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What if My Case Goes to Trial?

By Joseph Low on April 30, 2023 - Comments off

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Most of us hope to never have to file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, for those who have been injured in accidents caused by negligent or reckless individuals, filing a personal injury lawsuit is necessary. Although many of these cases settle out of court, a small percentage of them go to trial. It is crucial that you understand the process, so you are prepared if your case ends up having to be tried in court before a judge and a jury. Read the rest »

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How Injuries Can Lead to Expressive Aphasia

By Joseph Low on April 15, 2023 - Comments off

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Brain injuries are incredibly severe and could result in a number of chronic conditions that could affect the ability to live the life you once enjoyed. One condition that could potentially develop due to a brain injury is expressive aphasia. Those with expressive aphasia may have difficulty communicating, problems understanding words or sentences, and are unable to use or comprehend proper grammar. If your condition is particularly extensive, you may need speech therapy or other forms of treatment to address it. Read the rest »

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What Aspects of Personal Injury Cases Are Most Expensive?

By Joseph Low on February 20, 2023 - Comments off

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Injuries caused by the reckless or negligent act of another party, such as car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, or other incidents, a personal injury claim or lawsuit can be filed. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you could potentially hold the responsible party accountable and ultimately obtain compensation for your injuries, which is especially important when extensive medical care is necessary. Read the rest »

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The Most Common Forms of Police Misconduct

By Joseph Low on August 5, 2022 - Comments off

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Police misconduct is a problem that has been around for decades, with the most recent reforms taking place in the 1960s. Police misconduct is generally defined as “the failure of a police officer to perform his or her duty in a lawful and competent manner.”

This definition encompasses a wide range of behavior, including brutality and abuse, discrimination, falsification of records, corruption, sexual harassment and assault, false arrest or imprisonment, failure to provide medical care or trauma care when needed, and other violations of constitutional rights or law. Read the rest »

Someone’s Dog Just Bit You—Should You Be Concerned About Rabies?

By Joseph Low on May 15, 2022 - Comments off

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California Dog Bite Cases

The friendliest dogs can act out of character if they are startled or feel threatened in some way. When animal instinct takes over to defend or protect, the friendliest family dog can turn aggressive. A dog bite is painful, and the experience traumatic. The good news is that most domesticated dogs are vaccinated. The bad news is that not all pet owners are responsible for keeping their furry friends up to date with their shots. If a dog has bitten you, you should clean the wound as effectively as possible and head to the nearest healthcare facility. Read the rest »

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How to React to Parking Lot Accidents

By Joseph Low on March 1, 2022 - Comments off

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Many car accidents that happen in parking lots are minor, low-speed, low-impact collisions, causing property damage only. In some cases, however, people are seriously in parking lot wrecks, particularly in incidents involving children, pedestrians, or bicyclists. The National Safety Council found that, on average, 60,000 people are injured and 500 or more are killed in parking lot crashes every year, as reported on CBS News.

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What Happens in Mediation for a Personal Injury Claim?

By Joseph Low on September 20, 2021 - Comments off

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In California, civil cases may go to mediation if the court so orders, when the case involves more than $50,000 in damages or if the parties stipulate to mediation at least 90 days before the trial date. “Mediation brings people in conflict together with a neutral third person who assists them in reaching a voluntary agreement,” as stated by the American Bar Association (ABA). The purpose of the mediator is to help the parties clarify the issues, consider their options, and reach a workable agreement.

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The Importance of Social Media Silence During a Claim

By Joseph Low on October 30, 2020 - Comments off

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Sharing photos and life updates to social media is almost second nature, but posting about a car accident or slip and fall might be a fatal mistake. Insurance companies will find every excuse to minimize your claim or deny you coverage after an accident, including using your social media posts against you. Everything from check-in to a local club on Facebook to a tweet about your physical therapy sessions can all have a major impact on your claim.

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Complications After a Head Injury

By Joseph Low on August 25, 2020 - Comments off

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Head injuries are some of the most severe, devastating aspects of serious falls and car accidents. And while you might think the worst is over after being released from the hospital, only time will tell what long-term effects your injury may have. While some victims enjoy a full recovery, others are left with varying degrees of paralysis, migraines, cognitive impairments, nerve damage, and other disabilities that manifest gradually as time passes. Furthermore, secondary injuries that are usually considered minor may cause devastating damage due to the weakened and damaged condition of your brain tissue.

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How Comparative Negligence Can Affect My Personal Injury Case

By Joseph Low on October 30, 2019 - Comments off

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Negligence is when an individual violates the duty of care owed to another person. For example, a driver who runs a red light and causes an accident is negligent because they breached the duty of care to other motorists by violating traffic laws and causing a traffic collision.

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