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Should I File a Workers’ Comp Claim for Carpal Tunnel?

Workers’ compensation laws exist to protect workers when they sustain an injury during the course of performing their job duties. Some people erroneously assume that such benefits only apply to highly physical jobs such as construction or manual labor. In truth, workers can receive benefits for all manner of injury, including those that come from… read more

Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation for Stress?

Workers’ compensation laws can be difficult to navigate, as they vary from state to state. Generally, workers’ compensation insurance exists to provide injured employees with benefits in the event they sustain an injury through the course of their work duties. When an accident occurs at work, an employee files a claim with the insurance company… read more

What Is a Free Consultation with a Lawyer?

If you have ever needed to search for a personal injury lawyer in Long Beach, you may have noticed that many law firms advertise free consultations. It is important to know what this means and what to expect should you schedule a consultation with an attorney. The consultation is a client’s opportunity to thoroughly vet… read more

Can You Claim for Pothole Damage?

If a driver sustains injuries and/or vehicle damage in a car accident, the first thing the driver should do after addressing immediate medical issues is to determine who is at fault for the accident. In most single-vehicle accidents, the affected drivers simply assume they are to blame because no other drivers took part in the… read more

Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

When it comes to lane-changing accidents, most collisions occur on multi-lane highways and interstate roads that generally have much higher speed limits than residential and commercial areas. It can be very difficult to determine who is to blame in a lane change accident at higher speeds. Lots of cars passing and changing lanes means that… read more

What Is Maximum Medical Improvement?

Some injuries may only require a few days or weeks to fully heal while others lead to long-term or permanent complications. Despite the major advances in medical technology over the past several decades, there is only so much that medical professionals can do. When a patient reaches the point where no further treatment will improve… read more

What Is Diminished Value?

Most vehicle owners know that a brand new car starts losing value as soon as a driver takes it off the lot but there are many other factors that may influence the value of a vehicle. A driver who has a serious accident may mistakenly assume that his or her insurance policy covers more than… read more

What Is the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Survival Action?

The legal ramifications can be extensive when a person dies due to the negligent actions of another person or party. Two of the main ways the surviving family members can secure compensation for the wrongful death of another family member hinge on the wrongful death laws and survival action laws in the state in which… read more

Can I Sue a Rental Car Company for an Accident?

Accidents happen – even when you’re on vacation and driving a rental a car. Whether you’re the party driving the rental vehicle or on the other side of the crash, you need to know what involvement of a rental vehicle could mean for your claim in California. Accidents with rentals are unique and can be… read more

Is California a No-Fault State for Auto Insurance?

When it comes to auto insurance and car accident claims, there are “fault” and “no-fault” states. California is a fault state, or tort state. In other words, it is not a no-fault state for auto insurance. Understanding what the state’s fault laws mean for you as either the at-fault or not-at-fault party can help you… read more