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What are liens and how are they handled?

San Mateo County Personal Injury Attorney Reuben Donig: A lien is a legal device for securing reimbursement or repayment of a debt. And usually in the context of a personal injury case, they [...]

What are non-economic damages?

San Mateo County Attorney Reuben J. Donig: Non-economic damages actually go by three different names. They all mean the same thing. Some people just call them pain and suffering. They're also legally known [...]

What creates liability in the first place?

San Mateo County Personal Injury Attorney Reuben Donig: So liability means that one side has the legal obligation to pay damages to the other. Usually, I would say, 80% to 90% of the [...]

What is my case worth?

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 all, let's assume [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How long will my case last?

There are various factors that will go into deciding how long your case will last. Number one, your case cannot be settled until you have either healed from your injuries or your injuries [...]

How can a slip-and-fall lawyer help my case?

I think in any major injury case, an attorney is going to help you recover an appropriate amount of compensation for your injury, damages and costs. The attorney knows the law. He knows [...]

How much uninsured motorist coverage do I need?

San Mateo County Personal Injury Attorney Reuben J. Donig: Your automobile insurance company must offer you a minimum of $30,000 per person per accident of uninsured motorist coverage. Now there are a couple [...]

What is uninsured motorist coverage?

San Mateo County Personal Injury Attorney Reuben Donig: Uninsured motorist coverage is part of an automobile policy, and what it basically provides is a benefit whereby if you're injured by someone else, some [...]

When does uninsured motor coverage actually apply?

Personal Injury Attorney Reuben Doing: It applies when you've been injured by a motorist who doesn't have insurance which would include a hit and run driver or who doesn't have enough insurance to [...]

Who is insured by my uninsured motorist coverage?

Personal Injury Attorney Reuben Donig: Most uninsured motorist policies cover the named insured. In other words, the person who owned a car, which has this automobile policy, which contains uninsured motorist coverage and [...]

What if multiple parties cause the accident?

San Mateo County Personal Injury Attorney Reuben Donig: So let's start with the assumption that it's multiple other parties and that you yourself were not partly at fault or what we call comparatively [...]

What is uninsured motorist coverage?

San Mateo County Personal Injury Attorney Reuben Donig: Uninsured motorist coverage is part of an automobile policy, and what it basically provides is a benefit whereby if you're injured by someone else, some [...]

Is there such a thing as a bike accident expert?

Yes, there are definitely experts that are involved in bicycle accidents. You could have an accident in which how the accident happened, let's say it's a car versus a bicycle. How did it [...]

What damages can I get in a bike accident?

I'll talk about the injury part. Obviously, there's property damage, your clothes can get damaged, your bike could get damaged. That's recoverable as well. Tthe most important usually is the personal injury. Personal [...]

Whom can I sue if a child on a bike injured me?

Well, if it's a young child, the parents are legally responsible for supervising the child. So typically, it would be the parents of the child and you would hope that they have homeowner's [...]

Who can I sue in a bike accident?

Well, that's a broad question. Let's start with the driver of a car who hit you. If he was at fault, and I'm using "he," I realize it could've been a woman, then [...]