Dealing with Compensation for Medical Bills in California Personal Injury Cases

I have been practicing personal injury law for over 20 years and invariably every time I resolve a case for a client whether at trial or by settlement and inform them of the number and the question arises: “Does that include my medical bills.” The answer is always yes. A personal injury settlement with an […]

Filing a Whiplash Claim After a Los Angeles Car Accident

Car accidents are increasingly common in Los Angeles. In 2014, there were more than 75,000 car accident-related injuries and deaths in Los Angeles County. Victims who are involved in Los Angeles car accidents can suffer from a variety of debilitating and painful injuries. Whiplash is among the most common injuries that drivers and passengers will […]

Fallen Tree Limb Injures Children at Pasadena Daycare Center

Daycare Center

Who can you hold accountable for damages sustained in an accident when mother nature is the apparent culprit? Several Pasadena families may be wondering who they can seek compensation from after their children were struck by a tree limb last month. Three Pasadena children were injured at a daycare center when a limb broke away […]

Pasadena Bicyclist Injured After Choosing Road Without Dedicated Bike Lanes

Despite having some of California’s most bicycle-friendly roads, bike-related traffic accidents are still a problem in Pasadena. In August, a bicycle rider was seriously injured after he collided with a car on Walnut Street. The city of Pasadena actually has over 12 miles of dedicated bike lanes on its roadways. Walnut Street is not one […]

Police Reports Can Help Your Personal Injury Attorney Maximize Your Recovery

If you are involved in a car accident you should immediately report the crash to the local police and request to have an officer sent to the scene. When the officer arrives, ask that they begin to complete a Traffic Collision Report. This report, often referred to as a police report, will be a great […]

Conditions at Pasadena Park Potentially Dangerous

A group of soccer players narrowly escaped injuries when a 15-foot tree branch fell on their team bench in a Pasadena park last month. The players were seeking shade from the hot summer sun when the tree limb above them began to fall. All of the players escaped without serious injuries, though some did suffer […]

Anaheim Family May Consider Legal Action After Wrongful Death of Husband, Father

An Anaheim family is mourning the loss of a husband and father after a fatal accident outside of their home claimed his life. Tarek Hamed was turning into his driveway after work at around 3:00 AM when another car lost control and crashed into him. The driver of the other car, Jorge Esteban Lunas Martinez, […]

Family of Lancaster Criminal Hit-and-Run Accident Victim Could Seek Civil Damages

A Lancaster, California hit-and-run accident has claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl. Last month, two cars collided in Lancaster near the intersection of 20th Street East and Lancaster Boulevard. Witnesses saw the driver of one of the vehicles immediately leave the scene. The girl, who was a passenger in the other car, was airlifted […]

Elder Abuse On the Rise as Nursing Home Residents Get Younger

Nursing homes across the country are experiencing a shift in the age of its residents. In California, the number of nursing home residents under the age of 65 has increased 40% since 1994, while the number of residents over the age of 65 decreased by 11%. In fact, nearly one-fifth of California nursing home residents […]

Los Angeles Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities on the Rise

Los Angeles is a bustling city full of art, entertainment, sports, and culture. The city is home to more than 3.97 million people and welcomed a record-setting 47.3 million visitors in 2016. This news is great for the Los Angeles economy, but may be partly to blame for the striking increase in the city’s pedestrian […]

How to File a Claim for Personal Injury Damages Against the Government

Most of us are aware that a statute of limitations sets a specific timeframe on when claims for personal injury damages may be filed in California. Did you know, though, that there is a separate (and much more time-sensitive) process for claims against the government? If you are injured by a government employee, while on […]

California Personal Injury Statute of Limitations Overview

When you are injured in California you are permitted to file a lawsuit seeking monetary compensation from the at-fault party. California personal injury laws allow injured parties to recover damages to cover the costs of: Medical care, Hospital bills, Rehabilitation, Surgery, In-home health attendants, Pain and suffering, Lost wages, and Loss of enjoyment of life. […]

Liability After a Dog Bite

Dog Attack

Earlier this year a Good Samaritan – after hearing cries for help – was able to pry the jaws of a pit bull from the neck of a much smaller dog. As Margo Delgado walked her mini Labradoodle down a Valencia street a man approached with his leashed pit bull. When the two dogs neared Delgado […]