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Allister Rex Liao

South San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Can I sue my husband for injuries in an auto accident if I am not a named insured on the policy?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert Max Klein
    2. Allister Rex Liao
    3. Richard Marc Katz
    4. Nareg Sarkis Kitsinian
    5. Alina Polyak
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    My reading of the law is somewhat different from my fellow attorneys here... The California Supreme Court states in Watson v. Watson (1952) 39 Cal.2d 305, 307 that "[i]t is the established rule generally and is the law in California that where the parties are lawful spouses the one may not sue the other for damages in tort." Interestingly, had the accident occurred prior to your marriage, you would not run into any problems suing your spouse after getting married. Foote v. Foote (1959)...

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  2. Have an open worker comp case and was rearended in auto accident aggravating current injuries. Do I notify my WC attorney

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. John M Connell
    2. Allister Rex Liao
    3. Matthew C Simon
    4. Samuel Cohen
    5. Christopher John Gansen
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    I am in agreement with the other attorneys that have responded here in that you should inform your present workers compensation attorney regarding the recent vehicle accident. One of the many reasons for doing so is to allow your attorney to better advocate on your behalf by being fully informed of all relevant facts. As to whether or not to use the same attorney for your vehicle accident case -- That's a personal question as opposed to a legal one, so you'll get responses that run both...

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  3. How can I find out if my case was settled and my attorney is withholding my money or not paying me?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Asmik Jasmine Gevorkyan
    2. Allister Rex Liao
    3. Alan Ray Barnes
    4. Richard Marc Katz
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    One way to determine if your case is settled is to check the status of your case if it has been filed with the court. Your case may have been filed in one of two places if in state court: (1) the county that the injury accident occurred or (2) the county where one of the defendants reside. Check both county's online case databases. Another way to determine if your case is settled is to call the defendant's insurance company to find out. Some insurance companies write you a letter (or copy...

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  4. Can I hire a personal injury attorney who will work with me as a bulk attorney, or should I just take my case to small claims?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Erik Priedkalns
    2. Allister Rex Liao
    3. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    4. Matthew William Hoffmann
    5. Alan Ray Barnes
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    Without completely understanding what you mean by "bulk attorney," let me try to answer your question... First, let's address some of the reasons why an attorney might decline representation - There are a number of factors for an attorney to consider prior to accepting a case for legal representation. In a typical car accident case involving a simple cause of action for negligence, the attorney must make sure that there are facts/evidence to establish a claim (i.e. duty, breach, causation,...

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  5. What is the loophole around Prop 213?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Christopher John Gansen
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Albert Lee Crosner
    4. Richard Marc Katz
    5. Renee Joy Nordstrand
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    The other responding attorneys have covered your question very well, so I won't restate what has already been answered. It's worth mentioning again, however, that if you have not already done so, you need to immediately consult with a licensed attorney to protect any claims that you might have in this matter. The time you have to file your claims before the statute of limitations expires has already begun. Don't stop calling attorney's offices until you've retained someone that you're...

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  6. Can any one post name/number of any honest and competent attorney in San Luis Obispo that can not devour all settlement money.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Albert Lee Crosner
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. D K Kevin Dugan
    5. Allister Rex Liao
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    Agreed. You can use the Avvo search tool to locate an attorney. I would start a search in San Luis Obispo, but not limit myself in terms of geographic location. Any attorney licensed in California could be a candidate. Geographic convenience should be considered, but competence, trustworthiness, experience, communication, and comfort level is arguably more important. In all instances, the attorney's fee is negotiable. But, consider that this is probably one of those situations where "you...

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  7. I just wanted to know why I was only paid a $4,300 dollar amount of a $15,000 dollar personal injury settlement?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Robert Steven Walch
    2. Sagar P. Parikh
    3. Noel H. Benedict
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Allister Rex Liao
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    Here's what typically happens after an offer of settlement is accepted: (1) your attorney receives the settlement check for the agreed-upon amount; (2) you and your attorney sign the settlement check for deposit in the client trust account; (3) your attorney provides you with a disbursement schedule (accounting); (4) once the check clears in the trust account, the attorney disburses the funds according to the accounting. This would include your net settlement check. There typically are a...

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  8. I've had a neighbors dog constantly getting into my yard. I did all I could to keep him out he got in my yard & injured my dog.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Golnar Sargeant
    2. Allister Rex Liao
    3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Stephen Ross Cohen
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    IDENTIFYING OWNER(S) OF DOG - Calling the police department, animal control, health department, or some other local agency that handles dog bites is one way of obtaining a written report that should identify the owner(s) of the dogs involved. Assuming a vicious dog hearing will be held, you may receive written notice identifying the owner(s) of the dog. If you attend the hearing you may also learn of their names. Or, if you know who the landlord is you might be able to obtain dog owner(...

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  9. Can I sue for wrongful death /or negligence of the supervisor

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Robert Max Klein
    2. Pamela Octavia Pitt
    3. Sarkis Jacob Babachanian
    4. Allister Rex Liao
    5. Michael Shemtoub
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    I am very sorry for your loss. It is always hard to hear about these circumstances... To clear something up at the outset, there's a difference between a Workers Compensation claim and a Civil Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) lawsuit. Sometimes both a W/C claim and Civil lawsuit can exist simultaneously. Most of the time, only a W/C claim exists on its own. For that reason, it's always advisable to explore both angles with a licensed attorney. So, you definitely have a WORKERS...

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  10. Can you just sue the driver if the driver is covered under the insurance, or should you sue the driver and owner of the car?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Fernando Davin Vargas
    2. Robert Steven Walch
    3. Allister Rex Liao
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
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    Best practice is usually to sue both driver and registered owner of the vehicle. If you don't name registered owners as defendants to a lawsuit initially, you run the risk of having problems later trying to add them.

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