Who Pays in a Rideshare Accident?
Rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. The services, referred to as transportation network companies (TNCs), connect passengers with independent drivers. The rapid growth of these companies and their customer bases has also led to an increase of rideshare accidents. Like in any other type of […]
Is it Dangerous to Move Immediately After a Car Accident?
It is extremely dangerous to move someone immediately after a car accident if there is a possibility that the person has a spinal cord injury. Moving a person with an injured spinal cord could worsen the damage to the spinal cord, which could cause paralysis or death. A partially-cut spinal cord could become severed entirely, […]
10 Dangers Seniors Face Following Slip and Fall Accidents
After getting hurt in a slip and fall accident, many seniors find that their lives will never be the same as before. The experience can change things, including what the older adult is able to do and what he wants to do. A California slip and fall attorney can help you go after compensation if […]
Your Personal Injury Case and Court Reopenings in California
What can I do to move my case along now that courts are reopening? During the months of March and April, most courthouses in California closed to all but critical matters and trials were suspended. Some cases continued to be heard through telephonic court appearances, while other hearings were delayed until the courts reopened. Now, […]
Updates on the Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash
Will the family members of those killed in the California helicopter crash receive a settlement? It has now been nearly four months since basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in California. Investigations into the cause of the accident are still ongoing and answers remain limited. […]
Damages in a Los Angeles Wrongful Death Case
Can I recover punitive damages in a California wrongful death action? The death of a loved one under any circumstances is heartbreaking, but the loss of a family member due to the negligence of someone else can be all the more tragic. Wrongful death claims can be filed by the relatives of a person killed […]
Five Things to Know About Truck Accident Settlements
If you got hurt in a truck accident, you might have questions about how settlements work. The liability insurer of the at-fault party might be trying to get you to settle your claim. A claims adjuster will likely contact you and try to find out how little it will take to get you to resolve […]
What Are the Potential Long-Term Effects of a Head Injury?
You might think that everything will be back to normal after you complete the treatment your doctor ordered for your head injury, but there are potential long-term effects of head injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can include a mild concussion to a skull fracture or penetration of the skull, and everything in-between. Because head injuries […]
Car Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
Can I file a personal injury claim against the drunk driver who hit me even if the driver was not arrested? Despite harsh criminal penalties and decades of anti-drinking and driving campaigns, drunk driving remains a top cause of injuries and deaths nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 300,000 Americans […]
How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?
If you got injured in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s carelessness, you might wonder how much compensation you can collect for your losses. There is no set amount for motorcycle accident settlements. A California motorcycle accident attorney will have to talk to you and investigate your case before determining the monetary value of […]
What to Expect During a Truck Accident Settlement
If you got hurt in a truck crash, you probably have many questions, including what will happen when you get to the point of negotiating with the at-fault party’s liability insurance carrier for payment of your losses. Every case is different, but there are things that tend to happen in most claim procedures. The law […]
Most Common Spinal Cord Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents
A spinal cord injury from a car accident can be complete or incomplete and can cause paralysis and changes in sensation and body functions. The law does not force you to work with a lawyer on your claim, but if you sustained a spinal cord injury, working with a California car accident attorney can be […]