Sean Michael Patrick’s Answers

Sean Michael Patrick

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 16
  1. T boned making a left turn. Three cars involved. What do we do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Scott J. Corwin
    4. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    5. Scott Douglas Camassar
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Turn it over to the insuance company. They will provide a defense if you were at fault.

    11 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. What can I do when towing company sold my car without any notification

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sean Michael Patrick
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes a certified letter would need to have a signature for delivery. Have you retained an attorney for this incident? If not, you should immediately consult with a personal injury attorney. There is a good likelihood that you can recover from the negligent driver the value of the vehicle. You may also have a claim against the tow company for wrongfully selling your car on a lien. I recommend that you do not delay in discussing this with an attorney. You can use Avvo to find attorneys in...

    11 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. My daughter was in a auto accident.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Paul J Molinaro
    5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    5 lawyer answers

    I would not pursue this alone in small claims court. Instead there are many highly qualified attorneys in Stockton and Sacramento that would be more than willing to take your case on contingency. It sounds like you have some complex issues to deal with and taking a swing in small claims court will only complicate things. Best of luck.

    11 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. Wrongful Death Proceeds Distribution handled in State of California.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sean Michael Patrick
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Ilya Demetrios Frangos
    4. Constantine D. Buzunis
    5. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You each need to have a conversation with your attorney. Ultimately it is up to you to decide how the proceeds should be split. If you can't agree, there is a possibility that the money could be held until a court decides. It would be best for all of you to figure it out amongst yourselves. Best of luck.

    10 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  5. Can I file a lawsuit with the nail salon and or mall?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sean Michael Patrick
    2. Karen Tallent Munzer
    3. Michael Ryan Juarez
    4. Clifford M. Miller
    5. Thomas Joseph Jerla Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    Probably both. What is the long term ramifications for this infected cut? Why did it require a trip to the E.R.? It seems that while you may have a claim, the amount of damages you could recover would be minimal. You could file a claim with the salon, but if they don't have insurance, you'll have to hope they will work with you. You can also file a claim with the mall, but it is likely they will deny responsibility for their tenants. Have a personal injury attorney review your case, but...

    Selected as best answer

  6. How can i pay my liability in a car accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Ross Marvin Miller
    4. Matthew Louis Solomon
    5. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You should have turned this over to your insurance. They have an obligation to negotiate on your behalf, and defend any actions against you. Often times they will obtain a release for any money they pay out. If you have a judgment against you or if you have signed a settlement agreement requiring you to pay money out of pocket, you will either have to pay, or consider filing bankruptcy. It will be heavily fact dependent -- meaning it will depend on the underlying facts, and your financial...

    12 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. How does a plea bargain work in a criminal case in California?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Sean Michael Patrick
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Daniel R Perlman
    4. William James Campbell Jr
    5. Jared William Stephenson
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Basically, a plea bargain is the equivalent of a contract between the accused and the prosecution. In exchange for a guilty/no contest plea, (this avoiding the need for a costly trial), the prosecution agrees to do something (drop certain charges, reduced sentence, lesser penalty, etc.). A plea bargain is within the discretion of the prosecution to offer, and on occasion may be rejected by the judge.

    10 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. I opened a w/c claim and they only give 2/3 of your pay can i get the remains from the driver who rear ended me

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paul J Molinaro
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Lisa Marie Blasser
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    6. ···
    11 lawyer answers

    Without more detailed facts, it is difficult to fully analyze your potential claim --for instance why is w/c involved at all. However, it is likely that you may bring a claim against a negligent driver to recover the full value of your damages. You should consult with a California personal injury lawyer to obtain a full review of your potential claims.

    10 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. Can I sue my apt owner for me falling down stairs in night due to no light leading to the garage

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Aalok Sikand
    4. Michael R Crosner
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Whether you would be successful really depends on the facts underlying the case. I would encourage you to contact a personal injury attorney for a full case evaluation. Best of luck.

    10 lawyers agreed with this answer

  10. Can you add a Doe Defendant after the statue of limitation has run?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Max Klein
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Michael Shemtoub
    3 lawyer answers

    Most jurisdictions have adopted some form of doctrine that will permit an amended complaint to relate back to the date of the filing of the original complaint, for purposes of avoiding the bar of the statute of limitations. The relation-back doctrine applies in two contexts. The typical context is where the parties named in the amended complaint are the same as those named in the original com­ plaint. A second, more problematic context is where the amended complaint names new defendants...

    10 lawyers agreed with this answer