Russell Steven Kohn’s Answers

Russell Steven Kohn

Oceanside Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. My toddler daughter, had an accident in her daycare, she got deep cut and got 14 stitches in her face, what action can we take

    Answered 6 months ago.

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    The injury is bad enough to justify further investigation of the cause. There also may be medical coverage available regardless of fault. Call a personal injury attorney for a free consultation.

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  2. Should I be worried I will be sued if my dog bit someone after I told them multiple times not to touch him?

    Answered 8 months ago.

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    I also think you have a solid defense of assumption of the risk. Would help to have a witness who heard you warn her, since she likely will deny you did. If she has a bad injury and an attorney, then you may want to turn it over to your homeowners or renters insurer. Otherwise, you can defend yourself in small claims if she takes it that far. Try to persuade her of the folly of pursuing such a claim further.

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  3. In California is a drunk driver always at fault in a car accident?

    Answered 6 months ago.

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    Simple answer is no, you are not automatically at fault because you were DUI. I agree with the other answers. If a claim is made against you, then your auto insurer will defend you on the claim, unless there is an exclusion on coverage when the driver is DUI. I have heard of such exclusion, though it is rare. You should ask your criminal defense attorney if you could be ordered to pay restitution for the damages in the crash as part of your sentence even if you were not negligent. I would...

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  4. Am I responsible for medical expenses if my shepard bit a person and broke skin if he was on a leash?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Barry P. Goldberg
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    The person who got bit should be held to have assumed the risk of injury for approaching your dog without first asking you for permission to pet your dog. This may be a complete defense, or at least substantially offset your liability as the dog owner pursuant to the California statutory strict liability for dog bites. If you have liability insurance under a homeowner's or renter's policy, then you may consider tendering the claim to the insurer. But that could result in your insurer...

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  5. Intoxicated friend hit by car in crosswalk, does it matter that she(pedestrian not driver) was very drunk?

    Answered 2 months ago.

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    In California, pedestrians in the crosswalk have the right of way. It doesn't matter if your friend was dunk, or a child, or a disabled person. The vehicle should have yielded until it was safe to proceed. If she was outside the crosswalk then she may no longer have the right of way.

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  6. What would be a fair compensation for soft tissue injury and pain and suffering in a not at fault auto accident?

    Answered 5 months ago.

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    Personal injury victims can obtain compensation for both economic (special) damages and non-economic (general) damages. The latter includes damages where no definite standard or method of calculation is prescribed, and includes: physical pain/mental suffering/loss of enjoyment of life/disfigurement/physical impairment/ inconvenience/ grief/ anxiety/ humiliation/ emotional distress. The amount of reasonable compensation for these losses depends upon the specific nature of the impact of the...

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  7. Can i sue starbucks for finding chunks of glass in my drink after halfway drinking it?

    Answered 6 months ago.

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    2. Russell Steven Kohn
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    Yes, you likely can. I am handling a similar case right now involving a Mexican restaurant. The compensation will depend on whether you were hurt and what your damages are. Merely being grossed out is not likely to be enough to get an attorney to take your case.

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  8. For an auto Personal Injury case, is there a substantial legal defense for the Ins. Co., (cont'd in detail below)

    Answered 6 months ago.

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    In CA, generally a misdemeanor plea is not admissible unless it is a guilty plea that relates to a material fact in issue in the civil case. That is why there is the option to plead no contest. Call a personal injury attorney for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.

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  9. Do I need an attorney?

    Answered 6 months ago.

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    Attorneys are expensive. If you did it, you may want to just admit to it and pay the repair cost. I cannot think of any reason for you to file anything with the police. If you are contacted by the police, then you should consult a criminal defense attorney about what to do.

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  10. I accidentally made a inconsistant statement in my deposition and did not catch it. What should I do?

    Answered 7 months ago.

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    I assume that you do not have an attorney representing you, since otherwise you would already have your answer to this question. You will have time to make changes once the transcript is prepared. The original answer can be used at trial by the defense for whatever value it may have, but then you get the opportunity to mention your change to the transcript. You may even be able to blame your forgetfulness on the head injury that the defendant inflicted upon you!

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