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Sued for Giving Someone Herpes?

In California, it is a crime to knowingly infect someone with herpes. Additionally, intentionally or negligently infecting someone with HSV can subject one to civil liability. When a man or a woman are named as a defendant in a herpes/HSV lawsuit, they have to make many important decisions at the outset of the case. One of the most important decisions involves hiring the right attorney to represent them in the case. HSV lawsuits carry significant potential liability and the risk of a punitive damages award. As such, it is critical to retain the most qualified and competent legal team to represent you in the case.Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Hire a Female Attorney for Your Case

Anyone involved in a lawsuit has to make important decisions, including finding the best lawyer for their case. One important thing to consider is whether you should hire a female attorney who may, for a number of reasons, be a better fit for your particular case. This article describes 5 key reasons why a female litigator may be the best fit for your legal matter, whether it is a personal injury lawsuit, business litigation, civil litigation, or another matter.Continue Reading

California Motorcyclists: Weaving Through Traffic and Fault

Blue skies and open road give way to an ideal motorcycle ride through the mountains of California. Meanwhile, on I-405, I-5, and I-805, motorcyclists weave in and out of bumper-to-bumper traffic during any given day and time. Whichever route is taken, California motorcyclists need to be ready for the windy and treacherous terrain of the natural landscape and the careless and unpredictable motorists on the highways.Continue Reading

Be Prepared After a Car Accident

You never know when you may find yourself in a car accident, and it is important to be prepared if you do face one. It is normal to feel overwhelmed or panicked following the accident, and you may be uncertain about what you must do. However, there are several things you can do following an accident to make things easier for both yourself and the other driver. Read this article to find out more.Continue Reading

Protecting Seniors From Slip and Fall Accidents

Injuries that occur as a result of a slip and fall accident can be serious for anyone, but a slip and fall accident involving a senior may result in more severe injuries and a lengthy hospital stay. For example, a small spill on a grocery store floor can result in a broken hip or twisted ankle for an elderly person and can quickly escalate to a more serious injury. If you or someone you know is injured in this manner, our San Diego personal injury attorneys can help you recover damages to compensate you for your injuryContinue Reading

How to Find a California Personal Injury Lawyer

When you suffer from an injury following an accident, you need to find an experienced California personal injury lawyer who can represent you in filing a civil lawsuit against the party that caused your injury to assist you in receiving compensation. For example, if you must miss work while you recover, you may be eligible to receive damages for lost wages. There are several ways to find a personal injury lawyer licensed to practice law in California including scheduling a free consultation with one of our San Diego personal injury lawyers.Continue Reading

What To Do If You Are In a Car Accident While Pregnant

Whether you are in your first, second, or third trimester… 20 weeks pregnant, or 38… an auto collision can be very stressful and dangerous. If a pregnant woman is involved in a car accident, she faces many important and stressful decisions. If you were involved in a car accident while pregnant, your damages and compensation are likely to be higher. Be sure to fill out our Free Case Evaluation form if you wish to request a free consultation with our award-winning car accident lawyers in San Diego.Continue Reading

How Does Insurance Decide How Much to Pay in Settlement?

Clients often ask our San Diego personal injury lawyers: Is there a formula insurance companies use to figure out how much my case is worth? The answer is: Yes, insurance companies usually rely on software programs and “damages formulas” to decide what to pay you. Unfortunately, these decisions are not always very fair to the car accident victim. This is why it is important to consult a lawyer right away. An experienced personal injury attorney will also make sure that the insurance company does not undervalue your claim and puts a higher value on your injuries.Continue Reading

Do I Have to Report a Car Accident to the Insurance Company?

If you are injured in an auto accident in California, one of the last things you may be concerned about is when and how to report the accident to your automobile insurance company and the DMV. In addition, you may be worried that reporting your claim may cause your insurance premiums to increase. In most instances, however, it is advisable to report the car accident to your insurance company. Here is why.Continue Reading

The Unseen Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Our San Diego personal injury lawyers frequently write about the aftermath of Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”). Many of our clients who are involved in car accidents are later diagnosed with some form of head trauma, including mild TBI. We believe that it is our mission to help victims suffering from this type of trauma receive adequate support, education, and representation. If you or your family member were seriously injured and suffered any form of a head injury in an attack, assault by security guards, or a car accident, contact our team of award-winning lawyers for help. We offer free consultations and charge nothing upfront unless we win your case.Continue Reading

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