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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a hotel security guard physically stop you with their body and demand to know where you are going as you enter?

Zero provocation, was heading to check in, had stayed at upscale hotel many times before.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 25, 2022

it depends.

it sounds like they were in the wrong.

However, I encourage you to contact a local attorney to investigate all the facts to determine if there is a case AND if it has enough value to take on a contingency.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I went to ER with abdominal pain. Few days later I became blind. No history of eye condition and I'm not diabetic.

On April 10, 2022 I went to the ER with abdominal pain. I was treated and sent home. Two days later I developed a terrible migraine and pain in my left eye so I went back to the ER. Again, treated and released. Next day I went back to the ER with the same problem. That's when they decided to... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 24, 2022

I am very sorry that you have been through that. In California, if a hospital is negligent in its treatment of a patient, you can sue for monetary damages and recover a significant amount of money. This is called "medical malpractice." I would be happy to assist you with your case. Please... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What are the laws against store employees touching you for shoplifting

I was shoplifting at a local grocery store. I walked out and immediately was grabbed from behind,pushed,cursed at,hit ,my personal belongings taken from me and they refused to give it back. They also destroyed my personal property and ripped my shirt. There were 2 bigger men and one woman and none... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 24, 2022

Generally, a person or company can use non-deadly force to defend their property. This can include restraining you. In addition, stores in California enjoy what is called "shopkeeper's privilege." Under California law, the principle of shopkeeper’s privilege permits shopkeepers (or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Hello, Can I get subpoenas when the hearings are already over? What forms do I use?

I filed Restraining orders against individuals for internet harassment, slander and other harassment...the hearings ready to place, RO not granted but I would still like to get the IP addresses from the businesses used by the harassing individual, to post the slander so that i can trace it... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

If the case is no longer active, what basis would you have? [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I am having issues finding a lawyer I was severely burned and there is insurance to cover the claim. It was at a hair

Salon and involved scalding water chemicals blisters hair loss severe pain and loss of job/income. I am recovering still one year later

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 22, 2022

Keep looking. It sounds like you have a case. Don't wait, as you don't want the statute of limitations to run. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I am having issues finding a lawyer I was severely burned and there is insurance to cover the claim. It was at a hair

Salon and involved scalding water chemicals blisters hair loss severe pain and loss of job/income. I am recovering still one year later

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 22, 2022

It sounds like the hair salon was negligent and should compensate you for your burns, blisters, hair loss, loss of income and one-year of pain and suffering including future pain and suffering and future loss of earnings. California has a statute that limits the time to bring a lawsuit so you... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was severely burned at a hair salons by scalding hot water my head blistered my hair fell out lost job. Insurance26 mi

They have insurance this wreck my life for the past year Help please

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 21, 2022

Sounds like a good case. You have to reach out to the attorney first. Attorneys cannot solicit your business. It's against State Bar Rules and if any attorney does that, run in the other direction.

Attorneys will give you a free consultation to discuss your case. You probably...
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0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Hello Sir in connection to my earlier question what can be done about my medical records being deleted completely.

It has also been shown that my medical information has been completely deleted from my online portal my username my password has been completely erased by vertue of the fact that I phoned the company that maintains the ephi to all of the medical information for the respondent I spoke to a person... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I have a need for legal counsel my 10yr old son has been assaulted at elem school I have been making complaints 2020 no

He’s been touched in private areas now teacher making him feel not worth living has suicidal ideation I asked for help with principal,school police, superintendent and the city mayor and all say my son needs to learn to deal with other people not liking him not any care about his mental state I... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Sep 20, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about your sons sexual assault. That is horrible. It's even worse when it involves a person who is in a position of trust like a teacher. Contact one of the attorneys on this forum for a free consultation. Most of us accept cases throughout the state including Jurupa... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for California on
Q: My PCP injected me w/trulicity & bydureon. I don’t have diabetes, I am now impaired as a result what should I do

I did not have diabetes and am no medication except a water pill today , as a result of the medication my skin lifted off my body and my internal fluids leaked out. I had to be hospitalized and re-learn to walk and have lost my professional career

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You should contact a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney right away. You only have 1 year after the malpractice to file a claim/lawsuit against the doctor.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: Gf is being sued. Can we lose our home if she loses? Home is under both our names.

Gf was in an accident(at fault) with 2 other vehicles. (25k/50k policy) First vehicle took the settlment. Second vehicle owner is suing for 250k. She makes about 35k a year and no savings. Can we lose our home that is under both our names. 250k mortgage, valued at 390k? Is it protected under... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

It depends on how you own the property, as joint tenants or as a tenancy in common. If you are joint tenants, then a judgment creditor cannot likely place a lien on your home. The homestead exception applies only if the judgment debtor files for bankruptcy protection, in which case the home she... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: We had a trespasser on our property and in an attempt to remove him he resisted.

We had a trespasser on our property and when we attempt to remove him he kept resisting. We had the key but he kept locking the door back up if we opened. My associate got angry and broke the door down. The trespasser fled out the back door. Is the trespasser entitled to any protections/is my... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 16, 2022

If the trespasser was injured when the door was kicked down, then yes, your associate may be liable for the injuries (your remedy should have been to call the police and let them deal with it). You should not be exposed to liability if you did nothing to injure the trespasser (unless you incited... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: How is Kemper Ins liable for not covering default judgment of their insured? Insured failed to reply S&C after 26 days..

Def. In civil unlimited failed to respond to S&C after sheriff served. Def. Was insured by Kemper at time of PI auto collision. Def was cited for speeding in rearend accident. Kemper has stoned wall since onset of claim 2 years ago. Property damage and now PI . Filed suit prior to statute limit... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 16, 2022

Your prior question indicated that suit was against Kemper. If you brought suit against Kemper's insured, and gave notice to Kemper, that is another question. Kemper may have a defense to any indemnity obligation based upon coverage issues (failure to pay premiums, misrepresentations at the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Filing for "Court" default judgment on Civil Unlimited failure to respond to S&C after POS by Sheriff some 26 days ago

Filed Civ Unlimited in Pro Per against Kemper Insured Def. Adjustors stone wall forcing me to file, filed to preserve statutes of limitations. Kemper most likely dropped insured from renewing coverage since accident. Insured cited for speeding causing rear collision. Def. served by Sheriff, has... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 16, 2022

If Kemper is the insurer for the other driver, you have no right to sue them and you won't be able to get a Default Judgment. Even if Kemper was an appropriate defendant, you have to wait 30 days to file a Request for Entry of Default. Your lawsuit, if any, is against the driver of the other... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: WHAT CAN A OWNER TO A APT COMPLEXBE LIABLE FOR .CAN THEY BE LIABLE FOR UNSAFE CONDITIONS .

WHERE I LIVE IS VERY UN SAFE I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 2 YEARS AND IN THESE 2 YEARS I HAVE BEEN WITNESS TO MANY SCARY EVENTS. RIGHT OUTSIDE MY NEIGHBOR GOT SHOT 6 TIMES , A CAR WAS LIT ON FIRE AND I RETRIEVED ALL FIRE EXTIGUESHERS TO HELP TRY AND KEEP IT SO IT WOULD NOT SPREAD, WE HAD A KILLER ON THE... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 16, 2022

A landlord owes an implied warranty of habitability to tenants of the premises. See Green v. Superior Court (1974).

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for California on
Q: I was exposed to formaldehyde in the office. Can a personal injury claim be filed alongside workers' comp claim?

I suffered a severe reaction, from coughing & choking to blackouts & memory loss. We learned of the toxic chemical after the workers’ comp doctor ordered the employer to have an air sampling test completed. In the weeks leading up to the severe reaction, I was feeling awful; fatigued,... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Sep 12, 2022

No. All workplace injuries and medical conditions are the exclusive jurisdiction of the workers compensation system. There are some very limited exceptions. You should speak to your workers compensation attorney about those.

Good luck to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need if I've been d raped, beat held by threats of mental home or jail or killed and kids GONE.

What kind of lawyer . What are the charges if he's ever even held accountable

What if he's very vindictive and sets me up and has video of me attacking him but doesn't show how he threw broken glass razors and screws into my face while he hid in the dark so it shows only me... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 12, 2022

YOU SHOULD HAVE SHARED ALL THIS WITH THE POLICE, WHO THEN WOULD ARREST HIM FOR RAPE (AT LEAST) ......THE DA'S OFFICE HAS A UNIT TO DEAL WITH VICTIMS, AND THEY WOULD WORK TO ASSIST YOU.

MOST PEOPLE IN YOUR POSITION DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO HIRE A PRIVATE LAWYER. IF SO, A LOCAL CRIMINAL...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How can I sue for emotional abuse and emotional distress caused by another person? Caused severe depression and anxiety.

Stayed in my partner's relative's house in Los Angeles County and suffered from unexpected emotional abuse during my stay. Severe depression and anxiety that lasted for almost a year after was caused as a result. Looking to file a case against the incident.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 21, 2022

Since this took place in Los Angeles, a California attorney could advise best. But your question remains open for two weeks. It does not look like a matter that an injury law firm would consider handling on a contingency basis. Not to diminish your ordeal, but with these types of settings, it could... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: A auto accident created a dental issue the dentists acted outside the standard of care , is this one legal matter or two
William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 9, 2022

Could be both. The person who caused the auto collision is responsible for any negligent medical care that follows. If that person's auto insurance is insufficient to satisfy all of the damages, a dental malpractice case might be pursued. However, dental malpractice cases are difficult and... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Before moving in our house Landlord did give us asbestos disclosure that said A is presumed because house built in '59.

His disclosure said he presumes asbestos is present in some places because of the year it was built, 1959.

But he said he does not know for sure if asbestos is present as he got no reports that mention asbestos when he bought the house and he has never tested anything.

He said he... Read more »

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