Category Archives: Personal Injury

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What You Should Know About Workers’ Compensation

  • Sep 30 2018

On the job injuries are far too common in California. While most people have heard of workers’ compensation, many people do not understand how it works or what it can do for them. If you are considering filing for a Workers’ Compensation case in California because of a work-related injury, there are several things you will want to think about and discuss with a skilled workers’ compensation attorney, like our talented attorneys at J&Y Law.

If You Truly Are Able to Go Back to Work, You Should.


Serious Reaction to a Medication? Here’s When You Can Sue

  • Sep 19 2018

Medicine is supposed to make us feel better, not worse. Unfortunately, it is far too common for people to suffer serious reactions to prescribed medications. Read on to learn more about how the skilled California personal injury attorneys at J&Y Law get justice for victims of injuries caused by medication.

Myth: It’s Your Body’s Fault If You Have a Serious Reaction

Many people mistakenly think that if they have a serious reaction to medication they cannot sue,

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Will Insurance Cover My Injury?

  • Sep 17 2018

If you are injured in California, you have several options for getting the costs associated with your injury covered by insurance. At J&Y Law, we routinely are asked questions from our clients about whether insurance will cover their injuries or whether they will be forced to pay for the costs of their injury out of pocket. Read on to learn more about the many ways insurance can cover the costs associated with your injury.

What Are the Different Types of Insurance That Can Cover My Injury?

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The Truth About “Frivolous” Claims

  • Sep 14 2018

If you have ever brought a personal injury lawsuit, or if you are considering bringing a personal injury lawsuit, you may have faced criticism from others who argue that your lawsuit is “frivolous.” This term gets thrown around a lot when it comes to lawsuits, and it is understandable that there is some confusion about what is and is not a frivolous lawsuit. You should never let anyone discourage you from pursuing the justice you deserve for your injury, so read on to learn more about what a frivolous claim is—and is not.

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Can You Sue When if You Are Injured by a Minor?

  • Aug 31 2018

Adults have the experience and capacity to appreciate the potential harm resulting from their actions, and if they choose to intentionally harm someone or put someone at risk with their actions they should be held accountable for that behavior. What happens, however, when your injury is caused by a minor? Many people are uncertain if they can sue in these situations, as well as who can be held liable for the minor’s behavior. Read on to learn about your options in these situations.

Can a Minor Ever be Held Accountable for Causing an Injury?

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Can You Sue if You’re Partially at Fault for Your Injury?

  • Aug 26 2018

From a young age, most of us are told that we need to take responsibility for our actions. While this is generally a good character trait to have, you shouldn’t let it prevent you from holding others accountable with their actions cause you harm. It is a common misconception that, if you somehow contributed to an injury you suffered at the hands of someone else, that you cannot legally hold them accountable. You can hold them accountable, and you deserve compensation for your injuries.

How Are Damages Allocated Under the Law When Multiple Parties Are at Fault?

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What Does “Negligence” Mean and When Can You Sue for Negligence?

  • Aug 25 2018

You may have seen or heard California personal injury lawyers use the word “negligent” to describe someone’s actions or the circumstances of claim. What is negligence, exactly, and when can you sue for it?

What is Negligence?

When California lawyers use the word negligence, they are describing the intent behind conduct that gave rise to an injury. Under California law, people can act with different kinds of intent when they cause personal injury to others. A person can act purposefully,

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Getting Justice When Your Privacy is Invaded

  • Aug 21 2018

We live in a digital, interconnected world where privacy increasingly feels like a relic of a bygone era. However, privacy laws exist for a reason, and even though social media platforms may have changed the way we see share our information, the law still requires other people to respect your personal boundaries. When your privacy is invaded and personal information about you is disclosed, you do not have to suffer in silence. You have legal options which allow you to seek the justice you deserve.

What Are Some Examples of Invasion of Privacy?

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What Can I Do if I’ve Been Defamed?

  • Aug 17 2018

When most people think of personal injury, they think of a physical injury. An intentional injury to your reputation is also a personal injury, however, even if it does not result in physical harm to your person. If you have been defamed, you have the option of seeking damages against the party who harmed you.

What is Defamation?

Defamation occurs when someone makes false statements about your reputation that result in damage to your reputation. Under California law, defamation can take the form of libel or slander.

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When Is Interfering With Business a Personal Injury?

  • Aug 15 2018

If a California business competitor intentionally tarnishes your professional reputation, or if they do something that interferes with a business contract you have, is that a personal injury? You might be surprised to learn that in many situations it is! While most people think that personal injury claims need to involve physical harm, that is not always the case. Read on to learn more about how you can sue for personal injury to your California business opportunities.

Intentional Interference With a Contract and Inducing Breach of Contract

California law punishes unfair business practice known as “Intentional Interference With a Contract” and “Inducing Breach of Conduct.” The two are closely related,

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