Today my attorney emailed me saying he chooses not to represent me in a personal injury type of situation. He hasn’t given me any reason of why he chose not to continue with my claim. He dragged my case on for eight months since the start of my claim and just left me. I don’t know what to do... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2023
It is not illegal for an attorney to remove themselves from a case without stating a reason. Why? Well... because one day an attorney did just that... they removed themselves from representation for a specific reason. Later another attorney found out that the reason given was wrong. So guess... Read more »
My attorney filed a lawsuit against 7-11 franchise for a stabbing I sustained on 711 premises. Opposing counsel for 711 corporate is saying they are not liable and to go after property owners. What are my options if I dont win. Is my attorney at fault since he has dealt with 7-11 claims. Thanks
answered on Mar 9, 2023
Your option is to ask your attorney. Generally everyone is named as a defendant for this very reason. Of course corporate is going to say they are not liable... just as the franchisee is going to say they are not liable. Your attorney can (presumably) amend their complaint to add another party...... Read more »
personal injury case. I have an extensive work already done - depositions taken, witnesses asked), an expert hired, medical seen, but haven't done it with the defense lawyer's side on their end. Can I still represent myself with these court procedings instead of going out and hiring an... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2023
I'm not sure what you mean when you say you "haven't done it with the defense lawyer's side on their end."
Yes you can continue representing yourself.
This really boils down to a costs vs. benefits issue. Generally, if one side has an expert then all sides... Read more »
Personal injury lawyer never served complaint after filing it and summons. Complaint did not outline my case, my injuries or defendants negligence.
On (date): July 19, 2019 plaintiff was injured on the following premises in the following.
fashion (description... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
I don't think you'll find a new lawyer to take over because your new lawyer would have to share fees with your current attorney. Sometimes filing is necessary to leverage a settlement. So there may be a valid reason for the lawsuit. However, there are some attorneys who will file a... Read more »
What can I do?
answered on Feb 21, 2023
Med-mal cases are expensive and California has a cap on recoveries making these claims expensive in relation to the recovery. Call some medical malpractice attorneys on this site.
Plantiff finished deposition, requested defendant provide deposition, PL atty stated it wasn't necessary because defendant would just lie. My witness is scheduled for his deposition. Without reason or warning stated he is withdrawing from a case he stated was asking $300,000- 1 million.... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2023
Something is wrong with your case. It may be liability... it may be damages... it may be that the defendant is judgment proof or it may be your attorney grossly overestimated the value of your case. Attorneys are not in the habit of walking away from a potential $1mil. settlement. Right? I suspect... Read more »
Here is a question sent to my partners public defender by me.
The judge mentioned that the person who was affected by the incident was an attorney who had professional connections with the court and was known by staff at the DA office and the court as well as the judge himself. Neither... Read more »
answered on Feb 10, 2023
The Code of Civil Procedure 170.6 says a judge can be disqualified from presiding over a civil lawsuit or criminal trial if the judge seems to be prejudiced against one of the parties or attorneys.
My friend misdiagnosed me and I was stuck in the hospital for a mental disease. I was never his official patient. Does this count as malpractice?
answered on Feb 6, 2023
I assume your friend is a Dr???? A misdiagnosis by itself does not constitute malpractice. If you believe there is malpractice here consult with a medical malpractice lawyer on this site.
answered on Jan 30, 2023
If you have a new attorney they will handle everything. If not... send a letter to your current attorney saying you are terminating their representation and request your entire case file. The attorney is required to provide your file in a timely manner. That's all there is to it. Pretty... Read more »
I have been a patient for 10 years thru 6 surgeries. 3 back, 1 neck, and 1 neck pending. I am 70, and disabiled I have chronic back and neck pain. He has prescribed me morphine long acting, and Norco for pain for the last 8 years, I am between surgeries back surgery in November and neck surgery... Read more »
answered on Jan 30, 2023
Contact your health care provider and ask them for a referral to a pain specialist.
Incident happened August 24th (nied)… treated for 3 months… last session was dec.7th…. Called attorney says claim is in discovery mode….. how long left til claim is done? When should I expect a settlement offer?
answered on Jan 29, 2023
The best person to ask would be your attorney. Is there a pending lawsuit or a pending claim? If it's a claim against the adverse insurance company, then settlement can takes from weeks to months. If there is a lawsuit the settlement will probably come after discovery... which generally takes... Read more »
I was told wrong information about what I was participating in and had I known I would not have participated.
answered on Jan 24, 2023
Before thinking about a lawyer consider the value of your claim. Lawyers are expensive and their fees may exceed the value of a potential recovery. Consider small claims court if the value of your claim is less than $10,000.
MRI for my headache's and neck pain have bulging disk no surgeries no more medical visits I've been told were waiting on medical lien that it would be 30-60 days but it's been over 6 months it's been a struggle since day 1 and still is should I call my insurance co IDK what to... Read more »
answered on Jan 23, 2023
It's not fair. There are a lot of uninsured motorists driving in California. The only way to protect yourself and your family is if you have UM (Uninsured Motorist) Coverage. You can find this on your Declarations page of your policy. The Decl page is a summary of your coverage. If you have... Read more »
I wasn't driving I was sitting in my car and was slammed from behind still waiting for my settlement my lawyer isn't keeping in contact to make it worse what should I do
answered on Jan 23, 2023
It depends. Your question raises a lot of questions that we don't have answers to. We don't know the status of your claim. I'm not sure what you mean when you say you are "waiting on settlement." Does that mean you are waiting for the claim to be settled... or do you mean... Read more »
The city has allowed warehouses to box my house in on all four sides and for the past few years, it has been a living hell with warehouse owners, construction workers, and big rig drivers, noise, etc. My children can no longer be outside to play. I tried Personal Injury attorneys, but they said... Read more »
answered on Jan 17, 2023
This is a question for real estate and zoning attorneys. Good luck.
Being gangstalked all hours of the day neighbors affiliated with the around the clock noise campaign has been disturbing my peace repeatedly in a targeted coordinated situation I find myself in evidence is up to videos I have recorded. From reapeted speech and behaviors aimed at harassing... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2023
Because of the "emotional damage" gang-stalking has caused you, consider reaching out to your local city/county for counseling services. Lawyers often refer their injured clients to psychologists in order to treat their "emotional damage" caused by a serious accident. The police... Read more »
After falling asleep at the wheel the road turned left and I continued straight going off the road and crashed into a 2ft tall stump. Broke my back in 3 location and fractured my leg. The stump I hit was located 18ft from the roadway in the r.o.w. (design standards state min 30ft) it did not have... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2023
Assuming the facts stated in your question are correct you may have a claim against CalTrans. It is foreseeable that a driver may fall asleep or lose control of their car and crash into a stump that is in violation of their own standards. So that may create some liability on the part of CalTrans.... Read more »
After the interaction as I was walking away the security guard runs after me and tries to grab me stating that I was kicked out alleging criminal threats long story short after I requested a manager or the police I was denied both and instead a dose of pepper spray and drug out of the store by the... Read more »
answered on Dec 18, 2022
Without knowing what the "verbal interaction" was it's impossible to advise. So contact your local county bar referral service for a referral to an attorney.
I was just deposed two days ago, I will be able to correct it. I’m just unsure if it’s more trouble than it’s worth.
answered on Dec 18, 2022
If you don't change it and you are caught it looks like an intentional misrepresentation. If you serve an errata sheet then you'll be asked why you said you graduated from college when you didn't. It's better to be called out after correcting an error than after a misrepresentation.
I have a letter from the company admitting there allegations, what do you believe will happen? Do you think they will accept my offer for $500,000?
answered on Nov 30, 2022
Half a million is a big number and must be supported by significant injuries. You didn't provide any factual, medical or financial information to support your number. For a large damage claim of this size you should consult with an attorney on this forum. Consultations are always free and your... Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.