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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What is my personal liability if my tenant leases my house to short term renters , with my approval?

Are there ways to reduce / manage my liability risks? Thank you.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 16, 2022

Most landlords have a liability policy with a big umbrella. You also need to make sure your lease is well written. We cannot give you specific advice without answers to the above. You should sit down with a good lawyer and go over everything.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I am having difficulty in finding a California attorney to bring an action involving molestation against the Boy Scouts.

I have already filed (pro se) in the ongoing Boy Scout bankruptcy action but want to sue a California specific troop and a specific individual.

My claim is related to my participation in the Sea Scouts in the early 1960s and involves an identifiable individual.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

There are a lot of firms, like ours, that is pursuing childhood molestation cases. I'm not quite sure why you can't find an attorney to help you. Don't give up because time is running out for a lot of these type of claims.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: When suing for personal injury (car accident) in small claims court, who do you sue, the insurance, insured, or driver?

The following question is asked with regard to the State of California: As a result of a minor car accident, the injured party, who was not at fault, wishes to take legal actions in order to recoup some money to account for medical bills, pain/suffering etc. After consulting with an attorney, it... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

Whether you sue in Small Claims Court or Superior Court you would most certainly sue the driver of the car if they were at fault and caused the accident. You might include the owner of the car if for some reason the owner was negligent in allowing the driver to use their car. Sometimes we have... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I know that the makers of the vaccine are protected from being arrested or sued but are pharmacists also protected
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

You should be a little more specific with your question. There are some immunities from litigation but when you sit down with an attorney be prepared to discuss all the facts regarding your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I suffered a stillbirth at 32 weeks due to a doctors negligence can I sue for wrongful death?

I had lupus prior to pregnancy so I required a high risk doctor. During pregnancy I developed cholestatsis and gestational diabetes so I was at a much higher risk. I was being monitored weekly. Though my lab work showed little progress I was to deliver my baby at 36 weeks. At around 30 weeks I... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

You should reach out to some attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice. They should be able to help you determine what options you have. Do this right away because you only have a limited time to take action.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Tax Law for California on
Q: Im paying all the bills and husband hiding his money in an investment in x name. What can I do. I found bank letter

The letter was sent to my home re: Request to change address to x address. We have been married for a year.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 7, 2022

YOU PROBABLY WANT TO ASK THIS QUESTION TO A FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IN YOUR AREA.

CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ASAP.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Contracts and Business Law for California on
Q: Voluntary Withdrawal of a Partner Long Question please read section below, could use your help!

Hi I am trying to find out if this clause in a contract is illegal:

Voluntary Withdrawal of a Partner

39. Any Partner will have the right to voluntarily withdraw from the Partnership at any time. Written notice of intention to withdraw must be served upon the remaining Partners at... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 7, 2022

It would be very imprudent for a lawyer to give you advice based on the limited information you provided. You should ask an attorney to read the whole contract and then sit down and discuss with you. Most likely would only require you to pay for one hour of their time.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I'm trying to figure out If I have a malpractice case. I am 98 lbs still losing from bariatric surgery 2018.

I got the surgery in 2018 everything was fine until I hit 120 lbs and I wouldn't stop losing. I have gotten very weak and so much pain all over my body. I sprained my ankle just walking. I have tried to get help from everywhere and seems they are just letting me die. I haven't been... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 5, 2022

more info is needed and should be shared with the med mal lawyer that you should call in your area.

there are possible statute of limitations issues..........so don't sit on your rights...or you lose them.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Slip and fall premises liability.

I slipped on a wet floor at my local convenience / gas station. Insurance company does not want to accept liability stating there was a wet floor sign posted nearby. The sign which I didn't even see was low on the ground near the front of the entrance I fell right in front of the register and... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 5, 2022

The insurance company is treating you like you don't have a lawyer. Surprise. If you want to be taken seriously, hire an attorney. It sounds like you might have a good case, but you need help. A wet floor sign that is permanently displayed is not a warning. However, that doesn't seem... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I have been tortured for 15 or more years. I need help. How can i get it
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 3, 2022

It really depends on who is torturing you? You might try the police first. And if they can't help - then ask them who can?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can you please provide the objection and cite for "vague and ambiguous. I need to cite a california case.

This is for a personal injury case. We represent the Plaintiff.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Dec 30, 2021

Your question is hard to know in what context you are asking. Is this for a discovery answer that you disagree with? is it for a deposition question/answer? Are you an attorney? If not then what do you mean that you represent the Plaintiff?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: i have 2 tort claims i intend to file n california at the same time and pay a lawyer after case is proven

i have been falsely accused of theft by a big corporation however they claimed to have proof and the video that the P.D did not show prooof of accusations and has prevented me from gainful employment due to its pending status. Now i have to go to trail the only evidence i had was the receipt... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 28, 2021

More info needed.

1st you must find a tort lawyer who agrees to take your case on a contingency... that usually means a lawyer must invest his/her own money.

To go to trial could possibly be $25,000 to $100,000 in costs for the lawyer and involve weeks or months in trial.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My car was totaled in an accident and the other driver was deemed at fault and arrested for DUI.

Two months post-accident, I have filed a small claims case against the driver and the insurance company. In the past 24hrs, the insurance company has contacted me and said they will not offer assistance until I drop the small claims court case. Should I drop the court case and utilize their... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 28, 2021

Whether you should drop the Small Claims case has more to do with what you are trying to recover in Small Claims, what your evidence is, whether you are leaving out important damages that you could recover, than with whatever the other party's insurer is telling you. If you get a judgment... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: my sons guardian was charged for letting my son drive her car under age no licence caused him tbi what can i do
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 27, 2021

more info is needed.

how old is your son? is the guardian related? court-appointed? charged with DUI?

s/he give her keys or just did nothing when s/he learned he had them etc?

TBI from driving? Accident?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: CA civil suit for malicious prosecution and false statement to police when police declined to file charge?

despite no charges ever being filed, can I still sue if an individual filed a false statement with police in an effort to have me arrested?

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Dec 21, 2021

The quick answer is that you sue anyone for any reason. The bigger question is will you win and what are your damages. One of the elements for malicious prosecution is that you were charged which from your question it appears you weren't charged. The police could have charged the person... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I was maliciously prosecuted by the catholic church twice. They lost twice.

Los Angeles City attorney prosecuted me with no evidence or witnesses. They lied. A jury found me not guilty. please help me sue. It was cruel what I went through. They violated my first amendment right to stand on a corner and protest their noisy amplified sound system. Yes. Prosecuted... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 20, 2021

more info is needed

did they allege Trespass?

what are your damages?

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I sued an ex for agurvated assualt and slander
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 14, 2021

more info is needed

you can sue anyone for anything but the question you want to ask is if will you win and will it be worth the money you are going to spend?

Lawyers traditionally will not take a case like that on a contingency.

if it is criminal the person you are to sue...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Is it illegal to change the name of the legal or registered owner of a car if the car is impounded in California?

I bought a car from a private seller. He purchased the car from a tow yard in a lien sale a few days before he sold it to me so the car was never registered to him. He gave me all the paperwork from the sale and all the info of the registered owner so I can the title transferred to my name..... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 13, 2021

more info is needed.

this is not a personal injury matter but rather a civil litigation matter at best.

i would set up a consultation with a local lawyer to review paperwork and see if s/he can assist.

it also looks like the seller is trying to commit a fraudulent sale and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: How to hire a lawyer for hourly advice on personal injury case?

I'm currently a Plaintiff in a Personal Injury suit that's been on the judge's trial calendar for almost 3 years. I initially hired a lawyer, however, since motions halted pending decisions from the Judge (Summary judgement, and Motion for Bifurcation from Defendant), I'm... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Dec 7, 2021

Getting rid of your contingency lawyer didn't "mitigate" your costs. It, in essence, will dramatically increase your costs if you now hire a lawyer on an hourly basis. I think it's very risky for you to be pro per with some of the things that you claim have gone on in your case.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Brakes on my sons stroller do not work. Need to see if I have a case or not.

My two month old fell out of his stroller because the brakes on the stroller do not work. It is a brand new stroller. He received several cuts and bruises to his face with swelling on his head. He was rushed to the ER. We were lucky because it rolled into the street due to the fact that the brake... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 4, 2021

If his injuries are serious, then yes, he has a case. If it is only cuts and bruises, then no. Regardless, you can make a complaint to the manufacturer, and to the Consumer Protection Agency. That won't get you any money (the manufacturer might offer to pay ER expenses), but it might lead... Read more »

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