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2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • Will My Settlement Cover My Medical Bills?

    || 29-Dec-2016

    Recovering from an accident is no easy task for anyone. On top of the physical pain and emotional turmoil that comes with healing, the stress of figuring out your medical bills can almost be too much to handle. If you need immediate care after being hurt in an accident, how do you pay for it? Waiting around for a settlement or damages from an injury lawsuit won’t help, as the process simply ...
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  • I Slipped on a Puddle of Water, Can I File an Injury Lawsuit?

    || 27-Dec-2016

    If someone owns property or runs a business, they don’t want to find themselves stuck with a lawsuit after someone slips and falls. They do everything in their power to make sure their grounds are taken care of and safe for everyone. But what if weather is involved? Can you file a lawsuit against a property owner for slipping on water on their grounds? A personal injury lawyer will be able ...
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  • Is the Car Owner Always at Responsible for the Accident?

    || 22-Dec-2016

    How do you determine fault in a car accident? Generally speaking, it all comes down to negligence—which driver did or didn’t do something that caused the accident to happen? It seems pretty simple, but it’s never that cut-and-dry. It’s even more complicated if you, as the owner of the car, weren’t in the car at the time of the accident. Who’s at fault if that is ...
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  • How Insurance Companies Minimize Your Injury Claim

    || 20-Dec-2016

    When you’re injured in an accident it doesn’t matter whether it’s a car wreck, slipping and falling on a slick sidewalk outside a store, tripping on loose carpet in someone’s home, or any other kind of incident, all you want is your life back. While it would be nice if the responsible parties just paid for the damages and took responsibility, this unfortunately ...
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  • SAN JOSE BICYCLIST GETS $50,000 POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT

    || 20-Dec-2016

    Our client was an avid bicyclist out for a morning ride when a careless driver made a left turn in front of him. The bicycle crashed into the side of the defendant’s car and launched our client onto the pavement. Our client landed on his shoulder and suffered a severe separation of his acromioclavicular (“AC”) joint. The AC joint is a joint on the top of your shoulder where the ...
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  • Attorney's That Will Listen To You

    || 16-Dec-2016

    A Pacific Grove resident was injured in an accident and she retained an attorney to represent her. Her symptoms did not improve for many months. She tried to discuss with her attorney but the communication with the attorney was unsatisfying. The attorney told her it was time to settle her case and did not respond to her pleas for help to get the medical care necessary to get well. When the ...
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  • How to Drive Safely Through the Rain

    || 15-Dec-2016

    We’re entering that time of year when inclement weather becomes a real problem. Even if you live in an area where snow isn’t a danger, certainly there’s a greater chance for rain and precipitation in the winter months of the year, and rain can cause accidents just as easily as snow. Keeping just a few important tips in mind can go a long way towards helping you avoid accidents, ...
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  • Woman Hit By Uninsured Motorist Gets $200,000

    || 14-Dec-2016

    Our client had a car accident in late 2013 in Bakersfield. As she was recovering from that case, she was hit again in May 2014 by a reckless uninsured driver who then tried to flee the accident scene. Bakersfield police arrested her and took her to jail. Unfortunately, our client suffered serious internal injuries and spent a week in the hospital. Thankfully, she made a full recovery but incurred ...
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  • I Was Injured on Private Property, Do I Have Legal Options?

    || 13-Dec-2016

    When you suffer an injury, it’s a devastating time and your whole life turns upside down. A serious injury can take weeks or months to heal, and sometimes can cause permanent disability. You know that you deserve compensation, that the responsible party should pay for your accident so you can get back on your feet, but how do you go about getting damages? Learn about what it means to get ...
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  • The Weather Was Bad During My Accident, Who's At Fault?

    || 8-Dec-2016

    There are many factors to take into consideration when determining who’s at fault in a car accident. Sometimes, there are factors beyond your control at play, such as bad winter weather. But such circumstances aren’t excuses to dismiss accidents as “nobody’s fault,” as juries and insurance companies simply use them the way the would any conditions or pieces of ...
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  • My Child Was Injured Playing Sports, Can I Sue the School?

    || 6-Dec-2016

    Are your children involved in high school sports activities? While you know a team sport such as hockey or football can help build character in your child that will last a lifetime, playing heavy contact sports puts your child at risk for injury. High schools and/or public school districts are not often held liable for sports injuries due to certain conditions they have in place as government ...
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  • What Do You Do When You're Hit by a Drunk Driver?

    || 1-Dec-2016

    Getting hit by a drunk driver is not just scary, it’s justifiably infuriating. The sheer level of irresponsibility that it takes to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel of a car is staggering, especially in this day and age. You know you deserve compensation for your injuries, but you’re not sure what comes next or how to go about seeking payment. Learn what to do when you’re ...
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  • Are You Always At Fault If You Rear-End Someone?

    || 29-Nov-2016

    When it comes to car accidents, there’s an almost infinite number of situations and varieties that come into play. There are fender-benders, head-on collisions, T-bone accidents, flip and roll scenarios and hundreds more. One of the most common forms of accident on the roads is the rear-end collision. Usually, when this happens there’s an automatic assumption that the driver in the ...
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  • Do Minor Car Accidents Need to be Reported in Monterey?

    || 24-Nov-2016

    The majority of car accidents are seemingly minor “fender benders,” where it might seem like more trouble than it's worth to report the accident to the police or even to your insurance company. Coming to an understanding with the other party involved in the car accident and leaving the scene report-free can seem like the simpler, more amiable option. However, thanks to adrenaline ...
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  • Tips For Staying Safe in the Kitchen This Holiday

    || 22-Nov-2016

    The kitchen is the heart of a home, especially during the holidays. Many kitchen equipment items can be very dangerous if they are not used correctly or left unattended. Not only are there multiple sharp objects in use, blenders, food processors, and microwaves, but home fires related to kitchen-use peak through Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday cooking is a lot of fun—but always keep ...
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