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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was in an accident, a guy on a bicycle ran into my car ,smashed my window , and now is trying to sue me What can I do

He had no light, admitted fault, refused medical treatment, I received no ticket of any kind, was told “ to go home” I was the driver but the car is registered to my daughter in law, because I am buying the car but haven’t completely paid for it yet, we filed a release of liability, but the... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jul 7, 2020

You and she should notify your insurance companies. That is why you paid for all those premiums.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I took a job"under the table" . I fell off a stool, broke my neck. Do I have any legal recourse? I am paralyzed.
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William John Light answered on Jul 6, 2020

You have a workers compensation claim. If your employer didn't maintain workers compensation insurance, you have a personal injury lawsuit. Contact a PI attorney to discuss in detail.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for California on
Q: How do I legally register my fiancee as my emotional support person? Like a support animal but support person.

My fiancee was arrested for something receiving known stolen property but he didn't know it was stolen but because the cops found the stolen stuff in his house they are claiming he knew it was stolen. They're trying to give him 3 years but I legitimately can't go a day without him.... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jul 4, 2020

There is no such thing as a legal registration for support animals. Someone on the internet will sell it to you, but it means nothing. There is also no such thing as a "support person." Even if there was such a thing, and your boyfriend qualified to be one, that would not be a defense... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Can a older mother get in trouble for wearing a see through nightgown and from her son's friend's Being Flirtatious

She would bend over directly and front of my friends so they can get a good view I guess When she's gane undressed or dressing in a Room the door be partially open she does have any curtains on Her bedroom windows so and it's a real low window directly by the carport

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William John Light answered on Jul 3, 2020

Depends on how old the son's friends are, how see through the nightgown is and what "being flirtatious" means.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was a pedestrian crossing the street legally, when I was hit by a car. I was wondering how much should I ask for?

My superficial injury healed up from the accident, it was minor actually, impact on ankle. But I'm a hemophiliac and joint injuries never go away for us, they evolve and become chronic years from now, potentially. Should I even be settling? I really don't want to be drawn out in court but... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jul 2, 2020

It depends on your medical treatment, medical expenses, future medical treatment, your comparative fault, your permanent disability, the available insurance limits, etc. No one can tell you what your case might be worth without a lot more information.

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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for California on
Q: I have received an email requesting I pay or they will send me to court, I have never received any legitimate info

I have received this email and I want to know if it is legitimate, I emailed asking what it was in regards to and they sent an email with minimal information and told me to pay a certain amount of money to close it. They could not tell me when where or how they got my information, but that they... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jul 2, 2020

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/03/there-no-bureau-defaulters?page=1

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: What do I do if someone refuses to give my dog back to me because they want to keep it yet i never signed it over?

I adopted this dog from a local breeder and signed a document proving that he is now mine. I had him at my house for about 2 weeks and my dad got mad because he kept him up one night and my dad was already getting bad sleep he made a rash choice and told me to get the dog out for the night. I found... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jul 2, 2020

There is no requirement that you "sign" your dog to someone in order to transfer ownership. If you gave your dog away, then it is no longer yours, writing or no writing. I suspect that the persons in custody of the dog will have a story that is different from yours.

If you did...
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1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits, Social Security and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: My Doctors&Clinic kept inaccurate records & have altered them to avoid dealing with a complaint. Is this malpractice?

I can prove they altered them. The result has been denial for SSDI benefits and a severe deterioration in my quality of life and has endangered my overall health permanently. I don't know what to do to fix this?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 23, 2020

It might be a HIPAA complaint, but damages are not available for that under the statute.

It might be Negligent Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage, but it's unclear that there would be enough money at stake to justify this type of claim.

Also, I don't know...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal to lie to an animal control officer about where a stray was found, therefore it would be taken in

Manteca Ca

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William John Light answered on Jun 19, 2020

Intentionally providing false information to a law enforcement officer is illegal.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: If a doctor posted a video of a procedure done to me without my consent, what legal action should I pursue?

I signed a video release authorization that permitted my procedure to be filmed for internal use, but I specifically signed the portion that says: "I DO NOT authorize the use of these photos, films or videos for social media advertising purposes."

The doctor posted a video of my... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jun 18, 2020

You have potential claims against the doctor if you can prove that your medical procedure was indeed depicted publicly. There are violations of federal and state statures, along with claims for invasion of privacy and physician-patient privilege. Speak to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.

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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: In a Premise Liability Case, can a Homeowners Insurance Company be sued for more than the policy’s liability limit?

Slip & Fall Case. Plaintiff is the tenant. Defendant is the landlord. Landlord admits he knew about, & agreed to hire someone fix a broken drain ASAP but definitely prior to a planned bday party a few weeks later. He kept forgetting & the tenant slipped & fell on pooled water that... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jun 16, 2020

If you make a policy limits settlement demand (with a time limit within which it must be accepted or be automatically revoked), and the insurer unreasonably refuses to pay, the insurer can be liable for the entire amount of the judgment. In some circumstances, if the insurer's refusal is in... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was sexually assaulted two years ago but I don't have any proof it happened. Can I be sued for defamation?

-I (female) was 23 and he was 25.

- I don't proof it happened and I worry that he may fight back with a slander claim.

-This was an isolated incident. It happened in Los Angeles.

*This was our second date being with this man and I was very drunk. We were driving in... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 16, 2020

That doesn't sound like sexual assault. He made an attempt to get intimate with you. It doesn't sound like he touched an intimate part of your body. You declined. He stopped. If you publicly accuse him of sexual assault on those facts, he could win a defamation suit.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Need to file a case against a hospital for an accident that took place on their premises due to lack of maintenance.

I was staying at a hospital post partum (delivery) and the bathroom shower knob fell on my foot. I have been experiencing foot pain for over two years and despite all my efforts to fix the pain ( massages, nerve tests, physical test) nothing has improved. The pain is interfering with my daily life... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jun 14, 2020

Youi need to contact personal injury attorneys. Attorneys aren't supposed to reach out to you and offer to take your case.

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6 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I sold a vehicle on Craigslist, was negligent, & now I owe an insurance company 20k in damages?

I sold the vehicle, I had them sign their name and everything necessary on the pink slip, as well as my signature to release it, but forgot to remove and take the release of liability. The person has caused damages worth 20k yet I am liable. I have records of the conversation leading up to the... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jun 11, 2020

If you were an owner at the time of the collision, your liability is up to $5k for property damage and up to $15k/person or $30/accident for bodily injury. You have a right to cross-complain against the purchaser for indemnity (get paid back for whatever you owe). You might be able to negotiate... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was hit my medical bill was over 6000 their insurance only paid 900 and now they want me to sign a medical release.

Should I sign any forms or perhaps seek legal representation?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 6, 2020

You have no idea what you are doing. You should obviously consult with an attorney before making any decisions or signing any paperwork.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: My neighbor leaves his 1 year old dog outside 24/7 through extreme heat and cold with no shelter

He's lucky to even get food and water for the day. He used to tie him up which i reported but my local animal control organization doesn't seem to care about the welfare of animals. Ive seen this man be brutal to this dog but otherwise just constantly neglects it. What can I do to save... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 5, 2020

Call Animal Control again.

4 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: If I become handicapped from my job and I habe a spinal cord injury and I'm in pain everyday and can never work again.

Is there anything I can do to sue for mental distress . my Employer took advantage of me and worked me to the core because I am Mexican. It doesnt sound right to just get a 132a case. I will never be the same. They purposely broke me down.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 4, 2020

If you've been discriminated against based on your ethnicity or nationality, you might have an employment lawsuit against your employer. Contact an employee rights attorney to discuss.

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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: I purchased a kellogg Eggo waffle and wife found a huge bite on unopened sealed packaging. What are the remedies here?

I purchased a kellogg Eggo waffle products and to my surprise my wife found a huge bite on the waffle inside the new packaging this morning May 24. It is sealed packaging and we can see clearly huge bite on one of the waffle.

What do you think the case remedy for this?

I found this... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 24, 2020

You can get a refund.

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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can i win this law suit?

I just recently moved from Kansas City to San Diego

I hired a car moving company to move my car from kc to San Diego

when the car arrived its bumper was completely gone, when i confronted them about this they claimed the bumper "was loose"

When i made the claim to... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 22, 2020

Don't know why you want to fight with them. You can make a claim with your insurer and get your car promptly fixed. If your insurer recovers from the trucking company, you will get your deductible back.

If you insist, get your car fixed, out of your own pocket, or at least get an...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: does an insurance company have to defend the boat owner even though he is not listed as an insured on the policy?

The boat owner gave it to his son, who ended up getting insurance for the boat. The title for the boat was never changed.

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 19, 2020

Potentially, since the title never changed. An attorney will need to review the policy and do a coverage analysis.

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