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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

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Jun 16, 2022

First call the police and make a report. After that is complete, contact a personal injury attorney with knowledge of sexual assault and abuse claims.

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: My question remains, has there been lawsuits charging insurance companies with murder or attempted murder?
William John Light
William John Light
answered on Jun 10, 2022

No one knows the allegations of every lawsuit filed, but the answer to your question is "no." Lawsuits do not allege murder or attempted murder. The closest you would get to that would be a count for wrongful death. Whether there is a lawsuit for wrongful death against an insurer that... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: My friend was in an accident he got hit by a passenger bus his car is totalled and he is hurt. Police cleared from intox

Can he go to hospital to get medical care for his leg and his contusion without him having to get blood drawn?

William John Light
William John Light
answered on May 29, 2022

If he doesn't consent to a blood draw, then the hospital cannot force him to have one. If the police get a warrant for a blood draw, then it can be taken against his will.

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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 »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Apr 26, 2022

Let law enforcement do its job. Cooperate. Contact a Personal Injury attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can I sue for a violation of my disability rights specifically not letting my service animal into my residence funded by
William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 28, 2022

Yes, you can. Contact a disability rights attorney to discuss your potential claims.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for California on
Q: Hello good afternoon, i had question regarding porperty damage as a result of a automobile accident.

On may of 2019, i was struck by a dodge challenger who failed to stop at a stop sign in a 2way intersection. Driver fled on foot and my insurance had to foot the bill for my vehicle. I was traveling northbound in my infiniti when i was hit on my front right passenger door which made my vehicle... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 22, 2022

Just notify your liability insurer at the time of the collision. It will defend you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Legal options for tort claim against unauthorized medical records release.

I authorized workman's compensation insurance company "A" to access my medical record from medical provider "B." The authorization had a specific date range and limitation on types of records that could be disclosed. Company A submitted a forged authorization form that was... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 19, 2022

Pretty sure this was answered before.

answers.justia.com/question/2022/03/10/legal-options-for-tort-claim-against-una-891729

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3 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My landlord was evicting me my mom and my brother. his son came to the house an shot my brother in the head.can he sue?

My landlord was also my father in law and worked for the DAs office he has had police harass me attempted to sue me calling me a criminal on the court papers (which is untrue)has had me falsely arrested ..I live in constant fear now from his retaliation and use of government resources to harass me... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 17, 2022

Your brother can sue. You and your mother can sue for bystander emotional distress, if you were there when your brother was shot. The success of such a case depends on the circumstances of the shooting. If the shooting was justified (self-defense, for example), there is no case. A lot will... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: I was at a hiking trail and before entering, they told me no dogs were allowed. When I explained it was a service dog

they let me in. When I started hiking, the park ranger stopped me and gave me a ticket for not having a dog license. I just got the dog from my friend to stay with me for a bit and didn’t know about dog licensing. I have to appear in court and I don’t know what the procedure will be like. The... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 15, 2022

Not knowing about dog licensing is not a defense to violating the law. If the dog wasn't yours, that might be a defense. You would have to look up the licensing ordinance to see what it says and whether it applies to you or just to the owner. If the dog is yours now, get it licensed. You... Read more »

5 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for California on
Q: my girlfriend was secretly being filmed in a changing room at kohls, negligence by kohls

this should never happen what can we do to hold them accountable

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 13, 2022

What did Kohl's do wrong? Was it their camera? Did Kohl's know that the camera was there?

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4 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: What course of action do I have against an attorney that I believe is guilty of negligence and misrepresentation?

I entered in to a contract that was prepared by an attorney for my step father. I was to be paid $30,000 out of escrow for the sale of my mothers home. I fulfilled my obligations for the contract. The home sold and I was told there was no money left due to a lien. I later found out from the title... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 11, 2022

Why was it the attorney's obligation to inform escrow of the contract? Why didn't you do it? According to your statement, your father paid the attorney. The attorney's obligation was, therefore, to your father. Also, if the lien ate up the proceeds of the sale, you wouldn't... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: My daughter abandoned her dog two months ago her at my house in California what can I do

My daughter was living with us, and she left two months ago, she left to work and hasn't been back since. She is having her episodes(bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies) at the moment and wants her dog, but she hasn't called or came to see him since she left that day to work, and we... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 10, 2022

Give her the dog back. She was having a medical emergency, not abandoning a dog. If the dog was abandoned, you should have surrendered it to Animal Control, then adopted it through appropriate legal channels. What you are attempting to do sounds like theft.

4 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Legal options for tort claim against unauthorized medical records release

I authorized workman's compensation insurance company "A" to access my medical record from medical provider "B." The authorization had a specific date range and limitation on types of records that could be disclosed. Company A submitted a forged authorization form that was... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 10, 2022

You can sue for invasion of privacy, and perhaps violation of HIPAA and False Light.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: If I am being sued for an accident I was in while under the scope of my employment, do I need to worry about anything?

I was in an accident in California almost two years ago while delivering for a company with a contract with Amazon. They didn't fire me and I stayed with them for another 5 months or so. I haven't been able to get in contact with my former employer since being served last month, but the... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 9, 2022

Try harder. Your employer is responsible for your negligence, if any, and is obligated to provide you a defense. The Plaintiff really isn't interested in you because you don't have the money. Your personal auto insurance won't cover your negligence because you you in the course... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: is there a statue of limitations on medical malpractice.my father was dropped while in hospital,he walked in and now is

in a wheelchair and has no use of his legs;he has to have 24 hour care by mother who lost her job because she had to stay home with dad

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Feb 25, 2022

In California, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within one year of the patient discovering the injury or within three years of the date that injury occurred—whichever comes first. A longer statute of limitations exists for Elder Abuse.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was injured in a car accident while in police custody how much can I sue for
William John Light
William John Light
answered on Feb 20, 2022

Depends on your injuries, medical expenses, permanent injuries, loss of income, available insurance coverage, etc. If the collision was the fault of the police, you need to file a tort claim within 6 months of the date of the collision. You should probably talk to an attorney before doing... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was hit by a car. They have insurance. I have 2 years to file a claim. I am down to one day. What do I have to file?

I want to do it myself because I believe I will max out the policy. I don't know what to file.

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Feb 16, 2022

You have to file a Complaint. It costs $500.00. You have to identify all the defendants: the driver, the car owner, anyone responsible for the driver, such as an employer. It is unlikely that you will be able to do this on your own. Most attorneys will probably refuse to do anything for you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hi, I would like to know if I should hire a motorcycle accident Attorney. So far, I have came to know that It's not must

motorcycleaccidentlawyerus.com

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Feb 14, 2022

hard to say since you don't describe what kind of case you want to pursue. There are a lot of good attorneys.

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Can a general liability insurance policy under a corporation be claimed as an asset in a personal bankruptcy?

We are looking for lawyers who specialize in bankruptcy law and insurance coverage law to help us figure out our situation. In short, we had a contractor building a new custom home for us, abandon our job, file for bankruptcy and move out of state taking money with them that was intended for... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Feb 14, 2022

Yes, it's an asset. You need to request relief from bankruptcy to proceed against the limits of the insurance policy. Also, the contractor's insurance policy does not provide coverage for shoddy work. It does provide coverage if your property is damaged by shoddy work, e.g., you have... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What can i do if I was sexually assaulted. I know other victims who experienced the same but we have no evidence.

I want to help myself and other minors who were afflicted by this man who is currently a pastor.

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Feb 11, 2022

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