Personal Injury

How Do Insurers Value a Personal Injury Claim in California?

One of the main concerns claimants have during personal injury cases in California is how much their cases are worth. The value of your claim can determine your future. The answer depends on several factors unique to your specific case. Learning how an insurance company typically evaluates a personal injury claim can allow you to… read more

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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 more

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What Are Appeals and How Do They Work?

An appeal is a legal process in which the losing party in a case asks a different court to rehear the case and reconsider the original decision. Once a trial court comes to a decision, the party that lost may bring an appeal with the appellate court. This court has the power to overrule the… read more

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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 more

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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 more

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Public Record?

Personal injury claims give citizens an avenue to pursue compensation for a wide array of damages. Some cases are more black-and-white than others, like minor car accident lawsuits, while others hit closer to home. No matter the context, claimants and defendants alike might wonder what parts of their legal case are open to public record…. read more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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