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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Q: Can i stilll sue

I went to duke to have my hip put back in then during rehab it popped out and they sent me to hospital after rehab center left me there for two days with 2 dislocated hips well rehab threw me out saying i costed them to much money. So i went home my hip popped out 22 times in two weeks. Went to... Read more »

Mrs Lauren Morgan Ellerman
Mrs Lauren Morgan Ellerman answered on Oct 13, 2020

Oh wow - I am so sorry to hear all of this. You may have a claim against them - but I am not licensed in NC and cannot advise as to the laws of negligence in North Carolina. If you would like a few excellent attorneys licensed in both VA and North Carolina - I recommend Amberley Hammer (Va Beach)... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Loss of job or damage due to sharing private information

if a person (or even a spouse) shares a my Adult site profile to my office boss and I am affected (either loose job or actioned), do I have a case to sue for losses and damages?

Michael Jeremiah Seck
Michael Jeremiah Seck answered on Aug 28, 2020

It is hard to say if that person would be liable for sharing your adult site, is the site public? Did the individual gain access to the site through illegal means (theft, computer theft, hacking)? There are also some statutes in Virginia that make the sharing of certain explicit images criminal... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Do we need to call or does my boyfriend mom need to be involved? Rear ended!

My boyfriend and I got into a car accident yesterday, we got rear ended and it was the other guys fault. The car is under my boyfriends mom name, but he pays the car payment and it’s basically his car. But it’s under his mothers name. We plan on calling the guy who hit us insurance company... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2020

I hope you are both okay. If you did sustain any kind of injury, it would be advisable to consult with an attorney who practices in Virginia. As a GENERAL matter in such situations, there is no getting around the fact that your boyfriend's mother will need to learn of the accident. She is very... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Virginia on
Q: What kind of lawyer would deal with neighbor issues? Specifically, secondhand smoke problems.

I'm an owner of my home in a COA. My COA sealed around some common pipes, but the secondhand smoke still seeps into my home and affecting my breathing. The COA can't tell me why this is happing and my neighbor's efforts has not stop the issue and has grown worse in the last five... Read more »

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Aug 18, 2020

Seeping of toxic vapors onto one property from another is Nuisance, and your best choice of counsel might be a lawyer who does real estate litigation. If there are resulting health concerns and medical bills, a personal injury lawyer might consider the case, but the financing model for such lawyers... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: If a person said to me via text that they would Crack my jaw should I take this as a serious threat?

I have filed a police report and they said I could see the magistrate to press charges. I did take the threat seriously and it has cause me much anxiety and fear. Should I press charges?

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 10, 2020

I regret that I do not handle personal injury or criminal law matters. Sorry.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on
Q: Hi I'd like to know if this includes surveillance in shelters or supportive housing environments through securitas?

I find it extremely lewd and quite offensive still sleeping in my clothes.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Aug 6, 2020

I regret that I do not handle employment law cases. Sorry.

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: What signage is required for an HOA to have your car towed?
Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger answered on Jul 29, 2020

Possibly none. It depends on what the bylaws say, where the vehicle was parked, and if you're an owner, resident, or guest. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: What are my legal options due to my neighbor’s second hand smoke seeping into my home?

I often can’t breathe easy, and my neighbor has made no lasting effort to curb the problem.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jul 20, 2020

You may want to proceed with a lawsuit against your neighbor or seek a permanent injunction against your neighbor.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: If a kids toy causes a slip and fall down a flight of stairs than is covered under my parents homeowners insurance?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 20, 2020

It's difficult to say without knowing the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the policy. As a general matter, a homeowner policy should cover ordinary casualties such as slip and fall accidents and other events that result from physical defects in sidewalks, floors, steps, carpets, or other... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: If a dog runs under me while going down a flight of stairs and causes slip and fall injuries is it a policy claim?

It’s a Farm Bureau Insurance Policy

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on May 20, 2020

I regret that I do not handle slip and fall cases or personal injury matters. Sorry.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Could I have more info on the legal theory of emotional distress? Is it possible to go through with it?

I’m trying to see if I can find more info about it so I can find a lawyer and go through with jt

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 26, 2020

I think you are requesting information on the intentional tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress. If this is the case, it means that someone who suffers emotional distress as a result of someone else's intentional or reckless outrageous conduct could be entitled to a legal... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Does your firm represent assault victims in Virginia.

Most firms only represent accident victims. I was the victim of an assault in Prince William County on March 2, 2020.

The assailant was a black male in his 30’s. His license tag and video were obtained for the police. The car was registered to a friend if his but the video and my... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Apr 10, 2020

I regret that I do not handle assault cases, criminal matters or personal injury matter. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Q: I was injured at work & accepted an insurance settlement. My med bills are more than the settlement, can I do anything?

I was injured at work last year and was originally billed ~$5k, insurance gave me a settlement of ~$15k. I paid the $5k bill online and thought I was done but was then was sent an additional bill for $25k because I do not have health insurance and the $5k bill was only if I had health insurance. My... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2020

A Virginia attorney is best suited to advise here, but you await a response for three weeks. If you were not represented by a WC attorney, you could contact a Virginia workers' comp attorney to see if they would give you a free, or brief, initial consult to examine your WC file and the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Health Care Law for Virginia on
Q: Got injured at work, accepted and insurance settlement and paid initial bill. Received additional bills, what can I do?

I got injured last year at work (bit by a rabid cat) and received a ~$15k settlement from the customers insurance company. The original bill I received from the hospital was for ~$5k, which I paid. I just got another bill for an additional ~$25k because I do not have health insurance and my... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Mar 12, 2020

I regret that I do not handle personal injury cases. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Gov & Administrative Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: My husband lives across the parking lot from in apartments we argue sometimes inside, I got evicted & it didn't get bad

Why I'm I'm getting evicted when I was just disgusting something with my ex and we never was loud outside & we will walk away before it got serious so I don't understand why I got evicted, we live at blue ridge Manor apts Vinton,Va

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Feb 6, 2020

I am sorry but I have no idea why you were evicted. My law firm is located in Alexandria City, VA so I am not available to go to Vinton.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: Is it hard to find a lawyer to assist me with a discovery rule case? What if my providers aren’t listening?

I was involved in a car accident back in February 2017. My symptoms started much later. I started receiving the help I needed, lawyers will not help me because the statute of limitation was too close. I decided to move forward on my own and they denied my claim 2 months later. Which fell after the... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Dec 29, 2019

I regret that I do not handle personal injury matters or car accident cases. Sorry.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Virginia on
Q: Can you sue a company because it’s product caused injury to your child and yourself
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2019

I'm sorry for your injuries; I hope you and your child are recovering. It's possible you could sue. But an attorney would need more information about the product and the manner in which you used it to make that determination. It's not enough that the product simply caused injury, as... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Virginia on
Q: My daughter tapped a boy with a pencil. He turned quickly, the pencil went into his ear causing injury. Who is liable?

This occured in school with witnesses who confirm the incident. The school teacher said it was a accident too. The boys parents want medical bills paid. Is this a reasonable request? If I pay, am I admitting that I am liable for medical bills and possibly a civil suit for pain and suffering?

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F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Oct 23, 2019

I do not handle personal injury cases. Sorry.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Construction Law for Virginia on
Q: Are plumbers required in Virginia to be trained or certified to identify asbestos in a home before beginning demolition?
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Oct 21, 2019

I do not handle asbestos cases. Sorry.

Your best place to find an answer is to call the Department of Licensing for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Hello, my name is Danielle Gallegos and I am in Colorado. My daughter has brain cancer and I am a single parent.

I had to start a job in Aug on 2018 at night. I never called in despite ongoing treatments. I took on a new position here thinking my daughter was okay, and a second tumor was found. I still took the job despite the stress of more treatments. Since I have had to call in for medical emergencies. I... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jun 26, 2019

I am very sorry to hear about your daughter's illness and the stress you are under. I regret that I am located in Virginia and do not handle employment cases or personal injury cases. Sorry. You should talk with a lawyer in Colorado.

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