What Is Maximum Medical Improvement?
Posted in Personal Injury,Workers' Compensation on November 27, 2018
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?
Posted in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on November 13, 2018
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?
Posted in Personal Injury,Wrongful Death on October 10, 2018
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?
Posted in California,Car Accidents,Personal Injury on September 24, 2018
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?
Posted in California,Car Accidents,Personal Injury on September 14, 2018
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
Are Workers’ Comp Benefits Taxable in California?
Posted in Personal Injury,Workers' Compensation on August 24, 2018
State law requires California employers to have workers’ compensation insurance in the event one of their employees suffers injury. Such benefits can be a crucial lifeline after a worker incurs medical bills and isn’t able to work or collect a paycheck. State or federal agencies may tax these compensation payments. If you’ve suffered an on-the-job… read more
Can You Sue If a Police Dog Bites You?
Posted in Dog Bites,Personal Injury on August 17, 2018
Police dogs can help authorities with many kinds of investigations, as long as officers are in control of them at all times. Just like neighborhood pets or strays, no dog’s behavior is 100% predictable. However, unlike situations where another person’s animal hurts you, suing the police is more complicated. If a police dog bites or… read more
Can a Car Accident Cause Fibromyalgia?
Posted in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on August 10, 2018
Many people are reluctant to see a medical professional after a car accident unless their injuries are severe. Some injuries, though, aren’t immediately apparent, while others take effect over time. One such issue is fibromyalgia. Though most people don’t realize it, fibromyalgia after a car accident is not unusual. If you’ve been suffering from this… read more
How Long Does a Car Accident Claim Take to Settle?
Posted in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on July 26, 2018
Many questions arise after any car accident, and an injured victim will likely wonder how long it will take to receive the compensation he or she deserves from an insurance claim. Several factors can influence a car accident claim’s timetable, and the liability isn’t always clear. It’s a good idea to know what to expect… read more
Can You Sue After Settling with Insurance?
Posted in Personal Injury on July 19, 2018
At some point after an accident, you will likely need to deal with insurance companies, whether it’s your own insurer who is covering the bill or while filing a claim through an at-fault party’s insurer. While most insurers will cover property damage and the costs of treating bodily injury after an accident, some aren’t as… read more