Timeline & Flowchart of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Timeline & Flowchart of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

In this document, we’ll address some of the more common things you can expect when filing a lawsuit. While we can’t tell you everything that might happen in any particular case, the steps below provide an overview of what you may generally expect. Keep in mind that each lawsuit takes a different path, and those paths are not always predictable.

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GJEL Legal Dictionary

3rd Party Insurance: An agreement to cover a loss resulting from the insured’s liability to a third party, such as a loss incurred by a driver who injures a pedestrian.  The insured’s claim under the policy arises once the insured’s liability to a third party has been asserted. In Plain English: A 3rd party insurance…

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Social media tips for personal injury plaintiffs

Everything that’s posted on social media is considered public, and even the most well meaning remarks about a personal injury claim could potentially be used against a plaintiff by the defense. For this reason, we’ve assembled the following social media guidelines for personal injury plaintiffs currently involved in litigation.

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Active Transportation Program grants poised to reshape California’s cities

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently announced a list of recommended projects to receive funding from the state’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) [PDF]. A new statewide program, the ATP provides grants to fund bicycle and pedestrian projects across the state. The CTC will award $221 million in grants to 145 projects; local funding will match…

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How to seal a record in a civil case

Almost two months after a jury verdict finding a public entity liable for decedent’s wrongful death, counsel for both sides finally agreed at a post-trial mediation, tentatively, to settle the matter; but they faced a unique dilemma. The jury had awarded a substantial verdict for the plaintiff at trial. Yet there remained significant risks facing…

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Seeking damages against deceased defendants in California personal injury cases

A typical personal injury claim against an individual defendant resolves in one of two ways: (1) settlement with the defendant, or (more commonly) his or her insurer, either before or during litigation; or (2) collection of a judgment post-trial. By definition, the second scenario requires the filing of a lawsuit by the plaintiff. Frequently, the…

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Introduction to Careers in Law (2016) Building on the success of previous summer programs, GJEL Accident Attorneys will once again be hosting a five-day introduction to law developed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a lawyer. The program is designed for high school students interested in learning more…

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Cause Marketing Case Study: Walk to Work Day

Cause Marketing Case Study: Walk to Work Day

Friday, April 6th was the 8th Annual Walk to Work Day and GJEL partnered with pedestrian activist group Walk SF to promote the event and bring attention to pedestrian safety throughout the Bay Area. Campaign Goal: The goal of the campaign was to not only encourage people to commute on foot, but also get them…

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The Top 5 Causes of Distracted Driving

The Top 5 Causes of Distracted Driving According to a 2009 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF link), one out of every five car crashes causing an injury involved some element of distracted driving, and 16% of all fatal automobile accidents also involved distracted driving. Statistics show that taking your eyes off…

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Winter Holiday Charity Contest Case Study

Winter Holiday Charity Contest Case Study For most companies, the end of the year is a time to give. Holiday season coincides with fiscal deadlines…encouraging tax-deductible giving to non-profits and charities. But just because a firm gives to charity, doesn’t mean that the altruistic gesture can’t benefit both parties. In the winter of 2011, we…

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