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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I used Stinger Detox last month and now I have a skin rash? this product contains Red 40 so i need some legal help

I purchased the procduct on Amazon and we I contacted me they suggested that I throw the product in the trash. This rash has been present since I took the product for the first time February. Could someone call me to discuss my next steps please?

Thank you

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 5, 2024

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You ask for someone to call you. No one here can call you. There is no attorney solicitation here, as in attorney referral sites - things are limited to a short Q & A format here. You'd need to reach out to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Can you sue and individual when then knowingly covered up damage to a vehicle that made it unsafe?

A few months ago I purchased a used truck. After asking very specific details about the vehicle history I purchased the truck. last week I had a brake failure going through a major intersection, luckily no one was injured. had the truck towed to a mechanic and he found the frame of the vehicle... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Nov 30, 2023

Sure does sound like the kind of fraud that you can make a claim for. If the purchase agreement specified it was an "AS IS" sale, that would be a defense - but that defense could fail in some limited circumstances of there being certain clear, provable representations made by the seller... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: Exploding Vape Battery burns- How do I find a reputable attorney w/ successful experience w/ vape battery explosion case

My father is in hospital with 3rd degree degree burns to his hand, torso, and some 2nd degree on his thigh, which he sustained when the battery in his vape exploded in his hand on his way to an appointment.

Doctors said battery chemicals are toxic, he is in terrible of pain, the burns are... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 23, 2023

I'm sorry for your father's injuries. Hiring an attorney is an individual decision. However, product liability cases can be complex, and can involve the need for technical or scientific expert opinions to prosecute. I'd recommend reaching out to attorneys to try to arrange a free... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Construction Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Inspection

The windows were bought and installed by Lowes in 2019. We just recently discovered they are all pulling away from our home at the top, allowing daylight, air, wetness in from the outside. You can see mold visibly in some spots. I, myself have had continuous breathing issues to the point that I had... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on May 24, 2023

You indicated that numerous lawyers have told you they cannot be of help. Did they provide the specific reasons, including principles of law and issues of proof, that caused them to decline the matter? That's step number one - to meet with a lawyer (either in person or virtually) to go over... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Car Accidents and Lemon Law for Florida on
Q: Do I have a case?

I purchased a used truck about 1.5 years ago from a dealer. When asked about prior damage if any the dealer told me there was only minor. The car fax report only shows minor as well. While I was under the truck checking the size of the spare tire I noticed there is frame damage on the left rear. I... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Mar 5, 2023

Regardless of liability or lack thereof, your first step is to get a written repair estimate, then demand that the dealer pay it, and if they balk, say you're planning to take legal action. That may or may not work, but there's no downside to doing it. That said, whether the dealer is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: Are there any attorneys that would take case against a company regarding a recalled product that killed my bulldog?
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Feb 19, 2023

So sorry to hear about your loss. Unfortunately, the measure of damages for the loss of your pet, as provided by law, would likely be only the fair market value of a bulldog of your dog's age at the time of his/her death and any vet bills associated with the incident. So the money that you... View More

Q: Do I need the list all ingredients in a hair growth oil that only contains essential oils?

I want to sell a hair growth formula I created. It is a blend of 5 essential oils. I want 3 of them to be kept private. The reason for this is because this specific formulation and combination of oils is currently not on the market and I would like to keep my unique formula protected. Would I be... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jun 15, 2024

When selling a hair growth oil, you generally need to comply with cosmetic labeling regulations, which typically require listing all ingredients on the product label. This ensures transparency and helps consumers make informed choices, especially if they have allergies or sensitivities.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Q: falsely arrested for GTA in U-Haul rented in my name. Person b4 me didn’t return they reported stolen nvr noti police

Q: falsely arrested for GTA in U-Haul rented in my name. Person b4 me didn’t return they reported stolen nvr noti police

Less than a year ago I was pulled over and arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. I had rented a U-Haul that apparently the people before me never... View More

Angelo "Tony" Marino Jr.
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answered on Jan 5, 2024

Assuming everything you reported is accurate, you would have a claim against U-Haul, if not others. You need to contact an attorney to handle this.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Florida on
Q: I want to know what legal standing I have with a drug trial company that violated the FDA guild lines and risk my life .

I was recruited to be part of a drug trial of Eli Lilly's Alzheimer's drug donanenab.

One of the main risk is brain swelling.

I was given 4 doses over a period of 8 week and I had no problems or signs of side effects. I was given the fifth dose and 8 hours latter I had a... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 4, 2023

If there is a valid claim, which depends heavily on the documents you signed to participate in the trial, you almost certainly have legal standing to bring it.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Traffic Tickets, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: I recently purchased a 2021 BMW X5. They didn't disclose vital information to me

I told the car lot I was specifically looking for a car for my wife that had the front end collision prevention all the safety features available.

They showed me the X5 told me the vehicle would automatically apply the brakes if its getting too close to an object/person ran out. This was... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

Sorry to hear about your problems. Sounds like you need a product liability attorney. I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law, as soon as possible. Thank you for using Justia ask a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Law and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: what If a company try to get the excess policy as required but the insurers do not offer said coverage anymore

but those insurers do work with similar transportation, TNC, cabs companies

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Feb 7, 2023

You inquiry is too vague. I suggest you re-post your inquiry with more specifics, such as exactly who is requiring what (but not naming names), indicating what type of business needs what type of coverage, for what activity, and the source of whatever requirement you're talking about (such as... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: I was served sharp plastic pieces in a frappe from McDonald’s nearly died choking on it. Went to the ER

Nearly died choking on plastic from frappe that I bought from McDonald’s . Immediately went to the nearest gas station and poured my frappe in the sink so that I could see how much plastic was actually in there or if it was just one piece. I found several pieces of very sharp plastic in the... View More

Adam David Rieth
Adam David Rieth
answered on Sep 2, 2022

A claim could be made against McDonalds. You should retain an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your claim. Most experienced injury attorneys will offer free case evaluations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: If I have not been paid My accepted settlement offer For over a year now. Can I still fire my attorney?

The settlement was offered the first week of September 2021 . I was told if I accepted the settlement I would receive the monies by December 2021 no later than January 2022. That was the reason I signed the DocuSign accepting The settlement offer which I thought was very low for 10 years of... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Aug 29, 2022

You can fire your attorney at any time for any reason, but the terminated attorney would then have a lien on your case for his/her fees and cost expenditures - and in some cases, that can scare off other attorneys from taking the case. You did not state the reason for the delay, which seems... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Florida on
Q: So situation with skittles pops up like week after I just ate some ,my favorite candy is that a case for me ?

I have proof of skittles purchase before it was posted

Adam David Rieth
Adam David Rieth
answered on Aug 5, 2022

I am not sure what skittle situation you're talking about. I know recently a California man sued skittles over the ingredients included in the product. If you're concerned about the ingredients in the product, I'd stop consuming it. Also, an important part of any case is damages, so... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Civil Rights and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Q: What can I do I signed POA to boyfriends mother to get my car out of impound. How do I get my car back?

While my now ex boyfriend and I was in jail. A friend got my car impounded. I could have sold it but I didn’t want to. My daughter’s grandma was even offering to get it out. To give to my daughter but she wanted to put it in her name. I didn’t want to sell it so my boyfriends mom said she... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Whether there is something you can do that would have very good odds in your favor depends on the powers you specifically gave her in the POA. Was the power strictly limited to removing the vehicle from impound in order to give it to you, or was it more general? Either way, a good first step... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: If I purchase a model home from the builder who wants to lease it back for 6-7 months what insurance should he carry?

I'm struggling to find a home policy that will cover my liability during the builder lease back period as they say residence is being used for commercial purposes. In the tenant policy they have this but is that enough to protect me?

18. RISK OF LOSS/INSURANCE.

A. Landlord and... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 7, 2022

I'm sorry your question remains open for three weeks. This could be something that an insurance professional would be in a better position to advise on than an attorney. An insurance broker would probably want to discuss the situation more thoroughly than is possible in the brief question... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: On April 13 2022 I opened a sealed 5 lb tub of butter and I found a very hard piece of plastic laying on/in the butter

I took picture and video of it. Who do I contact, the company that made it or the store...hire an attorney?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Apr 16, 2022

Why hire an attorney? Assuming you didn't eat the plastic, you didn't suffer any damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: I found blood on a napkin from a drive through restaurant and wiped my face with it... what do I do. ??

It wasn't my blood or blood from food. It had to have been from an employee on purpose..

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 5, 2022

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. One of the issues that could confront a claimant in a situation like this is the element of damages compared to the cost of litigation. But that's only a generality. For a more meaningful assessment of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: My place was broken into and a month later truck was stolen police reports on both insurance wont pay what

Easier to explain on phone. Insurance company was wanting me to give then phone logs bank statements and all. The truck was stolen and wrecked not able to drive insurance company didn't send an adjuster and tow yard auctioned while husband was incarcerated. Extra keys were taken in first break... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 16, 2022

I'm sorry this happened to you and your husband. A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It looks like you want to explain your situation on the phone, but this forum doesn't work like a referral service. Attorneys can't reach out to you -... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: What can I do? Suing GM will take years.My cars totaled price will never get me close to a reliable vehicle I need 4work

Feb 2nd I was doing the speed limit of 65mph around 7pm which was dark out. Upon reaching the top of a hill instantly saw a vehicle stopped in my lane w/out hazards on and rear ended them. I Driving 2010 Buick Enclave w/zero open recalls.but upon impact my seatbelt didn’t lockup nor did a single... View More

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste
answered on Feb 12, 2022

Firstly, do you have your own car insurance? If so, you need to report this accident to them immediately. If you have car insurance, hopefully they can pay the cost to replace your vehicle, although, I'm sure, it won't be much considering the year of the vehicle. Did the police come to... View More

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