When Is a California Personal Injury Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

When Is a California Personal Injury Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

Nobody wakes up in the morning expecting to be catastrophically injured that day. Catastrophic personal injuries happen suddenly and unexpectedly, changing victims’ lives forever. While many catastrophic injuries occur during California car accidents, not all happen on the roads. Catastrophic injuries can happen anywhere: at home, at work, while shopping, during a visit to a […]

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What’s the Difference Between Gross and Ordinary Negligence?

What's the Difference Between Gross and Ordinary Negligence?

The word “negligence” is commonly tossed around in casual conversations. A driver might accuse someone else of driving negligently without knowing the legal definition of negligence. Here in California, the law recognizes both ordinary negligence and gross negligence. Do you know the difference between them? The finer points of negligence become important in certain scenarios, […]

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Complete Streets Coming to California

Complete Streets Coming to California

Poor road design is one of the biggest reasons why some streets are more dangerous than others in California. This is particularly true for non-motorists who share our roads, like pedestrians, bicyclists, and scooter riders. Many of our city streets are great for cars but terrible for pedestrians. San Francisco has a long history of […]

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A Day-in-the-Life Video – Does it Help Your Personal Injury Case?

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When you say, “I was injured in a car accident,” do people show sympathy for your situation? Can they possibly understand your immense pain and suffering? Do they truly grasp how the accident ruined your finances and shook up your entire life? It can be difficult for others to understand the full scope of the […]

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Open or Closed: Types of Brain Injuries After a Car Accident

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In this article: We’ll discuss the relationship between car accidents and brain injuries, the types of brain injuries that can occur, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a brain injury. Brain injuries, also referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are serious injuries that often require expensive medical treatments and can lead […]

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Hoverboard Risks, Injuries, and Rules You Should Know

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Hoverboards are a lot of fun, but they’re also among the most hazardous products you can buy. They’re so dangerous, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) maintains a site dedicated to hoverboard safety, injuries, and recalls. Just take a look at hoverboard fail videos on YouTube and you’ll see what we mean. Nobody seems to […]

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Skateboard Accidents: Common Injuries and Potential Damages

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Skateboarders often get a bad rap in California. Some people assume anyone on a skateboard must be a daredevil who’s carelessly risking their safety just for fun. Not true! Plenty of people use skateboards carefully and legally for traveling to work, staying healthy through exercise, and making important deliveries around town. Skaters have a right […]

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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

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Many factors can make or break a personal injury case. If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, you’re probably wondering whether you have a case for compensation from them or their insurance company. Good question! The answer can be complicated. In California, when you’re injured by another individual, a […]

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Can I Change Personal Injury Lawyers?

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If you have serious concerns about your personal injury lawyer’s abilities or how your case is being handled, you may be wondering if you can make a change. Most people assume they have to stick with the first attorney they pick. Not so! In fact, certain red flags should tell you an attorney isn’t the […]

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What is a California Code of Civil Procedure 998 Offer to Compromise and How Does it Work?

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A 998 Offer Can Speed Up Your Case and Support a Better Outcome In a lawsuit, each person often pays their own legal fees. However, California law allows for a shift of legal costs from one party to the other through the use of California Code of Civil Procedure Section 998. Lawyers commonly call this […]

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