April 30, 2020

I have been in a crash, now what?

If you have been in a collision there is certain information you need to exchange with the other parties. In California, by law, under Vehicle Code section 16025, you must exchange: 1. Driver’s name 2. Driver’s current residence address 3. Driver’s license number 4. Vehicle identification number 5. Owner’s name 6. Owner’s current residence address 7. Evidence of financial responsibility, such as company name, address, and policy number of valid automobile insurance If you do not exchange this information, you can be charged with violation of this code section and fined. Some people type up this information on an index card that they can hand to somebody, but I would be wary of just accepting something like that at face […]
April 30, 2020

Case Spotlight: Dog Attack Jury Verdict of $205,000.00

On March 14, 2015, Alan Laskin began a trial in Sacramento County concerning a woman who was attacked by two dogs. She was knocked down into a drainage ditch on the side of the road. The dogs were run off by a neighbor who rescued our client by pulling her over the fence onto his property. These dogs were known menaces in the neighborhood and their owner, the defendant, did nothing to protect the public from their violent behavior. The defendant tried to claim that it wasn’t his dogs that perpetrated the attack, but our client was sure they had come from the defendant’s yard. The home insurance company sided with their insured and fought the claim tooth and nail. […]
April 30, 2020

Case Spotlight: $250,000.00 Policy Limits Settlement

Our client injured her back in a car collision in November 2013. She underwent conservative treatment, but it did not help her symptoms. She underwent surgery on May 13, 2014. The surgery reduced some of her symptoms, but her back continued to be extremely painful. After an x-ray and another MRI the cause was finally revealed, there was an infection in her spine. Throughout our client’s treatment, the Law Offices of Alan M. Laskin in Sacramento California had requested that the adverse party disclose their policy limits multiple times. We sent medical records showing the conservative treatment, the injections my client underwent, and even the necessary surgery. Nothing moved the adverse party and the insurance company was not allowed to […]
April 30, 2020

Who is at fault? T-Bone

An interesting case came up this week at the personal injury law offices of Alan M. Laskin in Sacramento California. We have a client who was approaching an intersection riding a bicycle on a roadway with the intention of going straight through the uncontrolled intersection. A car coming the opposite direction approached the intersection and turned left in front of her. The vehicle moved directly into our client’s path of travel and caused a T-Bone collision, however, our client was the one who struck the vehicle with her bicycle. So who is at fault? The insurance company is making the argument that the car had control of the intersection and the bicyclist should have yielded the right-of-way. The rule of […]