• February 12, 2020
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Loss of consortium California

Claiming loss of consortium is one way to recover for the damage caused by an injury or death of a spouse or domestic partner. Loss of consortium is the harm that results from losing a loved one’s affection, emotional support, companionship, and care. A consortium claim can also include the loss of sexual relations or […]

  • February 12, 2020
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What not to say to an insurance adjuster

If you were recently involved in a car accident, you need to act quickly. First and most importantly, you should immediately seek medical attention. You should also speak with a qualified California car accident attorney.  Insurance companies handling car accident claims want to settle your case quickly and cheaply. Insurance adjusters will often contact you immediately […]

  • February 12, 2020
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Punitive damages California

If you’re hurt in an accident that results from someone’s negligent acts, you’re probably aware that you have legal options to seek monetary damages under California law.  However, some misconduct goes above and beyond mere negligence in causing injuries to a victim. When a person engages in dangerous, reckless, and even intentional acts, the outcome […]

  • October 02, 2019
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What is Joint and Several Liability in California

Joint and several liability is a legal principle that is applicable in some states. The meaning of joint and several liability in California is simple. Two or more parties can be held independently responsible for the full amount of damages sustained by a personal injury plaintiff. This liability is regardless of their own respective degrees […]

  • October 02, 2019
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comparative negligence california

Understanding the differences between comparative versus contributory negligence is important, as it’s fundamental to proving your personal injury claim. Our California personal injury attorneys will explain. California follows the legal principle of comparative negligence, which is dramatically different than contributory negligence. Only a handful of states still follow the rule of contributory negligence, which is […]

  • September 20, 2019
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Oceanside personal injury lawyer

Negligent infliction of emotional distress is a type of tort claim that a plaintiff can bring in California even if they did not actually suffer physical injuries. In other words, the injuries are purely emotional, which would, in many other circumstances, bar a lawsuit. However, California has recognized negligent infliction of emotional distress (called NIED) […]

  • September 03, 2019
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Like other states, California gives injured victims a short amount of time to file a lawsuit for a car accident. You can find the amount of time in the state’s car accident statute of limitations. Meeting this deadline is critical, and one of the disadvantages of representing yourself in a lawsuit is that you might […]

  • August 22, 2019
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most dangerous highways in california

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were 3,304 fatal motor vehicle crashes in California in 2017, the most recent year for which data was available. The reason for any given accident always depends on a number of factors. But some California roads are more dangerous than others. They may be narrower, […]

  • July 31, 2019
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When Must You Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?

After the death of a loved one, you might be in shock. As you scramble to schedule funeral and burial services, it is perfectly normal to worry about whether you will be able to pay your bills and continue to stay in your home. After all, the death of a loved one can have enormous […]