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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: My mother who lives in California is threatening, me through my uncle who lives in India, to not give me my documents.

She says I must sign over all the money from my Indian bank account to her that my father left in solely my name. If I do not comply I will not be able to get my documents in India

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 23, 2021

You should sit down with an immigration lawyer who can analyze your situation. If they can't help you they can most likely refer to someone else who might be able to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: Need to serve court papers to a dissolved LLC and attempt to serve returned as a bad address.

I have sued an LLC for an incident that occurred back in March 2019. This company then dissolved in June 2019. I have filed a lawsuit and the process server attempted to serve the dissolved company Agent of Service of Process, but it returned as a bad address.

What are the options to ensure... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 23, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. This could be something beyond the scope of a basic question and answer board, where investigator services might be needed. Processor servers often work with investigation companies (or sometimes they... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: spraying raid into my room all day and night my cat and i are physically ill do i speak w/ a personal injury lawyer
William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 18, 2021

If you sprayed an insecticide into your room all day and night and then became ill, it sounds like you made yourself sick. You should go to the doctor before you even think about talking to an attorney. If someone else is responsible for spraying Raid, then that person might be responsible,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I get fired for contracting Covid -19? Does my employer have the right to refuse me hours since I became ill?

I work for a small business of less than 10 employees. I contracted covid over a month and a half ago. Initially my employer told me to take two weeks off, then told me to take the rest of December off and they would schedule me for more hours in January. Then Jan came and they told me they... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Jan 14, 2021

No one here can know if you are going to be fired. As to what your options could be, it would be important to know if you work for an employer that has at least 5 employees. If not, there is little you can do. If yes, then you are protected by the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which may give... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was on the back of a motorcycle and the rider crashed because the headlight went out and Suzuki announced a recall on

That year and model a 2018 gsx250r for a faulty headlight and that's what caused the accident and I was severely injured and the potential buyer of the motorcycle took off. Suzuki Motor co. Refused any repairs or compensation.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 1, 2021

You could sue Suzuki but you would also have to include the driver because Suzuki will say it was the drivers fault. You really should sit down with a personal injury attorney and explore your options. And don't wait because there are time limits on when you take action.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My ada federal fall attorney lost his license. I have full body crps. He wants me to sign with his friend for 50/55 fee.

It’s complicated because I fell six days after workmen’s comp surgery and so now it’s difficult trying to figure out what amount crps is from. Workmen’s comp asked for 1.8 mill in medical. Since I haven’t signed fee agreement, I think it’s too much, two settlement meetings have now been... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Dec 12, 2020

You have the right to negotiate the fees to be paid to your own lawyer. Just because your suspended lawyer recommends his friend, I suggest you look for other lawyers experienced in handling your case. You also should have a good worker's compensation lawyer representing you, because it... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Hello can you help with prescription drug cases?

Trazadone and Sertraline not working any longer for intended purpose

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 10, 2020

more info needed.

is there any proof that they are harmful?

google them to find out.

if you have had negative results from them, contact a local personal injury lawyer asap to get guidance.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: If someone pets my dog without permission, and my dog bites them, can I be held liable?

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Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Dec 7, 2020

Probably not but more information is needed to properly answer your question. If it has already happened you should consult with a local attorney who knows the local laws regarding such a situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Need Help With PI/Employment Pleading Deadline to File is Dec 10, 2020

I would be representing myself Pro Se in court for an employment/personal injury related matter because an attorney dropped my case middle of last month telling me that due to covid, his law firm does not have the capacity to take on my case. I have drafted a pleading to protect the limitation... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Dec 3, 2020

Unfortunately you are not going to find an attorney to volunteer to do this work. Too much liability can attach once an attorney gets so involved.

Financial constraints should not be a problem. Attorneys who do PI and employment law work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay...
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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Must I attach exhibits when filing a pleading in California court?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 2, 2020

If it's an exhibit, that means that some pleading refers to it for some evidentiary purpose. If you don't attach it - to the pleading, declararation, etc., - how will the court see the exhibit to which you are referring?

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Hi I endured burning myself for 3 plus years on shower due to reverse H/C water connections installed wrong..

I take lots of medications due to my medical condition and had to endured burning myself on the shower because the shower faucet was installed wrong. I informed management several times verbally and in writing (have copies and video) and he refused to repair it . It was repaired after I contacted... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 1, 2020

It seems unlikely that you would continually burn yourself. After the first time, you should have figured out that H/C were reversed. Also, if you did not require medical attention, your injuries are probably not severe enough to justify a lawsuit.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My girlfriend stepped on a tack strip under the carpet in our rental property. Are we allowed compensation?

It put a hole in her foot and she works on her feet. It was painful and the hole was deep

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 25, 2020

If she needs medical attention, she may have a claim. Take photos of the property, and her injuries, go to the doctor, then discuss with an attorney.

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4 Answers | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Senior Living Home Negligence

My mother has been living in a senior living apartment home as a tenant. Three days ago, she slipped on the floor in the bathroom and pulled her emergency cord that is supposed to directly ring the local fire department for emergency help. However, after she pulled the cord for 30 minutes, no help... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Nov 24, 2020

Contact an attorney. Do you have any evidence that the Landlord knew that the cord didn't work. They should have some policies in place to avoid such a situation. Like a weekly test of the system, etc..

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hit by a van

A van hit me while I was riding a bike and did not stop at all. AfterWards a lady pulled up in her car, showed me a photo of the van and said “this Is the person who hit u and handed me a paper with the license plate number. I’m not in horrible pain but definitely noticeable pain . What... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 23, 2020

Call the police. If you are hurt, go to the doctor. An attorney can't help you if you aren't hurt.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Hello, I fell out of an Otis elevator when the door opened and it was approx. 5-8 inches above the lobby floor.

I reported the injury to my supervisor at work. WC claim was filed. I will be having surgery to my low back on 12/01/2020 due to the fall. No attorney wants to handle my personal injury claim because, I am told Otis is hard to deal with and they will try every trick in the book not to pay a claim.... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 24, 2020

Lot's of lawyers take elevator cases. Keep calling. If your injuries justify it, you will find someone to take the case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: Should mattress company be responsible for pulling out a fairly new mattress from my home if it is releasing fiberglass?

Purchased California King mattress from Nectar late summer. Felt sharp pricking on my body as early as 1st week sleeping in this mattress. Thought it was bed bugs, but no signs of bed bug bites on my body. Recently, followed instructions on the company's website on how to clean pee off their... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Nov 23, 2020

There could be some lawsuits regarding your situation. Sit down with a personal injury lawyer to see what options you might have. And good job documenting everything.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: My 2018 Mattress, I never removed cover noticed it is now leaking glass. Daughter complains of itching, what can I do??

I bought the Modway Caroline mattress on Amazon 2018, my daughter slept on it for 1 year. Then went to sleeping on my bed. She does complain of itchy back, on and off. I am pregnant and having my third child thus purchasing them a new bunk bed+crib. After reading all these reviews about fiberglass.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 21, 2020

more info needed.

i have had several calls about fiberglass in the mattress in the last year.

i had never heard of it before.

if injuries are serious enough a personal injury lawyer might take the case.

fiberglass is very serious and can do a lot of harm.

if...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was a victim of Police misconduct, assaulted (battered?)by 6 officers, then wrongfully arrested. Charge were dismissed

I called 911 for mental health reasons after waking up from a coma with severe burns. When the police arrived, they dismissed the ambulance & EMTs and I was assaulted and battered by 6 policemen and wrongfully arrested. They dismissed the charges and county counsel sent me a letter urging me... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 14, 2020

There are many great civil rights lawyers in the San Francisco and Oakland areas. Call the local ACLU office and tell them you need help. They will help you find a good lawyer to help you. Their website is https://www.aclunc.org/about/chapters/san-francisco-chapter, so copy this link and paste it... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Employment Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Special Employment - Joint Responsibility

If I own a bar/night club and I “willfully/negligently contracted with a security company suspended by California Secretary of State and has no worker’s comp insurance to provide me security services, can I be liable or does my bar implicitly accept liability of the suspended company in the... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 14, 2020

If you want legal research, you'll have to pay for it. This isn't a place to get free, detailed legal advice. Attorneys volunteer their time to answer questions for consumers in need. Issues of liability, special employment, agency, insurance, are complicated. Those answers... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: The process of obtaining discovery for a CA Civil Injuction by way of filing a TRO with or without a PI.

Would like to know your experience with discovery and TRO’s. Plaintiff, I, need to obtain evidence for 4 TRO cases. It is crucial for me to be granted discovery on these cases and I appreciate your input on how I should proceed. Discovery in TRO's never granted due to time, CCP’s... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 13, 2020

This is not the proper forum for seeking such discrete legal advice. I believe you should concentrate your search to law firms capable of such widespread research. Focus on civil rights law firms in and around San Francisco or Sacramento, who will have the expertise you seek. There are also firms... Read more »

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