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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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  • Microsoft Teams
  • 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
2392 Questions Answered
Q. Can an insurance company ignore my request to settle a 998 offer? I am the defendant.
A: The decision to settle or litigate belongs to the insurance company. If it exposes you to a judgment in excess of your policy limit, it might be responsible to pay the entire amount. You should probably send the adjuster a letter, certified mail, demanding that it, alone, be responsible for any verdict, regardless of the policy limits, based upon its gamble.
Q. A train killed my dog. I live next to the train tracks. What can I do
A: How did the train conductor do anything wrong? You had an obligation to have your dog on a leash. The train wasn't invisible, you should have seen it before the whistle blew and moved your dog, which should have been on a leash.
Q. How do lawyers go about demands in wrongful death cases?
A: These questions should be answered by your attorney, who is paid for this information. However:

1. Insurance companies don't drop the ball and let their insureds fend for themselves. If that happened, it would be the best possible result for you because some serious consequences for the insurer would result, all to your benefit.

2. If the defendant's insurer has $50k, that is almost certainly what you are getting, minus fees and costs. There is no world in which a person carries $50k insurance limits, and also has $4.95m to pay a civil lawsuit.

3. Defendants frequently won't release their policy limits pre-litigation. Your attorney will simply file a lawsuit and the information is required to be disclosed. ... Read More
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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
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
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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