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May 2019

Car Accident
May 31, 2019

What You Need to Know about Road Rage and Fatal Car Accidents in California

Summer is here and people are getting into their vehicles to take advantage of lower gas prices and vacation days. That means more people on the roads, and while most of you are just doing your thing and driving to your destination, there is bound to be one or two drivers out there who are in a mood and who…
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Personal Injury Lawyer | The Ledger Law Firm
May 30, 2019

Mistakes that Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Claim

Stating your injuries and providing the expenses you accrued due to the injuries is not enough in a personal injury claim. There's a lot more involved if you want to receive full, fair, and just compensation. So, mistake number one is underestimating the claim process. But there are more mistakes you could potentially make that can jeopardize your personal injury…
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Law Firm
May 26, 2019

Stunning $2 Billion Award to California Couple in Roundup Weed Killer Case

It's stunning. This month, a California couple was awarded a $2.055 billion verdict for their Roundup weed killer case against Monsanto. The award amounted to $55 million in compensation for both economic and non-economic damages and $2 billion in punitive damages. Though legal analysts, as NPR points out, suggest the punitive damages will be reduced upon appeal, this verdict is significant. Why…
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Car Accident
May 26, 2019

Do I Pay Back my Health Insurance after my California Car Accident Case Settles?

You've been involved in some kind of accident, whether it is a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or even a slip and fall accident. If you were injured and sought medical attention, your health insurance probably covered some expenses. If your injury was caused by another person or entity (like a company), then you may have filed…
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Car Accident
May 26, 2019

What’s the Difference Between a Roundup MDL Case or Class Action Lawsuit?

If you are filing a lawsuit against Monsanto for cancer caused by its Roundup weed killer product, then you may be confused when your state case is sent to a federal court. You may initially think it's because you are joining a class action lawsuit since there are many others involved, but it is not a class action lawsuit. Rather,…
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Law Firm
May 26, 2019

Will My Roundup Weed Killer Case Result in an Award in the Millions?

The first three product liability cases tried against Monsanto for its Roundup weed killer have resulted in awards not only in the millions but -- with the most recent case in California to a husband and wife -- in the billions. $2.055 billion to be exact. The award resulted in $55 million in compensation and $2 billion in punitive damages…
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Car Accident
May 26, 2019

Can I Be Compensated for Lost Wages if I am Self-Employed but Injured in a Car Accident?

When you are in a car accident in California and it is someone else's fault, that person is responsible for your damages, whether it's property or bodily damages. To come to a sum of all the compensation owed to you, lost wages and, to some extent, loss of earned income capability, are factored in. To do so, contracts, pay stubs,…
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Car Accident
May 26, 2019

What Happens When There are No Survivors of a Vehicle Accident?

A fatal auto accident is devastating. Worse yet is when there are no survivors. Family members of all victims grieve. They also must deal with the financial or economic costs of the fatal accident. There are possibly medical bills. There could be property damage. The decedents may have had a partner or children or other relatives dependent on them financially…
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Settlements - Car Accident
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 - Driver Fault
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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