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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: Should I submit this nut that I broke my tooth on in my dinner to the company responsible

I have made a claim but feel like if it over

Them the object in question. What do i have? Haven't been to dentist yet because I don't have insurance of the cash to pay out of pocket. They claim if i dont mail it then they are not responsible.

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for California on
Q: On 4/11/3017 my daumy car was stolen I tryed to stop them the hitbme with car. But detective released prepertrater

I said i m pressing charges its assault with deadly weapon with corprol injury I spoke with detective the seen hospital diagnoses and yet they released her why

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
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?

The dog is registered to the husband of the knife woman. The knife woman told police she didn't know the dog that bit her.but told everyone else it was the dog at my house. The husband is my baby's daddy.The woman who was going to be stabbed was the husband's girlfriend.The knife woman sent a text... Read more »

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Once Settlement is achieved, do Firm #1 & #2 automatically get fees/costs/expenses reimbursed?

California Personal Liability Lawsuit – Contingency – Fees/Costs/Expenses

Firm #1: 2015 Retainer/Contingency Fee Agreement signed – basic – (Does not address Withdrawal without consent)

Firm #2: 2016 Rule 2-200 Fee Splitting signed

December 2016 Firm #1 & #2 Motion... Read more »

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: My boyfriend's car was towed 30 minutes before the 72 hour notice had completed a full 72 hours.

My boyfriend and I live together and we have a car which is in pretty bad shape and is barely running. We do our best to move the car every couple of days but every once in a while we get the 72 hour parking violation notice on the car. Well we recently received a 72 hour notice given at 10:30am.... Read more »

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Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: ok so im looking into seeking counsel if possible. Wal mart pharmacy changed my prescription but neither my doctor

or pharmacy let me know. i had a severe allergic reaction to the medication i was given and now i have bills from urgent care and the er that i cannot pay because i had just cancelled my insurance. Is the pharmacy required to tell me of a prescription change or my doctor? niether of them told me... Read more »

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: When suing 8 defendants & wanting to start serving request for production on non-parties do all parties have 2 be served

I am aware of the the 10 and 20 days waiting for depos and so on...but do ALL the defendants have to be served before any request for docs from non-parties.

I have been given several different answers from several legal professionals.

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for California on
Q: School gun law

Im in San Diego,CA. I read this on doj.ca.gov and want to make sure I read this right. Can you have a gun in the trunk in a locked container on any school?

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Personal Injury on
Q: A teachers aid that was supposed to help a student organize his books, but instead introduced meth to him.....

The student was 12 years old in middle school, the teachers aid was in his first year of post secondary education (college). The aid was assigned certain students to help organize their lockers and books. Instead the aid asked the young man if he had ever tried meth before and they tried it under... Read more »

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury on
Q: Wondering if i can get compensation for this or if it would be even worth it.

I went go karting on the weekend. I signed a waiver. not sure what it said but assuming its saying i wont hold them responsible if i hurt myself. anyways i burnt my arm pretty badly (4"x5" area) on the exhaust as it wasnt covered or protected by anything.

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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.

8 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: How do I file a lawsuit on a person that represented himself as a lawyer and mishandled my car injury lawsuit.

He won't give me a copy of my case or medical file. I then after looked up his name and it didn't appear on the California bar website.

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a medical provider release the plaintiff's medical records to a lawyer?
Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Sep 28, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on
Q: What remedies are opened to the seller on the default of payment of an installment by the buyer
Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Apr 28, 2014

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Agent/seller flipped a home, advertised as completely remodeled but master shower leaked from day. Any recourse?

My daughter bought a house from an agent/seller who had completely remodeled the home. Inspections were done but a leak in the master shower, which was brand new, didn't get noticed until the shower was being used regularly. They immediately contact the agent/seller and he came out and caulked but... Read more »

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Robert James Reynolds answered on Apr 28, 2014

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...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: what is considered timely service of a motion to dismiss in civil court.? At what point and how do you amend your comp?
Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Apr 2, 2014

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
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?

The house was remodeled for sale and my plumbers found that the tub drain was not connected. There was a flood into the adjoining room and the plywood floor seriously buckled. Who is responsible-the realtors selling the house are very evasive

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Mar 31, 2014

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can workers compensation be transferred from Idaho to California?

Idaho falls,ID to Victorville, CA

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Mar 27, 2014

You should consult with Idaho and California Workers Compensation attorneys who would be best suited to answer this question. Try Google!

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How likely is the possibly of jail time for first offense battery towards a peace officer ? No injury .

I've never been arrested before and was issued a site a release for slapping security while being removed from a bar . Do I need a lawyer ?

Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Mar 27, 2014

You should consult with a criminal defense attorney in your jurisdiction to get the best response to this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
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?
Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Mar 27, 2014

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can someone sue me for scaring them, which then led to health issues
Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds answered on Mar 26, 2014

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...
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