September

Blog Posts in September, 2015

  • What Is the Biggest Disadvantage of Representing Yourself?

    Representing yourself is called, in civil litigation, being in Pro Per. A self represented litigant is not that uncommon. The primary motivation for self representation seems to be avoidance of the attorneys’ fees, or the contingency fee paid to the attorney at the conclusion of the case. Self represented litigants feel that they can represent themselves, they can learn the procedures, they can ...
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  • What Is the Fastest Way to Settle Your Case?

    In order for a case to settle, all of the attorneys working on the case, no matter which party they represent, need a solid understanding of the evidence supporting both liability and damages. Once all the necessary attorneys know about the case, it is not very difficult to get it settled. Experienced attorneys can evaluate a case from both the liability and damages perspectives. To move your case ...
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  • What Is the Most Important Automobile Insurance to Have?

    There are several different types of automobile insurance coverage that provide protection for different scenarios — liability coverage for accidents that you cause or contribute to, medical payments coverage that provides for medical bills, and property damage reimbursement, which replaces or repairs your damaged automobile, to name just a few. But the most important automobile coverages are ...
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  • What Is An "Expert," and How Does One Help Your Case?

    An expert is someone who has a level of expertise and experience to be able to offer juries opinions to help them understand your case more fully. For example, in an automobile accident case, a biomechanic engineer expert has training in medical science and engineering. This expert may offer opinions to a jury that certain forces involved in the accident had a direct impact upon certain body ...
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  • 5 Questions to Ask an Attorney

    How does a person or company know how to pick an attorney? Once you’ve found a prospective attorney, there are (at least) five key questions to ask: 1. How much experience do you have handling cases like mine? Ask your intended attorney not only if he or she has handled cases like yours, but for how long, how recently have they handled similar cases, and just how similar were they? Also, ask how ...
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  • A Local Lawyer May Make a Difference

    Cases are filed either in the county whether the accident or event occurred, or the county where the defendant resides. They are not filed where the plaintiff lives, unless if the event that caused the lawsuit also occurred in the same county. There are hundreds of lawyers available, and many that advertise. Why may it make a difference to have a lawyer represent you that is local to, or at least ...
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  • See Your Doctor Now, Pay Later

    If you are injured in an accident but you do not have health insurance, or enough health insurance, you may be able to obtain medical treatment on a lien. A medical lien means that the doctor or health care provider will provide you treatment and not charge you immediately after the treatment. The provider will wait to get paid for the medical services until after your claim is resolved. The ...
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  • Even if the accident is partially your fault, you may recover damages

    Accident victims sometimes feel that they are not entitled to recover damages– their medical bills, lost earnings, or their pain and suffering damages- if they were partially at fault for the accident. Fortunately, this is not the law in California. Under the law, if a plaintiff (the person suing for injuries or damages from an accident) is also at fault for causing the accident, the plaintiff’s ...
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  • Find the right lawyer for your case

    When someone is injured in an accident, or is wronged by the breach of an agreement, that person needs to find the right lawyer for his or her case. How does someone go about finding the right lawyer to handle their case? A lot of lawyer retention comes from referrals– asking someone you know to refer a lawyer. Other lawyers are found through advertising or the internet. Once you find a lawyer ...
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  • Not having automobile insurance severely limits damages in an accident

    Under Civil Code § 3333.4, entitled ” Recovery of non-economic losses arising out of motor vehicle accident,” a person who is injured in an automobile accident, even if not at all his or her fault, may have his or her non-economic damages eliminated if the accident victim did not have automobile insurance. As a result of this law, if you are involved in an automobile accident which is not at all ...
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  • What damages are available for personal injury accidents?

    Whenever someone is injured in a personal injury accident, whether a motor vehicle accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident or construction site accident, the law in California allows for the recovery of what is called “damages.” Damages constitute money amounts that a jury may award for the injured person in an accident that is someone else’s fault. The two areas of damages are called ...
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  • How to Prepare your Case for Trial

    Litigation is a lengthy, expensive, complicated and time-consuming process. Using a specific game-plan and precise focus shall greatly enhance your client’s case and improve your case’s chances of a timely and effective resolution. A successful trial initiates with several, principle concepts, which are: 1. Establish trust; 2. Create communication; 3. Implement a plan; 4. Attack credibility; and, ...
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