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Manuel Alzamora Juarez

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  • I spoke to a lawyer about an accident and verbally agreed to retain. No papers have been signed, am I obligated to retain him?

    Auto Accident, minor injuries in California. Only spoke on the phone. Claim may be worth 5-10k only

    Manuel’s Answer

    No. You can go ahead and settle the case yourself. You cannot say that you have an attorney until you sign an agreement with the attorney/Best of luck.

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  • Kid punched my son at middle school (in his glasses). Put gash in his head. May have permanent scar. Can I sue the parents?

    What are my rights here? I am furious. So far, it sounds pretty unprovoked.

    Manuel’s Answer

    I agree with attorney Mindlin's advice. Be curious. Ask to meet with the principal and ask him for an investigation. If that is done, get a copy of the report. If your son's medical damages are serious, have his pediatrician continue with his treatment and most importantly, make sure that he gets to see a school counselor or a private psychologist. These acts of violence sometimes cause deep emotional damages to young children and should not be tolerated. Always hire a local attorney who practices in this field. Best of luck.

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  • I was in a car accident recently my medical bills exceed $7,000. The other insurance company is offering $647 for p&s.

    This amount seems low. Am i right? please help!

    Manuel’s Answer

    YOU HAVE HEARD ALL THE EXPERTS. NOW, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND RUN TO THE NEAREST PERSONAL INJURY OF YOUR CHOICE AND GET A FREE CONSULTATION. BEST OF LUCK.

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  • Bit by Police Dog sitting in chair with my hands up...

    I was asleep in a chair when I was raided by sheriffs. I immediately put my hands up and the cop had the dog attack me. I have a deep gash and bite marks. I had to go immediately to the emergency room and stay for a week. Is there anything I can ...

    Manuel’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Having done a few civil rights cases, I will tell you that your case is not an easy one. You will have to overcome the governmental immunity and the testimony of the officers who would testify at your trial or their depositions. However, if your damages and wage loss are significant, it would be a great idea to hire a civil rights attorney in your city and ask them if they would be willing to see your case through the end in case that a demand does not materialize, because that is what you will be facing. Best of luck.

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  • Im a defendant in a wrongful death case & can't afford an attorney. What circumstances would i be better off not responding?

    I have been served a complaint & can't afford an attorney. I don't feel confident enough to proceed in pro per. I read sometimes it's best not to respond. Can you please tell me under what circumstances it would be better not to respond. Thank yo...

    Manuel’s Answer

    Now that you hjave answered consult with a bankruptcy atorney to advise you ASAP. Best of luck. Do not get sucjewred into litigation. This is not a case to learn the law of Wrongful Death. Best of luck.

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  • Sept. 20, 2013 I was in an auto accident, hit from behind while stopped. Lawyer has not gotten a settlement yet. Next move?

    I was injured and my car was damage but have not even gotten a settelment to get my car fixed. My Dr. who treated me says he also has not been paid. We both are having problems contacting the lawyer. I need to know what I can do next.

    Manuel’s Answer

    Let me ask you a couple of questions. Did you hire a local lawyer? Did you meet with your lawyer to discuss your case?. If the answer to both questions is yet, write him a letter and ask him to give you an update of your case within 10 days of your letter. If he gives you no answer, then ask him to give you your file and find another lawyer.

    If the answer to the above questions is no, then hire a new lawyer right away. Your statute of limitations is approaching very fast. Best of luck.

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  • How can I get my name removed from an auto debt collectors file for an car I don't own and an accident I didn't commit

    Sold a car back in August, gave him the entire title, including the release of liability form. filed the release of liability in Oct after receiving parking ticket notices. new owner hit 3 parked cars and fled the scene, the victims auto insuranc...

    Manuel’s Answer

    Mr. Freiman is correct. Send your proof and ask them to remove your name from any collection. They may not do it and so you may have to hire a local lawyer. Best pof luck.

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  • Am I responsible for tow and storage fees for an auto accident that was someone elses fault in California?

    My car was totaled and towed to a storage yard. Now the other drivers insurance company wants me to have the car towed, at my expense, to my property until they can have an adjuster look at it. In order to do that I have to Pay the original tow f...

    Manuel’s Answer

    Turn the case to your insurance company if you have collision coverage. If not, remove the car ASAP or you will be charged hefty fees and possibly lose your car before the adjuster gets to it. Eventually, you should recover your out of pocket expenses. Get`treated if you are injured and hire a local attorney. Best of luck.

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  • My lawyer dropped my case and now wants me to sign a mc-050 form

    My case has been current since July of 2014, now the defendant decided to change attorneys. Now my attorney expresses that he is dropping my case because he does not want to deal with the paper work and the defendant. Also my attorney explained t...

    Manuel’s Answer

    Your attorney should be praised for giving you the alternative to pursue your case with another attorney so you can settle on your own terms. You are very lucky that he is willing to give up his lien to any cost associated with your case. This is very generous and of him and would make it easier for you to find another attorney or settle the case by yourself. Best of luck

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  • California. Outside of filing a lawsuit, how can a perspective plaintiff find out which homeowner's insurance the owner has?

    Trying to open up a claim against a homeowner's insurance policy due to an accident that happened on the property. I really don't want to have to file a lawsuit at this stage. Are there any tricks or options to tracking this info down? Homeowner b...

    Manuel’s Answer

    If you were inured then you owe it to youself to talk to an attorney. Best of luck.

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