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R. Sebastian Gibson

Palm Desert Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Medical bills in excess of motorcycle injury settlement?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Thomas Gerad Lewellyn
    3. Gary Philip DuFour
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    Your attorney should negotiate the bills down BEFORE you have to agree to accept the settlement. He or she just needs to call the medical providers and tell them the amount of the policy limits and what percentage he or she is asking them to accept. Then your attorney should get fax confirmations from each medical provider that they have agreed to accept whatever percentage of a reduction, e.g. 33 1/3 off or more if that's needed to pay for the attorneys fees and costs and still put a chunk...

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  2. Can a Trust made in CA. cover real estate owned in other states?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Jay Raftery Jr
    3. Janet Lee Brewer
    4. Chris Gray
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, but you need to transfer ownership of the house into the trust. You may need a lawyer in Arizona to prepare the right doucuments for you to do that.

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  3. Can not find the entity name from CA Secretary of State's web site

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Steven Alan Fink
    3 lawyer answers

    The Secretary of State's website doesn't show business names registered in cities and counties. It just shows corporations formed and licensed to do business in California. Search the internet for the company name or other business sites such as linkedin.com.

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  4. Yearly Fees for Patent and Trademark?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Igor Shoiket
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    There are no yearly fees for patents. But trademarks have renewal fees and a host of other fees for additional filings. See the link below for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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  5. I'm considering changing law firms. What can I do to expedite a case for CA overtime violations?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Derek John Emge
    3. Kenneth Evan Chyten
    3 lawyer answers

    If this firm says they haven't decided if they'll take the case, and there's no signed fee agreement, it sounds as if there isn't any lawyer-client relationship yet. Best advice would be to tell them you're going to contact other firms, and thank you very much. Two months to decide whether or not to take a case is plenty. Unfortunatley, this won't necessarily expedite your case as you will now need to contact other firms who will then weigh whether or not to take your case. However, many...

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  6. Was in auto accident, not at fault. No insurance. Need info on the 'sr 1'?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. Bo R Lee
    3 lawyer answers

    You will likely be allowed to get a restricted license but you will need to show that you have obtained insurance. That's what the SR1 form is for. The agent you buy the insurance from should have the form. Now, be sure that you buy not only liability insurance (required) as well as medical coverage (this is cheap), and uninsured motorist coverage that will cover you if you get hit by someone without insurance. What can save you money is to raise the collsion deductible to $1,000.00...

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  7. Can i sue my insurance agent because of false info on what my coverage covered

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    2 lawyer answers

    There is often a dispute between what a client thought they had in coverage and what the client's policy actually covers. Anyone can sue anyone else for anything in the U.S., but that doesn't mean they will win their case. In this situation, the claims agent can stand behind the policy that you bought and the coverage explained in the policy booklet to bolster his or her argument that if you had read your policy coverage explanation, you would have known exactly what the policy covered. That...

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  8. Hi, i was involved in an accident and the other party was sated to be 100 at fault, but i won't get money for my damages.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Rivers Judson Morrell III
    3. Kevin Paul Smith
    4. Evan Michael Ostfeld
    5. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    5 lawyer answers

    The facts in your question don't make sense. Insurance runs with the vehicle. If the other driver was at fault and there was insurance on the vehicle, that insurance should pay for your damages. There must be some other issue involved here. You need to speak with me or with another personal injury lawyer and have the police report and the correspondence from the insurance company reivewed.

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  9. My new attorney who recently took over my estate case seems to be advocating for the other side instead of for me. Suggestions?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    1 lawyer answer

    Since you don't have the time or the money to change attorneys, as you state, you are going to need to hash this out with your current lawyer.

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  10. Changing lawyer during a case

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Theodore Lyons Araujo
    3 lawyer answers

    You still only have to pay one lawyer fee - whatever the new attorney's percentage is. The new attorney and the old one then split that one fee proportionately based on the amount of work and time each put in on the case, along with their costs on top of the one fee. Be sure you have another attorney lined up to take the case before you fire the old one because many attorneys won't take a case if another attorney has a right to a portion of the fees.

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