Are Punitive Damages Available in California Lawsuits?
Receiving compensation for a personal injury in California takes filing a claim for the full amount of your losses. Your insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit should list all the economic and noneconomic losses you suffered in the accident, along with a reasonable settlement demand. These are your compensatory damages. Punitive damages are a different… read moreRead More
5 Common Injuries of House Decorating
Decorating your home can mark the start of the holidays for your family. If you are not careful, however, decorating could also cause serious injuries to you or your holiday guests. Each year, an average of 15,000 house decorating injuries occur during November and December, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Before you choose… read moreRead More
25 Examples of Pain and Suffering and Emotional Distress
You may know you can seek financial reimbursement for your medical bills and property damage repairs after a negligence-related personal injury accident in California, but it could also be possible to recover for intangible losses. Intangible losses are those not related to economic hardship, such as physical pain and emotional suffering. Legal representation could help… read moreRead More
What Is the Deposition Process in Sacramento?
During a personal injury court case, both parties will have to undergo a process called deposition. Depositions occur during the discovery phase of a lawsuit – a pretrial phase in which both parties host interviews with those involved to learn more about the case. Depositions can seem daunting as the victim of a personal injury,… read moreRead More
New DMV California Motorcycle Laws – Updated 2019
Several new laws applying to Sacramento motorcyclists took effect on January 1st, 2019. In a news release, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminded motorcyclists of these changes, including some that apply to gender identity on driver’s licenses, driving under the influence, motorized scooters, and more. Keeping up with the latest changes in traffic… read moreRead More
California Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Statutes of limitations are laws that set maximum time limits for filing claims. Every state has statutes of limitations in place to encourage timely claims filing. It is very important to understand the statute of limitations on your particular personal injury case in California. Missing your deadline to file will most likely result in losing… read moreRead More
Do I Need to Hire an Attorney, or Can I Represent Myself in Court?
Self-representation or pro se representation is an uncommon choice, but it can potentially work for some individuals. Pro se representation essentially requires an individual to assume the role of his or her own legal counsel. Unless such an individual has some background in law, pro se litigation can involve very intensive research and significant personal… read moreRead More
What Are The Grounds for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Personal injury claims are civil lawsuits usually between private parties. If an individual or an organization causes an injury, illness, or economic loss to another party due to negligence, the injured party can seek compensation for all resulting losses through a personal injury lawsuit. The majority of Americans will eventually encounter some kind of personal… read moreRead More
How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Claim In 2019?
Personal injury lawsuits allow injured and economically damaged individuals to recover their losses if they resulted from another party’s negligence. A personal injury claim seeks to make the plaintiff “whole” after suffering losses from negligent or intentionally harmful acts. Anyone who suspects valid grounds for a personal injury lawsuit in California should seek professional legal… read moreRead More
What’s the Difference Between Personal and Bodily Injury?
When you suffer an injury in California in 2019, you may wonder what your legal options are. One of the first distinctions you should make is determining if you suffered from a personal injury or a bodily injury. While people may use these terms interchangeably, they have very different meanings and legal applications. The Definition… read moreRead More