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Paul Y. Lee

Irvine Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. How long do you have to sue for personal injury in CA?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The statute of limitations for personal injury actions is 2 years (CCP section 335.1). However, if the product that caused your injury is a chemical product or pharmaceutical product, the injury may not immediately manifest itself. (For example, a person who is exposed to asberstos may not become aware of an injury from such exposure until more than 2 years after such exposure.) In such a circumstance, the discovery rule may apply. When applicable, the "discovery rule" permits a suit to be...

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  2. Do I need to hire a lawyer to fight this?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. Asmik Jasmine Gevorkyan
    3. Robert Max Klein
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Neil James Fraser
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    If you are sued, your insurance company will appoint a lawyer to defend you under your liability coverage. My advice normally would be to notify your insurer immediately but It sounds like your insurer is already aware of this potential claim. Speak to your adjuster to confirm this. Good luck.

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  3. What is the difference between and order and motion?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Sean Allen Goodman
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    A motion to set aside is a reqest to the court by the moving party that the court set aside and vacate the judgment. An order setting aside and vacating default judgment will occur if the court grants the motion. Once the order is issued, the default judgment will be set aside and the case will be restored to civil active list. If the motion is denied, the default judgment will stand.

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  4. How do I find out how many lawsuits a person has previously filed?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Charles Owen Geerhart
    5. John Phillip Rosenberg
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    You can run a public records search through Westlaw or LexisNexis. If you don't have a subscription to either of these services, you will need to contact Westlaw or LexisNexis and pay a fee. Alternatively, if you want to try to obtain this information without incurring a fee, go to Los Angeles Superior Court website and ask the website to search for cases involving that individual. You can search the database by case number or by party name. You can also tell the database to look within...

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  5. My friend got in accident while texting... what can happen?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. Michael R Crosner
    3. Minh Tri Nguyen
    4. William West Seegmiller
    5. Wendy Ha Chau
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    From your description, you are not at fault. I agree that your friend should be advised never to text while driving. You probably learned a valuable lesson too.

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  6. HOW CAN I FIRE MY PERSONAL INJURY ATTY & SETTLE MY CLAIM ON MY OWN WITH HE INS CO SO SETTLEMENT CHECK IS SENT TO ME ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Paul Y. Lee
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Jamahl Calvin Kersey
    5. Sasan Vahdat
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    I would agree with Mr. Adams that it may not be easy to find a new attorney at this point. Your current attorney will have a lien or claim for the value of the services he has rendered. After the medical bills have been paid and the first attorney has been compensated, there won't be much left for the new attorney and you even if your new attorney were able to achieve a larger settlement. The best course for you likely is to work things out with your current attorney. Good luck.

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  7. My Lawyer calls me back on the weekends?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Paul Y. Lee
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4. John Addison Vos
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    I am not sure if there is a "normal." Many attorneys are quite busy and it may not be out of the ordinary for an attorney to wait until the weekend to call clients back. That being said, some attorneys make it a practice to return calls the same day or within 24 hours. If more prompt call backs are important to you, let your attorney know that.

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  8. Is this pain and suffering?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. Mark John Caruso
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Marc Lazarus
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    I agree that the work situation you describe is more appropriately described as loss of earnings or earning capacity. Fear of driving I think does fall into the category of pain and suffering. Items such as medical expenses and loss of earnings constitute economic damages or special damages. Itemd such as pain and suffering and diminished quality of life constitute general damages. You are entitled to a compensation for both types of damages.

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  9. What is complex civil litigation

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Steven Sandler
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    A complex case is a case which, due to the complexity of issues and/or large number of parties, has been designated as complex by the court. In Los Angles County, most cases that have been designated as complex are sent to the Central Civil West District at 600 S. Commonwealth Ave, a few miles west of downtown. However, other venues, especially the Central District (Stanley Mosk building) also have some complex cases. The judges handling mostly complex cases tend to have fewer cases to...

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  10. I'm a plaintiff who recently signed a stip. by all parties, with a settle. fees to be rcvd by 01/01/13. Still haven't rcvd chk?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Asmik Jasmine Gevorkyan
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Timothy Leo Bowden
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    Ask your attorney. He should stay on top of your case and make sure the delay does not get out of hand. I would not be too concerned quiet yet. Due to the holidays, the snail mail may be even slower than usual. Good luck.

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