Posts From November, 2020

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4 Common Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident

  • Nov 17 2020

If you got hurt in a car accident in California, you might make the mistake of trying to resolve your injury claim without a personal injury lawyer on your side. You might think that you cannot afford to hire an attorney to handle your case.

Personal injury lawyers generally handle car accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that they get paid at the end of the case, out of the settlement proceeds or award. You should not have any upfront expenses for litigation costs or attorney fees.

Three Things You Should Know About Interrogatories

  • Nov 15 2020

Unless you have been a party in a lawsuit before, you probably do not know what interrogatories are. First of all, it is not a live interrogation. Interrogatories are written questions that you have to respond to in writing, under oath. A California personal injury attorney can guide you through the process of responding to interrogatories.

Interrogatories happen during the discovery stage of a lawsuit, before trial. You might also have to provide documents and have your deposition taken. In a deposition,

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What Happens If the Car Who Hit Me Had No Insurance?

  • Nov 10 2020

The aftermath of a California car accident can be extremely disruptive to its victims. Often, involved parties must contend with damaged or unrepairable vehicles and sometimes mild to perhaps life-threatening injuries.

Fortunately, in most cases, car accident victims can receive compensation for their property and personal injury losses through auto-insurance settlements. But when you learn of California’s high rate of uninsured drivers, you might be left wondering, “What happens if the car who hit me had no insurance?”

California Car accident attorneys are all too familiar with this scenario. 

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Can You Recover More Than the Insurance Policy Limits After a Car Accident?

  • Nov 8 2020

California law entitles car accident victims to seek damages for their injuries against at-fault parties. When a victim files a claim for damages, it is often the at-fault party’s insurance company that settles the claim and pays compensation to the victim according to policy limits. 

What happens when the claim award exceeds the insurance policy limits?  Can you recover more than the insurance policy limits after a car accident?  The short answer is yes, you can. It is not easy, and you will need an experienced and savvy California car accident attorney to navigate the claim on your behalf. 


How Can Pedestrians Avoid Accidents?

  • Nov 3 2020

When a truck hits a pedestrian, the walker can suffer devastating or fatal injuries. Almost everyone eventually has to be on foot on a sidewalk, near a road, or crossing a street. While many people stroll along with no apparent sense of danger, many pedestrians lose their lives or become permanently disabled because of a truck accident.

We offer some tips on how pedestrians can avoid accidents. Even if you follow these suggestions, however, it is possible to get injured due to someone else’s negligence. In that unfortunate situation,

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How Can Truck Accidents Be Prevented?

  • Nov 1 2020

Truck accidents have high rates of severe and fatal injuries, so the best thing to do is avoiding getting into one. As Ben Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” 

Unfortunately, despite the best of intentions, truck accidents still happen. If you got hurt in a truck accident that was not your fault, a California truck accident attorney could help you hold the negligent party accountable for your losses.

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