Personal Injury

California’s Dram Shop Law

Commercial establishments that serve alcoholic beverages are potentially liable under California's dram shop law for injuries suffered by victims of drunk driving accidents. The legal theory behind dram shop liability is that the establishment served alcohol to a minor or visibly intoxicated person, and that person's intoxication was a substantial factor in causing the victim's injuries. How To Prove a Dram Shop Liability Case in California To recover damages under the dram shop law, the...
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Can a Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

If you or a loved one sustain an injury caused by the negligent actions of another individual or entity, then you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, there are various factors that can affect these claims, including the existence of prior injuries. Insurance carriers and at-fault parties will do what they can to dig up pre-existing injuries and use these against plaintiffs to limit how much money is paid in a...
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California Damage Caps

Recovering compensation after sustaining an injury caused by another party can be challenging. However, individuals are often able to recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and various types of pain and suffering damages through an insurance settlement or as a result of a personal injury jury verdict.  But are there any limitations, or caps, on the total damages that an individual can receive in these situations? No Caps on Economic Damages...
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What Happens in a Personal Injury Trial?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, it may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover the compensation you need. While the vast majority of personal injury cases are resolved through insurance carrier settlements, some of these cases may need to go to trial in order to reach a successful resolution. If it looks like your case is going...
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What Is a Subrogation Claim?

The term “subrogation” is not something that many people have heard of, but it is important to understand what this means if you have been involved in an accident in which insurance has paid some of the expenses. Subrogation deals with reimbursing insurance carriers for payments they have made on your behalf in the event you have been injured due to the negligence of somebody else. Here, we want to look into subrogation claims more...
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