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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: What is the proper written method to request or demand extension of time for request to produce documents?

What is the proper written method to request or demand extension of time to produce documents not easily available for response to interrogatories and or production of documents? LA County. Med records are in other country and need to be translated, how to proceed extension of time request with... Read more »

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answered on Oct 6, 2022

Requesting an extension to respond to a request for production of documents or interrogatories is an informal matter. As a good practice, you should seek the extension in a writing via email or fax. An example would be, as follows:

"Dear Counsel,

I am requesting a [state # days...
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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?

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answered on Jul 29, 2022

Yes, you can sue, and you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Trip and fall cases are some of the most difficult cases to successfully prosecute, which means you need the right lawyer to represent you.

Some of the key factors are (1) how much is the sidewalk lifted...
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Q: CAN I HAVE A LEGAL CASE IF I WAS INJURED BUT DIDN’T SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT?
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answered on Jul 29, 2022

Yes, and you should contact an experienced attorney for a free consultation. I have had clients, who didn't obtain medical treatment for weeks or even months due to various reasons, including lack of resources or medical insurance, and we were able to guide them to obtain proper medical... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hi. Do you provide free legal consultation?

car accident.

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answered on Jul 29, 2022

Yes, I and many other attorneys provide initial free consultations. There are many listed on Justia, who will provide a free consultation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: I was recently in a car accident and the other driver was at fault.

the insurance adjuster offered me $700 and a $1000 For future medical cost and I told him I was in pain due the the accident and I am in recovery from surgery before the accident and he said I call you next month when you feel better. Is that correct? I didn’t accept the offer.

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answered on Jul 19, 2022

Insurance carrier adjusters are paid to investigate and limit how much is paid by insurance companies especially when dealing trauma victims without an attorney.

Given you had a pre-existing surgery, you are more susceptible to an aggravation of your pre-existing condition. Many people...
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Q: I took a Cervical SSEP Test read Spinal Cord Compression. My Attorney will Not Write this Down in None of His Notes.

What must I do?

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answered on Jun 23, 2022

If you are dissatisfied with your attorney’s work on your case, I strongly recommend you seek a second opinion.

Your attorney should explain his/her evaluation of the test results with you as it relates to your diagnosed injuries, other medical evaluations, other diagnostic studies and...
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Q: I have filed a civil case for personal injury on my own. But I’m not sure about serving the other party and the summons?

I had an attorney that quit at the last min. So o am trying to handle this the best I can. I just do not know if o have to serve her. One lady told me no it has all been done another said mo it hadn’t. The court is really confusing me and I can’t get into see the law help center. Not that they... Read more »

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answered on Jun 14, 2022

I am truly sorry your former attorney quit at the last minute. If you are going to represent yourself, you have a complicated undertaking ahead of you, and I strongly recommend you find another attorney to represent you if you can.

If you can't find another attorney, then you can...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Why my car insurance won’t pay the rest of my hospital bill after accident?

I was in a accident, the other driver was found 100% at fault. My hospital bill was $52,000. I was able to negotiate with the hospital to take off $14,000 leaving me with $37,000. The person Who hit me only had a bodily injury of $15,000. I have under insured bodily injury of $25,000 with AAA. My... Read more »

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answered on Jun 10, 2022

Generally, when you have UIM (under insurance coverage) for your policy, it will cover losses up to the total amount of your policy limits, which you were unable to recover from the under insured defendant. In other words, for example, if you have $25,000 UIM coverage and you recovered $15,000... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Multiple vehicle accident in CA, vehicles who did NOT hit me want my insurance limits information, do I give it?

There was a multiple vehicle rear end accident in a lane next to me. A vehicle trying to avoid it turned into my lane and hit me. Now the other drivers who didnt hit me or vice versa are reaching out to my insurance for coverage information. I dont see why I should let my insurance give them my... Read more »

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answered on Jun 8, 2022

I have represented both injured parties and defendants over 24 years, which I have seen insureds refuse to disclose insurance limits in pre-litigation, and nevertheless get sued and those, who disclosed their insurance limits in pre-litigation and don't get sued.

I have represented...
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