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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
  • Products Liability
  • Elder Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Civil Rights
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
Fees
  • 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
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
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.
Attorney
Black, Compean, Hall & Lenneman
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Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation.
Attorney
Clausen & Campbell
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Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith.
Education
Univ of North Dakota
Undergraduate Degree
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Awards
Dean Paul Wildman Scholarship
Southwestern University School of Law
Evidence Award
American Jurisprudence
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 141220
Member
- Current
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Legal Answers
701 Questions Answered

Q. My neighbors threw dog poop in my back yard from over the fence. This took place in Orange California. Is this illegal?
A: It might be a crime, or a civil tort. If it's your dog's poop, I doubt that law enforcement will do anything about it. If your neighbor is throwing another dog's poop into your backyard there are a number of crimes that might be committed. Call the police to pursue further. They will want some kind of proof of the source for the poop, like video of your neighbor throwing it into your backyard.
Q. When awarded money for an accident, is the award separate from the medical bills the insurance is supposed to cover?
A: You have a contractual obligation to repay your health insurer for any sums you recover from a third party due to injury. As to whether the amount is appropriate, I have no idea, but some repayment was required.
Q. This dog sitter I hired neglected my small dog by leaving him alone all night unattended w/ 2 large dogs who killed him
A: You have a claim against the dog sitter for negligence and/or breach of contract. The value of your claim is the cost of any veterinary bills and the fair market value of your dog. You might also notify Rover.com of the incident and it may take away hosting rights from the family.
Q. What is the law in California regarding minimum age to rehome a puppy?
A: It's a misdemeanor to sell a puppy at less than 8 weeks, without a letter from a CA licensed veterinarian. http://codes.findlaw.com/ca/penal-code/pen-sect-597z.html The statute specifies "sell", which leave open the possibility that younger puppies can be given away.
Q. Can someone put a dog outside and close the door leaving the dog at largeto fend for it's self
A: Sounds like you can go pick up your dog, which is the easiest and fastest course of action. It may be that she is guilty of animal cruelty. You can try to contact the police and/or Animal Control but, if you are believed, the ultimate outcome of that, in addition to a citation or misdemeanor charges, is that your dog will be seized. If no one adopts it, and it doesn't sound like anyone will, the dog will be put to sleep.
Q. What are my rights regarding a big dog staying at my house that I don't want staying here? Adult kids dog, I did not ok.
A: If the dog is in your house, you kind of did OK it. Is the adult kid paying rent? Is there a rental agreement? If so, it will control. If the adult kid is living there, your remedy is to evict him/her. Consult with a landlord/tenant attorney. Alternatively, if there is any basis for claiming an unfit home (lack of food, lack of fencing, lack of veterinary care, dangerous dog, etc.), you can call Animal Control and it may seize the dog.
Q. Mobile home was destroyed by driver who plowed through security fence. Hmwners no ins., driver no ins. Mbhmpark liable??
A: Unless there were some factors that put the mobile home park on notice that cars were likely to plow through the fence (like prior similar incidents), I don't see why the park would be liable. Your homeowner's insurance will pay to repair/replace your mobile home. You might also file a claim with the Victims Assistance Board. https://victims.ca.gov/victims/howtoapply.aspx
Q. Rented car: damaged and claimed responsible for full payment even though so many things were not right?
A: Your agreement with Turo will govern. You should read it. Ordinarily, the renter is responsible for damage to the vehicle during the term of the rental. If you have liability or comprehensive coverage of your own, you should notify it of the claim. If you don't have that coverage, you can try to dispute the charges by showing that the vehicle you rented was not in proper condition and that you were required to get the car washed for safety purposes. However, there doesn't seem to be photographic evidence of the dirty windshield, or photographic evidence that it was damaged at a car wash, so you are asking Turo to accept your word for it. You might offer to pay for that, but again, read your agreement with Turo first. The hood damage should be easier. If the before/after photos don't have it, deny that you caused that damage. Close your credit card to avoid unwanted charges. Turo or its insurer will have to sue you and win to get a Judgment before it can collect.
Q. Can someone served you just by taping the court order on the front door? without me signing on it.
A: You don't have to sign anything to be served. Yes, he can file a lawsuit against you. Doesn't mean he can win. You cannot dismiss someone else's lawsuit. A stay (postponement) is possible for good cause if you file a motion. http://www.courts.ca.gov/cms/rules/index.cfm?title=three&linkid=rule3_515 Bankruptcy (yours) would automatically stay any actions against you.
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