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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Yes my neighbor roof blew off an damaged my car. I feel the roof was not installed right. There were 3 sets of shingles

On the roof and the staples they used was not long enough to go through all of them to the wood. They were not Pieces of roof they were hole shingles. There roof was the only one the blew off. My roof has been.on for 30 years and nothing happen to it. I'm talking about alot of there roof.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 1, 2023

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney for state-specific guidance, there are a couple of ways to handle these types of situations in general nationwide. If you have a comprehensive auto... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What is the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 1, 2023

In California: Generally it is one year. But if it is against a government entity you must file a claim within 6 months. There are exceptions and requirements, etc.

This is only general legal information and is not legal advice. You may not rely on this general information for your...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How do I change law firms once I signed on?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Easy....

you just retain a new local lawyer, and s/he will assist in the transition.

In an accident case, the 2 lawyers will split the fee.

In a criminal case, you would try to get a bill for what the lawyer has done and get the balance turned over to the new lawyer....
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Doctor abandons me as a 10 year patient How much notice should I be given to find a new doctor.

I have been a patient for 10 years thru 6 surgeries. 3 back, 1 neck, and 1 neck pending. I am 70, and disabiled I have chronic back and neck pain. He has prescribed me morphine long acting, and Norco for pain for the last 8 years, I am between surgeries back surgery in November and neck surgery... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Contact your health care provider and ask them for a referral to a pain specialist.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I’ve recently discovered I’m eligible for personal injury compensation. Suspect admitted fault in 3 days. NEED HELP

Suspect admitted 100% fault right away. I was in a rental that I was liable for. Lawyer that represented me at time settled me out for 2,000…. I feel like there’s room for compensation. Please contact me asap as I need help pursuing this

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jan 29, 2023

If you signed a Settlement Agreement then most likely you are done and there is nothing more you can do. Read whatever document you signed carefully and it should be self evident. You might ask an attorney to help you understand the document if you can't.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Lawsuit in discovery mode… when am I getting a settlement offer?… finished treatment Dec.8th now. IT’s January 28th…

Incident happened August 24th (nied)… treated for 3 months… last session was dec.7th…. Called attorney says claim is in discovery mode….. how long left til claim is done? When should I expect a settlement offer?

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jan 29, 2023

The best person to ask would be your attorney. Is there a pending lawsuit or a pending claim? If it's a claim against the adverse insurance company, then settlement can takes from weeks to months. If there is a lawsuit the settlement will probably come after discovery... which generally takes... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: if I file a complaint with the court but have yet to file it with the defendants, can I change it? Not facts just reduce

Representing myself, judge extended my timeframe to submit summos and complaint, so it should be okay to change, right? live in CA

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Jan 25, 2023

You are entitled to file an amended complaint once as a matter of right without seeking leave of court to do so, as long as it is before the defendant has answered or filed a demurrer. Refer to CCP 472.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: what type of lawyer would I need if I did a medical research study and was told wrong information about the study.

I was told wrong information about what I was participating in and had I known I would not have participated.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 24, 2023

YOU WANT A CIVIL LITIGATOR.

HOWEVER, THE ISSUE WILL BE DAMAGES.

YOU HAVE TO PROVE HOW YOU WERE DAMAGED BY THIS INCORRECT INFO.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: what type of lawyer would I need if I did a medical research study and was told wrong information about the study.

I was told wrong information about what I was participating in and had I known I would not have participated.

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Before thinking about a lawyer consider the value of your claim. Lawyers are expensive and their fees may exceed the value of a potential recovery. Consider small claims court if the value of your claim is less than $10,000.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Sensitive question. Please don’t remove because it’s literally a life or death situation.

Sensitive question. Please don’t remove because it’s literally a life or death situation.

I dated someone ( a franchisor ) of a multimillion dollar company that deals with children. One day I walked in on him raping a 9 year old . I reported him but I wasn’t taken seriously.he said I... Read more »

Lyndsie Nichole Russell
Lyndsie Nichole Russell
answered on Jan 23, 2023

If you have been served with the complaint, you should hire an attorney immediately. There is a limited time for you to respond to the complaint. If you do not respond within the timeframe, a default can be taken against you which cuts off your ability to defend the lawsuit. An experienced... Read more »

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: When I was hit by u/m I was sitting in my car parked not driving I went to hospital went to chiro Had whiplash

MRI for my headache's and neck pain have bulging disk no surgeries no more medical visits I've been told were waiting on medical lien that it would be 30-60 days but it's been over 6 months it's been a struggle since day 1 and still is should I call my insurance co IDK what to... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Contact a personal injury attorney right away. You have a limited time to sue for your injuries, so any delay may prejudice your right to file a lawsuit to recover for your injuries.

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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: When I was hit by u/m I was sitting in my car parked not driving I went to hospital went to chiro Had whiplash

MRI for my headache's and neck pain have bulging disk no surgeries no more medical visits I've been told were waiting on medical lien that it would be 30-60 days but it's been over 6 months it's been a struggle since day 1 and still is should I call my insurance co IDK what to... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jan 23, 2023

It's not fair. There are a lot of uninsured motorists driving in California. The only way to protect yourself and your family is if you have UM (Uninsured Motorist) Coverage. You can find this on your Declarations page of your policy. The Decl page is a summary of your coverage. If you have... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was hit by an uninsured motorist who was at fault yr1/2 ago, I had liability with u/m still waiting on settlement why

I wasn't driving I was sitting in my car and was slammed from behind still waiting for my settlement my lawyer isn't keeping in contact to make it worse what should I do

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Jan 23, 2023

You can wait, or you can try to get a new attorney. No one can tell you whether your case should be settled by now. We don't know your injuries, medical treatment, medical expenses, whether your treatment is complete or ongoing, how many expert witnesses you require to testify at your UIM... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Business Law for California on
Q: Do I have any claims against the business even it states in a signed form that it is not liable for the injury?

As I walking on the treadmill, I tried to tell a girl who used it wrongly and dangerously. The girl did not hear me as she put on the headphones. I did not notice the warning light. A few minutes later, I was panicked and stopped the machine which was wrong. I should have slowed down the machine... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 22, 2023

make an appt with a local PI lawyer who can review your contract.

they can't just say they do not have liability.............

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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Business Law for California on
Q: Do I have any claims against the business even it states in a signed form that it is not liable for the injury?

As I walking on the treadmill, I tried to tell a girl who used it wrongly and dangerously. The girl did not hear me as she put on the headphones. I did not notice the warning light. A few minutes later, I was panicked and stopped the machine which was wrong. I should have slowed down the machine... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jan 23, 2023

I agree with Mr. Gribow. Consult a personal injury attorney who will review the contract you signed with the gym. If their machine was defective they cannot just tell you they're not liable. You usually cannot waive liability for their negligence or for a defective product.

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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Defendant found math/fact errors in the Stipulation after Judge signed it.

The plaintiff made the stipulation to settle down something and the defendant signed on it. The defendant had the Judge signed on it 2 weeks later as well. Unfortunately, the defendant realized there were errors in the stipulation at the moment the Judge signed it.. The defendant didn't find... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 20, 2023

If defendant is represented by a lawyer then speak to the lawyer immediately----if no lawyer is involved, then I highly recommend that the defendant immediately contact a lawyer to discuss the specifics of this and determine how to proceed further. Any lawyer will need a copy of the document in... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: I've told a law firm I no I don't need there service. They keep asking me to sign a contract and won't stop

After telling them I found another lawyer and if I needed there service I would call them. They message me everyday and it I looked over the contract to sign so they can get started on my case. I told them I'm not signing anything and I don't need there services. They won't stop.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jan 19, 2023

that is a little disturbing. It could be a service they are using that isn't working properly. I would suggest you send a letter to the main attorney informing them of the situation. That should get it to stop.. and obviously just ignore the messages being sent.

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7 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: How can I get this driver's insurance company name? Struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk, driver has insurance per police

Partner and I were both struck by a vehicle, driver refused to give us information until the cops got there, the police arrived while we were both being driven away in the ambulance witnesses state he did have insurance, cops took down all information except for who his insurance company is. We... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Jan 18, 2023

There are companies who will identify possible insurers, for a fee. You can also write to the defendant and ask for that information. You would be better off, and have more chance of learning this information, if you hired an attorney. You will get very little respect as a self-represented claimant.

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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Which type of attorney handles cases relating to suing the city for negligence against residential inhabitants?

The city has allowed warehouses to box my house in on all four sides and for the past few years, it has been a living hell with warehouse owners, construction workers, and big rig drivers, noise, etc. My children can no longer be outside to play. I tried Personal Injury attorneys, but they said... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Jan 17, 2023

This is a question for real estate and zoning attorneys. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: How long can my brother go to jail ? He went in talking to the cops for a speed chase at 2800.2
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Much more info is needed.

Was anyone injured in the chase, was he in his car or was it stolen; what record does he have?

he either retained or had a lawyer appointed, and that lawyer will have ALL the info that is needed to have an "idea" of what might happen....
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