California Personal Injury Questions & Answers

Q: What should we do? On what grounds can He counter sue?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
William John Light's answer
You need a NorCal attorney. He may have a claim for Elder Abuse, violation of the Unruh Act, assault/battery. He might also have nothing. These disputes are always hard to unravel who is at fault. It is worth exploring.

Q: How do I proceed with signing up for a law apprenticeship in Los Angeles California Are any attorney’s accepting stude

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Tax Law for California on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Although you have mentioned several legal terms commonly used in the legal profession, this is not a legal question; it is a personal question involving education.

You might want to use Google to locate one or more law firms or other places that might offer the kinds of educational services you are looking for.

Q: can I sue for medical malpractice a wound that won't heal due to the negligence of hospital staff over 40 years ago?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
William John Light's answer
You are well past the statute of limitations for something that happened 40 years ago. In California, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed no later than three years after the date of injury or one year after the plaintiff discovers, or through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered, the injury (whichever occurs first). Code of Civil Procedure section 340.5. leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=CCP§ionNum=340.5

It is possible...

Q: I live in Ca. & my dghtr, (w/our leashed Puppy), rang a d/bell & was greeted by a pitbull taking our dogs neck swinging

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

what were you doing at the house?

were you invited?

trick or treating?...........selling girl scout cookies.....

in other words were you invited there?

i would contact an accident lawyer in your community for guidance.

Q: does releasing uninsured motorist destroy right to claim under my umi policy

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Theodore Allan Greene's answer
It's difficult to understand your question. What / why are you "releasing uninsured motorist"? I would strongly urge you to get an attorney well versed in personal injury matters (assuming you were injured) because you could do something to jeopardize your case. And the insurance companies love it when someone is NOT represented and they can get away with as little as possible. It's their job to do that.... Good luck to you

Q: Can Child Protection Services social workers be sued for missuse of power?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.

However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these cases in the courthouse to which you are ordered to appear.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an Orange Co case.

Most criminal and accident lawyers will offer a free consultation to review the facts.

The case will depend on how the evidence was obtained and the details...

Q: Can I keep my medical records private from defendant?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
William John Light's answer
Your question indicates you are in Colorado, while the question was posed in the California forum. In California, what you request is theoretically possible with a protective order. However, the persons whom you authorize to receive the records are involved in this dispute as agents for the defendant, i.e., the insurance adjuster is working on behalf of the defendant and so is any attorney hired on behalf of the defendant. Since those agents are duty bound to the defendant, such a protective...

Q: the pound took my cats and won't give them back

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

did you turn them into the pound or they forcefully took them from you?

what do they say is the reason?

Q: I rented a car and it was two days past due and the owner stole the car while i was at a friends, and it had $1900 cash

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

was this a car rental agency or a private persons vehicle.

certainly looks like they took the law into their own hands.

if they acknowledge your property is in there you are lucky. They could easily say there was nothing in the car.

this is so small you would probably want to use small claims court if you can not resolve the matter.

Q: I was hit by a drunk driver but I did not have insurance, do I have any rights to sue the guy that hit me?

6 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 7, 2019
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
Yes, you can sue him but if he and you did not have insurance then you will just be wasting your time. There will not be any recovery. You should talk to the D.A., maybe he can get him off the road. Just as an afterthought, were you living with a relative or by yourself? Best of luck.

Q: Do I have a viable claim against the theater or MPAA for negligence not accommodating a class protected by ADA et al?

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Entertainment / Sports for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info needed.

I have never heard of a condition like yours and suspect it is incumbent on YOU to check on films you go to see to be sure there are no scenes that could hurt you.

anyone can sue at any time for anything but I certainly would not accept the case on a contingency...and I don't think you want to pay a lawyer on an hourly.

Q: Can animal control take my dogs from private property, impound them and charge me and preform surgery if I dont consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
The county animal control shelter is doing its job protecting the entire community, as well as helping your dogs stay alive. They have been given extensive powers in doing so, powers which cannot be overturned without expensive litigation. As a homeless person you first concern should be you; unless you find a suitable home you may not ever see your two dogs again.

Q: i am being sued as an employee by a customer who had a trip and fall accident in a store i managed in california.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
William John Light's answer
You would have liability if your actions caused or contributed to the conditions that caused the fall. Your employer would be responsible for funding your defense and paying any sums for which you are liable. You do not have grounds for counter suit. Notify your employer of the suit and request that it, or its insurer, appoint defense counsel for you and that it indemnify you for any and all liability.

Q: Why can't I find an attorney to represent me in a CA Doctor/Patient Abandonment?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
William John Light's answer
Because a delay in treatment, without significant accompanying damages (e.g., growth of a tumor to the point that it is inoperable), is not a good malpractice case.

Q: Tenant's family had an accident in the rental property. How can Landlord compensate without admitting Landlord's fault?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
William John Light's answer
Settlement Agreements always contain a provision that settlement is not an admission of fault and that liability is disputed. Do not give anyone any money without a simultaneous signed Release of All Claims.

Q: How do I locate information about a specific state case law that was based on my case in California Civil Court?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

however, if you google the case in Santa Cruz it would probably show the law that evolved from it.

Q: I considered this text from a friend. (Anthony said he is going to F#ck you up next time he sees you!). a threat?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
William John Light's answer
It's up to the police to decide whether to pursue investigation and criminal charges. We don't know their thought processes.

Q: uc davis had an internal investagation over my stay (68days_), then when results came they refused to give copies to me

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Elder Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
William John Light's answer
You are entitled to your medical records. You are not entitled to the internal investigation.

Q: Is my text warning me of someone’s threat to injure me badly good evidence? Threat was carried out

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
William John Light's answer
No, it's not good evidence. First, it's at least double hearsay. It's hearsay of the person who texted you, and also hearsay of the threat that s/he was repeating. Also, it's not relevant to your vandalism of a stolen car. Having a threat against you is not legal justification for damaging somebody else's car, especially when that car doesn't even belong to the person who threatened you.

If you want to pursue criminal charges against the person who injured you, go to the police and...

Q: Is a text Message considered valid factual evidence?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
MORE INFO NEEDED.

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