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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Vermont on
Q: How do I file a case against them . My daughter and I have lose hair and scalp is flaking bad.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 30, 2021

A Vermont attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. It sounds like you are contemplating legal action in connection with a product. You could research online whether there are law firms handling cases involving similar results with the same product(s). If it was... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Vermont on
Q: Fell through makeshift floor vent injuring my knee. Was working at a residence. Unsure who's responsible or what to do.

Fake cold air vent. Something makeshift.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 16, 2020

A Vermont attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If the accident occurred in the course of employment, a good starting point could be to consult with a workers' comp attorney. If there are elements of the accident that indicate a possible basis for claims... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Vermont on
Q: I need to know how much my claim is worth

My cup ashtray caught on fire, nearly giving my husband a heart attack, and burning both our fingers. he is on ssi for a panic disorder. We called dollar tree who said their claim department would contact us. I was wondering with a fire and a mental disorder involved how much should I ask for?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 10, 2019

mental distress claims are really difficult and technical. Contact some injury attorneys and get an estimate. If you didn't get medical treatment the answer is very little at all.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Vermont on
Q: I'm being sued for personal injury (overnight hospital stay) sustained to a postal carrier, on my property.

I received a demand letter from an attorney, whose client was alleging he ate cannabis edible cookies he found in my mailbox, the week before Christmas. On the alleged date of his injury, we were not home, and had no knowledge of any cookies. We do live in a legal state (Vermont), and occasionally... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

This is a bit bizarre but nonetheless you should not give the attorney anything but turn it over to your homeowners and let them handle it. They will hire an attorney for you if you are sued. By the way no more posting on social websites--this one included. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Vermont on
Q: My son got injured on a piece of playground equipment during lunch. I suspect this was because he wasn't being properly

supervised. Is the school immune from liability as a government entity?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 6, 2019

I do not practice in Vermont, but I noticed your question hasn't been picked up in four weeks. I hope your son is okay. Check with a Vermont personal injury attorney, as many give free consults, and when you do, ask about notice of claim issues. In many jurisdictions, school districts,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Vermont on
Q: Do I have any recourse ? I fell through the floor of my trailer, I rent, after informing landlord for well over a year
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 13, 2018

Yes. Contact Vt Legal Aid.If you are over their income guidelines ask if anyone in their Landlord/tenant unit has left for private practice.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Vermont on
Q: My child takes Learn to Ice Skate lessons at our local rink. We signed a waiver about injuries before the first class,

but my child was later hurt when a hockey player who wasn't supposed to be on ice at the same time as the skating classes hit a puck up and it collided with the side of my child's head. Would this invalidate the waiver so we can sue the rink for medical expenses? This was a scenario that... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 3, 2017

You want to consult a member of the Vt.Assn for Justice in your county--they give free consultations.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Vermont on
Q: I was walking my dog and and we both got knocked down by a cyclist -- will the insurer pay for my pet's vet bills?
David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Jul 20, 2017

The payment of medical bills will depend on the available coverage and the liability or fault for the incident or accident. The bicyclist may take the position that he or she was not at fault. If there was a police report, this may help clarify how the accident took place and how the insurance... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Vermont on
Q: Is my neighbor liable for injuries resulting from their tree falling on our house?
Mr. Michael John Gannon
Mr. Michael John Gannon answered on Jun 16, 2017

Possibly. It depends on whether your neighbors were on notice of the risk presented by the tree and failed to act. If that's the case then they are potentially liable.

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