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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
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 2, 2022

legally yes.

However, most lawyers do not want to take a case at the last minute and be forced to file without having all the evidence................unless it is a major case with good supportive evidence.

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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 »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 2, 2022

the defense can claim anything..........but they have to prove it at trial.

you should make an appointment with a LOCAL PI lawyer asap.

the ins co is taking advantage of you.

however, in our office we would not accept a case like this where the potential client has been...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: California CCP 170.6. Granted Nov/21. Then I filed " BLANK " motion in August 2022 and the disqualified J is back ?

It's a commissioner not a judge . And the Honorable un separate action took RJN of the Disqualified Case. within consistent ' FACTS ' noticed. 3rd world....

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 30, 2022

if this is a Commissioner and not a judge, just don't stipulate..........don't waste your 170.6

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Yes I have at first I didn’t think about them fixing it I’m not that kind of lady. But I can’t afford it. So is there a

Neglected attorney near me

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 30, 2022

one is only responsible if they were negligent.

a lawyer would want more facts.

were there wits?

were they all the same?

every lawyer has a different criteria...........we don't take a case that is more than a week or so, old.

we don't know what you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: On 4/29 a friend offered me a foster farms corn dog I had purchased on the 3rd of april it broke my tooth& upper. Can u

Can u help me I tried to fixe myself but insurance won’t cover. I’m 61 I did ask for my center tooth to knock out and cracked my upper plate. The stick was all the way to the top of corn dog so I bit down right on the stick no hot dog. I don’t know what to do I can’t agord to the work done... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 30, 2022

i suggest you make an appt asap with a local attorney specializing in negligence.

an attorney would want to go into more detail as to the facts of this matter.

if this happened on 4/29/22 I am guessing you have talked to lawyers who have rejected the case. Is that correct?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: My son was hit by another vehicle last summer. Do I need to keep our policy open while its still in litigation?

My son used his private insurance for medical bills. The other driver didn't give his insurance info until later on..the attorney he has does not specialize in auto accidents and I feel he is being screwed on any settlement to pay back the medical costs. I want to switch auto insurance... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 30, 2022

the pivotal question is whether you were insured at the time of the accident. That company would continue to be contractually liable to pay whatever you can approve.

Is there a question about causation?

unless you can get doctors to take a case on a lien, you would pay bills and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: The county of Santa Cruz is using my birth certificate for a promissory note to pay for everything from A to Z.
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 28, 2022

are you sure it is the county and not an ID Theft?

contact your local police

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: What action should I take if I am possibly being charged as the perpetrator in a domestic violence case

I was actually the victim and only defending myself, I have pictures to prove I was being pinned up against my car when the incident occurred, I was not aware the cops were even called until they had already gone. I am on DISSABILITY and can not afford to pay a lawyer..No one has even gotten my... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 3, 2022

the first thing you should do is set up a consultation with a local criminal lawyer, and if you can't afford one ask for a public defender.

write out a summary for the lawyer with detailed facts, names, addresses, phones, emails etc of all involved.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: My lawyer took took out an extra $120,000 from my settlement for a medical lien reserve. What is this?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 4, 2022

the get the correct answer, i suggest you ask your lawyer who has all the info

I assume this was the medical bills for your treatment on a lien, meaning the med facility would be paid when your case was resolved.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a hotel security guard physically stop you with their body and demand to know where you are going as you enter?

Zero provocation, was heading to check in, had stayed at upscale hotel many times before.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 25, 2022

it depends.

it sounds like they were in the wrong.

However, I encourage you to contact a local attorney to investigate all the facts to determine if there is a case AND if it has enough value to take on a contingency.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What are the laws against store employees touching you for shoplifting

I was shoplifting at a local grocery store. I walked out and immediately was grabbed from behind,pushed,cursed at,hit ,my personal belongings taken from me and they refused to give it back. They also destroyed my personal property and ripped my shirt. There were 2 bigger men and one woman and none... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 24, 2022

THE BEST ADVICE IS TO CONTACT A LOCAL LAWYER WHO CAN REVIEW ALLLLLL

THE EVIDENCE.

HOWEVER, IF SOMEONE WERE TO COME INTO A BIZ YOUR FAMILY HAD WOULDN'T YOU WANT TO STOP THEM AND CALL THE POLICE.

IT APPEARS YOU COMMITTED A THEFT AND SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO STOP YOU FROM...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I went to ER with abdominal pain. Few days later I became blind. No history of eye condition and I'm not diabetic.

On April 10, 2022 I went to the ER with abdominal pain. I was treated and sent home. Two days later I developed a terrible migraine and pain in my left eye so I went back to the ER. Again, treated and released. Next day I went back to the ER with the same problem. That's when they decided to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 24, 2022

CONTACT A LOCAL MED MALPRACTICE LAWYER FOR A CONSULTATION.

S/HE WILL REVIEW THE EVIDENCE TO SEE IF YOU HAVE DOCTORS WHO WOULD TESTIFY THAT WHAT WAS DONE CAUSED THE EYE ISSUES.

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR BLINDNESS AND HOPE IT CAN BE ADDRESSED........GOOD LUCK.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: 3rd dui in Lakewood CA, BAC .34 and minor fender bender. Dose anyone have previous experience of outcome?

Completed a five month IOP and still continue to attend even after completion.

Have been on SCRAM for 5+ months (got on one week after the arrest)

Got a “set aside” (from what I understand that is a win for the DMV hearing)

Have hired a good seasoned DUI lawyer... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 17, 2022

the best advice any lawyer on this site can give you is to listen and follow the advice of your current DUI lawyer who hopefully practices often in that court.

that fact that you got a set aside on DMV suggests either a problem with the case OR you have a very good DUI...
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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: If I live in a shelter, could I lose custody of my toddler to my ex?

I am currently going through a divorce with my ex, who has been abusive to me for the duration of our relationship. I'm currently living in our marital home with our toddler, with who we have agreed to share 50/50 custody through a stipulation filed with the court. My ex also had the court... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 13, 2022

YOU ARE ASKING THIS QUESTION TO A GROUP OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AKA CRIMINAL LAWYERS.

YOU NEED ADVICE FROM A LOCAL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: A woman accused me of hitting her car and then wouldn’t exchange info with me

As I was backing out of a space, a lady tapped on my window and yelled at me to be more careful because I “bumped” her car. I didn’t recall hitting her and told her so, but I offered to look at my dash cam give my info to her and she changed her story to I almost bumped her and wouldn’t... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 13, 2022

I wouldn't worry. I think putting what happened on paper in case you have to recall it in the future makes sense. You did everything the law requires...and more.

If she does contact you, either turn it over to your ins co or set up a consultation with a private lawyer to deal with her...
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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 »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 13, 2022

as a rule, you are restricted to a WC claim....unless a 3rd party is involved other than your employer.

if there was a 3rd party claim there would be an offset.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: What form do I need to file with the courts, to stop the sale of my work truck? Change: Driving on a suspended license!

I am self-employed. On my way to work, I was pulled over for having expired tags by the Claremont ( California) Police Department. My license was suspended by the DMV, for medical reasons. What form do I need to file with the Pomona Court, to allow me more time to finish this process? Work truck... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 12, 2022

YOU SHOULD RETAIN A LOCAL CRIMINAL LAWYER ASAP..........S/HE MAY SUGGEST YOU TAKE CARE OF THE EXPIRE TAGS AND SET IF YOUR MED CONDITION HAS CHANGED SO THAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR A NEW LICENSE.

YOU DON'T HAVE A VALID LICENSE, AND THE MEDICAL CONDITIONS MAY PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING ONE....
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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need if I've been d raped, beat held by threats of mental home or jail or killed and kids GONE.

What kind of lawyer . What are the charges if he's ever even held accountable

What if he's very vindictive and sets me up and has video of me attacking him but doesn't show how he threw broken glass razors and screws into my face while he hid in the dark so it shows only me... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 12, 2022

YOU SHOULD HAVE SHARED ALL THIS WITH THE POLICE, WHO THEN WOULD ARREST HIM FOR RAPE (AT LEAST) ......THE DA'S OFFICE HAS A UNIT TO DEAL WITH VICTIMS, AND THEY WOULD WORK TO ASSIST YOU.

MOST PEOPLE IN YOUR POSITION DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO HIRE A PRIVATE LAWYER. IF SO, A LOCAL CRIMINAL...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: A auto accident created a dental issue the dentists acted outside the standard of care , is this one legal matter or two
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 9, 2022

if the Accident caused the Dental issue, then the party at fault is arguably responsible for anything that happens as a result of his/her negligence...........

it could be a separate action but, it is VERY hard to find a lawyer who will accept a dental malpractice.

i only know of a...
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5 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: If past employees make a public statement about unsafe work conditions and sign it together could the employer sue us?

Issues with no breaks, injuries not being paid for, asking for injuries to be paid out of pocket instead of through workman's comp, removing fire alarms. Or is it safer to do an anonymous statement to avoid being sued. We just want to inform/protect future and current staff of the employers... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 8, 2022

THIS SOUNDS COMPLICATED ENOUGH THAT I WOULD NOT TRUST THAT A LAWYER WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU SOUND LEGAL ADVICE WITHOUT GETTING MORE FACTS.

CONTACT A LOCAL LABOR LAW ATTORNEY TO SET UP A CONSULTATION.

YOU WILL PROBABLY CONTACT OSHA, BUT GET ADVICE FROM A LABOR LAW ATTORNEY FIRST.

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