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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 30 years. 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.

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Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Elder Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Civil Rights
  • 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.
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Todd Rash
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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
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1385 Questions Answered

Q. Hung jury, can the judge find you guilty if your jury was dead locked?
A: File an appeal. However, it is so remote as to be an impossibility that a judge convicted you when the jury was deadlocked. Without having looked at your file, I would say that it is far more likely that there was a hung jury on one or more counts, and a guilty verdict on one or more counts. However, your attorney would have the actual facts.
Q. My question is I fell and broke my toe.. went to the Er had X-rays done and nurse practitioners said no broken toe
A: Unless you have some significant damages from the delay in treatment, there is nothing to do. You have a broken toe whether it was diagnosed at the first ER or the second. Nothing appears to have changed.
Q. Adopted a dog from someone moving out of country. Have had it for about half of it’s life.
A: If the ex gave the dog away, then the person to whom he gave it was the owner, until you adopted it from him. You would then be a lawful owner. The ex can still call the police. He can still sue you in Small Claims. He would have to establish that he did not give the dog away.
Q. If i was gifted a dog but the former owner wants it back and is threatening on calling the cops and I'm refusing??
A: If the owner gifted the dog to you, and you accepted the gift, you do not have to give it back. He can call the police. He can file suit in Small Claims court. You should win.
Q. is it legal to leave your dog in the backyard alone for months while you're away if someone comes by and feeds him?
A: You cannot take somebody else's animal because you don't approve of the manner in which they care for it. If you suspect Animal Cruelty, notify your local Animal Control office.
Q. Is the hospital responsible for informing next of kin about a family member that is dying while in there care?
A: I'm unaware of any statutory duty of the hospital to notify next of kin. Further, it appears that your uncle may have asked for no notification based on the "No Family" designation. Finally, the Coroner’s Office has the responsibility of notifying next of kin. Paragraph 14, D, 3 c.
Q. What happens to your accident history when you hit a person by accident ?
A: I don't think so. Unless the pedestrian makes an injury claim that is reported to your insurer, there is nothing to put on your record.
Q. I bought a dog,was financially responsible, and primary caregiver. After I left, abusive ex got TRO with custody of dog
A: You lost your DV TRO. That was your opportunity to prove ownership of the dog and to protect it. You have an obligation to comply with the court's orders, including handing the dog over. The "T" in "TRO" stands for "Temporary". It is not final. Get an attorney.
Q. What is the CA regulation for a shop owner taking 20% of a nail techs tip if included in the credit card bill?
A: You have no claim. The claim, if any, belongs to the employee to whom the tip is given. With respect to the employee's potential claim, Labor Code section 351 provides, “No Employer or agent shall collect, take or receive any gratuity or a part thereof that is paid, given to, or left for an employee by a patron…. Every gratuity is hereby declared to be the sole property of the employee or employees to whom it was paid, given, or left for.” The business can, however, practice "tip pooling." In Leighton v. Old Heidelberg, Ltd., tip pooling among employees was not prohibited by section 351 because the employer did not “collect, take, or receive” any part of a gratuity left by a customer, and did not credit tips or deduct tip income from employee wages. Employers must exclude any employees who direct the work of other employees from tip pools. Note: There may be contrary local ordinances that effectively prohibit tip pooling. If the employee believes that the employer has wrongly taken a portion of the tip for the employer or supervisors, the employee can file a complaint with the Labor Board, or file a lawsuit for conversion.
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