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Ryan Joshua Vlasak

San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I was punched in the face by a 20 year old in a casino in Nevada... Do I have a case against the casino?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Cory Russell Weck
    2. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    3. Anthony John Colleluori
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    You'll want to consult a personal injury attorney in Nevada, but important questions to impute liability to the Casino will be the following: 1. Did the Casino serve the kid alcohol? 2. Was he visibly intoxicated when he arrived at the venue? When they served him a drink, if they did, was he visibly intoxicated? 3. Was the kid's threat of harm foreseeable? For example, had he threatened others or hit others before hitting you? 4. Was security adequate at the concert? How long did it take...

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  2. Just returned from a very painful biopsy of both breasts. Can I sue? Ditto with my mammogram.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Michael G Guajardo
    2. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have not sustained serious or permanent injuries, while this technician may not be the most sensitive or skilled in the world, he/she is not likely liable for malpractice. Seek another medical provider if possible.

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  3. How can a tenant who broke lease determine if a landlord is making efforts in good faith to re-rent home?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    2. Mitchell Reed Sussman
    2 lawyer answers

    Good question. This is ultimately a factual question left for a jury to decide whether the landlord properly mitigated damages. Posting one free ad at vastly increased rent is arguably not enough. I would not pay more rent unless you plan to continue to do so for the duration of the lease, which is what your landlord might then expect. If your landlord sues you, you can request in discovery all evidence regarding his/her duty to mitigate. If you keep paying that also gives the landlord little...

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  4. I believe I was miss-classified as an independent contractor and then fired after almost a year for "not a good culture fit"

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Sean James Gavin
    2. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    3. Maryam Soleimani Karson
    3 lawyer answers

    Misclassification lawsuits are common. Often employers misclassify employees as independent contractors to save money and attempt to avoid liability for the employee's actions. There's a multi-pronged, common law test for whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor, involving factors such as whether the employer directs the work, supervises, provides materials, disciplines, and so on. There are also statutes that establish the presumption that a worker is an employee rather...

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  5. Just went thru unlawful detainer and we settled that I will leave in about 2 months, can I change my mind?

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    1 lawyer answer

    You can always try to re-negotiate with your landlord. You will of course have to pay back any monies paid to you as a buy-out. Failing that, if you do not move out, the landlord will either re-file the unlawful detainer action or move to enforce the settlement agreement. With the former, you will have a chance to litigate your case. With the latter, you can try to oppose the motion to enforce and argue that you were under duress and of unsound mind in settlement negotiations. However, that may...

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  6. Is it standard for a tenant threatened with eviction to pay the lawyer fees when attempting to settle the law suit?

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    1 lawyer answer

    It really depends on the facts of your case. If you have a defense to the unlawful detainer action for non-payment of rent, such as habitability defects, you probably should not offer to pay for your landlord's attorney's fees. If your case is not defensible, on the other hand, you may want to consider offering some amount to defray the costs your landlord has already incurred. You will also want to look at your written lease agreement, if you have one. If there's an attorney's fees provision,...

  7. Concussion, severe head and back aches from fall at gym. Are they liable for medical care?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Michele G Pearson
    3. Randy William Ferguson
    4. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    4 lawyer answers

    Whether arrangement of equipment can constitute neglience will depend on industry standards. You'll have to research that. If the treadmill was defective you would have a more straighforward case. Regardless of whether you have a case against the gym, seek medical treatment if you still feel symptoms. The potential consequences of not getting checked out are too high, especially if you hit your head. Get your witnesses and try to negotiate a settlement with the gym if they're receptive.

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  8. Can i sue a co worker for slander/libel for writing statements about me that

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3 lawyer answers

    If the co-worker knew the statements were false and made them anyway, you may have a cause of action for libel/slander and potentially tortious interference with economic advantage (depending on your arrangment with your employer), and negligent and/or intentional infliction of emotional distress. If you lose your job because of it, you'll have the damages.

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  9. Would finding a piece of metal in your food from a restaurant be considered personal injury?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    3 lawyer answers

    A required element of every tort action is damages. If you suffered significant injury, you should consult an attorney. In any case, you should make the restaurant aware of it and present a demand. They may settle with you directly if your damages are too low to warrant using an attorney.

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  10. How can I get my deposit back?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Ryan Joshua Vlasak
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you may need to sue her in small claims court. The process is relatively simple and fast and does not require or allow lawyers. Gather whatever proof you can that the repairs were for things before you moved in and present it to the small claims judge. You may also be due statutory damages, depending on your jurisdiction. Sometimes a demand letter threatening a small claims action even works.

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