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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?

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jul 29, 2022

Yes, if there was a dangerous condition on the apartment complex property, you can sue for your injuries caused by that condition. Contact a personal injury lawyer on Justia. Consultations are typically free.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: CAN I HAVE A LEGAL CASE IF I WAS INJURED BUT DIDN’T SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 28, 2022

Generally, you are entitled to damages if you can prove that had recoverable damages as a result of the conduct of another. Not seeking medical treatment does not mean you were not injured however it is an indicator (which can be overcome) that your injury was minimal. I would contact a few... 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.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jul 26, 2022

You probably should consult a criminal defense attorney who might be able to see what is going on. If they haven't charged you yet with anything they still could be investigating, etc.. If you haven't already you should also tell your insurance company right away.

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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 »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jul 26, 2022

It is very hard if not impossible to answer your question with the limited amount of information. If you have an attorney - what are they telling you? Medical liens are a very complicated area of law with many variables including how obtained and what type of medical insurance you had.

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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 »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jul 26, 2022

If you has insurance at the time of the accident then your insurance company should be handling it. If not you should hire an attorney who can advise you regarding all your options.

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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 »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jul 25, 2022

Contact an experience personal injury attorney as soon as you can. You do not have to accept the insurance company's first payment offer, and an attorney can likely help you obtain more in damages.

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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 »

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

as i just explained to you over the phone, you need to consult with a PI lawyer re the facts of your case.

s/he will look at the Property Damage when you rear ended the car in front and the damage to your car.

a lawyer will evaluate the PD, the Med Records, and what LOE you can...
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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 ?

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jul 25, 2022

Well, the issue would be whether there is any evidence that the entity responsible for maintaining that bathroom was negligent in maintaining the air filters, or knew of such harmful substance existing in the filters and allowed it to remain there causing actual injury to users of the restroom.

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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>????

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jul 24, 2022

You should contact an attorney who does medical malpractice right away. The statute of limitations in medical malpractice is one of the shortest so don't wait. You don't have much time depending on when you found out something was wrong. You have to have a medical expert as well who will... Read more »

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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 »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jul 20, 2022

I AM NOT SURE WHY YOU HAVE NOT MADE AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN ACCIDENT LAWYER BY NOW?

IT SOUNDS LIKE A WORKERS COMP ACCIDENT, SO YOU NEED AN ATTY THAT IS FAMILIAR WITH A WORK-RELATED ACCIDENT.

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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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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Simple grease fire got out of control in my apartment due to no fire extinguisher in designated area.... Can I sue

I received second degree burns on right arm and ear. Was treated at south Sacramento Kaiser hospital.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jul 15, 2022

Anyone can sue at any time. The real issue is will you win?

i think it is the responsibility of the tenant to buy their own fire extinguishers.

sorry about your injuries.

Q: Open Active WC Case in California Relocated South East State. Attend a Pain Mgt. From 2013 to 2019.

I Ask Should I have Got Paid for My On Going Severe Neck Injury? After Neurosurgeon Surgery Did Not Work and Caused Me New Problems. Findings Cervical Myelopathy and Other New Problems. They did Not Pay Me for All these Years. My Counselor Told Me because I Could Not had Received Social Security... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jul 14, 2022

It appears to me that your so called "counselor" gave you really bad advice. You may have been entitled to collect from every disability source for all your injuries and/ or disabilities simultaneously. You need to file all your claims immediately.

My advice is that you contact a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Okay I'm often hearing this neighbors interrupting with very negative things and mentions me and causeing me to lose tim

Yah like punks

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

more info is needed.

what is your question?

are you suggesting nasty neighbors? that is probably not a criminal or PI matter.

you can try to get a restraining order? Have you called the police? have you considered small claims?

whatever you do, you would have to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: When a man manufacture of drugs or.a neighbor.uses.a roof.vent.in texas.they cannot.own or.rent.a house in texas
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 30, 2022

what is the criminal law question..............?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Do I have a mal practice case or should I just give up? They changed things to My medical history.was in auto accident.

I was injured on 4/18/2021 I was on light duty untill 06/22/2021. My doctor wanted me to go back to work and see if there was any pain. I had severe pain. On 07/03/2021 they gave me a X-ray to confirm nothing was broken. Then told me to try and work through it and if it still resumed we would go... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 28, 2022

NOT SURE IF IT IS MED MALPRACTICE.......BUT SOUNDS LIKE THEY WERE NEGLIGENT IN THE WAY THEY KEPT RECORDS.

CONTACT A MED MAL LAWYER IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND RELAY ALL THIS INFO TO HIM/HER.

MOST LAWYERS I KNOW WILL NOT TAKE A MED MAL CASE WORTH LESS THAN $1M AND I SUSPECT THAT INCLUDES...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: How much would a jury award for a small scar on the forearm in louisiana that was work related

plaintiff pulled out a tray from a commercial oven at Circle K. The oven company has never been sued or has any personal injury claims against them

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 27, 2022

i would venture to say that NO lawyer can give you an accurate answer via internet without more facts.

is it to a man or woman?

someone who does modeling or someone with Tats over arm and in construction biz?

how bad a scar?

what court?

a case in LA is worth...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: A girl I saved caused me to lose my job.

I called the police numerous times trying to save a girl’s life but she denied it (falsely), which resulted in my getting put on a 5150 hold by the police. I came out of the mental hospital distracted from work which resulted in my getting let go. Will I be able to successfully sue this girl for... Read more »

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

no lawyer, in my opinion, can evaluate the facts like these, without a consultation.

if you can't find a lawyer, and I assume that is the case, you can always go into small claims court where you can sue for up to $10k without a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I need help finding a New Applicant Certified Specialist Attorney in the Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area Spinal Cord Inj

Seeking Substitute Attorney

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jun 24, 2022

I'm a Bay Area injury attorney, but it's not clear from your question exactly what you're looking for. Could you provide some more information/details? Thank you.

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