Orange County Personal Injury and Bankruptcy Blog

How Long Does an Insurance Company Have to Settle a Car Accident Claim in California?

Insurance companies in California have 15 days to acknowledge a car accident claim. They have 40 days to approve or turn down the claim once they’ve received all proof and documentation. If more time is required, you must be notified every 30 days regarding your claim’s status. The agreed-upon payment must be issued within 30 […]

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Who Pays My Medical Bills in a Car Accident in California?

California is a fault auto accident state. This means that someone who causes an accident or injury must pay for the injured party’s medical bills. Such bills can be paid immediately by the at-fault person or company, or by their insurance provider. Unfortunately, at-fault parties sometimes find ways to hold up payment. Delays are made […]

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How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury in California?

If you have been injured in a car accident in California, you have a limited time window to file a car accident claim. The California statute of limitations specifies that you can sue for injuries within six months of the accident. You are given three years to file for property damage. The time limit mentioned […]

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Does Medicare Cover Medical Expenses From a Car Accident in California?

Your Medicare coverage can be used to pay for your medical expenses after a car accident. You must, however, furnish Medicare an accident report whether you decide to file a personal injury claim or not. This is required because Medicare must be recompensed for the money it paid out to cover your medical treatment if you […]

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How Do I Pay My Medical Bills After a Car Accident in California?

Anyone who caused an accident or injury in California must pay for the injured party’s medical bills. The responsible party or their insurance provider must directly pay for these bills. Seeking prompt and proper medical treatment is an immediate concern after being injured in a car accident. Medical treatment, however, is costly and bills can […]

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Introducing Senior Paralegal In Our Accident Dept. Ricky Adkinson!

Ricky E. Adkinson got his start in the legal field as a teenager working for the Orange County District Attorney office. He worked alongside District Attorney, Michael R. Capizzi. At that time, Ricky was recognized by the District Attorney and was awarded special acknowledgement for his swift and fast actions on several important state matters. […]

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You've Suffered A Car Accident in Orange County! What Next?

No one plans or predicts when an accident will occur. That's why they are called accidents. However, the reality is that they happen to us all and they happen every day. YOU HAVE SUFFERED A CAR ACCIDENT! WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT? 1. NEVER ADMIT FAULT! Not to police or to any other party, including […]

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Can I Qualify For Chapter 7 If I Fail The Means Test in California? Yes!

Passing a difficult means test will be the topic for another blog post (for those that are over-median earners), but for the purposes of this post, I focus on those who presumably make too much money to qualify for the garden variety Chapter 7 bankruptcy but have found themselves in the unique position to still […]

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How Do I Qualify for Chapter 13 in California?

Due Diligence, Voluntary Petition, Schedules, Exemptions, SOFA, 22C with POS, Plan with Notice of 341a and POS, Priority vs. nonpriority, Trustee fees, Classes of debt, RARA with POS, Tax and DSO Dec with POS, Postpetition payments with POS, Trustee package, Plan payments, Step-ups, Tax refund issues, 109e objections, Creditor objections, Good vs. bad faith, Best […]

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Bank Levies and Bankruptcy in California

If you have recently been levied by a creditor then you know first-hand the nasty feeling of being attacked by surprise, sometimes without notice. In order for the creditor to have levied the money from your bank accounts, they must have obtained a court judgment against you as the debtor. (This is different from rights […]

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