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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Juvenile Law for West Virginia on
Q: If i am 17, almost 18 and i allowed a 14 year old to drive on back roads periodically, what trouble would i get into?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 7, 2020

A citation, possibly loss of use of your vehicle. If you want to teach them do it on private property where there are no other vehicles. It's possible you could also be charged with endangering a minor, which can be a serious problem. Let an adult do the drivers ed.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Communications Law for West Virginia on
Q: Directv removed my DNS channels 389 to 399 without my consistent there policy says they can do this but notify me

All I want is my channels back that I’m paying for on my bill

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 26, 2020

This is something you shouldn't need to pay a lawyer to do. Contact their customer service dept. and try to resolve it through them. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for West Virginia on
Q: I need to open a lawsuit on a company due to recall on the pins and rods used in my back surgery

I had sciolioisis surgery in 2000. The pins and rods used to repair my back have been recalled as of this year 2019, due to faulty materials and i need details on how to open a case pretaining to my situation. Please help

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

First, the fact they are defective as a group doesn't mean yours are unless yours failed. Otherwise you have no case as you haven't been hurt.

Why not get a consultation with a member of the West Va Trial Lawyers Assn that handles product cases--they give free consults....
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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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Energy, Oil and Gas for West Virginia on
Q: For Mother’s Day we had a cookout, but after starting the grill and while I was cooking it blew up in my face burning me

I got first degree burns to my face and neck, it burnt off my eyelashes and eyebrows, and has messed with my vision

D. Michael Burke Esq
D. Michael Burke Esq answered on May 20, 2018

This can be a very complicated case, and costly, too. What exactly blew up? Did the grill malfunction? Was the grill well maintained? Was it a gas grill--and did the propane tank explode? Did a connection leak?

All of these questions must be answered to determine who was at fault. But the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for West Virginia on
Q: bit into his sandwich and found a piece of plastic about 1 by 1/2 . does he have a case?

no harm to him but could have been, we called store and she had no concerns then corporate and no response. I have the plastic and I have pictuers

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Aug 31, 2017

Any case of negligence requires an element of damage. If there are no damages, then there is no case to bring.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for West Virginia on
Q: Why would the lawyers representativing me not be the lawyers I signed a contract with?

I am the mdl in the west Virginia court and I see I have a case and number but the lawyer representativing is from another law firm si I am confused. Also do you have to be present for these trials

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on May 16, 2017

I would suggest you get a clear answer to your question about who your attorney is from the counsel you originally hired and signed a contract with. In many of these MDL product defect cases, lawyers will collaborate with other lawyers/law firms who may have already litigated the same type of case... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for West Virginia on
Q: How long after the settlement does a person get the papers to sign for the settlement check?
Jonathan Rosenfeld
Jonathan Rosenfeld answered on Jan 14, 2017

The length of time to actually get possession of a settlement check can depend on a number of factors including, but not limited to: parties contributing to settlement, if Medicare is involved, if a court needs to approve settlement and satisfaction of any medical lien holders. Some states have... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Consumer Law for West Virginia on
Q: Had my tuck worked on at a Ford dealership they left a bolt lose on the brake caliper . Wheel locked up.

They admitted that they left the bolt lose. They gave me a free oil change for their mistake This could have been a deadly mistake. A free oil change is a slap in the face. Are they anything else that I can do? Thanks Shawn

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 5, 2016

You don't get a recovery for what could have happened but didn't. If you were in Court tomorrow you have no damage you suffered other than a nasty scare. If you had towing charges, or if tires damaged then those are things they should pay for.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims and Products Liability for West Virginia on
Q: Can I take legal action

I went to a local restaurant ( Wendy's). and ordered a sandwich with no tomatoes because I am allergic to them. when I checked my food it had tomatoes on it .I then went and ordered another sandwich because I was afraid they would just take them off. Again I told them no tomatoes I am allergic... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2016

You have a claim. I suggest you contact a member of the W.Va. Assn for Justice as their members give free consultations.

They may suggest that fortunately you caught it and it's a lesser case in which case get some thoughts as to what you'll need for small claims court. But get the free consult.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for West Virginia on
Q: How do I find out how much was awarded for an individual with a product liability case.
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 28, 2015

You can ask one of the parties or their lawyer. If there was a settlement, it might be confidential.

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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