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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
  • 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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1217 Questions Answered

Q. If someone ran over my dog and it wasn't registered. What could I do about it? Please response when you can. Thank you.
A: You can sue in Small Claims for the value of the dog based upon negligence of the driver. However, if your dog was off leash and running in the street, expect any claim to be reduced by your proportion of comparative fault, which will be extensive.
Q. Can a dealer sell me a new fifth wheel without disclosing to me it was a prototype at the factory? I can't resell it now
A: It's unclear why you can't sell it. However, you should consult with WA consumer rights attorneys. You can also file a complaint with the WA DMV. https://www.dol.wa.gov/business/vehiclevesseldealer/dlrcomplaint.html
Q. Can I be locked up for a bench warrant over 2years I didn't was issued
A: It's possible that an attorney could get the warrant recalled and the case against you back on track. Get a consultation with an attorney.
Q. Is it considered theft if someone finds a lost dog and doesn't follow protocol to find the owner of the dog?
A: Report him to the police. They will determine if there is evidence of theft, or of selling stolen property. Sue him for the value of the dog in Small Claims Court and for an order to disclose the identity of the person to whom the dog was sold. He was required by statute to notify the owner within a reasonable time and apparently did not take any action to do so. Civil Code ยง 2080. Duties of finder Any person who finds a thing lost is not bound to take charge of it, unless the person is otherwise required to do so by contract or law, but when the person does take charge of it he or she is thenceforward a depositary for the owner, with the rights and obligations of a depositary for hire. Any person or any public or private entity that finds and takes possession of any money, goods, things in action, or other personal property, or saves any domestic animal from harm, neglect, drowning, or starvation, shall, within a reasonable time, inform the owner, if known, and make restitution without compensation, except a reasonable charge for saving and taking care of the property. Any person who takes possession of a live domestic animal shall provide for humane treatment of the animal. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=2080.&lawCode=CIV If you sue, bring all evidence that the dog is yours, along with some kind of proof of value (receipts, offers for sale of similar dogs, etc.). Plaintiff's Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court; Form SC-100 (Lawsuit for monetary damages) Request for Court Order and Answer; Form SC-105 (Request for Return of Property, filed with SC-100) Order on Request for Court Order; Form SC-105A Proof of Service; Form SC-104 http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm?filter=SC No guaranties that these are the appropriate forms or that a Small Claims Judge will rule in your favor.
Q. currently i work for Goodyear my hours are from 8 am to 6 pm 6 days a week but they only pay me for 49 hrs
A: You can file a complaint with the Dept. of Labor: https://www.dol.gov/whd/howtofilecomplaint.htm You can file a complaint with the State of California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileWageClaim.htm https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Forms/Wage/English.pdf
Q. Please help!! My dog may have been abandoned by the family that adopted her from me. Can I sue them for that?
A: You can report them to law enforcement for animal cruelty. I don't know how that would be proven since they could argue that the dog simply ran away versus being abandoned. Refusal to drink water doesn't make any sense unless she has a mouth injury, urinary tract infection or rabies. I wouldn't keep the dog in my home until she was cleared. As for a lawsuit, if you had a contract for them to take in the dog but return it to you in the event that the dog was not appropriate for that environment, and they breached the contract by abandoning the dog, you could theoretically sue in Small Claims for the veterinary bills. You still have the problem of proving abandonment versus simply running away, though. If the dog ran away, they didn't breach the contract.
Q. Is a California payday loan lender allowed to directly post a collection to my credit file?
A: Yes, Small Businesses can report delinquent accounts directly to credit bureaus, if they are members of the service and have paid the fees.
Q. Can Kaiser hospital Psyc department deny a patient who has dual diagnosis one on one psycho therapy?
A: This is a medical question and should be directed to the psychotherapists and whether the treatment program meets the standard of care in the community.
Q. hi i want to sue my county and i need a lawyer to help me do so
A: You haven't posted any facts about how the County injured you, so no lawyer can give you any advice about how to proceed. I can virtually guarantee that you cannot successfully sue the County for domestic violence. One has to really stretch to imagine a situation in which the County would be guilty of domestic violence.
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