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Exceeding Policy Limits on Auto Accident Claims

A common question most accident victims ask is, “is it possible to settle my case for more than the at-fault’s insurance policy limits?” Generally, the answer is no. However, in some cases, depending on the specific facts surrounding the case, it is possible to get an insurance company to pay more than their policy limits. Understanding Insurance Policy Limits When you buy liability insurance, there is essentially always a...
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Injured in an Accident Outside of California?

Injured in an Accident Outside of California? Even when you are traveling, whether for business or for pleasure, the risks of getting into an accident are just as high as when you are home. In fact, the risk of accidents are slightly higher due to the factors of unfamiliar roads and highways, different driving laws, and more frequent Uber/Lyft trips. No matter how cautious you may be, unfortunately, the...
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Contributory Negligence v. Comparative Negligence

Not all motor vehicle crashes are clear cut and easy to determine liability. Some crashes tend to be more complicated. The reason is that a number of different factors can cause a collision to happen. Determining who is at fault in a car crash can be a difficult process. The first step is to prove the other party was negligent. However, even if you are successful in doing so,...
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Common Causes of Construction Accidents

The construction industry has grown exponentially over the past several years. It seems as though there are construction projects every street you turn onto. Although the projects provide a big economic support, they can also be a hotbed for serious construction accident injuries and fatalities. These dangers are present for both workers and bystanders at construction sites. If you or a loved one is a victim of a construction...
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Accidents Involving First Responders

Filing a personal injury claim for an accident involving a first responder, such as an ambulance or fire truck, can be complicated. Accidents involving first responders or emergency vehicles in California have specific rules and exceptions with regard to civil liability for personal injury or wrongful death. Public policy is to allow paramedics, firemen and the police to quickly respond in emergency situations, especially cases involving life threatening scenarios....
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Importance of a Police Report for a Car Accident

Getting into a car accident can be scary and confusing, especially if it is your first accident and you were seriously injured. It’s normal to feel shaken when trying to sort all the difficult emotions. The first step to properly dealing with an accident and protecting your legal rights is to complete all the necessary steps involved in the claims process. The first thing you should do after a...
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The “Average” Settlement for Personal Injury Claims

A personal injury settlement is generally brought after an injured party files a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party. Both parties can reach a settlement if the defendant agrees to the pay the plaintiff a certain amount of money to end the case. This scenario can even take place before the plaintiff files a lawsuit, hence the term “pre-suit settlement.” Most personal injury cases settle before a lawsuit...
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Understanding the Personal Injury Claims – Filing Process

Just because you got injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it does not mean that you are automatically entitled to compensation. You still need to follow a protocol of filing a claim against the responsible party and/or their insurance carrier. To make sure your claim is properly processed and you increase the chances of getting the full compensation that you deserve, it is best to...
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Claiming Emotional Distress as Part of Your Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may file a personal injury. Depending on the specific facts of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for various injuries. Two major types of injuries you can seek compensation for are physical injuries and emotional injuries (more commonly referred to as emotional distress). Most injury victims do not fully understand...
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Valuing a Burn Injury

Burn victims may be entitled to compensation from the party whose negligence or reckless caused the burn. However, as with any personal injury claim, it is difficult to accurately predict the settlement value of a burn injury. The major factors in determining the value of a burn injury claim are the severity of the injury, the intentions of the party who caused the burn, and the extent to which...
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