May 24 by GJEL Staff

Is there a minimum personal injury settlement?

Probably once a month I get asked, “Is there a minimum personal injury settlement amount?” And the answer is no. Theoretically. Theoretically, a person could settle their case for one dollar or fifty cents. In the real world, perhaps the question is, “If I have a very very small injury–let’s say I hurt my neck–I…

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May 24 by GJEL Staff

Can a lawyer settle my case without my consent?

One question that some people ask me just when they’re hiring me is, “Andy, can you settle my case without my consent?” And the answer is no. Number one, I would never do it. But number two, a lawyer is not allowed to do it. It is up to you whether or not to settle…

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Mar 25 by jason

Social media tips for personal injury plaintiffs

Social media can be an oversharer’s dream and a personal injury attorney’s worst nightmare. For plaintiffs currently in litigation, one ill-advised status update can have a negative impact on their settlement or verdict. Everything that’s posted on social media is considered public, and even the most well meaning remarks about a personal injury claim could…

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Mar 25 by jason

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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May 09 by jason

If I’m on Medicare, can they take my entire recovery?

  Injured victims who are on Medicare often wonder whether or not Medicare will simply take control of their entire personal injury settlement/judgment. Is it even worth putting in the effort to go through the claims process? The answer is yes, it always worth your time. Fortunately, if you’re on Medicare, they cannot take your…

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Nov 09 by jason

Big-rig collision

$7.5 million recovered in trial for a family involved in a big-rig accident in the Central Valley.

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Sep 04 by Ralph L. Jacobson

Identifying proper defendants in California truck accident cases

Ascertaining the identity of potentially responsible defendants in a commercial trucking accident case can be challenging. Particularly in cases where the truck involved in the accident might be underinsured in light of the injuries and damages that occurred to Plaintiffs, identifying all responsible defendants is of the utmost importance. In the trucking industry, independent contractors…

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Apr 26 by jason

If my child is injured, how do funds get handled?

  When your minor child is injured due to the negligent actions of another, you may feel outraged, heartbroken, and extremely worried about what your child’s future may hold. Further, you may be thinking about filing a personal injury claim on your child’s behalf, but may have questions regarding what will happen to the money…

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