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Blog Posts in 2013

  • Contact Your Personal Injury Lawyer Before It Is Too Late

    If you are badly injured, there are certain steps you must take to protect yourself and those who depend on you. The most important thing to do is to seek medical attention . Go to your doctor, emergency room, urgent care center or health clinic that day to diagnose and treat your injuries effectively. If you are unable to afford the treatment you need, there are various resources available to ...
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  • Why Do Most Personal Injury Cases Settle before Trial?

    A 1992 survey by the United States Department of Justice found that about 75% of tort cases in large counties settled before trial. Of all the tort cases involved in the survey, 92% of them involved personal injuries. It is still true that most personal injury cases settle before trial, and that is because reaching a fair and reasonable settlement is usually better than incurring the costs of a ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and MICRA

    Last month, after a 4-week trial and 3 days of deliberation, a Ventura County jury returned a $6,786,774.31 verdict for our client who was permanently disfigured after what should have been a routine mitral valve replacement surgery. The defendant heart surgeon was repeatedly negligent in both surgical and post-operative care, causing heart trauma that reduced circulation of oxygenated blood to ...
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  • Never Get Behind the Wheel Unless You're Covered by Insurance

    There are a few reasons why it is important to be covered by auto insurance whenever you're driving a motor vehicle. Here's why: #1: It's the law . Pursuant to CA Vehicle Code Section 16020 (known as the financial responsibility requirement), it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle without either proof of liability insurance or - if you are self-insured under Section 16052 or a depositor under ...
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  • If You Can't Find a Personal Injury Lawyer to Take Your Case

    If you have a righteous personal injury case, you would think that finding a lawyer to help you should be a walk in the park - especially since there are almost 180,000 active lawyers in California according to the California state bar website . However, there are many reasons why qualified personal injury lawyers might not be able to take your case. To name just a few: The legal and factual ...
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  • Something You Should Always Do Before You Hire a Lawyer

    A young lady goes to see a lawyer regarding a minor matter. After consultation, the lawyer notes the fee will be $100. She gives him a crisp $100 bill and leaves. Sitting back, the lawyer gives the bill a flick and notices that the bill was so new and crisp it had another $100 bill stuck to it. Now he was facing the age-old ethical dilemma, should he keep it himself or split it with his partner? ...
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  • Check out This HBO Documentary

    Many people do not think to hire a personal injury lawyer when they get hurt. That is because they are focused on getting better and making sure that those people who depend on them are taken care of. Unfortunately, another reason why people do not think to hire a personal injury lawyer when they get hurt - even when somebody else's wrongdoing clearly caused their injuries - is because they have ...
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