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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: I set off fireworks 7/4. 7/10 I get a letter from neighbors lawyer asking for $1200 due to damage from the fireworks

to their cars. If they sue how can they prove this? At least 3 others nearby shot off fireworks too. They sent a pic but it doesn't show scratches or anything and the cars are a few years old. Should I ask to see estimates?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 14, 2020

Yes, and ask for their proof that you, and not someone else, caused the damage. For only $1,200, it is doubtful that an attorney will want to spend that much time on what I'm guessing would be a small claims case, so it might not go beyond the demand letter. Contact your homeowner's... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Can I sue the place I bought my car from for falsifying the amount I paid for my down-payment?

I recently purchased a vehicle from a Chevrolet dealership in San Diego, CA. I had horrible credit at the time and was only able to be approved with a large down-payment, which I was able to make happen. The amount on the paperwork does not even closely reflect the $12,000 I put down. What can be... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Jul 10, 2020

If you can prove that you put down $12,000.00 just let them know and seek an adjustment to the documents. If they refuse to adjust, that's a problem for them. Good luck with it!

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for California on
Q: I need a lawyer, please advise. I have mentor ribbed implants by Allergan.
Jeff Herron
Jeff Herron answered on Jul 8, 2020

I'm sorry you're having difficulties with your implants. The Allergan Biocell implants are the subject of several national lawsuits. In December 2019 claims in federal courts from around the country were consolidated in a single federal court action in New Jersey. Products liability... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Virginia on
Q: I ordered an item from etsy. Cant pay import fees.

Ordered $23 item did not know it was coming from Europe. Seller wont cancel. What happens if i dont pay duties/import fees.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 4, 2020

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. You could check their terms of service, or if there are internal provisions for resolution of disputes. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Products Liability for Rhode Island on
Q: Hi, I moved in with a close friend like 5 months ago to rent out a room in her house. No verbal agreement was signed, be

sides that i would pay half. now shes trying to "evict" me. What do i do ????

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 2, 2020

This is something a Rhode Island landlord-tenant attorney should advise on. But your post remains open for four weeks. The other categories aren't really relevant. But as a practical matter at this point, if the dynamic in such close confines is uncomfortable, whatever the state of affairs... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Q: If I have a defective product resulting into a damage to my car by fire. Can I sue?

It was a product I got from harbor freight to stop welding spark and it failed by a hole being burnt through the blanket and catching the car on fire

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It sounds like you're talking about a welding blanket. You could contact a Pennsylvania attorney to discuss - it would take investigation and possibly trial to make the determination of defectiveness. It could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: Is it legal to repackage alcohol into smaller bottles and sell those without any license? And ship across state lines?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 27, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. Until you are able to arrange a consult with an attorney who handles such matters, you might be able to research some of the free resources of the USPS, in terms of their conditions and limitations for various solid and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: How do I sign up class action in Case No. 2:19-cv-07471 against Whole Foods(Starkey water)I've developed liver fibrosis.

I have been drinking Starkey water from Whole Foods for many years until I found out just last Friday on 06/19/2020 that it is very high in arsenic levels. I have developed liver illness (advanced fibrosis). I live in San Francisco of California.

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Jun 26, 2020

I'm sorry for your issues. You do NOT want to normally be part of a class action as the remedies offered are rarely as good as the remedies you can get on your own. Your more important question since you are automatically part of the class if you fit the class description, is "How do I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability on
Q: Can I make a similar product for the same use but use a different shape and wrap technique ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 23, 2020

It sounds like your question might actually be about how you can do what you describe in terms of a design without infringing on a patent. If that's the case, you could repost in the Patent section. The Products Liability section is more about injuries from dangerous products, while what you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for California on
Q: I bought a used car the guy assured me there was nothing major was wrong

he assured me Nothing major was wrong with the vehicle. I had no one to check the car out for me I'm single mother of two young children, saved up because I needed a car and 1 months later the transmission is out I believe he knew the transmission was going out and did not tell me is there... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2020

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, private sales often tend to be "as is." I'm sorry for the difficult situation the purchase has put you in, but unless the seller included some form of written warranties,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Neighbor cats poo in my yard and they’ve poo so much on my brand new carpet on my porch it is destroy. What legal actio
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 19, 2020

Very sorry about this situation. I am a cat owner and I can tell you they are pretty independent creatures and won't listen to or obey anything they are told. The probability of getting them to stop is pretty small, even if you speak CAT. However, this does not mean that you are required to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal for an insurance company to give you liability insurance when you have a loan out on a car?

A friend hit a deer and only had liability insurance, but everyone we talk to says that she shouldn’t have even had the option to get liability when she had a loan on the car. My question is, is there grounds for a lawsuit since she was given liability insurance with an active loan? I know this... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 19, 2020

You have to have liability insurance. That’s the law. So of course the insurance company can sell it.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Iowa on
Q: Airbag recall

Had an appointment to get it fix. They canceled cause it's still pending.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 18, 2020

An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It's difficult to speculate why the matter might still be pending after a major recall notice. Unless COVID-19 might have had a role because many facility's are short staffed these days, it's anyone's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Grandson involved in car accident other driver no insurance. His 1969 VW Squareback totaled Can he sue for car damages?

Lady pulled out in front of him.grandson and great grand kids OK.She had no insurance. His insurance Progressive is offering him $4500 for his classic car that's worth way more than that. They gave him $2000 for lost work and injuries and $750 for each child. they are low balling him on car.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jun 18, 2020

You say that he processed an uninsured motorist claim (called a UM claim) with his own carrier so he's done. He did that INSTEAD of suing the at-fault driver. When you pursue a UM claim, you give YOUR insurance the right to sue in your stead and they will do so. If you do not agree with... Read 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... Read 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 Construction Law and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: Lawsuits against Duraplex for manufacturer defects

Sunroom construction defects in workmanship/ product.

Noel Rivers
Noel Rivers answered on Jun 17, 2020

A New Jersey attorney with experience with the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) would be able to speak with you regarding any defects in the sunroom you experienced. The CFA protects consumers and the acts and omissions of home improvement contractors are within its reach. To bring a claim under... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Business Law on
Q: Hi, Can i customise apparel from big brands like nike and adidas?

Hi, Can i customise apparel from big brands like nike and adidas? Hoodies and t shirts would be embroidered with custom designs to resell under my own customising brand.

Would i get any legal backlash?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 16, 2020

You could repost your question in the Trademark Law section. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you await a response for three weeks. You're correct that this is a business law matter, but it would be best if a trademark attorney offered insight about something... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: If my name is the only one on a car registration dosen't that mean I'm the owner and the only one that can sell it right
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 13, 2020

It would be best if a Michigan attorney advised here, but you await an answer for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter throughout the nation, there is an additional document known as the title. This is used to show ownership. You could look into whether the Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles could... 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 »

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