Questions Answered by Manuel Alzamora Juarez

Q: If my injury is the result of a crash by another driver and I am injured, am I able to sue them to pay for my therapy?

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Call your insurance company and inform them of your accident. If you have the police report take it to an attorney and let him help you. Best of luck.

Q: Can a landlord deny you based on age even if you make well enough for rent?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
If you are already a tenant just continue paying the rent. Worry about your age and income when they question you. Best of luck!.

Q: CAN THE OWNERS OF MY MOMS HOUSE REFUSE TO GIVE HER A COPY OF HER LEASE AND DEMAND HER SIGN A NEW ONE FIRST?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
No. It is not reasonable. An agreement is a meeting of the minds. The landlord’s refusal to provide the old lease could be interpreted as superior knowledge and advantage. Insist that the landlord provide the previous lease or retain an attorney. Best of luck.

Q: Can a landlord try to evict you still if you give partial rent payment late?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Yes, the landlord could evict you starting on the first day of the month after the partial payment was made. The best thing to do is catch-up with the past and present rent owed, before your LL issues you a 3 Day Notice to Pay or Quit. Best of luck.

Q: Can I be evicted for having my elderly mother that's in late stages of dementia live with me

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Look at your lease and find out if there is a clause that states that you may have to pay for another person. If you do, offer to pay for the extra person and you may avoid the hustle of litigation which is very expensive. Sometimes, proactive negotiation is better than all out litigation. Best of luck

Q: My landlord gave me a pay or quit notice on the same day I made a deposit into her account.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
IMMEDIATELY PAY HER THE BALANCE. BEST OF LUCK.

Q: I have had no hot water for three days and my landlord has not fixed the problem. What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
File a Complaint with the City ‘s inspector and have them contact your landlord to fix the problem. Best of luck.

Q: Our apt flooded and is being repaired. We are unable to enter our home for at least 3 weeks. are we required to pay rent

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Depending on how the flood happened you may be entitled to being placed in a residence similar to your dwelling. However, you should continue paying rent to avoid an eviction. Best of luck.

Q: Can another person renting in the house act for the landlord and give me 30 days?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
No. You need at least 60 days Notice to Vacate property. Tell him to stop harassing you and stop violating your Covenant of Peace and Quiet enjoyment. S end him a written letter and tell him to stop violating your rights under the implied Covenant of Peace and Quiet Enjoyment. If you have the real owner's address, send him a copy of your letter. If, eventually ,they succeed in evicting you. You may sue them for wrongful eviction. Meanwhile, go to the housing office near you and file a...

Q: Do I have to take my landlord’s offer of staying in a bad hotel in a different city while they finally start repairs

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Dec 22, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
You do not have to take a "bad hotel". You have the right to be in a place similar or equal to the abode you reside. If the next town is only a few miles, then you may suggest a different hotel.

If you have any issues with your landlord, it may be worthy for you to hire an attorney to negotiate for you. Best of luck.

Q: I have an exciting dog bite case for my daughter who is 8. Wants California law in the steps and documents I sign

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for California on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
You should call your attorney and ask him to explain the offer to settle and once you are satisfied then follow his instructions. Best of luck.

Q: In a California dog bite case of a minor the mother who was in the middle of the attack but not bitten untitled to comp

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
This is a most interesting question. You are definitely entitled to reimbursement for all out of pocket expenses on behalf of your son. However, if I understand you correctly, you wish to know if you would be entitled to recovery for your emotional distress.

Although your son’s case falls under strict liability theory, I think you would have to argue for your emotional distress under general liability theory. Best of luck.

Q: What can i do after a sheriff lockout eviction from a unfair unlawful detatainer.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
If you have been unlawfully evicted you may file a lawsuit in the Superior court of your county.

There are three things you need to prove:

1. There was a violation of a housing code by the landlord and you repeatedly complained of the violation to the Landlord.

2. You filed a report with the city Inspectors and they notified the landlord of said violation.

3. the Landlord retaliated against you by evicting you after they got the City's violation report....

Q: My family rented a home from who we thought was the owner but she lost house in foreclosure

2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Assuming you have already sent her a letter telling her to turn the water and she has refused. Call the City inspectors and tell them to cite her for depriving you of water and sewage. Once the city inspects your house and cites her, talk to a Tenant lawyer to advise your further. Best of luck:

Q: Roof has been leaking for years and I have asked the landlord to have it fixed and yet he is ignoring my requests.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Call the City inspectors and ask them to write a report. Best of luck.

Q: My mother was hit and killed by a driverless car. Can I still sue the person in the driver's seat or do I need to go

4 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
I think that you could sue both, the car owner and the manufacturer. It would be a great case that would set a precedent for litigation against driverless cars. Best of luck

Q: we have a dog in our rural area that has killed several livestock and pet

4 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Answered on Oct 28, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Sue the owner in small claims court and ask for the reasonable value of your livestock. Best of luck.

Q: I also just had surgery and can't be lifting things yet

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Oct 26, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
If your landlord did not fix the house problems such as bad plumbing and holes in the wall, ten your landlord may be in violation of the law. Please consult with a Tenant Lawyer regarding this issue. Best of luck.

Q: Who can i call to get help

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Oct 26, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
You can call any lawyer in your area that practices landlord/tenant. Best of luck.

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