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28 12, 2015

How Long Can I Wait Before Filing a Lawsuit?

By |2019-08-22T20:52:51-07:00December 28th, 2015|Personal Injury|

When you are injured because of another person’s negligence, how long can you wait? If you wait too long, you will never have a right to receive compensation for your injuries. This deadline for filing a lawsuit is called the Statute of Limitations. Once that date passes, you are out of luck. Your attorney will want to investigate before actually filing

7 12, 2015

Understanding the Multiple UM/UIM Policies Case

By |2019-08-23T14:55:53-07:00December 7th, 2015|Personal Injury|

In an earlier post, we talked about how "non-stacking" uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage means you have less coverage than you think. Unfortunately, this same "non-stacking" rule applies even when there are multiple UM/UIM policies — with some additional quirks. Let's use an example. You were the passenger in a crash caused by an uninsured

5 12, 2015

UIM Coverage: Why You Have Less Than You Think

By |2019-08-22T20:53:18-07:00December 5th, 2015|Personal Injury|

California uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is deceptive. There is a good chance even your insurance agent doesn’t clearly understand how it works. And you almost certainly need more of it than you currently have. The reason? Your UM/UIM insurance coverage is “non-stacking” — in other words, it only gives you coverage up to a

12 11, 2015

Slips, Trips, Falls, and Dangerous Conditions: What are Your Rights when you are injured on Someone Else’s Property?

By |2019-08-22T20:53:32-07:00November 12th, 2015|Slip and Fall|

Nobody wants to live in a world where we constantly have to be on the lookout for hazards. We want to be able to go shopping without having to worry about getting hurt by some hidden danger. We want to go out to eat without worrying about whether or not there is something on the

4 11, 2015

Picking the Right Auto Insurance

By |2019-08-23T14:39:38-07:00November 4th, 2015|Car Accident|

Being in an automobile collision is often one of the worst experiences a person goes through. This experience is even worse when there is not enough insurance to pay for all of the injuries and suffering that result from the crash. At the Barnett, Bennett, & Scott LLP, we have dealt with thousands of people

2 11, 2015

Dog Bites in California

By |2019-08-23T14:42:11-07:00November 2nd, 2015|Dog Bites|

Even well-behaved dogs can sometimes bite people and cause serious injury. Because people are always at risk, California has a law that makes dog owners liable for all of the harm caused by their biting dogs. This is called strict liability. If you have been bitten by someone else’s dog, you do not even have

3 04, 2015

Man Killed in Cab Accident in Fairfield

By |2019-08-27T09:35:55-07:00April 3rd, 2015|Car Accident|

On Monday, March 16, 2015, a Loyalton man was killed in a cab crash in Fairfield. The cab, a Ford Crown Victoria, was traveling approximately 60 to 65 miles per hour on Interstate 680 northbound at the time of the collision. The crash occurred at about 1:05 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at roughly

5 03, 2015

Woman Run Over in San Francisco

By |2019-08-22T21:21:03-07:00March 5th, 2015|Personal Injury|

A woman was run over on February 10, 2015 in San Francisco near the South of Market neighborhood. Apparently, the woman and a man were engaged in an argument when the woman tried to get into the man’s car. The man drove off and ran over the woman. She was transported to the local hospital