R. Sebastian Gibson’s Answers

R. Sebastian Gibson

Palm Desert Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Is a notarized contract legally binding?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Bryant Keith Martin
    3. R. Sebastian Gibson
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous attorney's answer. You should meet with a guardianship lawyer (family lawyer) as this would need to be handled in the court. Notarization of a document only shows that the signature has been verified by a notary.

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  2. Rear end accident, my car had 7000.00 damage and I have 5000.00 in medical bill. other insurance company claimed 100% fault.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Kevin Paul Smith
    3. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    4. George Nicholas Wukovich
    5. David Aaron Paul
    5 lawyer answers

    Assuming your question is whether the amount is fair, no attorney can determine that without knowing much more and reviewing all of your medical records and bills. Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney and hire one you feel comfortable with if you can find one to take your case. Unfortunately, once you've gone this far without one, it's difficult for an attorney to be able to get an insurance company to evaluate the case as they would have if you had hired an attorney from the...

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  3. How to withdraw a motion?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Zephyr Savoy Hill
    2. Hussein Ali Chahine
    3. R. Sebastian Gibson
    3 lawyer answers

    If you filed the motion, call the court and ask the civil clerk to take the motion off calendar.

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  4. What Type Of Service for Amended Complaint in California Tort Action?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    1 lawyer answer

    Until the other party has filed an answer to your complaint, you must have an amended complaint physically served.

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  5. Can I sue my employer for disclosing a medical condition to other employees?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Jemal K Yarbrough
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can sue your employer. This is serious and you have damages for this invasion of your privacy. Look for an employment and privacy lawyer in Los Angeles. It's not something we would handle, but other lawyers might.

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  6. I was injured in a slip and fall in supermarket last night but I have no medical insurance. Do I pay cash for treatment?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Luke S. Brown
    5. Michael C. Ablan
    5 lawyer answers

    Grocery stores will rarely pay for medical treatment, except for the initial hospital visit sometimes. You may want to try to find a personal injury lawyer who takes slip and fall cases in grocery stores and who may be willing to refer you to a doctor who provides treatment on a lien basis, where the doctor waits to be paid until the case settles. Your case, however, is a difficult one. Keep in mind that when you sign a lien with a doctor, it states you are ultimpately responsible for your...

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  7. I was at fault in an accident. What should I do immediately to protect myself from any claims?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Kevin Paul Smith
    3. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Michael C. Ablan
    5 lawyer answers

    Most personal injury attorneys will only go after a defendant's insurance policy and don't want to go after the assets of an individual. Additionally, your insuranc company has a duty to protect you and before they pay out any settlement to the other parties, they will want to ensure they can settle for your policy limits or less, and they will require the other parties to sign releases that release you and your insurance company from any further claims.

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  8. What is the time limit if i think i was hurt by a doctor?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2. Thomas Gerad Lewellyn
    3. Craig S. Walkon
    3 lawyer answers

    Under California law, medical malpractice actions (lawsuit filed with the Court) must be filed within one (1) year from the date that the injured person knew, or through the exercise of reasonable diligence should have known, of the injury and of its negligent cause, or, three (3) years from the date of the actual injury, whichever occurs first. The three-year limitation period above may be extended if there is fraud or intentional concealment by the doctor, or in other situations. See...

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  9. Depostions

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Robin Mashal
    2. R. Sebastian Gibson
    3. Troy Austin Pickard
    4. Robert Harlan Stempler
    4 lawyer answers

    Very few attorneys will even consider taking a case that close to trial. You need to sort these things out with your current attorney. If you want to change attorneys, make sure you have one lined up first.

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  10. Is it reasonable to ask a landlord to install insulation on a neighbors bedroom wall for soundproofing?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. R. Sebastian Gibson
    2 lawyer answers

    It's very unlikely that your request for soundproofing would be well received by your landlord. No harm in trying, though.

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