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Does Your State Impose Reward Caps on Personal Injury Suits?

September 25, 2018

Sometimes we hear in the media about multi-million dollar lawsuits being filed in court and have to wonder to ourselves if there is really any limit to the amount that an individual may ask of from the courts. It can seem almost outrageous at times the amounts that some people feel that they are legally entitled to. However, you should note that many states do in fact have limits on the amount that a person may sue for in a personal injury lawsuit. The reality is that many of those multi-million dollar lawsuits are settled for a lot less money than that.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

September 20, 2018

Personal injury claims become necessary when one party is injured and believes a second party is responsible for the injury. In order to seek compensation that helps to cover medical expenses and replace the income that the injured party has lost, filing a claim and possibly pursuing a lawsuit becomes necessary. This is especially true when the accused party denies responsibility and expresses no interest in attempting to settle the claim. There are time limits that apply to filing any type of personal injury claim. Much depends on where you live and who you are claiming caused the injury. Here’s some basic information that will help you understand how long you have to file your claim before seeking legal redress is no longer possible.

Does My Case Qualify for Class Action Status?

September 11, 2018

People have a right to live and bring up their families in an environment that is safe and not harmful to their health and well-being. There are a great many laws at the state and federal levels that are meant to regulate and control the actions and behavior of utility companies. They were designed to ensure that people can breathe fresh air, drink clean water, and live in homes that are free of toxic material. The utility companies know these laws well. And most of them abide by them to the letter. But there are always a few that break the law and put people’s lives in danger in pursuit of greater profits.

What Conditions Qualify Your Loss or Injuries as Catastrophic?

September 4, 2018

It is common in cases involving personal injury law to identify an injury as catastrophic. These are very serious injuries that will impact the rest of a person’s life. They are considered to be very different from injuries that are classified as serious. Victims of catastrophic injuries are never going to heal. An injury being designated as catastrophic makes a difference when it comes to the compensation and protections provided an accident victim.

My Family Has Become Ill and We Suspect Our Utility Provider Might Be Responsible. How Do We Proceed?

August 30, 2018

Everyone deserves to live and raise their family in a hazard-free environment. A raft of legislation has been passed over the last century at both the federal and state levels to ensure the air that people breathe, the water they drink, and the materials used to build their homes and structures near it are clean and safe. Utility providers know this. They have deep knowledge and insight into these laws because they were written to regulate their behavior. Most such providers follow the rules. But some do not. They think they can break the law, put people’s lives in danger, and make more money for themselves.

Seven Common Types Of Slip And Fall Accidents In California

August 21, 2018

Thousands of people are injured each year due to slip and fall accidents. Most people are not seriously hurt from a slip and fall accident. However, slip and fall accidents are still the cause of several permanent disabilities and deaths. There are several types of slip and fall accidents in California. Wet Floor and Walkway Accidents Business owners and property owners have to make sure that spills are cleaned up right after they happen. They are also required to put a wet floor sign out to warn people. Many people do not realize that the floor is wet. Cluttered Floor Accidents Business owners are supposed to keep their floors clear. Debris, supplies and equipment is a tripping hazard. Business owners are also supposed to avoid overfilling their shelves. The items can be knocked over and end up on the floor, which can be a tripping hazard. Damaged Floor Accidents Business…

10 Deadliest Roads in California for Truck Accidents

August 16, 2018

Whether it’s because of hazardous weather conditions, the structure of the road, or the actions of the driver, there are several roads in California that are known as the deadliest or the most dangerous for truck drivers. Other drivers on the road are often more aware of their surroundings while on these roads in order to decrease the chances of an accident occurring. Fortunately, there is assistance available if you are in an accident and are injured. State Road 138 Although this is a main road in the state, it’s full of twists and turns that are sometimes difficult to see until drivers come across them. They are especially difficult to see when it’s foggy or if it’s raining very hard. I-15 This is a highly traveled road from Las Vegas to the Los Angeles area. Speed is often a factor when wrecks are concerned, especially among large trucks. I-10…

What To Do If You’ve Been In A Motorcycle Accident

August 9, 2018

Getting involved in a motorcycle accident can be scary. The good news is that if you know what to do beforehand, then it will be easier for you to deal with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. There are several things that you need to do if you get into a motorcycle accident. Check for Injuries The most important thing that you can do after an accident is to check for injuries. You need to make sure that everyone who has been involved in the accident is okay. Call 911 if you or someone else is hurt. Keep in mind that it may take a few weeks for the symptoms of an injury to show up. That is why it is a good idea to seek medical attention even if you do not feel hurt. Keep in mind that you will have to call the police if the accident causes…

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