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Jeffrey Michael Padilla

San Diego Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. I won my case in small claims court against driver & registered owner. Which one of them should I attempt to collect from?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Vincent Hiden
    2. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    3. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    4. Edward R. Yaghoubi
    5. Michael Shemtoub
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    If the judgement is against both you should continue to list both. Keep a couple things in mind. If the owner of the car had insurance then her insurance is responsible for paying the damages awarded. If she did not have insurance, then you will have a more complicated ordeal in collecting. Also, both of the defendant's have a right to appeal the decision. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will compel their insureds to file appeals. Congratulations on your success and I...

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  2. Do I have a cause of action against the city or public bus agency for loss of pet from an accident?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Deborah Barron
    3. Marc Sean Hurd
    4. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    While I am sure that everyone's heart breaks for you, I regret to inform you that no attorney will be able to help you in this matter unless they elect to do it for free. The reason is that the law treats our pets as property, therefore, the only amount you would be able to claim as damages against the city would be the value of your pet. Unless you owned a prized pure bred and are a breeder, I would expect this to be a value less than $1000. The other consequence of the law treating...

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  3. How much should i demand in my case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Deborah Barron
    3. Randy William Ferguson
    4. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    5. Michael Charles Doland
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    You will need to provide much more information in order to get an accurate estimate. If you were injured in the accident I urge you to contact an attorney for a free consultation. Our firm represents clients across California and would be happy to speak to you. Our contact information can be found by clicking on my name above or the link to our firm below. Whomever you speak with, you should be prepared to provide them with detailed information about the circumstances of the accident, the...

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  4. If I sue a driver who was driving her mom's car when she hit me, and the mom is the one insured, do I sue both of them?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I hope that you have an attorney assisting you with this process. If not, contact one for a free consultation. You have no obligation and will gain a wealth of information. To answer your question, it is not necessary to name the owner of the vehicle so long as the driver is covered under the insurance. If the driver is not covered, by way of exclusion in the policy for example, then you may need to name the mother and make a claim for negligent entrustment. Each case is unique and...

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  5. Does a homeowners insurance have a duty for a personal injury resulting from a dog bite if there is a canine exclusion clause?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Richard Andrew Harting
    5. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
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    Make sure that you get a copy of the insurance policy and read it to see exactly what is excluded. Often, the canine exclusion is only for certain breeds of dogs. If the breed at issue isn't mentioned, then coverage would still exist. If the dog is excluded from the coverage, then the home owner will not have coverage. You could still pursue the action and ultimately get a judgment against them. Whether they are ever able to pay it is a different matter. If you don't believe that this...

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  6. I would like to know who and/or what type of lawyer would be best? I was rear ended in March 2013 waiting for a red light.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. David Lee Fiol
    3. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    4. Alex Joseph Tramontano
    5. Paul J Molinaro
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    You need to consult with an experience trial attorney. After reviewing all available documents and getting more information about your medical care required by this accident, they can then provide a plan for resolving the matter for the maximum available to you. Prior to the consultation, try to have the traffic collision report handy, your own automobile coverage and any contact information for witnesses and medical providers. You will likely require an attorney to achieve the best...

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  7. I SUFFERED SHOULDER AND BACK INJURIES IN CAR ACCIDENT, THEY WANT TO SETTLE FOR $550, IS THAT A LOW BALL OFFER?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Mher Asatryan
    2. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    3. Frank Marvin Nunes
    4. Scott J. Corwin
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    Each case is very particular and it would not be possible to properly evaluate your claim with the information provided. That being said, if you have complaints that justified xrays and are dealing with persistent pain, $150 does not sound like a reasonable evaluation. I suggest that you contact an attorney for a consultation. It should be free of charge and after providing an attorney with more details, they will be able to give you a better understanding of your options going forward....

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  8. Looking for a personal injury Attorney

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Hillary Arlene Jones
    2. Maryam Parman
    3. Richard Marc Katz
    4. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    5. Ramin Joseph Raiszadeh
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    You will need to speak to an attorney who is licensed to practice in the State where the injury took place. Good luck.

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  9. Can I still get a lawyer to help with my car accident after 3 months?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Thomas Westwood Degn
    3. Julia E. Simmons
    4. Robert Max Klein
    5. David Herman Hirsch
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    No. You should have two years from the date of the accident to bring an action against the defendant. You son, if a minor, will not have that clock start running until his eighteeth birthday. That being said, you should contact an attorney promptly so that a proper investigation can begin. Do not wait until that clock is almost up. Good luck!

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  10. 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.

    1. David Wesley Hiller
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. James Michael Johnson
    4. Karen Ilene Rose
    5. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
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    First, I would suggest contacting a trial attorney to provide more detailed account of the incident and photographs of the injury before it was treated - if you have them. I have a young daughter myself (3yrs) and I can only imagine what you are going through. It is difficult for them to explain exactly what happened. For now, unless you have any other witnesses, this may be a difficult case to pursue. Your child will not be a very reliable witness and people do understand that...

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