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  • Bit by Police Dog sitting in chair with my hands up...

    I was asleep in a chair when I was raided by sheriffs. I immediately put my hands up and the cop had the dog attack me. I have a deep gash and bite marks. I had to go immediately to the emergency room and stay for a week. Is there anything I can ...

    Manuel’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Having done a few civil rights cases, I will tell you that your case is not an easy one. You will have to overcome the governmental immunity and the testimony of the officers who would testify at your trial or their depositions. However, if your damages and wage loss are significant, it would be a great idea to hire a civil rights attorney in your city and ask them if they would be willing to see your case through the end in case that a demand does not materialize, because that is what you will be facing. Best of luck.

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  • Im a defendant in a wrongful death case & can't afford an attorney. What circumstances would i be better off not responding?

    I have been served a complaint & can't afford an attorney. I don't feel confident enough to proceed in pro per. I read sometimes it's best not to respond. Can you please tell me under what circumstances it would be better not to respond. Thank yo...

    Manuel’s Answer

    Now that you hjave answered consult with a bankruptcy atorney to advise you ASAP. Best of luck. Do not get sucjewred into litigation. This is not a case to learn the law of Wrongful Death. Best of luck.

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  • Sept. 20, 2013 I was in an auto accident, hit from behind while stopped. Lawyer has not gotten a settlement yet. Next move?

    I was injured and my car was damage but have not even gotten a settelment to get my car fixed. My Dr. who treated me says he also has not been paid. We both are having problems contacting the lawyer. I need to know what I can do next.

    Manuel’s Answer

    Let me ask you a couple of questions. Did you hire a local lawyer? Did you meet with your lawyer to discuss your case?. If the answer to both questions is yet, write him a letter and ask him to give you an update of your case within 10 days of your letter. If he gives you no answer, then ask him to give you your file and find another lawyer.

    If the answer to the above questions is no, then hire a new lawyer right away. Your statute of limitations is approaching very fast. Best of luck.

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  • How can I get my name removed from an auto debt collectors file for an car I don't own and an accident I didn't commit

    Sold a car back in August, gave him the entire title, including the release of liability form. filed the release of liability in Oct after receiving parking ticket notices. new owner hit 3 parked cars and fled the scene, the victims auto insuranc...

    Manuel’s Answer

    Mr. Freiman is correct. Send your proof and ask them to remove your name from any collection. They may not do it and so you may have to hire a local lawyer. Best pof luck.

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  • Am I responsible for tow and storage fees for an auto accident that was someone elses fault in California?

    My car was totaled and towed to a storage yard. Now the other drivers insurance company wants me to have the car towed, at my expense, to my property until they can have an adjuster look at it. In order to do that I have to Pay the original tow f...

    Manuel’s Answer

    Turn the case to your insurance company if you have collision coverage. If not, remove the car ASAP or you will be charged hefty fees and possibly lose your car before the adjuster gets to it. Eventually, you should recover your out of pocket expenses. Get`treated if you are injured and hire a local attorney. Best of luck.

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  • My lawyer dropped my case and now wants me to sign a mc-050 form

    My case has been current since July of 2014, now the defendant decided to change attorneys. Now my attorney expresses that he is dropping my case because he does not want to deal with the paper work and the defendant. Also my attorney explained t...

    Manuel’s Answer

    Your attorney should be praised for giving you the alternative to pursue your case with another attorney so you can settle on your own terms. You are very lucky that he is willing to give up his lien to any cost associated with your case. This is very generous and of him and would make it easier for you to find another attorney or settle the case by yourself. Best of luck

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  • California. Outside of filing a lawsuit, how can a perspective plaintiff find out which homeowner's insurance the owner has?

    Trying to open up a claim against a homeowner's insurance policy due to an accident that happened on the property. I really don't want to have to file a lawsuit at this stage. Are there any tricks or options to tracking this info down? Homeowner b...

    Manuel’s Answer

    If you were inured then you owe it to youself to talk to an attorney. Best of luck.

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  • Can my minor son sign me gardianship to receive his settlement for a auto accident?

    My son was a passenger of a automobile accident when he was 13 years old now 17 1/2 years old he still has not recieved his settlement because he is a minor.. it has been settled for a few years now. My daughter was the driver of the automobile b...

    Manuel’s Answer

    This case does not make sense. If there was an attorney representing your son at the time of the accident, then his settlement should be deposited at a bank. If nobody represented him, then he is entitled to recovery but he has to file a lawsuit when he turns 18. Check with a lawyer in your city. There are some outstanding lawyers in San Jose and you can check for them right here in AVVO.COM Best of luck.

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  • What is the name of the book that approximates what a personal injury case is worth to a certain part of the body?

    Is there a book in California that gives examples of what injuries are worth?

    Manuel’s Answer

    Unfortunately, unlike Workers Comp Cases where a rating gives you a range of the value of the body part affected, there is no such book in Personal Injury Cases. Follow the advice provided by my clolleagues. Best of luck.

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  • I am having a horrible experience with my personal injury/car accident representation.

    I asked before here, how to remedy that, you all suggested I get a different lawyer. However no one would take another lawyer's case so I was stuck with him. Mind you, I have never been allowed to speak to my representative, just his secretary. ...

    Manuel’s Answer

    Write to the law firm return receipt requested and provide three dates for them to choose and go to the date they set the appointment. If they delay or give you the runaround, send a copy of your letter to the California Bar and ask them to call the lawyer for you. Best of luck.

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