Posts From May, 2020

Mom helping her son with his burn injury.

Child Burn Injuries: What You Need to Know

  • May 21 2020

Child burn injuries can result in extreme pain, emotional trauma, and permanent disabilities. As a parent, your sole concern is for the health and wellbeing of your child. However, your child may be entitled to compensation if the burn injury was caused by negligence or wrongdoing. If you suspect another party’s negligence caused your child’s burn injury, contact our California personal injury attorneys to discuss the matter further.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries For Children

Burn injuries are the fifth most common cause of non-fatal injuries to children.

Woman on her laptop posting to social media

How Posting to Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

  • May 18 2020

Many people cannot get through the day without scrolling through and posting photographs and comments on social media, but doing so when you have a pending personal injury lawsuit can hurt your case. The defendant can use your postings against you to reduce the amount of compensation you get or to deny your claim entirely.

Usually, the best practice is to take a social media break until your damages claim gets resolved. It can also help if you ask your close friends and family not to post anything about the accident or you.

Woman touching her neck injury while worried about her taxes and personal injury settlement.

Is My Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

  • May 14 2020

If you are injured in an accident caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. You may be reimbursed for your medical expenses and loss of income, as well as compensate for your physical and emotional pain and suffering. A California personal injury attorney can help you file a claim with the insurance company for the at-fault party. Before settling your claim, discuss with your attorney whether any of the proceeds are taxable as income.

Will I Owe Taxes On My Personal Injury Settlement?

Man going to discuss his personal injury settlement with his attorney.

Can My Personal Injury Settlement Be Garnished?

  • May 11 2020

Personal injury or loss at the hands of someone else’s negligence can leave you emotionally, physically, and financially disadvantaged.  Often, loss of income and huge debts result. 

If you are pursuing a personal injury settlement through a California personal injury lawyer, or have already received settlement compensation, safeguarding those funds for future medical expenses, lost wages, and various other costs is vital.  

California, the Federal Government, and Your Injury Settlement

California personal injury attorneys are often asked,

Tesla at a charging station.

Tesla Autopilot Crash Update

  • May 7 2020

California ranks among the highest in auto-related injuries and fatalities in the United States. With millions of commuters on California roadways each day, car accidents are inevitable.  However, as statistics attest, the high number of drivers on the road is not the only problem.  Distracted driving and over-reliance on new auto-technologies are contributing to higher percentages of car accidents than ever before; together, they are a recipe for disaster.  

Tesla Auto Crash: A Case for California Personal Injury Attorneys

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Attorney and family discussing wrongful death claim.

Benefits of Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

  • May 4 2020

A wrongful death lawsuit arises when a family member dies because of the negligence or wrongful acts of another party. The lawsuit is a civil action that is separate and apart from any criminal charges filed against the party responsible for another person’s death. The civil lawsuit is not dependent upon a criminal case and may exist even though criminal charges are not filed or the party is acquitted of any criminal charges.

Situations and incidents that can result in a wrongful death claim include, but are not limited to,

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