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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

Are Workers’ Comp Benefits Taxable in California?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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