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  • Car Accidents

    The latest posts for Car Accidents are listed below.
    • Protecting Your Rights After An Auto Accident

      The moments that immediately follow a car accident can be confusing and chaotic. However, these moments may be the most important to the outcome of any potential insurance or legal disputes related to the accident. Performing the correct steps following an accident may mean the difference between having your medical bills and other expenses paid for you, or having to pay them yourself. Following a ...
    • DUI And Personal Injury: Who Really Pays?

      Intoxicated motorists - drunk drivers - are responsible for about thirty percent of the fatal accidents in the United States. It doesn't take much alcohol to get to the legal limit, which in all fifty states is a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 percent. Just one drink can impair anyone's driving skills. The National Commission Against Drunk Driving says that more than 250,000 are injured by ...
    • Car Accident Property Damage Claims

      This article is a general overview of the insurance claims process for vehicles damaged in California traffic accidents. The same process applies whether your vehicle was a car or a motorcycle. Insurance Coverage Under California law, every private passenger motor vehicle driver must have at least $35,000 in liability insurance or cash deposit with the DMV. Liability insurance compensates a person ...

    Insurance

    The latest posts for Insurance are listed below.
    • Damages Recoverable in Insurance Bad Faith Claims

      When your insurance company refuses to honor the terms of its legal policy, and refuses to pay out a valid claim, you can file an insurance bad faith claim to recover damages. In a bad faith claim, you can claim damages that will compensate you for the financial as well as emotional damages that you have suffered as a result of the claims denial. Dealing with bad-faith tactics can be emotionally ...
    • What Types of Insurance Coverage do Bicyclists Have Available after an Accident?

      Bicyclists who suffer injuries in an accident caused by another can claim compensation for the injuries from the motorist's insurance coverage. You can claim compensation under the other person’s auto insurance, or his homeowner’s insurance . Speak to a Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyer, and learn what types of compensation insurance options are open to you after a bicycle accident. The other ...
    • How to Tell If your Insurer Is Acting in Bad Faith

      When an insurance company uses illegal unfair practices to delay or deny your claim, it is acting in bad faith. Unfortunately, bad faith is a much more prevalent practice among insurance companies than policyholders would like to believe. As the policyholder, you probably believe that your insurance company will be fair to you when it comes to paying out your claim. You may find that that is not ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • Patient Access to Medical Records Can Reduce the Risk of Errors

      Many patients have no idea how to access their medical records. They may not realize that when they have access to all the information that is in these records, they have a better chance of avoiding medical errors. Many healthcare experts now recommend that consumers begin requesting the healthcare information in their medical records. They believe that such information in the hands of patients ...
    • The Patient Safety Threats That Go Unnoticed

      The word "medical error" conjures up images of patients being administered excessive dosages of the wrong drug, or being operated on the wrong body part. However, a major proportion of medical errors every year involve far more mundane, but deadly errors. For instance, the simple act of monitoring a patient's diet while in the hospital is rife with potential for error . A recent study by the ...
    • Low Patient Fatality Risk If Patient Is Readmitted Back in the Same Hospital

      A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Utah found that patients, who were readmitted back into the hospital after a surgical complication, were less likely to die if they were admitted back into the same hospital where they underwent the surgery. According to the research, which focused on patients who underwent at least one of 10 surgical procedures between 2001 and 2011, ...

    Motorcycle Accidents

    The latest posts for Motorcycle Accidents are listed below.
    • Insurance Tip from a California Motorcycle Accident Attorney

      In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it, you don't realize that through that car window, everything you see is just more TV. You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a cycle, the frame is gone. You're completely in contact with it all. You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming. ...
    • Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

      A motorcyclist has little protection in the event of an accident, which exposes him to the risk of a variety of injuries. In a typical accident, a motorcyclist may suffer from the following injuries: Fractures or broken bones are the most common injuries in a motorcycle accident. Typically, the motorcyclist may suffer fractures of the lower extremities, including leg, knee, ankle, and foot ...
    • What Motorists Can Do to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

      A majority of all motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles every year involve motorcycles colliding with a motor vehicle or a truck. Many of those accidents occur because motorists are negligent, careless, and simply clueless about how to drive safely and avoid motorcycles. As a motorist, you are likely sharing the roads with more motorcycles in California now than you were just a couple of decades ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Social Media And Personal Injury: What You Need To Know

      Most of us who enjoy using Facebook and other online social media sites do so to share important parts of our lives with family and friends. While social media can be convenient and useful as well as entertaining, remember that no matter what you do to adjust the "privacy" settings, everything that you post on Facebook, Twitter, or on any other social media site is recorded, stored somewhere, and ...
    • Health Insurance Claim Form 1500 & Your Personal Injury Case

      A large portion of personal injury settlements involve compensation for past or future medical expenses. That is because a person injured by another’s wrongful conduct is entitled to recover from the wrongdoer the reasonable value of medical care and services reasonably required and attributable to the wrongful conduct. Usually, past medical expenses can be proved by submitting unpaid medical ...
    • Restitution Following a Personal Injury Settlement

      When a car accident involves criminal conduct, including drunk driving or a hit-and-run incident, the injured victim’s compensation may include a personal injury settlement from the defendant’s car insurance company and restitution from the criminal defendant to cover the contingency attorney fee on the settlement. To obtain a personal injury settlement from the defendant’s car insurance company, ...

    Wrongful Death

    The latest posts for Wrongful Death are listed below.
    • Difference between a Civil Wrongful Death Claim and Criminal Charges

      In California, survivors of a person who has died due to the negligence of another party may claim wrongful death damages via a civil claim , after the death. The wrongful death claim will specifically seek to compensate the survivors for their losses. For instance, the wrongful death claim will compensate survivors for their financial losses, including lost income, lost insurance benefits , and ...
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