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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: plaintiff pro per opposition object defendant tentative ruling for a motion to setaside default to judgment defendant

defendant multiple times no show and the plaintiff filed a default judgment

defendant filed a tentative ruling for a motion to set aside default to the default judgment

defendant on hearing field tentative ruling 9/2/2022 no serve plaintiff no fund on the court website

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Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Nov 6, 2022

You REALLY need to get an attorney to handle your case. You risk losing your case when you don't understand the legal process. It's hard to even understand your questions with all the typos. I really don't want to give you any answers because it's hard to know exactly where your... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I want to file a lawsuit against the CHP. Do I have a case and if so what type of lawyer would I need? Contingency?

Back in October of 2021, my Mother and Aunt were ran over and killed by an 18 y/o girl. On the scene of the accident the first agency to respond was the CHP. The officer that conducted the questioning and such, opted to not conduct a sobriety test, nor in field or blood test. The 'girl'... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 5, 2022

initially i would think you would want to talk to a LOCAL Personal Injury Lawyer.

a far as suing CHP, that is always an uphill battle.

They may still be able to file and you can contact the local DA's office.

the CHP arrest and the DA files on criminal matters....
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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Is there representation in the Sacramento area? My case is against a hospital & its doctors: misdiagnosis/malpractice

I was pregnant when I went to the emergency department for lower abdominal pain. The doctor and OBGYN diagnosed the pregnancy as ectopic and treated for it the same day. Two weeks later I returned to the hospital to find out that they misdiagnosed me, the fetus was in my uterus and they gave me a... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Nov 4, 2022

You need a medical malpractice lawyer. Go to the top of this page and click on Find a Lawyer. Enter Medical Malpractice and Sacramento in the drop down menu. Call a few med-mal lawyers and pick the one you are most comfortable with. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: How to stop HOA board member who also is an attorney from doing their legal work for them?

ccp 116.541 says he can't except to testify on things he's knowledgeable.. He has a CA Bar number but is currently unpaid on dues. He just filed a motion to combine my two separate claims into one and had them rescheduled using form SC-152. A commissioner signed off on the motion... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: What can I do in regards to a former RN posing as a Nurse Practitioner thereby prescribing medication making refferal's.

As mentioned above this person was making diagnosis prescribing medication making referrals and for all intent and purposes I was made to believe he was an Actual licensed MD but after year's of research discovered as of April that was not the case but infact he was a Registered Nurse and this... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 31, 2022

first, call the police.

Why not let them do the work rather than it being on your dime?

you can call local injury lawyers, but I suspect they would be reluctant to take the case as there is no guarantee of someone that could pay... if there is a judgment.

if the damages are...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Is it legal to arrest me on charges, I paid bail for both charges, but only arraigned on 1 of them?

I was arrested after bogus charges were filed and warrant was issued. The cops staged a standoff situation by surrounding my gf apartment, with ~15 officers, 2 k-9's and a helicopter overhead, spotlights all over the apartment, before they even attempted to make contact by knocking at the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 29, 2022

more info is needed to clarify the facts.

however, it sounds like what they did was within the law.

i would have told you not to make waves and ask for property back....you just wake a sleeping dog.

make an appointment with a local lawyer or Public Defender to go over the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a customer of a recycling business be guilty under CA. PC 496A(a)?

I visited a local recycling business to recycle copper wire. When I returned following the required 3 day waiting period when recycling non ferrous metals, The business refused to pay me, and instructed that I contact the detective who placed a "hold on my account" (BP 21609). I did, and... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Oct 31, 2022

More information is needed. If you're under criminal investigation or or facing prosecution, speak with a local defense attorney. [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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: Father worked at utilty conpany died of cancer Pentachlorophenol, mom second hand

I lived in our family home when I was preganet live there with my daughter the carpet had never been cleaned other than vacuuming, my daughter is having health issues. she is 36. It took over 30 years for it to manifiest in my parent.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 26, 2022

SET UP A CONSULTATION WITH A LOCAL PI ATTY ASAP

YOU WILL NEED PROOF OF THE CAUSATION, AND THE LAWYERS MAY BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THAT IF THE FACTS ARE THERE.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: What do I do if UC Davis will not treat me for my conditions will not give me medication keep gaslighting

They won’t tell me why they won’t help me with my pain and why I’m not getting treated

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Oct 26, 2022

Get a second opinion. Doctors are not required to give you medication if s/he does not believe it is medically appropriate. If you think the doctors are wrong, you are free to go elsewhere.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: California: Is it required by law that a dentist use a lead apron when performing xrays?

My dentist was rushing an xray today and I realized they did not put an apron on me like they have done in the past

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Oct 28, 2022

Whether or not to use a lead apron for an X-ray would depend on what the standard of care for a dentist would be. If all other dentists use lead apron's for X-rays and one does not, that would be a deviation from the standard of care. To answer the question completely, one would need a dental... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How do you fix a correctly-named defendant, but where the incorrect person with the same common name was served?

I sued a person with a common name. An Answer was filed by the person that I served but we've just discovered the wrong person was served. How do I procedurally fix that with the Court? I cannot file a Doe Amendment because it wasn't an "unknown defendant" or an incorrectly... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Oct 24, 2022

Serve the proper person, and file a Request for Dismissal w/o Prejudice of the incorrect person with the same name.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: When a medical professional preforms a medical procedure and fails, making a mistake, are they not liable for any damage

The procedure was a heart valve clip. They misplaced the clip. Then, which is rare, they attempted to place a second clip, it failed. Now the heart has irreparable damage. Before the procedure they said I had about 10 years. They said that the procedure could add as much as another 10 years. Now... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 24, 2022

i get calls on these types of issues daily.

call a lawyer who does medical malpractice and go over the facts.

from what you said it sounds like Negligence and thus medical malpractice.

you want to act fast as you will want a lawyer to confirm with med professionals that what...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Can I share feedback with the company as a review or should I keep my feedback private

I am pursuing a case and wondering if I should hold off on my review

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 23, 2022

need more info on what this is about.

people leave reviews all the time.........some are good and some not so good.

you don't want to defame anyone but the truth is a defense.

maybe consult with a local lawyer who practices in the area of your problem.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims, Personal Injury and Collections for California on
Q: How can I retrieve $2,000 I loaned to a former friend, last year in June? I’m in Los Angeles and she moved to Colorado.
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 23, 2022

send the former friend a Demand Letter setting forth the facts and noting you have requested the money many times.

Hopefully, there is something in writing.

in any event, close with "Payment must be made within 10 days or you will pursue any and all Civil and or Criminal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I'm a plantiff and I have a motion to compel what do I need to do so it doesn't get dismissed. I'm in pro per.

Motion to compel why it shoulder bbe dismissed. On me the plantiff . Bit I have what they want my file med bills etc . Case is foe 5million . It's been 4 yrs ghreedi and keese was my law firm . Then not . Week before my trial date I was waiting for 2 yrs .

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Oct 18, 2022

If you have the documents opposing counsel is entitled to... why don't you give it to them? You should not be representing yourself in a lawsuit with a $5mil. valuation. Regardless, here is a link to Sacramento Law Library's article on Motions to Compel Discovery. Good luck.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Education Law for California on
Q: What is California's statue of limitations on childhood molestation?

Public school employee in 1980

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Oct 10, 2022

I am appalled to hear that these things happen to children, especially by a public school employee. You should pursue your rights to collect damages from the responsible parties. Under a law passed in 2019, childhood victims of sexual assault have until the age of 40, or within 5 years of the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: whether fetus' have a right to be free from abuse, allowing for normal brain development? if so after birth whether the

fetus' protections from domestic violence even causing stress on the mother, in turn cause a fetus brain not to develop normal/healthy. The brain starts to form while in the womb. When under stress or physical abuse forming transmitters, do not form connections as they would normally. Normally... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Oct 9, 2022

As you may know, fetal rights depend on state law and context. [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.]

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: pentachlorophenol was expose to high level dad passed away mom had 2nd hand exsposure, could I pass it to my child

Southern California Edison Co. (Visalia Poleyard)

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Oct 9, 2022

Hi, I am sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Whether pentachlorophenol can be passed on to your child is not a legal question and can be answered by an attorney. That is a question for a doctor, scientist or someone with specific knowledge of pentachlorophenol. Good luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: What is the proper written method to request or demand extension of time for request to produce documents?

What is the proper written method to request or demand extension of time to produce documents not easily available for response to interrogatories and or production of documents? LA County. Med records are in other country and need to be translated, how to proceed extension of time request with... Read more »

Brett Christopher Drouet
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Brett Christopher Drouet
answered on Oct 6, 2022

Requesting an extension to respond to a request for production of documents or interrogatories is an informal matter. As a good practice, you should seek the extension in a writing via email or fax. An example would be, as follows:

"Dear Counsel,

I am requesting a [state # days...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I only have a couple of weeks before the statue of limitations on auto accident can I still get an attorney
Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Yes... if the case involves significant injuries and fairly clear liability. Most victims who wait until the last minute aren't motivated to consult with an attorney because they have minor injuries. If that's the case you can always consider small claims court. Good luck.

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