Orange County Personal Injury and Bankruptcy Blog

Can a Parent Sue for Wrongful Death in California?

The death of a child, especially one caused by the thoughtless or negligent act of someone else, is something that no parent should ever have to endure. The situation is even more unbearable if a child’s death could have been prevented.  While no amount of money can compensate for their irreparable loss, California acknowledges that […]

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Passenger In Car Accident In California: What To Do, How Much You’ll Get

If you have been injured as a passenger in a vehicle crash, you may be wondering if you could be compensated and how. The simple answer is yes, passengers have the right to file an injury compensation claim, just like drivers. The claims process for an injured passenger is the same as that for an […]

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Average Settlement For Back And Neck Injuries In A California Car Crash

The average settlement for a minor back or neck injury is between $2,500 and $8,000. If physical therapy, injections, or other forms of treatment are required the settlement may be higher and range from $20,000 - $40,000. If broken bones or some other serious trauma occurred the settlement value may rise to over $100,000. However, […]

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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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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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