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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Are there any state or federal laws that prohibit vehicles from stopping Abruptly on the freeway?

I was involved in an accident on US 101 where a big rig that was in front of me came to an abrupt stop to avoid hitting a few dogs that ran in front of him on the freeway. I was only going 40 miles an hour, it was foggy and by the time I realized that he had come to a complete stop it was too late... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 30, 2022

YES

HOWEVER, THERE ARE ALSO LAWS DESCRIBING HOW CLOSE YOU CAN FOLLOW A VEHICLE.

HERE IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS AN EMERGENCY STOP, NOT A RANDOM ONE

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Company admitting there allegations. Do you think they will accept my asking price $500,000?

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?

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Nov 30, 2022

Unfortunately, you did not provide enough details or information to give you a great answer. What is the company? What are the allegations? What are your damages?

A company admitting allegations is not really helpful. A company admitting their negligence and said negligence caused you...
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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I finished all of my therapy treatment for my lawsuit, what will be the next step?

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?

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Nov 30, 2022

You don't describe your injuries, or the cost of your medical care, or whether you have ongoing physical limitations. However, if you are done with therapy, it sounds like your injuries were not severe or permanent, in which case there is zero chance that your case will settle for $500k,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Arbitration / Mediation Law for California on
Q: Can you serve a letter to the defendant on a certain date when I know he will be in court present with his other case?

Defendant not available at home for certified letter. I know he had court date with someone else. Can I serve papers there?

Yes it's demand letter. One more question, how to do it?

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

It depends. What kind of letter is it?

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Backed into by "limited term" CDL driver.police refuse to appear. The A/F driver said he was rearended.i obtained cctv

At fault driver stated I hit him from behind.i researched area to find CCTV adjacent from seen shows him reversing into my vehicle

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

contact a local PI/Negligence lawyer to see if the case meets his/her criteria.

were you injured or just damage to the car.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Transportation guidelines for securing imate from hospital to county jail n wheelchair

being transformed and not secured properly fell from wheel chair after going head first outta wheelchair as well as deputy no clue to proper securing ..and then driven shackled on floor head smashed into metal floor and cage...and stating more then one time was not secure nor safe l

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

you may have a negligence or civil rights violation action.............violation of ADA?

write out what happened and call a local negligence lawyer to present all the facts.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I need help I was pulled over by 2 cops one opened my driver's door and pulled me out of my vehicle swinging tossing me

Threw me to the ground and punches me in face severe damage

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

You need to get a copy of the police report at the 1st court appearance, called an Arraignment. Ask the court to appoint a public defender who will assist in your getting the report.

If you are looking to sue the police for damages, then the report will show what the police say the facts...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Do u have anybody in mind...I was in total compliance and not fighting the situation eyes blanch n blue couldn't even se
William John Light
William John Light
answered on Nov 27, 2022

Whatever you posted before is not included with this question, so no one can tell what you are referring to. We are not supposed to refer you to attorneys or solicit your business on this site. If you want to talk to one of the attorneys, click on their name. You should be directed to their... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: In custody sheriff's department transportationWas taking me n wheel chair from hospital to county jail and allowed me

Being transported not secured n wheel chair and left to be transported with serious injuiries as is

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Nov 27, 2022

You may have a personal injury claim against the County, and/or a civil rights claim, depending on how and why you came to be injured and whether the County is at fault. You have 6 months to file a Tort Claim with the County before a lawsuit can be filed. As a result, you need to contact an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I'd love to find more information on this, my mother had a similar experience at Raleys in 1986 that left her disabled.

She was my mother and she has now passed, mostly due to her bad health and poverty as a result. She was beat with a baseball bat after dealing with harassment during all of her employment at Raleys. She said there were other women that had been harassed and assaulted at the same time.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 21, 2022

not sure what your asking. your looking to know if you have some type of legal case on behalf of your deceased mother due to an incident in 1986???

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: We rent in a area that has a hoa. Well it seems they don’t like us

We rent in a area that has a hoa. Well it seems they don’t like renters, the management company that handles our hoa has been sending letters to our landlord accusing us of bringing criminal activity to the neighborhood. My boyfriend got tools taken out of his truck, we have it on video, but the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 18, 2022

you should make an appt with a local attorney with HOA experience.

s/he can send a letter demanding a retraction and consider a defamation lawsuit.

if the facts are strong enough you might find a lawyer that will take the case on a contingency............can you tied in your med...
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4 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Verbal Job Offer

Hiring process completed. Verbal job offer. Start date confirmed. Salary confirmed. HR drafting offer letter for signature. Company found out I was in a car accident. Pulled offer.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Nov 17, 2022

You have not asked a question. I will assume you want to know whether the employer did anything wrong. The answer is no.

Even if the written contract had been signed, the employer has the right to change the terms and conditions of employment, including whether you can be or stay...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My friend was hit by a car by fully covered in motorist insured yet she only got 6,000 why is this

Her inuries included two compound fracture both legs and crced pelvis a brief amwas in hospital two week than in a long term care facility.....yet she only offered 6. Thousand.. ..why so little.others I know we're getting much much more

Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman
answered on Nov 17, 2022

Every case is different, but it sounds like your friend is 1. not represented by a lawyer and 2. is still negotiating. She needs a lawyer to get her the best money recovery. It's really that simple. Insurance companies will take advantage of people who do not have lawyers. They make more... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: My building is infested with cockroaches. What type of lawyer do I need for an landlord/tenant case.

My building is infested with cockroaches. It wasn't when I moved in but after 1 and a half years, It is ridiculous. I have spent nearly $1000 to keep them out and kill them. I have written my landlord four letters of the last 3 months asking for him to step in and hire a professional. He has... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 16, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but you await a response for two weeks. For your question about what type of lawyer you need, the lease/rent/habitability issues would fall under the expertise of a landlord-tenant attorney. In terms of personal injury damages, law firms tend to require... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: My cell phone company refused to provide information to help find my missing son. I'm still suffering from rage & grief.

They refused to provide phone records to help me track where he'd been or contact anyone he may have been with, saying I had to wait the standard 35 days to receive them. My son had a phone I purchased and the phone plan I paid for. He was emotionally distressed and I knew he could be in... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Nov 16, 2022

Speak with a local attorney for a confidential consultation. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Construction Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for California on
Q: Dust got into my tenants unit from a roofer's work and now they are claiming damages of $20K+. Who's liable?

Hi, I am a landlord with a tenant who is trying to claim $20K of personal property damages after I hired a licensed/contracted roofer to do work. They are saying that the dust broke their computer and damaged some worn shoes. The roofers are trying to deny responsibility, but they did not require... Read more »

James A. Greer
James A. Greer
answered on Nov 14, 2022

Dear Landlord regarding Tenant Claim about dust intrusion: The tenant's claim is one for negligence, and goes something like this: it was reasonably foreseeable for the roofing contractor to know or reasonable should know that their construction work would result in dust intrusion and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What should I tell my therapist in my treatment, to be better compensated in my personal injury case? Any pointers?

All in all, I was stereotyped inside Walmart, the store manager approached me with accusations of shoplifting. I file lawsuit for negligence infliction of emotional distress, I have to complete 20 sessions, the therapist was hired my by attorney. All she asks me is “ why file a lawsuit” and... Read more »

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

you should tell the truth...period.

this is something you should discuss with your lawyer.

however, a lawyer ethically can't tell you to lie.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Cps granted my child's father custody of my daughter even tho I informed them that he was on megans law.

My daughter started acting out down in GA and he sent her back to fresno . She informed us that he touched her and he admitted it. And also willing to sign over rights to me. What do I do in this situation please guide me because cps failed my daughter by knowing he was on megans law. What are... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Nov 12, 2022

So sorry. Sounds like you need to speak to the police immediately. If they can help they will. If not, they should give you direction.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: My case was settled and I sent my lawyer a text and email regarding an advance on my award. I got no response from him.

I left a voice message with his assistant also and he hasn’t responded either.

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Nov 10, 2022

1. That isn't a question.

2. Your lawyer should communicate with you, but does not owe you an immediate response.

3. Your lawyer isn't a bank and has no obligation to give you an advance.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was involved in a NON-INJURY fender bender 6 months ago, while working in California. I live in Oklahoma.

I received a letter from a lawyer, on behalf of the other party involved in the incident, claiming they were injured. They are lying. There wasn’t even a mark on their vehicle! And the policeman determined everyone was ok and cleared to leave the scene. What can I do to shut down these FALSE... Read more »

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Nov 10, 2022

You should tender the matter to your insurance company. They can likely appoint an attorney to represent you. Although there is no lawsuit yet, the fact that the other side already has an attorney and they are contacting you, indicates the likelihood the other party will pursuse the matter. If you... Read more »

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