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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 […]

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 descriptions of several financial aspects that may affect the amount of your recovery. If […]

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 of your claim, particularly the value of the settlement you may receive. If you […]

How is an Injury Victim Paid After the 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 more about how personal injury settlement proceeds are typically distributed and when […]

How Can I Find A Really Good Lawyer for What I Need?

Something unfortunate has happened, and your solution involves our legal system.  However, you may not be sure where to begin or who you can trust to get the help you need.  While you probably do need an attorney, searching for legal help may seem overwhelming. In fact, there is good reason to feel overwhelmed. There are […]

I Got a Low Settlement Offer That Only Covers a Fraction of My Medical Expenses. Is it Worth Talking to an Attorney?

The cold truth is that insurance companies have the upper hand when you represent yourself as an accident victim. They have far more leverage, resources, and expertise – even if you do extensive research, write assertive letters, and present your situation in a compelling manner. The job of an insurance adjuster is to pay out […]

What Is a Free Consultation and How Does It Help My Claim?

Being hurt in an accident can be overwhelming. While you are recovering from your injuries, you may be wondering if you need to hire a lawyer to help with your claim. Most personal injury law firms offer free consultations to accident victims, but exactly what does that mean? Is the consultation really free? At the […]

Brain Injury Victims May Need Ongoing Medical Treatment

According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs every nine seconds. Unfortunately, many of these injuries are caused by another’s negligence and could have been prevented. Below, learn more about how ongoing treatment can be essential for brain injury victims and help manage a variety of problems caused […]

I Was Injured in an Accident, but I Am an Undocumented Immigrant. Can I Still Make a Claim?

California is home to almost 11 million immigrants. We have the largest number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States – an estimated 2.4 million people. Another 25 percent of immigrants in the state hold green cards or visas. Immigrants make up a notable share of our population and are an integral part of our […]

Can Property Owners Be Liable for Swimming Pool Accidents?

Swimming pool incidents that cause severe injuries or fatal drowning accidents can sometimes be prevented. When property owners fail to take reasonable precautions to protect pool users, such as restrict access to the pool with a fence or gate, they could be held liable for damages in a premises liability claim. If you or a […]