unemployment.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 22, 2020

At this point, with no response for five weeks, you could reach out to attorneys. Discussing the matter in confidence with an experienced employment attorney could be preferable to a public forum as well. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Working on friends property weedwacking hit a dime on the ground broke a window. Am I responsible
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 20, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. And besides, this could be a matter of personal judgment in preserving a friendship more than anything else. If you had an agreement or understanding as to who was responsible for clearing the property of foreign... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was bitten by a client that has no information about them having a history.

I want to sue for emotional distress & Pain and suffering for this incident. I’m a CNA but I had no idea this person would attack me.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 5, 2020

You are a CNA, if a mental patient attacked and bit you they may have no liability. But just being a CNA does not mean that you assume the risk of being bitten as a part of your job function. The Biter may be personally liable to you for assault, battery or infliction of emotional distress, and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello, I was attacked at work and got bitten, I’m a CNA. I want file for emotional distress/pain and suffering.

Is this possible I wanted to get advice on how to approach this

Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt answered on Jul 5, 2020

I am sorry to hear of your injury. Assuming this is a Pennsylvania case, your potential benefits would likely be confined to workers' compensation which would only cover related wage loss and related medical bills. If you suffered a psychological injury as a result of this attack, treatment... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I received a settlement from an injury, is my wife entitled to any of the settlement ?
Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jun 21, 2020

If you were married at the time of the injury she would have a consortium claim. She has a legal right to compensation for her claim.

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Q: I am 1 of 5 members of a board. Can I sue a member of the board for mental anguish?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 14, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. As a general premise, mental anguish could possibly be an element of a claim that involves substantial physical injuries. Additionally, there is the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress. However, keep... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Pennsylvania on
Q: Should I sign a waiver that says including, but in no way limited to, claims of negligence?

HEREBY DO RELEASE (Company) its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives and

insurers (“Releasees”) from any causes of action, claims, or demands of any nature whatsoever including,

but in no way limited to, claims of negligence, which I, my heirs,... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jun 11, 2020

You should consult a lawyer in your home state to answer this question. The answer depends on a number of factors and the following list is not exhaustive: (1) does the offer fairly compensate you; (2) have you considered whether you will need future care and will you incur other medical expenses... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was sexually assaulted 2 and a half years ago. Is a police report needed to sue for emotional distress?

I never filed a police report, but was preyed on by my friend's friend, having made it known I was not interested in sexual contact multiple times before going to sleep. He waited until I was asleep in my own bed, to "make his move." I suffer from PTSD and am seeing a therapist now,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

If you were under 18 you have until your 20th birthday.

However, if the person has no money, even if a suit were possible you would have nothing to collect on.

File a police report now. I would contact a womens shelter who can put you in touch with a group in the county where it...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: do i have to pay for an answer?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 5, 2020

Not on this website.

If it's in regard to an injury case, call me at 1-800-367-5298 and you can get a free consultation!

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do I go about filing claim against Purdue Pharma. Before they claim bankruptcy?

I was prescribed 12 - 80mg. OxyContin per day for years and I actually got my script mailed to me each month through a uninsured program.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 4, 2020

Reach out to attorneys who handle pharmaceutical/product liability cases. They tend to be the larger firms that handle class action and multi-district injury litigation. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: We have a Wall and Driveway on our property. If a Child on Bike trespasses and falls off, are we responsible? Thank you.

The Wall and Driveway were added about 30 years ago with the approval of our Upper Providence zoning officials. The Wall is about 6 ' tall and if a Child fell off, they could be badly injured. How can our legal responsibility be determined ?

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Apr 16, 2020

Yes if this is a dangerous condition and you know children are climbing on the wall you could be liable. You should post signs to warn of any danger.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hi, i recently got assaulted by my ex's new man. Can a person with DACA sue that person? Can i get in trouble?

I have text messages of him getting upset that i was texting my ex. I wanted my shirt back of that she had and he was saying to stop texting her if not he can go about it another way. I texted him saying I'm not here to take her back or anything i just wanted to ask her a question about... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Apr 14, 2020

If you have an unsure immigration status, it's always risky to contact the police. I'm not an immigration attorney, and do not know about the nuances of your DACA status. You should speak to an immigration attorney about that.

In general, however, it sounds like this is not...
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Q: Settled, incident 3+yrs ago. Lawyer never contacts us & refused itemized. Over 2x more $ and now being told out of cntry

Personal insurance covered everything when stores should have, so they taking for every doc visit, which still happens frequently. Delays seem to be from our own lawyer at this point, we were told to sign months ago, without being able to see itemized receipt even though we asked for it. The... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 20, 2020

If lawyer is out of country and has access to email, that should still enable wrapping up paperwork for case. If you are able to establish email contact and carrier is willing to work with digital scans of releases, lien forms, and other related paperwork for closing out the case, that might be an... Read more »

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