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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is backing out of a private driveway with my truck which had a car trailer behind it at time onto a state highway illegl

I made sure both directions was clear of any on coming traffic. I was in process of still backing out Had trailer completely on the highway was getting truck straightened out then seen a truck coming fastly towards me he wasn't slowing down i hurried got truck back into driveway but other... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 29, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unfortunately, the scenario you describe places the primary blame on you. In virtually any jurisdiction, entering the main roadway from a driveway gives right of way to drivers already proceeding in the main... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Indiana on
Q: I used some hair extensions and the chemicals in it burned my forehead. I’m trying to figure out how I can sue the hair

How can I sue the hair company

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 19, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your injuries. Attorneys who handle such cases often give free initial consults. Unfortunately, such cases can be difficult to prosecute and can involve costly expert testimony. If the injuries... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Indiana on
Q: What recourse can I have if a medicine was defective: contained less than the correct amount of active ingredient?

I am prescribed a blood thinner with refills every 3 months. The drug came from different generic drug manufacturers with each refill. I have reasons to believe that one of them had less than the correct amount of active ingredient putting my life in danger (though I don't know if any harm... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Apr 27, 2021

You already said that you were NOT harmed. No harm = zero recovery in personal injury litigation. So, why do you want to go through the time and expense of ordering chemical analysis of your medicine? What am I missing?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Indiana on
Q: Abandoned vehicle at storage has been here for years, tag expired 2012 Is there Streamlined abandonment tiitle Process?

Vehicle stored over 5 years with no payments or contact with owner.

Attempts to contact owner satisfied but unsuccessful. Vehicle valued under $700, not road worthy.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 15, 2021

If the vehicle is abandoned, you can file a request for salvage title and obtain title to the make it your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Entertainment / Sports and Environmental for Indiana on
Q: baseball hitting my house, causes damage either to my property or to someone in the house who's liable?

School baseball field almost right next to our backyard, yesterday a fly ball crashed right into our yard a meter from me. I have three kids and I can't help but forsee glass windows breaking and one of the kids getting hurt. The school has a tall-ish fence up however the balls have been... Read more »

Brandon A. Yosha
Brandon A. Yosha answered on Apr 6, 2021

First, you should notify the superintendent of the little league program. It is quite possible that the superintendent will take steps to prevent foul balls from colliding into your house (i.e. building additional fencing. You could also hire an experienced Attorney to draft and prepare a temporary... 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 Personal Injury, Products Liability and Legal Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: This company failed to put warnings on packaging. Can I and should I sue the company. How do I sue the company?

I decided to get a face mask while i was at the store. I put the mask on and it started burning and stinging. Apparently I'm allergic to it since my whole face is blotchy, red, and swollen for over 2 hours now. The product has no allergic reaction warnings. The product also does not inform... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on May 10, 2020

It’s not inherently unsafe if you had an idiosyncratic reaction; however, report it to the CA BBB and Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you end up having serious disfiguring scars it might be worth talking for their to a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense, Products Liability and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: My insurance company wants to total my car, i was not at fault. Can i ignore this and pursue at fault party insurance?

I was at work when our job security ran into my parked vehical, it all on surveillance. We went through the usual insurance swap, police report, inform my insurance of the accident. I was unable to reach anyone in the at fault party insurance, so my insurance offered to reach out to get info and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

Either insurance can pay for the cost of fixing the car or the total loss value, it's their option. If you think it can be fixed you can buy it back for the salvage value, but then youget a "junk title" --and if you find out because of alignment or other problems it's not really... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Indiana on
Q: What is a good gratuity for a paralegal and lawyer who have gone far and beyond the call of duty Paralegal is in CA

And lawyer is in New York

Benjamin W Scott
Benjamin W Scott answered on Jun 27, 2018

I'm glad that you had a good experience with a lawyer and paralegal who went above and beyond to help you.

I would be careful about giving anything of significant monetary value to your attorney. There are some rules regarding gifts from clients, and you don't want to get your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: being sued by the state for damage to city property due to a car accident what do they usually do if they won't settle

the judgement is still pending

- the attorney for Indiana will not settle

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Feb 16, 2018

They'll get a judgment and then collect, garnish your wages, or lien your tax return depending on what you do.

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: I was the plaintiff in a Small Claims case 17 months ago. We haven't heard a peep since. What can we do? Is it possi

ble that the judge is still considering our case? It was complicated: i sued a global paint company for product defect - the label didn't include a warning that the paint might have long-term odor issues. We had to replace our drywall. Could she be researching? How long is reasonable?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 29, 2017

Contact the Court. See if your case was misfiled. Or maybe dropped if they sent you a notice to which you didn't repsond.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Indiana on
Q: Over filled tires.

I bought a used truck from a dealership about 6 months ago. I got a flat and when I went to get it fixed they put air in it and it was setting my tire pressure sensor off since it only had 50 psi and needed 80 psi. Come to find out the tires they put on my truck we're not the right class for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 7, 2017

If they had the wrong tires that would be what you can make your claim on, and the cost of replacing the sensor.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Lemon Law, Small Claims and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: I got a riding lawn mower from a friend and was not posted as an as-is said it was ready to mow it wasn't do I have a c

Do I have a case since he posted this not as an as is said it had things fixed on it and was ready to mow.. he won't come fix or look at it and won't give me my money back. I have the post. Plus all our conversations..

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 11, 2016

Yes if he said it was ready to mow. You can take him to small claims though if he is a friend might make sense to have a mower mechanic look at it and say what is wrong and give you an estimate of what it'll take to fix it.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Indiana on
Q: What products are involved in the ongoing class action lawsuits against Medtronic, Inc. for products liability?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 4, 2015

Contact the law firm representing plaintiffs in the action. They can help advise if you qualify.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Indiana on
Q: What is a merchant? is it just the seller or will coke will the merchant of their products sold inside mcdonalds

I am working on a problem and a lady got a soft drink from a local restaurant and she got ill from it. I am looking into the implied warranty and merchantability of the restaurant. It qualifies as a sale, but Im curious, is the merchant the restaurant, or is the merchant the one that manufactured... Read more »

Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino answered on Jul 5, 2011

under indiana law, everyone in the "stream of commerce" is subject to liability. this includes the manufacturer/bottler and the store.

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