In California, most civil actions, like personal injury, have a deadline to sue the defendant. This is called a Statute of Limitations. During Covid-19, the CA state courts were closed for some time and as a result there was an emergency rule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic extending all statutes of limitations and all […]
General Legal Matters
What court is the right court?
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 […]
What did the insurance adjuster mean?
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 […]
Do I need a lawyer?
This is my first post, so bear with me and the inevitable rookie mistakes. My name is Brett, and I’ve been a lawyer practicing in San Diego since 1998. I’m a solo practitioner (no staff, but a shared receptionist) which means I wear a lot of hats: lawyer, secretary, accountant and marketer. And that last […]