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Can a Surgery Recommendation Affect a Settlement Offer?

A doctor’s recommendation for surgery is evidence of the severity of the victim’s injuries and may create a strong argument for why the victim deserves compensation. The need for surgery is a common reason for insurers to offer the full amount of liability…

Why is it Important to be Honest with Your Personal Injury Lawyer?

You may have reservations about disclosing some of your medical and financial histories to your attorney, perhaps because of feelings of embarrassment or fear that they may determine that you do not have a case. Sharing negative details may feel uncomfortable…

Arbitration in a Personal Injury Case

People often think of just two options for solving a personal injury dispute with an insurance company: a settlement or a jury verdict. There are a few other ways the dispute may be settled, such as arbitration. What is Arbitration? Arbitration is a…

How Outstanding Debt May Affect a Personal Injury Settlement

Californians tend to carry significant debt. According to the Federal Reserve Board of New York, the 2019 average debt for California residents was $73,400, including auto loans, credit cards, mortgages, and student loans. Debt can impact many parts…

Can Psychological Injuries Be Included in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal injuries can not only affect you physically but also emotionally and psychologically. Victims may be able to pursue compensation for mental health damages in a personal injury claim. In fact, in certain situations, California allows victims to…

What to Expect as a Personal Injury Client

Many of our clients have never pursued a claim for personal injuries before and are unfamiliar with the lengthy, complex legal process.  Below is a summary that will help you become familiar with this process so you know what to expect.  Gathering Information Your…

What Happens During the Discovery Phase of a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury lawsuit involves many steps, many in preparation for trial. One important phase is discovery, when both sides share information, they need to build a case. Learn more about this process below. Purpose of the Discovery Phase The discovery…

Understanding the Bottom Line in Personal Injury Cases

Pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries is an easy general concept: The bigger the settlement, the better. However, there are many complex factors that may impact the amount of money that you retain after your case is complete. Below are brief…

What is a Demand Letter in a Personal Injury Case?

After suffering a personal injury in an accident, one of the steps when seeking compensation is sending a demand letter to the insurance company. Having an experienced lawyer draft and send this letter often makes a significant difference in the outcome…

How is an Injury Victim Paid After their Case is Won?

When accident victims agree to a settlement for their injury claims, they are usually eager to receive funds and may have questions about that process. Will the insurance company pay you right away? Will you receive a check in the mail? Below, learn…