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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Antitrust for California on
Q: I lacked capacity but quit claim my 4homes and am homeless. how do I void this?damage is incalculable.
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 9, 2019

Contact the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, https://lafla.org/, 800-399-4529. They might be able to help you.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Sactuan 831.2 is their away around that statue.was injured on caltrans property and my attorney says no way around it

Offers 500 and ifbdont accept was dropping me.postposted dipostion for yesterday.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 3, 2019

much more info needed.

i don't understand the issue.

you should google a lawyer in YOUR AREA......i am in Palm Springs.

However as a rule, if a lawyer feels there are issues on which they can not prevail they will not want to waste their time and money. If the case was good...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What are my options as a tenant of a company which claims to find “suitable roommates” which are harassing me?

I rented a room w/ a company which advertises and states in their lease agreement to find “suitable roommates”. One of the roommates made advances of a romantic nature multiple times. I declined and showed disinterest each time. His behavior was unfriendly and a bit hostile, then became... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 1, 2019

send a letter memorializing the situation and then consider small claims action against both?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can you help me with a slip and fall?

I was walking in a casinos parking lot down to the store. There is no side walk so when I stepped on the we'll mud and grass I slipped and completely tore my right calf muscle and had to be driven to the hospital by ambulance.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 30, 2019

California casinos are typically on Native American land and are subject to tribal law. Look for an attorney knowledgeable in that area. If your casino isn't on a reservation, contact a slip and fall attorney. No one is supposed to offer take your case in response to your message. It's against... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: A insurance company left a very uncomfortable sounds like sexual message on my voice mail and it's about 2-3 min wisper

Alot of wispering,moning , saying this just feels right u would have to hear it

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 29, 2019

More info needed.

are you dealing with an ins co on something?

could it be someone playing a trick on you?

if ins co clearly wrong but probably not something worth our office pursuing since it is not a normal case for us.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Horns are going off all the time where I live because people are locking their doors. This seems wrong.

I want to sue the car companies that make our neighbor hood so loud.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 24, 2019

more info needed

you can always sue anyone for anything at any time.....the issue is will you win and can you afford the legal fees ........

something like this will not be handled on a contingency in all likelihood.......you will have to pay on an hourly...........and probably...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Thank you for the advice but why can't you just answer my question

If it were you filing a lawsuit, what form would you use?

On what form should I put my petition/prayer for recompense?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Oct 23, 2019

It all depends what type of lawsuit you are filing. You can browse through all the forms at : judicial council forms of California. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: In California, Amador County, what form should I fill out and submit to the county clerk for my lawsuit

Lawsuit for $25,000 against the Sutter Creek Police Department

The Chief of Police was driving a patrol car and harassed me, causing

an accident that totaled my motorcycle and put me in the hospital

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 22, 2019

much more info needed.

I predict you will have a challenging time finding a lawyer that will accept the case on a contingency.

Remember you have to put a governmental agency on notice within 6 months.

I would recommend you get on the computer and plug in the county, city and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Military Law for California on
Q: What kind of a lawyer should I get to sue the California Labor Board for gross mishandling of my complaint?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 15, 2019

more info needed.

probably a labor/employment law litigator.

my concern is whether they would do it on a contingency or hourly............i suspect hourly.

the issue may be damages

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: underinsured motorist claim in CA, at fault paid and WC resolved. Do I need to protect the statute?

Auto ax, at fault paid, WC settled and now trying to settle underinsured motorist claim. I researched at it appears that ins just needs “reasonable” time to resolve. Do I need to request arbitration or allow “reasonable” time to pass and settle?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 14, 2019

Make your arbitration demand when you have proof that you have exhausted the liability limits of the at fault driver. You can negotiate later. There are requirements to fulfull when making a demand for UIM arbitration. See Insurance Code section 11580.2, or hire an attorney. Given your injuries, I... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Can we sue hoa for neglecting to enforce rules if they ignore our safety and tell neighbor, we get gunshot dmg

We asked hoa to enforce the rules 4 times, each time asking them not to disclose that a neighbor complained, would give me up as source. I spoke to the neighbors twice before about parking in fire line/street where signs are posted no parking, called the police once, the towing company twice, and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 14, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED.

A LAWYER WOULD WANT TO SEE THE PAPERWORK SHOWING WHAT THE HOA RULES ARE.

ANYONE CAN SUE FOR ANYTHING AT ANY TIME.......THE ISSUE IS WOULD YOU WIN...........AND A LAWYER

WOULD NOT TAKE THE CASE ON A CONTINGENCY...........THUS YOU WOULD HAVE TO PAY A LAWYER...
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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Where can I find a personal injury lawyer for a work re!ated injury?

I did a workers compensation claim and settled that claim , but my injury still exist. I was diagnosed with chronic pain syndrome while dealing with my workers compensation claim which referred me to 3 different physical therapist for my injury.Recently I went to see a cosmetic surgeon to get a... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Oct 14, 2019

Unless your injuries were caused by some other person or entity other than your employer, you are likely going to be limited to seeking relief through the workers compensation process. All workplace injuries must be handled through that system. You need to consult with a workers compensation... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: Car i was driving Repoed it was clearly marked disabled placard left me stranded with no means my wallet in the car

This is not my car. SoI had sheriff call and thats when we found out it was 9 am in morning I called to explain that I just need my wallet and things and they refused told me to come to yard at 4:30 pm I am disabled and sick that there was no way to get to yard or home or any place safe that they... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 13, 2019

Being disabled is not a defense to having your car repossessed.

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Is there anything I can still do?

I worked a very stressful job 2016 where I wasn’t given a lunch break and given the workload of two people and the stress and burnout from this job ended in Fibromyalgia. I didnt know anything could be done and did not seek disability or unemployment or workers compensation. I was also not given... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Oct 1, 2019

You need to seek out a consultation with a workers compensation attorney to determine if there is any chance at making such a claim. It is not likely you have any rights outside of the workers compensation system for the workplace induced injuries that you suffered. You have likely lost any... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: How to distribute settlement funds among a driver and two other passengers when medicals are higher than settlement?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 25, 2019

It would be unusual for the settlement to not allocate the sums to each party. There should be settlement agreements and releases for that purpose.

However, if the sums are not allocated, calculate the total damages of each party. Calculate each party's percentage of the total damages....
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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I stayed at a Motel for 2 nights and was bitten on my arms and hands by bedbugs over 500 times badly . What do I do
William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 17, 2019

Go to the doctor. Take photos of the injuries and of the bed bugs, mattress, box spring, etc. Talk to an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Environmental for California on
Q: Do hotels have to follow certain level certain guidelines How they handle big emergencies? I feel i am being wronged.

I just cant get up and leave so easily. I've been at hotel for a year. I have a few things in my hotel room that will take me several trips to relocate. Its not just my luggage and lets go. Hotel knows my bathroom been leaking and their maintenace guy quit they barely got a new guy. Now the pipe... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 17, 2019

much more info needed.

is there some kind of lease?

if you feel you have been wronged consider small claims where you can sue for up to $10k.

this may be more of a policy issue than legal.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Defendant's lawyers claim attorney client privilege, and defendant sparsely answers interrogatories?

Defendant's lawyers are trying to provide extremely limited responses to interrogatories by every argument possible, to the point of making discovery moot!

Glenn J. Holzberg
Glenn J. Holzberg answered on Sep 17, 2019

If you have a lawyer that is a question you should ask your lawyer. However, it is common for lawyers, especially those representing insurance companies to object to most every question asked. It is how many lawyers "litigate". Most jurisdictions require a good-faith conference before filing a... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: my 8 year old daughter was hit by a car in our gated commuity , can there we a lawsuit on the manger of the complex

at 7:24pm my daughter was on her way home from two doors down and a car came from behind her and hit her till she fell on the floor and then ran her leg over and did not stop . The manger is not helpful and makes us sign a paper saying no one is allowed to have vistors unless the fill out a... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 12, 2019

You can sue the manager of the apartment complex and the owner if it knew or had reason to know of a danger to residents from some condition on the property that made it dangerous for pedestrians. If there was a history of other pedestrians being hit by vehicles that would be useful.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Elder Law for California on
Q: What qualifies as a “dependent adult” in California?

Would a person on social security disability who has been diagnosed as permanently totally disabled due to mental illness (bipolar) and required to have a representative payee to manage their benefit payments on their behalf be considered a dependent adult?

This is regarding a wrongdoing... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 11, 2019

Every case is unique and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently. In addition, you should NOT be discussing your case on an open forum like this.

It is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these types of cases in the court where you...
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