What Is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims?

If you have been injured in an accident, time is of the essence. California, along with all other states, has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. A statute of limitations is, essentially, a time limit on the ability to bring legal action on a claim. A delay after an accident could…

Can You Appeal Your Personal Injury Case Decision?

Did your personal injury case go to trial and not turn out as you had hoped? While most personal injury cases settle outside of the courtroom, some go all the way to trial. Sometimes, the jury or judge does not return with a verdict favorable to the plaintiff. The verdict may deny the validity of…

What Is Gross Negligence?

Negligence plays a key role in most personal injury claims. The person whose negligent action or inaction is determined to have caused an accident resulting in injuries will be held accountable for compensating the injured party for his or her losses. More often than not, it is the insurance company for the at-fault party who…

What Happens at a Personal Injury Trial

Most personal injury cases end up settling before there is any need for a lawsuit to even be filed. In fact, a claim can settle even after a lawsuit has been filed and all the way up until the end of the case. An insurance company may be even more incentivized to settle before a…

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

Being injured in an accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else, whether it be a slip and fall, a car accident, or some other way, can be a difficult experience, to say the least. There will be the pain and frustrations associated with your injury. You may need extensive and invasive medical…

How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

Did you know that the State of California allows personal injury plaintiffs to receive compensation for pain and suffering damages? It’s true. Through a personal injury claim against a negligent party responsible for causing injury, an injury victim can pursue financial awards for both economic and non-economic damages. This is because California recognizes that pain…

What Is Whiplash?

If you have heard of whiplash, then it may be likely you heard it in the context of personal injury cases, an automobile crash, in particular. That is because whiplash is one of the most common injuries an accident will sustain if involved in a car crash. Whiplash can widely vary in terms of severity…

Can personal injury attorneys help me with my sexual abuse case?

Far more people suffer sexual abuse than is generally known. Because the offense has been a well-kept secret in families and institutions for generations, it has not, until relatively recently, been openly discussed or dealt with — so only its victims have been punished.  The recent #MeToo movement has empowered many survivors of sexual abuse…

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,…

Pedestrian Deaths Remain High in Los Angeles Despite Vision Zero Initiative

Why are pedestrian death rates so high in LA? The tragic death of a 91-year-old actor has once again called to light the growing problem of pedestrian safety in Los Angeles.  Orson Bean, who rose to fame in the 1950s and became a familiar face in a wide array of TV game shows and series,…