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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I need help finding a New Applicant Certified Specialist Attorney in the Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area Spinal Cord Inj

Seeking Substitute Attorney

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jun 24, 2022

I'm a Bay Area injury attorney, but it's not clear from your question exactly what you're looking for. Could you provide some more information/details? Thank you.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for California on
Q: I need a business litigation attorney in Los Angeles.

Defendant defaulted on 1.3 million dollars loan, in addition to owe over 1 million dollars for services provided

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jun 24, 2022

I am happy to provide a free consultation regarding your legal remedies to collect on your loan and for services. Please contact me today.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: How can I find a business litigation attorney on contingency please?

Defendant default on 1.3 million dollars loan, also owe over 1 million dollars in fees and expenses for services received

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jun 22, 2022

What type of business litigation matter is it?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I was sexually assaulted years ago I've been to a county Vista del Mar mental health unit

Who do I contact about being sexually assaulted and and Vista del Marand Ventura counties psychiatric hospital I was there for suicidal thoughts and I was sexually assaulted and left untreated even worse

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Contact a personal injury attorney right away. There is a time limit to make your legal claims, and the longer you wait the more likely it will be that you may lose your right to seek legal remedy for this heinous crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Me and my 14 yr been subpoena to testify what are my right as her parent

And what if I'm concerned about my family safety

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jun 13, 2022

Is this a subpoena to testify at trial or by deposition? Either way as her parent, you are absolutely entitled to be present during her questioning. My suggestion would be to hire an attorney to represent you in the matter, so the attorney can make appropriate objections to questions being asked... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: How do I get a lawyer to see the importance in my case ,and get a response from my message left on sites like this one

Ive been months going on find a lawyer site and I haven't received any response what I doing wrong could someone explain to me what is a

Correct and what doesn't catch the legal eye cause my situation is a big case if once looked into it goes beyond the unit I live in I only hope... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on May 24, 2022

Please provide some more details about your mold injury issue.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I won my civil case, what's next?

So after the judge made his judgement. He said my ex had until the end of the month to return my dog. What happen is she doesn't return my dog or what steps can i take to enforce the judgement?

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on May 20, 2022

If she does not return your dog, you may apply to the court for an order of contempt (i.e. that she did not comply with the court's order) and serve it on her. There will be additional legal penalties imposed on her for doing so.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Now after over three years the management has giving notice of remediation services can I still sue for per. Injury

It's been over three yrs.not having this mold acknowledged, but it's been by two different managers, now we've gotten another manager and, finally after the covide came into our world we've finally gotten inspections of our units but even though the new management has made an... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on May 18, 2022

If you've been injured by someone else's negligence (e.g. by failing to remediate a known mold exposure), then yes, you can sue the person who failed to remediate (i.e. the former property manager) for your injuries/damages. There is a 2-year statute of limitations for injury cases, so... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Auto accident, concern about liability and the current claims process

I was in an auto accident where my insurance found me 80% liable. I was pulling out of a parallel parking space, and the other party was turning right onto my road from another road. I had already started pulling out before he turned on my road (parking space was 20 feet from the intersection), but... Read more »

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

1. When you are pulling into the road from parking, you are entering another's right of way, so if the other car was moving in that right of way, then you have violated his right of way. So contesting liability in this case doesn't seem like a winner.

2. Yes, unfortunately these...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: An SDGE tree contract worker came onto my property, hit my dog and left without notifying me. Is there anything i can do

Pet was visibly ran over by a car.

I have a few acers, and my dogs are usually out and about on my property.

An SDGE contractor came to our home to inspect and clear around any electric poles.

I could hear as they sped off but didn't think anything of it. I have... Read more »

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

You should be able to make a claim with SDGE for personal property damage for your dog, and the driver and/or the company may also be liable for animal cruelty. If SDGE denies your claim, you may be able to sue for civil damages.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Will someone please take my case I have all the emails and text messages as proof

i had applied for a program to help domestic violence victims get dental work done that were caused by thier abuser, i was accepted, i went to the dentest for a Consultation and a few weeks later i receved a call saying the were going to do a full mouth restore, i agreed and they started the work... Read more »

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

You may have a claim for dental malpractice, and should contact a malpractice lawyer right away.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I rear ended a car. No one was injured. What now
Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on May 16, 2022

Presumably you and the other driver exchanged insurance information. The other driver should make a claim with your insurance company for any damages they or their car suffered in the accident. You will likely need to provide a statement of what happened to your insurance company (they'll... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: What to do if I have a business with my ex and they are destroying the business and doing Illegal things in the compan

Embezzlement, stopping me from doing my job and preventing me from access

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on May 11, 2022

Contact one of the lawyers on this site for a consultation. There are legal ways you can protect your business assets and sue for wrongful actions being taken against you/your company.

3 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Tax Law for California on
Q: If I am helping a friend lease a business space for HIS business, do I need to report anything to the IRS on my end?

My friend is starting up a business, he’s doing good and now needs a shop to work. He does not have the credit to lease a place. He asked me to help him lease in exchange for 10% of earnings. What would I have to report to the IRS or does his total earnings affect me in any way? I am aware I’m... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on May 6, 2022

I'm not a tax attorney, and you may need to consult one or a CPA for details, but my understanding is that the IRS only cares about your income received, so you need to report to them your income from that source.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I was served summons on civil suit but plaintiff has amended complaint

I have not been served the amended complaint so do I respond to original complaint or amended complaint which I downloaded from court website?

Do I get more time to respond?

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

You have 30 days (if served by hand) to respond to the complaint. If an amended complaint was filed, you have 30 days from the date of service of that document. But if no amended complaint was served on you yet, you can always call/email the attorney for plaintiff and ask for service of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: If the plaintiff in a case decides to use an attorney, are they legally required to inform the court?

The plaintiff in my case has been ProPer since filing. At the deposition he brought an attorney who was directing the questioning. There is no attorney on record. Had I known the plaintiff had a lawyer I would have hired one for the deposition.

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Apr 29, 2022

Yes, once a party representing themself hires an attorney, their attorney must file a Substitution of Attorney with the court and send that to all parties in the case. This party may have been sneaky and filed the Substitution with the court right before the deposition and claimed that it had not... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can my injury attorney deny a needed surgery after they filed a lawsuit?

I was in a semi accident two years ago. I tore my tfcc in my left wrist and disks in my neck are out of place. I had surgery to correct my tfcc tear in April of last year but now I’m having worse pain in my wrist. I’ve had steroid injections in that area so I’m not sure if they were just... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Apr 28, 2022

You always have the right to fire your attorney if you are dissatisfied with their services. Also, it's completely your choice whether to have the additional surgery or not. Your attorney cannot deny you the right to get that treatment for your injury.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Can a person that is part of a class action lawsuit against me also collect on a judgement for the same case?
Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Apr 27, 2022

Only if that person has opted out of the class can they collect a separate judgment against you for the same claim. If their claim is different, they may be entitled to a judgment for those other claims.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: if somebody was admitted to a hospital and woke up being sexually assaulted. what are some legal steps to take?

Somebody (obviously won't name) was in the hospital who was on a few different medications and out of it for awhile, woke up to a male nurse sexually assaulting her. The victim told a different nurse and the director came and took a statement from her. And that was it. The victim then wanted... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Apr 27, 2022

This is an absolutely awful experience to have suffered. I have experience with this type of case and empathize with the victim. I agree that preserving any evidence of the assault is critical. Memorialize any statements said to the victim by hospital staff, the nurse, director, as well as wow... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Paralyzed by lumbar fusion surgery,aorta cut,renal artery severed,metal cage on iliac artery can kill me any moment hel

DAMAGES TO PATIENT 

1.The surgeon was not prepared for her anatomy and could not individualize approach

2.Patient did not know and was not given informed consent to the procedure or the risk she would incur. ... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Apr 25, 2022

There is a 1-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice actions, so you will need to be sure to contact an attorney who specializes in this area quickly because lawsuits must be filed within one year of the patient discovering the injury or within three years of the date that injury... Read more »

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