In California, dog bites are treated specially. California Civil Code Section 3342 says: ” The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the […]
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In California, Workers’ compensation benefits provide employees with the medical treatment you need to recover from your work related injury or illness. They also provide TTD which is compensation to partially replace the wages you lose while you are recovering, and can include other help you return to work such as training. If you are […]
After a collision, you may be contacted by an insurance adjuster who represents the other driver. They will often ask you about your injuries and want you to sign an authorization so they can get your medical records and ask you to give a recorded statement. People often assume that they have to do this. […]
When it comes to personal injury claims (e.g. dog bites, car accidents), there are many factors that determine how to get the best result. One claims are relatively minor (fender bender with pain for a couple weeks and minimal chiropractic bills). These claims, if not settled favorably with the insurance adjuster, are often best resolved […]
Finding the right lawyer can be tough! Your lawyer should have experience with your type of case. Your lawyer should have a track record of success. Your lawyer should have the respect of his or her peers. Your lawyer should be willing and able to fight vigorously for your interests while acting with solid ethics […]
Only if a claim with the insurance company does not yield a significant offer of settlement. And, only after consultation with you regarding what the requirements and ramifications are when we file a lawsuit.
Yes. If you’ve been injured, you have the potential to receive “compensatory damages” –money to compensate you for: Medical bills Lost earnings Pain and suffering Any resulting physical disability, disfigurement, or scarring Emotional distress Mental disability Property damage In rare cases, you might also be able to win “punitive damages” – money that a judge […]
First, to determine if you have an injury claim, determine if you have been physically injured. Have you been to the doctor or a hospital? If you have been treated by a medical provider they would likely verify that you were injured. Next, ask did some other person or entity cause your injury?
First things first: take care of your injuries. Seek medical attention at the hospital or from qualified physicians. Your health is the most important thing you have – don’t neglect it. Once you have sought treatment and you know you have an injury, you should call an attorney. In California, in most cases, you have […]
I frequently get calls where a prospective client tells me something the insurance adjuster for the other side said to them. And people are often confused and misunderstand. So I’m going to clarify a few terms and phrases so you better understand what the adjuster is telling you. First off, some background about insurance companies […]