Common Mistakes Made When Hiring a Los Angeles Accident Attorney

Have you been injured in a personal injury accident in Los Angeles, Stockton, Fresno, or the surrounding areas? Is the insurance company for the other party delaying, denying, or underpaying your claim? Do you feel alone? If so, you need a California personal injury attorney to help you fight the insurance company for the money you deserve. However, you want to hire the right attorney for your needs. Below are several mistakes that you want to avoid when hiring a personal injury law firm in California.

What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?

The Fresno personal injury lawyers of Torem & Associates handle a variety of personal injury cases. We believe that injury victims deserve to be treated fairly by the insurance company. Therefore, we fight for just and fair settlements for each of our clients. When you are injured because of the carelessness, negligence, or recklessness of another person or party, you have the legal right to pursue a damage claim under California’s personal injury laws.

Packing Tips for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

Are you and your family going out of town for the Thanksgiving Holiday? Some families travel to spend the holiday with friends and family far and near while other families take advantage of the long weekend as a short vacation. Whether you are traveling to the other side of the state or across the country, packing can be a hassle. However, with a few good packing tips and a little planning, packing for a Thanksgiving Holiday trip can be quick and easy.

Holiday Ice Skating Opens Sunday in Roseville

Are you searching for a fun activity to kick off the winter holiday season? If so, you might want to consider the winter holiday ice skating at Skatetown Ice Arena in Roseville, California. The arena has year-round indoor rinks that are available to the public. However, beginning on November 19, families can enjoy ice skating on the outdoor rink that is open through January 15. The outdoor rink is transformed into a winter wonderland with seasonal decorations, lights, and music. Staff members are available to assist you with fitting your ice skates. You can also take free skating lessons and rent sleds and bobbys. Parking is free, and a full-service café offers a variety of drinks and food for purchase.

Three Reasons Not to Sign That Accident Settlement Agreement

When you are injured in a traffic-related accident, product liability accident, slip and fall (premises liability case), or another personal injury accident, the personal injury laws in California provide a way for you to recover money for your injuries. The money you recover is intended to compensate you for your financial losses (i.e. property damage, lost wages, medical expenses, travel costs, etc.) and your non-economic losses (i.e. pain and suffering damages). An insurance adjuster for the other party may approach you early in your case to offer a settlement for your claim. You should be careful when agreeing to accept a settlement offer for several reasons. As experienced Fresno personal injury attorneys, we want you to receive a settlement amount that is equal to the full amount of damages you suffered because of another party’s negligence. For this reason, we offer free legal consultations so that you can learn about your options before you accept a settlement offer that is lower than the amount you deserve for your claim.

What Factors Impact an Injury Settlement in California?

Whether you are in a car accident, bicycle crash, pedestrian accident, slip and fall, motorcycle crash, or commercial truck accident, you can seek compensation from the party who is responsible for the accident. The amount you can recover for an injury settlement depends on a variety of factors. The insurance adjuster for the other party will not tell you if you are settling for less than your claim is actually worth. Our Fresno personal injury attorneys can tell you if an injury settlement is fair or if you should decline the offer and demand a higher amount based on the factors of your case.

Pedestrian Safety for Senior Adults in Central California

All pedestrians must take steps to protect themselves from motorists who are driving while distracted, impaired, drowsy, or drugged. Drivers who are reckless and negligent cause thousands of pedestrian accidents each year in the United States. The NHTSA reports that in 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents, a 9.5 percent increase over the previous year. During the same year, traffic-related crashes insured approximately 70,000 pedestrians. During 2015, 13 percent of pedestrian injuries and 19 percent of pedestrian fatalities were people 65 years of age and older.

Tips for Talking to an Insurance Adjuster After an Accident

The days and weeks after an accident can be very confusing and frustrating. As you work to heal physically and emotionally from injuries sustained in the accident, you must also deal with the financial aspects of an injury claim. In many cases, the insurance adjuster for the other party may contact you before you have the chance to consult with an attorney. It is important that you are very careful in how you deal with the adjuster because what you do and say can have a significant impact on your injury claim. We urge you to call our office at 1-800-954-4444 to speak with a Fresno accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident.  If possible, you should consult with an attorney before you talk to the insurance adjuster.

How Can a Witness Help in My Accident Claim?

The role of a witness in an accident claim can be very important, especially in cases where fault is being challenged. If possible, ask for the names and contact information of any witnesses at the accident scene. You should never rely on law enforcement officers to do this for you. It is always in your best interest to obtain this information if at all possible before you are transported to the emergency room or before you leave the accident scene. Remember, some witnesses may only remain at the scene for a few minutes. Once they see that no one is seriously injured and other people are there to help, witnesses may leave. Try to speak to them or having someone ask for their contact information before they can leave. Our Fresno injury attorneys will search for witnesses to your accident, but it helps if you have the information. Call 1-800-954-4444 to schedule a free consultation and no-obligation case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

How Do I Know If I Suffered a Catastrophic Injury?

Any injury can disrupt your life and cause great pain and suffering. However, some injuries are so great in nature they rise to the level of a catastrophic injury. Many accident victims recover fully from the injuries sustained in the accident. However, some victims will suffer lasting and debilitating disabilities because of their injuries. A catastrophic injury is devastating in so many ways. Therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.