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Disclosing Medical Records to the Insurance Company During an Injury Case

When pursuing compensation for an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, your medical records are one of the key pieces of evidence to prove you suffered damages. Not only is it important to disclose these records as proof of your injuries to the liable insurance company, but it is necessary to do so in a […]

Arnold Law Firm Investigating Dixie Fire

WHO WE ARE Arnold Law Firm is based in Sacramento and works with attorneys in Chico and Paradise. We personally and attentively represent over 100 families in claims arising from the Camp Fire of 2018 in Paradise, California, and surrounding communities. In that litigation, PG&E declared bankruptcy and paid to establish a settlement fund for […]

Common Factors That May Delay an Injury Claim

If you filed a claim for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence but are still waiting for the insurance company to return your calls, offer fair compensation, or process those forms you filled out, you may be wondering what is causing the delays. While some delays in a claim may be reasonable, there are other […]

What is a Letter of Protection in a Personal Injury Case?

A letter of protection, also known as an LOP, is a legally binding contract between your attorney, doctor, and you. The letter guarantees that you will pay your treating doctors for any services rendered to you once your injury claim is resolved. The purpose of an LOP is to help injury victims get the treatment […]

What is Vicarious Liability?

When you live vicariously through someone else’s life, it usually means you are taking pleasure in another person’s adventures and other exploits. Vicarious liability is similar in that another party may be held financially liable for another person’s actions. Vicarious liability could include suffering an injury due to the negligent actions of someone who was driving […]

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 coverage in a settlement. What Types of Injuries Tend to Require Surgery? […]

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 at the time, but withholding information from your attorney can ultimately hurt your case. […]

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 form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is used to resolve 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 of a person’s life. Personal injury victims may wonder how their debt may impact compensation from a […]

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 sue for psychological damages even if they are not physically injured. The licensed Sacramento personal injury lawyers […]

What to Expect as 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 legal team needs to know the details about your case. We […]

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 phase in a personal injury claim is part of pre-trial preparation. Discovery is a […]