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  • How can I find out the policy limits on other persons insurance who was at fault before I start a lawsuit or negotiaton?

    I was in a car accident and other person is at fault. A lawyer told me there is a database We can search for $199.00 to find out the policy limits . Is there such a thing? And can I access said database without an attorney?

    Malosack’s Answer

    There's no database. There are a couple of private companies that perform such searches. And, one of the companies does policy limits searches for as low as $150 (if your date of loss is within a year of your request). However, I'm not sure if they do searches for non-lawyers.

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  • Dog bit me on arm, was on a leash by owner, am I entitled to compensation other than my medical bills?

    on daily walk, owner on walk with dog on retractable leash, charged me and bit my arm just as I was approaching.

    Malosack’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about what happened. More facts are needed in order to give you a meaningful answer. The best thing you can do right now--other than seeking immediate medical attention and documenting your injuries (e.g., taking photos)--is to contact a personal injury attorney for a consultation. Many of us offer will speak with you for free. Hope this helps.

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  • How do I decide what county to get lawyer in.

    My Daughter was hit by a drunk driver while in the crosswalk. She was attending school in San Diego when she was hit. She spent 5 days in hospital. She is now home with us we live in the High Desert "Palmdale Ca". Should I look in our area LA Cou...

    Malosack’s Answer

    I hope your daughter is doing better. To answer your question, an attorney in either county is fine. The only reason I would lean towards Los Angeles County is because of convenience (in meeting with the lawyer).

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  • How do you file a claim when hit by a car?

    My aunt was recently in an accident resulting in serious injuries. As a pedestrian she was hit by a car. The driver was arrested. How do we go about finding out if the driver has insurance and starting the claim process to have their insurance pay...

    Malosack’s Answer

    That's an excellent question, and one that many victims, like your aunt have, when faced with such a situation. The best thing your aunt can do right now is to contact a personal injury attorney. The attorney will explain the whole process for her, as well as attempt to find out whether or not there is any available insurance. Please let your aunt know that someone, in her position, should always have an attorney on their side when dealing with insurance companies (and their adjusters). It is amazing how differently they handle claims when dealing with an attorney, as opposed to an individual with little knowledge of their legal rights.

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  • Is this excessive use of force?Would hospital explain these injury`s to officer`s?What type of representation should I seek?

    My 16 year-old son was arrested for 148 P.C. and 647 P.C. During the arrest my son suffered what Police said was a minor nose bleed.When I was notified son was in custody and already at the Hospital.I asked to see son at the hospital I was not all...

    Malosack’s Answer

    Based on limited information you have provided in your post, it sounds like the officers used excessive force. However, it all comes down to the PC 148 charge? Is it still pending? Was your son found guilty? Did he plea to it? In any case, you need to contact a California civil rights attorney, who handles police misconduct matters as soon as possible. Just don't waste time, because California law requires that claims against public entities be filed no later than six (6) months after the incident. (Government Code §§ 910-913.2.)

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  • Police misconduct by a police officer

    My son is incarcerated at this time, he was picked up by the task force on a warrant, he feels he was beaten unlawfully by law enforcement, even after lifting up his hands and surrendering law enforcement continued to taze him and assualt him. Wha...

    Malosack’s Answer

    Most (if not all) civil rights attorneys take on such cases on a contingency basis. Also, and more importantly, a California civil rights lawyer, who handle police misconduct matters, should be contacted ASAP. California law requires that claims against public entities be filed no later than six (6) months after the incident. (Government Code §§ 910-913.2.)

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  • Do I have a good claim for a cause of action, due to the officers misconduct ?

    I was traveling North bound and made a legal left turn into a driveway of a store,and parked into a parking space and two motorcycle officers pulled in behind me. The officer said that I cut off a bicyclist and that the bicyclist had the righ...

    Malosack’s Answer

    You don't say how long you were held in custody. Also, did you have to pay a criminal defense attorney to represent you? You could have a potential claim under 42 USC Section 1983 (not excluding any claims you may have under state law). You should consider contacting a local civil rights attorney to further discuss. Just do not waste time because California law requires that claims against public entities be filed no later than six (6) months after the incident. (Government Code §§ 910-913.2.)

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  • What can I do about this and how can someone be held accountable?

    I was arrested for petty theft and kept for 11 hours in county jail even though I did not steal anything and had my receipts for the items purchased . I have never been arrested for anything and when I appeared for the court date set I was not on ...

    Malosack’s Answer

    Based on the limited information you have provided in your post, you might have a false arrest claim under 42 USC section 1983 (not including any claims you may have under state law). You need to contact a California civil rights attorney ASAP. Just don't waste time because California law requires that claims against public entities be filed no later than six (6) months after the incident. (Government Code §§ 910-913.2.)

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  • How much can I sue the Sheriff's for, for violating my civil rights?

    The Sheriff's department violated my 4th amendment right which guarentees that I can live free from being searched without warrant, reason or probable cause. They lied to me about having a felony warrant, (which was impossible since I have no felo...

    Malosack’s Answer

    Based on the limited information you have provided in your post, you might have a claim under 42 USC section 1983 (not including any claims you may have under state law). You need to contact a California civil rights attorney ASAP. Just don't waste time because California law requires that claims against public entities be filed no later than six (6) months after the incident. (Government Code §§ 910-913.2.)

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