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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I finished all of my therapy treatment for my lawsuit, what will be the next step?

I have a letter from the company admitting there allegations, what do you believe will happen? Do you think they will accept my offer for $500,000?

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Nov 30, 2022

Half a million is a big number and must be supported by significant injuries. You didn't provide any factual, medical or financial information to support your number. For a large damage claim of this size you should consult with an attorney on this forum. Consultations are always free and your... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How can I find out if my lawsuit is still in litigation. Is 4 yes right to still be in litigation? My attorney never cal

My attorney always avoids me it seems

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Nov 9, 2022

I think 4-years is a long time for a lawsuit. Its been my experience that "non-complex" cases resolve at 30-36 months. You can go to the courts website and search your case by case number or names of the parties. It's always a bad sign when your attorney avoids you. It could be... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Is there representation in the Sacramento area? My case is against a hospital & its doctors: misdiagnosis/malpractice

I was pregnant when I went to the emergency department for lower abdominal pain. The doctor and OBGYN diagnosed the pregnancy as ectopic and treated for it the same day. Two weeks later I returned to the hospital to find out that they misdiagnosed me, the fetus was in my uterus and they gave me a... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Nov 4, 2022

You need a medical malpractice lawyer. Go to the top of this page and click on Find a Lawyer. Enter Medical Malpractice and Sacramento in the drop down menu. Call a few med-mal lawyers and pick the one you are most comfortable with. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I'm a plantiff and I have a motion to compel what do I need to do so it doesn't get dismissed. I'm in pro per.

Motion to compel why it shoulder bbe dismissed. On me the plantiff . Bit I have what they want my file med bills etc . Case is foe 5million . It's been 4 yrs ghreedi and keese was my law firm . Then not . Week before my trial date I was waiting for 2 yrs .

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Oct 18, 2022

If you have the documents opposing counsel is entitled to... why don't you give it to them? You should not be representing yourself in a lawsuit with a $5mil. valuation. Regardless, here is a link to Sacramento Law Library's article on Motions to Compel Discovery. Good luck.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: whether fetus' have a right to be free from abuse, allowing for normal brain development? if so after birth whether the

fetus' protections from domestic violence even causing stress on the mother, in turn cause a fetus brain not to develop normal/healthy. The brain starts to form while in the womb. When under stress or physical abuse forming transmitters, do not form connections as they would normally. Normally... Read more »

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

Hi, It's clear you have a lot of knowledge in this area. My question to you is whether there is a way to prove that the physical or emotional abuse caused a specific injury to the fetus... and is there a way to quantify or measure damage caused to a fetus?

Thanks,

Patrick Steinfeld

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: pentachlorophenol was expose to high level dad passed away mom had 2nd hand exsposure, could I pass it to my child

Southern California Edison Co. (Visalia Poleyard)

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Oct 9, 2022

Hi, I am sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Whether pentachlorophenol can be passed on to your child is not a legal question and can be answered by an attorney. That is a question for a doctor, scientist or someone with specific knowledge of pentachlorophenol. Good luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
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 »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Defense attorneys can assert "general" and "specific" defenses... that doesn't make them true. However it puts those allegations at issue. Both sides put their facts on and the jury decides. How do you intend to prove you were wearing a seatbelt? Would a seatbelt have made... Read more »

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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 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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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for California on
Q: I was exposed to formaldehyde in the office. Can a personal injury claim be filed alongside workers' comp claim?

I suffered a severe reaction, from coughing & choking to blackouts & memory loss. We learned of the toxic chemical after the workers’ comp doctor ordered the employer to have an air sampling test completed. In the weeks leading up to the severe reaction, I was feeling awful; fatigued,... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 12, 2022

You are entitled to bring a personal injury claim if your injuries were caused by a 3rd party (i.e. not your employer or co-workers). Any injuries caused by your employer or co-workers is limited to workers compensation. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: We are being sued as landlords for a home that we bought for our disabled son for a dog bite.

We are the owners of a house in San Jacinto that we have bought for our totally disabled son and family. They hired (without our knowledge) a professional dog trainer from Temecula, who charged $400.00 for travel and evaluation for future training of the dog. After taking the dog outside, they... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 8, 2022

Turn it over to your insurance company. Generally you would not have any liability for the actions of your adult son just because he's living in a home you own.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: so how do I prove authenticity of the medical bills I paid for my care after a rear end accident?

this is an accident where I was rearended by two parties that dispute liability and that I was injured 5 years ago and now they want to exclude my medical bills as hearsay they already got my experts excluded because i became proper and didn't know how to designate my experts correctly and was... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Your expert was not excluded because you became pro per. Courts don't exclude testimony because a party is pro per. Your expert was probably excluded because you failed to lay a proper foundation. Your bills were excluded because you failed to follow basic rules of evidence. Cases don't... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I had a pre existing condition/injury years before an accident to same part of my body which was my ankle.

I was finally 90% better. Then I stepped and twisted my ankle in a pothole at a store that had tape on it. A month after accident I did mri and it showed no tears but I had excessive pain. And crps. Then a year later I redid mri and I had tears in both ankles 4 places. Now defense says they are... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Aug 4, 2022

What does your attorney say? Documentation is "king" in law. You need to establish the tears were caused by this incident. Unfortunately you have an MRI that says no tears. Many things could have happened to your ankle(s) in the year before the tears were confirmed. You are asking an... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: If I tripped where I live over a sidewalk that was lifted and broke my nose and more, could I sue?

I also had severe nerve damage and just had surgery. The Apartments know about my nose only through people. What do I do?

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 29, 2022

If the landlord was aware (or should have been aware) of the dangerous condition they have a legal duty to fix the sidewalk. Take pictures of your nose while swollen and discolored for a future claim. Take pics when your nose is at its worst. Take pics of the dangerous sidewalk with a ruler or tape... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: A cyclist collided with my vehicle. He was severely injured. I was not DUI and did not run. What should I do now?

After the accident, I called 911 and the ambulance came and took the cyclist to the hospital. The police asked me to go to the police station and performed a series of sobriety tests, I also had my blood drawn. The police still has my car now and I want to know what may happen next.

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

If you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol you may be charged with DUI resulting in serious injury. If you were not under the influence the police will try and determine who was at fault. In either case, contact your insurance company. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: PI case in California. Can a medical provider (lien holder) turn remaining balance due to collections?

PI case in California. Plaintiff received settlement. No Medical insurance used for any injury treatments. All were on liens.

Can a medical provider (lien holder) demand more money from the client/plaintiff and turn over any remaining balance due to collections if they are not satisfied... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

Why are you asking for advice on a public forum if you are represented by counsel? Ask your attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I am being sued by someone who rear ended me, Should i counter sue them?-

I am being sued by someone who rear ended me and was 100% at fault per their insurance (they already paid to have my car repaired.) Should i be filing a suit against them as a tactical move to try and bring this to a close? The only thing i am suffering at this point is the 'mental anguish and... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

Sure. If you were injured then counter-sue if you want. But you can't recover emotional damages just because they sued you. Contact your insurance company. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I had a court case back in 2016 I was not given served my court date Hess vs butte county jail. I have more evedience

Judges lied said they try to contact me and never did so

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

There may be bench warrant out for your arrest. They won't come looking for you but the next time you come into contact with the police you may be arrested. You can go to the court and review your file. It's public information. If you have an outstanding warrant get your affairs in... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hi. What are the claims I can demand from both insurance companies and how to claim and compute "pain and suffering?"

LAST JUNE 10, 2022, I HAD A CAR ACCIDENT IN FREEWAY 880 IN FREMONT. MY DAUGHTER AND I WERE TRAVELLING FROM HAYWARD TO MILPITAS AND IT HAPPENED AROUND 7:30PM. THE CAR INFRONT OF ME SUDDENLY STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF FREEWAY BECAUSE THE CAR INFRONT OF HIM IS ABOUT TO STOP TO BUT EVENTUALLY CHANGED... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jul 26, 2022

You are entitled to economic damages (hospital, loss of earnings, property damage ect.) and general damages for your pain and suffering. Gather your supporting documentation and present it in a demand package with the amount of your demand. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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