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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I switch out the locks when my ex-Girlfriend is staying with her new boyfriend and her stuff is still in my place?

This happen about few days ago. I own the house and we lived here for about a year and few months. without going into details, she decided she had enough and end up getting a new boyfriend and is currently staying there. she did commented that she was keeping the key because she needed to come for... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 16, 2022

Contact a local Unlawful Defense atty.

I fear you will have to give her a 3 day notice and serve her.

Are you still living in the house too.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: An SDGE tree contract worker came onto my property, hit my dog and left without notifying me. Is there anything i can do

Pet was visibly ran over by a car.

I have a few acers, and my dogs are usually out and about on my property.

An SDGE contractor came to our home to inspect and clear around any electric poles.

I could hear as they sped off but didn't think anything of it. I have... Read more »

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

You should be able to make a claim with SDGE for personal property damage for your dog, and the driver and/or the company may also be liable for animal cruelty. If SDGE denies your claim, you may be able to sue for civil damages.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Will someone please take my case I have all the emails and text messages as proof

i had applied for a program to help domestic violence victims get dental work done that were caused by thier abuser, i was accepted, i went to the dentest for a Consultation and a few weeks later i receved a call saying the were going to do a full mouth restore, i agreed and they started the work... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 16, 2022

If you pay a lawyer on an hourly you will find a lawyer.

Otherwise most med Mal lawyers do not want a case worth less than a million.

There is currently a limit of $250k probably being raised to $350k Plus loss of earnings.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: unfair dental program

i had applied for a program to help domestic violence victims get dental work done that were caused by thier abuser, i was accepted, i went to the dentest for a Consultation and a few weeks later i receved a call saying the were going to do a full mouth restore, i agreed and they started the work... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 14, 2022

Dental malpractice is the most difficult of all malpractice cases.

you will probably have a hard time finding a lawyer to accept your case without the necessary evidence. Is there a written agreement of what they were to do?

find the agreement!

Your worst-case scenario is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I went to the dentist today and he ripped Out a piercing that was in my mouth ( smiley piercing). Is it possible to sue

If so how would I go about that

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

U can always sue anyone for anything.

The issue is will you find a lawyer on a contingency? My guess is no.

Dental malpractice is the hardest and will will case enough value to invest time and money.

My guess is no.

Remember you can always sue in small claims for up to 10k

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Can I sue a dentist

Can I sue a dentist who said they were going to do a full mouth restore. He pulled all my bottom teeth and then ogave Me dentures that I can't wear because I don't have enough bone to hold them in

James G. Perry
James G. Perry answered on May 12, 2022

I’m sorry to hear you went through this. The answer to your question is yes, you can potentially sue for damages. Of course this will depend on the facts of your situation, but medical professionals are generally held to a duty to exercise the same care and expertise as a reasonable professional... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Company I hired to transport me by boat wants me to waive rights in case of damages even due to his negligence. Legal?

The transport is in Canada. I am U.S. citizen.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 11, 2022

You probably want to ask a Canadian lawyer.

I don’t like to waive rights.

Are their competitors? What do they require?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I am owed money by someone getting a settlement. Is there a way I can confirm this person is getting that settlement?

I was devastated by someone claiming that she will right everything when she receives a substantial settlement coming to her. For one thing, she borrowed money from me claiming that she will pay me back double in a quick amount of time…I have proof of this contract. A great deal of time has... Read more »

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

If you sue her for Breach of Contract you can then ask her questions in "discovery" to try and find out her financial position. You could then take her deposition and ask further questions. Talk to an attorney to see how viable your case might be.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: If a plaint. in injury Case dies, is the case dead? (Attorney said) and can civil proced. 377.32 be used AgainstMeSign?

California case- I was never told of any court dates but they all occurred. I’m a bit hesitant to just trust blindly here. The lawyer has been vague on things and I alone was the one who hired him, talked to him. My wife was incapable

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on May 5, 2022

No. The case is not dead if Plaintiff dies. There is a new law that allows pain and suffering even if Plaintiff dies. You should consult anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: If a plaint. in injury Case dies, is the case dead? (Attorney said) and can civil proced. 377.32 be used AgainstMeSign?

California case- I was never told of any court dates but they all occurred. I’m a bit hesitant to just trust blindly here. The lawyer has been vague on things and I alone was the one who hired him, talked to him. My wife was incapable

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld answered on May 5, 2022

The more relevant question is... do you want to continue with a lawyer who is "vague" and making court appearances without communicating with you? Ask for a copy of your file or ask for documents related to a specific concern you may have. You don't want to be left in the dark on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Does one need the 'Right to Sue' document when trying to retain an attorney in a class action suit?

Can an attorney move forward in a class action suit against an employer. (A state agency) or is the "right to sue" process necessary? Or what is the process to initiate a class action suit

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace answered on May 2, 2022

There IS NO 'class action' in Workers Compensation in California. So the loss must be beyond the scope of employment. The employment relationship had to have ended and when the loss occurred, You were just another consumer or patron/patient. Then an attorney gets you... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can my injury attorney deny a needed surgery after they filed a lawsuit?

I was in a semi accident two years ago. I tore my tfcc in my left wrist and disks in my neck are out of place. I had surgery to correct my tfcc tear in April of last year but now I’m having worse pain in my wrist. I’ve had steroid injections in that area so I’m not sure if they were just... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 28, 2022

There usually is enough coverage in truck accidents to compensate you for all your injuries. Keep trying and when you talk to your attorney you should let him know your feelings and that you are considering hiring a different lawyer. Depending on where you are in the case it may not be easy to get... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: A Senior Center in California has decided not staff their gym . Leaving high risk senior citizens fend for themselves.

The manager stated it was more of a liability to have staff. Is this true?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 27, 2022

i can see arguments both ways.

i don't know if there are codes that control this.......it is above my pay grade.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Copyright, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What if I haven't got my mail an important documents that I never received and effected my life
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 27, 2022

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

DID THE POST OFFICE SCREW UP OR SENDER?

DID THE DOCUMENTS GET MIXED UP INSIDE OTHER MAIL YOU WERE THROWING OUT.

I JUST WENT THROUGH THIS TOO.

I WOULD GO TO THE POST OFFICE TO HAVE THEM LOOK INTO IT.

WE SENT OUT INVITATIONS TO AN EVENT,...
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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: if somebody was admitted to a hospital and woke up being sexually assaulted. what are some legal steps to take?

Somebody (obviously won't name) was in the hospital who was on a few different medications and out of it for awhile, woke up to a male nurse sexually assaulting her. The victim told a different nurse and the director came and took a statement from her. And that was it. The victim then wanted... Read more »

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

Let law enforcement do its job. Cooperate. Contact a Personal Injury attorney.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: if somebody was admitted to a hospital and woke up being sexually assaulted. what are some legal steps to take?

Somebody (obviously won't name) was in the hospital who was on a few different medications and out of it for awhile, woke up to a male nurse sexually assaulting her. The victim told a different nurse and the director came and took a statement from her. And that was it. The victim then wanted... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld answered on Apr 26, 2022

Hi,

I am so sorry . That sounds horrible. Here's some steps to take.

1) Support the victim as much as you can. She's fragile and needs emotional support.

2) Contact a doctor for testing.

3) Contact Social Services and request a social worker.

4)...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Paralyzed by lumbar fusion surgery,aorta cut,renal artery severed,metal cage on iliac artery can kill me any moment hel

DAMAGES TO PATIENT 

1.The surgeon was not prepared for her anatomy and could not individualize approach

2.Patient did not know and was not given informed consent to the procedure or the risk she would incur. ... Read more »

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

CONTACT A MED MALPRACTICE LAWYER ASAP...

LET HIM OR HER SPEND THEIR TIME GATHERING THE EVIDENCE TO WHICH YOU ALLUDE.

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can police raid my home w/ helicopter wrongfully detain my son 14 yrs old w/ multiple units at gunpoint say wrong person

Police raided and detained my 14 year old son at gun point with helicopters and units held him in the back of the cop car. Refused to speak to anyone when we tried to confront them and ask why they where doing this. My son was being questioned the cops asked if he was on parol for being a drug... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 22, 2022

You can go to the police station where the officers were assigned out on the case and file a complaint with the department. You can also file a claim for damages against the city or county which employed the officers and/or the police department itself.

You can also talk to lawyers who can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Looking for low income or probono legal aid, for someone with mental disabilities who has been repeatedly abused

I am looking for help in filing charges against a psych nurse who has repeatedly encouraged me to self harm over the last 4 years and has on multiple occasions violated my hippa, She has knowingly and willingly encouraged self harm and told me several times to commit suicide. I have attempted... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 21, 2022

Change nurses asap???

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: My mom was spit on by stranger and had damage done to her car in public sheriffs say theirs nothing that can be done

My mom was walking in park while she wait for a program to be over for my autistic brother. My mother saw a man urinating on a wall near a a school playground she told him there was a restroom near by and the man got uset and started to use slurs he spit and threatened to shoot my mother and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 21, 2022

Was there a wit?

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