Lemoore, CA asked in Car Accidents for California

Q: My son got into an accident and the report states that there were no signs placed to warn drivers of a working crew dust

Can the crew dust company get sued for not putting up warning signs?

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William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, he can. He will need to show that the failure to place signs was a cause of the collision and a cause of his injuries. Speak with a personal injury attorney to get a more detailed analysis of his potential claims.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO IS NEEDED:

The answer most lawyers will give when asked a legal question is... IT DEPENDS. Unless a lawyer has received all the facts s/he can’t spit out a credible answer. Junk in equals junk out…just like computers.

Every case is unique, and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently. In other words, cases are both case and client-specific. Each case stands on its own facts….for instance:

FOR A CRIMINAL CASE: Does the client have a record? On probation? For what? How long ago? Who is the DA? Who is the Judge?

I would initially caution you NOT to discuss your case on an open forum like this. You should also not discuss it on any social media, like Facebook.

Lastly, I would advise you not to discuss a criminal case with law enforcement without a lawyer. The same is also true for a civil Accident. Do not talk to the insurance company for the other side. It is not always what you said, but what the other party “thought they heard you say???”

It is always a good idea to contact a lawyer local to you… that handles these types of cases in the court where you would have to appear. Many lawyers do not charge a consultation fee.

Most DUI and Accident lawyers will offer a free consultation to review the case. For other areas of law, many lawyers will bill for a consultation. Try to get a local legal consultation.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an LA case. In those cases, I usually try to refer the potential client to a lawyer more proximate to where this happened.

On criminal matters, please remember, IF NECESSARY, the court will appoint a court-appointed lawyer for you at the Arraignment. That lawyer will have all the evidence in front of him/her and be in a better position to provide an intelligent answer.

For a criminal case, success may depend on how the evidence was obtained and the details regarding the stop and arrest, as well as a review of the facts of your case. A lawyer can't promise success any more than a brain surgeon can before surgery.

Good Luck

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: make an appointment with a local PI lawyer NOW!

anyone can sue for anything at any time........whether you can find a lawyer to take the case on a contingency is another question....and whether you would prevail is yet another question.

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