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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Contracts and Small Claims for California on
Q: I bought a truck at auction, paid $4200, drove 10 miles, it caught fire, total loss. Can I be compensated?

I was not burned but suffered smoke inhalation. I had the truck for one hour. An auction employee drove the truck to the front of the lot for me to take delivery. I was told it was driveable. The Fire Dept had to come put out the fire.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 17, 2021

As the previous person answers in detail you need to look at the terms of the auction. You most likely would have to prove they knew that the vehicle had a specific defect and sold it anyway without warning.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Why would my personal injury attorney request from me, my personal HEALTH insurance data.

Such as provider group info, contact info. I was rear ended, while at stop light.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 10, 2021

Because when you are done with all your treatment we have to send off to ALL your medical providers to get your full medical record. We also need to know who paid for your medical services... such as Medicare, Medi-Cal or private insurance because they need to be paid back. As the previous post... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I slipped and fell in a FoodMaxx Save Mart store I need to file a claim I need free legal aid
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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 5, 2021

Make sure to document everything you can and call a personal injury lawyer who might be able to help you. We don't charge upfront or ongoing fees and only make any money if we can settle your case. Make sure to get all the medical care you need because that is the only way to prove you were injured.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Typically how long does it take to be paid out from an insurance company?

A car hit the wall of a store where i was painting inside at and im just wondering how long typically it would take to settle with the drivers insurance company?

I did hire an attorney and the procedure i was told would happen isnt exactly the way it has went so far. I was told before... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 4, 2021

You need to ask your attorney what the hold is. I know that in all my cases the insurance companies are the ones slowing down the settlements. They want to hold their money as long as possible.

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6 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Contracts for California on
Q: What if a defendant files for personal or biz bankruptcy before making all the payments of a settlement payment plan?

This is if both the defendant and attached business are named in the settlement. There would be a stipulation for entry of judgment attached to the settlement. The concern is the defendant defaulting and possibly filing bankruptcy prior to making payments.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 1, 2021

You really need to sit down with a Bankruptcy attorney to determine what options are available to you. Then you will know if you need to do anything proactively or just wait and see if they file.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Hi I got bit by a dog yesterday at work he attacked me out of nowhere can I file a Lawsuit?

I work at a dog groomers giving dogs baths and i was washing off the last shampoo coat and the dog jumped and bit my lip I had to go to the emergency room to get stitches.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 22, 2021

As the previous answer states - you would have to show the owner had some knowledge. As far as your treatment you would fall under workers compensation rules..

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What tort claim demand form did I fail to submit within the legal time statute?

Opposing attorneys have filed a motion for a summary judgement in my lawsuit against Sutter Creek Police Department, citing my failure to file a tort demand within the one year time statute. What form should I have filed? I have to answer the motion with my defense of my failure, I need to find... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 18, 2021

It should tell you in the motion exactly what they are claiming you didn't do. Did you file a Government Tort Claim Form? If not then that is what they might be saying. It's very hard to sue governmental agencies even when you do have an attorney.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I am personally getting sued for a car accident that happened on the job it names amazon and me. Am I personally liable?

I am getting sued for damages and personal suffering. The date to appear is june 4th 2021. I am no longer working for the company and the company has gone under since then. Should I appear by myself or should I contact amazons legal department and see if they can help?

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 3, 2021

Your company should have had an insurance policy in place that covered you. You need to find out who the insurance carrier was and put in a claim. They hire a lawyer to help you.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: How do I prove a pharmacist did not fill my prescription correctly and as a result I have permanent repercussions

Yes I have been permanently affected due to his negligence but I have no money for a lawyer

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 27, 2021

Both previous answers are good. Your doctor (or a paid expert doctor) has to confirm that your prescription wasn't properly filled and that caused the repercussions you suggest. Sit down with a good attorney right away and save the medicine you claim is not correct.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: what is crediable vs. non crediable as the plantif?
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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 24, 2021

It's very hard to understand what exactly you are asking? Jury have to evaluate all people testifying and make a determination if they think they are credible or not. You should consider asking the question again with a little more detail.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: So I think everyone is aware of the “Suffocate me with you thighs” jokes people make. But if that were to actually

Happen and someone loses their life, what would the person with the thighs be charged with?

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 15, 2021

State of mind is important in almost all crimes. So did the person intend to suffocate them? Otherwise if you are testing your comedy routine.. it's a good start!

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Collections for California on
Q: Can bank account be garnished due to delinquent student loan?

my 64 year old sister took out several student loans about 15 years ago. At that time, she was diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer. She survived the cancer, but the treatments wiped her out financially and can no longer work. She has no income, no savings, and can't get a job due to... Read more »

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 11, 2021

Your question cannot be answered with only the information you have provided. Your will need to get a more in depth analysis with both an estate planning attorney and an accountant. And perhaps a bankruptcy attorney. Any money spent now will reap huge rewards down the road. Hopefully you are using... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: wife injured in her car. crashed in neighbors drvway 15 ft below us. She was the driver. Car was totaled.

air bag did not deploy. shoulder belt not wrkg fractured chest bone. Knee hurt. BMW X3'19

can we sue bmw faulty safety eqpt

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 9, 2021

You can sue for faulty safety equipment to answer your question. But you should immediately, if you haven't already, secure the car so that an expert can examine it in the condition it was in at the time of the incident. You should sit down with a good personal injury attorney today because if... Read more »

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8 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: We are thinking of filing bankruptcy, one lawyer wanted to charge $4k, how can I find a more affordable option to file?

Our combined debt is about $40K and we cannot afford to pay such a high price for a lawyer right now. We want to be able to buy a home in the near future, and are considering settling each debt individually or filing BK if that would be more affordable.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 8, 2021

The best advice for most purchases is to get a few different quotes. You might have more issues than the average case or the quote you got was from a busy attorney who quotes high when busy. If you get the same (or similar) quotes from more than one attorney then I would say it involves your... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: Can I access bankruptcy records from 1998 for information as to assets claimed on them
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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 6, 2021

The records should still be available online. The Pacer system is where the online records are stored. It can be found on the federal courthouse website where a link is there to access.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: When it comes to car accidents car insurance , For billing purposes is medpay from the portion of medical from your

Car insurance or

Is it from what's known here in california as medcal

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 6, 2021

Medpay is a benefit you pay for with your own car insurance. It will pay medical bills from an injury you receive in an auto accident regardless of fault. Some (most) require you to pay it back if you get compensation from a 3rd party. A good personal injury attorney will try to get your insurance... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If someone is suing can i sue the same person as well?

Can i join another person lawsuit for financial compensation?

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 26, 2021

You should get an attorney if you want to sue someone. The court will sometimes join cases but the facts would have to be very similar if not exactly the same. A good CIVIL litigation attorney can help you understand what options are available.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: in california... how do i file for a contempt charge in Civil law....

the guy that i was in court against lost our case and was ordered to pay my lawyer fees immediatly... that was almost six months ago..

I tried filing on a FL-410 and the window clerk said that was incorrect form but was unable to tell me the correct form.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 24, 2021

If they were ordered to pay your attorney fees then you should have the attorney handle the matter. You should have a contract with your attorney that covers such situations. Your attorney needs to confirm with the court how much you paid your attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Elder Law for California on
Q: Pro per Plaintiff had civil suit reassigned without my knowledge. Is there any procedure to discover why in California?

During initial hearing before new judge, it seemed as if she was not familiar with the case. She did not ask Defendant's atty to declare his presence so I have no idea if anyone was actually present. Lastly, she seemed completely befuddled, as though she had no idea what she was doing.

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 21, 2021

It's hard to know exactly your role in the case. Are you a defendant? Do you have an attorney? Without more information we can't really give you a good answer. If you have an attorney you should ask them. If you don't and you are a party in the case you should strongly consider... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hello I'm Dilling with a big problem I really just need a fast answer I was arresteded by 2 deactivate whn they stopped

Me They took my bonds. i got a hold of them whn I brought my car I've had now for about 10mons. now.how can I go about ths please help me

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Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 17, 2021

If I understand your question correctly then you should ask your criminal defense attorney how you can retrieve whatever was taken from you when you were arrested. If you don't have a criminal defense attorney of public defender then you should get one right away.

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