June 29th, 2019
Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs Reality
How do we separate the myths about personal injury lawsuits from reality? If you listen to too much chatter from friends and family, you may be steered in the wrong direction after suffering an injury. You could end up with an unsatisfactory result. There are many stigmas and myths about personal injury lawsuits. These can negatively affect how you handle a complex legal matter. You need to be able to separate myth from reality if you have been injured in any type of accident and have susta...
March 21st, 2019
Will I Have to Go to Court If I File a Personal Injury Claim?
An unexpected accident can be expensive. Fortunately, you have the right to obtain compensation if someone else caused your injuries. Thanks to the popularity of legal dramas on TV, it’s widely believed that you’ll have to go to court if you file a personal injury lawsuit. However, this isn’t necessarily true. It’s entirely possible to resolve your personal injury case without going to court. In fact, the vast majority of personal injury cases are resolved privately outside of the cour...
March 1st, 2019
How the Statute of Limitations Affects Your Personal Injury Case
You may be thinking about filing a lawsuit or insurance claim if you’ve been injured in a Los Angeles car accident. While you may have the right to obtain compensation, it’s important to know that this right won’t last forever. California state law limits the amount of time you have to initiate a personal injury case. You could miss out on the money you need and deserve if you wait too long to file your claim. What is a Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations limits the ti...
November 26th, 2018
Car Accidents, Other Unintentional Injuries Are Leading Causes of Death in Los Angeles
According to the CDC, the leading cause of death of people between the ages of 1 and 44 is unintentional injury. In fact, unintentional injuries are responsible for more deaths than some of the most devastating diseases and illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. We often take steps to avoid getting sick and developing these kinds of threatening health conditions. However, when it comes to avoiding simple accidents and injuries, we don’t seem to be doing enough. Unintentional injur...
September 20th, 2018
What is Res Ipsa Loquitur?
When another person is negligent and causes you harm, you have the right to file a lawsuit to recover monetary damages. In order for your lawsuit to be successful, you’ll have to prove that the other person was, in fact, negligent. In most cases, there will be some direct evidence to support your case. However, it is possible to suffer an injury and know that someone else is to blame, but to have no direct evidence of negligence. Don’t worry if this happens to you. You can invoke the legal...
August 23rd, 2018
Understanding the Collateral Source Rule
When you are injured in a Los Angeles accident you can become overwhelmed. In addition to dealing with a painful injury, you’ll also be burdened with a lot of financial stress. Between medical bills and lost income, your accident could potentially cost you tens of thousands of dollars. If someone else caused your accident and injury, you have the right to hold them accountable. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can demand compensation for your injuries and costs. The defendant name...
February 13th, 2018
Avoiding an Accident This Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a great time to show the people you care about that you love them. Many couples choose to hit the town and celebrate their love for one another by going out to eat, catching a show, and maybe even grabbing a nightcap before heading home. While this can make for a great romantic evening, alcohol can impair a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. At Glotzer & Leib, LLP, our Los Angles personal injury attorneys want to make sure that you and your loved ones get ho...
February 1st, 2018
What Happens if the Person Who Caused Your Injury Cannot Be Found?
The holidays are supposed to be a happy time. Unfortunately, one California family is spending this time grieving the unexpected loss of their loved one following a fatal Los Angeles hit-and-run accident. The crash, which took place in around 9 o’clock in the evening on Christmas in South L.A., involved one vehicle and a 50-year-old woman. The driver of the car, after striking the woman, sped away from the scene. The woman was rushed to the hospital but later died from her injuries. As the fa...
October 31st, 2017
Using an Expert Witness in Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you are injured in a California accident and decide to pursue compensation from an at-fault party, your attorney may rely on the testimony of expert witnesses to support your case. When a personal injury attorney takes your case, he or she will launch an independent investigation into the accident that caused your injuries. Part of this investigation will often include contacting and speaking with experts whose opinions and insight may be relevant to your case. Expert witnesses can be inval...
July 11th, 2017
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 government property, or because of the negligence of a government agency you must file a special claim with the government before you can pursue a civil lawsuit for monetary da...