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California Bike Laws 2018

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,California Law on June 15, 2019

Riding a bicycle safely in California takes complying with all applicable rules, laws, and regulations. It is up to all bikers to understand and obey traffic rules that apply to them before hitting the road. It is up to motor vehicle drivers to respect bicyclists and to operate safely around them according to state laws…. read more

Steps To Take After a Hit-and-Run in California

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on June 13, 2019

In California, it is against the law to leave the scene of a car accident without fulfilling a driver’s duties of care. These duties include stopping at the scene, swapping information with the other driver, and calling the police to report the accident, if applicable. To breach these duties is to commit the crime of… read more

How To Prove Wrongful Death in California?

Posted in Personal Injury on June 11, 2019

Wrongful death occurs when someone’s neglect or wrongful act causes another person’s death, according to the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.60. As in a personal injury case, it will be the claimant’s responsibility to prove wrongful death through a preponderance of evidence in a civil claim. Proving wrongful death in California will take presenting… read more

What Is The Average Settlement For Back Injury in California?

Posted in Motorcycle Accidents,Bicycle Accidents,Truck Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Car Accident,Personal Injury,Uncategorized on June 9, 2019

Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries are common in many different accidents, including car crashes, falls, and workplace incidents. A serious back injury can cause chronic pain and permanent disability. A back injury could prevent an individual from returning to his or her place of work. It can also cause intangible losses such as being… read more

How To Maximize Your Personal Injury Settlement in California

Posted in California Law,Truck Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Car Accident,Personal Injury on June 7, 2019

A personal injury settlement is a financial award you may be able to receive after another person or entity negligently or intentionally causes harm. A settlement is an agreement you and the defendant (and often the defendant’s insurer) come to, without needing to take the case to court. As a claimant, it is up to… read more

Can You Sue for PTSD After an Accident in El Cajon?

Posted in California Law,Personal Injury on June 5, 2019

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental condition that can have debilitating symptoms. Someone may develop PTSD after living through or witnessing a traumatic accident, such as a catastrophic car accident. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of pain and suffering damage under California law. It may be possible to hold someone else responsible… read more

How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement in California

Posted in California Law,Truck Accidents,Car Accident,Personal Injury on May 16, 2019

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury claims in California, with tens of thousands of drivers filing insurance claims and taking legal action for accidents every year. If you expect to file an insurance claim or lawsuit for a recent car accident, you should have some idea of what to… read more

What to Expect Physically After a Car Accident in El Cajon

Posted in Truck Accidents,Car Accident,Personal Injury on May 9, 2019

A car accident can be a stressful and traumatic experience, and many people who walk away from car accidents seemingly unscathed find themselves unable to get out of bed the next day. Even when a car accident does not cause acute, traumatic injuries, victims can still experience a wide range of possible medical complications in… read more

How to Settle a Car Accident Claim Without a Lawyer

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on May 8, 2019

It is possible, although difficult, to handle some legal matters on your own without hiring a personal injury attorney in El Cajon. The vast majority of car accident claims are relatively small, and these small accident claims rarely proceed to trial. It is generally in the best interest of everyone involved to settle the matter… read more

How Much Can I Sue for Emotional Distress?

Posted in Personal Injury on April 25, 2019

When one party causes injuries and economic damages to another party, the injured party typically has the option of taking legal action against the responsible party. In most injury claims, the damages are tangible, physical injuries. These injuries may result in emotional distress, and the plaintiff would likely receive compensation for non-physical damages like emotional… read more

Does Bodily Injury Include Death?

Posted in Personal Injury on April 24, 2019

“Bodily injury” is a commonly seen term in insurance documents and legal proceedings, but the definition is quite specific. A bodily injury refers to any physical illness or injury sustained by a person, including death if the death resulted from a physical illness or injury. Most commercial liability policies include verbiage referring to bodily injury,… read more

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable in California?

Posted in California Law,Personal Injury on April 23, 2019

Whenever an American citizen receives any kind of substantial windfall there is a high probability that individual will incur a sizeable tax burden on the proceeds he or she earned. This includes lottery winnings, some types of inheritances, and even legal settlements and cash awards. However, federal and state laws exist that prevent excessive taxation… read more

How Do Lawyers Get Paid If They Lose a Case?

Posted in Personal Injury on April 22, 2019

Losing a lawsuit is a challenging issue for clients and attorneys alike; a lost cause is not only demoralizing but may also lead to financial hardships for both parties. The vast majority of personal injury attorneys face an especially high risk due to their contingency fee policies; if a client loses, the attorney may not… read more

How Much Do Lawyers Take Away From Settlements?

Posted in California Law,Personal Injury on April 19, 2019

The assumed high cost of legal fees very often deters some people from seeking legal counsel when they need it the most. Legal representation can be very expensive, especially for difficult cases requiring lots of time and attention. When attorneys use traditional billing methods and charge clients for time spent working on their cases, those… read more

How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted in Personal Injury on April 18, 2019

The vast majority of Americans will eventually need the legal services of a personal injury attorney in 2019. When one party injures another due to negligence, the injured party has the right to seek recovery for the damages. A personal injury attorney can be a fantastic asset for handling any type of civil claim for damages… read more

Do I Need a Lawyer in California?

Posted in Personal Injury on April 12, 2019

Personal injury lawsuits allow injured people to recover their losses resulting from other parties’ negligence. Each state upholds unique laws pertaining to personal injury lawsuits, and most aim to limit the number of frivolous lawsuits eating up court system time and resources while at the same time ensuring parties with legitimate claims have open avenues… read more

Legal Settlement Check Process

Posted in Personal Injury on March 16, 2019

If you have reached the end of your personal injury claims process, you are likely anticipating the arrival of your personal injury settlement check. While the amount of time it will take for you to receive your check will vary, your check will have to undergo a structured process to make sure everything is in… read more

Who Pays Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

Posted in California Law,Car Accident on March 15, 2019

If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you will likely have to receive ongoing medical treatment until you recover. As a result, you will have to pay for thousands of dollars in medical expenses. These costs may include doctor’s visit fees, hospitalization costs, medications, surgeries, physical therapy, and mobility equipment, just to name a… read more

What Is It Called When a Lawyer Only Gets Paid If He Wins?

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on March 14, 2019

If you suffer from a personal injury in California, you may wonder what your legal options are, especially if you do not have the funds to pay expensive legal fees. In fact, many people refrain from pursuing legal action because they believe they cannot possibly afford an attorney out of pocket. However, many law firms… read more

What Is a Personal Injury Trust?

Posted in California Law,Personal Injury on March 13, 2019

After you suffer an injury and file a personal injury lawsuit, you may receive a substantial amount of money as a settlement. The court usually makes these awards to compensate for certain expenses related to your injuries, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You want to keep these… read more

What Are Punitive Damages?

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on March 12, 2019

When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you reach a settlement that awards you with funds as compensation for the losses you sustained. The most common types of damages are economic damages, which include expenses such as lost wages and medical expenses, and noneconomic damages, which cover pain and suffering and emotional anguish. However, you… read more

Are Personal Injury Settlements Considered Income?

Posted in Personal Injury on March 11, 2019

When you receive a settlement in your personal injury case, you may wonder if any strings are attached to your agreement. Specifically, many victims of personal injury wonder if they have to pay taxes on their settlement and if the funds they receive are truly enough to compensate for their losses. The IRS outlines several… read more

Can I Reopen My Personal Injury Case?

Posted in California Law,Personal Injury on February 21, 2019

After you have settled your personal injury case, you may experience new symptoms of your existing injuries or notice new injuries you believe stemmed from your accident. Or, you may not feel satisfied with your settlement amount. Can you reopen a personal injury case once it is settled? What Does Settlement Mean? In legal terms,… read more

Who Does Personal Injury Protection Cover?

Posted in Car Accident,Personal Injury on February 19, 2019

Insurance coverage can be a complicated discussion. Certainly, you want to purchase all the state-mandatory coverages with the mandatory minimums. However, there are other coverages that may prove beneficial as well. Is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) mandatory in California? More importantly, who or what does it cover? What Is Personal Injury Protection? In no-fault states,… read more

Will a Settlement Affect SSDI and SSI?

Posted in Personal Injury on February 17, 2019

When you are involved in a personal injury accident, the last thing you want to worry about is how the settlement you need to pay your medical bills will affect the income you need to pay for daily life. However, it is a very real concern. How can settlements affect the major aid programs for… read more

Can You Sue for PTSD From a Car Accident?

Posted in California Law,Personal Injury on February 15, 2019

It is no secret that car accidents can be traumatic. Some people experiencing the most severe car accidents have long held that the accident itself led to post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. What is PTSD? Can you get it from a car accident? More importantly, can you sue if you experience PTSD as a result… read more

Do You Have to Report Minor Accidents to the Police?

Posted in California Law,Car Accident on February 13, 2019

It is never a good time for a car accident, but it seems that those minor fender benders always happen when you are in a rush to get somewhere. What’s more, accident reports may mean you run the risk of a traffic ticket, charges, and a higher insurance premium. Do you really have to report… read more

San Diego City Council Committee Drafts Initial Electric Scooter Regulations

Posted in Electric Scooter Accidents,San Diego News on February 11, 2019

The rise in electric scooters brought with it a rise in scooter-related injuries and concern that a lack of regulation led to further injuries. In late 2018, the San Diego City Council met to discuss regulations, some of which could take effect in early 2019. Statewide Regulations The beginning of 2019 saw an update in… read more

San Diego EMS Trauma Report Summary

Posted in San Diego News,Motorcycle Accidents,Car Accident,News,Personal Injury on February 8, 2019

Each year, the San Diego Emergency Medical Services releases a trauma report summary, detailing instances of trauma in San Diego County. The most recent report, for the year 2016, provides us with a great look at the number of accidents, emergency room visits, and more that took place. The report can help us get a… read more

6 Safety Tips for Driving Safely This Season 

Posted in Car Accident on January 29, 2019

Driving safely should be a priority year-round, but winter and the holidays can be particularly dangerous times for California drivers. Vacations in new places, crowded roads, and the effects cold weather has on vehicles can all increase the odds of a crash. A car accident could lead to spending the rest of the season in… read more

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