April 30, 2020

What is Bad Faith?

When a client has uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage it is part of our job at the law offices of Alan M. Laskin in Sacramento California to make sure we pursue those claims if the third-party case settles for policy limits. There is the idea out there that it is easier to deal with your own insurance company and that they should just hand over the remaining “new money” on a policy because they want to keep their insureds happy. Unfortunately, this is not the case. You are not in good hands, they are not like a good neighbor, and you can’t rely on them to take care of you. At the end of the day, your insurance company is still an insurance […]
April 30, 2020

Case Spotlight: Settlement Over Policy Limits in Auto vs. Pedestrian Case

Congratulations are in order for attorney Jeffrey C. Arnold. He recently obtained a large settlement that exceeded the available insurance policy limits. He only had to file the lawsuit and the adverse insurance company caved immediately. He sent them medical records and billings that showed our client had $58,824.95 in medical services. And that was only one bill, because we were still waiting on four other facilities to send us their billing records. This was enough information to demand the policy limits of $100,000.00. We gave them a deadline and the adverse insurance company did not accept our demand. In order to “open” a policy, you have to demand the policy limits and give the other side sufficient information to […]
April 30, 2020

Case Spotlight: Dunlap v. Folsom Lake Ford, $11,400,000 verdict

The Law Offices of Alan M. Laskin in Sacramento & Elk Grove CA recently took a very interesting case to trial that may have a huge impact on personal injury cases in the future. Our client, Robert Dunlap was driving a truck owned by William Chapman when the steering locked up. He lost control of the vehicle, and hit the center median. The truck rolled two and a half times and landed upside down with Mr. Dunlap hanging from his seatbelt. Mr. Dunlap survived the crash, but he was gravely injured. He suffered two disc fractures, one at C6 and the other at C7, and was diagnosed with Brown Sequard Syndrome, a type of paralysis. Mr. Dunlap experienced numbness on his right side, […]
April 30, 2020

Traumatic Brain Injury: Suffering in Silence

At the personal injury law offices of Alan M. Laskin in Sacramento California, we encounter many types of injuries that are caused by different kinds of incidents. There are, of course, typical complaints that we would expect if someone is in a car accident, including pain and stiffness in the neck or lower back. However, as of late, we are seeing more and more clients with symptoms like sleepiness, headaches, difficultly concentrating, and dizziness which may indicate that an injury to the brain has occurred. There are often complaints of fatigue and anxiety that can appear from a traumatic incident, but these typically disappear within two weeks or so. If a person continues to suffer from neurological symptoms it is […]