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You Should Talk to an Attorney Before Signing a Release from an Insurance Adjuster

Insurance companies know that it is common for a person who was in a collision to feel fine immediately afterwards, only to notice within a few days that their neck or back hurts, or that they are much sorer than anticipated.  The insurance company… Read More
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Why are you getting sued when the other driver was at fault?

Sometimes the parties involved in an accident will dispute the cause or who was at fault, and this can lead to a situation in which you are being sued while you believe the other party to be responsible for the collision.  In California, your insura… Read More
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Can a child file a lawsuit on their own?

  In California, minor children cannot file lawsuits on their own behalf.  The court instead appoints a Guardian Ad Litem, which is a representative for that child’s interest in the case.  This is in large part because a minor’s perspectiv… Read More
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Can I be Deposed a Second Time in a Single Case?

There are times when someone may be required to participate in a second deposition, but in the State of California, this generally requires a court order.  It may happen if there is a new party that is later added to the case after the original depo… Read More
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Categories: Civil Litigation

What An Attorney Looks For When Deciding To Take Your Case

You were involved in a car accident in California, and you are thinking about bringing a claim or a lawsuit, and you want to know what an attorney looks for in deciding to take your case. Well, I can tell you the things that an attorney looks for bec… Read More
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Hiring a Lawyer on Contingency Basis

You’ve been involved in a car accident, you can’t work because of your injuries, your car was ruined, you can’t get to work.  The last thing you need to do is pay for hiring a lawyer.  How can you afford to hire a lawyer in that situation?  … Read More
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Can You Claim Lost Income as a Stay at Home Parent?

You are injured in a car crash in California, and you are a stay-at-home parent. Can you still bring a claim for your lost income? Well, the answer to that question is: If you have no income lost, you can’t make a claim for income lost, but wha… Read More
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How Do You Know if a Settlement Offer is Good?

You were injured in an accident, and you decided you were going to skip on the attorney’s fee and handle the case yourself. Many times, clients think that they can go at it alone, but they eventually wind up in my office, saying, “I received an o… Read More
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Can You File a Claim Against the Owner of the Dog that Caused Your Motorcycle Crash?

You’re driving your beautiful motorcycle down the road here in sunny California, and out of nowhere a dog comes and chases you, and you crash.  Can you bring a claim against the owner of the dog? In California, the owners of animals, including dog… Read More
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Insurance Company Case Settlement Delay

A woman was hit by a crane nearly two years ago.  She comes to my office and wants to make a claim.  I have to ask her, “Why did you wait so long?” She and her kids were traveling home from a birthday party and they were hit by a mobile crane a… Read More
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