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Constantine D. Buzunis

San Diego Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. I am a plaintiff in a personal injury case. I have an attorney representing me on contingency basis.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Constantine D. Buzunis
    3. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    4. Sean Michael Patrick
    5. L. Maxwell Taylor
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    The only way you can be liable for attorneys fees to the opposing side is if recovery of attorneys fees is provided for by contract or by Statute? The lawyer is never personaly liable for attorney fees until it is in the form of sanctions by the court directly against the lawyer? If you have a civil case and you lose, you are still liable for the opposition's costs per CCP §1032; 1033.5; 1034.

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  2. Filing a motion to set aside default judgement

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Constantine D. Buzunis
    2. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    3. George Chakmakis Jr
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    I would call the clerk of the department and tell them you have a motion to set aside the default on a default judgment issued by the judge of that department and you need to get a date ASAP so you can file, the long you wait the more prejudice to you! If they can't get a regular date, you can set an ex parte hearing for an order shortening time to file the motion and the court may give you an earlier date? If that fails for some reason, call the clerk in presiding and see if they will allow...

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  3. Can I get all my medical costs paid by property owner in a trip and fall injury due to a broken handicap pole on the property?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kenneth Lee LaBore
    2. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    3. Malosack Berjis
    4. Constantine D. Buzunis
    5. Steven Mark Sweat
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    You can try and contact the property owner and make a claim for your medical bills and other damages, but the better course of action is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney that handles premises liability cases and get an opinion on whether the alleged defect that caused the accident is enough to prevail against the potential defendent(s)? If there is a dangerous condition of the property, and you can prove either actual or constructive notice, then you may have a good case...

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  4. I broke my ankle playing soccer(i was not slide tackled; nobody else was involved.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. John A Nojima
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Christine C McCall
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    If this is a City or County Park, you must file a govermental tort claim with that particular govermental agency within 6 months of the accident or your claim is barred. When the claim is rejected by written denial or operation of law, you then must file your complaint within 6 months or your lawsuit is forever barred. These kinds of cases, particularily against a governmental entity are difficult to win, and therefore require an experienced lawyer with knowledge of governmental claims and...

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  5. Someone claiming personal injury on premesis.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marc Lazarus
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Constantine D. Buzunis
    4. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    If you have homeowners or renter's insurance if you are a renter, turn it over to your insurance company and they will hire a lawyer and defend if they can't settle the matter. Tell them you have no recollection of an incident and give them the names of any friends/witnesses that will be able to verify they did not witness nor were they told of any injury or complaints. Also, just beause she is claiming injury, doesn't make it so, ask her for the specifics of the claim, including medical...

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  6. Is this included in pain and suffering?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Constantine D. Buzunis
    2. Lowell Hale Steiger
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Michael R Crosner
    5. Scott J. Corwin
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    No there is no pain and suffering component to a pure property damage or loss in CA. What you can try and get in addition to the cost of repair, rental and the mileage at the Federal rate ($0.56.5/mile) for trips to the auto body and medical appoitments if you keep a log of dates, destinations and mileage is dimunition in value, but it is hard to prove and most carriers will not pay it, you need to get a couple of reputatable estimates from auto dealers of what the car is worth without prior...

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  7. What are the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim against a person?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Constantine D. Buzunis
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Michael Shemtoub
    4. Alexander Jesus Limontes
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    In California the ordinary statute of limitations for perosnal injury is two (2) years from the date of injury, there are some modifications for cases like medical malpractice, etc. If you can show the claim is a result of Domestic Violence, then the claim period is three (3) years. i would not recommend suing on your own, get a lawyer and do it the right way, and maximize your rights of recovery.

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  8. Can i suit my child's nurse for breaking his leg ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael R Crosner
    2. Rabeh M. A. Soofi
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. David Alan Wolf
    5. Constantine D. Buzunis
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    Yes you can make a claim against her and her employer if there is one? The question will be whether she was negligent in caring for your child and whether that negligence was a legal or proximate cause of the leg fracture. You will likely need a medical expert to state that her conduct fell below the standard of care in the local medical community for a home health nurse dealing with this type of patient. As this is not something that would not ordinarily occur without someone's negligence, it...

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  9. Hpw to serve other partty?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Constantine D. Buzunis
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    If you are taking about service of a complaint, then the person should be served personally by a third party. Once the party is served, the process server needs to prepare a proof of service, which you will need to file with the court to confirm service. Try having the lawyer served at their office or home? If they are avoiding service, then you can use substituted service but that requires documentation that they could not have been personally served. Use the Marshal, Sheriff or a process...

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  10. Does the retainer fee go toward your case when you hire an attorney? what the retainer fee really mean?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Richard Perry
    2. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Robert Pecco Baker
    5. James Carl Eschen III
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    A retainer can be either case, but generally it is for the time actually spent on the case. Sometimes a retainer fee will be charged simply as a fee for the lawyer ageeing to take the case and forego other work or time to be spent on other matters? You need to look at the agreement and it must spell out the terms of the retainer. You can also demand the lawyer give you an accounting if the retainer was to be set off against time spent on the case.

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