Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Questions Answered by Theodore Allan Greene
2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: WE'RE PLAINTIFFS IN CIVIL SUPERIOR CASE X 3 YRS AND WANT TO STOP CASE, HOW DO WE MAKE SURE WE WON'T PAY ANYDEFENSE FEES?

We need help with how we should word the motion filed to withdraw vs dismiss or what to call it? What is the best way to go about doing this to be 100% sure we are not responsible for the defendant's attorney fees and can the defense come back and try to sue us after we either withdraw or... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Sep 20, 2021

As the previous attorney said - you should sit down with an attorney who can do a complete evaluation and explain your options. It's basically impossible to give you a complete analysis without knowing more information. Ask an attorney in your area if you can buy an hour of their time for a... Read more »

View More Answers

6 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: I got served for BofA credit card $24980 debt. I call lawyer who sue me and willing to settle for $14k. Take the deal?
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Sep 8, 2021

Most lawyers will tell you not to file bankruptcy unless you have over $10,000 in debt (assuming you qualify for a chapter 7)... but it is a very personal decision and everyone has reasons why maybe they shouldn't file. You should sit down with an experienced BK attorney and have them look at... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Do I have to serve all copies of court papers through defendants registered agent in California
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Sep 1, 2021

You need to serve the initial papers on the registered agent and then what usually happens is they appoint an attorney to handle the matter. From there forward you would serve all your documents on the attorney representing the Corporation or LLC.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: been sued by insurance company for over 107,000$ I was involved in car accident with motorcycle I didn’t had insurance

They put it at my fault because i was turning to the left when out of saddens a motorcycle hit my rear passenger side door but there was no damage in the motorcycle and the guy walking normal now I don’t have that much money what should I do what’s my opinions if anyone can help let me know... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 24, 2021

The prior response has good information. You should hire an attorney to let you know your options or contact a Bankruptcy attorney and discuss those options as well. And never again drive without auto insurance.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Could I fire my lawyer, take the offer that my lawyer rejected on my own?
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 6, 2021

Your lawyer has a "lien" on your case protecting the value of the work they have done. The insurance company would love you to do that because then won't have to pay anything until you and the attorney work it out. In all my years of settling cases with insurance companies I have... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: HOW DO I GET A LAWYER TO HELP WITH MY ISSUE??

Years ago I was injured in the custody of the LA county sheriffs department. The injury left me with a brain and spine injury and diagnosed with an uncontrollable movement disorder. Apparently I had 2 years to file the claim, however I was in the sheriffs custody for 3 years. Can I still file a... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Aug 2, 2021

You need to sit down with an attorney who can analyze your situation. Were you in prison? Did you ever file a Government Tort Claim. These are other questions need to be answered in order for someone to see if you have any options still available.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Business Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Should I include motion to serve statement of damages in my motion to serve summons and complaint by alternative method

I am a plaintiff in pro per in a civil lawsuit in California and defendants have being evading service of process.

I sued the corporations and its owners individually as I intend to lift the corporate veil to hold them personally liable.

First they dissolved the company in May 2019... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 22, 2021

There are many reasons why you would need to serve a Statement of Damages. It's not easy to answer your question in this forum without more information but I suggest that if one is required then you might as well serve it without the complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Can a court sign my name on a inter-spousal deed?

My home burned down in a fire, I am a joint tenant on the deed with my ex we had a post judgment in 2011 that we remained together after.

We never signed anything, he never submitted his financial or declaration of disclosure. We paid off both loans with first proceeds agreeing to split... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 22, 2021

Your question is a little hard to answer with the information provided. You should sit down in person (or by phone) with an attorney for a consultation where they can dive in deeper and get more facts. That should give you a good idea of what your options are. I would do this right away in case you... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: What is the procedure for filing a judgment after filing a motion for default judgment in a adversary proceeding?

My case is the Central District of California bankruptcy court. My judgment form was rejected without even going to the judge.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 19, 2021

You should hire a Bankruptcy attorney to help you navigate through the procedural guidelines required in your District.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: I received sores and hair loss to the date from using these products how do I file a claim?

I even had to go to the dermatologist and get shots in my head over this and I still have the condition to the day

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 12, 2021

It is very hard to analyze your case with the little bit of information provided. You should sit down with a personal injury attorney who can get all the information and explain what options are available.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: hello, how would i go about proving a gaurdianship of minor case granted illegally?

I was granted sole legal custody and sole physical custody of my minor child in 2012. my grandmother was babysitting for me for thee days and without my knowledge or consent took my child out of school , disconnected her phone number , and relocated to a different part of town. In 2016 my... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 12, 2021

You need to call a few family law attorneys and sit down for a consultation to see what options you now have. They can look into what has been filed and determine what your options are moving forward.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I use this product what would you recommend

It has my scalp peeling and hair lost

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jul 6, 2021

You call a personal injury attorney and explain the circumstances to see if you might have a case.

3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for California on
Q: A friend died recently and told me was leaving me a truck and trailer. His kids' mother rifled his room...

...and took the titles to everything. She hasnt been in his life for decades but knew his elderly mother who my friend was caring for upon his death. Do I have any recourse? I know he wanted me to have these items as we were good friends for a long time and were close until his demise. He knew his... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 26, 2021

If he never put anything in writing and didn't have a trust or will it would be very hard for you to prove in court that he wanted you to get those items. Did he tell anyone else besides you that he wanted you to get those items? If none of the above then I suggest you let her know of his... Read more »

View More Answers

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: How do I get a pro bono lawyer after I file a chapter 11 claim and it gets removed and appeal is required.
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 24, 2021

As other answers state you should check with your local groups. You might agree to pay an attorney for a short consultation which might clarify your options. Some will give you a free consultation.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Contracts and Small Claims for California on
Q: I bought a truck at auction, paid $4200, drove 10 miles, it caught fire, total loss. Can I be compensated?

I was not burned but suffered smoke inhalation. I had the truck for one hour. An auction employee drove the truck to the front of the lot for me to take delivery. I was told it was driveable. The Fire Dept had to come put out the fire.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 17, 2021

As the previous person answers in detail you need to look at the terms of the auction. You most likely would have to prove they knew that the vehicle had a specific defect and sold it anyway without warning.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Why would my personal injury attorney request from me, my personal HEALTH insurance data.

Such as provider group info, contact info. I was rear ended, while at stop light.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 10, 2021

Because when you are done with all your treatment we have to send off to ALL your medical providers to get your full medical record. We also need to know who paid for your medical services... such as Medicare, Medi-Cal or private insurance because they need to be paid back. As the previous post... Read more »

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I slipped and fell in a FoodMaxx Save Mart store I need to file a claim I need free legal aid
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 5, 2021

Make sure to document everything you can and call a personal injury lawyer who might be able to help you. We don't charge upfront or ongoing fees and only make any money if we can settle your case. Make sure to get all the medical care you need because that is the only way to prove you were injured.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Typically how long does it take to be paid out from an insurance company?

A car hit the wall of a store where i was painting inside at and im just wondering how long typically it would take to settle with the drivers insurance company?

I did hire an attorney and the procedure i was told would happen isnt exactly the way it has went so far. I was told before... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 4, 2021

You need to ask your attorney what the hold is. I know that in all my cases the insurance companies are the ones slowing down the settlements. They want to hold their money as long as possible.

View More Answers

6 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Contracts for California on
Q: What if a defendant files for personal or biz bankruptcy before making all the payments of a settlement payment plan?

This is if both the defendant and attached business are named in the settlement. There would be a stipulation for entry of judgment attached to the settlement. The concern is the defendant defaulting and possibly filing bankruptcy prior to making payments.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 1, 2021

You really need to sit down with a Bankruptcy attorney to determine what options are available to you. Then you will know if you need to do anything proactively or just wait and see if they file.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Hi I got bit by a dog yesterday at work he attacked me out of nowhere can I file a Lawsuit?

I work at a dog groomers giving dogs baths and i was washing off the last shampoo coat and the dog jumped and bit my lip I had to go to the emergency room to get stitches.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 22, 2021

As the previous answer states - you would have to show the owner had some knowledge. As far as your treatment you would fall under workers compensation rules..

View More Answers

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.