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Can I Make A Claim For Damages If I Work In The Home?

Can I Make A Claim For Damages If I Work In The Home?

Can I Make A Claim For Damages If I Work In The Home? Listen as Frank Nunes explains what claims you can make for damages if you are a stay-at-home parent or your work is done in the home. If you do not have income that has been lost as a result of an injury, you cannot claim such income.  However, you… Read More
Who Is Allowed To Be At A Deposition In California?

Who Is Allowed To Be At A Deposition In California?

Who Is Allowed To Be At A Deposition In California? Listen as Frank Nunes explains who can attend a deposition in California. A deposition is a question-and-answer session that is conducted under an oath to tell the truth.  In California, a deposition is treated just as if a person was giving testimo… Read More
Why Is An Insurance Adjuster Asking For My Social Security Number?

Why Is An Insurance Adjuster Asking For My Social Security Number?

Why Is An Insurance Adjuster Asking For My Social Security Number? Listen as Frank Nunes explains why an insurance adjuster would be asking for your Social Security number, and what you should in response to such a request. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, the adjuster from the other driver’s… Read More
What Information Should I Give To The Other Driver’s Insurance Adjuster?

What Information Should I Give To The Other Driver’s Insurance Adjuster?

What Information Should I Give To The Other Driver’s Insurance Adjuster? Listen as Frank Nunes explains what information you should give to another driver’s insurance adjuster. Following a motor vehicle collision, you may be asked to provide extensive personal information to an insurance adjuster for a company you do no… Read More
Is My Whiplash Really A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Is My Whiplash Really A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Is My Whiplash Really A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury? Listen as California Attorney Frank Nunes explains the symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury and what steps to take if you may have experienced this as a result of an accident. If you have been in a car crash, you may have experienced whiplash as a… Read More
What Does The Duty To Mitigate Damages Mean?

What Does The Duty To Mitigate Damages Mean?

What Does The Duty To Mitigate Damages Mean? Listen as California Attorney Frank Nunes explains what it means when an insurance company tells you that you have a duty to mitigate your damages. If you were recently in a car crash, you may have received a letter saying you have a duty to mitigate… Read More
Why Is My Insurance Company Paying If The Other Driver Was At Fault?

Why Is My Insurance Company Paying If The Other Driver Was At Fault?

Why Is My Insurance Company Paying If The Other Driver Was At Fault? Listen as California Attorney Frank Nunes explains why your insurance company may be paying your bills even though the other driver was at fault. If you have recently been involved in an automobile collision that was the other driver’s fault, you m… Read More
You Can Bring a Claim Against the Owner of the Dog that Caused Your Motorcycle Crash

You Can Bring a Claim Against the Owner of the Dog that Caused Your Motorcycle Crash

You Can Bring a Claim Against the Owner of the Dog that Caused Your Motorcycle Crash If you were driving your motorcycle in California when you were chased by a dog that caused you to crash, you can bring a claim against the dog owner. In California, dog and animal owners are responsible for the injuries their animals cause. The owne… Read More
The Best Way to Get the Other Party’s Insurance Company to Stop Calling You

The Best Way to Get the Other Party’s Insurance Company to Stop Calling You

The Best Way to Get the Other Party’s Insurance Company to Stop Calling You If you are on the receiving end of harassing calls from another party’s insurance company at your home, work and on your cell phone, there is a way to get them to stop. Hire an attorney, and let them know that you have done so. If you have not hire… Read More
Explaining the Purposes of a Deposition in Your Case

Explaining the Purposes of a Deposition in Your Case

Explaining the Purposes of a Deposition in Your Case If you are involved in a lawsuit in California, you may want to take a deposition because it will allow you to learn about the other side’s case. This process is a question-and-answer session where we can ask questions of those people who witnessed… Read More
Explaining the Preponderance of Evidence in Your Car Accident Case

Explaining the Preponderance of Evidence in Your Car Accident Case

Explaining the Preponderance of Evidence in Your Car Accident Case Following a car accident, if you are considering bringing a lawsuit you should know that we will have to prove a standard of the preponderance of the evidence to get a verdict in your favor. This standard is less than the criminal standard of “beyo… Read More
The Insurance Company is Usually in No Hurry to Settle Your Case

The Insurance Company is Usually in No Hurry to Settle Your Case

The Insurance Company is Usually in No Hurry to Settle Your Case Following a car accident in Florida you may be wondering, “Why is the at fault parties insurance company taking so long to process the settlement?” We had a former client who was injured at an uncontrolled intersection as she was driving with her… Read More
The Insurance Company May Ask You to Repay Them After Your Case is Settled

The Insurance Company May Ask You to Repay Them After Your Case is Settled

The Insurance Company May Ask You to Repay Them After Your Case is Settled Following a successful recovery for injuries sustained in a car accident, you may have received a reimbursement request from the insurance company. They are allowed to do this because of a clause in the policy. It is important to understand what that… Read More
A Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Filed for Many Types of Losses

A Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Filed for Many Types of Losses

A Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Filed for Many Types of Losses If you have had the unfortunate experience of a family member dying recently, a wrongful death claim may be a way you can be compensated for this tremendous loss. In California, the deceased person’s heirs, or their immediate family members or next… Read More
Explaining How To Start a Lawsuit: Summons and Complaint

Explaining How To Start a Lawsuit: Summons and Complaint

Explaining How To Start a Lawsuit: Summons and Complaint Following a car crash, you may be wondering how to file a lawsuit. To start the claim, you usually begin with filing a summons and a complaint. The summons notifies the other party and brings them to the suit. The complaint then informs that party of… Read More
This Is Why Insurance Companies Hire Private Investigators to Follow You

This Is Why Insurance Companies Hire Private Investigators to Follow You

This Is Why Insurance Companies Hire Private Investigators to Follow You Private investigators are often hired by insurance companies in an attempt to obtain evidence showing inconsistencies between your claim and what you can actually do in real life. It is important to contact your attorney right away if you believe you… Read More
How To File a Claim Even if the Auto Accident Aggravated an Existing Injury

How To File a Claim Even if the Auto Accident Aggravated an Existing Injury

How To File a Claim Even if the Auto Accident Aggravated an Existing Injury If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and aggravated an existing injury, you can still make a claim for the injuries you sustained in the accident. In order to do so, we will need to show the amount or percentage of injury that is attributed t… Read More
How To Get a Rental Car if Your Vehicle was Damaged in an Accident

How To Get a Rental Car if Your Vehicle was Damaged in an Accident

How To Get a Rental Car if Your Vehicle was Damaged in an Accident If your car is no longer operable following an auto accident, there are several ways to obtain a rental car while yours is being repaired. You will usually be granted a rental car if your car is no longer drivable, and the most common way to obtain o… Read More
Explaining the Meaning of Negligence in a California Auto Accident

Explaining the Meaning of Negligence in a California Auto Accident

Explaining the Meaning of Negligence in a California Auto Accident Following an auto accident in California, you may be wondering what negligence is and how can you can prove the other driver is responsible for your harms and losses. Negligence is described as carelessness derived from someone else’s actions, and… Read More
How To Prove The Other Driver Was Speeding

How To Prove The Other Driver Was Speeding

How To Prove The Other Driver Was Speeding If you were involved in an accident in which you believe the other driver was speeding, there are ways to prove this. We can complement facts available at the scene of the collision with facts provided from the other driver under oath. During deposit… Read More
Concertgoer Struck Outside of Crosswalk Found Not to be At Fault

Concertgoer Struck Outside of Crosswalk Found Not to be At Fault

Concertgoer Struck Outside of Crosswalk Found Not to be At Fault On her way to a much-anticipated concert, our client was stuck by a speeding car and seriously injured. She was crossing the street outside the crosswalk because it was very crowded as many other people were crossing the street. A speeding car then h… Read More
How To Make an Injury Claim Against the At-Fault Party While on Workers’ Comp

How To Make an Injury Claim Against the At-Fault Party While on Workers’ Comp

How To Make an Injury Claim Against the At-Fault Party While on Workers’ Comp If you were injured on the job, you can still make a claim against the party who caused the injury. As we know, workers’ compensation will assist with paying medical bills, lost wages and disability while you are undergoing treatment for your injur… Read More
Here Are 5 Ways to Ruin Your Personal Injury Case

Here Are 5 Ways to Ruin Your Personal Injury Case

Here Are 5 Ways to Ruin Your Personal Injury Case There are specific things that you should avoid doing when involved in your personal injury case. One way you can ruin your personal injury case is by not seeking proper medical care and treatment for your injuries. This is most important. Additional… Read More
An Explanation of What Happens in a Mediation Session

An Explanation of What Happens in a Mediation Session

An Explanation of What Happens in a Mediation Session A mediation session is different from a trial in many ways. First, during a mediation session the parties come together to discuss the commonalties, differences, strengths and weakness of their conflicting perspectives. The goal of this process is th… Read More
How To Approach the Legal Side of Injuries Suffered in a Serious Car Accident

How To Approach the Legal Side of Injuries Suffered in a Serious Car Accident

How To Approach the Legal Side of Injuries Suffered in a Serious Car Accident If your loved one has been in a serious car accident and is recovering in the intensive care unit you know the scene there. Your loved one is lying helpless in a hospital bed attached to machines with wires and tubes helping in breath and recover fro… Read More
An Explanation of Depositions and What They Entail

An Explanation of Depositions and What They Entail

An Explanation of Depositions and What They Entail Following a car accident, you’ve heard that you may need to give a deposition. There are a few things you need to know about depositions. A deposition is a question and answer session in which you will testify as to what you witnessed at the scene.… Read More
The Reason the Insurance Company Waits to Pay Your Bills

The Reason the Insurance Company Waits to Pay Your Bills

The Reason the Insurance Company Waits to Pay Your Bills Following a car accident resulting in injuries for which you are receiving medical care, you may be wondering why the insurance company is not paying your bills as you go. The insurance company does not want to pay your bills yet because they want a… Read More
Medical Providers Will Wait for Payment if You Have a Lien

Medical Providers Will Wait for Payment if You Have a Lien

Medical Providers Will Wait for Payment if You Have a Lien If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering if the medical providers will wait for payment until after your personal injury case settles. The answer is yes; this can be done if the medical provider files a lien. A lien is a promi… Read More
Factors Determining How Long Your Case will Take to Finish

Factors Determining How Long Your Case will Take to Finish

Factors Determining How Long Your Case will Take to Finish The length of time required to finish your car crash case in California depends on several factors. First, we must understand whether or not you have been released from care. Have you reached a point where no additional medical improvement will happe… Read More
What To Do If The Insurance Company Wrongly Places 51% of the Blame on You for a Crash

What To Do If The Insurance Company Wrongly Places 51% of the Blame on You for a Crash

What To Do If The Insurance Company Wrongly Places 51% of the Blame on You for a Crash If your own insurance company has wrongfully blamed you for an accident, you will want to contact your lawyer right away. If you do so, the lawyer can then respond to the insurance company and obtain all the facts. Once they have reviewed the facts,… Read More
How To Fix or Replace Your Car in a Crash Caused by the Other Driver

How To Fix or Replace Your Car in a Crash Caused by the Other Driver

How To Fix or Replace Your Car in a Crash Caused by the Other Driver Following a car crash in California in which you have been injured, you probably want to get your car repaired; here is how you can go about doing that. First, contact your insurance company. If you have full coverage in place, they will evaluate you… Read More
Bringing a Motor Vehicle Collision Claim Without a Witness

Bringing a Motor Vehicle Collision Claim Without a Witness

Bringing a Motor Vehicle Collision Claim Without a Witness If you have been involved in a car accident where there was no eyewitness; you may be wondering whether you can still bring a claim. Yes, you most certainly can bring a claim. Just because there is not a witness does not mean the accident did not occ… Read More
We Do Not Settle a Case Without the Client’s Consent

We Do Not Settle a Case Without the Client’s Consent

We Do Not Settle a Case Without the Client’s Consent After being involved in an accident, you may be wondering if there will be any money left over for you personally after your claim is settled. The answer to that question is, “Yes”. At our firm, we do not settle a case unless the client gives us… Read More
Determining How Much Your Case is Worth

Determining How Much Your Case is Worth

Determining How Much Your Case is Worth When attempting to estimate how much your case may be worth following an automobile accident in which you sustained harms and losses, we will need to evaluate several key factors. We first want to understand the extent of the injuries you sustained d… Read More
Whether or Not to Take the Insurance Company’s Offer

Whether or Not to Take the Insurance Company’s Offer

Whether or Not to Take the Insurance Company’s Offer Before accepting an insurance company’s settlement offer in your claim, it is important to know that this offer’s terms are typically final. After accepting, you should not expect to receive any additional funds. This matters because future medic… Read More
Are You Thinking About Changing Insurance Companies After Filing Your Claim?

Are You Thinking About Changing Insurance Companies After Filing Your Claim?

Are You Thinking About Changing Insurance Companies After Filing Your Claim? One common question many clients have after filing a claim with their insurance company is, “Can I change my insurance company now that I am done filing my claim?” In California, the answer is that question is, “Yes”. In the State of Californ… Read More
What You Need to Know if You Bring a Lawsuit in California

What You Need to Know if You Bring a Lawsuit in California

What You Need to Know if You Bring a Lawsuit in California If you are thinking about bringing a personal injury claim in the State of California, it will be helpful to understand the different phases of the claim. After you have sought medical treatment for your injuries, contact an attorney who can review a… Read More
What To Expect When You File a Lawsuit

What To Expect When You File a Lawsuit

What To Expect When You File a Lawsuit Bringing a lawsuit for injuries sustained in a car crash involves several steps and a certain level of commitment from you. The first phase of the process is called discovery. Simply put, you will answer questions and present documents to detail the… Read More
It is Very Important to Report Your Motor Vehicle Collision to the DMV

It is Very Important to Report Your Motor Vehicle Collision to the DMV

It is Very Important to Report Your Motor Vehicle Collision to the DMV As part of the California vehicle code, motorists are required to report to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) any collision where damage totals more than $750.00 or there is bodily injury. This is done so the state can track which drivers have p… Read More
What To Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

What To Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

What To Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, there are three main points you should be aware of in order to bring a claim. First, please seek the appropriate medical treatment for your injuries. Once you’ve received medical care for your… Read More
Three Things an Attorney Looks For When Evaluating Your Case

Three Things an Attorney Looks For When Evaluating Your Case

Three Things an Attorney Looks For When Evaluating Your Case If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering what an attorney looks for when evaluating your case. As a personal injury lawyer in California, I evaluate three key components of the case: liability, causation and damages. First, li… Read More
It is Important to Know the Time Restrictions to File Your Lawsuit

It is Important to Know the Time Restrictions to File Your Lawsuit

It is Important to Know the Time Restrictions to File Your Lawsuit If you have been involved in a car accident in the State of California and you are thinking about bringing a personal injury lawsuit, there are time restrictions to do so. As of April 15th, 2015, in the State of California you need to have brought th… Read More
Whether to Use Car Insurance Medical Payments Coverage or Health Insurance

Whether to Use Car Insurance Medical Payments Coverage or Health Insurance

Whether to Use Car Insurance Medical Payments Coverage or Health Insurance If you have sought medical treatment in the emergency room following an auto accident, you may, in many cases, have two forms of payment available to you. Which one do you choose? These two forms of payment would be your health insurance and medical… Read More
Explaining How We Prove Causation

Explaining How We Prove Causation

Explaining How We Prove Causation Causation is a legal theory that links the harms and losses that you have suffered to another party’s carelessness or failure to act. Often, this is done in a ‘but for test’ approach, meaning that but for the other driver’s careless driving,… Read More
You Can Afford To Hire a Lawyer on a Contingency Basis Following Your Accident

You Can Afford To Hire a Lawyer on a Contingency Basis Following Your Accident

You Can Afford To Hire a Lawyer on a Contingency Basis Following Your Accident After a car accident, you may be dealing with injuries, car damage, time off work and other issues. The resulting financial strain may lead you to the mistaken conclusion that you cannot afford a lawyer. You do not need to pay up front for a lawyer… Read More
You Can Settle Your Car Claim Before Settling Your Injury Claim

You Can Settle Your Car Claim Before Settling Your Injury Claim

You Can Settle Your Car Claim Before Settling Your Injury Claim After a car crash, you may be wondering whether you have to wait to settle your car damage claim until you are ready to settle the bodily injury portion of the claim. You don’t have to wait. You can settle one before the other. Think of these as tw… Read More
Reasons Why You Should Hire an Attorney After Your Car Accident

Reasons Why You Should Hire an Attorney After Your Car Accident

Reasons Why You Should Hire an Attorney After Your Car Accident You’ve been in a car accident. Should you hire an attorney? This is a common question many people have after a car accident. The answer depends on whether or not you sustained in harms or losses from the crash. In the unlikely event you did not sus… Read More
What To Do If The Doctor Asks Whether You Have Medical Payments Coverage

What To Do If The Doctor Asks Whether You Have Medical Payments Coverage

What To Do If The Doctor Asks Whether You Have Medical Payments Coverage After being involved in an automobile accident and seeking medical care, the doctors may have asked you if you have medical payments coverage. Medical payments coverage, also known as med pay, is an insurance that covers medical bills of you and your… Read More
Explaining Underinsured Motorist Insurance and Claims

Explaining Underinsured Motorist Insurance and Claims

Explaining Underinsured Motorist Insurance and Claims An underinsured motorist claim allows a motorist who has been injured in an accident caused by another party to seek adequate compensation above the at-fault policyholder’s coverage limits. If you were hit in an accident, there is a chance the othe… Read More
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