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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have a question there was an interval toon with me and my dad gf, my dad was in between us, in the process she grab

I have a question there was an altercation between me and my dad gf, my dad was in between us, in the process she grab, My neck with both her hands, and in self defense I push her, my dad continue to hold her and fell down and broke her pinky finger, it’s been about two months, and she’s been... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 27, 2020

much more info needed.

you probably should not be discussing this on an open forum.

you need to make an appt with a lawyer if you can afford one.

in that regard, I would encourage you to write out a detailed summary of the facts so that the lawyer does not have to play...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was in an auto accident in April 2019. My case is still ongoing, how long typically do cases like this last?

My accident was in April 2019. They found the other driver at fault she ran a red light. I was injured. They settled for an amount but the attorney never reached out and I always have to call or email. If they already settled for the amount and my medical they said picked up alot of the bills back... Read more »

Robert Steven Walch
Robert Steven Walch answered on May 21, 2020

Every case is different, so there is no set amount of time that every case takes from the time of settlement to disbursement of funds. If you have Medi-Cal, the attorney needs to find out how much Medi-Cal paid to your medical providers and needs to get a final letter from Medi-Cal saying what... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: does an insurance company have to defend the boat owner even though he is not listed as an insured on the policy?

The boat owner gave it to his son, who ended up getting insurance for the boat. The title for the boat was never changed.

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 19, 2020

Potentially, since the title never changed. An attorney will need to review the policy and do a coverage analysis.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Asbestos contamination and complaints

A contractor was hired for remodeling in California

The contractor didn't test hazardous material in the condo before starting the work.

If the condo is contaminated. Whose shall fulfill the bill?

George W. Wolff Esq.
George W. Wolff Esq. answered on May 15, 2020

Yes, you have potential liability if your contractor contaminated the neighbor's property.

How old is your building?

Were any tests done for asbestos before the work started?

To protect yourself you might want to hire an Industrial Hygenist or testing company to...
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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: What kind of lawyer would I need for suing an ex boss

I was let go because of false accusations made my a third party from my job. My boss refused to pay me because of an outstanding loan because he applied it to that. I told him he can’t do such and I would file a wage claim. Once he received the conference notice he filed a police report saying I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 12, 2020

MORE INFO WOULD BE HELPFUL

I ASSUME YOU ARE USING A LABOR/EMPLOYMENT LAWYER AND THAT IS THE PERSON TO ASK.....

SH/E CAN GIVE YOU DIRECTION ON RETAINING A CIVIL LITIGATION LAWYER .......HOWEVER, IT MIGHT BE HARD TO FIND ONE THAT WILL TAKE THE CASE ON A CONTINGENCY

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4 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: My sister urinated in store while paying for her groceries. Not allowed to use restroom.

Waited in line to enter store. Shopped. Needed to use restroom, but was denied access. Wrapped up her shopping because she needed to urinate. Begged employees to let her use facilities. Was advised to speak to a manager. No manager made themselves available. At check out, she begged cashier again... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 11, 2020

Businesses are allowed to restrict bathroom access to employees, unless there is a local ordinance to the contrary.

There is no suggestion that your sister suffered from some medical condition that made here incontinent. However, even if that was the case, I doubt that she has a valid...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: I need help with my injury case that was poorly mismanaged.

I was in a car accident in Feb 2018, and my settlement is coming to a close. My case was very poorly managed by my first case manager who no longer works at the law firm.

1.) My case was poorly managed to the point that it was negatively affected.

2.) My lawyer was absent from... Read more »

Samuel J Pope
Samuel J Pope answered on May 8, 2020

It's not entirely clear to me if your case has been settled yet, or not. If it has already settled and all that is left to do is to agree to the language in the release and sign it - at that point it will be difficult, likely impossible, to renegotiate the settlement.

You can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a defendant claim harassment as a defense with no evidence to back it up to avoid taking responsibility?

I filed for lost wages in sm claims court against the person responsible for an injury causing lost wages. The person is claiming harassment as a defense. I can show that this person is the one who initiates contact & willingly participated in a relationship. Yes I was angry & upset after... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 6, 2020

more info needed.

you should contact a lawyer for a consultation.

it sounds like a separate matter and not a defense

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: witness to sign affidavit for Trial. not sure of correct date of accident can this be left out of his statement?

Upcoming Trial WC. I want to have this witness sign an witness statement to

bring with me to court and submit to the Judge. The actual date of this accident

was incorrect on paperwork So it was settled on another date and used on all

correspondents etc since then.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 5, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED.

BUT, NEVER GIVE SOMETHING TO YOUR LAWYER ON THE DATE OF TRIAL.

THE STATEMENT MAY NOT BE INTORDUCABLE SO BRING IT TO THE ATTENTION OF YOUR LAWYER.

CALL THE LAWYERS SECRETARY FOR THE CORRECT DATE....IT WILL BE ON THE MOVING PAPERS...............AND DON'T...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Do Safeway security guards in San Francisco have the right to put hands on you

Safeway security guard in San Francisco banged on bathroom door accuse me of stealing and being a thief said he was calling the police to tell my van and I was selling drugs in the parking lot none of this was true then a separate guard grabbed me from behind pick me up place me outside the store... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 3, 2020

Possibly yes. Possibly no. It depends on the circumstances. If you were reasonably suspected of being a thief, the store has certain rights to use reasonable force to effect a citizen's arrest. If you were arguably a danger to store personnel or patrons, they had a right to use reasonable... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: Can I get compensation for consuming a expired drink that made me sick?

I just went into CVS pharmacy to buy a drink (Starbucks Coffee) drank it and went on my hike. An hour an a half into my hike, had horrible stomach pains to the point where I soiled myself because there were no restrooms around. Got home and still experiencing pains. Decided to check the sell by... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 30, 2020

"Sell by " doesn't mean "expired". CVS did nothing illegal. You did not seek medical attention and cannot prove that your stomach pains were caused by a spoiled food product. You have no case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I from Monterey county , Salinas , can I have a case in the court system for a personal injury slip and fall can

I called over 30 lawyer as soon as they hear the case is all ready in the court , the next word is SORRY I CANT HELP, it's all about the money right some say they wish they could of help to get the full cash payment, wow I couldn't believe that , I have court date set up for October for... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 29, 2020

more info needed

you need a lawyer from up north and I am in palm springs.

lawyers are reluctant to take on a case someone else has been working on.

if a problem develops and you go to another lawyer they may sue everyone for malpractice

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: After being injured by vehicle causing a hip to be broken a time in convelecense home. There insurance should pay my co

Cost. SS took money from my account so why does my apt. Say I owe them back rent when gone. Isn't that their insurance problem?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Apr 25, 2020

Your question is unclear. Did you file a lawsuit? We’re you told you had a recovery? Do you have a lawyer?

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: If you brake a hip and spend 3 mins in hospital because someone didn't see me running me over with his truck. My ss

Check was used. To help pay bill. My apartment. Manager wants my back rent with latefee added on. Shouldn't insurance pay that. I have no money to pay.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Apr 25, 2020

Thank you for clarifying your question. You can delay paying medical bills. Do not use your SS benefits check for medical expenses. Use it to pay rent. Generally, there is no excuse for non-payment of rent, however, you can ask the court to allow you to pay current rent and to pay back rent in... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was run over by my apt. Manager. I broke hip and in hospital 3 mins. He didn't see me behind his truck. Do I owe rent

Shouldn't his insurance have to pay my rent. My monies were deducked while in hospital. Why I'm I out money when clearly the owes

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 25, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED.

IT SOUNDS LIKE 2 SEPARATE MATTERS. ONE IS THE PI LAWSUIT. THE RENT MIGHT BE ALLEGED IN THAT CASE.

RENT IS A CONTRACT DEBT AND IF THE AGREEMENT DOES NOT COVER THIS THEN IT WOULD STILL ARGUABLY BE OWED.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Can I sue the cops if they rammed at a suspect charged with reckless driving (misdemeanor) and left him paralyzed?

So in a incident, two caps rammed their cars on a suspect which was evading on a light motorcycle charged with misdemeanor of reckless driving. The pursuit was barely lasting 10 min and was in a place with no citizens around. The ramming left the suspect paralyzed.

Is it able to sue the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 24, 2020

the exact facts will be important.

had they tried to do anything else to stop him?

i would want to hear from experts on what is the correct way to stop a m/c on a chase.

many jurors would have a hard time finding for him since it was his fault he was being chased.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: I have a slip and fall personal injury neligence. , Other lawyer he's putting words in my mouth , I want to ask the

If they can put this on hold , because I am representing my self, other lawyer keep sending papword to fill out but I need to go to the help center that way they could help me fill the papers I don't cuz I don't know what I'm doing he keeps sending me papers over and over putting... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 23, 2020

You need to get an attorney. Contact a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) --they give free consults. Of course the other lawyer can run rings around you--he or she went to law school. Get a free consult so you understand the basics. Then you can decide whether it's worth... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I had 3 lawyers in the pass at this moment I am represent my self , can someone please guide me I need help slip and fal
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 23, 2020

Your post remains open for two weeks. It could be because many offices are on limited operations due to the health crisis. If you need to consult with an attorney without delay, you could start reaching out to California personal injury attorneys you find on this site or through your own searches.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Internet Law for California on
Q: My aunt was hit by a car and someone posted a video of of her on Snapchat without her consent. Is this illegal in CA?

She was passed out on the ground with life threatening injuries. Can this person be sued for posting this video? Or what legal action can be taken?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 18, 2020

more info needed

was it posted with a comment like looking for ID of driver etc

were pix gruesome?

if aunt was injured ask he accident lawyer who will have all the facts and might consider another charge from the same incident

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was bitten by a cop dog and it nearly took my arm off do I have a chance
Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Apr 16, 2020

Depends on the circumstances. If you were just passing by for example, and the dog bit you, then the police department would be liable. But if you were running away from being arrested, then it would be a harder case against the police department. You should contact anyone of us on Justia for a... Read more »

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