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Robert Bruce Kopelson

San Jose Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I'm 20 and I got drunk one night pastes out on the bed when I woke up a 14 year old girl was on top now she is pregnant

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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    You need to talk to a criminal lawyer, and a family law lawyer. You could be prosecuted for statutory rape or more, depending upon what story the girl has given. You also need family law advice as you may become a father and have all sorts of issues to deal with.

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  2. Car accident - reported to DMV or not?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Actually, the only practical reason for filing the SR1 is if the other side files one, or if you think the other party may be uninsured. The law requires you to carry ins. If you don't file the form and the other side does, the dmv will send you a letter suspending your license for not filing the form and for not proving you had ins. At that point you can file the form and proof of ins, and there will be no suspension. If no one file the SR1, dmv doesn't have record of the accident. Talk to...

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  3. Personal injury accident. Car vs. pedestrian. Can pedestrian file claim with his own uninsured motorist coverage. Big injury

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Uninsured/underinsured motorist will cover even if one is a pedestrian. Friend should consult with a lawyer asap.

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  4. What compensation might I get in California for auto accident.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Get all appropriate treatment, physically and psychologically. I wouldnt suggest you solely see an acupuncturist. Please have an md also seeing and monitoring. The driving anxiety could also be PTSD. Like other injuries, your psych issues could resolve shortly if you are lucky. I have had clients where that has occurred. I have also had clients where it became disabling and chronic. The value of the case is tied to the extent of injuries, length of time it takes to recover, permanency of...

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  5. Got into a car accident, other drivers fault w/ possible DUI. Neck stiffness, what actions to take next?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Get a lawyer asap. Sounds like a good case. Don't screw it up. Go to a medical doctor and get a reputable lawyer before going to a chiro.

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  6. Who could attend / observe an UM / UIM arbitration proceeding?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Talk to your atty. You want to be sure there is enough room in the hearing room. Also, if any are going to testify, they typically would not be inside the hearing room except when they are testifying. They will need to be quiet and not say anything, unless they are testifying.

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  7. CAN A PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT BE DISCHARGED IN BANKRUPYCY COURT IN CALIFORNIA

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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    Yes it could be discharged. There are certain claims that are non dischargeable (sec 523). You should consult with local BK atty. If you are going to get a judgment, there are certain key elements to try to prove and have included in your judgment, so you can try to prevent it from being discharged. If you have the right facts and findings in the judgment, you can win in BK court.

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  8. I'm a pro se plaintiff in a wrongful death suit, the case is open and shut, because the hospital was extremely negligent.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Typically med mal attys will either take the case on contingency, or reject the case. Few people have the financial resources to pay hourly and for experts. Few cases are open and shut. It is very difficult to charge hourly unless it is on a separate and distinct project or assignment. Cases need to be coordinated, so it is difficult to handle just parts without knowing how the rest is all going to go along with it. Generally you are best off to have an experienced atty handle the entire case,...

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  9. What is the loophole around Prop 213?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Who was driving, your mother or boyfriend? Whose car were they in? If the car was owned by your mother, and driven by her, then boyfriend is passenger and isnt subject to Prop 213. if BF was driving and it was his car, then mother was passenger and isnt subject to Prop 213. if deft is convicted of dui, then Prop 213 doesnt apply.

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  10. Hit by a person who crossed 2 red lights because she had not brakes, but my insurance had expired 24 hr before, who's liable?

    Answered 12 months ago.

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    You can fight it, but if your ins lapsed, you will be paying an atty out of pocket to defend you. if you have been damaged, you should pursue her. A person has a non delegable duty to maintain the brakes in their car. You may also have a claim against a repair company, if one had worked on her brakes, or if she wasn't the owner, perhaps the owner of the car would be liable if she/he was negligent in entrusting a defective vehicle to the driver.

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