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Jeffrey Michael Padilla

San Diego Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. How much should i demand in my case?

    Answered about 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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  2. 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 about 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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  3. Does a homeowners insurance have a duty for a personal injury resulting from a dog bite if there is a canine exclusion clause?

    Answered 10 months 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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  4. 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 9 months 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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  5. I SUFFERED SHOULDER AND BACK INJURIES IN CAR ACCIDENT, THEY WANT TO SETTLE FOR $550, IS THAT A LOW BALL OFFER?

    Answered over 1 year 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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  6. I was involved in an accident in which I was a passenger in a car that was rear ended bya woman who was driving her father's car

    Answered 28 days ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Alan Ray Barnes
    3. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    4. Sagar P. Parikh
    5. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
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    First, you need to get confirmation from the owner's (Dad's) insurance that the driver (his daughter) was in fact excluded. If so, you may have issues with coverage. This still would beg the question, why was she driving his car? If he knew she was using it, you may have a negligent entrustment claim. If all else fails, you could turn to you own auto policy and pursue you uninsured/under insured coverage. This is a valueable coverage that steps into the shoes of the driver who hit you...

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  7. Are car accident cases normally settled in or out of court?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    3. David Lee Fiol
    4. Mariam Mary Margaryan
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    There is far too much that goes into that question to answer on this forum. An attorney would need to know the nature of the accident, the parties involved, what they were doing at the time of the collision and, ideally, what insurance is available to the responsible parties, before beginning to make such an evaluation. Most important is the injuries suffered and the ultimate recovery. Are there any residual limitations that will result? That being said, in order to get the full value of...

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  8. I was hit by a drunk driver, the car i was in was totaled, no insurance, can i still collect?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Richard Carl Binder
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Avedis Nalbandian
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    If you were driving an uninsured vehicle, you would not be permitted to recover pain and suffering. However, you are still entitled to recover any economic loss. This would include reimbursement for medical expenses, time away from work and any property damage. It would be unusual for the defendant's insurer to pay for care as it is rendered. You may need to find a way to secure treatment and then present the charges once it has concluded. You could do this by paying with credit, loans or...

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  9. Have 4600, med expense, 750 lost income-750 damage from vehicle-was rear ended--what can i expect from farmers insurance ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. John Gus Zgourides
    5. Haleh Shekarchian
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    If the insurance company is saying they don't have to pay then you need to consult with an attorney. Our firm regularly handles cases in El Centro. Just completed a trial there last month. I would be happy to speak to you to get more details and evaluate the claim for you. Regardless of whether you contact our office, I suggest you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Be prepared to provide the traffic collision report, a copy of your own auto insurance declarations page and contact...

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  10. I was in an accident which my car was totalled by someone who was found at fault for running a stop light. What are my rights?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Padilla
    2. Frank Marvin Nunes
    3. Korosh Torkzadeh
    4. John A Nojima
    5. Paul J Molinaro
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    Based on the limited information you provided the offer does not sound fair. Still, to make a proper evaluation there is a lot more that needs to be discussed. You should consult an experienced trial attorney prior to accepting any offer. Our firm specializes in these types of cases and we have tried cases all over California. I would be happy to speak to you. Our number is 858-481-5454.

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