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May 2019

Car Accident
May 15, 2019

How Do Insurance Companies Calculate Settlements for Car Accidents?

When you file a claim with or lawsuit against an insurance company for a car accident caused by the insured of the latter insurance company, insurance adjusters calculate a settlement offer. Sometimes the offer is well below what you may have expected while other times it is more or around where you expect it to be. Here's what you should…
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Car Accident
May 15, 2019

What Happens When an At-Fault Driver is Killed in a Car Accident?

The car accident is a fatal one. Fortunately for you, you survived. The driver who caused the auto accident, however, died of his injuries. Once you learn this, first, you may feel some remorse or sadness, but then you turn the attention on to yourself and your own injuries. Who is going to pay for it? It wasn't your fault,…
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Accident - public record
Car Accident
May 15, 2019

Are Car Accident Settlements Public Record?

When you are in a car accident, it’s bad enough having to negotiate compensation for all your injuries. But some of you may worry or wonder about the settlement and if it becomes public record? For some, that may be of consequence, but for most of you, it won’t be. Nonetheless, rest assured that car accident settlements are not public…
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyer | The Ledger Law Firm
May 14, 2019

What Are the Duties of a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Getting injured in an accident that was the fault of another person or entity is a reason to file a claim for compensation. Retaining a personal injury lawyer to help you with the process is most often in your best interests to make sure you get the full amount of what’s owed to you, including non-economic damages just as much…
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Causes - Wrongful Deaths
Law Firm
May 12, 2019

What are Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths in California?

Wrongful deaths are those deaths that occur via someone else's or another entity's negligence, intentional act, or recklessness. These kinds of deaths are traumatic and shocking to family and friends. Often the death occurs immediately, but many times the death takes place after a period of time. When wrongful death happens, family members or beneficiaries may be entitled to file…
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Opioid victims - Lawfirm
Law Firm
May 12, 2019

Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California for Opioid Addiction?

There is so much in the news about the federal government and state governments filing lawsuit after lawsuit against the makers and distributor (e.g., Oklahoma’s settlement with Purdue Pharma) of opioid drugs. At the start of this month, a jury found Insys Therapeutics guilty of bribing doctors to push its opioid products, particularly a “highly addictive fentanyl spray.” The jury…
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Fatal Car accident
Car Accident
May 9, 2019

Who is responsible for a fatal multi car accident?

Though public transportation is pretty good in most metropolitan areas of California, large numbers of the population still depend on their own vehicles to get to school, work, and just about anywhere else. Needless to say, there’s traffic and lots of it. When it is stop-and-go traffic on many major highways, you will often come across a chain-reaction type car…
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Law Firm
May 9, 2019

What Evidence Do You Need in a Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Case?

Mesothelioma is aggressive cancer; it kills. And its cause is mostly linked to exposure to asbestos. People suffering from mesothelioma are usually those who worked with or around the asbestos, had family members who worked with or around the substance, or had the substance in their homes. Manufacturers of the substance mostly went bankrupt due to the lawsuits, and through…
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Law Firm
May 9, 2019

What Kind of Cancer Can You Get from Roundup?

Roundup, a Monsanto weed-killer product, has been in the news quite a lot lately. Lawsuit after lawsuit has been filed and judgments have been recently rendered -- not in favor or Roundup -- and there are thousands of more to come. What injury has Monsanto’s weed-killer caused in all of this product liability and personal injury cases? Cancer. Here, we…
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Law Firm
May 9, 2019

How is Non-Economic Loss Calculated in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?

In wrongful death claims, family members and beneficiaries may qualify to file for compensation for damages they endure. These damages are known as economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are pretty straight forward; they are the tangible expenses that are relatively easy to identify and calculate. They include things like: Medical bills; Funeral expenses; Household services; and Other qualifying out-of-pocket…
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