According to the Cornell Law School, Pain and suffering refers to the, “physical discomfort and emotional distress that are compensable as noneconomic damages. It refers to the pain, discomfort, anguish, inconvenience, and emotional trauma that accompanies an injury. (…) Damages for the loss of enjoyment… Read More »How Pain and Suffering Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case
After any car accident, it is important to seek a thorough examination from a qualified medical professional. Depending on the injury, car accident victims may not realize they sustained harm, or they may not connect the injury to the car collision. There are more than… Read More »What are the symptoms of nerve damage?
In personal injury law, there are many ways a person can suffer an injury through the negligence of someone else. It may involve a slip and fall, a car accident, an aggressive dog, or dozens of other ways. Regardless of the circumstances, the process of… Read More »The Basic Steps of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Dear Harsh Law: What is the difference between wrongful death and survival actions? Dear Potential Client: We understand that the loss of a loved one is never easy. Such an event can become increasingly harder when someone dies because of negligent or careless actions of… Read More »Ask a Lawyer: What is the difference between wrongful death and survival actions?
Ask a Lawyer: Who can I sue after being a passenger in a rideshare (uber/lyft) that was in an accident?
Dear Harsh Law: Who can I sue after being a passenger in a rideshare (uber/lyft) that was in an accident? Dear Potential Client: Excellent question. If you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle and the vehicle was involved in an accident, there are now… Read More »Ask a Lawyer: Who can I sue after being a passenger in a rideshare (uber/lyft) that was in an accident?
Dear Harsh Law: Do dashboard cameras affect my claim? When it is legal to include it as evidence? Dear Potential Client: While less popular in the United States than in many other countries, dashboard cameras, more commonly known as dashcams, are becoming increasingly popular in… Read More »Ask a Lawyer: Do dashboard cameras affect my claim?
Dear Harsh Law: How do I know if I have a personal injury claim and what should I know before speaking to a lawyer? Dear Potential Client: Accidents happen all the time and determining if you have a valid personal injury claim is not always… Read More »Ask a Lawyer: What is a Personal Injury Claim?
Reckless driving and car crashes Everyone on the road in California has a right to be safe. Unfortunately, reckless drivers may cause severe vehicle collisions that result in serious injuries to themselves and others with whom they are sharing the road. What is considered “reckless… Read More »Reckless Driving Common Questions
In California, automobile accidents related to brake checking are on the rise. Brake checking is an illegal action. The person in front of you, in a brake checking situation, suddenly slams on their brakes. They do this to surprise you, to agitate you, and sometimes… Read More »Break. Check.
Dear Harsh Law: I got injured while shopping at a commercial facility and don’t feel like the settlement offer I received from their insurance company was adequate. While I am not expecting a huge amount, I think the best course of action at this point… Read More »Steps of a Personal Injury Lawsuit