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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: The county of Santa Cruz is using my birth certificate for a promissory note to pay for everything from A to Z.
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 28, 2022

are you sure it is the county and not an ID Theft?

contact your local police

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a hotel security guard physically stop you with their body and demand to know where you are going as you enter?

Zero provocation, was heading to check in, had stayed at upscale hotel many times before.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 25, 2022

it depends.

it sounds like they were in the wrong.

However, I encourage you to contact a local attorney to investigate all the facts to determine if there is a case AND if it has enough value to take on a contingency.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What are the laws against store employees touching you for shoplifting

I was shoplifting at a local grocery store. I walked out and immediately was grabbed from behind,pushed,cursed at,hit ,my personal belongings taken from me and they refused to give it back. They also destroyed my personal property and ripped my shirt. There were 2 bigger men and one woman and none... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 24, 2022

THE BEST ADVICE IS TO CONTACT A LOCAL LAWYER WHO CAN REVIEW ALLLLLL

THE EVIDENCE.

HOWEVER, IF SOMEONE WERE TO COME INTO A BIZ YOUR FAMILY HAD WOULDN'T YOU WANT TO STOP THEM AND CALL THE POLICE.

IT APPEARS YOU COMMITTED A THEFT AND SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO STOP YOU FROM...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I went to ER with abdominal pain. Few days later I became blind. No history of eye condition and I'm not diabetic.

On April 10, 2022 I went to the ER with abdominal pain. I was treated and sent home. Two days later I developed a terrible migraine and pain in my left eye so I went back to the ER. Again, treated and released. Next day I went back to the ER with the same problem. That's when they decided to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 24, 2022

CONTACT A LOCAL MED MALPRACTICE LAWYER FOR A CONSULTATION.

S/HE WILL REVIEW THE EVIDENCE TO SEE IF YOU HAVE DOCTORS WHO WOULD TESTIFY THAT WHAT WAS DONE CAUSED THE EYE ISSUES.

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR BLINDNESS AND HOPE IT CAN BE ADDRESSED........GOOD LUCK.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: 3rd dui in Lakewood CA, BAC .34 and minor fender bender. Dose anyone have previous experience of outcome?

Completed a five month IOP and still continue to attend even after completion.

Have been on SCRAM for 5+ months (got on one week after the arrest)

Got a “set aside” (from what I understand that is a win for the DMV hearing)

Have hired a good seasoned DUI lawyer... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 17, 2022

the best advice any lawyer on this site can give you is to listen and follow the advice of your current DUI lawyer who hopefully practices often in that court.

that fact that you got a set aside on DMV suggests either a problem with the case OR you have a very good DUI...
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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: If I live in a shelter, could I lose custody of my toddler to my ex?

I am currently going through a divorce with my ex, who has been abusive to me for the duration of our relationship. I'm currently living in our marital home with our toddler, with who we have agreed to share 50/50 custody through a stipulation filed with the court. My ex also had the court... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 13, 2022

YOU ARE ASKING THIS QUESTION TO A GROUP OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AKA CRIMINAL LAWYERS.

YOU NEED ADVICE FROM A LOCAL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: A woman accused me of hitting her car and then wouldn’t exchange info with me

As I was backing out of a space, a lady tapped on my window and yelled at me to be more careful because I “bumped” her car. I didn’t recall hitting her and told her so, but I offered to look at my dash cam give my info to her and she changed her story to I almost bumped her and wouldn’t... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 13, 2022

I wouldn't worry. I think putting what happened on paper in case you have to recall it in the future makes sense. You did everything the law requires...and more.

If she does contact you, either turn it over to your ins co or set up a consultation with a private lawyer to deal with her...
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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 »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 13, 2022

as a rule, you are restricted to a WC claim....unless a 3rd party is involved other than your employer.

if there was a 3rd party claim there would be an offset.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: What form do I need to file with the courts, to stop the sale of my work truck? Change: Driving on a suspended license!

I am self-employed. On my way to work, I was pulled over for having expired tags by the Claremont ( California) Police Department. My license was suspended by the DMV, for medical reasons. What form do I need to file with the Pomona Court, to allow me more time to finish this process? Work truck... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 12, 2022

YOU SHOULD RETAIN A LOCAL CRIMINAL LAWYER ASAP..........S/HE MAY SUGGEST YOU TAKE CARE OF THE EXPIRE TAGS AND SET IF YOUR MED CONDITION HAS CHANGED SO THAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE.

YOU DON'T HAVE A VALID LICENSE, AND THE MEDICAL CONDITIONS MAY PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING ONE....
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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need if I've been d raped, beat held by threats of mental home or jail or killed and kids GONE.

What kind of lawyer . What are the charges if he's ever even held accountable

What if he's very vindictive and sets me up and has video of me attacking him but doesn't show how he threw broken glass razors and screws into my face while he hid in the dark so it shows only me... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 12, 2022

YOU SHOULD HAVE SHARED ALL THIS WITH THE POLICE, WHO THEN WOULD ARREST HIM FOR RAPE (AT LEAST) ......THE DA'S OFFICE HAS A UNIT TO DEAL WITH VICTIMS, AND THEY WOULD WORK TO ASSIST YOU.

MOST PEOPLE IN YOUR POSITION DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO HIRE A PRIVATE LAWYER. IF SO, A LOCAL CRIMINAL...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: A auto accident created a dental issue the dentists acted outside the standard of care , is this one legal matter or two
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 9, 2022

if the Accident caused the Dental issue, then the party at fault is arguably responsible for anything that happens as a result of his/her negligence...........

it could be a separate action but, it is VERY hard to find a lawyer who will accept a dental malpractice.

i only know of a...
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5 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If past employees make a public statement about unsafe work conditions and sign it together could the employer sue us?

Issues with no breaks, injuries not being paid for, asking for injuries to be paid out of pocket instead of through workman's comp, removing fire alarms. Or is it safer to do an anonymous statement to avoid being sued. We just want to inform/protect future and current staff of the employers... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 8, 2022

THIS SOUNDS COMPLICATED ENOUGH THAT I WOULD NOT TRUST THAT A LAWYER WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU SOUND LEGAL ADVICE WITHOUT GETTING MORE FACTS.

CONTACT A LOCAL LABOR LAW ATTORNEY TO SET UP A CONSULTATION.

YOU WILL PROBABLY CONTACT OSHA, BUT GET ADVICE FROM A LABOR LAW ATTORNEY FIRST.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Will my insurance company for damages to my motorcycle if I was involved in a hit and run on a private road?

The motorcycle is a dual sport and registered for the road. I do not drive it on public roads yet because I don't have my ca motorcycle driving license yet. I only drive around the property I work but the public has access and drives on this private road daily. The guy hit me and took off. I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 8, 2022

I am not sure the private road issue is as important as the NO LICENSE FOR M/C.

YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT YOUR INSURANCE CONTRACT. IT PROBABLY REQUIRES A LICENSED DRIVER ON THE M/C.

WHEN DMV LEARNS, THEY WILL PROBABLY SUSPEND YOUR REGULAR LICENSE FOR A YEAR FOR NOT HAVING A LICENSE TO...
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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 »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 8, 2022

If your lack of insurance was because of financial challenges, you might have more than you can handle when hiring a Defense Lawyer. S/he will bill on an hourly rate and ask for, I suspect, a sizable retainer. Is that something you can handle?

The "Victim" has a lawyer on a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I have a section 8. I am appealing my failed inspection. I have no air and they can't fix it. LACDA won't move me. Help

I failed inspection for General cleaning and they said to shampoo the carpet. I did. But my apartment doesn't have air/heat and the carpet has to be fixed. Lights come on and off whenever. Owners know and send people who can't fix the problems. So my unit is still failing inspection and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 7, 2022

try contacting your mayor and congressman for assistance.......

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 »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 6, 2022

you are obviously over your head.

did you become pro per b/c you fired the lawyer or the lawyer quit?

why did the lawyer quit if that was the situation?

you need to try to make an appointment with another PI Lawyer...if possible.

if they question your meds, they can...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I'm in Ca and was a pedestrian getting hit by a car 2yrs and 8 mos ago.Am I too late to sue? I read Covid could prolong?

I heard due to Covid I possibly could have the statute of limitations to file extended. I am homeless and have a hard time just getting my phone charged etc The person that hit me had insurance pretty much the legal required. I had blood on my brain for a week almost and had some teeth knocked out... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 6, 2022

i think the answer of atty Sette below makes sense.

the normal statute of limitations on an accident case is 2 yrs...........however, Covid did create some exceptions/extensions. Whether it would cover you after 2 yrs 8 months is something I would not be to hopeful about.............but...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My daughter's boyfriend moved into her home with her. They had a big fight and she had hit him on his back with her hand

He called cops and they arrested her for domestic violence, with a restraing order also. She wants all his belongings out now. Does she have the right to put stuff on curb?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 5, 2022

I WOULD THINK THAT WOULD BE REASONABLE.........HOWEVER, I WOULD CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE TO REQUEST A KEEP THE PEACE OFFICER TO GO WITH YOU.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Sons new job forced mandatory double w/only a 2hr break in between. Son fell asleep & crashed on his way hm. Can he sue?

Non-union due to new employee probation status. Worked appropriately 20hrs within 24hr timeframe. Works as a ramp agent at an airport.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 1, 2022

it sounds like a workers comp or employment law case too.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for California on
Q: Can I claim diminished value for a leasedcar?

On 4/15/2022, I was at the Mercedes Benz car dealership discussing my lease end agreement. It was decided that I would return it/sell it back to the dealership the following week. As I was leaving the dealership, I was rear ended when I was at a stop. After my car was repaired by an authorized... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Aug 29, 2022

Though you were not the car owner, I can see the facts playing in your favor.

one minute you learn what you could sell the car back for, and a few minutes later, that number is diminished. The proximity in time is what would probably attract me to finding for you.

file in your local...
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