Who Are the Plaintiffs and Defendants in a Personal Injury Case?

If you were injured by another party’s negligence, you may need a personal injury lawyer. Before beginning your search for one, it can help to understand some basic terms used in these cases. Two key terms you need to know describe the central roles of a personal injury case: the plaintiff and the defendant. Arnold […]

Liability Waivers and How They Could Impact Your Injury Claim

In California, liability waivers are used to help shield businesses from being sued if someone gets injured on their property. Whether they are enforceable or not depends on how well they are drafted and whether gross negligence was involved. At Arnold Law Firm, we discuss more about liability waivers, including what legal options you may […]

Is a Property Owner Liable for Accidents on a Sidewalk in California?

If there is a structural hazard on a sidewalk and you fall, the owner of the property where the sidewalk is may be financially responsible for your injuries in some parts of California. The laws pertaining to property owner liability for sidewalk accidents can be complex. Below, we discuss how state and local ordinances may […]

Can You Seek Compensation for Injuries From a Space Heater Fire?

People use personal space heaters to keep warm in bed, in their office space or while lounging around at home. It is easy to fall asleep and forget to turn the heater off or leave it unattended. This can be extremely dangerous, as there is a risk of a fire. However, some personal space heaters, […]

Can Drivers Seek Compensation for Flood Damage Caused by Levee Failure?

Although heavy rain is common in California between November and March, this rainy season has been completely different. In the last couple of weeks, Northern California has been hit with a series of storms that have caused multiple levee failures along the Consumnes River. Crews working to repair the breaches have said this is the […]

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 […]