Asbestos Personal Injury Cases in California


Several companies in California engage in activities that involve the use of asbestos. The State is also where some of the largest asbestos deposits are located.  Exposure to this group of minerals has several risks and workers should be informed and protected against them. A lawyer who specializes in asbestos claims can help you if you work in an environment where you are exposed to risk. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that has been associated with exposure to asbestos. One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you file a claim and reach a settlement. 

Bicycle Accidents: Hit by a Car's Door


Some bicyclists are injured in a specific type of bicycle accident: the rider is hit by a parked car’s door. This is also known as getting doored and, although seemingly easy to avoid, a glimpse of a second of negligence is enough to cause serious injuries to the rider. Who is to blame in this types of questions? Are both parties equally liable? One of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can help you answer these questions and claim a settlement for your injuries.

The Immigration Status for Personal Injury Plaintiffs in California


California is a state that has a large number of immigrants: nearly 30% of the residents are foreign-born. And many children living in Californian cities have one immigrant parent. Most immigrants in California come from South America, Mexico or Asia. A recently introduced legislative change allows immigrants to benefit from the same rights in wrongful death cases. The decision is encouraging for a large number of people who would have otherwise remained discouraged from initiating any type of legal action in case of personal injury. Californian immigrants and residents can request the help of one of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys if they have been involved in an accident.

Personal Injuries after Concert Fire in California


36 people were killed in a building that was known as the “Ghost Ship”, a local underground club in Oakland, California. The warehouse converted into a club was hosting an electronic dance party the night the fire took place. This was the deadliest fire in Oakland’s history. The relatives of the survivors are considering taking legal action, especially since the converted premises did not operate with all of the required permits and licenses. After the official investigation has produced enough information, plaintiffs are able to contact one of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys who can help them claim compensation.

Tips for Writing the Demand Letter


The demand letter is sent to the defendant after the notification letter in which the plaintiff summarizes the main details of the accident. This is one of the necessary steps in a personal injury case as some courts will require the existence of a formal demand for payment made to the other party. The letter will be first use to try to reach a settlement and, if this is not possible, it will serve as evidence in court. These letters can be sent to the other party regardless of the type of accident and plaintiffs can request the legal aid provided by one of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys in order to draw up the letter in an adequate form. 

Settlements for Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress


Post-traumatic stress (PTSD) is a disorder that can occur after shocking, traumatic and dangerous events. Many personal injury accidents, especially catastrophic accidents can lead to the development of this persistent mental and emotional problem. Victims involved in accidents throughout California should know they can claim compensations not only for their physical injuries but also for the emotional ones. If PTSD is a condition you suffer from after being involved in an accident, you can talk to one of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.

Prescription Drug Abuse as a Cause for Vehicle Accidents


Prescription drugs are the top three substances that are commonly abused by Americans. It is well known that some medications can have psychoactive properties and they can be just as dangerous if taken just before an individual intends to drive a vehicle. Prescription drug abuse can be a cause of a vehicle accident, although it is often overlooked because of other, more popular causes such as texting while driving or alcohol impaired driving. If you are taking prescription medicine and have been involved in a vehicle accident, one of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can give you information on how this fact can influence your case. 

How Does the Jury Influence the Outcome of the Trial?


A key element when negotiating a settlement in a personal injury case is to try to determine how the jury would decide the particular case. The settlement is reached  through negotiations between the parties before having to go to court. However, a guideline during these negotiations is the manner in which a jury would award the case. How would the jury decide in your particular case? In order to be able to answer this question, you could request the help of one of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.

Full Coverage Insurance: is it Ever "Full"?


Individuals involved in personal injury accidents will inevitably have to deal with an insurance claim adjuster sent by their insurance company to evaluate their case. The last thing any victim expects is to find out in the aftermath of an accident that their full coverage insurance does not cover a specific type of injury or damage. Insurance coverage, especially auto insurance comes in many different forms, packages, and offers. California imposes a law for mandatory auto coverage but just how much does this help you when involved in a vehicle accident? One of our L.A. personal injury attorneys who has handled numerous auto accidents can help you navigate the sometimes intricate insurance coverage. 

Liability for Lane-Splitting in Vehicle Accidents in L.A.


Comparative negligence is an important concept to consider when evaluating vehicle and motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles. Both drivers could be to blame for the accident and lane splitting is a common situation that leads to vehicle crashes on a motorway. A new lane-splitting bill could influence the manner in which the defendant and the plaintiff build their cases in a personal injury trial. One of our L.A. personal injury attorneys can give you complete information about the laws that may influence your case.

Proving Your Catastrophic Injury with the Help of a Solid Medical Record


In catastrophic injuries, perhaps even more so than in other personal injury cases, the medical record needs to show a clear picture of how the accident worsened your life. These injuries are traumatic ones and often leave the injured person in a state in which he cannot function as well as before the accident. The medical record needs to paint a very clear image of the before and the after in order for the plaintiff to have a chance at obtaining a significant compensation. The injury victim can request the legal aid provided by one of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys for building and presenting a better case.

The Employer's Responsibility in a Work Related Injury Case


Workplace accidents are not uncommon and many employers know so. When injured while working you need to inform the employer of any work-related injuries. Individuals who were hurt while working and they are not liable for the injuries can claim compensations. If your employer refused to comply with the provisions of the worker’s compensation plan and you didn’t manage to claim your rightful compensation after the accident you can contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys who work in the city.

Compensations for Mental Suffering after an Accident in LA


Mental suffering is a general term used to encompass the types of non-physical suffering the victim cane experience after an accident. When negotiating the compensations for a personal injury, plaintiffs can ask for monetary compensations but also the mental suffering they are going through and will sometimes have to deal with for a long time after the physical wounds are healed. These types of compensations require a different level of evidence and one of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you claim them. 

What to Avoid When Handling a Vehicle Accident Case


The information you share right after a vehicle accident can influence the manner in which the defense attorneys will present their case and even how far the insurance agent is willing to negotiate to award you a substantial compensation. If you feel unsure of how you should act or the steps to take immediately after an accident, it is highly recommended that you talk to an Los Angeles personal injury attorney.

The Economic Loss Rule in Personal Injury Cases


Economic losses are those damages calculated in personal injury cases that are perceived only for their monetary value, and not as an injury brought upon an individual or substantial damage brought to a property. These types of losses can occur in vehicle accidents with no victims or injured individuals, where the cars were merely damaged. The recovery of these damages is somewhat easier although sometimes limited. One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help assess your case and determine the amount of economic loss in your situation.

High Compensation for Bicyclist Brain Injury in California


Bicyclists can sustain severe and even traumatic injuries if involved in a vehicle accident in California. While most of those who choose this transportation method signal themselves properly and wear some protective gear, the impact is always more substantial on the part of the bicyclist. Injuries that are caused by such an accident can be settled in court for large amounts of compensation. Bicyclists who are involved in a car crashed and injured can claim monetary compensation with the help of one of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.

How to Look Out for Legal Malpractice in Personal Injury Cases


Legal malpractice can take various forms and it can also occur in cases that involve personal injury claims. The conduct of the attorney can determine the outcome of the case and his dedication is important in order for you to obtain a satisfactory verdict. Plaintiffs who have had undesirable experiences with an attorney can request legal aid from a second expert. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have helped settle countless personal injury claims and are ready to provide you with adequate answers to all of your questions.

Homeowner's Insurance in Premises Liability Cases


When your home is hit by a disaster or by a fire, having insurance can help you cover the costs of the repair, in addition to what you can claim if the damages were caused by a man-made accident. Home investments are substantial, however, good insurance coverage is also essential. A good reason why you should consider an insurance plan is that it also provides you with some cover for liability in case of slip and fall accidents that take place on your premises.

Legal Liability for Road Rage


Not only reckless drivers are a hazard to other participants to traffic, aggressive ones are also a danger and they cause a large number of vehicle accidents every year. Violent behavior may be more frequent during rush hours or in traffic jams, however, drivers in California have no legal protection if they cause an accident simply because of a violent outburst. As a victim of this type of behavior, you can seek the help of one of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys in order to solve the dispute.

Chemical Exposure and Workplace Injuries


Some jobs require individuals to work with hazardous substances that can, in time, affect one’s health and work capabilities. As a worker in a hazardous environment, you are entitled to protection against the chemicals and you can claim compensations if that protection was not provided and you were hurt as a result of this. One of our personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles can evaluate your case and determine what the potential of your claim is.

Financial Abuse of an Elderly Person


Elder abuse comes in many forms and while most of us would think that physical and emotional traumas are usually inflicted upon the old, financial abuse is also an unfortunate reality for many. The abuse that involves money and, in some extreme cases, extortion, is best handled with the help of a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. A friend or family member can request the services of an attorney, even if just for a legal consultation if they suspect that an elderly individual they know of is being financially abused. 

What to Do If the Insurance Company Refuses to Pay a Claim


If you are injured in an accident, the insurer must treat your case in good faith and conduct a proper investigation of the circumstances in which the accident took place. Insurance companies may deny your claim for personal injury compensations in some cases. In order to do so, they may claim that you have no reasonable basis for your request but one of our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles can help you gather the necessary evidence to prove that the insurer acted in bad faith.

The Conditional Fee Agreement


The conditional fee agreement is a document concluded by many law firms that handle personal injury cases and other civil lawsuits. This is a financial arrangement that established the percentage to which the company/lawyer is entitled to after the client receives its settlement. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will only charge you after you negotiated and received the settlement or received the final payment following a court decision.

The Advantages of Settlements


Many personal injury cases are settled before the case is taken to court. This early negotiation can provide a fast resolution to the case if the plaintiff and the defendant can agree upon a certain amount and stop any further legal action on the case. The settlement payment can be made all at once or in a number of pre-agreed installments. The arrangement will usually be negotiated to the advantage of the plaintiff who is the one who has the most to lose from the outcome of the accident. A personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can help you negotiate during this phase.

Lost Wages Recovery for Self-Employed Individuals Hurt in Accidents


Self-employed individuals hurt in accidents who want to recover the lost payments they would have made will usually need to bring forward more substantial evidence when stating their case in front of the defendant. A personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can help you make your claim for lost income if you were hurt in an accident and were afterwards unable to perform the work you do for a living.