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Parag L. Amin

Parag Amin’s Answers

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  • Can i sue the fire department?

    Parag’s Answer

    You probably do not have a case against the fire department. However, it sounds like you probably do have a case against the person who caused the accident. It's impossible to provide a definitive answer without more information, but hopefully that's helpful.

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  • Subpoena exceeding litigation scope?

    Parag’s Answer

    You can ask the other side to withdraw or limit their subpoena, and if they refuse, you can move to quash the subpoena under to Code of Civil Procedure section 1987.1.

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  • Can I sue a company for burning my face during laser hair removal after they used a machine they assured would not burn me ?

    Parag’s Answer

    Hi, my condolences about what happened to you. You may certainly have a case. This would fall into medical malpractice so you have only a one-year statute of limitation from the date of injury to pursue a claim. You should be sure to take photos of your injuries and make notes of any modeling jobs you lose because of it because that would be a component for your claim for damages. My office is handling a very similar case against a hair removal place in Glendale that burned my clients neck in multiple places.

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  • Should I look to settle or go to trial since the defendant showed extreme negligence and his insurance company is offering 5k.

    Parag’s Answer

    My condolences for your loss and what you are going through. By sending the letter demanding the maximum policy limits, it appears that your attorney is attempting to "open" the policy limits or at least obtain the most amount of the insurance policy money available to compensate you for your injuries. Honestly, there's nothing wrong with that, and it's usually a smart move.

    Based on what you have written, it also seems that the insurance company is attempting to "low-ball" your settlement offer, but from what you have written, I don't see anything that indicates that your attorney is somehow responsible for their low counteroffer. I would recommend continuing to get all the medical treatment that you need, and if you have concerns, then ask your attorney. A great attorney will always make sure your questions are answered.

    If you feel like your attorney and/or his/her office is not being responsive to your questions, then it may be time to seek another lawyer. However, I would first strongly recommend you reach out to them and talk to your current attorney about your questions and concerns. If the attorney is not immediately available, ask to schedule a meeting or a call. I think that will help you feel better about it.

    If do all of these things, and you still feel like you are not getting great representation, then it's probably time to move your case to another firm. Until then, I think you should give them a chance by communicating your questions/concerns to them.

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  • Do I have a case. A testing lab messed up with my spinal tap and now I have to have it repeated?

    Parag’s Answer

    Yes, you may have a case depending on why the procedure was not done and other facts that you have not provided in this question. However, medical malpractice cases are difficult and expense and have only a 1 year statute of limitations from the date of the injury so if you wish to have this reviewed, you should contact a qualified attorney ASAP. I wish you all the best with this.

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  • Can I sue a property owner if my son tripped over broken concrete and broke his hand ?

    Parag’s Answer

    Yes, you absolutely can do that. My office has handled numerous cases just like this one. The key is getting immediate medical attention and photos of the concrete and measurements before it's repaired as well as information about who complained and when to establish the notice component of the claim. You should act quickly because if they repair it before the photos and measurements that is evidence that may be lost forever that could help your case later. Also, the statute of limitations is 2 years from the date of the injury if it's against a private homeowner, but you should act ASAP to avoid any waiver of your rights.

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  • Can I sue restaurant serving me a broken glass that consumed some of it and bit into it thinking it was ice cutting my mouth

    Parag’s Answer

    My condolences for what happened to you.

    To answer your question: yes, you can. The statute of limitations for these cases is 2 years from the date of injury, but you should act quickly by seeing a doctor and seeing if you have any long-term injuries. Also, and you probably already did this, but you need to notify the restaurant of the issue so they can preserve any evidence and/or video footage of the incident. I hope that helps. Good luck!

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  • In Personal Injury Case, Can you object to Interrogatory requiring Place of Birth?

    Parag’s Answer

    Yes, you can object, but it will only probably drag things out and take up more time than it's worth. Discovery is often frustrating for clients because there is a lot of seemingly irrelevant information that's requested. However, that doesn't mean the other side is not allowed to request it. I think you are referring to Form Interrogatory number 2.2, which is almost certainly going to be required to be answered if the other side goes to the judge. Hope that helps. Good luck!

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  • What reason would my lawyer have for delaying the demand letter? Its been almost a month and the letter still isn't ready

    Parag’s Answer

    Hi, my condolences for what you are going through.

    Your attorney may have wanted to wait until after your back surgery to send your demand letter to get the total cost of your back surgery and to see how you are doing after your back surgery so he or she can base the demand off of that. So, waiting to send it out doesn't mean he or she did anything wrong. However, there is no reason why you should not get a prompt call back or your questions answered. It's your case and your body, and if you feel like you are not being taken care of, then you are not required to stay with your current attorney despite the original agreement. If you want a free, no obligation opinion, then please don't hesitate to reach out to my office or to any other highly-rated personal injury lawyer.

    My office always make it a point to communicate with my clients because I know that even though my office has many cases, for each of my clients that's their only case. I know that their well-being and often their family's well-being depends on prompt responses to questions and concerns.

    Also, if you are concerned about the communication, then that's something you should address as soon as possible. I am not trying to convince you to leave your attorney, but you should do whatever you think is best for you, and no good personal injury lawyer will tell you that communication and making you feel taken care of is not important.

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  • Which types of lawyer?

    Parag’s Answer

    Hi, my condolences for your loss. This is likely a medical malpractice case. The statute of limitation is only 1 year and may be as short as 6 months if it's a government facility so please be sure to act quickly.

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