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  • What type of Lawyer do I need for sub contractor putting a lien on my property

    What type of Lawyer do I need for sub contractor putting a lien on my property?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You want a real property attorney. Start your search here.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • What is the typical fee charged by law firms in case of personal injury

    What is the typical fee charged by law firms in case of personal injury?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    The typical fee is between 30% and 40%. The fee usually starts between 30 and 33% and goes up to 40% for trial.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Can a credit card company garnish wages to satisfy a debt

    Can a credit card company garnish wages to satisfy a debt? 6

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    In California, a judgment creditor can garnish wages. If they have a judgment against you, then they can garnish your wages. You can file a claim of exemption. The form is at www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Should I open a malpractice case on the Doctors office that was treating me?

    I was pregnant with my fourth child.Suddenly I had abnormal fluids.My Doctor said it was amniotic fluids and I needed to abort the baby.Come to find out my baby could have survived this setback that I was facing.Since then I was told that my situa...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You may have a case for malpractice. Medical Malpractice claims require three things.

    1. You need to show that there existed a duty between the doctor and the patient. This is typically established though expert testimony from people who are familiar with the practice (a doctor in the same specialty).

    2. You will need to show that the duty was breached...that the doctor took some action or failed to take some action that caused his care to fall below the standard.

    3. You need to demonstrate damages...that the patient was harmed in some way.

    To determine how strong a case, you really need to talk with a medical malpractice attorney. Such cases are complicated and depend on a variety of factors, including age, procedures used and expectations from different techniques. To determine you need to work with medical experts who know...again this is why you need to sit down with a med mal attorney who can tell you if you have a case.

    It seems to me that you have at least a circumstantial case.

    You may want to start with an attorney that can write a demand or "pre-suit" letter. This letter will put the doctor on notice that you believe the services are not proper and you expect compensation for his malpractice. On the letterhead from an attorney they may give the letter a bit more respect.

    If you can not get the provider to agree to the demand, you will need to sue. It may be you can sue in small claims court, but you will need to be able to present evidence that the practice was below standard, and this will require testimony from other doctors. For this your would be best served to retain the services of an attorney.

    In finding the right lawyer...Talk to several...find out there experience with such cases and their record. Talk to former clients to verify they were happy. Its a buyers market, pick a lawyer who can fight for you. If you talk to several lawyers and cannot find one, then this is a sign that there is some fact missing that makes your case difficult or impossible.

    Good luck.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Unlawful detainer

    I got an unlawful detainer. I didn't respond to it because a relative died the same day. I wanted to fight it, but I only had five days. I filed a motion to set aside judgement, which was denied in a tenative ruling. I want another chance because ...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You need to file an appeal to the Superior Court and do it promptly. There is a large filing fee associated with this (I believe it is $350 but check with the court). You may qualify for a fee waiver. Basically, you lay out your argument, ie that you received it, but had a family emergency, you filed a motion to set aside the judgment, but did not understand the tentative ruling system and that this was excusable neglect under CCP 473.

    Good luck.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Collection cases

    my wife was summoned with a court order from a old account we had about 3 -4 years ago . we had lost our jobs n couldnt pay . now both our parents are not working and we help then finanically . My question is since we cant afford a lawyer or a gar...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    I would urge you to consult with an attorney in person. But, if you cannot afford you, go to a local law school and see if they have a clinic. You want to file a motion to quash service. You can even find a sample at the local law library. The basic argument is that you were not served in compliance with the code.

    You may also want to see about bankruptcy as an option to make this go away. Or hire an attorney to try to negotiate the debt away.

    Good luck.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Dental malpractice action due to root canal not done right

    I had a rootcanal done 2 months ago. I is abcessed again due to the rootcanal not being done right. What can I do?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You may have a case for malpractice. Medical Malpractice claims require three things.

    1. You need to show that there existed a duty between the doctor and the patient. This is typically established though expert testimony from people who are familiar with the practice (a dentist in the same specialty).

    2. You will need to show that the duty was breached...that the dentist took some action or failed to take some action that caused his care to fall below the standard.

    3. You need to demonstrate damages...that the patient was harmed in some way.

    To determine how strong a case, you really need to talk with a dental malpractice attorney. Such cases are complicated and depend on a variety of factors, including age, procedures used and expectations from different techniques. To determine you need to work with medical experts who know...again this is why you need to sit down with a dental mal attorney who can tell you if you have a case.

    It seems to me that you have at least a circumstantial case.

    You may want to start with an attorney that can write a demand or "pre-suit" letter. This letter will put the dental on notice that you believe the services are not proper and you expect compensation for his malpractice. On the letterhead from an attorney they may give the letter a bit more respect.

    If you can not get the provider to agree to the demand, you will need to sue. It may be you can sue in small claims court, but you will need to be able to present evidence that the practice was below standard, and this will require testimony from other doctors. For this your would be best served to retain the services of an attorney.

    In finding the right lawyer...Talk to several...find out there experience with such cases and their record. Talk to former clients to verify they were happy. Its a buyers market, pick a lawyer who can fight for you. If you talk to several lawyers and cannot find one, then this is a sign that there is some fact missing that makes your case difficult or impossible.

    Good luck.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Can I appeal a civil claim judgment from 2004

    By reviewing my credit report, there was negative item under Public Record (Kings County Clerk NY), which show unpaid civil claim judgment (05/07/04) for $ 2,258. I paid the judgment on June 2004, but the plaintiff in on purpose did not clear the ...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You may have a case for damages against the Plaintiff. First, if they reported improperly or failed to remove wrong information, you have a potential claim under the FCRA. Second, most states have a cause of action against a Plaintiff who fails to note that a judgment has been satisfied. You should get your proof of payment and contact a NY attorney about bringing a case against the Plaintiff.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • MISDIAGNOSIS

    MY DAUGHTER IS 2 YEARS OLD AND I TOOK HER TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM BECAUSE SHE WAS VOMINTING AND A TEMP NO WET DIAPERS NOT EATING OR DRINKING AND A VERY BAD COUGH WELL THEY TOLD MY SHE HAD A VIRAL SYNDROME AND GAVE MY PILLS FOR MY 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You may have a case for malpractice. Medical Malpractice claims require three things.

    1. You need to show that there existed a duty between the doctor and the patient. This is typically established though expert testimony from people who are familiar with the practice (a doctor in the same specialty).

    2. You will need to show that the duty was breached...that the doctor took some action or failed to take some action that caused his care to fall below the standard.

    3. You need to demonstrate damages...that the patient was harmed in some way.

    To determine how strong a case, you really need to talk with a medical malpractice attorney. Such cases are complicated and depend on a variety of factors, including age, procedures used and expectations from different techniques. To determine you need to work with medical experts who know about this. Again this is why you need to sit down with a med mal attorney who can tell you if you have a case.

    It seems to me that you have at least a circumstantial case.

    You may want to start with an attorney that can write a demand or "pre-suit" letter. This letter will put the hospital on notice that you believe the services are not proper and you expect compensation for his malpractice. On the letterhead from an attorney they may give the letter a bit more respect.

    If you can not get the provider to agree to the demand, you will need to sue. It may be you can sue in small claims court, but you will need to be able to present evidence that the practice was below standard, and this will require testimony from other doctors. For this your would be best served to retain the services of an attorney.

    In finding the right lawyer...Talk to several...find out there experience with such cases and their record. Talk to former clients to verify they were happy. Its a buyers market, pick a lawyer who can fight for you. If you talk to several lawyers and cannot find one, then this is a sign that there is some fact missing that makes your case difficult or impossible.

    Good luck.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Debt Collection

    Voluntarily repo'd truck. Truck was auctioned and owed $2100 plus $2000 in legal fees. Law firm is claiming they are representing ford credit. Credit report shows ford credit wrote off the amount as bad debt. This would mean to me that this la...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    1. You are right that the law firm is trying to make a profit.
    2. They can charge you interest if it is in the agreement.
    3. They have to provide documentation - if you request it. Go to www.californiadebtblog.com for a free sample validation letter.
    4. They cannot garnish your wages without a judgment.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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