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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for California on

Q: What should I do to change date of claimed injury on my notice application from workers compensation

I received notice of application letter from workers compensation and I just realized that the date of claimed injury was wrong date. Should I call and inform my lawyer about this and ask to change it with the actual date?

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 20, 2019

You should absolutely talk to your attorney about this right away.

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Banking and Collections for California on

Q: Chap 7. Wife not filing. Joint Citi checking w $5600 on line of credit. It's current. Can Citi offset if stays current?

Since it is a joint debt, can we exclude it from the BK and continue making payments on it?

We want to keep her strong credit completely clean.

Is there any reason to close the joint account?

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 17, 2019

You should sit down with a Bankruptcy attorney who should analyze your whole situation and answer any questions you might have.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on

Q: So I was at my ex boyfriend house I woke up my car was stolen. I had just purchased the car my title was in my car

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 17, 2019

Hopefully you had insurance. Since you had the title you must have paid cash. That usually means the "market value" of the car is less than you paid unless you had replacement insurance. The police may find it and hopefully not damaged too badly.

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6 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for California on

Q: Dui accident on 06/13/19 , charged with involuntary vehicular manslaughter/ great bodily injury in,San Bernardino county

Accident was caused by , the negligence of a semi truck driver makeing a sudden illegal u-turn .

Clearly marked "NO U-TURNS"!

In a marked 50 mph zone.

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 16, 2019

Was a police/incident Traffic Collision Report generated? If so.. get a copy and sit down with a personal injury attorney to discuss options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on

Q: I employ a caregiver at home. She is on payroll. How do I protect myself if she hurts herself and decides to sue?

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 16, 2019

Talk to your insurance carrier about getting workers compensation coverage along with a general liability policy and a large umbrella if need be.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: I have a question my landlord lost the house he still wants us to pay him the rent . What can I do he's not the owner ?

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 4, 2019

When you say he "lost the house" do you mean the bank foreclosed on him? If so then don't pay him. Wait for the bank to contact you most likely through a real estate agent. Unless someone bought the house through a foreclosure sale - then they should contact you. But if the owner/landlord still... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on

Q: Live in California and was injured in Hawaii on vacation.

Can I sue a large chain store in California or must action be filed in Hawaii?

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jun 2, 2019

talking to a local personal injury attorney would most likely be your best option.

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3 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for California on

Q: Can a parent be sued along w/ an adult son in sm claims case if that parent had a duty to warn/protect foreseable acts

Adult man lives rent free in family owned home. His mother pays elec, water& taxes even his phone bill. He has numerous arrests and she bails him out every time and pays for private attny. He has a domestic violence conviction, theft & drugs. This is public record, easy enough to prove. She is... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 21, 2019

You can try to sue in small claims court but it sounds like your case is worth more than $10,000. Be careful because if you include your medical bills you might have to pay back to the medical provider. If your wage loss and pain and suffering get you to $10,000 you might not need the medical... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on

Q: What information do you require on a free consultation on bankruptcy? I need assistance asap.

I just became a cancer survivor still following up at the cancer center. I was on FMLA july 10 2018 thru Jan 2019.. return to work on Feb 2019 and just started a second job this month of May 2019. I'm struggling financially. I have my car and is behind on payments car insurance. Utilities..and... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 19, 2019

Your most recently filed tax return, 6 months of paystubs or whatever you and a general idea of how you spend your money. If you want to keep the car you need to stay current on the payments. When searching for an attorney you should find someone who treats you right and has some experience. Good... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on

Q: MR. LIGHT WHAT IF I DIDNT HAVE INSURANCE ON MY CAR AT THAT TIME?

Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 18, 2019

The penalty for not having insurance is that you can only get your car fixed and your medical bills paid and possibly a wage loss claim. That is of course if the other party caused the accident. Now DMV might have some punishments for you and the police may issue a citation as well..

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on

Q: Can you sue airport for not providing help upon request which resulted in injury on escalator? No complaint was filed.

At the time of injury, it did not seem serious. This happened about three weeks ago. Due to increasing pain and no relief, an MRI was done (three weeks later) and showed completely torn tendon which needs surgery. We did not file complaint at airport or seek immediate medical help (person injured... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 9, 2019

I agree with the previous answer. You will have a hard time finding a lawyer to take the case on a contingency. The airport's insurance carrier doesn't want to pay you anything and they will argue that if someone gets really hurt they seek medical attention right away. They will say "how do we know... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on

Q: If I’m late on a car title payment in California does the account go through any kind of review process before repossess

Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 1, 2019

You be perfectly clear on what they can and can't do - you should read the contract you signed with them. There should be a section spelling out what rights they have if you miss a payment. Whether they follow it exactly or not is up to them. So if it has a grace period of say 5 days it doesn't... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on

Q: Can an emergency chapter 7 protect my car from repossession. I’m late on a payment with another looming. How fast can ac

Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 1, 2019

It can buy you a little time but doesn't solve the problem. You still need to make your payments and be able to continue making them on time. You should sit down with a bankruptcy attorney immediately to discuss your options.

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4 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on

Q: 1st workers comp Dr never set my broken finger and I saw him twice for a total of 3 minutes. After a month I saw 2nd Dr

The 2nd Dr has to break and reset my knuckle and finger because it healed in the wrong position. Do I have a malpractice case against the 1st Dr

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 26, 2019

The previous answer is exactly right in my opinion. You should contact a few medical malpractice attorneys and see if anyone would be willing to help you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for California on

Q: I inherited about $100K from my great uncle when he passed away. My parents have always controlled the money.

My great uncle passed away when I was 7 and left me an inheritance. My parents have always controlled the money, telling me that it was "money for college". They spent $10K of it on a year of a private middle school they sent me to when I was 12-13. They spent the remainder on three years of my... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 22, 2019

Mr. Light's answer is a good one. Just because you "inherited" the money doesn't mean you just get it at age 18. Quite often people will put restrictions into a will telling the guardian of the money how they want it spent. In your case they could have said to "only use the money for your education... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on

Q: does releasing uninsured motorist destroy right to claim under my umi policy

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 12, 2019

It's difficult to understand your question. What / why are you "releasing uninsured motorist"? I would strongly urge you to get an attorney well versed in personal injury matters (assuming you were injured) because you could do something to jeopardize your case. And the insurance companies love it... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on

Q: Can I keep my medical records private from defendant?

I am the plaintiff in a personal injury case. The insurance adjuster has asked for my medical records, which I will be giving them. However, I was wondering if there is any way to keep the individual defendant in this case from seeing/accessing these records? I believe this individual could be a... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 10, 2019

You should talk to your lawyer since Colorado law applies. If you don't have a lawyer you should seriously consider getting one. Statistics show personal injury plaintiffs net more money after the attorneys fees. This is because the insurance carriers will do everything they can to pay you as... Read more »

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6 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for California on

Q: I was hit by a drunk driver but I did not have insurance, do I have any rights to sue the guy that hit me?

I have the police report and he was found to be at fault. He has no insurance and no license and was on probation for two prior dui convictions.

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 7, 2019

You can sue him but the penalty for you not having insurance is that you are not allowed pain and suffering damages. You can get your car damage, medical bills and any other hard cost expenses like wage loss, etc.. You can sue him in small claims court.

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6 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Appeals / Appellate Law for California on

Q: if a judgement s issued in a civil case then a stay is entered because a chapter 13 bankruptcy is filed

does that extend the deadline to file an appeal in the civil case

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 6, 2019

Your question requires some research depending on the unique facts but a simple answer is yes. You should absolutely hire an attorney to help guide you moving forward.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on

Q: i am being sued as an employee by a customer who had a trip and fall accident in a store i managed in california.

I understand the store bears the liability here and I should not be sued. are there grounds to counter sue.

Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 3, 2019

Your employer should handle helping you with a defense and getting you out of the action unless you did something out of the ordinary. It's impossible for us to analyze your situation without a lot more information. Normally a slip and fall doesn't involve an employee so your question is a little... Read more »

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