Personal Injury Tips & Information
Personal injury law is about ensuring that those who have been hurt by the negligence of another person, and through no fault of their own, are made whole, through the payment of damages that cover things such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of current and future work, and emotional and psychological stress.
Often, an injury does more than rack up medical bills. It prevents a person from doing the things that they love. It causes them to miss time from work. It may even prevent them from working in the future. The recovery period can even put stress on a marriage and cause emotional conflict in an otherwise happy family life. When each of these are caused by someone else’s negligence, the injured party is entitled to restoration for both the economic and non-economic damages that have occurred.
Here you will find articles on the various different kinds of personal injury law that Sally Morin Law litigates. You will also find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that clients have for trial attorneys that litigate injury law. In addition you will find helpful information on what you should and should not do if you plan on filing a suit against another party, what the process is like, and how California law determines the guilt or innocence of a defendant in a personal injury case.
In addition, you will find:
- Recent legal decisions of interest to those who have suffered personal injuries due to the negligence of another party
- California state laws that are relevant to those that have been injured by a negligent party
- What negligence means and why it’s important in injury lawsuits
- What you should and should not do if you have a decision pending in an injury case
- Information on wrongful death lawsuits
- Information on dealing with uninsured motorists
- How to determine the potential value of a personal injury case
- The role of comparative guilt in negligent injury cases
- Going after someone’s assets in an injury settlement
- What happens if a minor is involved injuring you
- How to deal with insurance adjusters and insurance companies if you’ve been injured by a negligent party
- What to do if you’re injured as a passenger in an Uber accident
- What to do if you’re a pedestrian injured by a motorist
- How social media can destroy your suit against another party
- Games insurance adjusters play with beneficiaries of settlements
- And more information involving what you should do if you’ve been injured by a careless or negligent party
You’ll also find discussion from successful PI lawyers who answer dozens of questions posed by motorists and their friends and family before, during, and after they have suffered serious accidents in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Los Angeles.
For those that are suffering through an extended rehab and piling medical bills, it’s important to remember that you may not be responsible for them. If you’ve been injured due to another party’s negligence, it’s possible to recoup a large portion of the money, if not all of it and then some.
If you’ve been injured, you’re not just entitled to money for medical expenses and property damage, you’re also entitled to:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost time from work
- Loss of the ability to enjoy things you once enjoyed
- Emotional distress
- Inability to do household chores
- Compensation for loss of future work
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be entitled to more than an insurance adjuster is letting on. Insurance adjusters are obliged to represent their client’s best interests. That’s because their client’s best interests are their own best interests. This is true for both traffic accidents and other forms of injuries alike.
The insurance adjuster’s job is to protect their company’s bottom line. Insurance is a business and it’s a big business. The more money they pay out, the smaller their profit margin. In most cases, insurance companies lead with a lowball offer that they think will satisfy the bare minimum of what your individual injury suit is worth.
When it comes to traffic accidents, there may be more to the story than simply one driver hitting another. For example, the condition of the road may have played a large factor in the accident.
Our blog is designed to help those that have been injured by another party understand clearly that they are entitled to more than just what an insurance company tells them their suit is worth. In addition, there may be more liable parties than meet the eye. This blog also helps those that are going through the process of dealing with an insurance company know both what they’re up against, and what they can do about it.
Injuries are not fun, either for the injured party or for loved ones. Neither are insurance companies. Empowering yourself with a decent working knowledge of how cases of negligent injury are handled will allow you to make better decisions regarding accepting or declining what an insurance company might offer.
For those that have been injured through no fault of their own, there’s an awful lot to know and deal with while you recover from the accident. This is why many choose to have attorneys manage the process for them.
If you or someone you care about needs information about a California traffic accident and how to handle all of the logistics of a legal case, this is the place to read up on what your next steps should be.
We are traffic accident experts and love to help. Check out our personal injury law resources to answers to your questions and then contact a California personal injury attorney to start your road to recovery!