Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People

When you are injured, the insurance companies that represent the at-fault party have come up with a whole bag of tricks that they use to try to minimize your injury, so they can minimize the amount that they have to pay. They use these tricks everywhere from the initial phone call all the way through trial.

Be on the look out for these tricks and logical fallacies the next time that you have to deal with an unscrupulous insurance company.

Can Defense Doctors Take a Medical History at Defense Medical Examinations

In personal injury cases, the defense attorney is allowed to hire a doctor to examine the plaintiff and offer medical opinions at trial. Much like the doctors hired by the tobacco industry that routinely find that smoking is harmless, these “defense doctors” are routinely hired by the same defense firms and insurance companies, and routinely […]

Absolute Risk vs. Relative Risk in Personal Injury Lawsuits

This article discusses how the concepts of Absolute and Relative Risk can be used in a courtroom to prove a plaintiff’s injuries.

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Limiting Depositions to Seven Hours

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Limiting Depositions to Seven Hours By Auto Accident Lawyer Noah Schwinghamer According to this press release from CAOC, Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 1875 – A bill designed to limit depositions in most cases to seven hours. This bill was backed by consumer’s rights groups such as CAOC and […]

Understanding the Physics of Car Crashes

Understanding the Physics of Car Crashes By Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Noah Schwinghamer The following is a great video on understanding the physics of car crashes that I wanted to share.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Gives Interviews on Legal Writing

Anthony Kennedy is arguably the most influential member of the current U.S. Supeme Court. Kennedy is often the majority vote in many 5/4 decision.

New California Court Filing Fees

This link shows the new court fees highlighted in yellow. Of note, the fee for filing a Complaint or Answer for a civil lawsuit in California has risen once again.  The new fee is $435.00.

What Is The Most Dangerous Time to Drive?

Some days and times are more dangerous to be on the road than other. Read to find out the most dangerous days and times to drive, and be safe out there!

Howell v. Hamilton

Today, August 18, 2011, the California Supreme Court released an important decision affecting injured Californians who attempt to seek civil justice when they are injured. More analysis will follow. For now, I am simply providing copies of the opinion online. You can download a PDF of the Howell decision below. Howell v. Hamilton Meats The […]

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