Should I Post to Social Media About My Car Accident?

Social media is great for keeping in touch with family and friends and staying in-the-know about the latest news. Social media platforms can become a problem, however, during a car accident claim – especially if you post the wrong things. Your social media accounts are fair game for an insurance company or private investigator during… read more

What Are the Top Reasons for Insurance Denials?

You have a 50/50 chance of an insurance company denying your claim. While you can do things to increase your odds, such as collecting evidence from your accident and fully completing all required paperwork, the insurance company can make it difficult to achieve a fair settlement. Insurance companies have many reasons for denying claims –… read more

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

Insurance companies make a profit by minimizing how much they give to clients. They have many tactics they use for avoiding large payouts on clients’ claims. One of these tactics is to ask for a recorded statement in the early stages of your insurance claim. The request for a recorded statement serves one main purpose:… read more

California Sudden Emergency Doctrine

If one driver crashes into another in California, liability may be clear. The driver who broke a roadway rule, failed to yield the right-of-way or negligently caused the collision will be responsible for the wreck. There could be an important exception, however, if the driver uses California’s sudden emergency doctrine. What Is the Sudden Emergency… read more

What Is the Difference Between Ordinary Negligence vs. Gross Negligence?

Negligence is the cornerstone of most personal injury cases in California. It is the legal doctrine that imposes consequences on someone who fails to meet the accepted standards of care, resulting in personal injuries, property damages or wrongful death. If you are part of a personal injury case in California, it is important to learn… read more

California Good Samaritan Law

Being a Good Samaritan describes more than just doing the right thing in your daily life. In California, it is part of the law. California lawmakers passed a Good Samaritan Law to encourage bystanders to intervene to help others in emergencies. This law protects Good Samaritans from liability for providing emergency medical or nonmedical care… read more

What Happens If Another Party Denies Liability for Your Injury?

It is common for the other person involved in your accident to deny – or fail to admit – liability for your injuries. Insurance companies and lawyers warn their clients not to admit any fault while at the scene of an accident. This is a common tactic, therefore, seen during personal injury claims. As the… read more

Who Do I Sue in a California Defective Product Liability Claim?

Defective products cause thousands of serious consumer injuries in the US annually. Common examples include defective vehicles, children’s toys and household appliances. It is a manufacturer’s legal duty to ensure the safety of its products. When an item contains a defect that causes injuries, it is the manufacturer that typically bears liability. Product Manufacturer Duties… read more

How Do Insurance Companies Investigate Personal Injury Claims?

Filing a personal injury claim could be the beginning of a process that will ultimately bring you peace of mind, justice and financial compensation. The decision, however, is largely up to the insurance company investigating your claim. Once you file a claim, you will trigger an investigative process led by an insurance claims adjuster. The… read more

Who Is Responsible for No-Seat-Belt Injuries in California?

Not wearing a seat belt is a factor that could affect a personal injury claim in California. California Vehicle Code 27315 makes it mandatory for anyone 16 and older to wear a seat belt while riding in or driving a vehicle. Parents must be responsible for ensuring children under the age of 15 use safety… read more