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July 1, 2018

Timeline of a Personal Injury Case

The timeline for a personal injury case largely depends on the injured person's medical condition and need for ongoing care, although there are a number of other factors that can play into how long it takes to get a personal injury case resolved.  Some cases resolve in a matter of months, and some ...


August 1, 2018

How much is my personal injury case worth?

The value of a personal injury case is measured by what are called “damages.”  When someone is injured due to the actions of another person or entity, the injured person is lawfully entitled to recover damages.  Damages are the measurement of compensation to put the injured person back in thei...


September 1, 2018

What are the warning signs of elder abuse?

Sadly, elder abuse victims often remain silent after being abused for fear of retaliation. It is often up to the family or friends of the victim to detect the signs of abuse. The three general categories of elder abuse are (1) physical abuse, (2) emotional abuse, and (3) financial abuse.  Signs of ...


October 1, 2018

What is a lien in my personal injury case?

There are several types of liens that medical providers and health insurance companies can assert in a personal injury case. Health Insurance and Hospital Liens (Statutory Liens) In California, a health insurance company can assert a statutory lien pursuant to Civil Code § 3040 and a hospital can a...


November 1, 2018

The importance of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage

It’s important to have insurance; but having the right kind of insurance is equally important. Most people understand why insurance is necessary (and in California, required), but I often find people aren’t fully aware of what kind of insurance they have. Countless times I’ve heard people use ...


December 1, 2018

DUI motor vehicle collision – what is victim’s restitution?

Restitution is a monetary penalty imposed on a criminal defendant who causes injuries to someone during the commission of a crime and is intended to rehabilitate a defendant and deter future crime. *People v. Vasquez (2010) 190 Cal. App. 4th 1126,1133. Sometimes someone is injured as the result ...