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William John Light

William John Light

Offices in Santa Ana
  • Personal Injury, Animal & Dog Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • California
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I have been practicing law for 30+ years. 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, vehicle collisions involving cars, bicycles, motorcycles and semis/trucks. 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.

Nothing herein guarantees, warranties, or predicts the result of any future legal representation. No attorney-client relationship is formed without my consent expressed in a written retainer agreement.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Animal & Dog Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Elder Law
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Legal Malpractice
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Video Conferencing
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  • 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
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Frank P. Barbaro & Associates, APC, Santa Ana, CA
- Current
Personal Injury, Products Liability, Road Defect, Slip and Fall, Molestation, Employment Law, Professional Malpractice, Excessive Force. Have recovered Millions and Millions for victims.
Law Offices of Todd Rash, Riverside, CA
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
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Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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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
2278 Questions Answered
Q. Hi, am I legally allowed to record a conversation without the other party's consent if I am trying to prove child abuse?
A: California is a two party consent state where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. Whether someone has a reasonable expectation of privacy may depend on where the conversation occurs and/or whether other persons can overhear the discussion. For example, if the other party knows that you are on a speaker phone, maybe that party should not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his communications. It would be better for law enforcement to pursue investigations like this. Trying to avoid criminal prosecution for illegal recording is full of risks.
Q. If California defendant auto PI case settles for full policy 15K. Normal practice plaintiff collects all of the money
A: If you are in California, the hospital has a lien on the recovery for emergency room services pursuant to Civil Code 3045.1-3045.6. The insurer has to withhold that money to protect the lien, or it could be liable to the hospital, in addition to the policy limit if you don't pay, which is common with pro se litigants. There is nothing stopping you from negotiating with the hospital now to reduce the amount that Infinity will pay to satisfy the lien.
Q. So I got my car back from body / mechanic shop where they repaired my front left wheel. 1 week later the whole wheel
A: Sounds like it could be a good case. You will need to save the wheel and have the car inspected by a certified mechanic to determine the cause of the failure. For a personal injury case, you also need real injuries with medical care. An attorney can help you to find medical care if you need assistance, and arrange to have the car inspected by a mechanic. Talk to a personal injury attorney for a detailed evaluation of your potential claims. Consultations are free.
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Contact & Map
1111 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Toll-Free: (714) 973-4892
Cell: (424) 269-5554
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment after hours, Holidays and weekends
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