Category Archives: Personal Injury

What Are Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

  • Mar 20 2021

Chances are, if you’ve been injured in a California personal injury accident, you are suffering a financial burden as a result. The best way to recover expenses and monetary losses after an injury accident is with the help of a personal injury lawyer.

Whether you were injured in a car crash, slip and fall, or other personal injury accident, you need to reach out to an experienced California personal injury attorney regarding your rights to financial compensation, including the recovery of economic damages.


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California RV Accident Lawsuits

  • Feb 1 2021

Recent statistics support RVing as an increasingly popular means of travel among Americans. It is reported that nearly 11% of American households now own an RV.  

And, as the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders begin to lift, those with access to RVs are setting out across the beautiful American countryside, many of them California-bound.

With every good thing, however, comes concerns. RVs are less stable and more challenging to handle than passenger cars, resulting in severe injuries if involved in a crash.


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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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Filing a Lawsuit

  • Oct 22 2020

Lawsuits are complicated by rules and regulations, and can quickly become protracted, costly legal battles bearing heavy emotional and financial burdens to the parties involved. This is especially true in congested California courts. 

If you are considering legal action, California personal injury attorneys advise there may be things you don’t know about filing a lawsuit, but which may prove helpful as you move through the process.  

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Filing a Lawsuit in California

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Should I Try to Settle My Personal Injury Case Myself?

  • Sep 17 2020

Are you a California resident who has suffered a personal injury? Do you have plans to file a claim against an insurance company?  You may be wondering, “Should I try to settle my personal injury case myself”?

Insurance companies know that very few people have the knowledge or patience required to battle during a personal injury claim effectively. As a result, insurance companies often prolong the claims process, using various tactics to exhaust the claimant’s energies and financial resources. They count on frustrated claimants accepting reduced compensation or giving up the fight against a denied claim altogether.


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What to Expect During a Personal Injury Deposition

  • Sep 10 2020

Suppose you’ve been injured in California and seek compensation from a negligent party. In that case, you may find yourself embroiled in an extensive claims process that might eventually end up in the courtroom. It’s important you rely on a knowledgeable, experienced California personal injury attorney to guide you through the process.

As your personal injury lawsuit unfolds, your attorney will advise you about what to expect from the process, including being deposed by the other party. The mere thought of being questioned by opposing counsel is enough to elevate your stress and anxiety.


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How Can a Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Bankruptcy?

  • Aug 21 2020

If you have been injured in a California personal injury accident, you have the right to file a claim for damages against the negligent party. Any compensation awarded will help offset immediate and future expenses and lost wages.

However, personal injury claims take time to settle, leaving you burdened by unpaid debt and perhaps seeking bankruptcy relief. You may find yourself overwhelmed and wondering, “How can a personal injury settlement affect my bankruptcy”? 

If you are juggling a personal injury claim and bankruptcy,


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Seven Reasons a California Personal Injury Attorney Might Refuse Your Case

  • Jul 9 2020

It can be very frustrating for an attorney to tell you that he is not going to take your case. However, the attorney may have a valid reason for refusing your case. A California personal injury attorney must consider several factors when deciding whether to accept a case. In some cases, the attorney may need to conduct further investigation to determine if the attorney wants to accept or refuse your case.

Reasons Why An Attorney May Not Take Your Personal Injury Case

Some of the reasons why an attorney may refuse to represent you regarding your accident or injury include,


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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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