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Is There a Statute of Limitations on Car Damage in California?

If there’s one thing you don’t want to miss during your California car accident claim, it’s the statute of limitations. This is the legal term for “deadline for filing” in terms of civil claims (not car insurance claims). As in every state, there is a strict statute of limitations by which time a plaintiff, or… read more

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

After dealing with a personal injury, handling medical bills, talking to insurance companies, and taking time off work, you probably have one main question on your mind when it comes to your personal injury case: how much is it worth? Although there is no one answer to this question, you can get a better idea… read more

What To Do If A Drunk Driver is Ahead of You

There were 10,497 fatalities due to alcohol-induced car accidents in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Every 50 minutes, a person dies from an alcohol-related car crash, which adds up to 29 fatalities a day in the United States. Due to these frightening statistics, it is likely that you have or will face… read more

California Utility Company Is To Pay Out $2.5B for Wildfire Damage

A Northern California utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, will be liable for an estimated $2.5 billion due to its power lines which caused the fires that swept Northern California last October. PG&E said in an 8-K form filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that this charge is a low estimate of liability,… read more

Senate Bill 1030 in California Penalizes Distracted Driving in 2018

California lawmakers are getting serious about distracted driving. The state Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 1030, which if it becomes law, would make using a cell phone while driving a moving violation causing a point to be added to a driver’s record. Laws have been in place for banning the use of cell phones while… read more

Wildfire Trial Lawyers Investigate Cause of Lake County Pawnee Fire

Eric Ratinoff Law Corp and his team of Wildfire Trial Lawyers are investigating the cause of the Pawnee Fire that broke out in Lake County over the weekend. The Pawnee Fire is among a group of wildfires, including the Creek Fire, Lane Fire and Stoll Fire, which had already burned over 12,000 acres in Tehama, Shasta,… read more

What Are the Different Types of Negligence? 

Negligence is a central concept in every personal injury lawsuit. It’s crucial to not only understand the definition of negligence as it pertains to a personal injury case, but also the state’s laws and how they will influence the outcome of the case. Different states adhere to different negligence laws, so be sure to know… read more

5 Tips for Staying Safe on Your Boat This Summer

Summer is a fantastic time for boating, but it’s essential to remember a few best practices before heading out on any type of watercraft. Boating accidents in Sacramento can cause severe injuries and even fatalities from drowning. Taking the time to prepare before every boating trip can help minimize the chances of serious injuries or… read more

What Does Litigation Mean in an Injury Case?

In any Sacramento personal injury case, both parties want to settle the matter as quickly as possible. The majority of personal injury claims never make it past settlement negotiations after the initial complaint. The longer the case lasts, the more each side will have to spend in attorney’s fees, court filing fees, and other expenses…. read more

Bay Area Roads Are Becoming More Dangerous

Incidents of dangerous driving and motor vehicle accidents have risen over recent years in San Francisco, and the city is now the most dangerous city for driving in California with a fatality rate of 1.5 per 100,000 vehicle miles. San Francisco also has the second-highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the country, and the trend… read more