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.

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.

Federal Government Shut Down Looming

Federal Government Shut Down Looming The Federal Government is on the verge of shutting down unless congress can agree on a budget. How will this affect lawyers who practice in Federal Court?  The United States Court Website has put out the following web page entitled “What Happens to Courts if the Federal Government Closes?” If […]

Happy Birthday, George Washington!

In honor of George Washington’s birthday, I have added a new page listing all of the court holidays for Sacramento Superior Court in 2011. What an honor! Sacramento Superior Court Holidays for 2011.

Alert: California Courts Raise Lawsuit Filing Fees

On October 19, 2010 Arnold Schwarzenegger signed California’s Budget Act of 2010. Part of this act included provisions raising lawsuit filing fees.

Video: A World Without Lawyers

Video: A World Without Lawyer Please take a look at the following video prepared by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).    The CAOC, of which I am a proud member, is an organization of more than 3,000 attorneys who represent consumers and help them seek responsibility from wrongdoers. CAOC works to dispel urban myths about […]

Whiplash Injuries – What are They?

Whiplash Injuries Whiplash Injuries are a common injury that can result from car crashes.  If you have been in a car accident, you may experience feelings of pain and stiffness in your neck immediately after, or even beginning a few days after the accident.  You may have experienced a whiplash type injury. How Whiplash Injuries […]

What Are the Different Types of Auto Insurance in California?

  Auto Insurance companies have mastered the art of marketing their products.  I would love to have a pet gecko that spoke with a charming cockney accent, and I must admit, Flo from those progressive commercials is strangely alluring.   But insurance companies do a lousy job of explaining what it is that they actually sell. […]

Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal Injury Lawsuits People often ask me: How do personal injury lawsuits work? In particular, people who have been involved in car accidents often want to know “How Much is my case worth” and “How long will my case take.” While every case is different, there is a basic pattern that most personal injury lawsuits […]