My lawn maintenance service person charged me unfair amount for the service he didn't even provide, after I refused to pay the extra that he requested he threatened to take me to court for that little amount of money. What are my chances of winnin...
In California the limit in small claims court is Limit $7,500. Your lawn maintenance person could file an action against you and it's like a "Judge Judy" scenario. You could also be sued in Superior Court where you could both represent yourselves or hire attorneys. The best thing to do is to work out a compromise. But, if not you will just have to wait to see if you are served with a complaint. Can't say if you will win. Call me or another attorney for free consult.See question
A bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the street ran a red light , and rode in front of my van. I was going about 30 Mph when I hit him , I locked up my brakes but could not avoid hitting him. He suffered a compound fracture of his leg. The poli...
You should definitely ask your insurance company to hire you an independent lawyer to advise you on this matter. If not, you should hire one yourself or go to legal aid if you qualify for it like Community Legal Services at McGeorge Law School in Sacramento. I can tell you that if you do not have significant assets, it would be extremely unusual for a plaintiff to pursue you beyond your policy limits.See question
a friend of mine pased away couple weeks ago in a car accident...his friend was driving and they were going to work...mi question is if the accident can be considered work related...and if mi friend relatives can make a claim with the insurance of...
Sorry for your loss. I agree with Mr. Fiol & Mr Adams. In CA there is the "Going-and-Coming-Rule" which holds that generally an employee going to work and from from work is not considered to be "on the job". But there are several exceptions to that rule. So, an experienced personal injury lawyer should be consulted asap to see if there is a workers' compensation claim or civil case to seek recovery from.See question
Was driving a company vehicle the person in front did not us signal to turn i hit them from behind in 2011 and now i just got a summons to go to court in 2013. Does the insurance company take care of the legale matters?
I agree with Mr Shamtoub & Ms Allen. You should be covered by your employer's insurance but you need to contact the insurance carrier or have your employer do it because you usually have only 30 days to respond. So....... You need to do this immediately!See question
shes driving westbound doing the speed limit the man pulls out of parking lot she slams on brakes to avoid him but proceeds to hit him. whos at fault?
Your daughter has the right-of-way. The man violated her right-of-way by entering the road your daughter was on when it was not safe to do so. Of course my opinion could change if you have more specific facts. If your daughter has sustained damages & injuries she should contact a lawyer specializing in personal injury cases for a free consultation.See question
On 12/31/11, I was rear ended by a car while I was waiting for a traffic light. While the damage to my car was insignificant, I had issue with my back and nick. I Went to my Chiropractor for treatment and $3500 later I was back to almost normal. I...
You must sue as defendants the driver & also the owner of the car that hit you. You need to make sure you have all your evidence to bring to the hearing. You should obtain a free consultation from a lawyer to make sure all your ducks are in a row. Call if you would like some help. Glenn 916/714-7672See question
they are trying to blame les schwab and telling me i have to get money from them because it wasnt the drivers fault. shouldnt it be thier responsablitiy to pay for my damages first, then go after les schwab themselves?
The person who rearended you is responsible for your damages. If someone negligently repaired that driver's brakes then they would also be on hook. If you are going to be jerked around you need to talk to a lawyer asap. I have offices in Elk Grove and Sacramento and would be glad to meet you for a free consultation.See question
The boy rearended me and takes full responsibility, but only has $25,000 coverage. I have no health insurance and unfortunately, I just discovered I don't have medical coverage for myself on my own auto policy. Is it possible to collect money fr...
Unfortunately it is extremely difficult to recover money from individuals above their policy limits. The boy's insurance company will not pay you the 25k policy limit unless you sign a Release of All Claims against the boy which means you would agree to accept the 25k for all damages against the boy and could not seek more money. You could approach the boy and see if he would be willing to pay money above his policy and include cash payment and the policy limit in the Release. You could also file a lawsuit, get a verdict and try to collect against the boy and his insurance would pay the first 25k. But, I wouldn't recommend that because it would probably cost that much to get your judgment. Furthermore, once you got the judgment, the boy could probably file bankruptcy and discharge the judgment. Unless the boy is wealthy it is unlikely you will recover any money from him beyond his policy. You should do a background check on him to see if he is likely to have money to cover your losses. You can always negotiate with him directly. You should investigate if there are any other sources of recovery such as; (1) Was he on job at time? (2) Ny other cause of this accident besides his negligence? Also, did you have uninsured motorist coverage with a policy limit of more than $25k? If so, you could make a claim against your own policy. Good luck. Glenn Guenard / firstname.lastname@example.orgSee question
I have whiplash, Dr said it is soft tissue damage, currently in physical therapy. They located drive, no insurance.
You definitely can recover pain and suffering damages. The amount will depend on the nature, duration and type of medical treatment and the affect on your life. You or someone on your behalf must notify your insurance company as soon as possible that you intend to present an uninsured motorist claim.See question