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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I want to file a lawsuit against the CHP. Do I have a case and if so what type of lawyer would I need? Contingency?

Back in October of 2021, my Mother and Aunt were ran over and killed by an 18 y/o girl. On the scene of the accident the first agency to respond was the CHP. The officer that conducted the questioning and such, opted to not conduct a sobriety test, nor in field or blood test. The 'girl'... Read more »

Frederick J. Sette
Frederick J. Sette
answered on Nov 7, 2022

There are two avenues you can pursue here; one is civil, the other is criminal. Law enforcement takes the report to capture the facts and then may submit the report to the district attorneys office to consider filing criminal charges. You have very little to no influence on whether or not the DA... Read more »

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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 »

Frederick J. Sette
Frederick J. Sette
answered on Sep 6, 2022

I think your best bet is to retain an attorney on a contingency basis (no money out of pocket) to research and answer this question for you. Statute issues are no so straightforward given the shutdowns, so you're best served by having a specified attorney give you an answer.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: We were in an accident where the other driver was racing at 90+mph and hit us on driver front. Who's at fault?

The road was clear to go across to the 3rd lane. We have at least 3 witnesses that all said the car that hit us was racing another car and hit us going at least 90mph. Is there any way we could be considered at fault?

Frederick J. Sette
Frederick J. Sette
answered on Aug 22, 2022

it is possible to get an electronic download from the other vehicle's airbag module and if that substantiates the witness testimony, regardless of who had right of way at those speeds, driving with recklessness, the other vehicle should be considered at fault.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hello, I was in a car accident where I was not at fault. The one that caused the accident had no insurance or driver li

My insurance only wants to give me $3500 because I did not have full coverage. Is there a way to get more? I have to cover the costs for the towing company & to get my vehicle out. Is there a way to sue the other vehicle? I am emotionally & mentally stressed out, especially since I am a 20... Read more »

Frederick J. Sette
Frederick J. Sette
answered on Oct 19, 2021

you are able to pursue the other driver legally, most likely in small claims, but the odds of you satisfying any judgment is low. Depending on what type of coverage you had on your own policy you may be able to obtain a recovery for your PTSD and any other associated injuries. That is your most... Read more »

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