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Timeline of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

  • Jun 19 2020

Personal injury lawsuits are affected by many factors, differing from case to case. The extent of your injuries and cooperation between parties are two largely determining factors in how your case will advance.  

There is some consistency in the process, however, and relying on an experienced California personal injury attorney to handle the details while you recover is invaluable. 

Seek Medical Care

The first thing to do when injured in an accident is to seek medical attention.

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Teen Brain Development & The Impact On Safe Driving

  • Jun 16 2020

For many teens, driving is a rite of passage, signaling another step toward independence and maturity as they move toward their adult years.  

However, the growing rate of car accidents involving young drivers calls into question the safety of allowing teens behind the wheel. As statistics and California car accident attorneys can attest, teen drivers are more likely to be involved in car accidents than older drivers. 

Long thought to be a result of inexperience, teen driving accidents are now being linked to the underdeveloped teenage brain.

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What Is My Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?

  • Jun 12 2020

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in California, you should probably talk to a California motorcycle accident attorney to discuss how much your motorcycle accident case is worth. While every case is different, injuries resulting from motorcycle crashes are often severe and you may be entitled to compensation. 

Factors Affecting Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

When talking with an injury lawyer about filing a motorcycle accident claim, two important factors will be considered: liability and damages.

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Is a DUI Conviction Enough to Prove the Drunk Driver Is at Fault?

  • Jun 9 2020

A DUI conviction is not necessarily enough to prove that a drunk driver is at fault. A driver’s negligence must be the cause of an accident for the driver to be legally liable. It is possible for someone to get a DUI conviction from an accident that someone else caused. We understand that this can be confusing, but a California car accident lawyer can evaluate the facts of your case and determine who might be liable.

How Liability for a Car Accident Gets Determined

A person involved in a collision could be blatantly careless but not automatically be at fault if something else caused the accident.

What to do if You Injure Yourself on a Broken Public Sidewalk

  • Jun 5 2020

One minute you are out walking the dog, and the next thing that you know, you have stumbled on a broken section of the sidewalk. You land hard, suffering significant injuries. Whether you have broken bones, a back injury, or fall into the street and get struck by a car, the harm from falling due to an unrepaired sidewalk can be substantial.

If you got hurt on a defective area of a public sidewalk, a California slip and fall accident attorney can evaluate whether you might have a claim for compensation and determine who might have to pay money damages for your losses.

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Juul Nationwide Lawsuits Update

  • Jun 2 2020

Juul Labs Inc., which makes most of the e-cigarettes in the United States, is the subject of hundreds of lawsuits around the country. Originally, makers of e-cigs touted the devices as safer than traditional cigarettes, but there have been health and safety issues with this product.

If you or your underage child suffered side effects from vaping, a California Juul liability attorney can evaluate whether you might be eligible for money damages from the manufacturer. Here is an update on nationwide lawsuits against JUUL:

One of the most significant claims is that Juul targeted its marketing to minors.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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