Follow These Instructions to Keep Us Informed
Your cooperation is important in making certain that your case proceeds smoothly. Keep our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers informed. If you have learned any new information regarding the facts of the accident, the names of witnesses, insurance information, or additional information you feel would be helpful, call us and let us know. Our law firm will act on the information as soon as possible.
Your Automobile Insurance
As soon as possible please provide our office with a copy of your automobile insurance declaration sheet showing what coverage you have. This is very important. If you have any questions about this please call our office immediately.
Do Not Talk
Do not discuss your case with anyone. The reason for this is that what may appear to be an innocent remark on your part may be distorted or changed by others, especially the other party’s insurance company. If anyone calls you regarding the accident, obtain their name and phone number and advise them that your attorney will contact them. As soon as possible, call us and advise us who called. We will call them back immediately.
Do Not Sign
Do not sign any papers. Do not sign any statements, forms, reports or any other documents unless we tell you to do so. If you are ever in doubt, call us first.
Photographs are important. Pictures are worth a thousand words. We need photos of the damage to the car you were in and of any visible injuries you received, such as cuts, bruises or lacerations. If you cannot take the photos, call our office and we will arrange to have the photographs taken. Do not hesitate
Damages Arising Out of Loss of Consortium
Although the law varies among states, most jurisdictions permit husbands and wives to recover damages for “loss of consortium.”
The Enhanced Injury Doctrine
In many accidents, injuries do not result solely from the accident itself. Defective vehicle design or manufacturing may also be responsible for the injuries.
Photographers and Private Property
While photographers must generally obtain a signed release prior to publishing for-profit photos of individuals (with some exceptions), entirely different issues arise where the subject of the photo is private property.
What Must Be Proven to Recover in Personal Injury and Other Civil Cases
Crimes are wrongful acts against society for which punishment may be imposed. Where an individual is injured through the wrongful action (“tort”) of another, the law may also give the injured party the right to file a civil lawsuit to recover damages.
Actionable Food Poisoning
Food poisoning lawsuits may require special proof to establish the liability of a restaurant or other food service provider. This article focuses on food poisoning that involves toxins unintentionally formed by biological processes (as opposed to intentional food poisoning).
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