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  • Is a person liable for medical bills if someone gets hurt restraining an unruly child in their yard?

    A challenged child was acting up and hitting his elderly guardian this person stepped in and tried to restrain him child kicked her and caused an injury that apparently now requires surgery. She was not asked to helped and should have just called...

    Mark’s Answer

    There are obviously more facts than what you wrote, but I would say yes, it is very possible that the parents of the child and/or the parent's insurance carrier could be responsible. You should notify your insurance carrier if someone is making a claim.

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  • I still have medical issues from concussion when Hyundai Elantra airbags didn't go off, how do I get compensation from Hyundai?

    In Aug 2013 My Hyundai Elantra hydroplaned and hit head on into a guardrail and head on into the side of a semi. I still have medical issues from the concussion and it has been difficult for me to everyday activities since the accident. I still ...

    Mark’s Answer

    Your time limit probably expires in August of 2015. Do not delay in seeking a lawyer. These are very difficult cases to make.

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  • Can a tenant be forced to have rental insurance?

    I rent an apartment

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes, you can be required to have renter's insurance.

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  • In the state of Ohio, is Regular Mail with the Certificate of Mailing proper service for a complaint?

    I received a complaint, but it was never served certified mail. Instead the plaintiff used certificate of mailing. I am uncertain if this is a proper service method in Ohio and any assistance would be appreciated.

    Mark’s Answer

    It certainly could be depending on the circumstances.

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  • Do I have a slip and fall case?

    Three months ago, I was walking to class at a state university in ohio, and slipped and fell on black ice. The ice was under a covering, and the pathways had been shoveled and it had been days since the last snow storm. Other students were complai...

    Mark’s Answer

    Under Ohio law there is liability or fault if the ice was a man-made occurrence, like from a leaking gutter or awning. There is no liability or responsibility for natural occurrences of ice. There is no duty to remove ice either. Any claim against a state university must be brought in the Court of Claims, frequently called the Court of No Claims. You probably have a tough case.

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  • I work for a sorting company that sorts automotive parts for a major car company. The company that I work for is in jeopardy of

    losing their contract, with the car company. OK, my question is, if they do lose this contract will I and others be able to collect unemployment? Unemployment Benefits

    Mark’s Answer

    Probably so, so long as you do not voluntarily quit before then or get terminated for some legitimate reason, like being late too many times, etc. If you get laid off for business reasons, you should file for unemployment.

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  • I work for the post office and I stepped into the elevator and it was 5 in lower than the floor. I was injured. Can I sue?

    I was told I cannot sue becase it is the government?

    Mark’s Answer

    If you were at work and your employer owned/managed the building, you cannot sue your employer in Ohio for this. You may have a work comp case if you were working. If you were working at the time you fell in a building owned by someone other than your employer, you may be able to make a claim against the building owner or management company and a work comp claim. If you were not working at the time, you may have a case against the owner/management company even if it was your employer. In any case, you may have a case against an elevator maintenance company. You have to have injuries and negligence on the part of the defendant to make a PI case. Call a local PI lawyer who also can investigate a work comp case for you.

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  • What type of Lawyer do I need.

    Purchased a vehicle from Miracle Motor Mart over 2 years ago. I have a company called JLU Asset Management calling me every day on behalf of Miracle Motor Mart stating I owe Miracle Motor Mart a $1000.00 down payment, I have tried contacting Mira...

    Mark’s Answer

    Contact a consumer protection or consumer rights attorney. Good luck.

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  • Insurance company clerical error on a new policy of a late model vehicle.

    In a nutshell, car was parked outside my home on the street. It got sideswiped in the middle of the night by a hit and run driver. Notified police, called the insurance company. They file my claim, and said it's covered under my collision policy ...

    Mark’s Answer

    It is a no-fault accidental occurrence, which means you made a claim under the policy and it should not count against you. Claims against insurance agents for messing up your coverage are very hard to make and this one would not be worth the money. Just get it going forward and read your declarations page when you get it from the company to verify your coverages.

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  • Bryon Szorady: Can I pursue legal action and if so do I have a case?

    I have had an abscess removed from my gums as a complication from my wisdom teeth extraction, both procedures performed by the same clinician. Immediately following the surgery, on May 12, 2015 and to this present day I have excruciating pain and ...

    Mark’s Answer

    You need to get a second medical opinion, and you should talk to a local med mal lawyer. Probably too soon to gauge your damages, which affects the decision to take a case.

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