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Michael Lewis Eisner

Michael Eisner’s Answers

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  • Looking for someone experienced in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

    In 2012 (in Trumbull county Ohio) I was hit from behind by a semi truck. Many months later I developed a venous compression of the thoracic outlet, finding out that I had a blood clot resulting from the accident that scarred stopping blood flow in...

    Michael’s Answer

    If your accident was in 2012 and you were over 18 at the time, the case should already be in a lawsuit. There is a two-year statute of limitations in Ohio (with very limited exceptions). You should talk to your existing lawyer to find out the status on the case, what the strengths and weaknesses are, and what his/her strategy is going forward. No lawyer should give you specific advice on your case while you are represented by another attorney since your existing attorney must know more about your particular case than anyone else. Anyone who is dissatisfied with their attorney does have the right to discharge (fire) the attorney. This is a very serious choice that should be thought through before exercising that option. Good luck.

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  • What kind of attorney would be best for my situation?

    My husband was fired from his semi trucking job because he refused to drive the semi that had serious issues and he didn't feel safe. We are having dot inspect it before he returns it. He has a voicemail with then firing him for not wanting to dri...

    Michael’s Answer

    You should immediately consult with an Ohio attorney who practices in employment and wrongful termination law. There may be issues here that provide an exception for the employee at will doctrine in Ohio. He does have a duty to mitigate his damages, so he should actively seek employment and track those efforts. He can also file for unemployment compensation (provided that his termination is determined to be without cause).

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  • I was in accident with a lady who cut across lane while I was backing up. She took me to small claims court but I never received

    Summons it was sent to old address and I only found out from old landlord who said that it came in mail 2days ago. Is there any thing I can do to fight this. Can she garnish my wages? .

    Michael’s Answer

    If you just received notice of the summons and complaint, you should be able to find the status of the case on the small claims court docket. You should still be within the time frame to answer the suit, and can defend yourself in small claims court. IF YOU HAD AUTO INSURANCE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY YOUR CARRIER SO THEY CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A DEFENSE AND PAY FOR ANY JUDGMENT.

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  • I feel my lawyers should have been very clear that if they win my 7 year old money for her car accident it couldn't be touched

    Instead of getting money for the accident the day after from the lady's insurance co. Who hit us my lawyer is telling me now 8 months later her money cannot be touched! This is not something I was informed of from the beginning

    Michael’s Answer

    It sounds like you are asking about a settlement for a minor (person under the age of 18). If so, the Probate Court in the jurisdiction in which the minor resides controls the funds, and must also approve the settlement. The minor's portion of the settlement cannot be spent without prior permission from the Probate Court. If you have an attorney handling the case, you should discuss this with him/her.

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  • What if your vehicle is uninsured but it was the other parties fault. But they refuse to give their insurance in

    Vehicle was park at my job site and the slow plow co. Hired by my job Delphi hit me we made a police report the owner was going to write me a check but I later refused and asked for his insurance info ..because the car repair shop said they might ...

    Michael’s Answer

    The information should be on the police report. If it is not, there is a form you can fill out with the Ohio BMV that requires the party to show proof of insurance, or risk losing his license. If you are driving the car at the time, you must also have insurance. If you were not in the car, this may or may not be a problem for you. You should check the Ohio BMV website for more information.

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  • Broken Ankle from Slip and Fall incident requiring surgery with screws and plates. How much is my claim worth?

    Broken Ankle from Slip and Fall incident. The insurance company offered me a settlement but I do not want to accept since it is only half of the Homeowners policy limit and I feel I deserve the max. How much is this claim worth and what will happe...

    Michael’s Answer

    It is impossible for any attorney to accurately value a case without all of the facts, including a full review of the damages and medical documentation. I suggest you immediately consult with a personal injury lawyer who practices in the location where this incident happened.

    The answer to your last question is: it is always possible that a jury will award less than the offer in any case, or even find for the other side. When you consult with a lawyer, he/she should be able to explain the risks and benefits of continuing the case v. settling. Good luck.

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  • Do I have a leg to stand on to file for something such as slander/libel?

    I have been a victim of being exploited on a social networking site. Things were written available for the public to see. This person has said many lies such as me doing drugs, selling my food stamps, calling me every name possible. Saying they ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Publishing false information about somebody else is defamation of character. To recover damages, you must prove that it resulted in actual harm to you. Further, you would then have to collect from the individual after obtaining a judgment.

    Many social networking sites have methods for reporting this type of abuse and having the information reviewed. It is worth contacting the site to determine if there is anything that can be done.

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  • Can I be sued for messaging people about my boyfriends ex?

    I messages a few people about my boyfriends ex who has an std. The statement is completely true. She had been talking crap about me and one day I got mad and decided to message some of her friends and family. Can she sue me for harassment, defamat...

    Michael’s Answer

    Anyone can sue anybody of their choosing, the real question is can they succeed. In a defamation of character case, truth of the matter asserted is an affirmative defense. There may be other causes of action that can be brought. Best advice is to avoid these situations in the future.

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  • Can I sue a company for selling me a bed infested with bedbugs?

    I had a house fire just a few mo. prior to becoming infested with bedbugs. My house was cleaning by professionals. I bought a bed from a company that I now know has had 13 cases of bedbugs, where there employee's are quitting due to the issue. I...

    Michael’s Answer

    Run an internet search for lawyers that handle bed bug claims in your area. They should consult with you at no charge.

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  • Can I sue for defermation of charachter and if so who?

    I was falsely detained in front of my customer and my son on my job and accused for robbery. An old bitter girlfriend accused me of stealing her cellphone. I sat in jail for 34 days, my bail was set for $250,000 in Stow, Ohio, I lost some cliente...

    Michael’s Answer

    You should immediately consult with a private attorney regarding this matter. The advice from the other attorneys is sound. Keep in mind that this is not the type of claim that is normally covered by any insurance policy, so you will have to collect directly from the responsible party after you prove your claims.

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