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  • Can I sue coworkers for making false accusations towards me.

    Two coworkers accused me of pushing one and calling her a name. I did no such thing. In fact I have not spoken to either one in 3-4 weeks. They both came together to conjure up lies on me. We are federal employees. I am so tired of working wi...

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes, but your claim is not worth anything. In fact, it would be an extreme waste of your valuable time given the facts you presented in your question.

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  • I was keeping my motorcycle at a friend's house, he took it without my knowledge and got in an accident, am I liable

    I had a motorcycle stored at a friends house, but he took it with out my knowledge, and had an accident. There was no insurance on it. What should I do?

    Mark’s Answer

    Another reason not to store motorized vehicles at a friend's residence without insurance, right? I think my fellow posters have written great responses to your question. I would say your best bet is to prove the non-permitted use of the motorcycle. Any evidence to support this would be beneficial. I do not know if anyone was injured, or if this was just a property damage claim. If only property damage, you can sue your friend in Small Claims (assuming the damage is within those limits).

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  • Travel outside US while pending CIVIL legal case

    I am a defendant in a civil legal case regarding an auto accident (just property damage). I am not a US citizen and need to travel to my home country. I was wondering if the civil legal matter would have any affect on my travel in or out of US. If...

    Mark’s Answer

    I do not see anything that would impact your travel plans with the limited facts you posed in your question. If you have an attorney, then of course, keep them informed of your dates out of the country.

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  • Insurance company said they can not find the record that I made a call to renew my car insurance

    I called insurance company on mid-Sep to renew my insurance (expired on Nov 1). I had a accident last week. But my company said my insurance expired and they can not find the call record. I called at&t and was told that I can only get 1800 number ...

    Mark’s Answer

    This can be extremely difficult to prove. Renewing by a phone call without payment is highly unlikely. Any and all evidence you can think of to help you prove this would be reviewed by your insurance company to see if they can make an informed insurance coverage decision.

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  • My husband hit a motocycle nearly a year ago question?

    My husband hit a motorcyclist nearly a year ago. As far as we know the only damage to the guy was a dislocated ankle. Our insurance company got a letter from his attorney asking for policy limits which our insurance company then agreed to pay. Wel...

    Mark’s Answer

    I fully agree with the other posters on your questions and concerns. Just remember, it depends on the injuries of the other party: was there surgery, is there a permanent medical impairment to any particular body part as a result of this accident. Those are the real value drivers on a personal injury case (to raise value). There is a possibility that your case will settle in mediation too: statistically only about 5% of personal injury claims actual go all the way to trial. Definitely speak to your insurance company (your attorney) that should be representing you on this injury claim.

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  • Can you be convicted of a dui if not seen driving and the person who was fled the scene but the car is registered under you?

    A 3rd party of which we only know the first name of was driving my car. He hit a car and for some reason tried to drive away but couldnt so he fled the scene. When the police showed up they picked me up because the car was under my name and I was ...

    Mark’s Answer

    It depends. The burden of proof will rest with the District Attorney or prosecuting attorney to "prove" you were in operation of the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. It certainly does not help that you were intoxicated at the same time the vehicle was found; absent any further proof from the third party actually driving your car (witnesses) it may be a difficult case for your position. Definitely consult with an experienced criminal lawyer for further review.

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  • Hi my daughter has a chair that flipped over with her in it.she fractured her skull.she was rushed to a hospital by ambulance.

    how much can i sue for. the company called me and asked me to send a list of wat i wanted.

    Mark’s Answer

    You should review this with a personal injury attorney:

    You need to review liability on the chair being defective and balance this with your daughter's injuries. Much more information is needed and you need to be careful with a skull fracture injury. Skull/brain traumas are a huge responsibility. Without an experienced lawyer, you will very well miss other damages that may or may not be related to this injury claim.

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  • For a parking lot fender bender, am I required to cover the other party's car rental while their car is fixed?

    Hello, After parking in a mall lot in San Diego, I accidentally forgot to engage the emergency brake. Thus after I exited, my car ended up rolling a few feet and hitting a parked, unoccupied car, doing some cosmetic damage to the bumper. Fo...

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes, you are responsible for this bill. Due to the fact the car you were in rolled back causing damage to the other vehicle and the need for the other party to employ a rental agency. It should only be for the time the car was being repaired and a day for them to return rental after being notified the car has been repaired.

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  • Could I prevail in a case against the bar where my husband was drinking before his car crash?

    His blood alcohol was point eight. He crashed just blocks after leaving the bar/hit a parked truck.

    Mark’s Answer

    No claim can be brought in California under these facts against the bar. California has decided to put the burden on the adult drinker, not the servicer of alcohol, to hold responsibility.

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  • What law protect me when my surgeon put in the wrong breast implant and put them in the wrong plane.

    We agreed on this placement and implant and I explained the pain I have from them being under. He agreed with me and my husband on this and we never discussed any other placement. Do I have any rights?

    Mark’s Answer

    I need more information. Based on this you should contact an experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney; however, not withstanding this, if your doctor did deviate from the standard of medical care that also caused you injury, then you may have a claim for Medical Malpractice. Also, if it is within the reasonable realm of medical probability, and you consented to this in writing (see your informed consent form you signed with doctor and surgery center), then you may have no claim. More information is needed as indicated above.

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