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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: What is the proper written method to request or demand extension of time for request to produce documents?

What is the proper written method to request or demand extension of time to produce documents not easily available for response to interrogatories and or production of documents? LA County. Med records are in other country and need to be translated, how to proceed extension of time request with... Read more »

Brett Christopher Drouet
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Brett Christopher Drouet
answered on Oct 6, 2022

Requesting an extension to respond to a request for production of documents or interrogatories is an informal matter. As a good practice, you should seek the extension in a writing via email or fax. An example would be, as follows:

"Dear Counsel,

I am requesting a [state # days...
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Q: I only have a couple of weeks before the statue of limitations on auto accident can I still get an attorney
Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Yes... if the case involves significant injuries and fairly clear liability. Most victims who wait until the last minute aren't motivated to consult with an attorney because they have minor injuries. If that's the case you can always consider small claims court. Good luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: California Seatbelt defense falsely being claimed by defense counsel

Filed in pro per civil unlimited against negligent driver that rear ended me and was cited for speeding at scene of accident. Went to hospital and have been treating for spinal injury. Defense counsel for Kemper responded to suit by claiming plaintiff, (myself) not wearing seatbelt. However, I was,... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Oct 2, 2022

Defendants get to assert defenses. They have to prove them by a preponderance of the evidence. You are entitled to dispute the defenses. That happens at trial by testimony or other evidence. Since there has been no trial, you have no right to prevent the Defendants from claiming this defense.

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: California CCP 170.6. Granted Nov/21. Then I filed " BLANK " motion in August 2022 and the disqualified J is back ?

It's a commissioner not a judge . And the Honorable un separate action took RJN of the Disqualified Case. within consistent ' FACTS ' noticed. 3rd world....

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

if this is a Commissioner and not a judge, just don't stipulate..........don't waste your 170.6

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Yes I have at first I didn’t think about them fixing it I’m not that kind of lady. But I can’t afford it. So is there a

Neglected attorney near me

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

one is only responsible if they were negligent.

a lawyer would want more facts.

were there wits?

were they all the same?

every lawyer has a different criteria...........we don't take a case that is more than a week or so, old.

we don't know what you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: On 4/29 a friend offered me a foster farms corn dog I had purchased on the 3rd of april it broke my tooth& upper. Can u

Can u help me I tried to fixe myself but insurance won’t cover. I’m 61 I did ask for my center tooth to knock out and cracked my upper plate. The stick was all the way to the top of corn dog so I bit down right on the stick no hot dog. I don’t know what to do I can’t agord to the work done... Read more »

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

i suggest you make an appt asap with a local attorney specializing in negligence.

an attorney would want to go into more detail as to the facts of this matter.

if this happened on 4/29/22 I am guessing you have talked to lawyers who have rejected the case. Is that correct?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: My son was hit by another vehicle last summer. Do I need to keep our policy open while its still in litigation?

My son used his private insurance for medical bills. The other driver didn't give his insurance info until later on..the attorney he has does not specialize in auto accidents and I feel he is being screwed on any settlement to pay back the medical costs. I want to switch auto insurance... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 30, 2022

You can switch insurance companies now without a problem. The duty of your insurance to pay on a claim relates to the operative time period of the policy, so if you had coverage with the former insurance company at the time of the accident that policy is responsible to pay the losses associated... Read more »

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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

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: My lawyer took took out an extra $120,000 from my settlement for a medical lien reserve. What is this?
James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Medical liens are common in personal injury cases. I won't speak to your situation as you're represented. Speak with your lawyer; I'm sure he or she will be happy to explain everything. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for... Read more »

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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 »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 24, 2022

Generally, a person or company can use non-deadly force to defend their property. This can include restraining you. In addition, stores in California enjoy what is called "shopkeeper's privilege." Under California law, the principle of shopkeeper’s privilege permits shopkeepers (or... Read more »

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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 »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 24, 2022

I am very sorry that you have been through that. In California, if a hospital is negligent in its treatment of a patient, you can sue for monetary damages and recover a significant amount of money. This is called "medical malpractice." I would be happy to assist you with your case. Please... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Hello, Can I get subpoenas when the hearings are already over? What forms do I use?

I filed Restraining orders against individuals for internet harassment, slander and other harassment...the hearings ready to place, RO not granted but I would still like to get the IP addresses from the businesses used by the harassing individual, to post the slander so that i can trace it... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

If the case is no longer active, what basis would you have? [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.]

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I am having issues finding a lawyer I was severely burned and there is insurance to cover the claim. It was at a hair

Salon and involved scalding water chemicals blisters hair loss severe pain and loss of job/income. I am recovering still one year later

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 22, 2022

It sounds like the hair salon was negligent and should compensate you for your burns, blisters, hair loss, loss of income and one-year of pain and suffering including future pain and suffering and future loss of earnings. California has a statute that limits the time to bring a lawsuit so you... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was severely burned at a hair salons by scalding hot water my head blistered my hair fell out lost job. Insurance26 mi

They have insurance this wreck my life for the past year Help please

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 21, 2022

Sounds like a good case. You have to reach out to the attorney first. Attorneys cannot solicit your business. It's against State Bar Rules and if any attorney does that, run in the other direction.

Attorneys will give you a free consultation to discuss your case. You probably...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How can I sue for emotional abuse and emotional distress caused by another person? Caused severe depression and anxiety.

Stayed in my partner's relative's house in Los Angeles County and suffered from unexpected emotional abuse during my stay. Severe depression and anxiety that lasted for almost a year after was caused as a result. Looking to file a case against the incident.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 21, 2022

Since this took place in Los Angeles, a California attorney could advise best. But your question remains open for two weeks. It does not look like a matter that an injury law firm would consider handling on a contingency basis. Not to diminish your ordeal, but with these types of settings, it could... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I have a need for legal counsel my 10yr old son has been assaulted at elem school I have been making complaints 2020 no

He’s been touched in private areas now teacher making him feel not worth living has suicidal ideation I asked for help with principal,school police, superintendent and the city mayor and all say my son needs to learn to deal with other people not liking him not any care about his mental state I... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 20, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about your sons sexual assault. That is horrible. It's even worse when it involves a person who is in a position of trust like a teacher. Contact one of the attorneys on this forum for a free consultation. Most of us accept cases throughout the state including Jurupa... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: Gf is being sued. Can we lose our home if she loses? Home is under both our names.

Gf was in an accident(at fault) with 2 other vehicles. (25k/50k policy) First vehicle took the settlment. Second vehicle owner is suing for 250k. She makes about 35k a year and no savings. Can we lose our home that is under both our names. 250k mortgage, valued at 390k? Is it protected under... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

It depends on how you own the property, as joint tenants or as a tenancy in common. If you are joint tenants, then a judgment creditor cannot likely place a lien on your home. The homestead exception applies only if the judgment debtor files for bankruptcy protection, in which case the home she... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for California on
Q: My PCP injected me w/trulicity & bydureon. I don’t have diabetes, I am now impaired as a result what should I do

I did not have diabetes and am no medication except a water pill today , as a result of the medication my skin lifted off my body and my internal fluids leaked out. I had to be hospitalized and re-learn to walk and have lost my professional career

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You should contact a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney right away. You only have 1 year after the malpractice to file a claim/lawsuit against the doctor.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: We had a trespasser on our property and in an attempt to remove him he resisted.

We had a trespasser on our property and when we attempt to remove him he kept resisting. We had the key but he kept locking the door back up if we opened. My associate got angry and broke the door down. The trespasser fled out the back door. Is the trespasser entitled to any protections/is my... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 16, 2022

If the trespasser was injured when the door was kicked down, then yes, your associate may be liable for the injuries (your remedy should have been to call the police and let them deal with it). You should not be exposed to liability if you did nothing to injure the trespasser (unless you incited... Read more »

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