Jul 21 by GJEL

7 Massive Class Action Lawsuits of the Past Two Decades

It has been a big year for class action lawsuits. Most recently, thousands of Toyota drivers have sued the Japanese auto giant for injuries and loss of investment resulting from unintended acceleration, and victims of the BP Gulf oil spill disaster are lining up to take on the British oil conglomerate in court. Both of those budding class action battles pale in comparison to the legal storm about to engulf WalMart, which is being sued for gender discrimination by more than a million women in potentially the largest class action suit ever. To put this in perspective, we decided to round up a list of other massive class action titans over the past two decades.

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May 24 by GJEL Staff

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.

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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

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 your child recovers based on the fact that they are a minor.

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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, “Can you settle my case without my consent?” The answer to this question is simply no, an attorney cannot settle your case without your consent. A lawyer is not allowed to settle your case without your consent as it would be an…

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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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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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