Tim AkpinarA dedicated attorney who fights hard for the rights of injury victims
- Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice ...
- New Jersey, New York
Tim handles motor vehicle accidents, slip & fall accidents, medical malpractice, boating accidents, cruise ship accidents, and complex hull/machinery/cargo cases. Tim represents commercial mariners, recreational boaters, cruise ship passengers, and other injury plaintiffs. As a former shipboard officer, he understands the importance of the Jones Act and other maritime laws.
Tim taught law at SUNY Maritime College and in the MBA program at Southern New Hampshire University. On a limited basis, he tutors law school graduates for the New York State Bar Exam. He is referenced in Wikipedia - Seaman’s Manslaughter Statute. Tim was asked to cover the subject of limitation of liability for the American Trial Lawyers Association (Defeating Limitation of Liability in Maritime Law).
Tim worked as an environmental engineer for an 826 MW generating station where he trained NYC firefighters in first responder plant hazards that included 138,000-volt equipment, high-pressure steam, and bulk chemical storage. He worked as a shift supervisor at a 425 MW station, responsible for steam turbines and auxiliaries.
Tim covers maritime law topics for nationally published maritime and boating magazines, including WorkBoat, The Ensign (US Power Squadron), Offshore, Marine Officer, and LI Boating World. Tim can be reached at (718) 224-9824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Maritime Law
- Personal Injury
- Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
- Products Liability
- Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
- Appeals & Appellate
- Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
- Environmental Law
- Construction Law
- Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
- Insurance Claims
- Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
- Free Consultation
- Contingent Fees
- New Jersey
- New York
- St. John's University School of Law
- State University of New York - Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler
- Bachelor of Engineering (1981) | Mechanical Engineering (Marine)
- Maritime Law Association of the United States
- New York State Bar  # 2621100
- - Current
- Gulf Coast Mariners
- Activities: An Advocacy group for commercial mariners working on the nation's inland and coastal waterways
- Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Defeating Limitation of Liability in Maritime Law
- Trial Magazine - The Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Legal Issues for Recreational Boaters, United States Power Squadron - Bayside Power Squadron
- Tim spoke about admiralty jurisdiction over pleasure boats, boating accident legal issues, limitation of liability, salvage law, marine liens, and other legal issues related to recreational boating.
- Maritime Law Issues for Commercial Mariners, Kingsborough Community College - Maritime Technology Program
- Tim spoke about the legal responsibilities of officers and ship's crews, criminal liability, the Jones Act, limitation of liability, salvage law, recent developments in Coast Guard regulations with marine casualty reporting and alcohol testing, marine pollution, and other maritime law topics.
- Recent Developments in Maritime Law, St. John's University School of Law
- Admiralty Law Society
- Tim spoke about salvage law, the law of finds, the Jones Act and legal issues affecting the rights of commercial fishermen.
- ALARA Training - As Low As Reasonably Achievable - Radiation Reducing Considerations in Nuclear Power Plant Design
- Reliability Engineering Training
- Third Assistant Engineer - Steam & Motor Vessels - Unlimited Horsepower
- US Coast Guard
- US Coast Guard
- U.S. Military Sealift Command Shipboard Firefighting School
- US MSC
- Q. i have been in the hospital and they have talked about me. spreading gossip around being verbally abusive.
- A: A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. If the talk involved confidential medical information, it's possible it could involve HIPAA laws, which govern the privacy of personal medical information. If it's only "gossip" type talk mentioned in your post, it's possible it could amount to slander, a verbal form of defamation. But unless you suffered significant and tangible damages as a result, it sounds like something that most law firms would be reluctant to handle on a contingency basis, and at the same time, something you probably wouldn't want to pay a law firm to pursue on an hourly basis. This is only an individual opinion, based on the brief post. If you want a definitive and complete legal assessment of the matter, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss. They might see things differently. Good luck
- Q. Can a disciplinary hearing be considered "a formal legal proceeding"?
- A: People sometimes use such terms loosely. Formal legal proceedings are usually understood to mean a process that takes place in a court system or ADR forum, with formal notice to the parties, and where applicable, in compliance with rules of civil procedure and evidence. A disciplinary hearing might be conducted in a private setting with fewer standardized rules. Good luck
- Q. Got pulled over driving my brothers car without registration or insurance here in Colorado which is a misdemeanor.
- A: A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The general rule in most places is that insurance follows the vehicle. It isn't fully clear what that provision that you cited means. The word "none" there doesn't seem to help. But it would help to know what the rest of that policy says. You could ask your insurance agent or review the policy with a Colorado attorney - that would be the definitive way to sort this out. Good luck