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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I am having issues finding a lawyer I was severely burned and there is insurance to cover the claim. It was at a hair

Salon and involved scalding water chemicals blisters hair loss severe pain and loss of job/income. I am recovering still one year later

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 22, 2022

It sounds like the hair salon was negligent and should compensate you for your burns, blisters, hair loss, loss of income and one-year of pain and suffering including future pain and suffering and future loss of earnings. California has a statute that limits the time to bring a lawsuit so you... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I have a need for legal counsel my 10yr old son has been assaulted at elem school I have been making complaints 2020 no

He’s been touched in private areas now teacher making him feel not worth living has suicidal ideation I asked for help with principal,school police, superintendent and the city mayor and all say my son needs to learn to deal with other people not liking him not any care about his mental state I... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 20, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about your sons sexual assault. That is horrible. It's even worse when it involves a person who is in a position of trust like a teacher. Contact one of the attorneys on this forum for a free consultation. Most of us accept cases throughout the state including Jurupa... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for California on
Q: I was exposed to formaldehyde in the office. Can a personal injury claim be filed alongside workers' comp claim?

I suffered a severe reaction, from coughing & choking to blackouts & memory loss. We learned of the toxic chemical after the workers’ comp doctor ordered the employer to have an air sampling test completed. In the weeks leading up to the severe reaction, I was feeling awful; fatigued,... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 12, 2022

You are entitled to bring a personal injury claim if your injuries were caused by a 3rd party (i.e. not your employer or co-workers). Any injuries caused by your employer or co-workers is limited to workers compensation. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: We are being sued as landlords for a home that we bought for our disabled son for a dog bite.

We are the owners of a house in San Jacinto that we have bought for our totally disabled son and family. They hired (without our knowledge) a professional dog trainer from Temecula, who charged $400.00 for travel and evaluation for future training of the dog. After taking the dog outside, they... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 8, 2022

Turn it over to your insurance company. Generally you would not have any liability for the actions of your adult son just because he's living in a home you own.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: so how do I prove authenticity of the medical bills I paid for my care after a rear end accident?

this is an accident where I was rearended by two parties that dispute liability and that I was injured 5 years ago and now they want to exclude my medical bills as hearsay they already got my experts excluded because i became proper and didn't know how to designate my experts correctly and was... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Your expert was not excluded because you became pro per. Courts don't exclude testimony because a party is pro per. Your expert was probably excluded because you failed to lay a proper foundation. Your bills were excluded because you failed to follow basic rules of evidence. Cases don't... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I had a pre existing condition/injury years before an accident to same part of my body which was my ankle.

I was finally 90% better. Then I stepped and twisted my ankle in a pothole at a store that had tape on it. A month after accident I did mri and it showed no tears but I had excessive pain. And crps. Then a year later I redid mri and I had tears in both ankles 4 places. Now defense says they are... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Aug 4, 2022

What does your attorney say? Documentation is "king" in law. You need to establish the tears were caused by this incident. Unfortunately you have an MRI that says no tears. Many things could have happened to your ankle(s) in the year before the tears were confirmed. You are asking an... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: If I tripped where I live over a sidewalk that was lifted and broke my nose and more, could I sue?

I also had severe nerve damage and just had surgery. The Apartments know about my nose only through people. What do I do?

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 29, 2022

If the landlord was aware (or should have been aware) of the dangerous condition they have a legal duty to fix the sidewalk. Take pictures of your nose while swollen and discolored for a future claim. Take pics when your nose is at its worst. Take pics of the dangerous sidewalk with a ruler or tape... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: A cyclist collided with my vehicle. He was severely injured. I was not DUI and did not run. What should I do now?

After the accident, I called 911 and the ambulance came and took the cyclist to the hospital. The police asked me to go to the police station and performed a series of sobriety tests, I also had my blood drawn. The police still has my car now and I want to know what may happen next.

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

If you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol you may be charged with DUI resulting in serious injury. If you were not under the influence the police will try and determine who was at fault. In either case, contact your insurance company. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: PI case in California. Can a medical provider (lien holder) turn remaining balance due to collections?

PI case in California. Plaintiff received settlement. No Medical insurance used for any injury treatments. All were on liens.

Can a medical provider (lien holder) demand more money from the client/plaintiff and turn over any remaining balance due to collections if they are not satisfied... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

Why are you asking for advice on a public forum if you are represented by counsel? Ask your attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I am being sued by someone who rear ended me, Should i counter sue them?-

I am being sued by someone who rear ended me and was 100% at fault per their insurance (they already paid to have my car repaired.) Should i be filing a suit against them as a tactical move to try and bring this to a close? The only thing i am suffering at this point is the 'mental anguish and... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

Sure. If you were injured then counter-sue if you want. But you can't recover emotional damages just because they sued you. Contact your insurance company. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I had a court case back in 2016 I was not given served my court date Hess vs butte county jail. I have more evedience

Judges lied said they try to contact me and never did so

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

There may be bench warrant out for your arrest. They won't come looking for you but the next time you come into contact with the police you may be arrested. You can go to the court and review your file. It's public information. If you have an outstanding warrant get your affairs in... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hi. What are the claims I can demand from both insurance companies and how to claim and compute "pain and suffering?"

LAST JUNE 10, 2022, I HAD A CAR ACCIDENT IN FREEWAY 880 IN FREMONT. MY DAUGHTER AND I WERE TRAVELLING FROM HAYWARD TO MILPITAS AND IT HAPPENED AROUND 7:30PM. THE CAR INFRONT OF ME SUDDENLY STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF FREEWAY BECAUSE THE CAR INFRONT OF HIM IS ABOUT TO STOP TO BUT EVENTUALLY CHANGED... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

You are entitled to economic damages (hospital, loss of earnings, property damage ect.) and general damages for your pain and suffering. Gather your supporting documentation and present it in a demand package with the amount of your demand. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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3 Answers | Asked in Public Benefits, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: I’m in California I was just wondering if the air filters in public bathrooms contain poo and aren’t changed can u sue?

And if so what are the steps to ?

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 25, 2022

The burden would be on the plaintiff (you) to prove the air filters contained "poo" AND you were injured or damaged as a result. Proving the air filters contain "poo" would require an expert to testify there is "poo" in the air filters. Obviously this would result in... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Botched by a "trusted" surgeon. Negligence for overfilled implants (discovered thru a breast explant by another surgeon

Question is: what can I do for justice? I am in over $60 K medical debt, still dealing w/limited range mobility on right side, he is still out there hurting more people with negligence. What are my options>????

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 24, 2022

It's pretty straightforward. Search medical malpractice attorneys on this site. Call for a free consultation and move forward from there. Good luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Accident in Cali…how can I get medical treatment?

I was in a car accident while working. I’m a contracted employee of a company that holds a contract with the school district. The accident was my fault. I suffered a Trumatic brain injury and back neck injuries. I went to my chiropractor through my health insurance and he wouldn’t see me. He... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 20, 2022

If you were working at the time of the incident... it's workers comp. If not working... it's personal injury.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I Son crashed his vehicle into barrier on bridge . CHP drew their weapons My son got out fell off

He opened car is door ran towards the bridge leaped over bridge

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 16, 2022

What is your question?

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I took a Cervical SSEP Test read Spinal Cord Compression. My Attorney will Not Write this Down in None of His Notes.

What must I do?

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jun 23, 2022

It may be that your attorney does not make a note because he/she can remember your spinal compression without notation. However, the problem is anyone else looking at your file will not know about your injuries. Even if your attorney is a sole practitioner its a good idea to note a client's... Read more »

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Q: Why is my settlement agreement form taking so long?

I’m beginning to get so frustrated with my lawyer and I was hoping one of you can shed some light on what may be happening since this is my first lawsuit/settlement.

I was part of a major class action that I opted out of and sued on my own with my own attorney. After over a year, we... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jun 21, 2022

The legal process moves very slow. It doesn't sound like the problem is your lawyer. He is waiting for the draft from opposing counsel. Once he receives the draft he may request changes. This all takes time. Hang in there and keep checking in with your lawyer.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I have filed a civil case for personal injury on my own. But I’m not sure about serving the other party and the summons?

I had an attorney that quit at the last min. So o am trying to handle this the best I can. I just do not know if o have to serve her. One lady told me no it has all been done another said mo it hadn’t. The court is really confusing me and I can’t get into see the law help center. Not that they... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jun 13, 2022

Search process server and let them handle it. If you have questions at this stage, you need to get an attorney. As litigation proceeds, the questions get harder and the consequences greater.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Why my car insurance won’t pay the rest of my hospital bill after accident?

I was in a accident, the other driver was found 100% at fault. My hospital bill was $52,000. I was able to negotiate with the hospital to take off $14,000 leaving me with $37,000. The person Who hit me only had a bodily injury of $15,000. I have under insured bodily injury of $25,000 with AAA. My... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jun 10, 2022

This is NOT bad faith. You have $25,000 UIM. The adverse driver has $15,000. So they are underinsured for the difference of $10,000. If they had $25,000... then they would not be underinsured in relation to your UIM coverage. You are only entitled to the difference. If they were uninsured... you... Read more »

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