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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I have an issue don't know if it's illegal or just excessively indecent. The issue involves gangstalking at home.

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 »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was involved in a single vehicle accident in California where I had fallen asleep at the wheel.

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 »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I have questions regarding being sued. In an auto accident. Are there any available pro bono lawyers?
Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Jan 3, 2023

If you are being sued relating to a car accident, you should check with your car insurance company as they can likely appoint an attorney to represent you and defend against the case. There may be pro bono attorneys out there, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: This guy I went on a couple of dates with hacked my phone and is sending me photos and screenshots of my conversations

Apparently he downloaded a Pegasus spyware software onto my phone. And now has access to ALL of my data and information. This is such a breach of privacy. I barely know this creep! What can I do?

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jan 3, 2023

First, there are multiple online tutorials for removing the spyware. If that does not work seek help from a professional IT service.

Second, you can seek a restraining order against the person for harassment.

Third, you can sue them for invasion of privacy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I’m looking for a litigator with experience in Federal Court, specif. in Northern District of California, San Francisco

The DA of a certain California County may be guilty of vexatious litigation against me, as well as collusion with a judge. I’m aware these are serious accusations, However, if I can consult with a federal litigation attorney, he/she will understand why I’m concerned once I provide the details.

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Jan 3, 2023

I think you have a misunderstanding as to what a vexatious litigator is or can be. The DA cannot be a vexatious litigant. Pursuant to CCP 391, et seq., it can only be a pro per litigant who has maintained at least 5 litigations other than small claims to final determination adversely to the person... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Car accident my insurance company sent this if I had something can I gift itDeclarationOfNoliabilty insurance&No asset
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Dec 27, 2022

after reading this 4 times i THINK I know what you are asking.

you are asking if you can give some of your assets away so that the victim can not find them???

the reality is that unless there were major injuries and little ins on the other car, the odds are that your assets would...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Is it possible to get an advance of around 5,000$ while waiting for the case to settle? Pedestrian vs car has

Obviously in the circumstance that it's VERY straight forward such as car vs pedestrian trip to the ER and the definately had insurance

Brett Christopher Drouet
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answered on Dec 24, 2022

Yes, there are companies, who will provide no recourse advances against your recovery (settlement or judgment). Advances are monies paid to a claimant or plaintiff with a promise to repay with interest. No recourse means if you don’t recover money, then you would owe nothing (this means no... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Nov. 30. 2022 my brother and 14 other Bulldogs were set up by CDCr Gladiator Fights he was stabbed 3x & survived

CDCr never notified to this day his mom to inform her that her son was stabbed air lifted but survived the Gladiator Fights they set up. As soon as they got off the bus went through work exchange, the gates close, the bus drives away they get attacked by the whole prison full of Southerns. I sent... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Dec 23, 2022

Talk to a civil rights attorney. You are out of your league trying to investigate this on your own.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I sue an orthodontist for no after hour emergency patient care that's stated in the contract?

On 2/1/2021 I signed a 18-24 month contract with an Orthodontist for braces. I had 8 visits from 2/8/21- 3/29/21, I had suffered from headaches & mouth sores, l couldn't eat or drink, I lost weight, and there was a time when I couldn't talk, and missed work.

I called the... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Dec 22, 2022

This may fall under dental malpractice. Whether it is worth pursuing depends on what your actual damages are. Besides discomfort, do ou have any permanent injury, such as bone loss, that might make pursuing a malpractice claim economically justifiable. Talk to some malpractice attorneys about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I want to Safeway and has a verbal interaction with one employee and when the exchange was over security guard assaulted

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 »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
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.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Should I change my deposition if I said I graduated college and I didn’t? I’m a non-party witness in a personal injury

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.

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
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.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Business Law for California on
Q: My neighbor stole the lumber he milled for me. $20000.00. Is there a way to get it back? The lumber or the $$?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Dec 17, 2022

Contact a local attorney and retain their services. A good lawyer will help you recover all your damages as a result of the fraud that was perpetrated on you.

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I had an accident when leaving work at a stadium in Los Angeles. Last October I fell in a hole had back injury $ surgery
Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Dec 12, 2022

I am not sure if this is a legal question or simply a statement.

If you were injured while leaving the stadium, you need to act fast and retain an attorney. Depending on where the hole was could mean that it was public property or private property. If it is public property (public sidewalk...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Wrong size implants were fraudulently put in and 2nd expert surgeon said v.high chance of complete implant failure.

I want the 4k refund to go to honest surgeon and get proper implants. Also was given a general anesthetic injection without my permission or any consultation. Hand injury result from brutal injection.

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

contact a LOCAL negligence lawyer asap.

a good lawyer needs to review all the facts and possibly retain experts to build a case.

if you are just looking for the $4k, consider small claims court where you can sue for up to $10k.

first, write a detailed letter of your issues...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Landlord - Tenant and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Is it proper for an California Attorney to settle a civil liability case by including property damages in the settlement

I suffered personal injury and property damage as a result of my Landlord's failure to provide an apartment free from mold and other contaminants. I had a separate renter's insurance policy and my doctor told me that I must trash all of my personal belongings (clothes, furniture, etc).... Read more »

Philip Shakhnis
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answered on Dec 7, 2022

Yes, in general an attorney in a mold case will seek to recover for all losses and injuries you sustained. Also, a court would likely prohibit filing two separate lawsuits (one for personal injuries and a second for property damage) as that would be a waste of the court's resources. Hope... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I fractured both my elbows around the second week of October 2022. Emergency Room - Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

They didn't diagnose me incorrectly they only looked at one elbow instead of both. They told me it wasn't fractured. Which it is fractured. And now my main Dr/nurse practitioner and the office seem to be dragging there feet. I didn't get informed about the referral for an MRI for my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 7, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. No one here would be able to answer your question about whether you have a case. An attorney would need to review the file. Med mal law firms typically offer free initial consults. You could reach out to law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Elder Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can I sue my grandson’s mother for harmful lies she tells about me? She is trying to alienate me from my grandson.

My grandsons mother has alienated my son. Now she is beginning the hateful vicious lies about me. I am 66 years old. My grandson and I have a very close bond. He loves his grandma and I love him. His mother doesn’t seem to care about the abuse she is causing to her son

She does not... Read more »

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

Yes, anyone can sue for anything at any time.

The issue, in my opinion, is whether you can find a lawyer to accept the case on a contingency. That means the lawyer would not get paid unless the case settles/goes to trial with a verdict for you.

I think you will have a difficult time...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Wrongful Death, Military Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Does a widow remain next of kin indefinitely even if they remarry?

My father passed away in January 2020. He was in the Marines and was stationed at Camp Lejeune. I'm wanting to file a claim because he died as a result of being stationed there. Would my lawsuit need to incorporate his widow if she's remarried?

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Dec 5, 2022

Typically in a wrongful death lawsuit, all heirs must join either as plaintiff's themselves or as a nominal defendant. You may also have to comply with the Federal Tort Claims Act. Given that he died over two years ago, you may also have a statute of limitations issue. You should consult an... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Hi, I need help to file a malpractice case against Kaiser , any suggestions, Thanks

Got a lumbar surgery in 2018 cuz they were thinking I have bulging disc which I didn’t. This year they found out it’s MS, so they made me go through lumbar surgery for no reason.

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Nov 30, 2022

If you are a Kaiser member, then you have to pursue a suit against Kaiser through arbitration. You therefore cannot file a lawsuit in the superior court. You have 1 year from the date of knowledge to commence your acction (CCP 340.5).

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents 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 »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Nov 30, 2022

When you rear end someone it usually is your fault. The law states you should only be going as fast so that you can stop if the vehicle stops in front of you. What if it was a small child the truck stopped for? Do you think it would still be the truck's fault. As far as appealing it... I have... Read more »

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