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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Q: I'm an industrial designer, I created an espresso machine. Where do I start to approve it legally for sale?

I am currently choosing a path for the final architecture and assembly of the espresso machine design. I want to know more about the hoops that are required to approve such a product for sale. The pain points likely coming down to electrical components (outlet, power switch, heating element,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 1, 2019

It doesn't seem likely that a product liability attorney (the category where this is posted) would be equipped to address the issues you raise. They are more regulatory, administrative, and commercial in nature, while product liability attorneys deal more with tort law, essentially injuries... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Federal Crimes on
Q: Is case #2:19-cv-02947 is this case still in court or is it over?

The case is in federal court in Arizona under judge David G. Campbell.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 27, 2019

You could look the case up using an online legal search tool such as PACER. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Legal Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: Child’s doctors office didn’t return calls, gave bad advice over phone about 4 week old baby.

I called my child’s doctor office multiple times trying to get a appointment for that day and wasn’t getting a response, I told them my child’s symptoms and his age multiple times only to get a call 30 minutes before they closed. The lady on the phone told me she would go ask a doctor and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 25, 2019

I'm sorry for the ordeal your baby and you, as a parent, went through. A med mal attorney would likely want to review the records with a medical professional to make a more meaningful assessment. In terms of the telephone exchanges, an attorney would have additional questions regarding what was... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: I bought a bottle of Vet’s+Best Waterless for cats and it didn’t do that but it actually killed two of my cats can I sue

I used this product on my cats and it didn’t work it just made the fleas more active and malt plied. Now my 15yr old cat and 1 yr old cat has past away on 11/25/2019. Because this product says it will kill the fleas and all it done was attacked more to them. Now I have 2 other cats that are in... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 25, 2019

You need to have them autopsied do the vet can testify about the causation of the deaths. If he links their death to the product, then you could have a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Nebraska on
Q: Hello! There is someone accusing me of rape to the university

I have an issue going on at (X) University. The university decision wont be based on facts. They said if it is more likely that you might did that then they will dismiss me from the school. They already have effected my mental illness, my life, and my school performance. I am planning on gathering... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 18, 2019

If you have a situation that involves both potential criminal charges and a disciplinary issue with an university, you will want to contact an attorney that has experience with both criminal defense cases and school disciplinary issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: My cat has been missing since August. Neighbor posted MY cat but refused to give it back when I spoke with her.

Her son posted it on social media. It was lost close to her house. She says she posted it as missing on 1 site for 5 days and her kids are attached so she doesn't have to return it. Can I get it back reasonably easily?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 11, 2019

Yes. If you have proof of ownership, simply call the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Products Liability on
Q: If The patent reach it's time, it's possible to Buy it and how much i'll have yo pay for it?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 5, 2019

You want a patent attorney to see your question, not a product liability attorney. Products liability is for people who were injured by defective/dangerous products. Add Patents (Intellectual Property) to your categories when you repost. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is entering a garage attached to a dwelling considered trespassing?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 3, 2019

Yes because the garage is on someone else's property.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for West Virginia on
Q: I need to see if I have a case against Marlboro I have been addicted to smoking for many years now and am suffering
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 29, 2019

You'll need to go online and research the current situation with tobacco litigation and find out what firms are working in this area - it's a narrow sector of injury/product liability. There have been several waves of cases in past years. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for West Virginia on
Q: I need to know if I have a case against Marlboro
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 26, 2019

You're going to have to do some research into the current state of litigation on the matter and find law firms that handle these cases. These cases have been filed for a long time over history, and there have been several major waves of lawsuits over the years. They are not the type of cases... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: Can you recommend how to start a moving business in Fl, the first steps to be legal ? I I plan on moving seniors to AL

I have a current llc and can do this as a dba

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2019

You might be better off reposting in the Business Formation & Business Law categories. Personal injury is for accident-injury cases and Products Liability is for people who have been injured by dangerous/defective products. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Q: My daughters father took his own life, he was severely bipolar. His doctor was trying a new med knowing he was suicidal.

He would need to be hospitalized from time to time due to manic episodes. Normally, he was not suicidal & in fact, very happy. Episodes of depression would always follow, every time his doctor would put him on a new medication and this time he told his doctor that he was severely depressed and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 20, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss. A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Such a case could be difficult because today's mental health-related pharmaceuticals carry warnings that are a mile long. As a starting point, you could contact a med mal attorney in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Washington DC on
Q: Can I sue a storage company for losing my items?

I am a student in the UK and during the summer I usually store my personal belongings in student storage here because they are cheap and effective. This year, however, I have been returned two out of the three items that I have placed in their custody, the third and last remaining item I had been... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2019

First look at the terms of your agreement. It's possible that they have provisions that outline the remedies of a customer. As a general matter, such agreements sometimes limit the forum to arbitration, or if they do accept civil suit, the venue is limited to the courts of a certain county, or the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: Is this live?

Is this site live with a real lawyer?

Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Oct 9, 2019

No, not live, based on your question and topic a Florida Licensed Attorney may or may not answer your question as it is all basically volunteer time from attorneys in order to point you in the right direction, if you want more details or specifics you will have to follow-up with an attorney and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: Am I liable for a damage to the bathtub floor that broke when I was taking a shower
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 6, 2019

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, you should not be held liable, unless you did something out of the ordinary to break the floor. From the sound of it, it appears to be a structural failure that would under most any circumstances... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I was flying my drone when officers pulled up to my house and took it from me with no reason give me given in they do

They said I was flying illegally when I told them that I was registered and licensed to fly and knew the rules and I was in the correct on Law they didn't know what to do and took my drone and laugh

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 3, 2019

File a complaint with the Sheriff's Office.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Kansas on
Q: A drunk driver totaled my parked car. Once the driver's insurance company pays the max amount for personal property

Damage which is only $10,000 in Missouri . Can I sue the individual for the extra expenses I incurred that his insurance didn't pay for. Down payment for a new car, sales tax, and registration.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 3, 2019

An attorney who practices in Kansas would be able to advise in the best possible manner, but your question remains open for a week. When you agree with the driver's insurance company on a settlement figure, they will ask you to sign a release. The language of the release will probably preclude your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Washington on
Q: LG keep trying unsuccessfully to fix my refrigerator since May 8 but they refuse to refund or replace it. What can I do?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 30, 2019

Your question could involve state consumer law issues that a Washington State attorney would know best, but it remains open for four weeks. As a general approach for any jurisdiction, review the warranty information and other contract documentation. Bring your concerns about the number of attempts... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Colorado on
Q: Defective glue in Walmart Halloween false eyelashes made my eyelashes fall out overnight!!

The adhesive did not work, so after a few minutes I tried to rinse it off my eyelids but it did not come off. This morning I woke up with my eyelashes stubs or missing. It's going to cost me a lot of money and eyelash extensions and latisse plus the emotional harm of being a woman without... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 28, 2019

I'm sorry for your ordeal. As a starting point, you could consult with a Colorado attorney who handles injury cases. If there are any medical records for injuries, and I hope there were none, those would be relevant. Case or no case, if you have concerns about the impact of the toxic substances in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Products Liability and Banking for Mississippi on
Q: If you didn't know about the crime ! Or anything , but you gave the criminal a ride hows that assasry after the fact ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2019

You could repost this, adding Criminal Law to your categories. It looks like you're asking about "Accessory After the Fact." That's something a criminal defense attorney would know about. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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