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Personal Injury FAQ

How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
If you sustained injuries to your body due to the actions of another, that is a personal injury claim. Most times the injuries have resulted from the unintentional negligent act of another...

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How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?
In California, you have two (2) years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. The time limit for a minor starts to run two (2) years from the date the minor reaches age 18...

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Who is responsible for my medical bills if I fell in a parking lot of a business?

December 27, 2011 2:15:49 PM PST

Question:

Who is responsible for my medical bills if I fell in a parking lot of a business?

We were leaving a bar and I was walking across the dark parking lot and tripped over a railroad tie and fell and hit face first. I was knocked unconscious and had too be taken by squad to the hospital. I have fractures to the right side of my face. Who is responsible for my bills etc.?

Answer:

The owner and/or occupant of the premises would ...

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My lawyer is not answering my phone calls or messages.

December 14, 2011 11:33:50 AM PST

Question:

I had a lawyer 4 years ago. I won my case and got a settlement. When I turned 18 I was supposed to be able to get my money. But the lawyer is not answering my phone calls or messages.

Answer:

Yes you can. Consult with an attorney who specializes in legal malpractice claims and also contact the State Bar of California about your concerns. You should also ask your parent or guardian what happened on th...

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What is a reasonable compensation for pain and suffering in a car accident?

December 14, 2011 11:28:21 AM PST

Question

What is a reasonable compensation for pain and suffering in a car accident?

My husband was involved in a car wreck over a month ago. The other driver was at fault and his insurance has accepted 100% liability. Unfortunately the other driver died in the crash. My husband was treated and released at the nearest ER with a fractured left hand, bruises to his chest and ribs and several lacerations. He still has flashbacks and nightmar...

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Do I have to cover someone's medical bills if I accidentally caused an injury?

December 14, 2011 10:31:09 AM PST

Question

Do I have to cover someone's medical bills if I accidentally caused an injury?

The guys hand was broke now we have to pay for the surgery and everything else. I offered that day to take him to get his hand x-rayed. He declined and then two days later took himself to the ER and found out it was broken then had to have surgery to put pins in it. I offered to help pay and have paid him $300 so far. Now his next bill he wants me to p...

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Is the driver who hit me responsible for car rental costs?

December 14, 2011 10:24:27 AM PST

Question:

Is the driver who hit me responsible for car rental costs?

I live in California and my car was hit. Is the other driver legally responsible for my car rental costs during repairs or just damage to my vehicle? There were no injuries, damage was under $550 and no insurance companies are involved.

Answer

They are responsible for the reasonable rental value of your car for the period of time it was being repaired. This...

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