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What Must a Dog Bite Lawyer Prove to Win My Case?

What Must a Dog Bite Lawyer Prove to Win My Case?

A dog bite lawyer is a skilled personal injury attorney who must prove a dog owner or other party is liable for your injuries. Such an attorney’s job is to protect an injured victim’s rights, seek compensation for injuries and losses, and hold the responsible party accountable. However, dog bite cases are often challenging, aside from the physical injuries and emotional trauma a victim can face. They can also have serious legal implications. To help

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How Does a Wrongful Death Lawyer Calculate My Settlement?

How Does a Wrongful Death Lawyer Calculate My Settlement?

A wrongful death lawyer doesn’t have a formula to calculate a settlement amount; the unique facts of a case help them determine the damages to pursue. The goal is to recover compensation for expenses and losses a loved one experienced (and will continue to experience) and to hold the at-fault party accountable. Wrongful death claims are often valued in the millions of dollars, but how are such settlements calculated? How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Calculates

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Breaking News

Metro Rail Train and USC Bus Collide In Los Angeles

At least 55 people were injured when a Los Angeles Metro Rail train and a University of Southern California (USC) bus collided on Tuesday (as reported by ABC News). Officials reported that 18 people were transported to a local hospital. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the incident occurred on Watt Way and Exposition Boulevard around noon, when the shuttle bus crossed onto the path of a Metro E Line train traveling southbound.

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Can a Truck Accident Attorney Obtain Compensation If the Driver Wasn't At Fault?

Can a Truck Accident Attorney Obtain Compensation If the Driver Wasn’t At Fault?

The driver is often at fault and liable for damages in a truck accident, but a truck accident attorney can help you get compensated even if another person or entity contributed to an incident. Regardless of who causes them, truck accidents often involve devastating injuries and fatalities. Big rigs, semi trucks, and 18-wheelers are common on California roads and there are many reasons they cause accidents. If you or a loved one was injured in

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How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Estimate My Potential Settlement Amount?

How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Estimate My Potential Settlement Amount?

When consulting with us, our clients often have questions about personal injury law, one of them being how we estimate a potential settlement amount. Our personal injury attorneys are highly skilled in this area. Every case is unique and most settlements occur out of court, so they aren’t on public record. There’s no typical amount for a client to receive, whether they’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or by medical malpractice

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Hurt In a Vehicle Accident in Los Angeles?

Hurt In a Vehicle Accident in Los Angeles?

How to Find the Best Car Accident Attorney If you’ve been hurt in a vehicle accident in Los Angeles, time is of the essence. You must get a police report, gather evidence, and seek medical help. Finding the best car crash lawyer is also essential; it increases the chances of getting the settlement you deserve.  However, we know the chaos, uncertainty, and hurt victims face after an accident. If you don’t already have one, you

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7 Tips for Finding the Right Work Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

7 Tips for Finding the Right Work Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

Work-related injury lawsuits can be complicated. You know you aren’t to blame for a work-related injury or illness, but the expenses keep piling up. Yet it can be hard to obtain the compensation and benefits you’re entitled to without a work injury lawyer in Los Angeles (even if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance).  In 2022, there were 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.’ If you’ve

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Do All Personal Injury Claims Go to Court?

Do All Personal Injury Claims Go to Court?

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, only about 3% of personal injury claims end up in court.1 Other estimates put the settlement rate for civil cases at about 95%.2 This means most lawsuits conclude with an out-of-court settlement. Filing a personal injury claim involves many steps before reaching either scenario. But here, we’ll examine why most claims are settled before trial and why a case can go to court. Why Most Personal Injury Claims

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What Types of Medical Expenses After a Personal Injury Can I Get Compensated For?

What Types of Medical Expenses After a Personal Injury Can I Get Compensated For?

Medical expenses after a personal injury often reach into the tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. In California, the minimum amount of liability insurance is $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident.1 Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or any other accident, you’re medical bills can be much higher than that (depending on your injury). Of the types of damages in a personal injury lawsuit,

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Personal Liability vs. Personal Injury Coverage

Personal Liability vs. Personal Injury Coverage

Aside from seeking the best personal injury attorney after an accident, you may wonder about the difference between personal liability and personal injury coverage. The sound of these terms can obscure their true meanings. However, they’re both crucial for navigating a personal injury case and obtaining compensation. Here’s an in-depth look into the definition of these legal concepts. What Is Personal Liability Coverage? Personal liability provides coverage for bodily injury and/or property damage caused by

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Bodily Injury Coverage vs. Personal Injury Protection

Bodily Injury Coverage vs. Personal Injury Protection

If you’ve been in an automobile or other accident, you may wonder about the difference between bodily injury coverage and personal injury protection. These terms refer to different types of insurance coverage. However, both pay for medical bills and related expenses that result from an accident; regardless of which applies, the insurer typically does not send the plaintiff a check for medical bills (more on how this works later). Here’s a clear definition of the

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Why Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Take So Long?

Why Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Take So Long?

Settling a personal injury lawsuit can take months or years, which is a long time for an accident victim to wait. For many reasons, one lawsuit may take more or less time to resolve than another. Most injured plaintiffs prefer to settle quickly. But often, the longer we fight, the more compensation we can win. Are you looking for the best personal injury lawyer near you in California? We’ll look at the general timeline of

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7 Types of Claims a Property Damage Attorney Can Take On

7 Types of Claims a Property Damage Attorney Can Take On

A property damage attorney can take on a wide range of claims. Your personal injury attorney may be able to help, especially if an injury occurred due to an at-fault party’s negligence. Property damage is one of the leading types of damages, on top of medical expenses, lost income, legal fees, and pain and suffering, that can be considered during a personal injury lawsuit. Damage to a vehicle, home, or personal belongings can be costly

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Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help File a Property Damage Claim?

Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help File a Property Damage Claim?

Even a minor car accident can cause property damage, but can a personal injury lawyer help you file a claim on it? The laws for handling personal injury claims and property damage claims are different. Most personal injury attorneys have experience with both. They’re more likely to handle your property damage claim if you have a personal injury case with them. About Insurance and Property Damage Claims In California, the minimum liability insurance requirements include

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Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

After a crash with a big rig, semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler, you need a truck accident lawyer. It’s one of the common questions we get from clients who’ve been in truck accidents. Driver fatigue and driving under the influence are common causes of crashes involving large trucks. However, weather conditions, faulty equipment, or poor training can also lead to accidents. An attorney’s expertise helps navigate the various challenges of your case and determine who is

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How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Increase My Settlement?

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Increase My Settlement?

  A motorcycle accident lawyer can help maximize your settlement amount to compensate for major injuries, permanent disabilities, and other damages caused by an accident. Their expertise is invaluable. In the aftermath of a motorcycle crash, it’s hard to know where to turn. Insurance settlements are often lower than expected (insurers often justify decreasing or denying a payout by saying you’re to blame or didn’t take steps to prevent a motorcycle crash).  We’ll explain how

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What Types of Cases Can Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Take On?

What Types of Cases Can Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Take On?

Pedestrian accident attorneys can take on a wide range of cases. Each case is different, as every accident has unique circumstances that affect the type and severity of a victim’s injuries. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed every year on California roadways, while thousands more are badly hurt. Experts attribute the growing popularity of trucks and larger vehicles to the surge in pedestrian accidents and fatalities. If you or a loved one has been harmed by

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Can an Animal Attack Lawyer Help If Another Dog Attacked My Dog?

Can an Animal Attack Lawyer Help If Another Dog Attacked My Dog?

We’ve helped many clients recover financial compensation after dog bites, but what if another dog attacked your dog? Can you sue someone for damages? A bite from another animal can severely injure or kill another, which can result in costly veterinary bills.  Legally, a dog owner has a “duty of care” to prevent their dog from hurting someone else. However, dog fights are different. We’ll look at California law and some challenges an animal attack

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How Can Vicarious Liability Help Me Sue a Company?

How Can Vicarious Liability Help Me Sue a Company?

Vicarious liability can help you sue a company when a person it was in control of caused you harm. Using this legal principle, you can be compensated for losses if someone was acting under the direction of an employer or supervisor at the time of an accident. Therefore, vicarious liability can be applied in a lawsuit that, for example, involves getting paid for a car accident in a company car. We’ll explain this legal principle

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Top Causes of Construction Accidents

Top Causes of Construction Accidents

Workplace accidents are more common in construction than in most other industries. The top causes of construction worker injuries and fatalities remain falls, electrocutions, struck-by, and caught-in or caught-between incidents. Much of the time, these construction accidents are preventable, meaning a personal injury attorney can help determine who is liable to compensate you for damages. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes these top four causes of construction accidents: Slips, Trips, and Falls Between

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Distracted Driving is a Real Problem. Who is At-fault?

Distracted driving is a widespread and commonly overlooked hazard that has resulted in thousands of injuries, car accidents, and in some cases, even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2015, a whopping 391,000 people were injured in car accidents that involved a distracted driver. Younger drivers are some of the biggest offenders of behind-the-wheel extracurriculars. In 2015, 42% of high school students admitted that they text or email while

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CA Looks to Permit Lane Splitting by Bikers

Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney In September, the California state assembly signed off unanimously on legislation drafted by Bill Quirk of Hayward that would formalize the practice of lane splitting by motorcyclists. Quirk remarked that the bill would help with decreasing traffic congestion on state highways and encourage safe driving. The practice of lane splitting, by which motorcyclists pass by other vehicles by riding along the lane divider, has never been officially declared legal or

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What Happens If You Wreck a Rental Car?

Wrecking your own car is bad enough. But what happens if you wreck a rental car? Whether you’ve been rear-ended or totaled your rental, the next steps are important. It can be stressful when you’re involved in an accident and the vehicle isn’t even yours. Here, we’ll explain what to do after the accident and how to handle insurance matters. Check On Yourself and Others First, call 911 if you or any passengers are severely

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Most Common Slip and Fall Accident Questions

The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani has handled a lot of slip and fall cases over the years. Our experience has proven that each case is unique, as are the circumstances around each accident and injury claim. Clients often have a lot of questions. Slip and fall claims can be complex and liability can involve a business, property owner, vendor, service contractor, or another party. What Is A Slip and Fall Accident? A person can

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How An Estate Planning Attorney Can Help Your Family

How An Estate Planning Attorney Can Help Your Family

There are many types of lawyers and not everyone knows how an estate planning attorney can help. We’ve covered the differences between a general lawyer and a personal injury attorney. Instead of filing a lawsuit and obtaining compensation for damages, an estate planning attorney can help the entire family determine where an individual’s assets and finances go in the event of their death or incapacitation. What Does an Estate Planner Do? An estate planner is

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How Can California’s Tort Laws Affect My Personal Injury Settlement?

California’s tort laws can impact your personal injury settlement, especially if your lawsuit involves a public agency or its employees. They are exempt from liability under the California Tort Claims Act (CTCA). But you may be able to file a claim, assuming you follow the rules. In this article, we will explain how the state’s tort laws can affect your case, how you can sue a government agency, and the damages you may be entitled

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What Types of Cases Does a Wrongful Death Attorney Handle?

A wrongful death attorney helps family members get compensated for losses sustained when a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct. They can handle many types of cases. Each one is complex and has a unique set of circumstances. That’s why you need an experienced wrongful death attorney who’s handled similar lawsuits and has the skills to negotiate a fair settlement. What Is the Definition of Wrongful Death? A wrongful death claim

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Los Angeles Car Chase Statistics

Police-involved car chases occur almost daily in Los Angeles. The latest available statistics on these events will help you understand their impacts and risks to motorists, officers, and innocent bystanders. As a follow-up to our article covering liability in a Los Angeles car chase, here’s a look at the numbers, trends, and possible solutions to the problem. In April 2023, the LAPD released its Pursuit Injuries Report. At the time, seven people had been injured,

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What Happens If You Don’t Use Insurance Money for Repairs?

If your car accident claim is approved, you’ll most likely use the insurance money for repairs. But what happens if you don’t? Many claimants worry about being denied or receiving a check for less than the repairs to a vehicle. However, it’s not unheard of for someone to consider using the money for something else. We’ll now answer the question, “What happens if you don’t use the insurance money for repairs.” The short answer is—it

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Liability vs. Full Coverage: Can I Save By Dropping One?

Auto insurance isn’t cheap, so vehicle owners sometimes weigh liability vs. full coverage. We’ve talked about the difference between the two before. Liability-only insurance covers damage to other vehicles and injuries to other people. But full coverage also includes damage to your vehicle (and sometimes medical payments coverage). But what if you chose to drop one? We’ll explain if and when it’s possible and the possible repercussions. As of 2023, minimum liability coverage in California

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Does a Release of Liability Waiver Have Limits?

Contrary to what many people believe, a release of liability waiver has limits. It protects a business or property owner only under certain conditions. You may be asked to sign a waiver of liability at a gym, theme park, or sporting event. But you’re only waiving the right to sue for harm sustained by circumstances the waiver covers. How Does a Release of Liability Waiver Work? A liability waiver is a legally binding agreement once

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How Does Assumption of Risk Affect My Personal Injury Settlement?

Assumption of risk may or may not prevent you from receiving a personal injury settlement. Your rights can vary depending on the circumstances and state laws, even if you signed a waiver or participated in an activity with inherent dangers. Signing a release form doesn’t permanently relieve the defendant of liability. At The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani, we can help pursue a personal injury settlement even if the assumption of risk is a factor

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Can a Construction Accident Lawyer Help If I’m Not an Employee?

If a construction worker is injured on the job, their losses are usually covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. The worker may also consider hiring a construction accident lawyer. But what if you’re hurt in a construction site accident and not an employee but instead a subcontractor or civilian? Can you still file a lawsuit? Filing a Lawsuit as a Subcontractor If a subcontractor is injured while performing ordinary work duties, they can usually

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When Do I Need a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?

When you need an experienced lawyer, you can count on The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani for high-quality representation. We can help recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, and loss of consortium as well as other losses. Some injury claims involve more significant and costly losses than others. For the most serious accidents, you’ll need a catastrophic injury lawyer who’s a skilled litigator and negotiator. Definition of a Catastrophic Personal Injury The term “catastrophic

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Can You Trade in a Totaled Car?

After an accident, you may wonder what to do with a totaled car. A car that’s declared totaled by the insurance company is simply one that’ll cost more to fix than it’s worth. But can you trade in a totaled car? Assuming you haven’t accepted a check from the insurance company (they’ll now own the car and have the right to salvage it), a trade-in may be an option. Why Avoid Letting the Insurance Company

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Can an Uber Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles Help Me Sue a Driver Directly?

Due to the nature of Uber’s corporate structure and insurance policy, suing the company for injuries sustained in a rideshare accident can be difficult. But sometimes, an Uber accident lawyer in Los Angeles can help you sue a driver. The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani have helped many clients who’ve been injured in Uber accidents. We’ll explain how to go about suing a driver and receiving compensation. Is Uber’s Insurance Policy Enough? Under the rideshare

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How to Cancel the Registration on a Totaled Car in California

If you total your car in California, you must report it to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Once the insurance company offers a settlement after your car accident, within 10 days you must obtain a California Salvage Certificate or Non-repairable Vehicle Certificate. You’ll receive it in exchange for the vehicle’s California Certificate of Title that you must surrender. Continue reading to learn more about how to cancel the registration on a totaled car. Canceling

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Why Is Suing a Large Company So Difficult?

Any business can be liable for negligence, malpractice, a personal injury accident, etc. Suing a large company may be your only legal option if, for example, you’re injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, slip on a retailer’s slippery floor, are hurt by a defective product, or are harmed in the workplace. But your path to victory won’t be easy. Big corporations have unlimited resources for putting up a defense. They have access

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Does GAP Insurance Cover a Total Loss?

Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) insurance is one of a few types of car insurance that can cover accident-related costs. But what if your car is totaled? Most policies limit the coverage amounts and types of coverage  (collision, medical, uninsured motorist, etc., but not a totaled car). GAP insurance does cover a total loss, and we’ll explain how it works. How Does GAP Insurance Help? A car begins to depreciate as soon as you drive it

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After a Car Accident, Is Determining Fault by the Location of Damage Possible?

For our clients injured in car accidents, obtaining fair compensation for injuries and expenses is a top priority. But pursuing a settlement first requires determining fault. There are many ways to do so. For example, witness accounts, photographs of the scene, and police reports can help identify the negligent driver. It’s also possible, after a car accident, to determine fault by the location of the damage. While the location of the damage doesn’t always tell

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What Happens to the License Plates When a Car Is Totaled?

Anyone who’s been in an auto accident may ask, “What happens to the license plates when a car is totaled?” We’ve previously covered what to do with a totaled car. In this article, we’ll explain what happens with the licensed plates of a totaled car in California. If your car is totaled, it means the cost of repairs (plus its salvage value) is equal to or exceeds the vehicle’s actual cash value. To be compensated

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What Is the Delayed Discovery Rule in California?

In general, a statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit begins when a negligent or wrongful act causing a loss or injury occurred. A personal injury claimant in California has two years from the date of injury to file a claim (or one year for medical or legal malpractice). If they fail to do so during that time, the court will bar them from suing. But there is an exception—the delayed discovery rule; in California,

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Can a Lyft Accident Attorney Near Me Help Sue for Damages?

If you’re injured in a rideshare car accident, you may seek compensation for damages. But suing Lyft can be challenging since its drivers are independent contractors. The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani will help hold the responsible party accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rideshare accident, our Lyft accident attorney near you will help with your claim. We work with personal injury clients throughout California and have seen many

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How Do I Get a DMV Total Loss Registration Refund?

A totaled car is one that’s considered too costly to repair. But just because your vehicle is a total loss doesn’t mean you can’t receive a settlement on it. Rather than paying for repairs, you can settle for its salvage value. You must go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) before receiving compensation. A total loss registration refund can also be obtained by visiting your local DMV. We’ll explain how the process works in

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Will the Insurance Company Send Me a Check for My Medical Bills?

Paying your insurance premiums every month is enough of an expense. Medical bills can be much costlier if you’re injured in an accident. If not insured, you’ll have to pay them out-of-pocket. But let’s assume you are insured; now, we’ll look at the answer to the question, “Will the insurance company send me a check for my medical bills?” and how medical bills get paid through an accident claim. Do I Get the Check? The

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How Effective Are Safety Features in Cars?

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) are rapidly becoming standard features in new cars. Aside from familiar safety elements like seatbelts and airbags, many vehicles include collision warning systems, blind-spot detection, automatic emergency braking, etc. But are these safety features in cars making a difference? Vehicle crashes, accident injuries, and fatalities are in the news almost every day. Cited by Forbes, research by LexisNexis Risk Solutions found that with ADAS-equipped vehicles, bodily injury claims have been reduced

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When Are Nominal Damages Awarded?

In many lawsuits, plaintiffs seek compensatory damages to pay for losses caused by a defendant’s actions or negligence. But not everyone goes to court to seek a large monetary award. We’ll explain when nominal damages are awarded and what they mean. What Does It Mean to Receive Nominal Damages? Nominal damages are awarded when the plaintiff has not suffered any substantial losses. The goal is to establish that their legal rights have been violated. Your

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Can I Sell a Totaled Car?

When a car is totaled, the insurance company has decided the cost of fixing the vehicle is more than its value. Salvaged cars are those that have been declared totaled. Selling a totaled car is possible and legal. If you’re asking, “Can I sell a totaled car?”, we’ll explain how to do so. Your Insurance Company Can Help It is up to the insurer to declare the car totaled. If you’ve been in an accident,

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What If an Insurance Check Is Less Than the Repairs to My Vehicle?

You were in an auto accident, and the repair shop quoted a price of $2,000. However, the insurance company refuses to pay more than $1,200, claiming that’s what the repairs should cost. This is not uncommon. Insurance policyholders often find their insurance company won’t cover the total price of a vehicle repair. Can you dispute an insurer’s estimate? We’ll explain what to do if the insurance check is less than the repairs. Insurance Companies and

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In a Multi Vehicle Crash Is the Car with More Damage at Fault

In a Multi-Vehicle Crash, Is the Car with More Damage at Fault?

A multi-vehicle accident involves three or more cars. It’s often caused by a chain reaction in which the first car collides with another vehicle that hits the next, triggering a series of crashes. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon on California’s busy roads. Establishing fault in such a situation can be difficult. Oftentimes, the extent of the damage to each vehicle helps determine liability. But is the car with more damage at fault all the time?

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What Must a Dog Bite Lawyer Prove to Win My Case?
Animal Attack Accidents

What Must a Dog Bite Lawyer Prove to Win My Case?

A dog bite lawyer is a skilled personal injury attorney who must prove a dog owner or other party is liable for your injuries. Such an attorney’s job is to protect an injured victim’s rights, seek compensation for injuries and losses, and hold the responsible party accountable. However, dog bite

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How Does a Wrongful Death Lawyer Calculate My Settlement?
Settlement

How Does a Wrongful Death Lawyer Calculate My Settlement?

A wrongful death lawyer doesn’t have a formula to calculate a settlement amount; the unique facts of a case help them determine the damages to pursue. The goal is to recover compensation for expenses and losses a loved one experienced (and will continue to experience) and to hold the at-fault

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Breaking News
Bus Accidents

Metro Rail Train and USC Bus Collide In Los Angeles

At least 55 people were injured when a Los Angeles Metro Rail train and a University of Southern California (USC) bus collided on Tuesday (as reported by ABC News). Officials reported that 18 people were transported to a local hospital. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the incident

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Hurt In a Vehicle Accident in Los Angeles?
Car Accidents

Hurt In a Vehicle Accident in Los Angeles?

How to Find the Best Car Accident Attorney If you’ve been hurt in a vehicle accident in Los Angeles, time is of the essence. You must get a police report, gather evidence, and seek medical help. Finding the best car crash lawyer is also essential; it increases the chances of

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7 Tips for Finding the Right Work Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles
Workers' Compensation

7 Tips for Finding the Right Work Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

Work-related injury lawsuits can be complicated. You know you aren’t to blame for a work-related injury or illness, but the expenses keep piling up. Yet it can be hard to obtain the compensation and benefits you’re entitled to without a work injury lawyer in Los Angeles (even if your employer

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Do All Personal Injury Claims Go to Court?
Personal Injury

Do All Personal Injury Claims Go to Court?

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, only about 3% of personal injury claims end up in court.1 Other estimates put the settlement rate for civil cases at about 95%.2 This means most lawsuits conclude with an out-of-court settlement. Filing a personal injury claim involves many steps before reaching either

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Personal Liability vs. Personal Injury Coverage
Personal Injury

Personal Liability vs. Personal Injury Coverage

Aside from seeking the best personal injury attorney after an accident, you may wonder about the difference between personal liability and personal injury coverage. The sound of these terms can obscure their true meanings. However, they’re both crucial for navigating a personal injury case and obtaining compensation. Here’s an in-depth

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Bodily Injury Coverage vs. Personal Injury Protection
Personal Injury

Bodily Injury Coverage vs. Personal Injury Protection

If you’ve been in an automobile or other accident, you may wonder about the difference between bodily injury coverage and personal injury protection. These terms refer to different types of insurance coverage. However, both pay for medical bills and related expenses that result from an accident; regardless of which applies,

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Why Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Take So Long?
Personal Injury

Why Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Take So Long?

Settling a personal injury lawsuit can take months or years, which is a long time for an accident victim to wait. For many reasons, one lawsuit may take more or less time to resolve than another. Most injured plaintiffs prefer to settle quickly. But often, the longer we fight, the

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7 Types of Claims a Property Damage Attorney Can Take On
Property Damage

7 Types of Claims a Property Damage Attorney Can Take On

A property damage attorney can take on a wide range of claims. Your personal injury attorney may be able to help, especially if an injury occurred due to an at-fault party’s negligence. Property damage is one of the leading types of damages, on top of medical expenses, lost income, legal

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Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help File a Property Damage Claim?
Property Damage

Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help File a Property Damage Claim?

Even a minor car accident can cause property damage, but can a personal injury lawyer help you file a claim on it? The laws for handling personal injury claims and property damage claims are different. Most personal injury attorneys have experience with both. They’re more likely to handle your property

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Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
Truck Accidents

Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

After a crash with a big rig, semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler, you need a truck accident lawyer. It’s one of the common questions we get from clients who’ve been in truck accidents. Driver fatigue and driving under the influence are common causes of crashes involving large trucks. However, weather conditions,

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How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Increase My Settlement?
Motorcycle Accidents

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Increase My Settlement?

  A motorcycle accident lawyer can help maximize your settlement amount to compensate for major injuries, permanent disabilities, and other damages caused by an accident. Their expertise is invaluable. In the aftermath of a motorcycle crash, it’s hard to know where to turn. Insurance settlements are often lower than expected

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What Types of Cases Can Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Take On?
Pedestrian Accidents

What Types of Cases Can Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Take On?

Pedestrian accident attorneys can take on a wide range of cases. Each case is different, as every accident has unique circumstances that affect the type and severity of a victim’s injuries. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed every year on California roadways, while thousands more are badly hurt. Experts attribute the

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Can an Animal Attack Lawyer Help If Another Dog Attacked My Dog?
Animal Attack Accidents

Can an Animal Attack Lawyer Help If Another Dog Attacked My Dog?

We’ve helped many clients recover financial compensation after dog bites, but what if another dog attacked your dog? Can you sue someone for damages? A bite from another animal can severely injure or kill another, which can result in costly veterinary bills.  Legally, a dog owner has a “duty of

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How Can Vicarious Liability Help Me Sue a Company?
Legal Definitions

How Can Vicarious Liability Help Me Sue a Company?

Vicarious liability can help you sue a company when a person it was in control of caused you harm. Using this legal principle, you can be compensated for losses if someone was acting under the direction of an employer or supervisor at the time of an accident. Therefore, vicarious liability

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Top Causes of Construction Accidents
Construction Accidents

Top Causes of Construction Accidents

Workplace accidents are more common in construction than in most other industries. The top causes of construction worker injuries and fatalities remain falls, electrocutions, struck-by, and caught-in or caught-between incidents. Much of the time, these construction accidents are preventable, meaning a personal injury attorney can help determine who is liable

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Car Accidents

Distracted Driving is a Real Problem. Who is At-fault?

Distracted driving is a widespread and commonly overlooked hazard that has resulted in thousands of injuries, car accidents, and in some cases, even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2015, a whopping 391,000 people were injured in car accidents that involved a distracted driver.

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Law

CA Looks to Permit Lane Splitting by Bikers

Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney In September, the California state assembly signed off unanimously on legislation drafted by Bill Quirk of Hayward that would formalize the practice of lane splitting by motorcyclists. Quirk remarked that the bill would help with decreasing traffic congestion on state highways and encourage safe driving.

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Car Accidents

What Happens If You Wreck a Rental Car?

Wrecking your own car is bad enough. But what happens if you wreck a rental car? Whether you’ve been rear-ended or totaled your rental, the next steps are important. It can be stressful when you’re involved in an accident and the vehicle isn’t even yours. Here, we’ll explain what to

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Legal Advice

Most Common Slip and Fall Accident Questions

The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani has handled a lot of slip and fall cases over the years. Our experience has proven that each case is unique, as are the circumstances around each accident and injury claim. Clients often have a lot of questions. Slip and fall claims can be

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How An Estate Planning Attorney Can Help Your Family
Estate Planning

How An Estate Planning Attorney Can Help Your Family

There are many types of lawyers and not everyone knows how an estate planning attorney can help. We’ve covered the differences between a general lawyer and a personal injury attorney. Instead of filing a lawsuit and obtaining compensation for damages, an estate planning attorney can help the entire family determine

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Wrongful Death

What Types of Cases Does a Wrongful Death Attorney Handle?

A wrongful death attorney helps family members get compensated for losses sustained when a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct. They can handle many types of cases. Each one is complex and has a unique set of circumstances. That’s why you need an experienced wrongful death

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Car Accidents

Los Angeles Car Chase Statistics

Police-involved car chases occur almost daily in Los Angeles. The latest available statistics on these events will help you understand their impacts and risks to motorists, officers, and innocent bystanders. As a follow-up to our article covering liability in a Los Angeles car chase, here’s a look at the numbers,

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Insurance

What Happens If You Don’t Use Insurance Money for Repairs?

If your car accident claim is approved, you’ll most likely use the insurance money for repairs. But what happens if you don’t? Many claimants worry about being denied or receiving a check for less than the repairs to a vehicle. However, it’s not unheard of for someone to consider using

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Insurance

Liability vs. Full Coverage: Can I Save By Dropping One?

Auto insurance isn’t cheap, so vehicle owners sometimes weigh liability vs. full coverage. We’ve talked about the difference between the two before. Liability-only insurance covers damage to other vehicles and injuries to other people. But full coverage also includes damage to your vehicle (and sometimes medical payments coverage). But what

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Personal Injury

Does a Release of Liability Waiver Have Limits?

Contrary to what many people believe, a release of liability waiver has limits. It protects a business or property owner only under certain conditions. You may be asked to sign a waiver of liability at a gym, theme park, or sporting event. But you’re only waiving the right to sue

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Personal Injury

How Does Assumption of Risk Affect My Personal Injury Settlement?

Assumption of risk may or may not prevent you from receiving a personal injury settlement. Your rights can vary depending on the circumstances and state laws, even if you signed a waiver or participated in an activity with inherent dangers. Signing a release form doesn’t permanently relieve the defendant of

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Construction Accidents

Can a Construction Accident Lawyer Help If I’m Not an Employee?

If a construction worker is injured on the job, their losses are usually covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. The worker may also consider hiring a construction accident lawyer. But what if you’re hurt in a construction site accident and not an employee but instead a subcontractor or civilian?

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Personal Injury

When Do I Need a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?

When you need an experienced lawyer, you can count on The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani for high-quality representation. We can help recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, and loss of consortium as well as other losses. Some injury claims involve more significant and costly losses than others. For

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Car Accidents

Can You Trade in a Totaled Car?

After an accident, you may wonder what to do with a totaled car. A car that’s declared totaled by the insurance company is simply one that’ll cost more to fix than it’s worth. But can you trade in a totaled car? Assuming you haven’t accepted a check from the insurance

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Car Accidents

How to Cancel the Registration on a Totaled Car in California

If you total your car in California, you must report it to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Once the insurance company offers a settlement after your car accident, within 10 days you must obtain a California Salvage Certificate or Non-repairable Vehicle Certificate. You’ll receive it in exchange for the

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Legal Advice

Why Is Suing a Large Company So Difficult?

Any business can be liable for negligence, malpractice, a personal injury accident, etc. Suing a large company may be your only legal option if, for example, you’re injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, slip on a retailer’s slippery floor, are hurt by a defective product, or are

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Insurance

Does GAP Insurance Cover a Total Loss?

Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) insurance is one of a few types of car insurance that can cover accident-related costs. But what if your car is totaled? Most policies limit the coverage amounts and types of coverage  (collision, medical, uninsured motorist, etc., but not a totaled car). GAP insurance does cover

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Car Accidents

What Happens to the License Plates When a Car Is Totaled?

Anyone who’s been in an auto accident may ask, “What happens to the license plates when a car is totaled?” We’ve previously covered what to do with a totaled car. In this article, we’ll explain what happens with the licensed plates of a totaled car in California. If your car

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Legal Definitions

What Is the Delayed Discovery Rule in California?

In general, a statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit begins when a negligent or wrongful act causing a loss or injury occurred. A personal injury claimant in California has two years from the date of injury to file a claim (or one year for medical or legal malpractice). If

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Rideshare

Can a Lyft Accident Attorney Near Me Help Sue for Damages?

If you’re injured in a rideshare car accident, you may seek compensation for damages. But suing Lyft can be challenging since its drivers are independent contractors. The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani will help hold the responsible party accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a

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Car Accidents

How Do I Get a DMV Total Loss Registration Refund?

A totaled car is one that’s considered too costly to repair. But just because your vehicle is a total loss doesn’t mean you can’t receive a settlement on it. Rather than paying for repairs, you can settle for its salvage value. You must go to the Department of Motor Vehicles

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Insurance

Will the Insurance Company Send Me a Check for My Medical Bills?

Paying your insurance premiums every month is enough of an expense. Medical bills can be much costlier if you’re injured in an accident. If not insured, you’ll have to pay them out-of-pocket. But let’s assume you are insured; now, we’ll look at the answer to the question, “Will the insurance

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Car Accidents

How Effective Are Safety Features in Cars?

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) are rapidly becoming standard features in new cars. Aside from familiar safety elements like seatbelts and airbags, many vehicles include collision warning systems, blind-spot detection, automatic emergency braking, etc. But are these safety features in cars making a difference? Vehicle crashes, accident injuries, and fatalities are

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Economic damages

When Are Nominal Damages Awarded?

In many lawsuits, plaintiffs seek compensatory damages to pay for losses caused by a defendant’s actions or negligence. But not everyone goes to court to seek a large monetary award. We’ll explain when nominal damages are awarded and what they mean. What Does It Mean to Receive Nominal Damages? Nominal

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Car Accidents

Can I Sell a Totaled Car?

When a car is totaled, the insurance company has decided the cost of fixing the vehicle is more than its value. Salvaged cars are those that have been declared totaled. Selling a totaled car is possible and legal. If you’re asking, “Can I sell a totaled car?”, we’ll explain how

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In a Multi Vehicle Crash Is the Car with More Damage at Fault
Car Accidents

In a Multi-Vehicle Crash, Is the Car with More Damage at Fault?

A multi-vehicle accident involves three or more cars. It’s often caused by a chain reaction in which the first car collides with another vehicle that hits the next, triggering a series of crashes. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon on California’s busy roads. Establishing fault in such a situation can be

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