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William John Light

William John Light

Law Offices of Todd Rash
  • Personal Injury, Animal & Dog Law, Insurance Claims...
  • California
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I have been practicing law for 29 years. I will gather the facts and witnesses necessary to put your case in the best possible legal position. Lots of attorneys can file lawsuits and fight it out. We take pride in fighting intelligently. I have recovered millions and millions of dollars for people like you. I have met thousands of decent, honorable people who have been hurt due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing of others. You deserve a voice. We will speak for you. When we speak, insurance companies pay attention. Some of our biggest and most satisfying cases involved representing victims of dog bites, sexual molestation, product liability, dangerous roads and, of course, automobile collisions. We have a great deal of experience in virtually every kind of personal injury claim there is, including dental and medical malpractice, premises liability and employment disputes. I would like to discuss your case with you. Consultations are free.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Civil Rights
  • Elder Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Free Consultation
    1 hour free
  • Contingent Fees
    Fees are 33 1/3% to 40%, depending on when the case is resolved. Fees for minors are set by the Court.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Todd Rash
- Current
Personal Injury, Products Liability, Road Defect, Slip and Fall, Molestation, Employment Law, Professional Malpractice, Excessive Force. Have recovered Millions and Millions for victims.
Black, Compean, Hall & Lenneman
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation.
Clausen & Campbell
Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith.
Univ of North Dakota
Undergraduate Degree
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Dean Paul Wildman Scholarship
Southwestern University School of Law
Evidence Award
American Jurisprudence
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 141220
- Current
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Legal Answers
352 Questions Answered

Q. How to legally open and operate marijuana cafe in CA.
A: These are not the kind of question for which you can expect free legal advice on the internet. You need to retain an attorney to get in depth legal advice.
Q. What do you have to do when finding a dog?
A: I'm not certain that you "have" to do anything. However, if you know who the owner is, and keep his property (dog), that is a form of theft and you could be charged criminally. If the dog has a tag, call the number. If not, call a vet or shelter to see if they have a universal microchip scanner. If the owner is identified that way, call him. If there is no way to tell who the owner is, surrender the dog to a shelter, or keep him, if that is your preference.
Q. I was talked into giving a dog to a rescue and did so but never signed a surrender agreement
A: It seems to me that you gave your dog away. The Rescue is probably the new owner and can do with him as they please.
Q. My friend was just rear-ended by another driver (he didn't have insurance, in a parking lot. What are his rights?
A: What is it that you think wasn't legal? He negotiated a settlement to property damage. If he didn't want to pay, he could have said "no". As for his rights, he's already given up his rights by admitting fault (i.e., he agreed to pay). It is possible that he was at fault. If he was backing up at the time of the collision, for example, he would probably be at least party at fault. His lack of insurance doesn't affect who was at fault and neither does his being Mexican. He was supposed to file an SR-1. If he doesn't it is possible for DMV to suspend the license, although I have not personally seen that happen. He can still attempt to submit one now. His license can also be suspended for failure to have insurance, but since he apparently wasn't ticketed for that, it seems unlikely for now.
Q. What happens if I got a violation but can't afford the vet what problems can I get into
A: You can be charged with a misdemeanor for animal cruelty for failing to take proper care of your dog. The dog can be seized and put in the pound, where it could be cared for (at your expense), given up for adoption, or destroyed..
Q. I just lost my home and everything I own due to the wildfires in Santa Rosa. Insurance company is asking for a lot!
A: Anything is possible, it's just not very likely. Part of your duties under the policy is to create a Proof of Loss Statement. That means a list of what was destroyed and/or purchase price and value. That may require receipts, photographs (to prove ownership), estimates or offers of sale for identical or similar items (to prove value). If you aren't willing to perform your duties under the policy, your insurer has no obligation to pay.
Q. Me and a guy had a ln agreement of payments towards damage done to car.
A: If the damage is your fault, you owe the money to repair, whether he completes the repairs or not, so he is entitled to money in hand. However, I would not give anyone money without a signed Release that says, in exchange for payment of $x, neighbor gives up and release you from any and all claims related to the collision.
Q. A neighbor gave me 2 cockatiels 2 years ago. She didn't want them so I took them. Now she wants them back.
A: If she gave them to you, the birds are yours.
Q. A contest ran with a deadline offering a cash prize, received many entries, & never picked/paid a winner. Is this legal?
A: No, it's not legal and it violates YouTube's own rules. You can file a complaint with the California Attorney General.
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3900 Market St
Riverside, CA 92501
Telephone: (951) 275-5297
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