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PG&E Equipment Tagged By Investigators After Mosquito Fire in Placer County

PG&E says it has filed a report with the state after its equipment was marked with caution tape by investigators who are looking into the Mosquito Fire in Placer County. This is not the first time the company has been linked to wildfires in California. In 2019, PG&E filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy after being […]

What Happens When You Sign a Release After Settling a Claim?

Signing a release form after reaching a settlement with the liable insurance company is generally the final step of the injury claim process. Your signature on that document bars you from pursuing additional compensation from the insurance company for the same injury, even if you incur additional damages. That is why speaking to an attorney […]

Can I Still Sue if I Verbally Accepted a Settlement?

It is understandable for an accident victim to want to reach a settlement agreement with the liable insurance company as soon as possible. There are many reasons for this, but mostly because medical bills are likely piling up and it is getting difficult to keep up with them. Insurance companies know this and make sure […]

Determining Liability for Slip and Fall Due to Poor Lighting

Bad lighting can lead to many accidents, including a slip and fall or a trip and fall. Injuries sustained in these incidents can seriously affect a person’s wellbeing. Not only in the moment but also in the future, as the pain and suffering associated with the injury may be felt for the rest of the […]

What Evidence Can Be Used to Prove Lost Income in a Personal Injury Case?

If you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence and you are unable to work because of those injuries, you have the right to pursue compensation for your lost income. However, you must be able to prove your injuries left you incapable of working and show how much income you lost. Our personal injury lawyers […]

Filing a Claim for a Concussion Caused by a Car Accident

Although concussions are considered mild brain injuries, they can have serious consequences for your health. Most people recover from these types of injuries, but usually only after getting the necessary treatment, which can be expensive. If you suffered a concussion in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you may be able to file […]

How Do Attorneys Preserve Evidence in an Injury Case?

The burden of proof in an injury case is on the victim, which means you need strong evidence to prove another party’s negligence caused your injuries and damages. Unfortunately, evidence can be lost, tampered with or even destroyed as more and more time passes. That is why it is important to take steps to help […]

Can a Personal Injury Witness Be Forced to Testify?

Witness testimony can sometimes be very important in helping prove negligence in an injury case. However, key witnesses in some cases may not want to testify for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, our Sacramento-area personal injury lawyers may be able to help you gather witness statements and other necessary evidence to help prove your case. […]

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Local Attorney for an Injury Claim?

When choosing an attorney after getting injured by someone else’s negligent actions, you should strongly consider a local lawyer, as there are many benefits to locally based legal counsel. While a firm from out of the area or one that takes cases across the nation may impress you, their attorneys may not have the local […]

What is the Difference Between a Deposition and Interrogatories in an Injury Case?

Depositions and interrogatories have some things in common, such as being steps in the discovery phase of a case. An injury victim and the liable party are both subjected to depositions and interrogatories, and some other parties may be, too. However, there are also some important differences between the two. Below, we discuss some of […]

Does the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine Still Apply in California?

Although California no longer recognizes the attractive nuisance doctrine, the state now imposes more broad interpretations of duty of care for property owners. If you were injured while on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. Call our premise liability lawyers in Sacramento to learn more about […]

What Should I Expect During a Deposition for My Personal Injury Case?

A deposition is a sort of interview session that is held under oath outside of a courtroom prior to the start of a trial. Every question and answer is recorded and added to the official record so attorneys can refer to them during the trial. The purpose of a deposition is to gather information and […]