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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What are my options?

I was injured when I was rear-ended but the at fault driver does not have insurance.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 25, 2021

For bodily injury, make a claim with your own uninsured motorist coverage. For property damage, make a claim with your collision coverage. If you don't have those you are probably out of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: How do you sue a medical clinic for not letting my service dog into the MRI room?

The doctor first told me that I could leave the dog in another waiting area, I told her that he has to be with me. She said she was worried about the MRI and I told her that the dog needs to be in the room at least so we can look at each other. She said the MRI is to loud and that I would have to... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Aug 19, 2021

Your question indicates that you are in IL. The question was posted to the CA forum and should be re-directed to IL attorneys. Assuming that your dog is a true "service animal" and not an emotional support animal, you may have a claim, depending on circumstances.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: CVS mixed two different pills in my bottle. They want me to bring the bottle in. what to do?
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William John Light answered on Jul 5, 2021

Bring it in. Unless you have been injured by taking incorrect medications dispensed by the pharmacy, you don't have a case. If you have been injured, consult with a PI attorney before you do anything.

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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I was in custody and had sexual relations with a staff at the jail and she was terminated and I was harassed

The other party was fired for having relations with me and I was harassed by officers while I was in custody along the lines of sexual harassment and misconduct

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 30, 2021

You may have claims against the staff and the jail. Contact a knowledgeable attorney to discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Can I deduct my litigatiocosts from the settlement I receive even if the costs where incurred under a different attorney

I had two attorneys on a contingency fee. I paid all litigation costs out of my pocket as they arose. No attorney has a claim against me. The case took place in CA.

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My first attorney had to quit due to his health issues. My second attorney tells me that the costs I incurred under... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jun 29, 2021

Your post was directed to California forum, although the post indicates that you are in Florida. You may wish to consult Florida attorneys. In general, your retainer agreement with the new attorney governs. If the attorneys fees is to be calculated on the gross recovery, then your costs... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: Hh

I ordered from a brand called Kiarasky & they sent me someone else’s order But the package was addressed to me with my name & address, but it contains someone else’s order. Even if the company sends me a return label , but according to the FTC I can keep them because it’s “unsolicited goods” right ?

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William John Light answered on Jun 29, 2021

No. You did not receive "unsolicited goods." You solicited goods and got the wrong order. Keeping it is theft.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Why would my accident attorney request my insurance provider information if the accident was caused by the other driver?

I was rear ended which resulted in me getting two (2) epidural injections

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William John Light answered on Jun 8, 2021

Ask him. He is being paid to answer your questions.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Got into a car accident, need advice.

Car was out of gas at night with no lights or Indicators on. Crashed into it. Who is at fault?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 8, 2021

If you were injured and needed medical care, you have a case. Call an attorney for a free consultation. Also, notify your own insurance company and file an SR-1 form with DMV.

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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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William John Light answered on Jun 4, 2021

Nobody is going to work for free. Personal injury attorneys work on contingency, meaning that they take a cut of whatever you get at the end of the case. You don't need any money to hire a personal injury attorney. You do need a good case, which depends on evidence that the store was at... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: can i fight a ticket for dog running at large if the dog escaped on his own?

my dog always jumps our fence and hangs out in the front yard, AC comes and brings him down with a pole and writes me a ticket, this was around 7 in the morning so i had no idea the dog was out. can i fight the ticket because i didn’t know the dog was out or it it irreverent?

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 27, 2021

It doesn't matter. It's your dog. It's running at large. You have a duty to have a better fence, or closed doors.

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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.

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 22, 2021

You can successfully sue if the owner knew of the dog's propensity to bite and failed to warn you. There is no strict liability for dog bites for a person, like yourself, who has chosen to work with dogs. You have to prove negligence on the part of the dog owner.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: I recently found maggots in my dogs canned food and I was wondering if I can sue
William John Light
William John Light answered on May 19, 2021

1. It's probably rice.

2. Maggots are not harmful to dogs, or even to you. They are just disgusting.

3. Without some significant harm, you don't have a case.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: This question is the same question I asked yesterday, which tort demand claim form should have been used?

The answer given is similar to admonishments received and noted, it is too late, understood

but no attorney has ever furnished the answer I seek, have sought for three years, little wonder

it wasn't filed in a timely manner when the document to be filed is this elusive. In your... Read more »

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William John Light answered on May 18, 2021

It doesn't matter what form you use, it will be rejected as untimely. The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in the County in which the action is pending will likely have a form. It's probably available on their website, but your are too late.

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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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William John Light answered on May 18, 2021

You appear to be too late. It must be filed within 6 months of the incident. You have another 6 months to file a Petition for a Late Claim. You might try amending your complaint to state counts for violation of civil rights under 42 USC section 1983. Those are federal claims and do not require... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Do I need a deposition official?

I have a copy of form interrogatories, my question is, do I need a deposition official as referred to in ca. ccp when I have other questions not included on the form interrogatories?

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William John Light answered on May 16, 2021

No.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Where do I find answers to question I asked yesterday? How many days should I expect to wait?
William John Light
William John Light answered on May 15, 2021

Answers, if any, will be sent to you via email. If you haven't received any, then no one posted an answer.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I have a 17 year old daughter and she likes a 13 year old girl they started to cut themselves how can I stop them

My daughter said she will kill herself if I stop her from talking to this 13 year old girl I don't know what to do . Can I file a restraining order ?

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 13, 2021

Family counseling is your best bet.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Drunk grandmother hit my 17 year old daughter my 19 year old son defends his sister and he gets put in jail what do i do
William John Light
William John Light answered on May 13, 2021

Hire a criminal defense attorney. I seems unlikely that a 17 year old daughter needed significant assistance defending herself from a drunken grandmother.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: My dog was attacked by another dog and died. Can I sue the owner of the dog that attacked my dog.

My dog was attacked while out for a walk with my daughter and died due to his injuries. I would like to have the owner of the attacking dog responsible for my dog's vet bills

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 11, 2021

You already posted this question and received an answer:

answers.justia.com/question/2021/05/07/my-daughter-and-my-dog-were-attacked-by-841633

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I am looking to sue the State of California. How do I go about proceeding?
William John Light
William John Light answered on May 10, 2021

Talk to a lawyer. There is a 6 months Claims filing requirement. If you are past that, your claims are likely time barred unless you are pursuing federal claims or are a minor.

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