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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

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

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

Black Friday Death and Injury Count 

Posted in Personal Injury on January 28, 2019

Black Friday falls on the day after Thanksgiving and marks a day of low prices and mega-sales for shoppers. Every year, millions of shoppers hit stores throughout the world to start on their holiday shopping or get deals on electronics, appliances, and other goods. Unfortunately, the popularity of the holiday has escalated into such chaos… read more

6 Important Questions to Ask Your Attorney

Posted in Personal Injury on January 25, 2019

Most personal injury lawyers offer free consultations or case evaluations to give a potential client the opportunity to learn more about a case without paying anything upfront. The questions a client asks during this initial step can yield important information for the rest of the process. Knowing what to ask your attorney during your first… read more

California Car Accident Statistics 2018

Posted in Car Accident,News,Personal Injury on January 22, 2019

Car accidents take the lives of Californians every day. Distracted and negligent drivers strike other vehicles and pedestrians, contributing to the annual death toll. California’s large population makes it the state with the highest number of car accidents, injuries, and deaths each year. Focusing too heavily on car accident statistics can make drivers feel like… read more

Who Is at Fault in a Lane-Splitting Accident in California?

Posted in Motorcycle Accidents,California Law,Personal Injury on December 31, 2018

California is the first state to permit lane-splitting or the act of a motorcycle riding between two lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. As such, it has been a pioneer state in terms of what works and what does not with lane-splitting. Lane-splitting accidents have become an increasing issue since the legislative change… read more

4 Reasons An Injury Lawyer May Not Take Your Case

Posted in Personal Injury on December 27, 2018

Hiring a personal injury lawyer typically is not as easy as calling the first one you find online, getting an appointment, and receiving an offer for representation. Many personal injury firms only take a limited number of clients to better focus their attention on each case. Others look for specific things in cases they take,… read more

Defective Guardrail Accidents

Posted in Product Defect,Personal Injury on December 24, 2018

Collisions between vehicles and guardrails are common on California highways. Drivers may collide with guardrails if they lose control of their vehicles, such as while hydroplaning or in a vehicle accident. The purpose of a guardrail is to absorb the impact of an accident, helping a vehicle slow down or lose its velocity. It is… read more

What Are the Most Common Road Hazards for Drivers?

Posted in Car Accident,Personal Injury on December 13, 2018

All drivers will encounter at least one roadway hazard in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, not all will be able to avoid them or escape collisions. In 2017, over 3,500 Californians lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents. Road hazards can cause thousands of dollars in damages for victims and their families. Preventing accidents and injuries takes… read more

Who’s at Fault in a Multiple-Car Accident?

Posted in Truck Accidents,Car Accident,Personal Injury on October 16, 2018

Although single-vehicle accidents make up a large percentage of crashes each year, may involve more than one car. In 2016, multiple-vehicle crashes took 1,560 lives in the state of California. Determining fault and liability for a multiple-car accident can be more difficult than in standard crashes due to the number of people involved. It can… read more

How to Find Out If Someone Has Car Insurance

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on September 25, 2018

Just because it’s mandatory to carry car insurance in the state of California does not mean every driver will obey the law. In fact, hundreds of uninsured and underinsured drivers are on the roads right now. Driving without insurance isn’t just a crime – it’s unfair to the law-abiding citizens who end up dealing with… read more

What Happens After a Deposition?

Posted in Personal Injury on September 23, 2018

Many court cases will require depositions of key witnesses during the discovery process. A deposition refers to an official interview of a witness to learn more about the case. In general, depositions involve one party interviewing the other party’s witnesses to find out what they know. If you get called into a deposition, you may… read more

What Are the Bicycle Helmet Laws in California?

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,California Law,Personal Injury on September 20, 2018

The Golden State offers gorgeous landscapes, views of the Pacific Ocean, natural terrain and year-round perfect weather. As a result, thousands of bicyclists use California roads all months of the year. Whether you’re a California resident who takes a bicycle to work or just planning to visit the state for a bike race or excursion,… read more

Driving Without a License in California

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on September 19, 2018

You must have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit to legally operate a motor vehicle in the state of California. California Vehicle Code Section 12500 states that a person must hold a valid license to drive a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or motorized bicycle on a highway. Going against this code is a traffic violation… read more

What Is the Minimum Car Insurance Coverage in California?

Posted in Car Accident,Personal Injury on September 18, 2018

All states require drivers to carry certain minimum auto insurance levels to legally operate motor vehicles. Auto insurance will provide monetary coverage in the event of a car accident. The types and amounts of coverage depend on the policy type the holder has purchased. Drivers can carry as much extra insurance as they wish, but… read more

2018 Top Causes of Distracted Driving

Posted in Car Accident,Personal Injury on August 3, 2018

There are more than 102 fatal car accidents every day in the United States, and about nine of these daily fatalities occur due to completely preventable distracted driving. Driving hinges strongly on muscle memory and millions of Americans drive every day out of necessity, causing some to fall into complacency and false sense of security… read more

Lime Bikes: Revolutionary or Public Hazard?

Posted in News,Personal Injury on August 2, 2018

Bike-sharing programs have become increasingly popular all over the world. While they offer an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional public transportation or driving, they are also causing problems in many metropolitan areas. The practice has reached epidemic levels in China in recent years with more than two million for-hire bicycles in Beijing alone, causing enormous… read more

Who Is Liable for Injuries Caused by Electric Bird Scooters?

Posted in Pedestrian Accidents,Personal Injury on August 1, 2018

A recent phenomenon to hit the Los Angeles area is the proliferation of rideshare scooters. Apps like “Bird” allow a user to pay per minute to rent a Bird scooter, and once he or she arrives at the destination, the user simply leaves the Bird scooter on the ground for another user. After a ride,… read more

Common Sports Injuries of 2018

Posted in Personal Injury on July 31, 2018

Sports injuries are especially common during the summer months when Americans of all ages enjoy the outdoors, recreational sports, and league play. Regardless of whether you simply exercise regularly or play competitive sports in an organized league, knowing the hazards of sports injuries and taking proper precautions can help you prevent serious sports injuries this… read more

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