Category Archives: Personal Injury

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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.


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,


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What is a Statute of Limitations, and Why Should You Care?

  • Jan 23 2020

When another party injures you, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. In many cases, recovering compensation begins by filing a claim with the insurance provider for the at-fault party. Many injury claims are settled with the insurance company. However, some claims cannot be settled outside of court. A California personal injury attorney may need to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation or damages. The statute of limitations that apply in your case could stop you from recovering compensation if you waited too long to consult an attorney about your case. 


J&Y Law Firm gives an overview of injuries and illnesses caused by vaping.

Vaping Sickness: Know Your Rights

  • Nov 21 2019

As of October 1, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report 1,080 lung injury cases related to vaping or e-cigarette use. Eighteen deaths have been confirmed in 15 states, including two deaths in California. Health officials are advising individuals to avoid vaping, regardless of whether they are using THC or nicotine products. The investigation into the cause of vaping sickness continues. Our California personal injury attorneys continue to monitor the developments closely concerning potential personal injury claims for vaping illnesses and vaping injuries.


J&Y Law Firm discusses what you should do if your child is injured at school.

What to Do If Your Child Is Injured at School

  • Nov 1 2019

Child injuries at school occur in a variety of ways. Many childhood injuries at school occur on the bus, during recess, while on a field trip, or because of another child. By the time a child begins school, most parents are accustomed to dealing with minor injuries from falls and other mishaps at home. However, that does not make it any easier to handle the situation when your child sustains an injury at school. What can help is learning about your child’s legal rights from an experienced California personal injury attorney


J&Y Law Firm discusses the best way to prevent hot car child deaths.

Preventing Hot Car Child Deaths

  • Aug 16 2019

As of the beginning of August 2019, 26 children have died in hot cars in the United States. An average of 38 children die each year because of vehicular heatstroke. A record of 53 children died in hot cars during 2018. In California, there have been 49 reported child heatstroke deaths in vehicles since 1998. No deaths have been reported in California in 2019, but three children died in hot cars last year.

A serious mistake caregivers and parents make is assuming that this tragedy could never happen to them.


J&Y Law Firm gives us 15 bicycle safety tips for this summer.

Preparing for Summer – 15 Tips for Staying Safe on a Bicycle

  • Jul 23 2019

Bicycling is a popular form of transportation and recreation in California. Many people ride their bicycles year-round in many areas of the state. However, bicycling seems to increase during the summer months when school is out for the summer break. Therefore, it is a good time for our California bicycle accident attorney to review some of the basic bicycle safety tips.

Bicycling Safety Tips to Keep You Safe

  • When you need to cross a roadway,

J&Y Law Firm discusses how you can appeal a verdict on a personal injury case.

Can I Appeal a Verdict in my Personal Injury Case?

  • Jul 15 2019

While most injury cases settle without going to court, a few cases proceed to trial. At the end of the trial, a jury decides the case based on the facts presented at trial and the law as explained to the jury by the judge. If you do not agree with the jury verdict, your California personal injury attorney discusses options with you for appealing the verdict.

Who Can Appeal a Personal Injury Verdict?

Both the plaintiff (the person who filed the lawsuit) and the defendant (the party sued) can appeal a verdict in a personal injury case.


J&Y Law discuss the best ways to settle on a personal injury case.

How Do You Reach a Settlement in a Personal Injury Case?

  • Jul 8 2019

When you are injured, you are usually not focused on a personal injury claim. You are focused on receiving medical care and discussing the possibility of permanent impairment with your physicians. However, at some point, your focus will turn to recovering compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages. A California personal injury attorney can evaluate your case to calculate the value of your injury claim and explain your legal rights. An attorney can also help you settle your personal injury claim for a fair amount.



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