Do I Have to Give My Insurance Company a Recorded Statement?
Posted in General on October 27, 2022
The aftermath of sustaining an injury can be a confusing time, particularly when it comes to dealing with insurance carriers. However, in order to recover compensation, there will need to be some type of contact with the insurance carrier. But do you have to give a recorded statement to the insurance carrier? This is important… read more
How Fault Is Determined In A Left Hand Turn Accident
Posted in General on April 27, 2022
Even though making a left-hand turn is something that most drivers do each time they get out on the roadway, this can be a precarious maneuver. Left-hand turns are filled with opportunities for accidents caused by driver decisions, including determining who has to yield the right of way and knowing whether or not you have… read more
How to Report a Drunk Driver in California
Posted in Car Accidents,General,Personal Injury on April 18, 2022
Drunk drivers are dangerous drivers. Each year in California, impaired driving is a leading cause of traffic fatalities. If you see a drunk driver while you are operating your own vehicle, there are steps that you can take to report the driver to law enforcement officials so that they can take the steps necessary to… read more
Mediation in Personal Injury Cases
Posted in General,Personal Injury on March 8, 2022
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by the negligence of another individual or entity in the state of California, there is a good chance you will be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, recovering this compensation can be challenging, particularly if the case has to go to… read more
How Do I Prove The Insurance Company is Acting in Bad Faith?
Posted in General on March 22, 2021
In the United States, we will find that each state has laws regarding the duties of insurance carriers. In general, all insurance carriers have an implied responsibility to act in good faith and fair dealing with every client. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance carriers do not uphold their duty to clients. When this happens,… read more
COVID-19 and Nursing Home Negligence
Posted in General,Nursing Home Abuse on August 31, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) states that there have been nearly 200,000 confirmed and more than 115,000 suspected COVID-19 cases in nursing homes throughout the United States as of mid-August 2020. CMS also says that there have been nearly 50,000 total nursing home deaths related to COVID-19. According to the Centers for… read more
Posted in California,General on April 1, 2020
During this uncertain time, we want to assure you that Harting, Simkins & Ryan, LLP is still here to assist you with your case. TO POTENTIAL NEW CLIENTS: Although we usually meet with potential clients in person, because of the precautions made necessary by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can let us know more about your… read more
What is the Average Payout for a Dog Bite?
Posted in Dog Bites,General on January 10, 2020
If you or somebody you care about has been bitten and injured by another person’s dog, then you are probably wondering whether or not you are owed compensation. Dog bites are not uncommon in the US. Studies show that there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites each year in this country. While not all of… read more
Is Workers Compensation Mandatory in California?
Posted in General,Workers' Compensation on January 6, 2020
Work injuries are not uncommon. When a person is injured on the job, they should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Many people wonder whether or not their employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Chances are, they probably do have to have coverage. Understanding the workers’ compensation requirements in this state is important…. read more
Is it Legal to Use a Cell Phone While Driving in California?
Posted in California,General on January 3, 2020
With the rise of technology, particularly smartphones, distracted driving has become more and more of a problem throughout the US and here in California. More and more states and local jurisdictions have passed laws regarding cell phone use while driving to avoid serious car accidents from occurring. California has several laws in place that regulate… read more