Premises Injury Law

Homeowners, landlords, owners of retail stores and other commercial establishements, managers of apartment complexex, and owners of commercial property are responsible for mainting safe premises. When a property owner
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Personal Injury

If you or a member of your family has sustained a serious injury or fatal injury, it is important that you discuss your case with as experienced lawyer to see that no source of compensation is overlooked. Often such an event will
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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you or members of your family were injured in an auto collision, you may be dealing with medical treatments, and medical
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Uninsured/Under-Insured Motorists

It has been estimated that roughly one in three California motorists either have no insurance or what they have is insufficient. If you are injured as a result of collision with one of these drivers,
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I’ve been in an accident. When should I get an attorney?

Well, I think you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible. I mean, obviously, first thing you should do is go to the emergency room if you’ve got a serious injury. But […]

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If I contact your law firm, would an attorney meet with me?

If you have an appointment to come in and be seen, you’ll be seen by me. I’m the attorney, I talk to you. Generally, we talk privately. There’s usually nobody else in the room. […]

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I feel that I have a strong case but I can’t pay for a law suit. What do I do?

So, one of the advantages in the American legal system is that you can hire a lawyer on a contingency fee. A contingency fee means the right of a lawyer to get paid for […]

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How do I choose the right personal injury attorney for my personal injury claim?

In my opinion, the best way to choose a personal injury attorney is the time-honored old-fashioned way, referral. Referral from someone else who either had an experience, and a good experience with a personal […]

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Unsafe conditions on someone else’s property or government owned property caused my injury, do I have a claim?

I wish I could answer that with a simple yes or no, I can’t. There are different kinds of things that are unsafe about someone’s condition. The basic rule is, was it an unsafe […]

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If I’m injured, does a lawsuit always have to be filed in order to receive to a settlement?

No, absolutely not. A lawsuit needs to be filed under certain circumstances. Number one, if you’re about to come to the end of the statutory period of time, the statute of limitations is about […]

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If I’m unable to travel, will a lawyer from your firm visit me?

The answer to that question is almost certainly ‘yes.’ I have been called to come to… People have called me up about their injury cases and they tell me that they’re in a hospital […]

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In auto cases, can I recover if the other side does not have insurance?

Well, I am very glad that you asked that question because the common misperception is that you can’t and that is wrong, it is entirely wrong. I mean, let’s start with this, can you […]

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The insurance adjuster for the insurance company wants to settle with me and says that I do not need a lawyer. What should I do?

First of all, understand that the insurance company’s interest is not the same as yours. As a matter of fact, it’s diametrically opposed. Their interest is in paying you absolutely nothing or as little […]

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What factors do you consider in determining losses incurred as a result of an injury?

All right. Well, separate and apart from the issue of liability, in other words, was it somebody else’s fault, I generally break the losses down into two general categories, economic and non-economic losses or […]

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What if I can’t prove someone’s negligence caused my injury. Is there any other basis for personal injury liability besides negligence?

Yes, the most common is something called strict liability. Strict liability means that regardless of whether that person or entity himself or herself or itself was negligent, they bear the risk, they are responsible […]

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What is my case worth?

So how do you… Another way of asking that question is, how is the value of your case or your damages calculated? Your damages are calculated based on a few basic principles. First of […]

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What is negligence?

Well, there are different kinds of negligence. There is ordinary negligence. Ordinary negligence is the failure of a person to act within what we consider the reasonable standard of care. You can’t necessarily look […]

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What obligations do property owners have regarding safety of their premises?

Hey, we’re here with Attorney Reuben Donig and I have a question. What obligations do property owners have regarding safety of their premises?

The obligation of the property owner is similar to the obligations that […]

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What should I bring with me for my meeting with my attorney?

Well, it’s a little different if it’s been auto case versus if it’s a premises liability, or products liability case. Let’s start with if it’s an automobile accident case. The things that I typically […]

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Will I have to testify in court?

You only have to testify in court, if your case actually goes to trial. Almost all cases get settled. So, in almost all cases, you will not have to testify in court. About half […]

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Does someone else’s negligence automatically mean I have a good case?

That’s a great question, and the answer is no. There are various components that go into having a legitimate claim or as you asked a good case. Someone else’s negligence usually is a major […]

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How do I know if I even have a personal injury case?

Well, it’s fairly common sense. If you sustained an injury that you know was caused by a person or an event that just shouldn’t have happened, and it’s not your fault, and you are […]

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On Becoming A Lawyer

On becoming and being a lawyer

Why I decided I wanted to be a lawyer

Those of you who know me know that my father, Martin Donig was the most important figure in my early life, […]

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How health insurance takes your money, and leaves you holding the bag!

The rights of the individual in this country have been under attack for more than 30 years, and in

particular, the rights of people who were injured through the wrongdoing of others have been severely

compromised […]

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Sample Problems and Solutions

  • The other side completely denies any liability at all
  • The other side denies full liability, and claims that you, or some other person was partly at fault
  • The other side denies that you were injured
  • The other side denies the full extent of your injuries
  • The other side claims that your injuries pre-existed the accident, and were not caused by the accident
  • The other side denies all or some of your income loss
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