Questions Answered by Robert James Reynolds

Q: Should I submit this nut that I broke my tooth on in my dinner to the company responsible

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
I can't give a good opinion without knowing all of the facts, but this should give you some direction so that you can find the answers you are seeking.

You should consult a lawyer to determine the best way to preserve your evidence. Of course, if you send it in, and they lose it, that makes your case more difficult, even though it creates issue for the company as well.

There are time limitations, so you should not let too much time pass, otherwise, you may lose your ability to...

Q: On 4/11/3017 my daumy car was stolen I tryed to stop them the hitbme with car. But detective released prepertrater

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
These complex questions require a review of the facts before an applicable opinion can be rendered.

If you were struck by a car, the driver may be liable for your injuries. You should consult an attorney who can discuss all of the facts with you.

There are time limitations, so you should not let too much time pass, otherwise, you may lose your ability to pursue any claim.

Q: A woman pulled a knife on someone at my house, the dog staying at my house went after her and bit her.Can she sue me?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
These complex questions require a review of the facts before an applicable opinion can be rendered.

An owner of a dog is strictly liable for dog bites. An owner of property where the dog resides is liable under certain circumstances, largely related to his or her knowledge of such dogs dangerous propensities, if any.

Q: Once Settlement is achieved, do Firm #1 & #2 automatically get fees/costs/expenses reimbursed?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
I can't give a good opinion without knowing all of the facts, but this should give you some direction so that you can find the answers you are seeking.

The contracts should control the outcome of these issues, subject to ethics rules and the Business and Professions Code.

Attorneys may or may not be entitled to costs and fees, despite their withdrawal, depending upon the circumstances.

These complex questions require a review of the agreements and the facts before an...

Q: My boyfriend's car was towed 30 minutes before the 72 hour notice had completed a full 72 hours.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
Sorry this happened to you. This is probably long after the fact.

I can't give a good opinion without knowing all of the facts, but this should give you some direction so that you can find the answers you are seeking.

If the tow occurs before the "72-hour" law was violated, it is likely not a valid citation but if you don't have the means to fight the ticket that does not help much.

In the future, just document what is occurring with time-stamped photographs. E-mail them...

Q: ok so im looking into seeking counsel if possible. Wal mart pharmacy changed my prescription but neither my doctor

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
I can't give a good opinion without knowing all of the facts, but this should give you some direction so that you can find the answers you are seeking.

Your doctor is required to dispense medication in accordance with the standard of care that governs his or her area of medical practice.

A pharmacy is subject to the standard of care for pharmacies as well and needs to dispense medication in accordance with such standards. Experts will have to determine whether or not your care...

Q: When suing 8 defendants & wanting to start serving request for production on non-parties do all parties have 2 be served

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
Generally, speaking, you can subpoena documents from a non-party whether or not all of the defendants have been served.

I can't give a good opinion without knowing all of the facts, but this should give you some direction so that you can find the answers you are seeking.

Q: School gun law

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
I don't know specifically what you read, but in addition to the requirements of the law schools, private places and public places have their own rules about the possession of guns and weapons.

If you or someone you know was cited for a violation, the citation should state the provision of the law that was violated and that would be a good place to start your research.

I can't give a good opinion without knowing all of the facts, but this should give you some direction so that...

Q: A teachers aid that was supposed to help a student organize his books, but instead introduced meth to him.....

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Personal Injury on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
This certainly looks like a basis for a legal claim against the teacher's aid and the school or others could very likely be liable as well, depending upon the facts related to hiring and training and supervision of the teacher's aid.

You should post the state where this occurred so attorneys can determine if the jurisdiction is applicable for their legal practice.

Q: Wondering if i can get compensation for this or if it would be even worth it.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
It depends on your states as each stated has its own rules on the ability of a patron to waive a claim for negligence. You should post the state where this occurred so you can get focused advice.

Q: How do I file a lawsuit on a person that represented himself as a lawyer and mishandled my car injury lawsuit.

8 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
If he is not a licensed attorney, he may not be subject to the actions of the State Bar, but may have committed a crime. The State Bar should be able to give you some direction. He is legally liable for damages caused by his misrepresentations, nonetheless. There are many facts that need to be determined before a conclusive opinion can be given, so you should speak with a lawyer in your jurisdiction, without delay.

Q: Can a medical provider release the plaintiff's medical records to a lawyer?

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
Robert James Reynolds' answer
The answer is "it depends." A lawful authorization or subpoena, used in accordance with a legally sound basis, usually subjects the records to disclosure. This is a complicated question, as the release of some records has more requirements than others.

An attorney should be able to give you some guidance without too much effort.

Q: What remedies are opened to the seller on the default of payment of an installment by the buyer

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Answered on Apr 28, 2014
Robert James Reynolds' answer
The contract between the parties should state the remedies and will, likely, be controlling. The remedies can be wide ranging, but speculating, without the contract, would not be advisable.

The Bankruptcy relationship, here, is unknown as well and not stated in the question.

Q: Agent/seller flipped a home, advertised as completely remodeled but master shower leaked from day. Any recourse?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Apr 28, 2014
Robert James Reynolds' answer
It sounds like there may be recourse if the work that was done required permits and, also, there may be recourse against whoever installed the shower, if it was negligently installed.

How much is the damage; one issue may be it may cost more to pursue it, legally, that what may end up being recovered.

Of course, without reviewing all of the facts and documents, it is difficult to give a final opinion, but I think the foregoing gives you something to think about.

Q: what is considered timely service of a motion to dismiss in civil court.? At what point and how do you amend your comp?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 2, 2014
Robert James Reynolds' answer
Presumably, this is a question for an Illinois lawyer. If, per chance, the case is in California service has to be completed a certain number of days prior to the hearing of the motion, depending on the type of the motion. There are numerous issues related to amending complaints and how to go about the same, in California.

Q: My first house I purchase in L Angeles for over a million dollars had a major defect that wasn't revealed. What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Answered on Mar 31, 2014
Robert James Reynolds' answer
The question may be whether the seller/broker/agent knew of the defect and disclosed the same in the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement. The person who installed the subject drain may be responsible as well.

Q: Can workers compensation be transferred from Idaho to California?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Mar 27, 2014
Robert James Reynolds' answer
You should consult with Idaho and California Workers Compensation attorneys who would be best suited to answer this question. Try Google!

Q: How likely is the possibly of jail time for first offense battery towards a peace officer ? No injury .

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Mar 27, 2014
Robert James Reynolds' answer
You should consult with a criminal defense attorney in your jurisdiction to get the best response to this question.

Q: Is the 5 year statute to bring a lawsuit already filed to trial if the case is pending a decision in the ca sppeal ct?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Mar 27, 2014
Robert James Reynolds' answer
It is a statute, not a court decision.

The statute which you may be referring to may be CCP 583.310m, which states, "An action shall be brought to trial within five years after the action is commenced against the defendant."

Google that statute for more information.

Q: Can someone sue me for scaring them, which then led to health issues

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Mar 26, 2014
Robert James Reynolds' answer
Simple answer: "Yes."

This is a complicated case. If you have liability insurance, that may cover such an incident and you may have an obligation to report the claim. If the claim is covered, your insurance company may defend the claim and lawsuit, under the terms and conditions of the policy.

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