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  • I tripped over some fencing on my way to work yesterday and broke a metatarsal in my left foot. Can I sue the city for injuries?

    This happened happened in a park in West Hollywood. There was some temparary fencing along the sidewalk used to keep people off the grass. Some of the fencing was off the pole it should have been on to keep it up, but it was not. Instead some of t...

    Brian’s Answer

    You have a case, but the City will have several defenses, such as "open and obvious" and that they had no notice that the fence was not where it was supposed to be. If the fence was in that condition for a period of time where they should have known it was dangerous, you have a much better case. If someone actually complained of the condition, it is better still.

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  • What do you do when you have a lawyer who will not return your calls and he does not keep you informed to what is going on.

    The lawyer is a compensation lawyer and he just not is doing his job as far as I am concerned. He won't call me to inform me of what is going with my case. I spoke with him and asked him why after a week why he hadn't returned my calls and he sai...

    Brian’s Answer

    You should call the lawyer's office and set up a face to face meeting to address your concerns. Write them down on a piece of paper so you will not forget to tell him/her everything. If this does not resolve your issues, find another attorney to represent you. Tell the new attorney why you changed counsel and make it clear that you need to be kept informed and your calls need to be returned.. .

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  • How do I handle this? Being sued and only named as John Doe in someone else lawsuit?

    The owner of a bar contracts me to do security. I then sub contract out to the number of people he specifies. This is on a week to week basis. One night a vehicles pulls into the back of the club followed by a second vehicle. The second vehicle pi...

    Brian’s Answer

    You need to contact your insurance carrier and send them a copy of the lawsuit. They should provide you with a defense in this lawsuit. You will need to review the contract you have with the bar, since it may set forth your responsibilities and liabilities.

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  • What is considered as a dangerous condition in a personal injury?

    What is considered a dangerous condition in a personal injury case? Can a dangerous condition be determined by the number of people who use that area where the condition was?

    Brian’s Answer

    A dangerous condition is anything that could be reasonably expected to harm others. Notice of a dangerous condition can be shown the number of people who have reported the dangerous condition, or who have been injured by the dangerous condition.

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  • WA.Car 1# rear-ended them2#he's fault but he had no insurnce what do i do.

    i got in a car wreak a couple of weeks ago i re-ended the car i got ticket for following to close and the guy i re-ended got a ticket for no insurance and legal lane change.cop told me he was at fault and now my insurance is telling me i was at pa...

    Brian’s Answer

    I think you mean the other party got cited for an "illegal" lane change, not "legal". You need to request the police report and contact a lawyer to discuss your options.

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  • Knee surgery delays causing other injuries to develop

    Since I was diagnosed with severe arthritis (bone on bone and less than 10% cartiledge)and was recommended to have a knee replacement, the surgery has not been scheduled even though I call weekly to find out. It has been over 2 months, and now I'...

    Brian’s Answer

    The doctor's office is being insensitive to your needs. You should find a prominent orthopedic surgeon in your area and get a second opinion.

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