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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Workmen’s Comp. wants to take me to mediation because I got a second opinion from my personal doctor to get an MRI
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 14, 2020

Your post remains open for a week. You could try reposting under the Workers' Compensation category. It would have better chances of being picked up there than in the Personal Injury category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Can you bring cause against another party for inflicting deliberate and forced psychological damages?

I was held against my will at a local hospital for weeks while they drained my insurance and abused me. The hospital doctors used all sort of claims and lies to keep me there under a psychiatric hold. This removed all my rights as a patient as well as my civil rights. I believe they did this... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Feb 3, 2020

More facts would be required to evaluate your issues. Consult local counsel to determine what, if any, claims you may have.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: What is the limitation on a fall at work as far as a time frame to file suite?

I fell on ice at work because the employer refused to clean the ice and snow off. They did however take me to the ER where they took an X-ray and said I had a very bad concussion. Now three years later it feels like someone is sticking me with a branding iron between my shoulders.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 29, 2020

One year. See TCA 28-3-104. However, sometimes exemptions may apply. You would be wise to consult local counsel for a formal opinion.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: My 17 year old daughter broke her leg at a roller rink that had no safety rails on the wall is the rink liable?

She had surgery to repair 3 broken bones in her leg. She was there with a friend at this rink. She skated before, and is a beginner, just not at this rink. There was a sign posted skate at your own risk. But no idea there were no rails on the wall. She was never asked to sign anything. Can they... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 27, 2019

There was legislation proposed several years ago to limit skating rinks from liability. I don't believe this passed. But I haven't checked for purposes of responding. In the absence of a special statute limiting liability, the roller rink would be liable for premises defects that are not "open... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Tennessee on
Q: Can I get a workers comp settlement if I fell off ladder at work in tn?
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 20, 2019

Probably. Ask your employer if they have worker's compensation coverage. Make sure the employer has notice of the injury. If the employer doesn't - and they are a contractor- you will likely need to talk to an attorney as contractor's are generally required to carry worker's compensation... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: Is there a Spanish Speaking Lawyer or law firm that does pro Bono work for personal injury case?

Need assistance with 2 cases that are currently being managed by other lawyers but the language barrier and costs are making it impossible to move forward.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 20, 2019

Try contacting the Tennessee Bar Association. They have resources for finding lawyers. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I'm a former professional baseball player I hurt my back while playing requiring surgery now I'm disabled
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 24, 2019

You may be able to file a Worker's Compensation Complaint, but it sounds like you have busted the SOL. Call a WC attorney today.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Land Use & Zoning for Tennessee on
Q: If a city street has been officially studied & identified as overcrowded for 5+ yrs and city continues to approve

development projects that add even more traffic to the same street without any improvements and traffic accidents increase as a result of overly congested streets, could the city be held liable for injuries and damage to vehicles since they knew the street was over capacity but continued to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 23, 2019

You raise an interesting point, and in a textbook-type analysis, your argument would be strong. But in reality, this takes everywhere, and most courts would not be likely to consider such arguments. Most courts would limit their analysis to the immediate parties at hand. Good luck

Tim...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Had a heat stroke fell face first. Was released from emergency room .went to see another Dr. His diagnosis was...

Emergency room ran no test ..another Dr.said i have fracture skull n bleeding on the brain...

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2019

You'd get the best input from a Tennessee attorney, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the description, it's difficult to tell exactly what happened. At any rate, it's unlikely that an emergency room ran no test(s). You could arrange a consultation with a Tennessee attorney who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I have a vaccine injury. It occurred 5 years and a couple weeks ago, can I still file a petition or pursue legal action?

I lost consciousness (vasovagal syncope) after getting the menactra vaccine. A year later I started having serious health issues related to neurological health. I could hardly walk at one point during the sickness. I still have syncope scares/episodes that I had never had prior to the vaccine. My... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Aug 12, 2019

It is my understanding there is no discovery rule exception - In other words the 3 years begins to run with onset of symptoms. You should still talk to a lawyer as your symptoms truly related to a vaccine may have been a later onset- Although the sites website specifically lists a vasovagal... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I got in an accident had to go to ER. Car was totaled other person was at fault. I didn’t have insurance at accident.

I didn’t have insurance during the accident and the other insurance company called and said they will not be covering my bills. What do I need to do about this, is there anything I can do?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jul 25, 2019

The other driver's insurance is not required to advance or pay your medical bills at this point. Some adjustors will as a courtesy- but again not required to and often times not done- so don't take that as a reflection that the insurer is denying fault or that the insurer is taking some negative... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: What's the statue of linitatations for personal injury in Tennessee
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jul 12, 2019

For personal injury the statute of limitations is one year from the date of the discovery of the injury and the identity of the tortfeasor. In a car wreck this can be straight foward- you have a wreck so there is an injury and you know or shoudl know the identity of the person that hit you. So... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I'm not sure who to go to. The Chief of Police made me out to be a liar on Facebook. I wasn't lying and he knows it.

I was falsely arrested and taken to the Soddy Daisy Police Department. I wasn't charged with any crime, although they did try to charge me with obstruction of justice for pleading the 5th Amendment.

I posted a comment about being Falsely Arrested on the Soddy Daisy Police Department... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 3, 2019

I recommend you find an experienced attorney in the area of Constitutional rights and defamation law and consult with that attorney about what potential claims you may have here.

There are many ways to find an attorney, you could ask family or friends for recommendations, search on Justia,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: My 20/25lb dog was recently attacked by a 83lb Border Collie, I had my dog leashed but the Collie was not leashed.

Border Collie was not up to date on vaccines. I was thrown backwards & being snatched around like a rag doll & I'm having severe spasms in my neck and Spine. What are my rights?

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 1, 2019

If you were attacked by the dog, the owner may be liable for your injuries. There are more facts that would need to be determined in this instance. Dogs generally are not seen as inherently dangerous animals. Thus, many jurisdictions follow the one free bite rule. Do you know who owned the border... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: TN Caregiver, heir and only daughter. How do I counter law suit from estate?

I only had a power of attorney to pay bills for the last 2 weeks of my dads life. Dad chose hospice against my wishes and to come back home. We had an oral agreement that I thought my brother knew of to pay for a couple of sitters to help me. I was asked how much it would cost me to take care of... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Jun 21, 2019

I am so sorry -

Unfortunately you will likely have to hire an attorney if they have actually brought a suit against you. It sounds like you have some legitimate defenses to their claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: I recently filled my perscription. After taking approx 80 percent I noticed the wrong name in script
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 15, 2019

You could consult with a Tennessee attorney as to the merits of such a case. The attorney would likely want to know the injuries you suffered, particularly if there was permanence. Based on the damages at hand, you and your attorney could discuss whether it would be viable to pursue the matter.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: Can your arresting officer contact your employer and inform them of your arrest and reason for arrest?

I Live in Hamilton County Tennessee, I was on my way on from work and was pulled over by an officer due to my broken windshield. Long story short she took me to jail for possession of controlled substance (12.8G Cannabis to be exact) I Have epilepsy and have long used cannabis to help control my... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 12, 2019

Yes, most certainly. If the Officer lies then slander may occur on possibly a personal level, as well as by the Department.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Someone is pretending to be me , what do I do?

Someone I know is pretending to be me through fake numbers and fake Facebook profile and they are literally harassing theirself from MY name. They have made a police report stating that I've been harassing them and threatening them but I haven't! I'm so scared because they've done this to me before... Read more »

Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Mar 27, 2019

Call the local police/detectives office- get the documents together and explain the whole history to them. If the other person has committed identity theft, the police will instruct you on how to prosecute them.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Business Formation for Tennessee on
Q: Hi, I'm looking for a specific statutes outlining the legalities of starting a boxing club in TN. Thank you

So I became aware of a group that wants to start a fighting Club Boxing Club. I'm not sure that it is legal the way they want to do it. They just want to rent a space and start boxing/fighting in it. I'm looking for specific statutes that outline the legalities and specific requirements for their... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Feb 18, 2019

I suggest you contact the Tennessee Athletic Commission.

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